According to an ESPN.com report, the Warriors may be considering making an offer to 76ers restricted free agent Louis Williams.
The ESPN story quoted one “plugged-in” source as believing the Warriors “are planning to make a “big run’ at (Williams).”
Golden State is roughly $4.5 million under the salary cap after the Lakers declined to match the Warriors’ offer sheet to Ronny Turiaf, meaning it could offer Williams as much as $26 million over five years.
The Sixers would have seven days to match a signed offer sheet for Williams or Andre Iguodala, who is also a restricted free agent. Golden State is looking for another point/combo guard to help Monta Ellis share the load after Baron Davis signed with the LA Clippers.
In other Sixer News: The Sixers inked Marreese Speights, the 16th overall pick in June’s NBA draft on Friday.
Speights, a 6-foot-10 PF from Florida, will earn about $2.6 million in the first two years of the contract. The team holds an option for two additional years.
40! Enough said.
No, seriously though, did anyone actually keep Comcast on and watch this game? I watched the first and second quarters and some parts of the second half. The first quarter was absolutely ridiculous, the Sixers scored a season high 37 points in the first, and Iggy didn’t even have a bucket. It was up and down, run and gun, exciting basketball, that was actually fun to watch. Iggy steal here, Dalembert block there, Willie Green “in rhythm for two”. Calvin Booth even had a monster jam off an Iggy steal and assist. They finished the half on a tear ending with a season high 72 points, doubling up their counterpart who went into the locker room down 36.
Oh and Thaddeus Young, Rookie of the Year candidate as of last night. He is playing incredible basketball, and had a sick dunk last night, in the second quarter I believe, off of a Lou Will steal that he muscled away from Fred Jones (? – I think). Thad finished the game with 20 points on 8-11 shooting from the field and added 8 boards.
First things first, I must apologize to Mo Cheeks about my prior post. He did a great job last night; keeping the tempo up, managing to get 9 players at least 20 minutes each, and really confusing Isiah Thomas with his defensive game-plan. Congrats on the big win, on the eve of your new contract.
Tough few games coming up on the schedule. The 76ers get to face Orlando two of the next three games with a “should” win game at Miami in between. After that they hit the road for three tough games; at Golden State, at Phoenix, and at the Clippers (easy).
Keep it up boys. I wouldn’t mind attending a playoff game from the box.