Philadelphia 76ers Stuck in Neutral this Summer

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By: David Kay

’09-’10 Season in Review:
Just two years ago, the 76ers were considered a sexy pick for winning the Eastern Conference.  Now the only thing sexy about the Sixers is uhhh… ummm… anyway… Philly finished with their worst record in 13 seasons and were so desperate for attention, they made a last ditch effort to bring back Allen Iverson who was clearly well past his prime and still wanting to play the game for his own personal satisfaction of proving that he still had the ability to be a star in the league.  Fail on both parts, as A.I. played in just 25 games choosing not to return to the team in late February to reportedly go home and take care of his sick daughter.

On the court, Philly just did not have the talent to compete in the Eastern Conference.  Their supposed star players who are eating up a majority of their salary cap massively underachieved.  Andre Iguodala had his typically productive season but bigs Elton Brand and Samuel Dalembert once again failed to live up to their bloated contracts.  They relied on a rookie point guard to run to the show and while Jrue Holiday did a nice job, he still has a long way to go in terms of developing as a true floor leader.  Their other younger players like Thaddeus Young and Marreesse Speights look more like future NBA role players than starters.  In other words, the Sixers have a lot of juggling to do with their roster because barring a major turnaround, their current crop of players will not be contenders anytime soon.

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