Philadelphia 76ers 2011-12 Season Preview
The Philadelphia 76ers overcame a slow start to play well down the stretch, though they did have a disappointing performance in the playoffs.
That said, there is hope that some of the young talent in Philly has taken a significant step forward and is ready to make a statement this year.
Andre Iguodala remains the team's star player, but we finally saw flashes of the old Elton Brand in the second half of the season. If Brand can consistently bring it each and every night, the Sixers will have a significant low-post presence that will give them a solid inside-outside game.
Players like Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner are just a part of the young and talented nucleus that has Sixers' fans optimistic about the future.
Give head coach Doug Collins a lot of credit for his patient with the young Sixers. His work in Philadelphia is similar to what he did in Chicago with Michael Jordan before the Bulls became a dynasty.
Look for the Sixers to once again be in the playoff mix and have a chance to make to put a scare into one of the top teams if they reach the postseason.