What If The Sixers Were Avengers?

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Mar 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Sacramento Kings guard

Nik Stauskas

(10) against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Kings defeated the Suns 108-99. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nik Stauskas as HAWKEYE

Nik Stauskas made a bad first impression in the NBA. The impression was so bad that the Sacramento Kings packaged him in a salary dump deal only a year after using their first round draft pick – at eight – to acquire his services in 2014.    He was a young man desperate to cut a niche of playing time from the roster of a Kings team that had entrenched players.

So too did Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye make a poor first impression at first with those Avengers.  Mind controlled, he played for the wrong team for nearly the first half of the movie.  It wasn’t until he had an “AHA!” moment that he cleared his head and began to fight the good fight with his teammates.  His power?  Long range precision with arrows that do everything from hack a computer to blow up a Norse God to slay a score of invading aliens.

Stauskas is just now shaking his head from his own “AHA!” moment now that he’s gone from a bad to worse team.  It’s his long range accuracy that this team needs desperately from him.  In his first NBA season, his collegiate 44% accuracy from three pointerville fell to a pedestrian 32%.  What did he have? It’s right here on youtube

Can he get it back? Bet on it.  The Sixers have a young roster and Stauskas brings a skill-set that is not readily apparent on the team right now.  He’s now playing on the right team, and the team has a clear role for him. Focus. He can now focus.