After being completely annihilated by the Clippers and Warriors in historic fashion, the Sixers are in Utah to take on the Jazz in a battle of epic tanking proportions.
Losing by 40+ to the Warriors and Clippers is the equivalent of losing to the Jazz by 10+ points, which looks entirely possible with the way the Sixers have been playing lately.
Via Keith Pompey of Philly.com, we have the probable starting lineups for tonight’s game:
12 Evan Turner F 6-7 17.4 ppg. 6.0 rpg.
21 Thaddeus Young F 6-8 17.1 ppg. 2.1 spg.
00 Spencer Hawes C 7-1 13.1 ppg. 8.5 rpg.
9 James Anderson G 6-6 9.8 ppg. 4.0 rpg.
1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 17.1 ppg. 2.12 spg.
24 Richard Jefferson F 6-7 9.9 ppg. 2.9 rpg.
2 Marvin Williams F 6-9 10.3 ppg. 5.4 rpg
15 Derrick Favors C 6-10 13.2 ppg. 9.2 rpg.
20 Gordon Hayward G 6-8 16.3 ppg. 5.0 apg.
3 Trey Burke, G 6-1 12.6 ppg. 5.6apg.
Michael Carter-Williams vs Trey Burke will be interesting to watch. Both are candidates for Rookie of the Year, even though MCW is the obvious run-away selection. Despite their record, the Jazz have a half decent roster with Favors, Hayward and Burke. Arguably more talent than MCW, Hawes and Turner. Or whatever combination of three Sixers you can chose from.