By Steve Kelly

Okay, Sixers Nation, growing and crowing as you may be:

Let’s be conservative about where your faves will do in 2016-17:

Last season: 10-72, missed playoffs.

Starting five: T.J. McConnell, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington, Jahlil Okafor (above), Joel Embiid.

The Sixers are indeed improved and have moved on from the “Trust the Process” era.

But they haven’t stayed healthy. Nerlens Noel and Ben Simmons will each miss extended time. Yet with Embiid finally healthy and a couple of capable veterans, they will not be as abysmal as in the past. That’s at least a step in the right direction.

Projected wins: 20.