Sixers fans need to prepare themselves for another tough season of rebuilding, writes Tom Moore of Calkins Media. Moore opines that while GM Sam Hinkie‘s draft strategy could pay off in the long term, the franchise isn’t currently much improved over last season.
More from the east:
- If not for his season ending injury, Spencer Dinwiddie was a likely lottery selection. Vince Ellis of The Detroit Free Press looks at what the newest Piston will bring to the court.
- The Pistons won’t be looking at the top names when the free agency period begins, writes Ellis in a separate article. Team president and coach Stan Van Gundy said, “Guys that aren’t going to be the big names, but we think have a chance to make a big contribution, those are guys that will be our main focus. We have too many needs — even at $13.5 million (cap space) — with what’s on the list, we think spending that kind of money on one guy and leaving all the other things for minimum guys based on who’s on the list, we think that would be a mistake.“
- According to Mitch Lawrence of The New York Daily News, the Nets will be better off without Jason Kidd as their coach.