Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sixers... Ugh

sixers are dying a slow death right now. how the heck are they going to fix this?

AI's still spectacular, but he's getting frustrated with his teammates again and slipping back into bad habits (quick shots, hogging the ball unneccessarily). the team has no energy, cannot defend, and cannot rebound. what the dilly-o!

blech, they are unwatchable right now.

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Blogger The Big Dog said...

Saw this train wreck a-coming. What do you do to fix? I don't know if anything will change with the team as-is, but I don't think King has the guts to make a big move. Meaning move AI. So, what do you do....he's (King) has made this team and I feel he is accountable. It's really sad that Cheeks can't get through.

If you let this wreck go as-is, you are basically conceding a season. Next year's ticket sales will be worse if that is possible. If you don't make a drastic change, ticket sales will flop this season and you'll end up getting no one to come to games.

If it were me, I would end this experiment and tear down the foundation. Deep six King and bring in an experienced GM who you tell to fix "at no matter the cost". That may involve moving AI, Korver, AI the second, Dalembert and even the coach.

May be drastic, but they are unwatchable. I don't even think that the team is that bad, just bad team/organizational chemistry.

10:24 AM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

i'm conflicted though. i want iverson to retire as a sixer. i don't particularly care to see him play for another team. even if king is able to trade him, what's that going to solve?

"at no matter the cost" has never been an issue with this team. in fact, i think "at no matter the cost" is part of the big problem with this team. because of the salary cap, you cannot afford to overspend on anyone. period.

unlike football where you can take an accelerated cap hit by cutting someone and getting the pain over with. basketball contracts are guaranteed, so one bad contract written with a "at no matter the cost" philosophy in mind kills the franchise for many years.

i don't have any answers, but in order to get better i wonder if what they need to do is not do anything at all for a few years and get back under the cap.

10:39 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

yeah, I've thought about that too. However, that doesn't boost ticket sales.

I agree that "at no matter the cost" is not out of the realm of possibility for this team. I do feel that the guy making those decisions doesn't make the right choices. Come on, is Dalembert or Korver worth what they are getting? Was it really worth it to get Webber and that horrible contract? That is left to be seen, but I am thinking probably not. By at all cost I meant kind of what you are suggesting, but it may be worth it to get worse to get better, not stay the same course. In all honesty, I don't care that much, but that is what this team has done to me.

11:35 AM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

I don't care that much, but that is what this team has done to me.

yeah. i've got mediocrity fatigue too, sigh. the *only* interesting aspect of the sixers is watching iverson.

2:30 PM EST  

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