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The Philadelphia 76ers is another rapidly rising franchise who just need a few more pieces in order to be a contender.
They have a young point guard, Jrue Holiday, who looks as if he may be an All-Star as early as next season. His development will be key to other player's development, such as Evan Turner.
Turner will be in his second year this season and showed promise after his performance in this year's playoffs. The Sixers are expected to trade Andre Iguodala, which will open the door for Turner to get better.
They have scoring coming off the bench in Louis Williams. If they re-sign Thaddeus Young, he and Turner may both be promoted from bench players into the starting line up.
Elton Brand is tough on the interior and will bang for his buckets.
The problem with the Sixers is their defensive interior and rebounding. The series against the Miami Heat exposed this glaring weakness to the maximum.
Time and time again, the Sixers gave up offensive rebounds which resulted in extra possessions.
Also, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade got to the bucket at will, which kept the defense off balance and forced them to foul.
If the Sixers want to get better and really compete for the next couple of years, they will have to bulk up on the inside.