And the hits just keep on coming. Via Twitter the Sixers announced Marreese Speights will miss 6 to 8 weeks with a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. No word on whether surgery will be needed.
Eddie Jordan is going to be short bodies in the front court for the foreseeable future. Whether this means Primoz Brezec will stop wearing cheap suits to games or not remains to be seen. This will probably mean a bump in Jason Smith's minutes and it should mean the end of Elton Brand being benched for the majority of second halves. Unfortunately, this will certainly lead to more and more of the small lineups that have provided a bit of an offensive boost at the expense of putrid defense.
Speights will be sorely missed and it's a shame that he went down right when he seemed to be taking the next step. Let's just hope for a full recovery.