Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has revealed that he has been left confused as to what the Philadelphia 76ers are doing to rebuild.
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Both franchises are going through a rough period currently, but while the Lakers will look to make significant moves in free agency this summer to get back on track sooner rather than later, the Sixers appear to be adopting a different strategy.
Philadelphia are seemingly trying to go through the Draft to rebuild by constructing rosters lacking talent and depth which in turn leads to poor records and high odds in the Draft lottery.
Given that they traded point guard and Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to the Milwaukee Bucks this season, there are even more baffling elements of their plan which has led to unrest from their fans. However, Kupchak is struggling to understand it as a whole and questioned how they see themselves progressing.
“I still don’t understand what they’re doing,” Kupchak said during his exit interview, as reported by Lakers.com.
“Can you explain it to me, if it’s so clear?”
Kupchak has previously gone on record to say that he doesn’t like that strategy of manipulating the system as ultimately he believes that it will come back to haunt them in the long run.
Philadelphia are essentially tanking on a regular basis in order to stockpile on high Draft picks which either results in young talent joining the franchise or having assets that can be used in trade deals with other NBA teams.
It doesn’t appear to be having any effect on the team for the good at this point, but the Sixers management must surely have their plans and they will ultimately lead to the team being competitive at some point in the future.