05/31/12 1:51 pm EST
Yesterday in Part I of this post I looked at just how bad the the 76ers shooting woes were in 2011-12 (regular & post season). Today I am going to look at a few solutions for the 7-6’s inability to put the ball in the basket.
For starters, the Sixers as a franchise need to decide who they are and what style of basketball they are going to play from this year forward. As of right now they are comprised of athletic guards and slow big men. Because of the two front court starter’s inability to move, well, gracefully, Philly has to slow down the offense to get them involved; often using Spencer Hawes in a side pick-and-roll to get him open for an open 15-foot jump shot (his only bread and butter). When Hawes and Elton Brand are off the court, the team seems to be geared toward a faster paced type of game; suiting for an athletic and youthful lineup but difficult to maintain and continue running if you sub in one of the slower/older big men.
Which one suits the Sixers better? That’s what this franchise needs to decide and stick by it.