The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled out of the gates this season, but there have been several positives to take away from the first two and a half months of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Several players have greatly improved from last season, which gives Sixers' fans hope for the future. However, some players have regressed from previous seasons, which is a cause of concern going forward.
Luckily for Sixers' fans, the players who improved the most are the team's best players, while the players who regressed the most are role players. The development of the most improved players on the Sixers should make the Sixers a legitimately good team if Andrew Bynum is able to play this season.
However, if Bynum is unable to play at all this season, the regression of the role players could cost the Sixers a playoff spot. When a star like Bynum goes down, role players must step up and contribute in the star's absence. This has not been the case for the 76ers, as the big-men role players have proved to be incapable of stepping in for Bynum.
Here are the Sixers' three most improved players and three least improved players so far this season: