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The Sixers started out the season on a tear, but cooled off considerably before limping into the playoffs.
They gave the Boston Celtics quite a scare, but ultimately were defeated.
A few things jump out when looking at this team.
First, they are a perimeter-oriented team that relies mostly on the jump shot to win. They have some decent size up front, but their highest-paid player, Elton Brand, is basically a shell of the player he was even a few years ago.
Spencer Hawes emerged as a surprise this year, averaging nearly 10 points to go along with over seven boards per game.
Jrue Holiday wrapped up a very good season with a very nice turn in the playoffs.
Thaddeus Young continues to confound as he struggles to realize his vast potential.
The same could have been said about Evan Turner, but he started to put things together late in the season and looked much better in the playoffs. He jumped up his scoring load and had some very good rebounding numbers.
Overall, this is a team that is on the fence. On one hand, they could only be a player or two away from being a contender.
On the other hand, if some of their young guys remain stagnant or regress, this team could go south in a hurry.
When looking at their draft needs, you come to a few obvious conclusions.
They need more production out of their shooting guard and their small forward. Power forward will need to be addressed, as well as an overall lack of depth up front.
If Turner and Young continue to improve, this turns into a moot point on the wings. Thorn and the front office could decide that it is too early to give up on a couple of former lottery picks and choose to go big.
This gives Philly some options depending how things shake out.
Ideally, it would love for a high-end power forward to slip to it.
UNC's John Henson or his teammate, Tyler Zeller, could be options here.
Additionally, Arnett Moultrie, Meyers Leonard or Andrew Nicholson if it feels like reaching.
The real wild cards up front will be Terrence and Perry Jones and Jared Sullinger.
All three, one year ago, were considered top-five picks. Now, each has red flags that could see them slip to 15 and beyond.
Terrence Jones has had maturity issues and saw his production slip considerably from his freshman year to his sophomore year. He has a great blend of athleticism, size and skill, but some wonder if his bad body language could be a sign of things to come.
Perry Jones is an athletic freak, but he spends too much time trying to be a guard and disappears for long stretches.
Sullinger has battled injuries, and though very talented and smart, plays below the rim.
The good news for Sixers fans is that this is still a fairly deep draft, and talent should be available at 15.
In the second round, the Sixers have two picks and should grab the best player available in both cases.
This team needs more depth up front, but could also use size and athleticism on the wings.