The 76ers are 15-44, have lost 13 in a row and it has left many wondering whether they can win any of their remaining 23 games.
One of those who is wondering is coach Brett Brown. Following Saturday’s 122-103 loss to the Washington Wizards, Brown didn’t give the politically correct answer when asked if he wonders if the Sixers will win another game this season.
“All the time, I tell them that,” Brown said. “This is the truth.”
He feels the Sixers need to improve in two major areas to earn a W.
“If we don’t play better transition defense and don’t share the ball, then we have some problems, that is a fact,” Brown said. “Because I think there is wins in that locker room if we get back in transition and we just have a chance to guard and we play together.”
Playing together can’t be emphasized enough, especially on a team devoid of talent.
“You play together, you move the ball, you co-exist,” he said.
While they are losing games, point guard Michael Carter-Williams insists that the confidence isn’t waning.
“All of us believe every time we go on the floor we are going to win a game,” he said. “We never go on the court thinking we are going to lose.”
Carter-Williams says the Sixers have continued to be hurt by allowing points in spurts.
“We have to keep holding teams from going on those runs that go from eight to 18 points in two minutes,” he said. “We have to stop that.”