NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 06: Evan Turner #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers lays the ball up over Danilo Gallinari #12 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 6 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this Photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Knicks defeated the 76ers 117-103. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
John Hollinger, ESPN - 14th (5th in East)
Marc Stein, ESPN - 17th (7th in East)
How unglamorous is the group that Collins came back to coaching for? Philly was one of just three teams, alongside Charlotte and Cleveland, without a single player listed in the final results of All-Star fan balloting.
Hollinger Playoff Odds - 75.9% (projected 40-42)
Tom Ziller, SB Nation - 17th (7th in East)
Will the Sixers reach .500 before the end of the season? If they do, Eastern Conference loyalists (they do exist! trust me!) will have some ammo against whiners in Houston, Portland and/or Memphis who complain about continental imbalance. Doug Collins has the Philly shot defense at No. 10 in the league. Imagine if he still had Samuel Dalembert.
Kurt Helin, PBT - 16th (7th in East)
How much would you pay to keep Thaddeus Young with the team this summer? He's a restricted free agent that should draw some interest.
HoopsWorld - 16th (6th in East)
Philadelphia is still within arm's reach of the Knicks for the sixth seed in the East. So far the Sixers have taken two of three from NY.
Composite: 16th (6.4 in East)
Bonus: According to Basketball Reference's Wins Pythagorean the Sixers should be 26-24 instead of 23-27.