08/28/09 11:27 am EST
If you visit this site regularly you are aware by now that we here at Philadunkia are very concerned about the 76ers situation at the two-guard position.
The thought of another season in which Willie Green gets the bulk of the starts at that spot makes us sick to our stomach. As solid of a player as he is, Andre Iguodala simply does not shoot the ball well enough from the outside (especially from deep) to play that position and we believe that was proven last year. Besides we predict that in Eddie Jordan’s Princeton offense, Iggy will be handling the ball a good deal and initiating the offense, something AI9 did a lot of in high school. Jason Kapono and his smooth J was a nice off-season addition and will give the Sixers an outside threat off the bench, but he’s not a starter in this League.
So we still need to find someone to play alongside Louis Williams in the back-court. Now we realize that in the Princeton offense the guard spots are interchangeable and that in this system the traditional NBA speak terms of “point guard” and “two-guard” are pushed to the side. However, in our opinion you can call the spot whatever you want to, it still doesn’t change the fact that the Sixers need a guard who can flat out bang down the jumper to pair with Louis Williams and thus improve the overall team’s outside shooting.
Based on Ed Stefanski’s comments to the Philadelphia media, it does not seem likely that the Sixers will address this need before the start of the 2009-10 NBA season. So with that thought in mind, we combed through the history of the 76ers franchise and selected the Top 5 two-guards (or shooting guards if your prefer) from the past that we would love to see paired with Louis in the 2009-10 76ers back-court.