Every good team has one, a player that they can ride for three or four straight baskets. The kind of performance that bothers the other coach so much that they have to call time-out. A player who can take over a game.
If the Sixers have that player, he's not being given the opportunity. I thought Elton Brand was that player, and he may still be, but he's not putting up 20 and 10 getting 26 min. a game. Thad young can score a lot of points, but he dissapears a lot of the time. Start Elton and put Thad at the 3 and we have a much better team, being a three gives Thad the space to operate and use his speed. Iguodala seems like the choice. He's good on both ends of the floor but not quite good enough. He misses too many outside shots and his energy is inconsistent. He handles the ball for 5 straight possessions and then doesn't even touch it.
Speights is the other player that has a chance. He has all the talent in the world. On offense he has natural instincts, good hands and above average range. He needs to work harder if he wants to make three's at a reasonable rate, but I want him down low, making shots and drawing fouls. We will never know if Speights doesn't get 25 min. a game. This is his 2nd season and he should be able to contribute and we have a definite need. Eddie tried to use him at the end and it didn't work one time. That doesn't mean you give up.
So do we have a go to player, or is this something the team lacks?