GM 8: (MOVING ON) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
11/15/12 10:55 am EST
Detroit Pistons 94 FinalRecap | Box Score 76 Philadelphia 76ers
Honestly, I don’t have the strength or the heart to react to last night’s debacle down at the Wells Fargo Center.  For the first time in a long time, the Sixers looked absolutely life-less.  On top of that, all of the ills that plague this roster — streaky shooters; 7-footers who can’t rebound and poor defense — came together last night in a perfect storm to simply bury this team against the road-weary and previously win less Detroit Pistons.  As a bonus, the Sixers also bricked a bunch of FTs.  I don’t care that Lavoy Allen found his game or that Jrue only had 1 turnover, this one was a train wreck.  Everyone gets an “F” for last night and we simply need to forget this one.
Thaddeus Young, SF 28 MIN | 2-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 4 PTS | -9
Evan Turner, SG 23 MIN | 1-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | -10
Kwame Brown, C 12 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 3 PTS | -1
Jrue Holiday, PG 33 MIN | 4-13 FG | 4-9 FT | 6 REB | 7 AST | 12 PTS | -13
Jason Richardson, SG 26 MIN | 3-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -7
Lavoy Allen, PF 26 MIN | 6-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 14 PTS | -20
Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 0-1 FG | 2-4 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | +4
Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 1-5 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -15
Spencer Hawes, C 15 MIN | 1-5 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | -11
Maalik Wayns, PG 3 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +3
Royal Ivey, PG 16 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | -10
Damien Wilkins, SG 6 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +4

After the jump, your reactions, because I am at a loss for words…

 

Please feel free to discuss last night’s debacle against the formerly 0-8 Pistons in the comments section….


 
 
 

19 Responses to “GM 8: (MOVING ON) RAPID REACTS”

  1. MattSg
    15. November 2012 at 10:58

    Agreed everyone deserved a fail . I felt sick to my stomach .. smh

  2. MattSg
    15. November 2012 at 11:07

    Being that I live in LA everyone that knows me knows im a huge sixer fan so when we got kwame you csnt imagine how much **it I got . It wasnt that long ago that he was the ultimate bust here in lala land so a lot, I mean every one hates him !! Up until now I was standing up for him saying hes a big body that can rebound and one of the better post defenders In the league plus we got em at a bargain (so I thought) . Now I take that all back . Hes showing that hes careless, uninspired, lazy and an absolute total bust !!!

  3. the super villain
    15. November 2012 at 11:12

    The scary thing is when (and if) Bynum starts playing and the team isn’t that much better.

  4. Steve Toll
    15. November 2012 at 11:21

    Turner got worked by a white guy from Duke. Holiday got outplayed by the worst starting PG in the NBA last year.
    Kwame and SwaggyP being terrible. Jason Richardson became very bad at basketball after the 1st quarter. Thad tried but he is just too small, put him at the 3. Royal Ivey is a borderline All-Star. Hawes played small and Wright had a quiet evening. Moultrie, Maalik and Wilkins were a robust +11 in 16 minutes.

    Doug Collins doing a masterful job, Joshua Harris leaving his courtside seats at halftime, Bynum with the worst hair in all of Philadelphia and ……………………….

    Lavoy Allen, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh BABYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The main lesson was, always pick the 19 year old college big man who was highly rated out of high school and productive in college(Cousins, Favors, MONROE) over the 22 year old, 6.5’75 guy who played against horrible competition and managed to dominate

  5. Chris
    15. November 2012 at 11:40

    You forgot to mention Bynum’s beautiful hair. That was a positive.

    Sixers need to learn how to defend pick and roll. Although I hope that last night’s rock bottom performance was the low point.

    Finally, Jrue was in the lane and could’ve made east buckets but opted to instead pass out to jump shoooters on one of the worst shooting nights in franchise history. Really disappointed.

  6. Marc
    15. November 2012 at 11:43

    why not give moultrie a shot when we’re getting absolutely destroyed in rebounding? what harm would it do? its pretty clear to everyone that spence isnt going to give much effort in that category, and thad is just too small to get boards against opposing power forwards.

  7. DJScope
    15. November 2012 at 11:49

    Probably one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen of this club–dating back to pre-Iverson era. Just horrible. No rebounding, no scoring whatsoever, no defense played. The Pistons were without Stuckey and STILL managed to score nearly 100 points. Holiday had an OKAY game, but that was it. Evan Turner–HORRID; Spencer Hawes–HORRID; Jason Richardson didn’t score past the beginning of the 1st quarter–HORRID. You forgot to mention SwaggyP who also brought in a F rated effort.

  8. DJScope
    15. November 2012 at 11:56

    Doug Collins also receives a F for only allowing rookies Moultrie and Wayns a combined 10 minutes of playing time where their matchups would’ve been good experience for them (Knight and Wayns, Monroe and Moultrie). It was already a blowout so why not give the rooks time to get out there? HORRIBLE.

