|It's rare that you'll find an opinion on a Sixer shared among virtually all the fans. Marreese Speights is pretty much that rarity personified. Even his most ardent supporters have given up the ghost on Speights at this point, and it's not hard to see why. He's up today in the prediction vs. performance series, stats and thoughts to follow.|
|If Andre Iguodala is the Sixers whipping boy among most basketball Luddites, Lou Williams clearly holds the honor among the deep-thinkers. His numbers are sort of sexy in a points-per-minute kind of way and many advanced metrics love his game, but there's something about what he does to the offensive flow that rubs people the wrong way. Let's see how he performed against my prediction.|
|It seems no matter what I write, the conversation always drifts back to trading Andre Iguodala, so why fight it? The most-relevant question regarding the Iguodala situation is probably what would other teams be willing to give up to obtain Andre Iguodala. Second on the list is what's the minimum you would accept in return. Let's tackle that one today.|
Latest comment: from Charlie HJosh McRoberts has no elite skills....
|They need a big. They need a scorer. They should trade up for Kanter or Biyombo. Iguodala must go. Thad must be re-signed. Let Hawes walk. There's no shortage of opinions on what the Sixers should do this summer and I'm sure everyone has the same goal in mind. My only question is where does the path lead through?|
|I thought Meeks would work his way into the rotation this season, but I never thought he'd become a starter and key contributor. His shooting opened doors on the offensive end for other guys and save for a terrible slump at the end of the season, he was a legit weapon throughout.|
|Up next in the PvP series is our big man by default, Spencer Hawes. We'll take a look at my predictions vs. his performance in a bit, but I'll cut right to the chase. Spence played a little more than I thought he would, scored a little less, rebounded a little more and sucked just the right amount.|
|It's time to take a look at my player-by-player predictions from the preseason and compare the numbers with what actually happened on the floor. We'll break down the entire roster to see how far off I was (or wasn't). Up first is Evan Turner|
Latest comment: from Derek BodnerOf course I've compared his freshman year to his sophomore year. And yeah, I expect it to carry over. ...
|Probably not. But let's take a look at it anyway. The Sixers don't have a horse in this race, obviously, but plenty of teams who they could possibly be looking to deal with will be focused on those lottery balls. A quick look to follow.|
|Typically, it takes me a couple of weeks after "my team's" season ends to take an interest in the sport again. Sometimes, the playoffs have already come to a conclusion by the time I tune back in. This year was no different, but I'm starting to come around. Since there's nothing new to talk about regarding the Sixers, let's spend our Monday talking about the conference finals and beyond.|
|There's a very, very good chance we're going to get locked out in a little over six weeks. By us, I mean the fans as well as the players. And by locked out, I mean we won't be able to fully dive into the offseason roster moves because (a) the teams won't be allowed to make any moves and (b) the framework for how moves will be made won't exist. I've given some thought to what we'll do around here if the lockout does happen. More on that and the owners' latest proposal to follow.|
|As I watch the OKC/Memphis series play out in the West, I can't help but think about the Sixers/Knicks game on April 6th, and how things could've possibly played out much differently for the Sixers had they not lost on that fateful day.|
Latest comment: from MariaFockeguardedly optimistic. ...
|TK76 asked the question of where Andre Iguodala would fit, and what kind of impact he'd have in the comments yesterday. As is usually the case, the best ideas around the parts begin in the comments, so let's spend the day ruminating on possible destinations for our best player.|