Two years ago
Sixers' roster this season - as good as any?
I was just having some thoughts about what an under-achieving Sixers team this has been. The roster is very, very solid and to not even be in top 4 contention is shameful and a blight on the coaching staff who have been able to coax out a "whole lesser than the sum of the parts" result.
To break it down:
A frontcourt of Schenscher, Johnson and Petrie: Luke has his limitations mobility-wise but is still a high % scorer inside, and if his mobility is causing issues defensively you have Johnson who can slide over to centre and Petrie to throw in the mix also. Johnson is a fast-developing inside-outside threat and Petrie is about as good as they come from an inside-outside big game perspective in this league as well. This front court rotation is probably 2nd best in the comp behind the Wildcats and you could even argue offers more variety.
In the back court you have Gibson running the show who has been rated as one of the top guards in the league for a long time now, and solid support in Cadee.
You could argue that more support is needed on the wings, but a combination of Weigh, Creek and Massingale is not to shabby considering the solidity of the other parts of the team as mentioned above.
This is a roster that I would rate at worst 3rd best in the league, and potentially the best depending on how it was able to mesh and the coaching.
Wooden spoon contention from this roster is a very poor result.