Philadelphia 76ers 2010-11 Preview: Centers

August 9th, 2010 by Bradley Chandler Leave a reply »


"My focus will be defense, defense, defense. That's what I want to do to make us a winner again. And I think it can happen now.''—76ers Center Marreese Speights.

(Philadelphia, PA)—I know that it was Vince Lombardi who said "The best defense is a good offense" but in the case of this article and in the game of basketball it's in our best interest to switch that around a bit.

Defense is the key to a solid basketball team, and the ability to shut down an opposing force will always open up your chances to score. Coming into the 2010-11 season the Philadelphia 76ers will need to rely on that adage if they plan on improving from their 27-55 mark last season.

The Sixers remained inactive in the offseason, but the moves they did make were all relative to the low-post and center positions. The major move the team made was sending long time Sixer Samuel Dalembert, who was the team's starting center for the last seven years, to the Sacramento Kings for F Andre Nocioni and C Spencer Hawes.

The loss of Dalembert may have been more for the morale of the team as Dalembert had been petitioning for a tr ...

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