CRU THICK AGAIN?

Posted by: Philadunkia
11/30/09 5:51 pm EST

iversonIWord is breaking everywhere about a 2-hour long meeting in Dallas between Allen Iverson with his appropriate people in tow (Leon Rose and Gary Moore) and 76ers General Manager Ed Stefanski, SVP Tony DiLeo as well as head coach Eddie Jordan and assistant coach Aaron McKie. 

Obviously this is a huge update / progress on the story of the Sixers having “interest” in signing Iverson which was first broken by Stephen A. Smith on his website over the weekend.  Stephen A. was all over sports radio today here in Philly talking about Iverson’s possible return to Philadelphia.

Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure, Stephen A. is wired in to the NBA players, especially A.I.’s camp.  One of the more interesting things Smith had to say on the airwaves today was that even before Louis suffered a broken jaw, Eddie Jordan was strongly considering starting Williams and rookie Jrue Holiday together in the Sixers back-court. 

iversonIIApparently Jordan is looking for more ball handling and better outside shooting to help his version of the Princeton offense go more smoothly in Philadelphia.  So it would not be much of stretch to see a Sixers lineup that feature Holiday and Iverson in the back-court with Iguodala, Brand and Dalembert across the front line.  Under this scenario, the addition of Iverson would seemingly bump Thaddeus back to the 6th man role. 

More on this story later.


 
 
 

4 Responses to “CRU THICK AGAIN?”

  1. James
    30. November 2009 at 18:57

    Couldn’t Brand be the 5 and Dalembert be the 6th man?

  2. Nike Free
    11. September 2012 at 14:57

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  3. Rajesh
    25. October 2012 at 15:24

    No doubt both are great ball players.West is betetr including his slower years at the end of his career.Allen Iverson 11 years in the NBAJerry West 14 years in the NBAAllen Iverson in playoffs 7 of 11 years in NBAJerry West’s Lakers in playoffs 14 of 14 years in NBAAllen Iverson 7 All NBA Teams (3 First team, 3 Second team, 1 Third team)Jerry West 12 All NBA Teams (10 First team, 2 Second team)Allen Iverson 8 consecutive All Star Teams in 11 NBA yearsJerry West 13 consecutive All Star Teams in 14 NBA yearsAllen Iverson 0 All NBA Defensive Teams in 11 yearsJerry West 5 All NBA Defensive teams (4 First team, 1 Second team) in 6 years (6 years because the all defensive team did not start until West’s last six years in the NBA starting in 1969 with West retiring in 1974)Allen Iverson 1 regular season MVP awardJerry West 1 NBA Finals MVP award (Jerry West’s career was dominated by the primes of Bob Pettit, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Wes Unseld, Lewis Alcindor/Kareem Abdul Jabbar who always managed to win the regular season MVP award)Allen Iverson 0 finishes in top ten in FG%Jerry West 4 finishes in top ten in FG% for season (high of 51.4%)Allen Iverson 0 finishes in top ten in FT% for seasonJerry West 7 finishes in top ten in FT% for season (high of 87.8%)Allen Iverson 2 years in top ten total assists for seasonJerry West 10 years in top ten total assists for season (league leading 9.7 assists per game one season)Allen Iverson 2.3 steals per game for careerJerry West 2.6 steals per game for careerAllen Iverson 2 times led NBA in turnovers in a seasonJerry West 0 timesAllen Iverson 6 times has been in Top Ten in turnovers for seasonJerry West 0 timesAllen Iverson 1 time led NBA in total points for season (Yes, only 1 time, go check the stats for each season)Jerry West 3 times second in NBA in total points for seasonAllen Iverson 27.9 ppg for 11 year NBA careerJerry West 27.0 ppg for 14 year NBA careerAllen Iverson 67 playoff games averaging 30.0 ppgJerry West 153 playoff games averaging 29.1 ppgAllen Iverson 0 NBA rings in 1 NBA FinalsJerry West 1 NBA rings in 9 NBA Finals (6 against Bill Russell’s Celtics and 3 against Walt Frazier’s and Willis Reed’s Knicks)NOTE: Because Iverson had the 3 point shot for entire career and Jerry West never had the 3 point shot at any point in his career, I consider Jerry West’s regular season and playoff scoring averages higher than Allen Iverson’s averages which are almost identical. Also, West’s averages per game include the end of his career through injuries with Iverson currently being 31 years old and West retiring at the age of 36 years old.Jerry West is either significantly betetr or equivalent in every major statistical category plus Jerry West has a NBA ring which Iverson does not, and West’s career game statistics were effected by injuries at the end of his career as Iverson is much younger and has not come to the end of his career.As far as playing in their primes at similar ages, West seems to be far superior to Iverson in every statistical category.

  4. Ester
    27. October 2012 at 02:44

    He’s still got it ? Got what? It’s really sad to see a guy who used to be an elite pleayr and now he’s just above-average. AI is one of the best ever, but he’s not that kind of pleayr who can carry a team anymore. He’s 34 and hasn’t taken care of his body the last couple years, plus he’s had nagging injuries. I wish people would remember who he was instead of trying to act like he’s still that pleayr. He can still put up 15 a game, but no more than that. He proved that the last 2 years.

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