PHI / NJN SQUAD FALLS TO 0-2 at OPSL

Posted by: Philadunkia
07/07/09 9:41 pm EST

emaynorThe Sixers/Nets team got off to a slow start in game two of the OPSL, and never really woke up, as they dropped Tuesday’s game to the Jazz, 83-68.

Chris Douglas-Roberts was the standout player for the Sixers/Nets (0-2).  The only player on the team with more than 6 points in the first half, he had 13 on 5-7 shooting in the first, ending up with a game-high 27. Of course as we all already know, Roberts plays up the TPK for the NJ Nets.


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THE LOCAL KIDS

Posted by: Philadunkia
06/26/09 10:19 am EST

ellingtonandhottieThis post has nothing to do with the 76ers selection of Jrue Holiday at #17 last night. We’ll get that post up later.

We just wanted to give a big congratulations to all the kids with ties to Philly that were drafted last night in NYC. We especially want to say congrats to former Episcopal Academy standout Wayne Ellington. Ellington had to wait a while to hear his name called, but finally Minnesota sent his name into David Stern at #28 and soon he’ll been living the life of a baller.

Plus he had this great looking number on his arm last night when he was spotted out at dinner in the Northern Liberties section of the city.

Our congrats also go out to…

Tyreke Evans (American Christian Academy / Memphis) who was selected at #4 by the Kings.

Gerald Henderson (Episcopal Academy / Duke) who was selected at #12 by our man Larry Brown and Charlotte.

Dante Cunningham (‘Nova) who was selected at #33 by the Portland Trailblazers.

Ahmad Nivins (St. Joe’s) who was selected at #56 by the Dallas Mavericks.

LOCAL KIDS GET THEIR SHOT

Posted by: Philadunkia
06/10/09 4:27 pm EST

D053653165.JPGYesterday we mentioned that the 76ers were scheduled to bring in LSU’s Marcus Thornton on Thursday as one of their last remaining scheduled NBA Draft prospect workouts for 2009. Well the Sixers have added four players to Thursday’s list so that Thornton has some cats to play against, pass the ball to and run drills with in front of Stefanski and the Sixers brass. Included among the additions are two local products, Temple’s Dionte Christmas and UNC shooting guard Wayne Ellington (Episcopal Academy).


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FREE WILLIE

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/14/09 7:11 am EST

 

williegreen11It’s no secret that we here at Philadunkia are not big fans of  Willie Green  and to say that we have been frustrated with the Sixers decision to repeatedly keep trotting Green out on the floor in the first five is an understatement.

 However his recent string of games has been especially poor (outside of the Chicago run) and Willie’s play has finally driven us over the edge. Take a look at his recent outings: against Toronto, Green was 3-8; vs. Cleveland he was a horrific 3-13; at Charlotte Green went 6-14; up at the Meadowlands vs. the Nets, Green was 4-11 and vs. Detroit he was 2-6. For us it’s not ALL about the misses either. Although the clanks and bricks don’t help.

Willie Green should not be taking 14 shot in a pick up game at the 25th and Diamond let alone in a NBA game vs. the Bobcats. Period, end of statement. Additionally, Green rarely grabs a rebound as you can see by his pitiful 1.6 rpg. this season

To be fair, Willie has been put in a bad situation by the Sixers. Green is a borderline NBA player who belongs coming off the bench as a 9th or 10th man. He certainly is not a starter in this League by any stretch of imagination. Green has been thrust into that role, because the Sixers failed during the 2008 off-season to find a legit 2-guard to provide some fire power from outside either as a starter or off the bench.

So even thought it’s not totally his fault, it’s still time to say enough already and pull the plug on the Willie Green era.

Hopefully Ed Stefanski will address this need in the off-season by picking up an experienced NBA shooting guard, but if they fail to do so again (Don’t laugh, it could happen.) and for some reason and Green is back next fall at Sixers camp, then here is a list of D-League players (with no regard for their current contract status) that we believe should be given a chance to take Green’s job. 
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