Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers in a Possible Three Team Deal
From a source:
A three team deal is in the works between the Houston Rockets, YOUR Philadephia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Clippers. The deal would include the following:
- Houston Rockets receive Andre Miller and the expiring contract of Brian Skinner
- Los Angeles receive Samuel Dalembert, Ron Artest and Rafer ‘Skip to my Lou’ Alston
- YOUR Philadephia76ers receive Baron Davis and Marcus Camby
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Hey according to the ESPN Trade Machine, it works. God I hope this happens, as much as I like Andre Miller, I would love to see Baron Davis running this offense. Imagine the starting lineup of Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, the rook Mareese Speights, and Marcus Camby. Look out Boston, you got something to worry about in the Atlantic now. PULL THE TRIGGER STEFANSKI!
Sixers forward Elton Brand will be sidelined for a month because of a dislocated shoulder.
The 76ers leading scorer has a fracture and tear in his right shoulder but will not need surgery. Brand was hurt Wednesday night in a 93-88 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. Brand is averaging 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season.
The trivia question asked during the game on Comcast.
Who were the only two 76ers to average double digit rebounds together during the same season?
Marc Stein of ESPN.com has ranked YOUR Philadelphia 76ers 8th in the NBA in the pre-season Power Rankings. This is probably the highest the Sixers have ever been on Marc Stein’s over-hyped ranking system, but you know, I’ll take it.
I am a diehard Sixer fan, probably one of the few Philadelphia sports fans where the Sixers are my favorite over the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers (which would be the order of importance to me). I have never been more pumped for the start of an NBA season then I am for this upcoming season. The Sixers were hands down the outright winners of the offeason and the team they are about to trot onto the hardwood could be the best in years. The run and gun style combined with a true post presence really gives me goosebumps when I think of the potential this team possesses.
Mr. Stein ranked us 8th in the NBA, but behind fellow Eastern Conference mates: Boston (1), Cleveland (6) and Detroit (7). He had this to say about our franchise heading into the 2008/2009 NBA season.
The Sixers were undisputed champs of the offseason, but it’s also true that Mr. Brand might lift last season’s No. 7s only one spot. Philly can finish anywhere from No. 2 to No. 6, like Cleveland, Detroit, Orlando and Toronto.
I think Mr. Elton Brand will indeed lift us higher then then 7th seed in the East. I’m predicting a 3 seed (behind Boston and Detroit), it’s bold, it’s a tad high, but who ever said lofty expectations were bad. I think Mr. Brand is the best pickup we possibly could have made. Not only was he the best FA out there, but he also filled our biggest need at a true Power Forward.
Things are looking bright Sixer Fans and I’m jumping on the bandwagon now, wait, I was always on the Sixer bandwagon… anyway, see you on opening night.
According to a story by the Intelligencer’s Tom Moore:
The Sixers roster is nearing completion. After officially signing fifth-year guard Royal Ivey on Monday the Sixers are now said to be close to a deal with sixth-year swingman Kareem Rush.
That would bring the roster to 12 players under contract after adding Rush (counting restricted free agents Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams).
As for Rush a 6-6, 215-pound SG; he hit a career-best 38.9 percent of his 3-pointers last season while averaging 8.3 points and 21.2 minutes for the Indiana Pacers.
The 27-year-old Rush is expected to sign for the sixth-year minimum of $926,678.
At one point during the game last night the Sixers lineup featured rookies Thaddeus Young (F) and Jason Smith (C), second-year man Rodney Carney (G), third-year pro Lou Williams (PG) and fourth-year swingman Andre Iguodala (SF) . It was this lineup that took over the game and went on a 17-0 run that turned a 12-point deficit into a five-point lead and the 76ers never looked back.
After being down 20 early in the game the Sixers rallied and came out with the 101 – 96 victory over the Gilbert-less Wizards at the Wach last night.
Interesting fact: Rod and Lou Will were the only Sixers to play the entire 4th quarter.