Let’s Build Our Sixers All-Time Starting Lineup

via NBA TV

Hey, let’s have some fun here.

NBA TV is celebrating Sixers “team day” on this Thursday, and as such they would like us to create our starting Sixers lineup from a crop of 15 players who cost a certain amount of “points.” How are you gonna use these points to build a well-rounded squad?

Here are the candidates:

I would have put Andrew Toney on the list, but anyway, here’s what I came up with while trying to flesh out a starting five with everybody at a realistic position (after the jump):

  • center: Wilt Chamberlain (5 points)
  • forward: Dr. J (5 points)
  • forward: Iggy (1 point)
  • shooting guard: Hal Greer (3 points)
  • point guard: Ben Simmons (1 point)

I just can’t take Allen Iverson over Wilt and Dr. J. Same with Moses Malone (RIP) and Charles Barkley, as great as they were.

And Hal Greer (also RIP) was a 10-time All-Star who played 92 playoff games while averaging 20.4 points. He goes in as my shooting guard, while Ben Simmons and Andre Iguodala fill out the roster as cheap one-pointers. That’s a starting five that can pass the hell out of the ball with a dominant, all-time center anchoring the front court.

But it’s a good exercise, and it’s interesting going through the responses and seeing how people value contemporaries like Iverson and Joel Embiid vs. the all-timers like Moses and Wilt.

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  • Google Me! August 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Hard to get a discussion going when you cowards disabled commenting unless you have a registered email address.

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