After spending nearly a decade in rebuilding mode, there is a popular school of thought that the Philadelphia 76ers may have finally turned the corner and reached contender status. Fresh off a summer which may have been the most productive in the league (especially considering the early-season implosion by a certain team from Southern California), expectations have reached a level not seen since the days of Allen Iverson, Larry Brown, and a bunch of complimentary pieces who played their role to a tee.
This time around, however, the added pieces have the potential to do more than compliment.
With established veterans like Andrew Bynum, Dorrell Wright, Jason Richardson, and Nick Young joining a still-young and improving nucleus of Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, and Thaddeus Young, et al, the future looks bright in the City of Brotherly Love.
But can any of these future pieces become historic fixtures?
For a franchise which has had its share of memorable moments over the past half-century or so, it has, in turn, spat out its share of memorable players. It remains to be seen if any of this season’s cast of characters will one day join that rank. However, before knowing where we’re going, it can be good to know where we’ve been.
Here is one man’s view of the greatest players, by position, to put on a Sixers uniform, plus the first runner up on the bench.
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