02/09/13 11:53 am EST
Now that multiple 76ers players have joined Andrew Bynum on the team’s injured list, head coach Doug Collins has started to suggest his depleted roster is the reason this team is struggling through a down season.
Well coach, injuries are part of the game and until this past week, you only had one key player from your lineup miss significant time. Thus it’s hard to justify the injury excuse as the reason behind the Sixers disappointing season.
So let’s stop making excuses and find a way to win because you’re being paid millions of dollars to lead this NBA team to victories not to whine about the suddenly injury plagued roster that you helped build.
If you look at the Sixers’ Atlantic Division rival, the Boston Celtics, one would find evidence that clearly teams in the NBA can win a few games here and there even without their star player. In fact, the Celtics are now 6-0 in their games since Rajon Rondo tore his ACL against the Atlanta Hawks on January 25. The reason for their recent success? Boston has incredible depth at the guard spot ever since they brought in Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa this offseason.
The Sixers on the other hand have very limited depth on their roster and now that injuries have become a factor, this glaring fact is killing the team.