Nick Young's hair is constantly talked about on Twitter.
Describing every member of the Philadelphia 76ers in tweet form seems only fitting. Of the 15 players on the 76ers' roster, 12 of them have Twitter accounts. It's a way for each one to connect with his fans and keep them up to date with the happenings in his life. It's also a way for players to see what's being said about them by simply searching their names in the top right-hand side of the page.
The three 76ers players without Twitter accounts are Andrew Bynum, Kwame Brown and Charles Jenkins. For Bynum and Brown, this is probably a good thing for their emotional health, as they've been the butt of ridicule on Twitter all season long.
To see just how well the fans have been able to identify each player, look no further. Let's get started.
Jrue Holiday was selected to his very first all-star game at the young age of 22.
— Stephen Seger (@seger_sj024) March 19, 2013
Jrue Holiday is the first true point guard the Sixers have had to get an NBA All-Star bid since Maurice Cheeks in 1987-88. That season, Cheeks averaged 13.7 points, eight assists and 2.1 steals to make his fourth All-Star Game.
Cheeks is considered by many to be the greatest point guard the 76ers have ever had. Yet, Jrue Holiday is making his case at why he should be in conversation as the best 76ers point guard ever if he continues his recent play. Jrue averages 18.6 points, 8.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds this season, but what's more amazing is that he's doing this at the age of 22.
Cheeks' first season in the NBA was at the age of 22, and he didn't reach his first All-Star Game until the age of 26. This is a promising sign for Holiday, who should only develop into a more polished and complete point guard.
Damien Wilkins has averaged 12.1 points in the past 10 games.
Damien Wilkins = our 2013 Elton Brand. Not flashy. Knows his role. Plays hard and is a pro.
— OG Ron Johnson (@MrRon_P) March 19, 2013
Besides his inexcusable foul on Corey Brewer Thursday night which led to a 76ers loss, Damien Wilkins has been a solid veteran this season for the youthful 76ers. He's averaged 12.1 points and 2.8 assists in the past 10 games as a starter and has brought physical defense to the team all season.
Like Elton Brand last season, Wilkins is the definition of a hard-working professional and the 76ers should consider themselves lucky to have him.
Evan Turner is as inconsistent as a player comes at shooting the basketball.
James Harden has had more points than shots attempted in 59 of his 65 games this season. Evan Turner: 27 of 66 games.
— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) March 21, 2013
Evan Turner would be a fan favorite amongst 76ers fans if he were able to put the ball in the basket. His averages of 13.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists are impressive but his 41.9 percent field-goal percentage has pushed fans to their collective limit.
This tweet comparing the Houston Rockets' James Harden to Turner shows how much more effective Harden is at putting the ball in the basket. Scoring less points than the amount of shots you take in 39 of 66 games is inexcusable.
Thaddeus Young has been terrific for the 76ers this season.
Thaddeus young is seriously one of the most #underrated players in the nba
— Joe Bonato (@TheJoeBo43) March 19, 2013
Advanced stats experts will tell you that Thaddeus Young has been the 76ers best player this season. Young averages 15.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals this season for the 76ers in his first year as a starter.
Using Basketball-Reference's player comparison tool, you can observe how Young measures up to 76ers All-Star Jrue Holiday this season. In every measurable advanced statistic at the bottom of the page, Young leads Holiday. He's underrated among both fans and NBA coaches, as he's never gotten the recognition he deserves when the All-Star Game rolls around.
Hopefully, this season will open some eyes as to the talent Young is.
Spencer Hawes' dunks are overshadowed by the number of times he's been dunked on.
Oh wow you dunked on Spencer Hawes? That's a small step above actually being Spencer Hawes #sarcasticcongratulations— Mike (@Like_Mike35) March 21, 2013
Spencer Hawes has frustrated fans with his lackadaisical defense this season for the 76ers. On most nights, the opposition takes Hawes to school such as LaMarcus Aldridge did for the Trail Blazers on Monday, scoring 32 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
Even though he's playing better lately, dunks he's allowed such as one to the Los Angeles' Blake Griffin earlier in the season will haunt him into the offseason.
Nothing has frustrated 76ers fans more this season than the status of Andrew Bynum's knees.
Andrew Bynum spends more time on the operation table than he does on the court.
— kyle long (@kylelong909) March 21, 2013
Andrew Bynum is still yet to play a game for the 76ers as he had arthroscopic knee surgeries Tuesday to remove debris from both knee joints. He began physical therapy Friday in his road to recovery.
He hasn't played in an NBA game since May 21, 2012. His playing career is now in question.
Jason Richardson was once considered one of the NBA's premier dunkers.
The dunk contest hasn't been the same since vince carter and jason richardson
— Chigbo Anunoby (@datquelondon) February 17, 2013
Instead of focusing on Jason Richardson's tough luck this season, who had season-ending surgery of his own this season to repair damaged cartilage in his left knee, I'm going to focus on the positives of the player who Richardson once was.
