Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Most Under-Appreciated Players on the Team

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Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Most Under-Appreciated Players on the Team

Through the first 20 games of this shortened NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are 14-6, leading the Atlantic Division by four games and are third in the entire Eastern Conference.

Yet it still seems that other teams, fans and people in general aren't even glancing an eye at the basketball team in Philadelphia.

Believe it or not, this young Sixers team is going to be one to reckon with come playoff time. They will fly under the radar all season long and will come up with an "upset" in the playoffs because they do not get the publicity of a team with a natural leader and superstar.

The Sixers are one of the most fun teams to watch in the whole league. Why? Sure, they don't have a superstar that can get you 40 every other night, but what they do have is a group of young athletes that very much resembles a very good college team. Now that's not demeaning in any sense. It's actually a compliment coming from myself.

Doug Collins has raised this young team under his tutelage and has made a squad of role players one of the contenders in the East. They play the game the right way: with defense, intensity and sharing the basketball.

It's time to start recognizing the 76ers as a legitimate threat in the East, and here are five players that lead the list of the All-Under-Appreciated team in the league.

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