07/08/10 2:45 pm EST
As the NBA free agent frenzy of 2010 kicks-off, the Philadelphia 76ers have two deficiencies that they should look to shore up. First and foremost the team obviously needs to improve the frontcourt which I have already written on. Now that Samuel Dalembert is in Sacramento, the Sixers could use another center or PF-C combo player that can pull down rebounds and alter shots.
However, with the lack of talented big men on the free agent market, the 76ers might choose to spend their money elsewhere. If the Sixers do not address the frontcourt via trade or MLE, then the club should look to fix its horrendous outside shooting. This has been a huge issue for the 76ers over the past couple of seasons and it’s something Philadunkia wrote about extensively last year.
We’ll be the first to admit that not all the blame for the Sixers poor shooting from deep lies with General manager Ed Stefanski. After all, Stefanski thought he had addressed the 76ers three-point shooting woes with the addition of veteran sniper Jason Kapono in summer 2009. Unfortunately, Kapono fell victim to Eddie Jordan’s insane rotations in 2009-10 and one of the League’s best 3-point shooters found himself anchored to the bench for nearly the entire season. When Kapono actually got some tick, he looked rusty and appeared to lack confidence. So legitimate questions still remain as to whether or not Kapono can fix the Sixers problems from behind the arc and his mind-boggling $6.64 player option that he will certainly pick up makes him an expensive question mark.