Hey, guess who isn't in town tonight? Yep. His team is though and god are they awful. Philadelphia has lost nine in a row, and are 2-10 away from home. Overall they're 5-16, which amazingly is only four game out of first in the Atlantic - pitiful.
Dwain Price has an article about Iverson today and there is no reason to think the Sixers will be any better once they find a trading partner.
It makes a lot more sense to look at what players have averaged with Iverson inactive. Unfortunately for Philadelphia it doesn't really look any better. Igoudala has scored three more points per game, but that average is significantly boosted by a 27 points performance two nights ago. Korver's average has stayed the same and Webber has boosted his scoring by just three points as well. In the last three games the Sixers have scored 84, 79, and 81 points.
Injury Update: Jerry Stackhouse could go tonight but the team wants to avoid using him in back-to-back games and will probably delay his return until tomorrow night. He'll be needed more against the Hornets than Philadelphia so that makes sense. According to Stackhouse the injury can only heal with time.
Avery Johnson has revealed that he wants to be getting a total of 20 rebounds out of Dirk and J-Ho each night. They average only 15.4 right now. In fact, they've only accomplished the feat twice - in the blowout loss to Detroit then in their blowout win over Denver.
And David Moore has an article on the teams inconsistency.