Can Doug Collins And Sixers Continue What They Started A Year Ago?76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Ok, before I start this I know there is not many NBA fans out there any more. Well, I don’t give a Damn! I love my Sixers! Alright, I am done spazing now, I am ok. The lockout could not come to an end at a better time for me. The Eagles they don’t deserve my attention. The Flyers, well it is November and everyone knows that hockey does not really start until February. The Phils are waiting in the weeds to their annual off-season splash. So why not talk about the Sixers? So let’s do it. Do it.
First of all, please sign Thaddeus Young to contract extension. Thad is a restricted free agent along with Spencer Hawes. Thad is a hybrid. He can be used at the three spot or at four spot. He causes a lot of matchup problems especially at the four spot. He is most effective at the four spot where he can use his quickness to attack the rim. Like I said before, he can used at the three but his handle is not good enough to keep him there for a long period of time. Hawes is a decent center; to me he would be better as backup center.
He’s got good hands for a big man and is actually a solid passer. I would sign him to a 1 year deal or try to move him. This is the NBA and even decent big-men are hard to find. Some people might not like what I am about to say, but I do not just trade Iggy and Elton Brand just to free up money. Iggy is nice player; he is just not a scorer. He can defend, handle the ball and see’s the floor very well. He is a top-ten player in the open court.
In the half-court, not so much. If the right deal came along I would move him in a heartbeat. Say, Bynum or Marc Gasol. Though I highly doubt that would happen. I just love what Elton Brand brings to the table, that old school/workman like attitude. He brings leadership and is a great role model for this young team. I get they are over paid but who isn’t?
I think Turner will have a better season this year. I thought he played well against Miami in the playoffs. Evan has shown in his young career so far that he gets better with time. Struggle at high school and in college. I would be lying to you if I said what I think of the first round pick Vucevic. So he is 6-10, that is all I got. Lou Will has finally found his mark in the NBA as a sixth man. He is not a starting point guard. He is more of a free lancer.
All honesty though, he is the only one on the Sixers that can create his own shot consistently. He got a little bit of A.I. in him. Man, I miss Iverson. Jodie Meeks was a steal for the second round pick we gave to the Bucks. The kid can just flat-out shoot the rock. He is a solid defender. Just needs to work on creating his own shot better. He should be watching tapes of Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, the way they come off screens. So on to my boy, Jrue Holiday. Jrue is going to be a stud. Maybe it is just the “homer” in me but the way he ran the team as 20 year old was impressive. He can finish with either hand and his jumper is better than people thought. He see’s the floor extremely well. As basketball people love to say, his basketball “IQ” is high especially for his age. The kid is only going to get better.
I am not saying that the Sixers are going to win the title this year. They finally seem to be pointing in the right direction. The new ownership seems to be pushing all the right buttons with the fans so far and with Doug Collins at the helm just gives me a lot of hope. Man, I could listen to Doug talk hoops all day long. My buddy works down at Wells Fargo is little upset that his workload just got bigger. Sorry bro, so how about some free tix…
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