The Philadelphia 76ers are struggling in all aspects of the game of basketball, but there are five areas of the team that are major causes of concern. These five struggling points are the reason that the Sixers are currently out of the top eight in the Eastern Conference.
Clearly a lot of these issues can be solved with the much anticipated return of Andrew Bynum, but the Sixers need to plan for the worst. The front office cannot sit and wait for his return; they must be active in improving the team.
These five reasons are not short-term causes for concern, but rather long term problems that must be addressed. The 76ers' front office has a lot of work to do in order for the team to be a competitive team in the east, even if Bynum returns this season.
Stats accurate as of 1/15/13