03/26/13 7:34 am EST
|Thaddeus Young, SF 17 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -13
Thad received a well-deserved rest tonight in what appeared to be the Sixers first effective effort at tanking all season long. At this point in this season, and his career, we know what we’re getting from Thad. It’s about damn time Collins gave him a break and gave the youngins some burn.
|Evan Turner, SF 31 MIN | 2-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 6 PTS | -16
Another game where we leave thinking, “what is wrong with that guy” about Turner. ET got out-performed by Dorell Wright, Damien Wilkins, Randy Foye, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks tonight. That shouldn’t happen to a No. 2 Overall Draft Pick. More on this After The Jump…
|Spencer Hawes, C 29 MIN | 4-7 FG | 6-7 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -21
A near double-double from Spencer and another performance that makes me want to bang my head against a wall. WHERE WAS THIS IN JANUARY? Could the Sixers realistically be a playoff team right now if Hawes was playing at this level back when they were just a few games out of the 8th spot in the East?
|Jrue Holiday, PG 24 MIN | 2-8 FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 7 PTS | -38
Similar to Thad, it was good to see Jrue log less minutes tonight. Obviously, you don’t want him to shoot 25% from the floor and turn the ball over 4 times, but at this point in this dreadful year, who cares? I’m happy to see Jrue just get some rest!
|Damien Wilkins, SG 23 MIN | 5-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | -23
When the Utah (Root Sports) TV broadcasters discuss how much a player has progressed and developed recently, you know it’s legitimate. I’ll be honest, it’s good to see Wilkins improve as of late, but it scares me the front office will throw him way too much money in the offseason and retain him instead of filling that roster spot with a young player full of potential. Keep in mind, Wilkins is 33…
|Arnett Moultrie, PF 23 MIN | 6-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 14 PTS | +2
WELL DONE, ARNETT! Man is it refreshing to watch this guy crash the boards, fight for position while defending the post and take the ball to the rim aggressively and with authority? Yet, ridiculously, he played so well, entered the game at the 7:35 mark in the 1Q and still only played 23 min. Why, Collins? Why?????
|Dorell Wright, SF 32 MIN | 5-12 FG | 7-7 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 19 PTS | +12
Wright again put on a great off-the-bench performance for this team. Unfortunately, it’s just a tease at what could have been if Wright was regularly used to his full potential all season long. Are you starting to sense all of the “what-ifs?” about this team that don’t even include Andrew Bynum?
|Lavoy Allen, C 27 MIN | 3-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | 0
Despite his terrible shooting night, a solid effort by Lavoy. But, in what upside down universe does he deserve to be playing more minutes than Moultrie in this game at this point in this season? Jeeze, man! This “rotation” never, ever makes sense.
|Charles Jenkins, PG 19 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +3
After not even playing a minute against the Kings the night prior, Jenkins comes out and receives 19 minutes. Thank the basketball lords. He produced out there too!
|Jeremy Pargo, PG 11 MIN | 0-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -1
Oh, Jeremy. Were you thinking about your alma mater Gonzaga’s loss to Wichita State in the Round of 32 when you went oh-for from the field?
|Royal Ivey, PG 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +4
Congratulations, Royal! You were 100 percent successful in completing a trillion! You had absolutely no impact on this game!
|Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
Wait, who is this again?
|Nick Young, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |
I miss you, Swaggy! Get well soon!
Collins finally rested Jrue Holiday and Thad Young… but it took him until the second night of a back-to-back road set to do it.. on March 25! It goes to show how much a grasp this guy has of NBA coaching if I have not given him a higher than a C+ in any of my reacts.
After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…