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Feelings On Willie Green

You neglected one important positive. Willie really gets after it.

Actually, I can think of another positive: Willie seems to believe he's a good defender, which leads to comic situations, especially at the end of games.

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bdownbear on May 1 at 8:35
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Green gets bought out/cut?

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JohnMagee reply to bdownbear on May 1 at 10:32
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Unlikely

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AaronMcKie4MVP on May 1 at 10:55
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one more positive about willie - Eddie Jordan loved him. played him so much , the sixers were worse off for it. so by that logic , he contributed positively to the firing of eddie jordan


i would rather that willie green be a bad guy. then we would have kicked him to the curb years ago.

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JohnMagee reply to AaronMcKie4MVP on May 1 at 10:59
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Yeah, cause good guy or bad guy, that would impact teams willing to take on his craptacular contract.

He's a mediocre (at best) player with a stupid contract...next year is the last year and the sixers will have to get under the luxury tax, maybe someone will help the sixers out and take him off their hands.

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AaronMcKie4MVP reply to JohnMagee on May 1 at 11:04
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do you have to argue everyhting?
if the guy was a thug, he would not have made it this far, never would have been resigned. thugs only stay in the league when their talent prevails. argue that all you want.

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JohnMagee reply to AaronMcKie4MVP on May 1 at 11:05
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I will debate irrelevant silly points that have no basis in reality sure.

And JR Smith waves hello to your thug comment.

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AaronMcKie4MVP reply to JohnMagee on May 1 at 11:08
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and a lot of people will say jr smith is a decent enough player to warrant a job in the nba. point proven

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AaronMcKie4MVP reply to AaronMcKie4MVP on May 1 at 11:06
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and, apparantly, from a memeber of the press, "we take it easy on willie bvecause he is a good guy". so obvioulsy this has something to do with the staying power of this freakin scrub. perhaps if the press reminded management everyday of how much this guy stinks, they would not be so comfortable signing the guy

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AaronMcKie4MVP on May 1 at 11:12
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your right, character has no bearing on signing a guy. you want manaagement to lock themselves in a 3-hr psych evaluation of demarcus cousins, and yet you believe character has no bearing. you have successfuilly contradicted yourself numerous times for the sole purpose of starting a fight with me. close the trunk, malvo.

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Tom Moore on May 1 at 13:52
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Green has been a rotation player for every Sixers coach since Jim O'Brien. They must like something he does. IMO, he's a better defender and more reliable than Lou Williams. Still, all of the 1-on-1 moves to shoot 20-footers can be a bit much.

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JohnMagee reply to Tom Moore on May 1 at 20:24
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Being a better defender than Louis Williams is like saying someone is more tolerant than me...so what?

He has pictures of snider and lukko with a goat...it's the only explanation for lasting past numerous coaches and GMs

Even when god gave Billy King a do over - King still screwed it up

Really have nothing to add. He is what he is. A good soldier. Due to the mediocre nature of the Sixers, he's gotten more minutes than he would on a better team.

Willie Green would have been a great asset to this team IF he was used correctly. The problem is he is a below average player that plays way too many minutes.

If Willie is part of the rotation it will be a very bad sign for the 76ers. He will be an excellent trade bait for this year.

Off topic, but a couple sources have indicated that the Raptors may do a sign and trade with the Lakers, exchanging Chris Bosh for Andrew Bynum this summer. My question is would it be at all feasible for the Sixers to acquire Bosh in this way by offering up Iguodala? If so, how would you feel about it?

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JohnMagee reply to Jesse on May 1 at 20:27
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The raptors/lakers rumor is back? I love that rumor, since it's kind of silly and unnecessary - no offense to bosh, but the lakers have a better power forward than him already and a talented (though maybe injury prone) center...they're better now than if they made the trade.

I love the S&T rumors about Bosh - they're just hysterical - cause Chris has the raptors over a barrel - and he's going to sign with whomever he wants, regardless of if the raptors can work out a sign and trade.

Look at the sixers roster without iguodala and the lakers roster without bynum - why would bosh trade one hell for another - the sixers with bosh (and no iguodala) suck tards pretty much as bad as the current raptors.

How is gasol better then chris bosh?

