Sunday, November 15, 2009

From bad to worse: Sixers lose Speights for 6-8 weeks

It's no secret that the Sixers haven't started off the 09/10 season the way they had hoped. Their inconsistent play on offense and poor defensive effort have led to a team that is going to struggle to be .500 all year long. Things aren't going to get much better after the news that came out today about one of their lone bright spots.

According to the official Sixers Twitter, second year forward Marreese Speights, the first guy off the bench who is 4th in the team in scoring, will be out for 6-8 weeks after suffering a partial tear of the MCL in his left knee. Speights' development into something more than just a scorer was one of the few interesting things to watch this season with the Sixers but this injury will set him back quite a bit. The better Speights played, the less the Sixers needed to use the maddeningly inconsistent Samuel Dalembert. Now, you can expect a whole lot more of Dalembert, as well as Jason Smith.

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