GAME 36: RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
01/09/13 1:39 am EST
Brooklyn Nets 109 FinalRecap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers
Lavoy Allen, PF 23 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -15

I said it before and I’ll say it again.  Lavoy Allen’s nickname should be “Mr. Softee” if you’re talking about his play so far this season.  He’s disappeared and been owned in the paint in nearly every game this year.  His best defensive effort came in the 18 minutes he played against Dwight Howard and the Lakers on New Years day…since then he’s gone back to being the player that we know and haven’t loved. I’m praying that there’s a spot open for him in the Do(u)g house.

Thaddeus Young, SF 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -23

This was easily Thad’s worst performance of the season and the Sixers suffered immensely because of it.  Reggie Evans and Andray Blatche (I’ll get to him later) just absolutely dominated Thad on the blocks, combining for 22 points and 30 rebounds.  Lately, Young has seemed to have lost a little bit of the wind in his sails. This is  a very bad sign for a team who desperately needs his intensity every night.

Evan Turner, SF 36 MIN | 4-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5 AST | 8 PTS | -12

Not much to say here, just a very quiet game from Turner.  His two turnovers in this game were exactly the same and equally as maddening.  On both occasions, he tried to toss the ball from the half-court to an open Sixer near the basket.  Both passes were sniffed out by Nets defenders back in transition. Eight points, seven rebounds and five assists just doesn’t cut it in 36 minutes of playing time.  As pitiful of a stat as it is, his seven rebounds actually led the Sixers in this game.  Turner is another player who seems to be affected by the Sixers’ latest road trip.  He hasn’t been playing consistent basketball since the middle of December and his past four games have been consistently bad.

Jrue Holiday, PG 30 MIN | 7-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 8 AST | 19 PTS | -27

If anyone should be frustrated over this Sixers loss, it should be Jrue Holiday. His defense on Deron Williams left a lot to be desired (as he dropped 22 on Jrue), but offensively Jrue was the only reason the Sixers were able to keep the score close in the first half.  In the first quarter, Jrue was involved in all 24 of the Sixers’ points they were able to score in the quarter.  Jrue scored 12 while dishing out six assists for part of the other 12 points.  Jrue, however, came out flat in the 3rd committing three turnovers and only netting seven points the rest of the game.  He looked frustrated on the court and his play was evident of that.  He’s been saying the most prayers lately for Bynum to make a fast and healthy return.

Jason Richardson, SG 19 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -12

His six points in the second quarter and solid defense on Joe Johnson made me think that JRich would end the game with a nice stat-line.  Unfortunately, that was the only notable quarter for Richardson as he spent the majority of the rest of the game on the bench.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 6 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +1

Well…On the bright side, Moultrie got a few minutes right?

Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 5 PTS | -6

DWRIGHTWAY played DNOTWRIGHTWAY in 20 wasted minutes.  Back to the Do(u)g house.

Spencer Hawes, C 24 MIN | 6-9 FG | 0-2 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 14 PTS | -7

If the offensive end of the court was the only side of the court you needed to play on in a basketball game, then I was highly impressed by Spencer Hawes.  He was hitting open shots, he drilled a couple three’s, he had a nice spin move in the post for a dunk and he was crisp on his passes.  On the defensive end of the court however, he was absolutely manhandled on the boards, he picked up four fouls and he couldn’t play a lick of defense all game.  That was not Hawesome.

Maalik Wayns, PG 9 MIN | 2-5 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | +1

From being cut, to being re-signed to a 10-day contract, to getting the most minutes he’s seen in nearly a month all in just two days.  Talk about a whirlwind start to the week.

Damien Wilkins, SG 21 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-1 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 6 PTS | -3

I was actually slightly impressed by Wilkins’ play in this game and his up and under in the second quarter was a top-play nominee in this game for me.  He was the top rebounder coming off the Sixers bench with four, which goes to show you just how dire the Sixers’ need is for a rebounding big.

Nick Young, SG 22 MIN | 4-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 11 PTS | +3

Hopefully the haircut Swaggy is promising to his fans in the near-future will change his atrocious play he’s displayed this season.  He is all sorts of negative on the court and his shot-jacking style is raising my blood pressure levels everyday.

