Philadelphia 76ers 2010-11 Preview: Shooting Guard

August 16th, 2010 by Bradley Chandler Leave a reply »
"The biggest gap we have in the roster is at the shooting guard position."—Head Coach Doug Collins before the NBA Draft.

(Philadelphia, PA)—Just as a bad trade can set a franchise back for years a solid draft pick can do the opposite, and that is what the Philadelphia 76ers are hoping happens with their shooting guard position.

After last seasons 17-55 record the Sixers secured a coveted top 10 position in the NBA draft lottery. As the lottery balls shuffled the team made a dramatic upgrade from their pre-lottery seventh selection to the second overall pick. Seeing as the team did not have a second round pick they pushed all of their chips on Evan Turner, the consensus all-American from Ohio State, with their second overall pick.

Not only was Turner the best collegiate player last season many basketball scouts and NBA officials thought that Turner was a potential first overall selection.

With the addition of Evan Turner the Sixers have expanded their options at the shooting guard to three players. As you will see from the list the depth is not beneficial for the team as one of the other options at the shooting guard posi ...

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