06-18-2004, 10:53 AM
Does anyone else besides me really like this guy? Assuming it only costs us two of ron, jon, and al.. can't we use the remaining guy to get a Sam D.
SF: TMac/Mid-level (Eric Williams)/JJ
C: Sam D/Foster/Pollard/Brezec
This team would be awesome on D and might win 65+ games next year. Would Philly do it? Maybe it the player left to trade is Ron, since Ron is an allstar. Maybe we get Buckner from them as well. This way we don't have to worry about Ron thinking he is the 3rd option.
06-18-2004, 11:04 AM
Sure that would be nice but you dont think Philly sees the same thing we do. Dalembert is the real deal. He is possibly the future of the franchise. There is no way they are going to trade him to us.
06-18-2004, 11:18 AM
Does anyone else besides me really like this guy?
Yeah, the Sixers.
06-22-2004, 05:49 PM
See, I'm not crazy ... check this out.
Sixers enter draft week with trade rumors rife
Iverson for Carter? A deal to obtain the third pick from the Bulls? GM Billy King is not commenting.
By Joe Juliano
Inquirer Staff Writer
It's draft week in the NBA, and from the 76ers' offices to California, trade rumors are wafting over many league cities like so much smoke.
The question is, though, is there fire to go with the smoke?
Two rumors have blown into town concerning the Sixers and what they might do before Thursday's NBA draft and beyond. One, which was started locally and picked up on MSNBC.com, talked of a superstar swap between the Sixers and the Toronto Raptors, with Allen Iverson heading north in exchange for Vince Carter.
The second, appearing yesterday in the Chicago Tribune, had the Sixers packaging a deal that included center Samuel Dalembert and their first-round pick (No. 9 overall) for the Chicago Bulls' No. 3 overall selection and center Tyson Chandler.
Sixers president and general manager Billy King declined to speak about either report.
"I won't comment on trade rumors," King said yesterday.
Iverson, a former NBA scoring champion and MVP, suffered through an injury-racked season. He played his 48th and final game on March 20, missing the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
He also clashed with interim head coach Chris Ford, and speculation as the season ended centered on Iverson being traded in the off-season.
But King constantly has denied that he will trade Iverson, and new head coach Jim O'Brien declared in April, at the time of his hiring, "I want to coach Allen Iverson."
The Raptors have missed the playoffs the last two seasons and fingers are being pointed at Carter. Carter reportedly also is miffed that the team did not hire ex-Sixer Julius Erving as general manager, and has not returned telephone calls from new GM Rob Babcock.
But Babcock has said: "I want Vince Carter on this team. I think Vince Carter is a guy we can build around," which doesn't sound like a desire to trade him.
As for the rumor involving Dalembert, a pleasant surprise last season when he averaged 8.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks, his agent, Marc Cornstein, said yesterday, "I don't think there's any truth to it.
"We'll see what happens down the road," he said. "But I don't know where that came from. I would be very surprised if Samuel is part of a trade."
The Tribune report pointed out that King is a former Duke player, and the likely No. 3 pick would be a Duke product - 6-7 forward Luol Deng.
Draft week begins tonight when the Charlotte Bobcats announce their expansion selections. The Sixers have left five players unprotected, believed to be guards Aaron McKie and Greg Buckner, forwards Derrick Coleman and Marc Jackson, and center Todd MacCulloch.
The real NBA draft takes place on Thursday night. The Sixers have the No. 9 pick, but that is subject to change, according to King.
"We have no idea," King said when asked if the Sixers would trade the pick. "There are so many different scenarios as we get to draft day. We've got a couple of more days and then we'll pick. Until then, we'll be talking to people." The Sixers do not have a second-round pick, and King said he didn't know yet if the Sixers would trade to obtain one.
For now, the attention is on the Bobcats. Yesterday they acquired the No. 2 draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the fourth overall pick and the No. 33 pick. Charlotte also agreed to select Clippers center Predrag Drobnjak in the expansion draft.
The Bobcats must select a minimum of 14 players in the expansion draft, but relatively few are expected be on their opening-night roster. General manager and coach Bernie Bickerstaff has expressed a desire to build a young roster.
Notes. The Sixers will have another round of pre-draft workouts today at their practice facility, bringing in 6-11 forward Andris Biedrins of Latvia and a pair of 6-6 guards - Kirk Snyder of Nevada and J.R. Smith of St. Benedict's Prep in North Jersey. For Smith, it will be his second workout with the Sixers.
So maybe we can pry Dalembert from the Sixers if the TMac thing is out the window.
06-22-2004, 05:53 PM
If the Sixers are seriously thinking of dealing Dalembert...then King really isn't that smart. Especially for Chandler? Why - I see no point in making that trade from Philly's perspective.
Dalembert really impressed me during the conclusion of this year's regular season...and he is still just learning the game.
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