As Sixers’ beat writer Keith Pompey points out, a year ago the Sixers were 4-17 after 21 games. This year they are 12-9.
If the playoffs started today the Sixers would be the 5 seed in the East. #TrustTheProcessThe #Knicks would be the 8 seed. pic.twitter.com/HSi5ujvTJj — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 2, 2017
The Knicks (11-10) would be the No. 8 seed and would open against the top-seeded Boston Celtics (19-4). Meantime, Sixers rookie Ben Simmons is the massive favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year honors. He’s averaging a near triple-double at 18.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists. Fellow Sixer Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the Draft, is off the board because he’s been hampered by a shoulder injury. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 2, 2017