Marreese Speights Out 6-8 Weeks: Is There Silver Lining for the Sixers?

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Bryan Toporek in NBA
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About an hour before the Eagles took the field against the Chargers (and proceeded to make Philadelphia fans want to gargle battery acid on Sunday night), Philly basketball fans were dealing with their own special kind of stomach punch . The Philadelphia 76ers' best player (per-minute) this season, Marreese Speights , partially tore his medial collateral ligament in the fourth quarter of Philly's 94-88 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks recovering. For Sixers fans staring at a 4-6 start to the season, this news might have them already counting down towards baseball spring training, and understandably so. The 76ers have looked out of sync on offense so far, mostly as a result of new head coach Eddie Jordan implementing his pass-heavy Princ ...

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