The two parts of this little series were pretty long but this part will be short in comparison. While Bynum may not be playing, the Sixers are playing, and playing fairly well. Jrue Holiday is having a breakout season.
The reason why this post will be short is because what I have to say is already said by me before.
The Sixers should focus on player development, especially Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. Remember, most of the roster is on 1 and 2 year contracts. Find out who you want to put a contender around. Who are the role players?
Well, I say the Sixers should hold onto these players: Jrue, Evan, Thad, Dorell Wright, Lavoy Allen, and of course Bynum. I think these guys are good players to fill certain roles on the team.
Needs for the team continue to be a backup PG but they also could use a starting PF unless the team really feels that Thad can work with Bynum. I think the PF should have some range and be able to stretch the floor to give Bynum room to work. A starting SG is a need too. Here’s a look at roster:
PG Jrue, backup PG (I can live with Wayns)
SG Starter, Probably need replacement for Nick Young if he commands too much money
SF Turner, Wright
PF Thad, (I prefer Thad here on bench but if they can find a PF that can rebound and defend, cool)
C Bynum, Allen (Although I see him as PF)
So as you can see, the roster still needs some work to contend. Remember, starters are not necessarily stars. I think the Sixers can afford to get who they need. And when Bynum steps on the court with a well built roster, the Sixers will be a force to look out for.