A TRADE & A QUICK LINK

Well, it’s certainly not the blockbuster, cap space freeing deal that we demanded, but at least Ed Stefanski didn’t get shut out…

ESPN.com’s Chad Ford is reporting that  Milwaukee Bucks and  our Philadelphia 76ers have finalized a deal that will send Jodie Meeks, Francisco Elsonand to the Sixers for Primoz Brezec , Royal Ivey and a a second-round pick.  Meeks, a 6-4, 208 pound rookie shooting guard out of Kentucky was selected with the 41st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by Milwaukee.  Meeks has seen action in 41 games this season for the Bucks and is playing 11.9 minutes of run a night.  The limited tick Meeks has received led to averages of 4.1 ppg and 1.5 rpg during his time with the Bucks. 

Our analysis of this trade — who cares?  However we do have two questions.  (1) Why would the Sixers give up a 2nd round pick in this deal?  and (2) Why would Stefanski trade for another member of the 2009 NBA Draft class when his head coach refuses to play the talented rookie the Sixers already have on their roster (Jrue Holiday) for the extended minutes he deserves? 

To us there is a much more interesting blurb about a member of the 76ers in this week’s Sports Illustrated. 

Not the Swimsuit Issue, that came last week.  We’re talking about the SI with Olympic stud Apolo Ohno on the front cover.  On page fifteen of that issue there is a “SI Players NBA Poll” and the question SI presented to a host of NBA players recently was, “Who is the most overrated player?” 

Here’s are the results of the nearly 200 NBA players that were polled:

  1. Tracy McGrady — 9%
  2. Danny Granger — 4%
  3. (TIE)  LaMarcus Aldridge — 3%;  Andre Iguodala — 3%;  Lebron James — 3%

That’s right in a poll conducted among his peers, the Sixers golden boy AI9, finished in a tie for third as to who is the most overrated player in the NBA.  Hey, at least Iggy was in good company.

Philadunkia Note : 

On the way out the door, Royal Ivey a class act and a true professional all season posted this comment on his ROYALTYIVEY Twitter account…” Thanks for all the support from the fans!  I did what I could do play HARD!!” 

Though his role was limited, Ivey was one of the few Sixers who had a clue defensively and at times he provided much needed lockdown help off the bench.

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