The Sixers cannot continue to be this inconsistent on both ends of the floor. Iguodala should never have the ball in his hands unless he is attacking the rim or on the fastbreak, period. Ever since the playoffs last season his shot selection has gone from bad to being a nightmare. In fact, that is a major problem for this team. When the Sixers were losing in the first half, it wasn't like the Sixers were just missing shots. The Sixers took terrible shot after terrible shot, did not push the tempo and gave up waaaaaay too many easy points in the paint. That IS something to worry about since our interior defense is suppose to be the biggest strength on this team. Samuel Dalembert is completely lost out there. We knew he had transition issues before but now, without a role on offense, he is playing like his head got cut off. SOMETHING must be done about the chemistry between Andre Miller and Elton Brand. If I see Miller pass to Brand just inside the 3 point line one more time I will freak out. Brand must be given the ball closer to the hoop and until then we will continue to be this inconsistent. I was hoping for more out of Kareem Rush last night. When they entered the game at the same time last night it reminded me of fellow Zona alums Iguodala and Richard Jefferson played each other for the first time. Rush didn't have a big game, but I would have liked to see Rush get more than one shot from the field last night. LouWill's shooting has been below average lately since the first game of the season, which is largely responsible due to Willie Green's emergence. I have no problem with LouWill and Willay splitting the backup guard position based on who is hot and who is not. Our back court players are getting a lot of wide open looks so far this season and this is a huge complement to Elton Brand.
Bottomline, the POTENTIAL is definitely there. The question is when will they put it all together? We do have a good chance to get something going here with the weak schedule, but I am simply not confident in this team due to zero chemistry all around. Mo Cheeks has zero control over this team. In the first half I saw Sixer players running up and down the court on a regular basis, turnover after turnover and zero plays being run on offense. They wait WAY too long to get a shot off, and throwing it up with 2 seconds left on the shot clock will not help your field goal percentage. Even worse, the shots they get off are horrendous. When the chemistry gets there, this team will be tough, but until then, this is exactly what we're gonna see: inconsistency, predictability on offense, and bad shooting.