|Everyone's favorite "young" team with gobs of upside and an ultra-cool superstar wing as recently as a year ago, suddenly finds itself kept (barely) afloat by an aging point guard with a ton of old-man moves and moxie. This one is wrought with fun matchups, let's take a look at a few.|
Latest comment: from KellyDadDre Miller really looks too much like Richard Pryor in that pic. ...
|A year ago yesterday, we took a look at what the Sixers would be missing in the absence of Andre Miller, and how they could make up for that production. Today, let's see how that worked out.|
|The Sixers return home tonight to take on their left conference whipping boy, the Portland Blazers. If you've been MIA over the past two seasons, you've missed the Sixers handle the Blazers in almost every imaginable way. Let's hope tonight is no different. Preview and game thread after the leap.|
|If you've ever wondered why I'm not as high on the Portland Trailblazers as most of the mainstream media (who fawn all over them like a female intern in Bristol), it's probably because (a) the Sixers have won four of their past five against Portland and (b) I don't exactly see a roster that's going to defend out there. That being said, they're going to kill the Sixers tonight. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|Perhaps I've been too blasé about Andre Miller's departure from the Sixers. I agree that re-singing him for more than two seasons would have been foolish. I understand the team's desire to give Lou a legitimate shot at the point, they did give him a hefty contract last summer after all. Generally, I'm pretty happy with the youth movement, but there are definitely things I'm going to miss about Miller. After the jump we'll talk about one thing in particular that I believe he could've passed on to Jrue Holiday.|
|Let's can the talk about heady play, gutsy leadership, killer instinct and determination for a minute and take a look at the numbers. Now that Andre Miller is gone, let's take a statistical look at exactly what needs to be replaced, and by whom.|
Latest comment: from BrianHe's unrestricted, right? Any idea what his asking price is in dollars, not years?...
|Well, it's a done deal folks. Andre Miller was signed by the Portland Trailblazers. The deal was for 3 years, $21M (the third year is some kind of team option). I truly believe Miller sealed his fate in Philly by skipping his exit interview, and as a franchise it's officially time for the Sixers to move on.|
|Thank you, Joe Dumars. While I firmly believe the two free agent signing Dumars made yesterday will cripple his team, there's another reason to be thankful for his decisive action on the free agent market. He took one bullet out of Andre Miller's gun.|
|Andy Miller, Andre Miller's agent (no relation) said the Sixers are still his first choice. During the season, Ed Stefanski said, or at least intimated, that Andre Miller was a part of this team's future. After going over this from about 2,000 different angles, I just don't see bringing him back as a step forward for this franchise. The question is, could they possibly see it differently?|
|It's time to take a look back on the 2008-2009 season, and assess how each player performed. More importantly, though, I want to pay close attention to how the pieces on this young team progressed. It's Andre Miller's turn today. Stats, trends, highlights and lowlights after the jump.|
|Tom Moore has some possibly damning news on his blog. Neither Andre Miller nor Theo Ratliff showed up for the Sixers' final team meeting of the season today. I'm not 100% sure where I stand on the Miller question at this point. Theo, you can take or leave, I suppose. I have a feeling neither one of these guys will be around if/when the Sixers really turn the corner. Still, it's a bad way to end what was an excellent season for Miller.|
|There are two ways to look at the 2009-2010 Sixers right now. In one picture, Andre Miller is re-signed, they use a portion of the mid-level to get a shooter (hopefully more successful than Kareem Rush) and they hope that Elton Brand's return will catapult them to the top of the Eastern Conference. The second picture is far less clear, and possibly more realistic.|
|This series could be over. The Sixers could have swept. At the same time, Orlando could've swept. Instead, we're tied 2-2 and even though the Magic have stolen home court advantage back, this series is far from decided.|
Latest comment: from BlackburnLucia19People in all countries get the credit loans in different creditors, because this is simple and comfortable. ...
|This game should not have been decided by two points. The free throw shooting was atrocious in the fourth quarter, and the Sixers should've put Orlando out of its misery much, much earlier. Still, a win is a win. And a win in the playoffs is gold, especially in a swing game. Thoughts on game three after the jump.|
Latest comment: from Real and SpeightacularWell, it's a two-man thing with COY still in control of calling the defense....
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