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Old 02-21-2017, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default Trade Deadline - Sixers Edition

Starting to look like Okafor will get moved after all, and looks like Detroit is taking offers for Kantavious Caldwell Pope. What if 1) we move Okafor to Sac-Town for Willie Cayley-Stein and 2) then move Noel, perhaps in a 3-way, for KCP. We get a 3-and-D SG and a backup center with team control and relieve the logjam at center. Can Brett Brown do for WCS's offensive game what he has done for NN'd? If nothing else, we would have the all-hyphenated team. Crazy, but so was the trade of DeMarcus Cousins.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:02 AM   #2
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One of these days they'll put it all together. They're NEVER on tv up here. Now they make you pay for everything and it sucks. Then again I'm probably better off.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:30 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's frustrating as heck. I can only catch games here and there,sometimes pull them from online. And listen to Internet radio. But they are on the come, and shoild get more coverage soon. I just want to see what it looks like when you get Embiid and Simmons on the floor together.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:21 AM   #4
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This franchise just can't seem to get it right or catch a break.

-Noel misses his first year and is a disappointment.
-Embiid misses his first 2 years, but looks like a stud IF he can stay healthy.
-They have to wait 2 years for Saric and I don't know what to think about him.
-Okafor has been disappointing overall.
-Simmons has yet to play.

I expected more from the #6, #3, #12, #3 and #1 slots in the first round.

And, they will probably not get the Lakers pick this year, because the lakers seem to be in tank mode and it is top 3 protected. You watch, the Lakers will draft a stud this year and next year the pick won't be worth much.

The Sixers may be one of the most bumbling franchises in all of sports. So many huge mistakes since their last title (Jeff Ruland trade, trading Barkley, drafting Shawn Bradley, Andrew Bynum). Good God what a bunch of horrid moves.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:14 PM   #5
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I watch them often, Saric can play, since Joel went out he is aggressive and has taken over some quarters . I just hope they keep McConnell around, he is what makes them go. I would like to see Simmons, Saric, Joel and Noel on the court with McConnell. They would be both fast and big. If they can hit on another guy or 2, they will be further along than most think possible. The truly seem to like each other a lot. Can't wait to see what they draft. I hope they don't go crazy in free agency, if they can stay with the young guys, they might be able to keep this thing together longer
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This franchise just can't seem to get it right or catch a break.

-Noel misses his first year and is a disappointment.
-Embiid misses his first 2 years, but looks like a stud IF he can stay healthy.
-They have to wait 2 years for Saric and I don't know what to think about him.
-Okafor has been disappointing overall.
-Simmons has yet to play.

I expected more from the #6, #3, #12, #3 and #1 slots in the first round.

And, they will probably not get the Lakers pick this year, because the lakers seem to be in tank mode and it is top 3 protected. You watch, the Lakers will draft a stud this year and next year the pick won't be worth much.

The Sixers may be one of the most bumbling franchises in all of sports. So many huge mistakes since their last title (Jeff Ruland trade, trading Barkley, drafting Shawn Bradley, Andrew Bynum). Good God what a bunch of horrid moves.
I hate to say it but this is how I feel. Read an article this week on the future picks they have. Things look rosey but hell they have had good picks and I am not sure they have done well with them. All the picks you mention are guys who could be good but ...... it ain't happening. Maybe they are just a year away but maybe two years or three years or never.
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frustrating being a fan of all Philly sports sometimes. The Phils have lost more games than any other team. The Sixers always seem to be looking up from the bottom. The Flyers struggle to get any real traction. The birds have had many years of futility among the good years.
They all LOOK to be ready to sit atop their sport but the old Del Valley gut feel nags at me. The Phils seem to have established a good minor league system with guys ready to rock. The Sixers have had high picks and still have more coming. They could be great. Hextall and Hakstol have a good young nucleus and might be just a year or two away. The birds look to have a franchise QB.
I'm ready for it to come together but I just have that old Del Valley nag in me.
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frustrating being a fan of all Philly sports sometimes. The Phils have lost more games than any other team. The Sixers always seem to be looking up from the bottom. The Flyers struggle to get any real traction. The birds have had many years of futility among the good years.
They all LOOK to be ready to sit atop their sport but the old Del Valley gut feel nags at me. The Phils seem to have established a good minor league system with guys ready to rock. The Sixers have had high picks and still have more coming. They could be great. Hextall and Hakstol have a good young nucleus and might be just a year or two away. The birds look to have a franchise QB.
I'm ready for it to come together but I just have that old Del Valley nag in me.
This is why all those "best sports towns" and "best fans" lists are full of crap. It takes a true, devoted, committed, reliable, maybe even masochistic human being to remain a loyal Phan to these teams.

Noone's beating the Pats while B&B are still there.
Cavs, Warriors, and Spurs will be at the top for the next three years min.
It takes three or four MLB drafts to get good, but I'm not sold on the GM so my hope is tempered there.
NHL is not my strong sport but its going to take two more years in Hakstol's system to be ready.......and we need a Stanley Cup winning ready goalie- I don't think we have that yet.

Two to three years away with all teams from truly competing for a World Championship.
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This is why all those "best sports towns" and "best fans" lists are full of crap. It takes a true, devoted, committed, reliable, maybe even masochistic human being to remain a loyal Phan to these teams.

Noone's beating the Pats while B&B are still there.
Cavs, Warriors, and Spurs will be at the top for the next three years min.
It takes three or four MLB drafts to get good, but I'm not sold on the GM so my hope is tempered there.
NHL is not my strong sport but its going to take two more years in Hakstol's system to be ready.......and we need a Stanley Cup winning ready goalie- I don't think we have that yet.

Two to three years away with all teams from truly competing for a World Championship.
I was at a Phantoms game at Hershey a couple weeks ago. They have talent coming !!!! Stolars was out and the next in line was in net(can't remember the name), but he looked so smooth. It was like the Bears weren't even a challenge.
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I was at a Phantoms game at Hershey a couple weeks ago. They have talent coming !!!! Stolars was out and the next in line was in net(can't remember the name), but he looked so smooth. It was like the Bears weren't even a challenge.
Thanks for the info!!

I have faith in Hextal. He built the Kings to two cups and he's building the Flyers the same way through the draft and farm system first and then strategic veteran FA's.
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