Doug Collins

All I have to say is…An 18-2 run by the Nets to start the 3rd quarter.  The Sixers were outscored 35-14 overall in the quarter.  A 48-47 halftime deficit was suddenly an insurmountable 83-61 drubbing by the end of the 3rd.  The Sixers have been outscored by a total of 67 points in their last three games. You can talk about rebounding and size in the paint all you want, but it’s obvious that one coach made his halftime adjustments Tuesday night and the other coach did not.  What got me the most was when Doug was shown laughing on the sideline during what should have been a highly infuriating 4th quarter to the coach.  Unless you were listening to Ed Helms’ pipes on your ipod, then you better have some good reasoning behind it.  It’s time to get back to the good ol’ drawing board Dougie.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw…

1.  Brutal 3rd quarter: When I look back on this Sixers season, this quarter could be its defining moment.  The Sixers were holding their own against one of the top teams in the East through one half and seemed to look confident that they could get things in order and back on track.  That was until they were just completely dismantled from the start of the second half until the end as their starters were left with depression-riddled faces on the bench midway through the 4th.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a Sixers team in my lifetime surrender an 18-2 run, but the Sixers did just that Tuesday night.  It was hard to hold the food I had just eaten down by the end of it.  They were outscored 35-14 in all in the quarter.

2.  Reg-gie, Reg-gie: Boy, for a team who’s in desperate need of rebounding, how much did it hurt for a player like Thaddeus Young to see his former teammate first hand playing the role of Windex-Man for the Nets?  Former Sixer Reggie Evans grabbed an insane 23 rebounds in just 27 minutes.  In the third quarter, Evans had 20 rebounds himself to the Sixers’ 19 as a team.  I always loved Reggie as a Sixer and I’m glad he was able to get his revenge from the useless Jason Kapono trade back in 2009.  Reggie didn’t even play a tick of the 4th quarter, but the damage and embarrassment he imposed on the Sixers had already been done.

3.  Andray Blatche: Nets power forward Andray Blatche was one of three men questioned by Philadelphia police early Tuesday morning regarding an alleged sexual assault at the Four Seasons Hotel.  He did not appear in the locker room to speak with media before Tuesday’s game.  He was still given the go-ahead to play in the game however, by coach P.J. Carlesimo, and pretty much dominated in the time he did.  Blatche had 20 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes off the bench.  I was a little appalled by the decision of Carlesimo to play him.  First of all, it’s a distraction to the team and secondly because he should have had some sort of punishment regardless of if he’s found guilty or not.  That wasn’t the case and he in fact did the opposite and lifted his team to another level.  Deron Williams had words of praise for Blatche after the game. “He was huge. He came out and played great for us,” Nets guard Deron Williams said.  “He stayed focused.  I talked to him about that today, just staying focused, and (he) came out and played great basketball. … He’s been great all season, but in the face of adversity he came and battled and played well.  This was one of his best games, I think, today.”

4.  Hot seat: I never thought I’d say this, but I think this could be the start of coach Doug Collins being on the hot seat. Since going 10-6 to start the season, the Sixers have now fallen to 5-15 in their last 20.  In their latest three losses, the Sixers have been outscored by a combined total of 67 points.  When both your defense and offense can’t get going on a consistent basis, it’s a team that’s either lacking talent or a team that’s not well coached.  Obviously the Sixers are lacking size in the paint, but  it’s Doug Collins’ job to implement a game-plan that will work in spite of this.  If he’s unable to then his coaching clock may just run out as far as the Sixers are concerned.  Bynum will definitely make his job a lot easier, but there’s no excuse for what’s transpired in the Sixers’ last three losses.

5.  Rebounding: It’s time to make a trade.  Whatever the Sixers need to do to bring in an effective defender/rebounder in the post has to happen now.  Reggie Evans’ performance is the wake-up call that the front office needed to finally make some phone calls or texts, however that process is done these days.  The Sixers were out-rebounded 50-32 and it didn’t even look that close.  The Nets also had 15 offensive boards which led to 20 second-chance points compared to the Sixers’ six.  It’s been clear for the last month, but it’s never been more evident then it is now.  It’s hurting the entire team’s confidence and you could visibly see it on everyone’s face Tuesday night.  No more waiting for Bynum to return. If the Sixers ownership is looking to make the playoffs this season, a trade has got to happen now.

