One of the primary challenges for the 76ers over the summer and into next season will be to push forward/center Lavoy Allen not to level off too soon.
Allen was one of the team's biggest surprises last season as a rookie who was selected with the 50th pick in the 2011 draft. The Sixers rewarded him with a two-year, $6 million contract, but Allen has shown only marginal improvement this season.
Allen averaged 4.1 points and 4.9 rebounds as a rookie; he was averaging 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds through 74 games.
"He's got to play with motor," coach Doug Collins said. "We need him. Our big guys are so important to us. He can shoot. He has a good feel for the game. With Lavoy, it's never just about the talent."