76ers Team Review
The fate of the 2006/07 76ers team might not depend on their two superstars, but on their two to three youthful role players. There is no problem that Allen Iverson and Chris Webber are good offensive scorers, but both are aging and need extra support from the rest of their team to persist winning games. Head coach Maurice Cheeks will look to get better upon last seasons disappointing stop which left the team out of the playoffs and full of holes.
Allen Iverson has been nothing but reliable in his scoring for his career and last season was no dissimilar. His 33 points per game were second in the group only to Kobe Bryant and he come close to almost single-handedly taking the 76ers into the playoffs. Unfortunately for the rest of the 76ers team, Iverson usually gets these numbers by taking an extreme amount of shots. His 25.3 shots per game were three times as much as his protector counterpart Andre Iguodala. If he can cut that down to near 20 and boost his assists numbers, the 76ers team will benefit.
In the inside is an additional veteran scorer in Chris Webber. Webber also takes an surplus in shots with 19 a game. He, however, is not as effectual in scoring as his points average was just over 20.2. To be winning, the 76ers really have to highlight to Chris that they need more passes and less shots. They need to be less of a two man demonstrate and more of a team.
Around the two main figures of the 76ers Tickets are talented young men like Andre Iguodala, Kyle Korver and Samuel Dalembert. Iguodala is a huge defender who is still expanding his unpleasant game. If he gets more looks this season for Iverson and Webber, wait for an increase in production. Samuel is a solid center with a big agreement who has to stay healthy. He could easily be a double-double threat in the future. And lastly Korver is a deep threat who cannot do much else. Aside from these five players, the 76ers actually do not have any big threats for charity off the bench.
Because of their lack of depth and the ball-hogging tendency of their two leaders, it is hard to see the 76ers do much better than their 38 win season from last year. It is likely for them to make the playoffs, just as likely as it is for them to miss it. As said before, their final fate will depend on how well their support players start the season.