6.  Lost fans?  John Gonzalez of Comcast SportsNet tweeted during the Sixers game, “So far: 1 Let’s Go Flyers chant, 0 Let’s Go Sixers chants.”  The chant John is referring to was started when Flyers Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Matt Read came up on the big screen as attendee’s of the game.  As everybody already knows, the NHL lockout has finally ended and games are set to resume next week.  I think John is on to something that I’m afraid has already started happening to the Sixers.  The Sixers are about to completely lose their fan base to the Flyers and in turn become the afterthought in Philadelphia that they once were.  Fittingly, this takes place just in time for the Sixers’ large upcoming string of home games as well.  As if Ed Snider hadn’t already done enough damage…

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22 Responses to “GAME 36: RAPID REACTS”

  1. MattSg
    9. January 2013 at 03:01

    Smh I cant take this anymore . As much as it hurts to say it .. we *ucking suck .at the moment … we need a trade . Millsap for lavoy, d.wright , moultrie and a pick ?

  2. Mike D
    9. January 2013 at 08:18

    What or who can they trade really? Everyone said that the Bynum trade was something “you just had to do”. It seems to have blown up in their face. Best to just take the lumps and either hope for Bynum to play well or start again next year. Unless someone gives us a pick or body for Nick Young…then trade away.

  3. Ryan Hill
    9. January 2013 at 09:10

    I think we can stay calm.. Doug is having a hard time with minute managmanet but I don’t blame him.. a lot of our players are playing soft.

  4. Steve Toll
    9. January 2013 at 10:18

    The most sensible trade option is Sam Dalembert. He is a very good rebounder, shot blocker and defender. Currently hasn’t played since December 12th and his healthy

    DC honestly isn’t aware that a 3 point shot is worth more than a 2.

    Keep playing Thad inside and never let him shoot a 3, he’s not gonna fatigue over the course of a season or anything.

    ET is worse than the last 2 seasons, if you can believe it.

    Tony Dileo, DC, and anyone else involved in decision making have RUINED this teams chances of anything positive, like this team contending, for years to come.
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bdb5wDbshqA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dbdb5wDbshqA

    Does anyone actually believe that Bynum is going to come in here healthy and this team suddenly becomes a force in the East? How bout’ how the cap situation is totally horrible, the team has 0 flexibility going forward and needs to luckbox a stud in the lottery this offseason for any hope at being relevant?

    As for the Andray Blatche incident, innocent until proven guilty and he seemed to been exonerated by the Philly PoPo of any wrong doing. Bad Judgement is not a punishable crime.

  5. Larry Smith
    9. January 2013 at 10:52

    u have a 7ft. shooting guard in hawes and a 6’7 pf in LV and TYOUNG AND U wanna talk about NICK YOUNG SHOOTING, he shoots less than anyone playing his minutes. ANY team with a point guard taking the most shots on the team will win some games but will never be championship material. What PG won a championship since ISIAH with DETROIT leading the team in scoring. NAME one.

  6. Steve Toll
    9. January 2013 at 11:31

    Larry Smith,

    Fact: SwaggyP has the 3rd highest Usage on the team, so you’re wrong again.

    Isiah had the ability to elevate his game come playoff time. He was much better in the 2 championship runs in the playoffs then the regular season. Those Detroit teams had 0 weak links. Cool Story tho

  7. chris
    9. January 2013 at 13:16

    Mike D. – I still think the Bynum trade had to happen. With AI and Vucevic the sixers only have one or two more wins at this point, and that would be the ceiling of the paid roster. Whether or not Bynum plays this year is a wash to me, they will never be able to jell with him in limited minutes and it will take a loooong time before he can play meaningful minutes. The trade for bynum just gives them the best chance to sign him to a new contract. What the sixers should do is to start tanking (maybe they already have) the race for more ping pong balls, the wizards are in the lead but they will get Wall back and screw that up. If the sixers stay at the rate they are going I can see them getting a top 5 pick. Who would we want to draft at this point?????

