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Old 08-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #46
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Default Re: Where do we stand?

Originally Posted by Da KO King
Philly is getting way over-rated. The Eastern Conference is Miami and a bunch of "also-rans". Philly is not markedly better than any of the rest of the pack.

Their projected rotation is not nearly as good as fans/media is implying it is.

Point Guard: Jrue Holiday
Shooting Guard: Evan Turner
Small Forward: Dorell Wright
Power Forward: Spencer Hawes
Center: Andrew Bynum

6th Man: Thaddeus Young
7th Man: Jason Richardson/Nick Young
8th Man: Kwame Brown/Lavoy Allen
Bench Scoring Specialist: Jason Richardson/Nick Young
Bench Big Man: Kwame Brown/Lavoy Allen/Arnett Moultrie
Third-String Forward: Lavoy Allen/Arnett Moultrie

I've got to agree. I've always thought Bynum was a little overrated. That said, even if Bynum is who people expect him to be, Philly lost a lot of players. They lost their best defender (Iggy), their best scorer (Lou Will) and their best low post player (Brand). Now Bynum obviously is an upgrade over Hawes and I like getting the Arnett Moultrie pick. I also think Lavoy Allen will break out as a sleeper player. That said, I think they lost a lot and it's being overlooked. Iggy was overpaid, but he did fit exactly what Doug Collins wants. Collins coaches tough defense. It'll be interesting to see if Bynum buys in. Andrew can be very lazy at times and disappear on the court.
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