It seems like ages since we watched the Sixers play a basketball game. Theoretically, with eight games to improve their seeding, the Sixers have a pretty realistic chance of jumping into a home court advantage spot. Here’s how things stood in the east when play was halted back in March:
The Sixers are two games behind the Heat for fourth and 4.5 games behind the Celtics for third. Despite the fact that the previously injured Ben Simmons could be at 100%, and that the team, which was mired in a mediocre 4-5 stretch before play was suspended could benefit from the layoff, the Sixers are less favored by oddsmakers than one might expect.