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This is the part where we remind those bragging “process” Sixers fans that the process has already deliberately punted multiple seasons and has yet to result in even a playoff berth. The price was SO high that nothing short of a title (or maybe multiple trips to at least the conference finals and at least one finals trip) makes it worth it. The NBA has plenty of playoff teams who don’t win titles who didn’t punt multiple seasons to get there. There is no true vindication of long-term tanking until the highest rewards are yielded to justify the extreme cost. Otherwise, it’s a giant con that resulted in, at best, multiple playoff exits that very well could have been achieved through more traditional team building.

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