|I've had some time while driving around Portland to gain some perspective on this Dalembert trade. Some deeper thoughts, and what I hope will be a comprehensive look at the entire story after the jump.|
|If the goal is to get into the playoffs A.S.A.P. (which I don't think it needs to be), this trade should do the trick. Details after the jump.|
|Prior to the draft, trading options are severely limited. Free agents, restricted or otherwise, cannot be traded. Players with ETOs or player options cannot be traded. Teams who will have millions in cap space this summer can't use a dime of it until after July 1st. Of course, there are always exceptions, and that's what we'll talk about after the jump.|
|Let's say the rumors are true and Larry Brown is brought in to be the basketball Messiah for the Sixers in the coming hours, days or weeks. Whether you're pro-Larry or not, one thing is for sure. When he's given the reins he will make at least one head-scratching trade. After the jump, let's see if we can guess who he'll target.|
Latest comment: from JohnEMageeI was enjoying the concept a bit more until 'larry brown, team president' was uttered...
|Eddie Jordan is the Sixers' coach. He's got his system, he's got his idea of the type of players who fit that system. Until he's no longer the coach, he's going to utilize this roster to fit his system. This means, among other things, that guys who may be perfect fits in other systems aren't going to be as useful for the Sixers, even though other teams may value their services. There are four ways this situation can go, we'll examine after the jump.|
|We're seven games into the season and I'm already looking at salaries, the CBA and potential trade partners. Probably not a great sign. After the jump, let's see if we can work something hypothetical out for Tracy McGrady.|
Latest comment: from Brian28 huh? I thought he was older for some reason, 30 now. That changes things. ...
|Chad Ford's Draft Buzz column has been a must-read for a while, for laughs if nothing else. Yesterday, one item in particular caught my eye. Details after the jump.|
|Andre Iguodala sort of broke the news on Twitter, then Globe and Mail broke with the first report. The Sixers will apparently send Reggie Evans to the Toronto Raptors for Jason Kapono. Analysis after the jump. The Sixers have confirmed on Sixers.com.|
Latest comment: from BrianBelieve it or not, I heard Foster was untouchable. They love him in Indy....
|This edition of crazy trade ideas that will never happen features a deal with the Sacramento Kings that would bring us a coveted shooter at the two guard, but leave us without a center. Let's take a look after the jump.|
|Dean H., a season-ticket holder and reader here, attended a lunch with Ed Stefanski earlier today. Here's his report from the Q&A session Stefanski had with the loyal fans.|
|Not that Miller. Chicago fleeced Sacto for Brad Miller and John Salmons. Details after the jump.|
|ESPN has the scoop, Jermaine O'Neal to the Miami Heat for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. You can officially cross Miami off the list of teams who may have cap space this summer.|
|The New Orleans Hornets are now without the services of starting center Tyson Chandler, starting power forward David West and backup big man Hilton Armstrong. Even with all three of those guys healthy, they still have absolutely no depth at the 4, nor at the 5. They have great depth at SG and SF, however. Do I smell a trade partner?|
Latest comment: from JayBallzNice idea...I like the way you think. ...
|With Tony DiLeo, one of the Sixers' top talent-evaluators for years, inserted as interim head coach, GM Ed Stefanski has taken it upon himself to scout. The Courier Post has a good story about Ed's role in scouting players, both for the upcoming draft and possible trades.|
|It was just about a year ago that Ed Stefanski took a look at his roster and made his first move as GM. Kyle Korver and his $4M+ salary was moved out for a draft pick and Gordan Giricek. At the time, I bet Stefanski didn't think his team would be in virtually the same position a full year later. So, the question is, will he pull the trigger on another deal? The bigger question, which we'll get into after the jump, is what would be the goal of the trade? Cap relief, or contention.|