It’s not easy to watch the now 0-16 Sixers, but there is becoming one good reason:
He is the kind of explosive, exciting rookie every team is looking for and while everyone was talking about the big first-round picks of Joel Embid and Dario Saric (neither of whom are playing with the Sixers this year) McDaniels has been the highlight reel. Doing things like throwing down the big putback dunk on Dallas’ Brandan Wright.
Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double and the Sixers picked up a moral victory by hanging with the Mavericks most of the game, but moral victories are not exactly what the Sixers need right now. Dallas got the road win they expected despite the team having an off shooting night from three (26 percent).