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76'ers Report
Daimon Parrish
May 25, 2006
 
Team href=/profile//> Name: Philadelphia href=/profile//> 76ers

Draft href=/profile//> Pick: 1st href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> (13th href=/profile//> overall)

Depth href=/profile//> Chart:

PG href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Allen href=/profile//> Iverson href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Kevin href=/profile//> Ollie href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Louis href=/profile//> Williams
SG href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Andre href=/profile//> Igoudala href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Willie href=/profile//> Green
SF href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Kyle href=/profile//> Korver href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> *John href=/profile//> Salmons href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> *Matt href=/profile//> Barnes
PF href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Chris href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> *Shavlik href=/profile//> Randolph href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> *Michael href=/profile//> Bradley
C href=/profile//> href=/profile//> - href=/profile//> Samuel href=/profile//> Dalembert href=/profile//> / href=/profile//> Steven href=/profile//> Hunter

*Identifies href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> agent

Background:

The href=/profile//> 2005-2006 href=/profile//> edition href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Philadelphia href=/profile//> 76ers href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> frustrating href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> supporters. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> previous href=/profile//> campaign href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> acquisition href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Chris href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Eastern href=/profile//> Conference href=/profile//> Champions href=/profile//> (Detroit href=/profile//> Pistons) href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 1st href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> playoffs href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> challenge href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Nets href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Atlantic href=/profile//> Division href=/profile//> title href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 3rd href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> (most href=/profile//> likely) href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> East.

The href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> question href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> off-season, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> AI href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> CWebb href=/profile//> co-exist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> thrive href=/profile//> offensively, href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> became href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> factor href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> anticipated. href=/profile//> AI href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> statistically href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 33+ href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> highest href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> percentage href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 2nd href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> plus href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fewer href=/profile//> turnovers. href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> appeared href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> healthier href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> mobile href=/profile//> (at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offense) href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> before, href=/profile//> nearly href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> (9.9 href=/profile//> boards).

The href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> core href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> step href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> not. href=/profile//> Dalembert href=/profile//> began href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> didn’t href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> 100% href=/profile//> physically href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> mentally. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> inconsistent href=/profile//> throughout href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> effort href=/profile//> publicly href=/profile//> questioned href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Coach href=/profile//> Mo href=/profile//> Cheeks. href=/profile//> Andre href=/profile//> Igoudala href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kyle href=/profile//> Korver href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> expanded href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> marginally href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leap href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> anticipated.

The href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> record href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 38-44, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> hence href=/profile//> missing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> playoffs href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> porous href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> rebounding. href=/profile//> Coach href=/profile//> Jim href=/profile//> O’Brien, href=/profile//> who’d href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> criticized href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> prior, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fired href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> improvement href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> playoff href=/profile//> berth, href=/profile//> maybe href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> consensus href=/profile//> seemed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> philosophy. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> displayed href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> constant href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> jump href=/profile//> shots, href=/profile//> forays href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lane href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> opponents, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> transition href=/profile//> breakdowns.

Team href=/profile//> Needs:

In href=/profile//> addressing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> causes href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> disappointing href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> am href=/profile//> President href=/profile//> Billy href=/profile//> King href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> GM href=/profile//> Tony href=/profile//> DiLeo, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> am href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> upgrade href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> frontcourt href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> positions. href=/profile//> Also, href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> Allen href=/profile//> Iverson href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> traded href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> rumored href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> and/or href=/profile//> someone href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> initiator href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offense.

Depth href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> issue href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> return href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Willie href=/profile//> Green href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> recovered href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tragic href=/profile//> knee href=/profile//> injury. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> explosiveness href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> expected. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> mid-level href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> agent href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> trade href=/profile//> exceptions href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> disposal href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> improve href=/profile//> depth.

Personnel href=/profile//> Analysis:

King href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> oriented href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> change href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> “culture” href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> squad. href=/profile//> That href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> says href=/profile//> he’s href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pull href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> trade href=/profile//> (either href=/profile//> Iverson href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Webber). href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> wise, href=/profile//> AI href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> liability href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> CWebb, href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> AI href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> easier href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> move, href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> tell.

Late href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> combination href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Dalembert href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Hunter href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> brief href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> hurt. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> CWebb href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> traded, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> reduced href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> remains href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> superstar href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> board href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> that. href=/profile//> Guarding href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> roll href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> useless href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> vain.

If href=/profile//> AI href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> moved, href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Marcus href=/profile//> Williams, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> UConn href=/profile//> junior href=/profile//> pure href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> gone href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> select. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> available href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> upgrade href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> level. href=/profile//> Possible href=/profile//> selections href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> sense href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> #13 href=/profile//> are:

Shelden href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> – href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> provide href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> instant href=/profile//> infusion href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> D href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> surprise href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> face-up href=/profile//> skills

Hilton href=/profile//> Armstrong href=/profile//> – href=/profile//> won’t href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> immediate href=/profile//> impact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Shelden href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> intriguing href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> upside

Ronnie href=/profile//> Brewer href=/profile//> – href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> bookend href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> minded, href=/profile//> slashing href=/profile//> swingmen href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Iggy

Other href=/profile//> Considerations:

Mardy href=/profile//> Collins href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> local href=/profile//> (Temple) href=/profile//> product href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> career href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> listed href=/profile//> above.

Cedric href=/profile//> Simmons href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Rodney href=/profile//> Carney href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> amazing href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> necessarily href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> contribute href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> away.
 
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