Each time I find myself thinking this team couldn't possibly look worse, they surpass their previous low point with a performance like Saturday night's vs. the Bulls. Maybe at some point I'll learn my lesson.
Let's start with the meager good news.
- Jrue Holiday notched his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
- Indiana won two games over the weekend.
- Sacramento won one game
- The Sixers are currently tied with the two teams above for the 6th-worst record in the league
- The upcoming schedule looks like five straight losses, possibly more
- We got to see Jodie Meeks play with a couple of different lineups.
And now the bad.
- Andre Iguodala continues to take too many jumpers, and miss way too many. His form is completely out of whack, and contrary to the way he's played his entire career to this point, he seems to be trying to do it all on his own. It's a complete 180 for Iguodala, who at his heart is a selfless player who maybe didn't shoot enough, and I seriously hope he'll be able to bounce back to his previous form when this abortion of a season finally comes to an end.
- Elton Brand's defensive rebounding appears to be getting worse, if that's possible. He also can't find a whole lot of minutes.
- Since this stretch of meaningless games is sort of an evaluation period, let's take a look at what we've learned so far:
- Jason Smith is useless as an NBA player. He goes out there, runs around like a chicken with its head cut off, can't grab a rebound to save his life, and hits an occasional jumper. His time with the Sixers should be up when he hits restricted free agency. Let him walk.
- Jodie Meeks certainly doesn't look like he was worth this year's second-round pick. Not even close.
- Marreese Speights needs a personal trainer
- Jrue Holiday is the real deal.
Here's your rotation chart:
Player of The Game:
Let's go with Speights, for putting up his first double-double since December 18th.
vs. Orlando, later tonight.