LeBron trusts the Sixers' rebuilding process
The Cavaliers are in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers, and the current directions of the two teams really couldn't be more opposite.
Cleveland is intent on competing for a title this season, while Philadelphia is entering year three of what's been a fairly arduous rebuilding process.
The Sixers have a plan in place, however, and LeBron James told reporters at shootaround that it's important to have patience in seeing things through.
Ironically enough, the Cavaliers went all-in on competing for a title once James returned, which meant dealing a No. 1 pick in Andrew Wiggins to get a more proven talent in Kevin Love. That was the right thing to do, but it just goes to show that the process can vary greatly depending on what's happening with a given franchise.
“I think they have some young talent,” James said. “I think what hurt them a little is the injury of the big fella from Kansas [Joel Embiid, broken right foot.] I know everyone is kind of waiting around to see how well he can play games.”
“Everyone wants instant oatmeal,” he said of the rebuilding process. “But it’s always a process. You got to put the time in. You got to build things from the ground up. This year, it’s about making a transition.
“It will happen. Hopefully, it will happen when I’m done.”
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