The other day, I wrote how the 76ers should approach building a real contender by tanking and trading for superior but injured players. Today, we will assume that their are enough parts in place to build something.
Like a hostile takeover of a corporate entity, cutting the dead weight is an obvious first step. From there we will look at some undervalued assets around the league, similar to what was done in (A plan for 13-14).
What to do with “The Enigma”, Evan Turner? It’s quite simple actually. Whomever the GM for the Sixers is, he needs to call ET into his office on a weekday morning. From there, they should ask, “Evan, if we can trade you to another team, is that something you would be interested in?”
The obvious answer will be yes. The next move is to pick up the phone and call every single NBA team. It will certainly be a humbling experience for Mr. Turner. A combination of quick hang ups, laughs and outrageous demands (give us your lottery pick, is Thad coming too, We will give you Beasley/Bargnani/Ellis for ET, we require all the tea in china etc etc) will make it obvious to ET that the NBA truly has no interest in his services at $6,700,000 for the 2013-2014 season.