More versatile scorer, more consistent defender and a much better passer

I disagree on the first 2 points, agree on the 3rd. Bosh has a better jumper and gets to the line better. And I think that he is a better defender then Pau.

Pau is a much better post scorer, with more moves. Bosh has deeper range, but lacks the post moves. Bosh is inconsistent on D. Pau is steadier

I think Pau is a much, much, MUCH better defender than Bosh. Pau's always been underrated. he's a very good man-man and weakside defender, but somehow got the label of soft.

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JohnEMagee reply to The Greek on May 2 at 23:36
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Are you also asserting that a gasol/bynum front court is worse than whatever bosh/league minimum player they get to be the center?

This is an aside, according to NBA.com Avery Johnson is meeting with 76ers and New Orleans... but i believe he would be more inclined for the new orleans job because:

"Johnson grew up in New Orleans and went to college at Southern in Baton Rouge before a 16-year NBA playing career."

people do tend to go where they have ties.. (e.g. Larry Brown going to Charlotte cause of the whole UNC thing, and now maybe back to Philly because of his family)

thoughts?

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JohnMagee reply to Eric on May 2 at 0:08
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In these kind of things people tend to go where they're offered a job and whichever pays the most money

It's not like they can afford to be choosey...

i can deal with one more year of willie green if it's the last year he will ever wear a sixers uniform.

i hate his shots with 16 seconds left on the shot clock and his terrible defense so much.

i like that he can get hot SOMETIMES for a couple shots, but he tends to keep jacking up stupid shots even after he cools down.

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teddy green on May 1 at 23:40
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Well people do go where they have ties and New Orleans is a more attractive job than Philadelphia. The Hoernets have two point guards who are argubaly better than ours, (one of whom when healthy is argably the best point guard in the NBA).

The Hornets will be over the Luxary tax next year so a good to ask is what is more attractive to teams with cap space who will most likely strike out in free agency:

Andre iqoudala or Darren Collinson and the caveat of having to take the final year of of Peja Stokvich contract?

The Hornets being in the West really hurts them. You have to win 50 games just to make the playoffs.

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JohnMagee reply to tk76 on May 2 at 13:36
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It also hurts that it's a franchise in turmoil, cheap current owner looking to get out, and yes it's awesome that they stayed, but fan support isn't going to be all that strong for a while until the city (if ever it does) fully recovers while still being screwed over by the government and insurance companies.

Talent wise though, I'd think the Hornets roster might look better...especially after the late season play of two of their rookies.

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Tom Moore on May 2 at 10:47
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Tom Moore on May 2 at 18:17
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Sixers just sent an e-mail that they met with Doug Collins today in Arizona. Stefanski, DiLeo and Gene Shue were there.

Stefanski: "We had a very productive meeting yesterday with Doug to discuss the position and his philosophies. He is someone who has a proven track record as a head coach and has great knowledge of the game."

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Jesse reply to Tom Moore on May 2 at 20:37
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Hey Tom, what do you think of Collins as a coach? Do you remember the systems he ran with the teams he coached in the past? Do his coaching philosophies gel with this sixers team? Any thoughts and opinions on Collins would be appreciated.

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Tom Moore reply to Jesse on May 2 at 20:45
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I know Collins was regarded as being pretty tough on his players. He demanded a lot. I believe his teams also walked the ball up most times.

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Tom Moore on May 2 at 18:45
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I hope the meetings with Collins/Johnson put to rest the notion that we didn't interview any big name coaches last year because no one wanted to interview here. It was because Ed Stefanski didn't want to go after a big name coach. If it was because he wanted to find a young assistant I'd understand, but to not interview anyone because he was so sure about Jordan makes me feel ill that he is still the GM. He hired Jordan and wouldn't even interview Collins?

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Jesse reply to ojr107 on May 2 at 23:41
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Good points. I just hope he "learned his lesson." Because he didn't have too much experience in the NBA before coming to the Sixers, maybe he just stuck with what he did know (the Nets with Eddie Jordan as an assistant). This is not a valid justification for his ineptitude in hiring Jordan, though, it just shows his naivety. The only good I can see coming out of it is the possibility that Stefanski will do a more thorough job with this coaching search. However, what I'd really like to see happen is the Sixers bringing in a new GM


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