Friday, June 02, 2006

Nowitzki... Ugh

more reminders of the larry beelzebrown era. dirk nowitzki hits for 50 last night and completely takes over a playoff game. could have/should have been a sixer, lest anyone forget.

1998 draft:

8.....Philadelphia..................Larry Hughes
9.....Milwaukee traded to Dallas....Dirk Nowitzki
10....Boston........................Paul Pierce

to make matters worse, hughes finally develops into a serviceable player after the sixers trade him away. check this out:

hughes + bruce bowen --> toni kukoc
toni kukoc + picks --> glenn robinson
glenn robinson --> jamal mashburn + rodney rogers
mashburn + rogers --> zip

the devil's inspired work to select hughes ahead of pierce and nowitzki amplified by the genius efforts of billy king means that we essentially traded dirk nowitzki + picks for literally nothing. nice work guys!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete -

Why does everybody who leaves the Sixers suddenly play better? Have you ever sat down and listed all the ex-Sixers who have enjoyed recent success in the playoffs (on other teams)? You could have a lot of fun with this topic and create an impressive list...

Ben

9:25 PM EDT  

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