I went on the record for quite some time as saying I'd love to see Josh Smith in a Sixers' uniform next year. He's far from the ideal low-post scoring power forward the team so desperately needs. He's not a viable threat from the outside, the team's other huge area of need. But for some reason, the idea of pairing him up with Samuel Dalembert to patrol the paint canceled out all the drawbacks for me. After seeing what happened in the final 2.5 games of the playoffs, I'm not so sure anymore.
I think a couple of games in the Atlanta/Boston series bolstered my case (not coincidentally, Atlanta wins). The rest of the series showed why adding Smith to the Sixers is a terrible, horrible idea.
This is the first of a series of posts on the free agent and trade options available to the Sixers this offseason, now I want to know what you guys think. Josh Smith, the missing piece, a step in the wrong direction or somewhere in between?Stats for reference:Starting Lineup If the Sixers get him:
- Andre Miller
- Andre Iguodala
- Thad Young
- Josh Smith
- Samuel Dalembert