Posts Tagged ‘Danny Granger’

Don’t Buy Out Danny Granger

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

grangerThe moment rumors starting flying around the world wide web last week about a possible trade between the 76ers and Indiana Pacers that would send Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round pick, discussion about that trade from the 76ers end has centered on what the Sixers would do with Granger.

Even before the deal was official, many assumed that the Sixers would simply buy-out the former All-Star and lethal scorer who thanks to knee issues is now a shell of the 20 ppg. player he was 4 years ago.  Starting this past weekend and continuing through this morning, it has been reported that the Sixers are either “working” on a buy-out for Granger or that the Sixers “may” buy him out.  Allegedly an announcement could come as soon as today.

Well, I am here to tell you that buying Danny Granger out is a mistake for the 76ers and I’m not the only one who thinks that way.

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An Enigma Until the End

Friday, February 21st, 2014

turnerblackbackdropeditedEvan Turner was perhaps the most frustrating and mystifying 76er I ever watched in my nearly 30 years of rooting for the franchise.

One night Turner would hang 34 points on the Knicks thanks to 59% shooting from the field and actually look like a player who should have been taken No. 2 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft.  The next night he would shoot 2-10 and total 6 points against the Hawks while acting like an overly dramatic teenager towards the officials all night and his head coach at times.

Turner’s roller coaster level of of play and his highly emotional mind set are the reasons I dubbed him  “The Enigma”.  And that nickname served the combo-guard well right up to his final moments in a Sixers uniform as it appears executives around the Association found Turner just as difficult to figure out as we did.

 

 

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JRUE SELECTED TO USA MINI-CAMP

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

One of the best ways to improve yourself in any sport is to play on your country’s national team. A recent example is former Sixer Andre Iguodala. Iguodala joined Team USA for the FIBA World Championship’s in 2010. He went on to have his only all-star season in 2011-12, after practicing with players like Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Danny Granger, Rudy Gay and Eric Gordon for a whole summer.

Team USA brought him back for the Summer Olympics last summer where once again he played exceptionally well and helped his team bring home the gold medal.

That’s why Sixers fans should be excited at the announcement that Jrue Holiday was selected today as one of 27 players to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s National Team mini-camp, held July 22-25 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

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GM 43: RAPID REACTS

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Philadelphia 76ers 94 FinalRecap | Box Score 111 Indiana Pacers
Elton Brand, PF 34 MIN | 8-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 16 PTS | -3

Like nearly everybody who wore a Sixers uniform tonight, Elton Brand shot the hell out of the basketball.  Like nearly everybody who wore a Sixers uniform tonight, Elton Brand didn’t do much while the other team shot the hell out of the basketball.

Andre Iguodala, SF 33 MIN | 3-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 9 AST | 10 PTS | -5

Though he fell just shy of a bare minimum double-double, Iguodala didn’t do much to stop George Hill and Danny Granger from going 15/23 for 37 points.

Spencer Hawes, C 20 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 6 PTS | -5

It was, admittedly, just nice to see him back on the floor. He showed good touch around the basket, made a few nice passes–including a really pretty first quarter bouncer that led to a Holiday and-one–but didn’t do much inside.  So he basically picked up right where he left off.

Evan Turner, SG 38 MIN | 9-11 FG | 2-4 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 21 PTS | -11

The Kid rolls on. Turner was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing night for the 7-6.  A prediction: he’s an All-Star next season.

Jrue Holiday, PG 35 MIN | 7-8 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 17 PTS | -8

In the face of questions about his place on the team in light of Turner’s rise, the developmentally stalled PG looked good. Is it just me, or does he look okay off the ball?

Lou Williams, PG 24 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 7 PTS | -18

Lou Williams was, charitably, not good tonight. The leading bench scorer in the NBA took bad shots, missed good ones, and hurt the Sixers in almost every way a player can hurt his team.

Thaddeus Young, F 29 MIN | 5-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | -20

Along with fellow Night Shift-er Williams, Thad was off his game tonight. He didn’t look sluggish as much as unfocused.  A strange effort.

Jodie Meeks, G 14 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | -9

Meeks is quickly sliding into Noicioni-level irrelevance.

Lavoy Allen, PF 3 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -2

Not much to say here. Obviously.

Nikola Vucevic, C 10 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -4

Vucevic has an almost Tony Battie-caliber ability to disappear.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw

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