|I've seen an awful lot of negativity surrounding the Sixers the summer, both from the mainstream media and fans. Heck, I'm not saying I haven't been guilty myself (Primoz, really?). But for one day at least, let's focus on the positive. After the jump, I'll give you my three favorite moments of the season, in the comments, let me know which was yours.|
|Tom Moore has the scoop, again, Primoz Brezec and the Sixers have agreed to a deal in principle for the upcoming season. Most likely, the deal will be for the veteran's minimum. The 7'2" center will have to pass a physical before it becomes official.|
|Check it out after the jump. I'll update this post later this afternoon with some analysis.|
Latest comment: from johnemageeI expect they'll hover a couple games within 500 most of the season......
|The Sixers reportedly brought Royal Ivey back for another year in Philly yesterday. Ivey opted out of the second year of a two-year deal earlier this summer. Details of the contract have not been released, but it'll probably be for around the minimum. Analysis, plus the Primoz Brezec rumor after the jump.|
|Two big storylines over the past several days: The Knicks claimed on washed up PG off waivers and the Thunder signed another. Excellent.|
Latest comment: from tk76Although I'm hopeful Jrue will turn out to be a good PG... I share the majority of your frustration....
|In his latest NBA Chatter column, Marc Stein says the Sixers are one of three teams in the hunt for Memphis PF Hakim Warrick. Up until last week, Warrick was a restricted free agent, but Memphis cut ties with him, possibly because they're hoping to find 40 shots/game for Zach Randolph.|
|While the future of the Sixers rests squarely on the shoulders of Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Marreese Speights, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday, the 2009-2010 season will most likely be defined by the biggest acquisition from 2008. A guy we haven't heard a whole lot about since he went down in February, Elton Brand.|
Latest comment: from SeanI don't think they bring back Allen. Too many issues, too much drama....
|As much time as I've spent worrying about the Sixers starting lineup this season, I really haven't given much thought to the overall rotation. Now is as good a time as any to kick off the discussion. The best place to start is the sixth man.|
|A rumored swap of big men got me thinking about our very own man in the middle. Apparently, New Orleans and Charlotte are talking about a deal sending Emeka Okafor to the Big Easy, and Tyson Chandler back east to the Bobcats. After the jump, we'll throw Sammy into the discussion as well and see where he ranks among these bigs.|
Latest comment: from johnemageeI read that one when it was originally posted - he's on my news reader - just didn't post the link to it :)...
|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.|
|Tom Moore has the scoop on the Sixers' pursuit of CJ Watson. In a nutshell, his sources tell him the Sixers are still interested, but only want to offer a one-year deal. Watson wants two years. After the jump, I've got a solution that may help solve more than one problem.|
|David Thorpe released his Rookie Watch column yesterday. His assessments are based on the Summer Leagues, the playing time opportunities for the players and their talent, as he perceives it. After the jump we'll see what he had to say about Jrue Holiday.|
|As the summer wears on and the storylines grow scarce I'm forced to turn to extremely unusual places for inspiration. Last night, it was late night Cinemax (not quite that late, though.) Richard Prior's remake of Brewster's Millions was on and obviously, it got me thinking about the Sixers.|
Latest comment: from Real and Speightacular"If Watson were not to sign with the Magic, it is possible that the Sixers could make a fresh offer." ~ Sixers still have eye on CJW...
|The Sixers' backcourt has garnered the lion's share of attention so far this summer, and rightly so, but there are issues up front as well. After the jump I'll lay out what I think the rotations at the four and the five should look like.|
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