In only 5 seasons, their team was torn down and rebuilt into a top team in the league (5th best record, 4th best point differential). Their lottery picks from the Hinkie era until now (5 drafts) were Noel, MCW, Embiid, Saric, Okafor, Simmons and Fultz. So two stars, a solid starter and a work in progress all under 25 plus MCW was recycled into this year's Lakers pick. To top it off, they can make cap space to get a Max free agent this offseason. As for their fans, they are packing their arena (3rd best attendance) not sulking about a few down years.
Still young but man, what a bust.
Such a waste of (offensive) talent.
Philly went though a bunch of lottery picks to finally settle on Embiid , Fultz and Simmons . Thats a boat load of screwing fans and not playing basketball for years.
That sounds nice when you put it that way, but I do think 5 years is a long time in the modern NBA when contracts usually only run 4 years. They had enough cap space to have potentially signed some great players if their team wasn't such a wreck. No top players were signing on to that mess.
The Process was basically about not only not competing on the floor, but admitting franchise incompetence in rebuilding in any other way, e.g. FA and trades, or finding and developing someone not named Covington (whose talent and role remind me of #34: Kevin Gamble). Now maybe they finally have enough to pieces to work with, but they didn't do much with their lesser assets I don't think, so I'm not sure they can do the difficult good-to-great transformative work. And even after all that, they need to keep and pay those guys. The Clippers drafted quite a few good players over the years, and their franchise made money too. They sucked.