05/10/13 9:33 am EST
“Of course, every team could use a scorer.”
“We want a name!”
The point of this post isn’t to postulate about potential players, but rather to point out a decade long problem.
The Sixers have not had a legitimate go-to-guy since Allen Iverson was shipped to Denver, which happens to be about the same time that the franchise’s success stalled.
This is not a coincidence.
Every team that has found extreme success in the NBA over the past decade plus (Heat, Mavs, Lakers, Spurs, Celtics) have a clearly defined go-to-guy. This is also not a coincidence. The best NBA teams are well-structured and well-rounded, as a one man show rarely makes it very far (save for an ’01 Iverson and an ’07 LeBron James).