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Team analysis: Philadelphia 76ers

by on Sep.13, 2010, under Team analysis

Elton Brand

Is Brand primed for a bounce-back season?

Depth chart:
PG: Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams
SG: Evan Turner, Jodie Meeks
SF: Andre Iguodala, Andres Nocioni, Jason Kapono
PF: Thaddeus Young, Darius Songaila, Craig Brackins
C: Elton Brand, Spencer HawesMarreese SpeightsTony Battie

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Andre Iguodala – G/F (Rd. 2-3): 16.5 Pts, 1 three, 6 Reb, 5.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Elton Brand – F/C (Rd. 9-10): 14 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Jrue Holiday – PG (Rd. 9-11): 12 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 4.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Lou Williams – G (Rd. 11+):  11 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
Evan Turner – G/F (Rd. 11+):  10.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast
Thaddeus Young – F (Rd. 12+): 11 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1 Stl
Spencer Hawes – C (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1 Blk
Andres Nocioni – F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1 three

Sleeper:
Williams

Most likely to surprise:
Brand

Most likely to disappoint:
Holiday

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Brand

Things to watch:

  • Turner‘s development and how it affects Iguodala‘s stats
  • how Brand fares under coach Doug Collins’ favor
  • how time is shared between Holiday and Williams

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 22nd
  • FGM: T17th
  • FGA: 15th
  • FG%: 16th
  • FT%: 16th
  • 3PTM: 21st
  • Reb: 21st
  • Ast: T17th
  • TO: T17th
  • Stl: 5th
  • Blk: T7th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C

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