The 76ers Show Heart This Season

So the NBA season ended yesterday, and the Sixers went 35-47.  While that looks pretty bad, the story starts on game 27, after Allen Iverson was traded for Joe Smith, Andre Miller, and draft picks.  The trade changed the face of the Sixers, and it was horrible to see him go, but Iverson, the Sixers, and Philly fans all knew the team wouldn't work anymore going in the direction it was.  So he was traded to Denver, and Chris Webber was bought out.

With Andre Miller at the helm and Andre Iguodala as the star, The Sixers went 30-26.  Iguodala went 19.5 - 6 - 5.7 after the all-star break.  And The Sixers ended in a tie for 9th place in the East.

Had the Sixers played with this team all season, they would be in 6th place.  Now they go into  next season with 3 draft picks in a deep draft.  Some people wanted to see them dive after Iverson to try to get Durant or Ogden, but playing with heart and showing what you're made of after so much is impressive.  I'm looking forward to next year-