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Enjoy the Break, Sixers

Thought Turner did a pretty good job when he was D'in up Kevin Martin too (especially not fouling on his drives). Thad kept us in it with his offense early. Jrue still turns the ball over too much and lost Lowry a few times but he still played a pretty effective game.

Another update from a "friend" on facebook.

talking about Iggy:
"He's alright just not what they were trying to make him out to be. They should trade him straight up for jj riddick"

This is what a portion of Philadelphia fans think of the best wing defender and solid stat stuffer in the game. They believe that JJ Reddick>Iggy. I am going to go throw up.

you need to pick smarter friends. he's probably the only one in the world who would say that.

Sean reply to MW on Feb 17 at 9:27

Sadly I don't think that's the case. I know plenty of people (my dad being one) who absolutely hate Iguodala and just want to get rid of him because 'he's such a terrible shooter'. It's very frustrating.

Bob Cooney reported....
"A Western Conference source said that the Portland Trail Blazers are said to be looking at Sixers forward/center Marreese Speights.

As a proposed trade, the Blazers offered forward Dante Cunningham, a Villanova product, as well as a second-round draft pick.

The Sixers do not appear to be interested in such a move."

Don't know much about Cunningham, is he any good?

Nope, he's not good. But he went to Villanova, so you'll have some people screaming to make the trade.

Cunningham is worthless. He is an undersized PF. We already have enough of those.

Now if we can get Camby that's another story...

13% defensive rebounding as a power forward? He should be ashamed of himself. It's not like he's on the court with Camby all the time either. No wonder Portland wants him off the roster.


Obviously Nova alumni are rocking.

It's kind of sad that Speights value in the league has dropped so low. Well done Douggie

deepsixersuede reply to GoSixers on Feb 17 at 10:37

The 2 names mentioned in trade rumors are Spieghts and Kapono so what possible return, as far as bigs, could that bring back?

Throw in Songaila and you have enough to get either Przybilla or Camby (I prefer camby)

deepsixersuede reply to GoSixers on Feb 17 at 10:41

If you could trade Battie and Nucioni for Haywood, would ya? Is he, defensively, enough to add 5 wins and maybe win a first round matchup?

No - haywoods contract is awful

I wouldn't because he's not worth the money he's owed. As far as I'm concerned there's only one guy who's been put on the trading block that would give the Sixers a serious shot to make a run in the playoffs.

That would be carmelo right?

Oh man, that just made me laugh. I really got to be careful what I say! :)

deepsixersuede reply to Chunky Soup on Feb 17 at 10:58

Just looking at our options, if we want to compete in the Iggy/Elton era, I don't see a better option that may be available. Haywood, after this year is owed 4 years at 8.7 avg. salary which is overpaying but is getting an upgrade over what we have and, most of all, may be available. His last year is a team option. He may turn this team into a top 5 to 8 defensive team.

He's terrible - he had a good year when he was trying to get a new contract - and he stinks this year

deepsixersuede reply to GoSixers on Feb 17 at 11:02

Believe me, I am not a big fan of his, but the pickings are bad.

Camby is a better option than haywood - contract wise too - hell kaman if available is a better option than haywood

Just because the pickings are bad doesn't mean you HAVE to pick - that's where teams sign bad contracts or make bad trades - if there isn't a deal out there you like you don't make a bad deal just to make one

Obtaining haywood is one of those types

deepsixersuede reply to GoSixers on Feb 17 at 11:08

Like you said yesterday, if they are not willing to pay the luxury tax, does it really matter? They have no shot at winning.

Whether or not the ownership is willing to pay the luxury tax is one thing - paying the luxury tax so you can obtain brandon haywood is just nuts

Haywood's defensive rating is 104 and his d rebounding is 19%. Camby has a 99 d rating and 35% rebounding. Which makes Haywood pedestrian and Camby an absolute star.

deepsixersuede reply to Chunky Soup on Feb 17 at 12:01

D.Howard is better than Camby, and probably just as gettable. If a comparison is in order Haywood versus Hawes defensively is the one that interests me.

Houston will probably get a quality big before us because of their assets. We are probably offering at best an 18 to 22 pick, Spieghts, and maybe an expiring. Does Collins even think of moving Young? I doubt it.

Is Kamen a better option? He seems to be a better offensive player than Hawes but does he help defensively? And he also makes 5 million more per season than Haywood.

We probably stand pat and bring in a cheap vet next year [Mohammed?] and choose between Hawes and Spieghts if they aren't willing to spend.

D.Howard is better than Camby, and probably just as gettable.

You really believe that huh?

His last year is a team option. He may turn this team into a top 5 to 8 defensive team.

They're #9 in DFR right now, so yeah, I'd say Haywood could move them up #8. Dream big :)

Tom Moore reply to deepsixersuede on Feb 17 at 10:39

Heard there's little interest around the league in Kapono.

He has no value as a player, he has value as an expiring contract - when Portland faces the reality that Brandon Roy is not going to help them win anything but dumbest contract of the past 10 years - they might want to start shedding the money they can - saving 10 mil on Marcus Camby for a year might seems like a good idea. Songaila and Kapono are only in any deal as expiring contracts.

Tom Moore on Feb 17 at 10:39

Sixers closing in on third straight winning month:


deepsixersuede reply to Tom Moore on Feb 17 at 10:47

Tom, I love all your snipets you provide, they give a good sense of the team's personality; question, how do you think the players feel about Spieghts, do they want him on the court with them?

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