they lost Reddick/Butler...those two guys averaged 18ppg each last year.....everyone was gushing about the addition of horford but neglected to mention they lost 36ppg in scoring. They didn't just get Horford. They picked up Richardson in the Butler trade. Who respectively are averaging 14.4ppg and 16.1ppg per game. Last year they were mid-pack in defense. This year they are a top defensive team.
Horford gives you alot in terms of rebounding/defending/assists....but the guy only averaged 13ppg. players like butler dont grow on trees. I feel like you always take the all-star scorer over need (bigs to backup embiid)
They didn't lose to the Wiz because of scoring. They lost because they didn't defend up to their level and most importantly they turned the ball over 21 times to 11 times for the Wiz. Also Richardson is out with a hamstring injury.
They did lose to the Wizards because of their offense. Turning the ball over is part of how teams fail to score, that's offense. To separate scoring and turnovers is similar to separating scoring and shooting, or scoring and free throws.
They scored at 113 ORTG last night, sounds good right? Except the Wizards have the worst defense in the league! On average the Wizards give up a 116 ORTG to their opponents, that's right the 76ers did worse than the average Wizard opponent offensively.
The Wizards did do well to score on the 76ers, but the Wizards have the 4th best offense in the league. They will put points up on you, you have to punish their awful defense in return and the 76ers didn't. (Boston for example cooked the Wizards for a 133 ORTG)