2009-10 record: 27-55
Fourth place, Atlantic Division
Did not make the playoffs
|* Draft rights traded|
F: Elton Brand
C: Samuel Dalembert
G: Jrue Holiday
F-G: Andre Iguodala
G: Jodie Meeks
F-C: Jason Smith
F-C: Marreese Speights
G: Louis Williams
F: Thaddeus Young
F: Rodney Carney (Unrestricted)
C-F: Francisco Elson (Unrestricted)
G: Willie Green (Early termination)
G: Allen Iverson (Unrestricted)
F-G: Jason Kapono (Player option)
Areas of Strength:
Length and athleticism. Most of the Sixers' roster is made to force turnovers defensively and run the floor, which is what they've had success doing in recent years. Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young have the length to get into passing lanes, and Jrue Holiday is already one of the best on-the-ball defenders in the league.
Cohesion. The Sixers have a lot of talent, but the whole was much less than the sum of the parts this season. Though the development of Holiday was the highlight of the year, the departure of Andre Miller left Philly lacking a floor general. And coach Eddie Jordan was never able to successfully integrate Elton Brand into an otherwise born-to-run lineup.
Two Stats That Matter:
.328 -- The Sixers are the only team in the league to connect on less than a third of their 3-pointers over the last three seasons.
6 -- Andre Iguodala has missed just six games in his six-year career.
The Way To Go:
The Sixers need a center, but with the second pick, they need to take the best player available, very likely to be Evan Turner. The swingman from Ohio State can take some of the playmaking burden away from Iguodala and make them more potent offensively. Further restructuring of the roster is needed, but some of the Sixers' contracts will be difficult to trade.