  8. gabe
    9. January 2013 at 16:43

    the sixers obviously lack rebounding which bynum will provide if he’s able to come back. can’t believe we traded reggie evans for jason kapono years ago. unbelievable. the guy was loved in philadelphia for his bruising work ethic. if the sixers had reggie evans they would be 20-15 right now. it’s clear that without iggy and brand we are way worse on defensive, especially on the interior and on the boards.

    as far as doug’s coaching goes i dont understand why kwame brown will play solid minutes one night and produce, and then we don;t see him for another week. it’s baffling.

    what’s more baffling is the fact the sixers don’t simply set screens for jrue holiday all night long, much the way the clippers do for chris paul, the celtics do for rondo, the bulls have done for rose, etc.

    like hello, did anyone watch the first quarter last night? the jruth poured in 12 points and dished 6 assists. people were setting screens left and right for him, and holiday was orchestrating the O brilliantly. that’s the way it has to be.

    jrue currently has the 36th highest usage percentage in the NBA at about 26% Doug collins needs to realize that the sixers offense must live and die in jrue holiday’s hands. he is no ball-hog. people will get their shots, and good ones.

    the sixers can turn this around and stay in the race for the playoffs, but only if they make the point to set him screens constantly and let him create early offense for the sixers.

    several teams have more than one player with a higher usage rate than holiday in

    melo (34%) and felton (27%) , duncan (27%) and parker (27%), durant (29%) and westbrook (31%), lebron (30%) and wade (29%)

    some people have their concerns with holiday turning the ball over, but teague, lin, andre miller, rondo and nash all have higher turnover percentages than jrue, and none of them are averaging 19 points and 9 assists a game.

    holiday is 4th in the nba in assists per game and has the 5th highest assist percentage in the league. he is also our best scorer, and 14th in the league at 18.4 per game.

    collins has to simplify the game plan in order to maximize the talents of this team and stay in the playoff hunt til bynum comes back. we have to get early offense. we are not going to grind out games with the roster the way it is. we have to play fast basketball. we have to use our athleticism, our shooters, let holiday star and stop playing such cautious basketball.

    if doug keeps playing cautious, not-to-lose basketball, the sixers will continue to lose. plain and simple. furthermore, the last 3 games it really just seems like he gives up heading into the 4th quarter. he’d rather us lose by 25 than have jrue get to 40 minutes where he should be. Jrue is currently 11th in the nba w 38 minutes per, but i see no reason why doug waits so long to bring him back in the game in the 2nd and 4th quarters.

    against phoenix he waited til the 6 minute mark in the 4th to bring him back, and if i’m not mistaken jrue hasn’t seen the floor in the last 3 fourth quarters.

    he can easily be playing 40 minutes a night. he’s 22 years old and our team needs him out there, especially given that we have nobody else than really create for others outside of turner occasionally.

    i have no problem w turner running point when jrues on the bench, but i can’t stand watching dorell wright j rich and nick young handle the ball. they should be playing efficiently instead of trying to create all this stuff they aren’t capable of creating.

    and yes steve toll, some sixers fans, who actually watch the games, believe that if bynum comes back and is healthy he could be the missing piece (besides a good wing defender)

  9. Sloetry
    9. January 2013 at 16:55

    It’s certainly not looking good at the moment. Vucevic is showing the Sixers can pick a good player, but then DC didn’t play him that much last year, and he was traded away… and maybe the Bynum trade works out, maybe it doesn’t. Right now I’d rather see Vucevic on the floor and not Lavoy or Hawes. Dunno if I’d gamble on Cousins, but if it were possible to get him in a trade (perhaps he won’t like Seattle!) that front court with a healthy Bynum would be the most opposite to where we are right now. I’m not paid to make those decisions nor have the knowledge to do so… I’m just not convinced those that are paid to do that in the Sixers organisation really know either.

  10. Jeff McMenamin
    9. January 2013 at 18:57

    Gabe,

    Thanks for your input.

    At the time I was happy with the Kapono trade even though I was a big fan of Evans. He brought the Sixers a shooter that they didn’t have at the time, however apparently he spent too much time in the frigid temperatures of Toronto because he was ice cold from deep when he got to Philly.

    Jrue is clearly the Sixers’ only player on offense who can takeover a game. Turner has shown flashes, but doesn’t have a good enough stroke to be that guy. Thad has the skill but not the size.

