Philadelphia Sixers Need a Premier Big Man to Contend in Star-Studded East

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Philadelphia Sixers Need a Premier Big Man to Contend in Star-Studded East
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Currently three games over .500, the Sixers have come a long way since starting the season 3-13. Coach Doug Collins deserves much of the credit for getting all of the Sixers' young talent to develop some sound team chemistry.

But is that enough to compete with any of the big guns in the Eastern Conference playoffs?

The Heat have Miami Thrice, the Celtics have the Boston Three Party, the Knicks have Amar'e, Melo and Chauncey, and the Bulls have Derrick Rose, who basically counts as three people.

The Sixers, on the other hand, have no real superstar to carry the team. They have several talented up-and-coming players (Jrue Holliday, Lou Williams, Thad Young and Jodie Meeks) and Elton Brand. Brand leads the team in points (14.7), rebounds (8.4) and blocks (1.3), but the Sixers sure could use a young, dominating, game-changing big man to help them challenge some of the NBA's stacked teams.

Salary cap aside, who are some big men that would make a huge impact in Philadelphia? If it were possible, here are 10 big men (five from the pros, five from the draft, some more realistic than others) that I would love to see in a Sixers' uniform in 2011-2012.  

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