Frank Vogel says "Killer instinct, start strong, build a lead and then step on their throats."
Did no team even make him an offer? WTH!
The Sixers still have $14+ mil in CapSpace?
Geez....what are they going to do with that?
My guess is that they will continue to hoard future 1st and 2nd round draft picks while taking on huge Expiring Contracts that Teams don't want anymore.
Apparently, they have some Draft Strategy....but I have no clue what it is other than hoarding Draft Picks. Maybe they are trying to pull off some Boston Celtics / KG / Ray Allen type trade scenario where they trade for some All Star?
I have no clue what they are doing.....
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
According to Stan Van Gundy, neither Monroe nor his agent have contacted him about signing the QO. Might be a false alarm/scare tactic.
In any case, Monroe has yet to sign anything. Maybe he intends to and maybe he doesn't, but he has not signed it yet.
It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.
Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004
They've gotten really lucky with the way things have turned out too. Noel was supposed to be #1, but then he gets hurt and they get him for 6. Embiid was supposed to be #1 as well, but then he gets hurt and they get him at 3. Saric was a player who was supposed to go before their pick at 10, but then he decides to stay in Europe for two more years and not only were they able to get him, they were able to get one of their future picks back as well. They also get to send two seconds instead of a first to Boston if they stay in the lottery this year.
Their plan seems to be to amass all this talent, then try to add players in free agency right before the talent gets paid. Look at two offseasons from now. They'll have MCW, Noel, and Bennett from Cleveland going into their 4th year. They'll have Embiid going into his third year. They'll have Saric coming over from Europe. They'll have another likely top 5 pick going into his second year. They'll have several cheap 2nd round picks, so maybe one or two of those turn into role players.
They can roll into free agency that summer with enough money to sign two superstars (or 3 or 4 lesser players, etc.). Then after they make big free agency splashes, they can turn around and sign all those players in the following years using Bird rights.
It's a risky plan, but if your ownership gives you the time to do it, it's also the best way to get extra assets for free.
"Shayne Whittington? I know nothing about him, so he has to be better than what the Pacers have!"
I'd be careful for what you wish for, you might just get it and find out it's not what you imagined. I would hope one would find out if Mr. Whittington could actually hold the spot, before I hoped it was his.
“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.
Mahinmi really isn't that bad. As far as backup centers go, you could do far worse.
Why so SERIOUS
I miss Roy Hibbert
I also think MCW is a bit over-rated. Sure he played well as a rookie, and proved he is a legitimate NBA player. I don't really see him becoming a franchise/all-star type player. Whatever Philadelphia is planning, having their team built around MCW is not a part of it
I miss Roy Hibbert