|If/when this infernal lockout finally, mercifully comes to an end and the Sixers are expected to put a basketball team on the floor, Doug Collins is going to have some juggling to do. Barring a minor miracle, he's going to have much the same roster this season as he had in 2010-2011. While last season was about feeling out his players and gauging their roles, this year he's going to need to tweak things to make them work better. Unfortunately, he might just find he's got a lopsided squad.|
|Over the past couple days in the comments, the conversation has continually drifted to contention. How can the Sixers get from here to there? Is contention just a pipe dream? Is there anything the new owners can do to move the needle? Well, there's one clear path to relevance. Dwight Howard.|
|Yesterday, we argued the comparative values of two bench players, Lou Williams and Thad Young. Today, let's tackle a bigger question. Jrue Holiday vs. Andre Iguodala.|
|Here's a fun exercise to pass the time on this scorching hot Thursday. Start with the Sixers team that went to the finals in 2000-2001, pick any player who played for the Sixers at any time that year or any times since, and put together a roster. Further explanation and rules to follow.|
|Since the players and owners can't be bothered to have a legitimate negotiation until August, there's really not a whole lot going on in the NBA these days. We might as well waste some time analyzing the schedule that was released yesterday, even if the odds are against the season playing out that way.|
|Later today in what can either be described as a "thumbing their noses at us," or "slapping us in the face," move, the NBA will release the schedule for the 2011-2012 season. Typically, this is the day when I take a look and try to pinpoint a couple games I'm going to buy tickets for. It's just another step to build the excitement for the upcoming season. This year, it's just cruel.|
Latest comment: from stoned81Well if there can be one silver-lining to the lockout, I'll take it!...
|It appears as though the NFL lockout will probably be coming to an end later this week. The sides apparently were able to come to terms on the contentious issues and hammer out a deal that will save the season. While I'm not particularly optimistic the NBA will follow suit, there is definitely one thing to keep an eye on in the next couple of weeks in the NFL, and keep in mind if/when the NBA gets its act together.|
Latest comment: from BrianIt does, it can and it will. Only time frame I've seen is a couple of months from Kate Fagan...
|This time last year most of us were looking forward to a new perimeter trio for the Sixers. Jrue Holiday at the point, Evan Turner at shooting guard and Andre Iguodala at small forward. A lot has happened between now and then, most of it not involving those three players at those three positions at the same time. Today, let's take a look back at the season and see if J.T.I. was given a chance, how well they performed and maybe take a look into the future as well.|
|NBA.com is reporting that when all the math is done, the players' salaries will compromise less than their guaranteed 57% of BRI for the 2010-2011 season, the first time this has happened under the current CBA. This may not seem like big news, but it could have serious ramifications. For starters, the players will have about $160M due to them, 8% of their salaries.|
|As some players make the move overseas, others find ways to bide their time and the sides continue to avoid negotiations like the plague, we inch closer and closer to a completely lost NBA season. Here's today's question: What would the Sixers look like after a full lost season?|
Latest comment: from stoned81LOL that is some funny ish...
|Perhaps the days of the Sixers puff piece from CSN will come to an end once Comcast no longer owns the team, but for the time being, Dei Lynam is definitely churning them out. Yesterday, she reported on Andre Iguodala's appearance at Part of the Solution Community Day. What made this appearance noteworthy? Well, Iguodala actually looked happy.|