  9. HWSIV
    15. November 2012 at 12:05

    Saying this was bad last night is an understatement. Shooting under 30% at home with 84 shot attempts is just pathetic. Getting pounded on the glass again cannot continue if this team hopes to still be a factor in the playoff race once Bynum joins the team. If Brown/Allen/Hawes aren’t getting it done then DC should put Moultrie in there – especially once the game was decided which last night was at halftime. Brown was a bad signing and gives us nothing. Moultrie (who we traded up for) is part of the future and should get the minutes. I also don’t understand why Ivey is getting all the backup PG time and Wayns (who pushes the ball and is the quickest player on the team) is buried on the bench.

  10. Ryan
    15. November 2012 at 12:22

    Valuable insight as always

  11. Philadunkia
    15. November 2012 at 12:40

    DJScope,

    I hav been saying that for two weeks. I know it’s a small sample size, but the 7-6 can not rebound at all (especially on the offensive end). Yet DC continues to sit Moultrie, a 6-10 guy with a 7-foot, 2-inch wingspan and explosive hops who just happened to specialize in rebounding during college. I know giving Moultrie more minutes won’t cure all of their issues on the boards, but could he possibly be worse than Kwame who grabbed 1 rebound last night in 12 mins?

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    — C. Smith

  12. Sloetry
    15. November 2012 at 13:49

    There is no power inside…power I mean, strength, force, athleticism. There’s no big body. I’m all for trying Moultrie…we simply have to get defensive boards… not the ones where ET comes from high to low to collect, but big men collecting everything inside. Agree with Steve, Thad should not play 4. His strengths at the 4 are totally invalidated by his lack of size. If you look at the defensive rebound positioning it really is poor…part of that seems to be how the rotations work out on D, and also we’re too close to our own basket and that allows offensive rebounders to get close in and pick stuff out of the air. Some basic coaching errors going on there. Some of our bigs might want to watch some WNBA game film to learn some basic principles of basketball. Make bad players fight for their place from Moultrie and Wayns. I’d rather lose games that way than like the last two games.

  13. DJScope
    15. November 2012 at 15:04

    C. Smith,

    I completely agree that Moultrie can’t be any worse than Kwame. Give the rookie some minutes to develop and become familiar with the NBA style of play. With Bynum out, this should allow Moultrie to show his skills on the boards and prove to Collins that he should be maybe starting at the 4 alongside Bynum once he becomes healthy; or at the backup 4. It’s pointless to have him ride the bench and have Kwame continue to show us why he is still one of the top draft busts of all-time. I just don’t get it.

  14. Hank
    15. November 2012 at 15:09

    Steve

    How do you feel about Damian Lillard thus far? Since, you know, he came out of college as a 22 year old standing at 6’3″ who played against weak competition and was a 2 star recruit out of high school…

    Also, the competition Turner played against couldn’t have been too horrible, seeing as how Ohio State played a number of games against top 25 teams and narrowly lost to Tennessee in the sweet sixteen…

    I agree with you that Turner is terrible, but much of your reasoning here doesn’t hold water.

  15. Mike
    15. November 2012 at 16:11

    Why does Malik Wayns get a A+? Thats almost as stupid as the game I watched last night. Getting annoyed with this bias toward wayns

  16. Steve Toll
    15. November 2012 at 18:57

    C. Smith and DJScope,

    Moultrie isn’t an NBA player as of right now. He is on the team, he gets paid but that is just circumstance. He is/would be an atrocious defensive presence and complete non factor on offense. As much as I dislike Kwame Brown, if he was healthy, he’d be dominating college basketball. Moultrie is like 3% to have a few productive years in the NBA, and he is at least 3 years away from that beginning, that’s what history says.
    Maybe he bucks the trend in me way or the other, but it’s highly unlikely.

    I’ll just say this. The team was preparing for a couple years of being terrible. That is why you spend 8.4 million on SwaggyP and Kwame.
    I also don’t care what anyone says about this but is without a doubt true: The team expected Dorell Wright to NOT be good this season, regardless of the fact that he is basically at his peak and is good, something they were obviously unaware of.

    I plan to expand upon this soon but Jason Richarson needs to be traded because he plays the same position as Jrue Holiday should

  17. Philadunkia
    15. November 2012 at 19:27

    Mike,

    IT was a technical glitch — I swear.

    — C. Smith

  18. steve
    16. November 2012 at 12:53

    I agree with Steve Toll. The Sixers are a mess. They dont have a true point guard and evan Turner is a bust. How did we not pick Cousins? Anyway, can we trade Turner for a back -up point guard and play that player with Holiday at SG? Oh, one thing I dont agree with Toll about is IGGY…look at Denver..They arent exactly lighting it up since that trade..He is not a hall of famer…ok…just waiting for Bynum to come back and lead the team to five straight wins before he busts his knee and is out for the year.

  19. DJScope
    16. November 2012 at 13:48

    Steve,

    There’s NO possible way that you can believe your statement of Kwame Brown being a dominate college basketball if he was healthy. There is NO offensive capabilities. He is just a big, strong body. Those years when Kwame was healthy, where was the production? Healthy, steroids, whatever–he would not DOMINATE college basketball. Watch the words you use. Focus back on SwaggyP bashing.

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