Allen Iverson - Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 lbs.
"The Answer" is now also "The MVP", and perhaps most importantly, a man who can lead his team to the NBA Finals. Perhaps the best
penetrator in the NBA, Iverson has thrived since being relieved of point duty. Iverson draws a crowd when he moves to the hole, opening up easy put-back and three point
opportunities for teammates.
Eric Snow - Height: 6-3 Weight: 204 lbs
College - Michigan State '95
Snow has come a long way since being chosen 43rd overall by Seattle in 1995. In fact the move from Seattle to Philly in 1998 was the turning point in this point guards career. Eric is a solid defender, who can hurt you on the offensive end if you give him a step.... playing with Iverson, that does happen from time to time.
Aaron McKie - Height: 6-5 Weight: 209 lbs.
College - Temple '94
Can drain the three and play in your face "D" on the other teams best perimeter player. Great team play led to career highs in points (11.6), assists (5.0), and ultimately the NBA "Sixth Man of the Year" award. Probably the biggest problem the 76ers have with McKie, is the Free-Agent has suddenly become a hot commodity, and they'll have to work hard to resign him.
Speedy Claxton - Height: 5-11 Weight: 166 lbs.
College - Hofstra '00
Coming into the NBA, Claxton heard questions about durability that routinely accompany players of his diminutive stature. After missing his first season with a nasty leg injury, the 76ers are anxious to have Claxton quell and doubts about his toughness. With McKie and Snow stepping up, getting time for Claxton may be tough.
Raja Bell - Height: 6-5 Weight: 204 lbs
College - Florida International '99
Great article on Bell's story on Sportsline:
Rodney Buford - Height: 6-5 Weight: 189 lbs
College - Creighton '99
Kevin Ollie - Height: 6-4 Weight: 195 lbs.
Pepe Sanchez - Height: 6-4 Weight: 195 lbs.
George Lynch - Height: 6-8 Weight: 228 lbs.
College - North Carolina '93
Awesome athlete, with incredible hops and D skills. Lynch is best served as a player who doesn't need the offense to run through him or take a lot of shots. Maybe the best weak side rebounder in the league ( sorry Mase ).
Jumaine Jones - Height: 6-8 Weight: 218 lbs.
College - Georgia '01
Great project with 3-point range on his shot and an incredible inside game that is only highlighted by his ability to run the floor. May be a great started soon.
Tyrone Hill - Height: 6-9 Weight: 250 lbs.
College - Xavier (Ohio) '90
More than serviceable PF, but lacks the size and strength to really guard an opposing center for any period of time. Can rebound with space, but was unable to really perform with Mutombo and Shaq in the lane in the finals.
Dikembe Mutombo - Height: 7-2 Weight: 265 lbs.
Many people questioned the acquisition of Dikembe Mutombo midseason, but based on the results of Dikembe's first season in Philly, the move looks like a huge success (no pun intended). Assuming the 76ers can resign Mt. Mutombo, a Free-Agent after this season, they will continue to have the base for one of the leagues best defenses. The 76ers seem to be the perfect team for Dikembe, who benefits from not having to create in the post, freeing him up for offensive rebounds and easy feeds from driving guards.
Matt Geiger - Height: 7-1 Weight: 248 lbs.
College: Georgia Tech
Well, he's a 7-1 C-PF, and he does have some offensive skills. He really isn't much of an answer to opposing centers, and he makes way to much bank. He will probably be on the team as the backup for years, but you've seen the upside, and it really isn't all that exciting.
Todd MacCulloch - Height: 7-0 Weight: 255 lbs.
Todd MacCulloch has great hands, he's active underneath the glass, and hustles up and down the floor. Unfortuntaley, the floor is exactly where MacCulloch feet are stuck. A fun player to watch who continually overachieves his ability, Todd's potential is capped by a lack of natural athleticism, but that won't stop him from being a production backup center for this team.