Felton is back! And just when Prigioni was getting to be not so awful. It will be interesting to see whether Felton’s return–even in limited minutes–can help the Knicks find the offensive rhythm they had earlier in the season. I’m also going to pay close attention to how Felton and Shumpert play together since they comprise what really should be the team’s starting backcourt.
The 76ers (17-25) are 2-8 in the last 10 games and are struggling mightily to find consistent scoring. They are 28th in offensive rating at 101.7 points per 100 possessions.
The Hawes v. Chandler match up may be of interest. Hawes has a sold mid range jump shot. I’ve noticed Chandler struggles to defend those types. Lopez took advantage of that in the recent match up with Brooklyn. Hopefully the backcourt defense will improve with both Felton and Shumpert playing. Pressuring Holiday will make it harder for the Sixers to make shots.