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The 'What If' Game

We've come to the point in this endless, torturous summer where it's time to use your imagination. After the jump, I'll set the stage, then it's your turn to play the game.

Imagine the following things actually happened over the past four months.

  • The Sixers traded Andre Iguodala and Samuel Dalembert for Tracy McGrady ('s expiring contract)
  • The Sixers wound up with the #2 pick in the draft.
  • The Sixers picked Evan Turner with the #2 pick.
  • Eddie Jordan was fired.
  • Doug Collins was hired.

Had the above moves been made, the Sixers' roster would look like this:

  • PG: Holiday, Williams
  • SG: Turner, Meeks, Green
  • SF: Thad, Kapono
  • PF: Brand
  • C: Speights, Jason Smith

Those nine players would be on the books for $40,829,769, meaning the Sixers would have a bit more than $17M in cap space.

Now put your thinking caps on. Think about the contracts that have been handed out. Think about the wheeling and dealing that's gone on. Also, keep in the back of your mind that Ed Stefanski is going to be the man making these moves. What happens? Who would the Sixers have spent that money on? What would the roster, and maybe the future of this franchise look like right now? And finally, would we be better off than we currently are?
by Brian on Jul 14 2010
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