Each week, we'll ask questions about the Sixers to our resident basketball analysts and see what they have to say.
Running the Give and Go this week: CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez, CSNPhilly.com producer/reporter John Finger and CSNPhilly.com producer/reporter Matt Haughton.
Which position must Sixers improve at the most?
The point guard looks solid. You could make a case for improving any of the other positions. For simplicity, we'll go with shooting guard. They're shooting just 31.6 percent from three-point range (next to last in the league). They want to shoot threes, and they should. Adding an effective perimeter option would make sense.
The Sixers lack size and need help in the frontcourt, and Tony Wroten has proven to be a backup point guard that looks for his shot first.
But when a 7-footer is the best shooter on the team, that team desperately needs shooters. For the Sixers, a decent shooter will space the floor, make the break a little more potent, and open up the middle for the big men.
This roster has Evan Turner, who can't shoot; James Anderson, who is streaky with more bad streaks than good; and Michael Carter-Williams, who is a work in progress from the outside. That leaves Spencer Hawes and Thad Young as the best threats from long range.
So if the center and power forward are the best shooters, that leaves a chasm in the paint.
Eventually, the Sixers must add a couple bruisers on the block to go with the supremely athletic Nerlens Noel. But their need for shooting help is glaring. The Sixers rank 29th in the league on shots between 20 and 24 feet, at 35.0 percent. That's not going to keep any opponents up worrying at night.