By Teddy Brenner
Here’s a logical projection of how the Sixers will do this season:
Over/under: 44.5 wins
82-game equivalent: 50.7 wins
Last season, the 76ers had the differential of a 48-win team despite mismatched talent and each of their stars missing time due to injury.
A more coherent roster, coaching upgrade and better general manager make the over the superior play even though it is far from certain.
It’s also worth considering either conference or title odds if you want to make things really interesting.
The 76ers still have a high ceiling with or without Harden.