Brett Brown Building Mosaic Team

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Jan 3, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown takes guard

Tony Wroten

(8) and forward

Robert Covington

(33) out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers won 127-91. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Win As A Team Lose As A Team

The Philadelphia 76ers do not have years of adversity together.   The team has had adversity, but the players who have experienced the losses have been scattered throughout the NBA.  In their place, the team has built a new roster. Whether the team has newcomers happy to be on the roster of an NBA team, or a veteran winding down from a long and rich NBA career, to a highly talented player hoping to make their individual mark on the NBA, they are strangers to one another.  There has not been sufficient time to build that trust, that instinctual knowledge of each other’s tendencies or work ethic or best shot or best situation.  That will come with time.

ALSO ON SIXER SENSE: Sixers Waiting For The Light Switch

Time that this roster has not had until now, and may not have still.  As we’ve seen, as a player succeeds in the Sixer system, that value tempts Hinkie to convert it into tomorrow.   At some point, this team will need to remain together, to succeed and stay. The first warning shot to that effect was fired by Tony Wroten:

As well as this from Nerlens Noel:

This starts now.  But what exactly are we starting?

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