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New NBA lottery format would hit 76ers hard

Multiple NBA sources have confirmed that the 76ers are against a proposal that would balance out the draft lottery as early as next summer. General manager Sam Hinkie could not be reached for comment. League sources said Wednesday afternoon that the Sixers won't get any sympathy from fellow franchises. That's because for the second consecutive season, the Sixers are expected to field a roster below NBA standards in order to guarantee losses in hopes of a high draft pick. This tactic, said one Eastern Conference executive, is having "a negative effect on the integrity of the NBA." He believes the proposed new format, which could get a league vote in the fall, would go a long way to ...

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