Commentary

The big zero

This is the year the balanced rosters fight back

Updated: August 13, 2012, 8:07 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine
SixersIssac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesSporting a balanced roster and unselfish players, the 76ers have thrived.

ONE MONTH INTO THE SEASON, Andre Iguodala led the 76ers to victory over the Magic. Well, "led" might be a bit strong. Iguodala scored a mere 14 points, although that was two more than any other Sixer.

It's noteworthy enough when 14 points -- an active quarter for Kevin Durant or LeBron James -- tops a winning team's box score. It's even more noteworthy when it's not that noteworthy. With sixth man Lou Williams the Sixers' top scorer at a pedestrian 15.6 points per game through Feb. 28, the team does its work by committee on an almost nightly basis.