Feb 09, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins during the third quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bobcats 87-76. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Looking Forward to the Rest of the Season

As I said last post, this season is pretty much over. Sixers won’t be making the playoffs based solely on how poorly they have been playing since January. In fact, they have a record of 8-16 in the year 2013. Sixers are 11 games under .500, at the bottom of the Atlantic division which hasn’t been as competitive as most of us thought it would be, and are facing an uncertain future.

So is there anything we can look forward to for the rest of the season? A season that is now going to end in April and not possibly May? Let go of Bynum. It’s not happening. And even if it was, it’s too late now. Only reason to rush on the court would be to figure out if the man can still play basketball in the NBA. Forget all of the behind the scenes action. We’re not talking about the off-season either. We’re talking about the rest of the regular season. What’s gonna happen? What do we cheer for?

We can look forward to watching Jrue and Thad grow. Also, like I said in my last post, we can put this as a tryout for the players. Who are we going to keep? Who just has to go? I really wish Evan Turner would play better but at this point it’s a wrap for me. Again, keep him on the team but he’s never going to be a star.

Focus on March Madness. At this point, we’re looking at a lottery finish so I guess we should look at prospects for the draft. It’s said to be a weak draft so I feel like it probably won’t matter much anyway where we end up.

To tank, or not to tank? Last time most folks actively cheered for a tank, we got Evan Turner. That was fun. So, should we root for losses this time? I should be honest here: I actually have not watched the past 3 Sixers games and I am unsure if I will be watching anymore games. So, this question doesn’t really phase me. Quite frankly, I don’t care. Obviously, a team purposefully tanking is an incredibly bad thing to do. Who wants to play for a team that is willing to lose?

I want to see Moultrie. And it’s not because he seems like he’s not a very good player. No, it’s because you supposedly had him high on your draft board and even traded your 15th selection and traded down to get him. And then you don’t play him? At this point, the season is over. Give the kid minutes and see if he’s worth keeping around. We didn’t do that with Nikola Vucevic and now he’s blowing up (I’d still trade him though in the Bynum trade). I mean, what do we have to lose? We know what Spencer “One Rebound” Hawes is. We know what Kwame Brown is. Take away some of their minutes and give to Moultrie.

At the end of the day, there’s not much to take on a season that was full of hope on opening night. We’re not talking about a team that we knew would be in the lottery but maybe they could make some noise. This isn’t 07-08. This season is an upset and these types of seasons suck.

I can’t blame you if your fire is out or almost out for this team. Excluding the games I refused to watch, this team just doesn’t have it. We hear the little tales of Collins being tired. Bynum doesn’t like basketball. Ownership trying to put up a front of everything is fine. I’m tired. I’m worn.

Whatever you do as a Sixers fan, do it with pride. Cheer or jeer. I want to promise that it’ll be better. I want to end this on some sort of high note. But I can’t. Call me pessimistic but all season I have tried and tried to get excited. And nothing has worked. Maybe I’m not a die hard fan like I thought.

Let’s just survive the rest of the season.

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