The frequent discussion around the new core of the 76ers is rooted in a time-old NBA problem—the fragility of building a championship contender. As Philadelphia has learned over the past couple years, flexibility in free agency is not always the best fix.
Tom Thibodeau's time with the Timberwolves was punctuated by strange deals and inconsistent results. But now that his tenure in Minnesota is over, the Wolves' future will likely be dictated by their former coach and president of basketball operations.
It's great to reflect at the end of the year, but forecasting the future can be just as fun. With that in mind, The Crossover created a wishlist for 2019, focusing in on major topics like Kevin Durant's decision, Lakers recruitment and more.