Was the price really high though? In the current #ringz culture where it’s championship or bust, what’s the difference between losing in the 2nd round and missing the playoffs entirely? By deliberately punting those seasons the Sixers greatly increased their odds of adding franchise-altering talent. The Process trusters feel vindicated because these seasons have yielded three of the most talented young players to enter the league over that time. You’d be hard pressed to find another team set up this well for the future who got there through “traditional team building”.