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NBA season preview, Part II

Before he picks the next NBA champ, Bill Simmons has 33 reasons you should be intrigued by the upcoming season.

Updated: November 1, 2006, 3:32 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

NBA Preview: Part I

16. The feel-bad Sixers I have them penciled in for "worst team in the East" status, and not just because they'll be dealing Iverson within the next four months and everyone in Philly is more depressed than Robert Smith when he was writing the "Disintegration" album. Consider the following things ...

A. They're stuck paying Iverson and C-Webb a combined $81 million over the next two seasons.

B. They're paying $21 million in dead salary ...

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