Doug Collins Says Sixers Won’t Change Style Of Play Once Bynum Returns?

Dec 21, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Hawks 99-80. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

With the return of Andrew Bynum just a few weeks away, Sixers fans and players are eager to see what kind of impact he will have on the team.

Bynum is one of the best centers in the league and arguably the best center when it comes to offensive post moves. You would think that the minute he steps onto the court the Sixers would embrace a physical presence that this team has been lacking for a decade.

However, Doug Collins spoke to reporters on Thursday and said the Sixers won’t change their style of play once Bynum comes back. If he honestly believes this, the Sixers are screwed.

You would think after watching Spencer Hawes struggle to look like a legitimate big man, Evan Turner dribbling out an entire shot clot, and the entire team struggling to close out a game that you would take advantage of having a 7 footer with an array of post moves.

If the Sixers utilize Bynum correctly, he would solve their problem of not being able to get to the line, provide a defensive presence, and be a player they can rely on to get easy baskets. Why Doug Collins would continue to use the formula that got this team to have a (19-26) record is absolutely mind boggling.

The Sixers management and fans have been waiting for Bynum to play in his first game in a Sixers uniform since August, it would be a shame to see Collins completely misuse him and his abilities.

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