How Will This Untraditional Roster Perform?
Will the Sixers be able to become an offensive threat this season? So far this season the Sixers are off to an alright start, having a record of 8-5. They currently have the 5th best record in the Eastern Conference, but there is still much room for improvement. The team seems to be fine in terms of defensive abilities, but many wonder if their current roster will be able to perform offensively.
The NBA is an offensive driven league now more than ever. When one looks at the Sixers roster this is not necessarily something that comes to mind. This can be seen by the fact that their starting point guard is 6-foot-10 and lacks any type of shot outside of the paint.
The moves made by the Sixers this off-season only go to further the possibility of offensive issues. The team lost big offensive threats this summer including Jimmy Butler and J.J. Reddick, an elite 3-point shooter.
In an effort to deal with these losses the team signed Celtics power forward and center Al Horford. Along with this, the Sixers signed Tobias Harris to a 5 year $180 million contract. This struck many people as odd due to the fact that these players aren’t necessarily considered significant offensive threats.
Will The Sixers Be Able To Gain Chemistry?
Although Horford shot an impressive 38.2 percent shooting from the 3 while with the Celtics, since joining the Sixers this number has dropped to 31.6 percent. It would seem Horford is struggling to find a good fit playing along such an elite center like Joel Embiid.
Another glaring issue in terms of the team’s performance and chemistry is the constant issue of turnovers. During head-coach Brett Brown’s time in Philadelphia, the team has either ranked 29th or 30th overall in turnovers, besides last year where they ended being ranked 25th.
Sloppy play and a lack of chemistry have led to the problem of a high-rate of turnovers continuing into the 2019-20 season. The sixers are currently averaging 17.5 turnovers per game, and rank 28th in the league.
Can The Sixers Turn Things Around?
The Sixers have been struggling offensively due to things such as a lack of quality chemistry, but is there time to turn things around? The season has only just begun, and that means there is a lot of time for them to improve. How do you feel the Sixers will end up doing this season? Will the Sixers become an offensive threat or will these woes continue throughout the rest of the season?