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76ers roster: Lavoy Allen, Thaddeus Young likely to start season opener

With star center Andrew Bynum sidelined, the Philadelphia 76ers will likely start Lavoy Allen at center and Thaddeus Young at power forward for the team's season opener

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With star center Andrew Bynum still sidelined due to knee pain, the Philadelphia 76ers will likely start Lavoy Allen at center and Thaddeus Young at power forward for the team's season opener, head coach Doug Collins told reporters, via John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Collins had originally planned to start newcomer Andrew Bynum at center along with Spencer Hawes at power forward as the big men, but injury concerns have forced Philadelphia to change their plans. Instead, the team will play undersized down low with the 6'9'' Allen and 6'8'' Young, as opposed to a pair of 7-footers.

Along with Allen and Young, the 76ers are expected to start Jrue Holiday at point guard, Evan Turner at shooting guard, and newly acquired Jason Richardson at small forward.

In comparison to their 2011-12 team, the 76ers only returning starter will be Jrue Holiday, who started 65 games for the team last season. Young, Allen and Turner all came off of the bench for Collins as key reserves for the team while Richardson was acquired in the offseason via trade.