Monthly Archive  April 2009

 
 

WE’RE TALKIN’ ‘BOUT GAMBLIN’

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/14/09 4:35 pm EST

56111053Since he is out for the rest of the season with a “back injury” and not playing in games or going to practices (insert joke here) for the Detroit Pistons, Allen Iverson has a ton of time on his hands.

 

What better way for Allen and “Cru Thick” to kill a few hours on a daily basis then to hit the casinos in downtown Detroit. Given Iverson and his “Cru’s” ability to show self restraint and not cause a scene, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Well according to an article in the Detroit News, Iverson was recently banned from both the MGM and Greektown casinos in Detroit.
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FREE WILLIE

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/14/09 7:11 am EST

 

williegreen11It’s no secret that we here at Philadunkia are not big fans of  Willie Green  and to say that we have been frustrated with the Sixers decision to repeatedly keep trotting Green out on the floor in the first five is an understatement.

 However his recent string of games has been especially poor (outside of the Chicago run) and Willie’s play has finally driven us over the edge. Take a look at his recent outings: against Toronto, Green was 3-8; vs. Cleveland he was a horrific 3-13; at Charlotte Green went 6-14; up at the Meadowlands vs. the Nets, Green was 4-11 and vs. Detroit he was 2-6. For us it’s not ALL about the misses either. Although the clanks and bricks don’t help.

Willie Green should not be taking 14 shot in a pick up game at the 25th and Diamond let alone in a NBA game vs. the Bobcats. Period, end of statement. Additionally, Green rarely grabs a rebound as you can see by his pitiful 1.6 rpg. this season

To be fair, Willie has been put in a bad situation by the Sixers. Green is a borderline NBA player who belongs coming off the bench as a 9th or 10th man. He certainly is not a starter in this League by any stretch of imagination. Green has been thrust into that role, because the Sixers failed during the 2008 off-season to find a legit 2-guard to provide some fire power from outside either as a starter or off the bench.

So even thought it’s not totally his fault, it’s still time to say enough already and pull the plug on the Willie Green era.

Hopefully Ed Stefanski will address this need in the off-season by picking up an experienced NBA shooting guard, but if they fail to do so again (Don’t laugh, it could happen.) and for some reason and Green is back next fall at Sixers camp, then here is a list of D-League players (with no regard for their current contract status) that we believe should be given a chance to take Green’s job. 
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76ers NEED THEIR OLD SOUL BACK

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
04/13/09 9:40 am EST

76ers Celtics BasketballWhat is the key to the Sixers going anywhere in the playoffs this year? The current five-game loosing streak has made the answer very obvious — Thaddeus Young.

 

When Thaddeus Young went down with an ankle injury against the Hawks on March 31st, I couldn’t help but to think back to the 2004 NFL season for the Eagles when Terrell Owens went down with a season ending ankle injury against the Cowboys which held him out of the playoffs until the Super Bowl. Luckily, in the case of Young it’s not that serious. Young was diagnosed with an ankle sprain that would keep him out 2-3 weeks, but only 10 days after the injury Young has been doing some light jogging and shooting which is a great sign.

 

The Sixers without Young have been described as “offensively challenged” , according to Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. I would say that hat is an accurate term to describe the Sixers recent challenges in putting the ball in the cup. The Sixers are on a five game losing streak and the team has shot a measly 42% from the floor during that span. Andre Iguodala has posted games of 21, 26, 19 and 19 points, but it has not been enough for a team that has been out scored during the course of this five-game loosing streak 523-460. Now a portion of the blame belongs on the Sixers defense which has not exactly been air tight of late, but the majority of it should be placed at the feet of the Sixers offense, or the lack of it.
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LOSING LINK DUMP

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/11/09 10:00 am EST

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Kate Fagan of the Inqy –  James 27 points too much for Sixers

Bernie Fernandez of the Daily News -

Sliding Sixers loose 4th straight

Jordan Raanan  at csnphilly.com writes

with the way things have been going lately, even the sixth and the seventh seeds might take some extra work

Current playoff picture still has the

Sixers (6) playing the Magic (3)

NBA TV’s Daily Top 10 :

Green gets posterized; Speights & Iguodala dunks make the list

Cavs @ Sixers: Recap and highlights by ESPN

 

 

WE NEED A HERO

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/10/09 10:30 am EST

andreiguodalaI know what is about to follow may seem odd to write with just four games remaining in the 76ers regular season schedule, but there’s just something I have been holding in side for a while now and after last night’s debacle in Chicago (which we’ll ignore by the way) I have to get it out or I may cause myself serious physical harm.

It’s time for someone on the Sixers to grab this squad by the straps, hoist them on their back  and carry them on a winning streak. It’s hard to believe after 78 games in the long NBA season, but these last four contests will ultimately determine how the Sixers fair in this post season. Therefore I am requesting…no wait, I am begging…scratch that, I am demanding that someone show some stones and leadership skills on this team, assume the role of “The Man”, pick this team up by the straps and carry it on his back for a run that will allow the Sixers to avoid the dreaded 6, 7 or 8 seed in the East and actually build some momentum going into the NBA playoffs. In short, I need a hero.

Now with games vs. Clev., @ TOR; vs. BOS and at Clev., remaining on the regular season schedule, this will not be an easy task and the player who assumes this role must have the skills to command enough respect from teammates that they will follow his example, but more importantly he must have the heart and desire to take on the challenge.


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