Marreese Speights Out 6-8 Weeks: Is There Silver Lining for the Sixers?

November 17th, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
About an hour before the Eagles took the field against the Chargers (and proceeded to make Philadelphia fans want to gargle battery acid on Sunday night), Philly basketball fans were dealing with their own special kind of stomach punch .

The Philadelphia 76ers' best player (per-minute) this season, Marreese Speights , partially tore his medial collateral ligament in the fourth quarter of Philly's 94-88 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks recovering.

For Sixers fans staring at a 4-6 start to the season, this news might have them already counting down towards baseball spring training, and understandably so. The 76ers have looked out of sync on offense so far, mostly as a result of new head coach Eddie Jordan implementing his pass-heavy Princeton offense.  

Worse yet, Elton Brand has done nothing to prove that he's back from two season-ending injuries thus far; instead, he's looking more and more like the Sixers' newest albatross contract (collecting nearly $15 million this season, nearly $16 million next season, $17 million in 2011-12 and <em>$18 million</em> in 2012-13). His season a ...

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