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76ers Sunshine/Overcast: Week 4

Despite Andrew Bynum constantly finding ways to not play, the Sixers have done somewhat well, especially considering they’ve been without their best player. In their first 13 games, the Sixers have gone 7-6, recently losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in OT. Although the Sixers have lost games to lowly teams like the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, they have also won games against teams like the Boston Celtics. This week, we can thank some guys for getting us two wins, but also curse at some guys who cost us two wins. Let’s take a look at the Sunshine/Overcast for the past week:

Sunshine

Jrue Holiday: Jrue Holiday has been on fire this season, averaging 8.9 assists per game, scoring 17.5 per game, and having a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 16.9, second highest on the team only behind Jason Richardson. This upcoming week, the Sixers face some tough teams without their star players, like the Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls. Expect Holiday to take advantage of this and wreak some havoc against them.

Thaddeus Young: Thad Young, of late, has also caught fire scoring 13.5 points per game on 51% shooting, best on the team. He also has surprisingly led the Sixers in rebounding, averaging 8.2 per game, a full rebound ahead of the Evan Turner, who is second on the team. He only averages 1.5 turnovers per game while averaging 1.6 steals per game, second on the team in that as well. He has also shown discipline, not shooting a three this year. Facing weak defensive teams like the Suns this week, also expect Thad to put up some solid stats this week.

Overcast:

Dorell Wright: Wright has struggled this year, shooting only 32% and only scoring 9 points off the bench per game. He is an essential part of the team, replacing Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young, and while he isn’t expected to do what the starters do, he is expected to play better than how he is now. He isn’t contributing on anything else either, averaging a dismal 0.8 assists per game. Let’s see if he can step it up this week facing a Bobcats team that is allowing 100 points per game.

Nick Young: Shooting 39% and averaging 11 points per game, it seems that’s all Nick Young can give this year. He is only offering an average of 2 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game. While he has been a sixth man all his career and really not doing better than what he is showing this year, we, the fans, expect something a little better. Hopefully, this week, he can turn his season around.

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Author:Curran Aiyer

Studying Finance, Business Analytics, and International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University with a minor in Spanish. Aspiring to change the world by driving education and the importance of staying informed. Looking to share my learnings and knowledge on behavioral economics and how that correlates with investing in yourself wisely. Originally from Philadelphia and trusting the process.

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