|Being young and deep should give the Sixers a big advantage over most teams during the upcoming insane 66-game schedule. With little turnover, a system in place and fresh legs, they should be able to weather stretches like the 21 games they'll play in the first 36 days of the season better than most, but there's a big problem lurking, and it's one the team did nothing to prepare for. Also, the first SixersBeat of the season, tonight at 9:30pm, Eastern|
|So they beat the Nets, big deal, right? Well, it is kind of a big deal when you look at (a) the circumstances and (b) how they did it. Second night of a b-2-b, again. Against a rested team, again. Doug Collins didn't make a single sub in the deciding 36-20 fourth quarter. Solid, solid performance, and really their second in a row.|
|The fourth entry in our Early Predictions series is the Sixers big free agent acquisition of the summer, 34-years-young, Tony Battie.|
|In case you hadn't noticed, I'm quite down on the Sixers front office these days. In fact, this is probably the lowest I've been on them in the past decade.|
|Ed Stefanski has another feather for his cap. His eternal quest to fill the Sixers' front court with players who can neither rebound, nor block shots just keeps on rolling. The latest addition, according to Tom Moore in the comments, is Tony Battie.|
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