Despite their pivot toward genuinely competing, the Sixers remain fitfully difficult to discuss because everything about them is conditional.
Isaiah Thomas is fired up. He always is. But that's largely irrelevant: a player thoroughly self-made now needs luck more than anything else.
Though it's not as sexy as what other clubs have done this summer, Toronto's commitment to continuity has them in an enviable spot out East.
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