Sixers Must Set a Rotation To Turn Their Lackluster Season Around

December 28th, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
The Sixers face their second game of a five-game West Coast road trip tonight against Portland, hoping to quickly turn their season's fortunes around.

But, until coach Eddie Jordan sets a regular rotation for the Sixers, they will continue on their merry ways of losing in every game situation imaginable.

Injuries have forced the Sixers to play Russian Roulette with their lineup lately.  After two of their young stars (Lou Williams and Speights) went down with injuries in November, the Sixers brought in Allen Iverson to ease the pressure on the other young bucks.

Now, Iverson has had his knee drained three times in the span of three days, is battling arthritis in the knee, and hasn’t played in over a week (although, the Sixers expect him back tonight against Portland).

In the meantime, Williams and Speights have both exceeded expectations and have returned to the court already.  They were both expected out until January; instead, Speights returned on Dec. 16 in the 108-101 loss to the Cavs, and Williams returned three days later in the 112-107 overt ...

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