|As a Sixers fan, the only good thing you can say about 2010 in general is that hopefully the path was cleared for 2011 to be a little brighter. As far as tangible results go, well, let's just hope we don't have to live through another year like this for a long, long time.|
|Up next in the Early Predictions series: Number thirty-three on the Sixers, number one in your hearts...Willie J. Green!|
|I'll start with the obligatory disclaimer on any post of this type: Willie Green is, by all accounts, a great guy. With that out of the way, after the jump we'll discuss whether this year will be the year he's finally buried on the end of the bench.|
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|Up next in our Feelings On series is none other than Willie Green. I'll do my best to be fair and balanced after the jump.|
|When we look at the SIxers' salary situation next season, it's hard to find a way to wiggle them under the luxury tax with some kind of a trade. There is one thing that could change that equation, though. Willie Green's early-termination option.|
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|Jrue Holiday (1,372) has now played more minutes than Willie Green (1,334). If your Monday is going anything like mine, you could us a pick-me-up. Preview/game thread for the Orlando game coming around 5.|
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|My hatred for Willie Green on the basketball court (I'm sure he's a nice guy) is well known. Three head coaches in a row have made the colossal blunder of not only playing this guy heavy minutes, but starting him for stretches. His shot selection is atrocious, his defense is porous (to be kind), his lone good quality is his low turnover rate (mostly because he doesn't pass the ball very often). Well, in the midst of crunching numbers for another post, I stumbled across a split that may surprise you.|
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|Mark this date, November 29th, on your calendars. It was the first time Willie Green was inserted into the starting lineup. It was the first time Eddie Jordan started a small lineup. It was the first time the Sixers played a small lineup for the entire game and it was officially the day that Eddie Jordan's grace period ended for me. In no world, no matter how many injuries you have on your roster, should Willie Green ever be on the floor for 38 minutes.|
|My only option for catching the game was the 2 a.m. replay on NESN, so I'm not getting to this recap until 4:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Needless to say, it's not going to be long. Don't let the lack of girth to this post lead you to believe I didn't thoroughly enjoy this game, though. The Sixers showed amazing heart in a game they really had no business keeping closer than 20 points.|
|This post sprung from the comments section yesterday. Coach Jordan's comments about Jrue and Willie sparked a lively debate, and I wanted to take a more thorough look at how he's handled playing time for rookies in the past. We'll also pick up our Willie Green discussion, and take a look at a chart.|
|Well, it didn't take long for quotes out of camp to put a damper on my unfounded enthusiasm. After the jump, count 'em, two quotes which will make you either scratch your head, vomit or both.|
|Today, Willie Green will go under the microscope for our Predicting 2010 series. I'm not sure how many different ways I can say, "This guy should not be playing," but I'm sure we'll find out after the jump.|
|On Friday, we talked about the Sixers assumed plan to play Iguodala, Thad and Brand at the three, four and five, respectively. That leaves two open slots. Coach Jordan made it clear there need not be a point and a shooting guard, the Princeton offense runs with just a pair of guards, regardless of designation. After the jump, we'll take a look at the situation, and possible solutions.|