A comment last night from TK76 got me thinking. Let's assume the Sixers make no significant moves this Summer. Say they fill out their roster with Dionte Christmas and a few low-impact veteran minimum contracts. What would that mean for the 2009-2010 season? I'll give you some of the factors to consider after the jump, then have at it in the comments and vote in the poll.
Let's assume this is your 10-man rotation and the final two guys on the active roster won't see much action:
PG: Williams, Holiday
SG: Iguodala, Green
SF: Thad, Kapono
PF: Brand, Speights
C: Dalembert, Smith
Here are things we need to take into account, questions that need to be answered:
Eddie Jordan vs. Tony DiLeo/Mo Cheeks as coach
The team's willingness to play Iguodala, Thad and Brand at the 2,3,4
The team's possible insistence on playing Brand at the 5
Learning and implementing the Princeton offense
Very, very little PG experience on the team
Dalembert's reaction to a reduced role
Team defense if Dalembert's minutes are significantly cut
The maturation of the young core (Thad, Iguodala, Speights, Lou)
Jrue Holiday's learning curve
Changes in the Eastern Conference (have the Cavs, Magic, Pistons improved themselves with major moves. Boston is a year older)
Weigh those factors and give me a super-early prediction for the Sixers' win total in the poll below. As usual, we'll use the comments to discuss this as well as the happenings around the league throughout the day.
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