I intended for this exercise to help me write another story, but decided to turn it into its own post. I was attempting to figure out who would play where and for how many minutes next year, assuming the roster stays the same and Evan Turner is the draft pick. I came to the conclusion that either a) there are more trades to come or b) the Sixers are going to have some very unhappy players on their hands. Follow the jump to see the rough draft of my depth chart.
Iguodala - 39 minutes
Holiday - 35 minutes
Turner - 35 minutes
Brand - 32 minutes
Hawes - 29 minutes
Williams - 22 minutes
Nocioni - 17 minutes
Speights - 16 minutes
Thad - 15 minutes
PG - Holiday (35), Williams (8), Turner (5)
SG - Turner (20), Iguodala (14), Williams (14)
SF - Iguodala (25), Nocioni (13), Turner (10)
PF - Brand (25), Thad (15), Speights (4), Nocioni (4)
C - Hawes (29), Speights (12), Brand (7)
What do you guys think? Who needs more minutes? Less minutes? No Jodie Meeks? No Willie Green?! Here are a few options to clear things up:
Completely bench Nocioni.
- Deduct a combination of Elton, Hawes, Speights, and Williams minutes.
- Package 2-3 players from this group (Williams, Nocioni, Thad, Speights, Hawes) for a young stud and/or top 15 pick.