Oddly enough, with all of the turmoil within the organization and outside noise surrounding the Sixers, the team came together and developed stellar chemistry. The Sixers were viewed as a top ten team, but they barely made the cut as they placed eighth. Now, after a perfect week despite dealing with notable setbacks, the Sixers take the top as ESPN ranks them first heading into the fourth week.
“When Tobias Harris got yanked off the court minutes before tipoff Monday night due to the league’s health and safety protocols, an ugly week appeared to be in store for Philly. Instead, the 76ers ripped off four straight wins and have the East’s best record. It’s been an impressive stretch to begin the season for a team with plenty of chaos surrounding it.” h/t Tim Bontemps
That’s quite the turnaround for the Sixers, who weren’t expected to look as good as they did last season as long as the Simmons saga remains unresolved.