NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
06/08/11 10:54 am EST

The only thing hotter then the weather in Philadunkia nation right now is the 76ers themselves.  The 7-6 have been all over the news in the last 24 hours…

Obviously the big news is that the Sixers are up for sale and according to TrueHoop’s fearless leader Henry Abbott who broke the story, a deal is, “imminent”.

Of course once Henry had broken the story, then the locals got into the act…

Dei Lynam had a source confirm it

First, Kate Fagan went out and “confirmed” the story.  Then she decided that “imminent” was too strong of a word after talking with her sources.

However, the AP is reporting that the sale of the Sixers should be done in a week.

Also the Iguodala for Monta Ellis trade that surfaced weeks ago is suddenly front page news again.  Most of us here at Philadunkia are NOT in favor of this trade.  This team only has room for one player who shoots with no conscience and plays little defense.  Since we already have Louis Williams on the roster, Ellis would not be a great fit.  Relax Louis…We still love you, so don’t go banning us from your Twitter feed again.  Plus from everything we’ve read, Ellis is a locker room nightmare.

Sixers legend Allen Iverson came out of hiding.  Iverson tells SLAM magazine that he is ready to be a “role” player.  If you are a true Sixers fan, you should take the time to read this interview, it’s very interesting.

Rich Hoffman of the Daily News has a solid piece on the challenges the new Sixers ownership group will face

Zach Lowe of the “Point Forward” blog on SI.com doesn’t like the AI9 for Ellis deal either and writes,“Iguodala was neck-and-neck with LeBron James as the game’s best perimeter defender this season, routinely shutting down or at least limiting star wings (including James) as the centerpiece of a legitimate top-10 defense.”

According to csnphilly.com’s John R. Finger, Craig Brackins is looking to have a bigger role in 2011-12.  That should cure our interior play issues (Insert laughter here.).

draftexpress.com has Rod Thorn selecting Philly native Markieff Morris (PF; Kansas).

If the Sixers don’t grab Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried (Despite Brackins’ aspirations, Faried is a rebounding machine we think would be a good fit.) at #16, then it looks like Portland likes him a lot at #21.

Via Twitter we learn that the Sixers (@Sixers) have two sets of draft prospect workouts scheduled today.  Names of real significance include Jordan Williams and Trey Thompkins.


 
 
 

5 Responses to “NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS”

  1. Matt
    8. June 2011 at 14:01

    I don’t know anyone in Philadelphia that is not in favor of that trade. Comparing Ellis to Lou Williams is laughable. You don’t pass on someone who will be your best player because his game resembles your 7th man.

  2. Philadunkia
    8. June 2011 at 16:15

    Matt,

    Not sure who you are talking with about this trade, but nearly everyone I talk with, including NBA personnel people think this is a bad deal for the Sixers.

    Additionally, Louis and Monta are very similiar players. If you gave Louis the mins. & FGAs Monta gets, they’d be nearly identical players. The scary part is Louis is a better defensive player which really says something about Monta’s lack of effort on the defensive end. Louis is also a better locker room presence.

    There is no way I am giving up AI9 for a talented 26 year old who is an ego-maniac, shoots too much, plays no defense and is a head-case (see barely qualified for college; moped accident & lying about it and running spats with Steph Curry).

    Look, I’m not saying Iguodala doesn’t have holes in his game (we all know he does) or that we shouldn’t trade him, I am just saying we can do better.

    Thanks for taking the time to read and post a comment.

    C. Smith

  3. Marvin
    8. June 2011 at 16:27

    Ive been thinking about this trade and it only fits us well if the Sixers back it up with another trade after it. Only reason I wouldnt do this trade is because Turner is not ready to play SF. I couldnt even imagine him having to gaurd LeBron, Hedo, Peirce, or Deng. They would torch him. Turner is a should play SG. If he went out and signed or traded for a great defensive center then Turners D wouldnt matter that much. If a guy blows by him then he would be met at the rim by the guy we traded/signed. Not naming names cough cough (Bynum, Chandler, Nene)

  4. joe
    9. June 2011 at 19:41

    ellis is a scoring machine who is bigger then lou by 2″ n 25 lbs. he shoots 53% which means he’s not chucking up shots, he’s taking quality shots while lou is more like a 42% shooter. ellis makes shots in the 4th which was a glaring problem for the sixers this past year. evan turner also played good D this year and nocioni can guard tough assignments. ellis would improve this team alot while kaman is a huge risk. alotta people i talked to love the ellis deal.

  5. Philadunkia
    10. June 2011 at 09:58

    Joe,

    No one here is doubting that Ellis can score and score in bunches — that’s all he does. But that’s not what this debate is about. This is about whether or not he is a good fit for this team and if trading a five tool player (who admittedly has some issues) for a one dimensional player (excellent scorer) who is also a bad guy in the locker room is the right move.

    Also, not sure where you’re getting your data from, but it’s a little off. Ellis has never shot 53% — he’s a 46% career FGA guy and hit at a 45% clip in 2010-11. Louis shot 40% on FGAs last season and is a 42% shooter for his career. So their numbers are closer then you think.

    Additionally, there is no way Ellis weighs 20 more pounds then Louis. Having worked with both of them, I can tell you that both guys are on the very skinny side.

    Lastly, Ellis averages nearly 14 minutes more per game then Louis and was the focal point of the “offense” in GSW, so I would hope his scoring numbers would be better then Louis.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    C. Smith

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