|Through Iguodala's injuries, Jrue's ups and downs, Hawes' futility and Turner's disappointments, the Sixers had one constant this season to rely on. Mr. Philly Max himself, Elton Brand. The big man is up in our prediction vs. performance series today.|
|The man of the hour is non other than the exit-interview skipping, rumor mill grist, scourge of Philly.com (AKA the best player on the Sixers), Andre Iguodala. Let's take a look at how his on-court performance measured up to my preseason predcitions.|
|Not Doug Collins, not Evan Turner, not Andre Iguodala, not the pending sale, not Spencer Hawes. Not any of those people/things. If you want to hang your hat on something, if you want something to look forward to, some possible light at the end of the tunnel for our Philadelphia 76ers, only two words fit right now: Jrue Holiday. He's up today in our P vs. P series|
|Andres Nocioni and his mystical mullet of years past headline today's edition of prediction vs. performance. Nocioni's tough veteran-ness was clearly the reason for the Sixers surprising playoff run, let's see how he measured up to my preseason predictions.|
|Last summer the fear was that Thad Young would show sudden improvement in his walk year. Improvement to the point where the Sixers would feel obligated to sign him to a lucrative extension or watch him walk away in restricted free agency. It was a fear because it's hard to trust a sudden bump in production in the year prior to free agency immediately following a couple of lackluster seasons with very little growth. Let's see if that fear came true.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersThey thought adding a PF who didn't go into the low post would help Iverson? Billy King was stupider than I thought...
|It's rare that you'll find an opinion on a Sixer shared among virtually all the fans. Marreese Speights is pretty much that rarity personified. Even his most ardent supporters have given up the ghost on Speights at this point, and it's not hard to see why. He's up today in the prediction vs. performance series, stats and thoughts to follow.|
|If Andre Iguodala is the Sixers whipping boy among most basketball Luddites, Lou Williams clearly holds the honor among the deep-thinkers. His numbers are sort of sexy in a points-per-minute kind of way and many advanced metrics love his game, but there's something about what he does to the offensive flow that rubs people the wrong way. Let's see how he performed against my prediction.|
|I thought Meeks would work his way into the rotation this season, but I never thought he'd become a starter and key contributor. His shooting opened doors on the offensive end for other guys and save for a terrible slump at the end of the season, he was a legit weapon throughout.|
|Up next in the PvP series is our big man by default, Spencer Hawes. We'll take a look at my predictions vs. his performance in a bit, but I'll cut right to the chase. Spence played a little more than I thought he would, scored a little less, rebounded a little more and sucked just the right amount.|
|It's time to take a look at my player-by-player predictions from the preseason and compare the numbers with what actually happened on the floor. We'll break down the entire roster to see how far off I was (or wasn't). Up first is Evan Turner|
Latest comment: from Derek BodnerOf course I've compared his freshman year to his sophomore year. And yeah, I expect it to carry over. ...
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