|After turning our attention from the lockout to the amnesty clause to free agency, it's finally time to look at something on the court. Assuming the Sixers don't make any big moves in the next 3.5 weeks, the starting lineup is set at PG, SF and PF. The center position will probably be a lesser of several evils deal, which leaves us with the two.|
|Way back in May, before the owners and union crushed our souls, it was apparent the Sixers biggest decision this offseason would be what to do with Thad Young. Thad is a restricted free agent, he was a big part of the team's improvement/success last season, he was the team's fastball off the bench, their scoring punch, their instant mismatch. He did basically everything that was asked of him and Doug Collins seemed to fall in love. Now it's time to put emotion aside, assess the new reality of the NBA and figure out what this guy is worth|
|The amnesty clause is going to be debated back and forth for the next couple of weeks, and possibly longer among every fan base in the league. For the Sixers, you're probably going to hear three names mentioned. Elton Brand, because he hasn't lived up to his contract. Andre Iguodala, because there's a moronic hatred toward the guy. And finally, Andres Nocioni, because he hasn't lived up to his contract and there's a legitimate hatred for the guy. Let's start with the mullet. (Skip to the end for my first meltdown of the 2011-2012 season)|
Latest comment: from StanBut Jefferson is larger piece of garbage that will take a longer time to get rid of. ...
|With the Eagles season officially going down in spectacular flames before we even reach December, I suppose it's time to forgive and forget the NBA's most recent unthinkable act. Unless Jeffrey Kessler somehow finds a way to twist some arms and get this thing into a courtroom, where he's been desperate to get it from the jump, the NBA lockout is about to end with the first games to be played on Christmas.|
Latest comment: from BrianIt's not going to add cap space if you re-sign Thad. You're going to have to use exceptions either way....
|The NBAPA didn't even need the full time allotted by David Stern's latest ultimatum. In a show of tremendous ... hubris, idiocy, unity? ... the union told the league to take their offer and shove it. They also put the league on notice they'll be disbanding the union and suing the league.|
|ESPN has gotten its hands on the proposal the owners have sent to the union as " the endpoint of their negotiations." Check out the PDF here, I'll add my take after the jump.|
Latest comment: from johnroszthat would be hilarious, a complete 180 and a change of tune after they realized the NBA was not bluffing...
|The NBA's best offer is on the table. It hasn't improved a whole lot from where it was a week ago, but they've essentially laid all their cards on the table. Take it or leave it by Wednesday, after Wednesday the offers get worse. This bold negotiating tactic has elicited a ton of tough talk from Jeffrey Kesler and Derek Fisher, but does their hot air really matter?|
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|If the lockout ends, and if there's a pure amnesty clause in there, and if the Sixers new owners are willing to shell out some extra money and if this all happens before the entire 2011-2012 season is wiped off the books, I've got an idea.|
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|After months of waiting, the Sixers finally, officially have their new owners in place. Joshua Harris and Adam Aron took center stage and provided a rough blueprint for how they plan to bring this franchise back to the top of the league, at least on the business side of things.|
|Now that two weeks of the season have officially been flushed down the dumper and all games in this calendar year are probably in jeopardy pending tomorrow's meeting, players are nearing the point where this lockout will cause them some actual pain (meaning, the point where the escrow checks the owners were forced to cut will be outpaced by lost wages). Let's take a look at how much money the Sixers have lost to this point, and how much they'll lose if/when all 2011 games are cancelled.|
|If you believe the reports, we might just have a 2011-2012 NBA season. After running the emotional gamut from denial to rage and finally near indifference, is it finally time to start thinking about the Sixers in a meaningful way? Or maybe we shouldn't get our hopes up.|
Latest comment: from landybridalI was comfortable and it wasn't heavy at all. I am so glad I tried this on....
|As both sides sit on their hands in the stalled NBA labor negotiations and the clock ticks down to lost games and possibly a lost season, it's nearing time to find an alternative fix for you basketball jones. Some will lean on the NCAA, some will scour the internet for grainy feeds of the Euro leagues, I'll probably find myself in a high school gym or two...or maybe I'll see if I have enough frequent flyer miles to get myself to Vegas in September.|
Latest comment: from StanA Kenny Thomas jersey? Also who is the "jaded one"?...
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