    If the Sixers are going to make the playoffs they have to make a trade or find a body like Kenyon Martin or Chris Anderson in free-agency, until Bynum is truly healthy.

    The word is out on how to beat the Sixers and most teams with a size advantage will. There’s the rare occasions where the Sixers get hot from deep and scrap out wins, but it’s amazing to think that with just one physical body in the post this season the Sixers could’ve had 5 or more wins.

    Either find a body to win now or play for the lottery and build the team into a serious contender for next year. Those are the two options I see.

    I’m a believer that Bynum makes this team a serious contender, but I’d rather see the team make use out of the season with a top pick, rather than potentially becoming a one and done team in the playoffs.

    Thanks for reading and commenting,
    Jeff

  11. Steve Toll
    9. January 2013 at 19:41

    Gabe,

    If you think Jrue playing another couple minutes is the big difference, that’s on you. At some point you’re going to come to the realization that Bynum isn’t good enough to turn this team into a contender, the pieces are very bad. A slow pace is an advantage to the 76ers, DC is actually doing the right thing except there isn’t enough 3pt shooting happening. I’ll say it again, you can think Bynum will make this team a contender when he returns but save yourself the agony and lower your expectations.

    Sloetry,
    DMC is a better asset than every player on the 76ers put together and your conjecture is correct, Dileo has no idea how to be anything but mediocre.

    Jeff,
    It’s amazing that the 76ers could have 5 or more wins with such a soft front court??? Hawes has massively outplayed (in totality) Jrue in the Den, ATL, MEM, LAL games which happen to also be the teams 4 best wins this year.

  12. Jeff McMenamin
    9. January 2013 at 20:09

    Steve,

    You misunderstood what I said. I said…

    “It’s amazing to think that with just one physical body in the post this season the Sixers could’ve had 5 or more wins.”

    Meaning…If the Sixers had gotten someone to fill the paint from the first game of the season or even a month ago, the Sixers would’ve won 5 more games. The Sixers have played 36 games…Hawes playing well in four of them isn’t worth a $13 million salary. Jrue playing well in 20-25 of them however is worth the $11 million a year he’s set to make from next season until 2016-17.

  13. Fu
    9. January 2013 at 21:07

    back to Earth please. getting a rebounding machine may of course only help the Sixers, but it will not transform them into any sort of contender. rebounding is a matter of team discipline, not getting one single guy ready to do the job alone.

    I agree with Steve and love the DMC scenario, who I fear will never happen. he would bring some great inside presence and we could hope he and Bynum could efficiently clear the glass, provided everybody makes the effort, which currently lacks more often than not.

    Reggie Evans has 8.7 RPG on a 21 MPG pace. yes his stat line exceeds anyone on the 7-6 roster. but he would not have so many MPG with DC, he would hence not get as many RPG, and this would not solve the current issue given the Sixers are being out-rebounded and outscored by such a big margin. watching them play lately has become very frustrating.

    I also tend to believe that some coaching adjustments need to be made. Q3 is an issue. the Raptors tonight made an 18-6 run starting the 3rd Q.

    this is unless the team is already thinking about tanking the season. if so, the lottery rules really need to change. not only tanking strategy is lame, but so soon into the season is embarrassing.

  14. Steve Toll
    9. January 2013 at 22:34

    Jeff,

    I get what you’re saying but it’s tough to predict synergy and how things play out. As for the extra wins, you’re probably about right, IF we are talking about Andrew Bynum.
    This team maxes out at 45 wins this year with Bynum total healthy.

    As for Jrue, he is no better than Greivis Vasquez.

    Fu,
    With Bargnani out and Bynum hurt, Toronto is far better than Philly. 76ers are a 50+ loss team without Bynum, Tanking isn’t necessary

  15. Frank
    9. January 2013 at 23:00

    Philly gets: Jordan Hill, Darius Morris
    Lakers get: J.J. Barea
    T-Wolves get: Evan Turner

    Philly gets need inside presence and rebounder (Jordan Hill) and a backup point gaurd. Lakers get an upgrade at backup pointgaurd that they desperately need in Barea and T-Wolves are always looking for perimeter help (they loved turner during the draft, hopefully they haven’t been watching?). Steve, we agree on a lot of things but come on man, Jrue no better than Vasquez? Thats just not true. Plus we get rid of turner’s terribleness for a while. I also wouldn’t mind switching Meeks for Morris, how good is his 1.5 mill/year contract looking right now?

