While predicting the outcome for each conference ahead of next season, ESPN’s insiders seem to believe the Sixers won’t land in first place next year. Ever since the 2017-2018 season, the Sixers have notched the third seed twice out of four seasons. “
The Sixers want to remain in the driver’s seat of the East during the regular season to ensure they’ll have a home-court advantage in the playoffs.
Last year, the Sixers got everything they wanted at the end of the regular season by clinching home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and facing the lowest-seeded teams throughout the first two rounds.