MANCHESTER, England - The 76ers will tell you the trip to Europe was beneficial.
Michael Carter-Williams developed into a team leader, and the Sixers bonded during the six-day trip.
Players who were strangers weeks ago were laughing like lifelong best friends in Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester.
"This has proven to be a real good exercise for us," Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Tuesday's 103-99 preseason loss to Oklahoma City at Phones 4U Arena. "It has been a positive experience."