  16. Steve Toll
    9. January 2013 at 23:36

    Frank,
    JJ Barea might literally be the last replacement level or better player that Lakers could use in the NBA. The problem with trading ET and getting Jordan Hill is that SwaggyP will log major minutes and believe it or not, would be a pretty big negative trade for the 76ers.

    Minnesota would trade ET for Barea straight up

    As I stated this offseason, http://philadunkia.com/?p=6908 ; things are bad here and there is little hope for anything but mediocrity going forward unless they can luckbox a stud in the draft and even then that make not be enough for the team to be a serious contender.

    This is a tough pill to swallow but Jrue ~ Vasquez. Holiday has more upside, but considering Vasquez will make 2.1 million next year and be lucky to get a Lou Williams type deal in the 2014 offseason, Holiday better turn that upside into something…

  17. MattSg
    10. January 2013 at 02:26

    Frank…..wtf? Really? Get rid of turner for jordan hill and the worst starter in the league? Lmfao. That has got to be the dumbest shit ever ..

  18. steve toll
    10. January 2013 at 10:10

    MattSG,
    You are totally off base. If we could trade J-Rich or SwaggyP today, the 76ers would be a better team.

    As for dumb ideas, which Frank’s wasn’t, your proposal of Lavoy+Dorell+Moultrie+unspecified pick for Paul Millsap is definitely the leader in the clubhouse

  19. ms. haygood
    10. January 2013 at 13:47

    watching ET play these last few years I just can’t get over how un-athletic he is for an NBA player. I was hoping with a better jump shot and better conditioning he may become a Paul Pierce type player but not gonna happen. Trade him to Milwaukee for Mbah m Boute straight up.

    Let’s all be honest 6ers have the worst front court in league right, with three guys that cannot run the floor with speed, block shots, rebound, play pick n roll defense, or set good hard picks.

    as far as the three point shooting, we all should know that you HAVE to have a player on your team that DEMANDS a double team whether it’s in the post or on the pick n roll to have a successful 3pt. shooting team, and the sixers haven’t had that since…………………………..?

  20. Frank
    10. January 2013 at 22:24

    Steve,

    Thanks for the defense there man. I’m guessing the raptors game was so bad there won’t be an article written on it…freeing up et for a serviceable 4 or 5, could finally allow DC to experiment with Thad at the 3 (something you’ve been calling for).

  21. Chief Royster
    11. January 2013 at 17:17

    Let me see …. Vucavic is cleaning the boards down in Orlando, Reggie is cleaning boards in the BK and our best rebounder is a 2 guard. And how much was Nic’s, Iggy, and Lou’s contract in comparison to a broke down Bynum contract terrible Swaggy contract and playing older than 33 years old J rich contract. Face it I was not a fan of the lou or Iggy or Vucavic trade at all. Philly fans have a history through all sports to give up on players before they can develop and then they shine elsewhere and we gamble on name recognition and washed up individuals. Yes we did it with Webber, Yes we did it with Brand. Yes Bynum will go in the way of Brandon Roy. Yes Vucavic will be a 20/10 player in the NBA and Lou will always be better than Nick Young. And Iggy is better than Evan strictly because of attitude and team cohesiveness. You don’t trade to be a worse team. I watch every game faithfully so I don’t care about stats because you cant statline energy and team chemistry. Jrue and Thad both look like they are really hating playing with this core of new additions. They were happier with last years crew because of the hard work every night.

  22. Chief Royster
    11. January 2013 at 17:25

    and I don’t agree with the Jrue bashing…. you put a city on your back and see what happens to your game… I’m glad he progressed as much as he has. I look at the Sixers on league pass because I’m stationed in Norfolk and Comcast doesnt show Zumoff. I have to watch all the games listening to the opposing teams commentators. And they all call holiday an All-Star guard and speak of Jrue highly. He is probobly the only reason the sixers are not making admission to all games free. I understand the Iggy bashing in prior years (not really, but i’ll give it to you) but Jrue is a real draft gem.

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