Potential All-Star Steps Up for 76ers

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76ers recently acknowledged that they don't expect to see Andrew Bynum providing a return on his $16.8 million salary until January at the earliest. The 7-foot center's dominance of the low post was supposed to transform Philadelphia into a tempo-controlling contender for the playoffs. Instead, his absence is turning point guard Jrue Holiday into a potential All-Star.

Holiday is leading the 4-4 Sixers with 18.3 points and 8.8 assists, the latter ranking him third in the league behind Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul.

"I can hang with the best of them -- I think I've shown and proved...

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