NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/28/13 12:07 pm EST

A great “open letter” style email piece to Sixers ownership from Jason Wolf at delawareonline.com.  A MUST READ.

John Finger at csnphilly.com thinks the Sixers organization need to “flip the script” and looks at the Sixers horrible tendency to shoot from “the yard”.  Something we have been complaining about all year. 

Video commentary by Stephen A. Smith  & Skip Bayless on DC’s meltdown.

From Yahoo Sports, a preview of tonight’s Sixers at Bulls game which is on national TV.  The Sixers could get really smoked tonight in Chicago and further continue their slide to the 2013 Lottery.  Although the Bulls are 4-8 in their last 12 games.  

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com finds a guy with 100 Mo Speights youth jerseys to sell.  NO LIE!

With the 2012-13 season firmly in the crapper, it’s time to look at he 2013 NBA Draft.  At nbadraft.net they are projecting that the 76ers will select 11th and take Willie Cauley-Stein from Kentucky.

Shooting guru Herb Magee has announced the dates for his “elite shooting clinics” this summer.  I’m looking at you Evan Turner, but it couldn’t hurt if you took Mr. Streaky with you (Dorell Wright).

Rich Levine at csnne.com writes that Doug Collins is the #2 choice to be the next coach of Team USA.

Over at Sixers.com there is video of the Sixers Dream Team’s visit to the African-American Museum in Philadelphia in celebration of Black History Month.  You had me at Sixers Dream Team.

Over at philly.com, Marcus Hayes notes that the Sixers have no else to blame for this mess but themselves.

Via Twitter we learn that the Wilt bobbleheads have arrived at the WFC.


 
 
 

5 Responses to “NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS”

  1. Alex Hootan
    28. February 2013 at 14:55

    re, “open letter” style email piece to Sixers ownership

    This was an interesting perspective on Sixers. I sort of understand where he is coming from. But, I disagree with him on firing DC. It is always easy to blame the coach and this team has done that for the past 8 seasons. The failure of this team has little to do with DC. Doug is a great motivator and a fabulous basketball mind. A coach change does absolutely nothing for this team at this point. Sixers have two good young players who will get better to build around, Thad Young (their best player) and Holliday. This team is however missing important pieces. You just cannot create something out of nothing ( no talent).
    A) Rebounding and post, forget Bynum, he is done, get Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson or both next summer. B) Get a good shooter, keep N. Young, but get ride of Wright, and Richardson. C) get a good lock down defender or a shot blocker for Haws.

  2. Philadunkia
    28. February 2013 at 16:19

    Alex,

    I strongly disagree with you on a couple of points.

    First of all, Nick Young is terrible. Outside of his short “hot” streak that began when he was inserted into the starting lineup, he has done nothing this season. Do you realize he has scored 3 points in the last 2 games (both starts) on 1-10 shooting?

    While not totally to blame for the Sixers failures this season, DC has a significant role in the mess that has transpired.

    As Wolf states in his post (and these items that have been mentioned here at Philadunkia) DC signed these players — Brown, Hawes, Lavoy Allen, Nick Young. So he messed up there and should stop whining about the players on this roster.

    Also it’s his conservative, avoid the “live ball” TOs at all cost offense that has caused the Sixers to shoot too many long 2’s (the least efficient shot in the NBA) and become the most boring team in the Assoc.

    Lastly, while he is a vvery good coach, in typical Collins fashion, he has burned out these players (and himself) in year 3 of his tenure. It’s his MO and there is no denying that fact.

    A coaching change has to happen. Maybe not now, but absolutely in the off season. I’d prefer for it to happen now just so I can see if Moultrie can play and what, if anything, this roster would do in a different offense.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    — C. Smith

  3. Rick
    28. February 2013 at 16:41

    Alex,

    You almost lost your credibility with me when you said Thad was the best player on the team(it reminded me too much of some guy I know, whose name I will not pronounce), but to each is own. You did hit it right on the nose with putting pieces together though. We have a whole bunch of the same players (shooting wings) and then we have none of other players(good wing defenders, real center, scoring SF, backup point guard.) When I watch other teams I think “I wish we had him.” And I’m not talking about the Lebron James’ and Dwight Howards’, I’m taking about role players that are good at what they do. For example, Gordon Hayward, he is a shooter that can defend and also get to the hoop. I would love to have a player like that instead of Turner and wright, which are one trick pony’s. Another example, kenneth faried, he has energy and he’s a great rebounder. Another example, andre iguodala, it was time for him to go, that is not what I am here to argue, he is a great wing defender though. We used him as our main piece, and it made him look bad. When he’s on the denver nuggets and playing in a role he looks great at times. Another example, Al Jeffferson, he gives us an inside presence and he can score and rebound (unlike our bigs). If we added these four pieces( along with Jrue and Thad, amongst others), which included NO stars, we would be a tough team in the east. Our GM’s I feel do not know how to put a team together. They think they can bring a star in and then everything else will fall into place. I would rather have a strong TEAM all the way around. Then if a star is available that fits around everybody’s role, then we bring him in and get even better. Until they figure this out we will continue to be a bad team.

  4. George
    28. February 2013 at 22:28

    I like the players discussed but am so tired of putting our hopes in the next free agent. Even worse that we can’t seem to develop a single player. How about coaches? Who do we go for next? Jerry Sloan? Stan Vangundy? Aaron Mckie? I swear I am so tired of asking questions… After watching what has happened with rookies, is anyone looking forward to the draft? Seriously, it’s bad enough we stink, but I can’t even look forward to the draft for f&@!$ sake

  5. Fari
    1. March 2013 at 00:05

    You all,
    I really enjoyed your insight. Here are some questions that I have and like your input.

    Bynam: I agree that we need to end our love affair with him. Best case he will be play 20 to 30 games next 3 years. But I read somewhere (I think hoops hype) that Sixers may give him a contract and have some kind of language in here to protect the franchise. Crazy!!!

    J. Rich, Young, and Write: I think Sixers will keep one. But I want all of them to play for another team next season.

    Draft: I read some draft reports and there is nothing there to help us. I felt like I am in the middle of Sahara Dessert looking for water!!!!

    Free Agency: There are some good pieces like Jefferson and Millsap as appointed out by you guys. But why in the world they want to come here?

    Trade: We have Haws, and Turner that we need to use as assets. But can we get some decent defenders and/or shooters for them?

    DC: Ok let him go, but who is out there to get this team going? Should we eventually go back to Larry Brown before he ends up in a nursing home? (I love Larry but he is getting really old)

    Finally: For god sake tell me if you think I see a Sixers championship happening in the next 10 years?

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