The schedule makers certainly weren’t kind to the Sixers this time around.
The 2010-2011 NBA schedule was released today and the Sixers are in trouble before their season will even be off the ground. They will open the regular season on October 27th at the newly named Wells Fargo Center against the highly touted Miami Heat. The likes of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh should put fans in the seats for the first game at least. It will be the only appearance that the Heat make at the Wells Fargo Center in the upcoming season.
The Sixers will have two five game road trips and will play 21 back-to-back games this season. Their longeset homestand will be four games long which takes place in early December.
The likes of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Kevin Garnett will also make appearances at the Wells Fargo Center throughout the season. It will certainly be a season of ups and downs. Evan Turner will be expected to contribute on very large scale. It will also be interesting to see how Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni fit into the rotation. Perhaps more seasoning to players like Jrue Holiday and Jodie Meeks can bring some excitement to basketball in South Philly. Only time will tell.