Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Sixers Opener

tough loss in the opener, but the team looked pretty exciting. while i don't expect this team to be much more than a marginal playoff team at best, i do think the team is going to be entertaining to watch.

- AI and c-webb seemed to mesh pretty well. i was particularly impressed with c-webb's play in the paint. we didn't see much of that last season. he did revert back to being a jump shooter during the lull when the sixers gave up the lead and c-webb shot 1-7, but he did go back to work during the stretch in the late 3rd, early 4th when the sixers took the lead back.

- i love the other AI, but i don't see the upside that everyone else does. i don't think he'll ever have the offensive polish to be a top tier star like everyone (including jody mcdonald) seems to think. i guess we'll find out. i do think he'll be one of the top defensive guards in the league for a long time.

- depth is going to be a problem for this team. they can't count on getting 60 from AI and c-webb every night.

- defense needs a *lot* of work.


Blogger Behan said...

This team has no 3. What they do have is a GM well past his time. He constantly trades draft picks for slop (the Sixers are averaging a 1st round pick every other year in the BKing era) and although he might draft well for the position he drafts at, picking up the occational Korver/Green doesn't make a team a title contender. Finding a way to move up and pick Francisco Gracia might have gone much further.

11:13 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

yeah, i'm not too happy with BK. it's bad enough he can't draft, but he keeps signing guys like matt geiger to max contracts that handcuff the team for years. i'll be happy when he's gone, but at least he tries. i'm less upset when you try and fail than when you're afraid to do anything (wade).

11:18 PM EST  
Blogger Steve72 said...

My apathy regarding the Sixers is breathtaking.

11:05 AM EST  

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