Along the range of potential outcomes, what happened in the nation's capital on the opening night of the Sixers season was somewhere near the top.
They are a maddening team to project, these Sixers.
In the Eagles' victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers, Wentz continued his ascension toward the top of the NFL's quarterback ranks.
A look at how the contract's structure would prevent a crippling amount of dead money that would limit the Sixers' spending cash.
Long story short, there are a lot of ways this deal can look a lot smarter than the overall terms might indicate.
The 76ers were a much better team when Embiid was on the court last season.
It was hard not to wonder what all of it would end up meaning someday.
Simmons alone makes the 76ers interesting. At the moment, though, they're a long way from complete.
From Ben Simmons to the guard rotation to Furkan Korkmaz, Wednesday's game offers plenty to watch.
Doug Pederson deserves plenty of credit for the performance of Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense.
Furkan Korkmaz's biggest contribution to the program likely lies in the future, after he puts on some weight, and matures as a defender.
The team's talent and versatility shine a spotlight on Brett Brown, both with how he uses that versatility and how he manages the temperament of his locker room regarding the distribution of minutes.
The numbers can help us understand just how significant a variable he was for the Sixers during his abbreviated rookie season.
Simmons is the other significant piece that people are penciling in for a court-defining impact. The player himself seems to agree with those expectations.
The founders of this nation were not perfect men with perfect ideas, but among the many things they got right was the one that paved the way for displays like the ones that transpired during this weekend's games.
Jim Schwartz's defense held just long enough, even with injuries to Jordan Hicks and Fletcher Cox.
Fultz will be 19 years, 142 days old when he mans up against John Wall in the Sixers' season opener Oct. 18. Two nights later, he'll face Kyrie Irving.