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Shade
07-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Told 'ya so. ;)

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/basketball/nba/15120083.htm



Breaking: King says Iverson off table in deal

By PHIL JASNER

Daily News Sports Writer

The 76ers trading Allen Iverson?

Doesn't sound that way at all.

"I fully expect Allen will be suiting up with us next season," Sixers president/general manager Billy King told the Daily News this afternoon.

"Allen and I have talked about it, and he wants to be here and is excited to be playing for us."

King said he is "still working the phones, talking to people [about prospective deals]."

"We're trying to do what's best to make us a better ballclub," he said.
"That's not including Allen in our discussions."

Iverson has spent his entire 10-season career with the Sixers. He is a four-time NBA scoring champion and was the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2000-01.

Anthem
07-25-2006, 09:21 PM
So now will Billy Knight get moving?

Kegboy
07-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Darn it.

:chuckle:

aero
07-25-2006, 09:41 PM
I think it was only a scare tactic for Iverson to wake up or something...I knew deep down inside they wouldn't move him, although im sure they entertained all the offers to see what all they could get if indeed they wanted to trade him but when it was all said and done i knew they couldn't do it, the fans in philly would go postal

BoomBaby31
07-26-2006, 01:13 AM
I think it was only a scare tactic for Iverson to wake up or something...I knew deep down inside they wouldn't move him, although im sure they entertained all the offers to see what all they could get if indeed they wanted to trade him but when it was all said and done i knew they couldn't do it, the fans in philly would go postal

Or maybe they didn't get as many offers as orginally thought. All we heard about is a Boston deal, but Pierce wasn't leaving and beyond Pierce the Celtics have absolutely nothing for the sixers.

The article said training camp, are we really talking about training camp, training camp, not practice, not a game but training camp. Iverson doesn't do practice let along training camp.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: See you preseason AI

Robertmto
07-26-2006, 01:19 AM
And the NBA Wheels are put back in motion.

Jose Slaughter
07-26-2006, 03:41 AM
It doesn't say that Iverson will not be traded.

These are quotes from the above article.....

King said he is "still working the phones, talking to people [about prospective deals]."

"We're trying to do what's best to make us a better ballclub," he said.
"That's not including Allen in our discussions."

The key word here is "our". I take that to mean that King has handed over the duties of finding a trading partner for Iverson to AI's agent. Much like happened in Orlando with McGrady. T-Mac & his agent found the tem he wanted to play for & then TPTB hammered out the players involved to make the deal work.

I think the same thing could be going on in Phily.

Hicks
07-26-2006, 03:42 AM
I think you're really reaching on this one, Jose.

davstarp10
07-26-2006, 07:20 AM
Re: Boston

Basically, the Sixers aren't interested in Szczerbiak, but were more than
willing to consider a three team deal, perhaps involving Harrington (now
not possible), Boozer, Gooden or someone else as the other principal.

Alternatively, they could wait until August and do the deal for Ratliff,
who has two years left at 14m per, which means he is tradeable or could be
retained for salary cap relief by the 76ers. He is also a serviceable big
man.

The main return for them in the deal would obviously be in terms of young
talent. The Celtics currently have 11 guys under 24, of which 8 are
considered valuable because of their production to date and/or pure
potential.

Rumour has it that the Sixers love West, Gomes and Perkins, the three that
contributed most to the Celtics last season. Green and Jefferson are
widely regarded as having outstanding value. The deal probably didn't
happen because Danny Ainge would not part with any of these five. One of
them plus a pick and Wally or Theo would probably be enough to get it done.

The Celtics also have Tony Allen, who is a promising player but has legal
concerns surrounding him at the moment. And they also have Telfair and
Rondo, but they only just acquired these two, so it seems unlikely they
would move them on.

They also have Allan Ray, Leon Powe and Dwayne Jones which could
potentially be used to tip the balance or to make the salaries work.

Finally, they have a few extra picks over the next couple of years.

It's obvious the Celtics did have the pieces to get it done, but I think
the Sixers were probably asking for too much. It's probably wise for the
Celtics to wait a little longer and also for the Sixers to not make a deal
when the return is not as good as they hope.

There was never any question of Paul Pierce going in the deal. He just
signed an extension and replacing your one good player for another good
player (and one who is known for not being quite so team-oriented) would
make no sense.

CableKC
07-26-2006, 02:25 PM
I think that the Sixers just lost their best chance to move Iverson.

I'm not suggesting that they should trade away for nothing.....but from what I read about the Denver trade offer...Iverson for Dre+Nene/KMart/Camby......it wasn't that bad...in terms of getting somewhat comprable talent. I know that it would have buried them as much from a financial perspective....but there was no way that they would have avoided that anyway given Iverson's contract.

I can see that the Celtics were playing hardball when it came to offers for Iverson....but I'm wondering what they are going to do now. They are in the same position as we with 2 young but prospective PGs and a rookie that all need playing time.

Lord Helmet
07-26-2006, 02:40 PM
So now will Billy Knight get moving?
No.

Coop
07-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Great. Now we get to hear all the same BS rumors again next summer. Am I the only one sick and tired of hearing about Iverson possibly being traded EVERY summer?