At one point in time, Richardson was considered one of the best All-Star Game dunkers of all time and even had an impressive slam for the 76ers earlier this season. Here's the video of it.
Arnett Moultrie continues to receive limited minutes from coach Doug Collins.
The Last Straw? A DNP-CD for Arnett Moultrie, A WTF for Coach Collins bit.ly/137Plq5
— Enrico (@The700Level) February 21, 2013
With the 76ers now playing a lost season, many fans have been in an uproar because of the minute allocation from coach Doug Collins to rookie Arnett Moultrie. Moultrie was the 27th pick in the 2012 NBA draft and was traded to the 76ers from the Miami Heat for a 2013 lottery-protected first-round pick.
Many fans consider this a time period for Moultrie to grow within the 76ers' offensive and defensive systems, but Coach Collins continues to limit his minutes with no explanation. This routine continues to wear thin on many fans' patience.
Dorell Wright hasn't been the player fans had hoped for this season.
Dorell Wright was in the MIP discussion just a couple seasons ago (16.4ppg) ... hasn't been able to find a consistent rhythm since though.
— Lang Greene (@LangGreene) March 19, 2013
Dorell Wright has not been the player 76ers fans expected this season. He's been super inconsistent shooting the ball, which is one of the main reasons why the 76ers acquired him in the offseason.
He's also spent long stretches in Doug Collins' dog house this season for this reason as well. Currently on a one-year deal, don't expect Wright to be around in a 76ers uniform much longer.
Lavoy Allen hasn't brought the energy that 76ers fans and coaches had hoped for this season.
I don't think a stick of dynamite would get Lavoy Allen to play with more energy.And I like Lavoy.
— Amon Ra (@Rasun2266) March 21, 2013
The mellow mannered Lavoy Allen has seen his minutes diminish this season for the 76ers. A starter to start the season, Allen has now had five of the past 10 games where he's registered five or less minutes.
Allen has looked sluggish both offensively and defensively all season, and it seems as if Doug Collins has given up on him as much as the fans have at this point in the season.
One things for sure, the 76ers' Nick Young is one of the biggest characters in the NBA.
Nick Young sporting a birds nest at the back of his head
— Al Belmonte (@ahmong) March 21, 2013
Nick Young has been the most entertaining 76ers player this season due to his ever-changing hairstyles. Recently, he imitated teammate Spencer Hawes' hairdo from earlier in the season with a mullet.
Fans don't know what to expect from Young's hair, just like they don't know when he'll stop chucking up ill-advised shots.
Jeremy Pargo rarely sees the court for the 76ers, but for no good reason.
Royal Ivey, Charles Jenkins, Damien Wilkins, and Kwame Brown have all started for the Sixers this season. No Jeremy Pargo yet!
— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) March 10, 2013
Jrue Holiday told me in an interview a couple weeks that Jeremy Pargo deserved more minutes. He said:
I love playing with Jeremy because of like you said being able to play off-the-ball. I don’t need the ball as much. I don’t need to exert as much energy. Having him on the court makes things much easier for me and takes some of the pressure off. A lot of people don’t realize that he’s also a play maker.
Yet, coach Doug Collins continuously glues Pargo to the 76ers bench. He hasn't played more than 10 minutes in a game since February 28. Royal Ivey, Charles Jenkins and Damien Wilkins see more minutes than him on a nightly basis. It doesn't make any sense.
Kwame Brown was a terrible signing by the 76ers' front office.
Kwame Brown been scamming NBA teams for years. I need his agent
— Opie Winston (@VonSoTrill) March 21, 2013
The two-year, $6 million contract Brown signed with the 76ers is looking worse and worse every day. Brown has played in just 22 of the 76ers' 68 games this season. Money well spent.
The worst part about it? He has a player option in the offseason.
Royal Ivey's minutes should be given to other 76ers players.
Royal Ivey is 4-4 tonight and he still sucks a lot.
— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) March 3, 2013
I don't have too much of a problem with Royal Ivey, other than the fact that his minutes should be given to Jeremy Pargo. He doesn't make the 76ers a better team while he's on the court and will have rare games where he plays effectively.
He's a solid shooter and defender, but by no means should he ever be playing more than 19 minutes on the NBA level like Doug Collins has allowed to happen in 12 games this season.
Charles Jenkins isn't the high-profile player 76ers fans had hoped for at the trade deadline.
Well there was a blockbuster, the Sixers do get Charles Jenkins for a second round pick cbsloc.al/Vz5wIs— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) February 21, 2013
Charles Jenkins is the second all-time leading scorer for the Colonial Athletic Association. He scored 2,513 career points in 128 career games.
He's scored 23 points in 10 games with the 76ers. Not the type of production fans had hoped for at the NBA trade deadline.