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The Sixers Small Forward thread.

This post is simply to discuss the players involved and the competition for minutes. It is my contention that the strength of the team is with the four guards, and Thad Young and that as time goes on Turner's emergence will come at the expense of the small forwards.

 

The players excluding Iguodala are: Thad Young, Jason Kapono, Andres Nocioni and Darius Songalia. Collins had a quote where he justified playing Andre at the two to make time for Young and Nocioni to be on the floor. But when I looked at the numbers for Nocioni and Songalia and Kapnono, I realized I was looking at 3 slow, white guys!

 

Songalia's numbers are the best out of all of them, but even with last year's disappointing figures, it's clear Young is in a class by himself. So watch how and where Collins uses Turner and whether or not he is on the floor with Andre and Jrue at the same time. This is really a two headed team, now. We have a fast group with Holiday, Iguodala, Young, Speights and Hawes, and a slow group with Williams and Turner teaming up with Songalia, Brand and a Center. This gives Collins the ability to put a lot of different looks on the floor and hopefully keep teams off-balance.

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