Scoring Has Been Widespread For The Philadelphia 76ers

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Scoring for the Philadelphia 76ers hasn’t been bad, but it hasn’t been great either. The best way to describe their offensive output is that they’re average.

The Sixers are in the middle of the league in scoring, as they’re ranked 16th in the NBA in those statistics; the Sixers put up 100.3 points per game. Offensive output has been somewhat of the Sixers’ strength. Of course, they’ve dealt with their fair share of issues on that end, but it hasn’t been consistently bad.

Although they’re balanced, the Sixers don’t have pure scorers. Unlike many teams, they have enough scorers to fill an entire starting lineup. Evan Turner, Michael Carter-Williams, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten all average over 10 points per game.

Turner’s scoring hasn’t stood out − he averages 17.5 points per game − however, he doesn’t need to considering Carter-Williams and Young score nearly as much (17.1 points per game each).

Hawes provides inside scoring with 13.2 per game, while Wroten’s scoring role has sparked the bench; he averages 12.7 points. He has been the most important offensive option from what appears to be a stagnant bench this season.

Starting shooting guard James Anderson has also been a complementary player as well. He averages nearly 10 points per game, despite being used primarily as an outside option in a lineup filled with scorers.

Defense has been the Sixers’ crux all season and it’s hindering their offensive output. They’ve essentially become the All-Star or 2012 Olympic team with much scoring and little defense. Once their defense improves, this team will be a tough one to beat.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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