celtics trounced this philly team in 5 games without Kyrie/Hayward.....and they will be rolling out essentially the same team next season.The Cavs lost Lebron. Houston lost Ariza and "at best" they are going to replace him with Melo. They still haven't resigned Capella so that could go bad. And yet the Sixers probably had the worst off-season of top teams? The Sixers rolling out essentially the same 52-win team is not a negative when that team consists of a bunch of young players with considerable upside. The reality distortion field on here is extremely strong regarding the Sixers.
I dont see them as a threat. They are a media hyped team. They probably had the worst off-season of most top teams.
It's more about expectations. People were talking about Philly adding two of: Lebron, Kawhi, George. To go from hoping that you add 1-2 superstars to only bringing back Redick, I can see why people think Philly had a bad off-season.
It was always assumed that Lebron would leave CLE and a Melo for Ariza swap is doable for HOU. Simply putting out the same team (minus Bellinelli and Ilyasova) is a pretty big let down for Philly fans. Adding Korver would be nice, but he would essentially just be replacing Bellinelli.