In what was the summer of reconstruction around the NBA, perhaps no team will enter the 2012-13 season with a fresher look than the Sixers. Of the 13 players under contract, eight are new to Philadelphia, the biggest of which, of course, is Andrew Bynum. Joining Bynum are newcomers Jason Richardson and Dorell Wright, both acquired by trade, along with free agents Nick Young, Kwame Brown, Royal Ivey and Maalik Wayns. Philadelphia also drafted Maurice Harkless and Arnett Moultrie, before moving Harkless in the Bynum deal.
What is most important for Philadelphia, outside of the acquisition of Bynum, is that these newcomers will be joining a solid young core of Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner. Should any of those youngsters make the leap into stardom, it's conceivable that Philly, an NBA afterthought for nearly a decade, could rise into a legitimate title contender once again.
The Sixers came within a win of the Eastern Conference finals last season, but the offseason flurry of moves suggests that the front office didn't buy into what many considered a fluky run. With eight new faces on board, what will Philly's win total be this season?