|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"?...
|Another wing isn't at the top of the Sixers list of needs, but it's on there somewhere. Jason Kapono is gone and there have been several rumors of Andres Nocioni's departure swirling as well. A guy who could fill the role nicely is Reggie Williams and he may have just become more available.|
|According to the Sporting News, the Sixers #16 pick from this June's draft, Nikola Vucevic, is on the verge of signing a contract to play in Montenegro this season. The Voose would be the first first-round pick taken in this year's draft to make the leap to Europe in anticipation of lost games, or a lost season, due to the lockout.|
|Dei Lynam caught up to Andre Iguodala on the golf course yesterday and grabbed a few quotes on the lingering lockout and his plans should it stretch through the season.|
|David Stern and his gaggle of lawyers struck a preemptive blow against the NBA in the form of a couple of lawsuits yesterday. The suits are an attempt to turn the decertification move on its head, and if the owners get the desired result, decertification would turn the league on its head.|
|The two sides in the NBA labor dispute sat down at the negotiating table yesterday for the first time in over a month. As was expected, they came away from their session no closer to a deal. I guess it's a positive sign that they met, but it's hard to shake the feeling these meetings are little more than keeping up public appearances at this point.|
|ESPN ran a half-hearted debate last week going position-by-position trying to determine who is the best in the NBA at each spot. Well, the lockout is officially killing most meaningful Sixers discussion, so why not kick around this very same topic.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersI don't believe Wade is the best player on his team - let alone the league That's ignoring his injury history...
|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.|