CLEVELAND - The 76ers' players are aware of the moves that are taking place in their organization.
They've had conversations with coach Brett Brown about the additions of Jerry Colangelo (chairman of basketball operations) and Mike D'Antoni (associate head coach).
Reserve point guard Tony Wroten said he realizes that sometimes change is good thing. Wroten, Nerlens Noel and Hollis Thompson are the only Sixers to endure all three seasons of tanking.
"Obviously the organization is trying to help the situation," Wroten said Sunday. "And you know, talking to guys like Kendall [Marshall] that have played for him, D'Antoni, he loved him. So I'm looking forward it. And Colangelo, I'm looking forward to changes and things might become better."
The Sixers dropped to 1-28 Sunday in a 108-86 setback to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. They have gone are 38-155 as they tanked for top lottery picks since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
The team could have as many as four first-round picks in the draft in June. The Sixers also will have plenty of salary-cap space to help lure free agents in the offseason. That's one area where Colangelo, a four-time executive of the year and Hall of Famer, could help.
Nik Stauskas played 12 minutes - all after intermission with the game out of hand - against the Cavs and did not score. That came after he played just seven minutes against the New York Knicks on Friday.
JaKarr Sampson took the minutes that Stauskas would have received because he is a better defender.
"I feel like I have to reward those who are truly [tough defenders]," coach Brett Brown said. "We may take some hits offensively. That's a choice I make. We need to grow a program through a defensive lens."