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Essentials

  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers (33-47) at Detroit Pistons (28-52)
  • Date: April 15, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Television: FSD

What to look for

The city of Philadelphia certainly didn’t get what it was hoping for this season. Whether it’s the Eagles or the 76ers, things just didn’t pan out as anticipated.

Both the football and basketball teams collected a little talent and had hopes of competing in the postseason and making some noise. But unfortunately for the Philadelphia faithful, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Although they were aided by the injury of Derrick Rose, the 76ers still participated in the second round of the 2012 playoffs.

In the offseason they traded the face of the franchise in Andre Iguodala and brought back Andrew Bynum. The former Laker center was supposed to turn them into a contender.

No one in the Eastern Conference would have been able to match with Drew. His size and skill were simply far too imposing. And yet, when we fast-forward to the present, it seems as though the team has imploded.

Doug Collins is reportedly stepping down at season’s end and the city of Brotherly Love still has yet to see Bynum play for them. The big man has been injured all season and is scheduled to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign.

Now that Collins is apparently headed out the door, he will stop being part of the blame game. His jump shot offense is about to become a thing of the past.

The drawback should be evident mind you: the present and future of the Sixers is incredibly cloudy.

Anticipating their next moves has become a risky proposition. The only thing we know for sure right now is they have a game tonight against the Pistons at the Palace.

And well, that’s not exactly a ringing endorsement now is it?

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