After a second round playoff exit, The Sixers have their heads held high heading into the 2013 season, but should they? Although the Sixers have added some small parts that may help, I still don’t believe we have done everything possible to make this team better. I know that Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday are two very good young players who continue to get better, the resigning of Hawes, signing of Kwame Brown, and the fact that Iggy is still a Sixer are all reasons in why we are still a mediocre basketball team.
Looking at the 2013 schedule, i see a potential 42-45 win season with key games such as back-to-back games with the Knicks (Nov.4th and 5th), followed by a meeting with the Celtics in Boston just a few days after the Knicks. Other important/key games for the Sixers are against OKC(nov 24th), Chicago Bulls (Dec 1st, 12th, Feb 28th), In December, the Sixers will also play Boston twice, and the Lakers and Mavericks each once. January will probably be the toughest month for the Sixers as they will face the Lakers, Thunder, and the Knicks, on top of seeing the Spurs twice. Key games in February consist of the Clippers, Bulls, Knicks, the NBA champion Heat, and two meetings with the Magic. In March, we will see the Celtics, Magic,Hawks, Pacers and we will see the Heat twice. Finally, to close out the season, the Sixers will play the Heat, Pacers, and the Hawks. The Sixers have a pretty difficult 2012-13 season, but we will probably still see the usual 7-8th seed finish along with an early playoff exit. The only cool upgrade the Sixers really got this year, was more nationally televised games with 11!
What do you think about the schedule?