So I think it’s safe to say that the Sixers are done with off-season moves. Not too many people have been happy with the moves or lack of. To me, they pretty much stayed where they are, maybe getting a little worse. They didn’t show a great deal of a plan. I’ll save my thoughts for later. Right now, let’s look at the players lost and gained:
Lost: Elton Brand, Lou Williams, Jodie Meeks, Tony Battie, Sam Young, Craig Brackins
Gained: Dorell Wright, Nick Young, Kwame Brown, Arnett Moultrie, Maurice Harkless, Royal Ivey, Maalik Wayns
You can’t say the Sixers made drastic improvements. If I had to grade it all, I would have to go with a D. The main point was to trade Iguodala. This didn’t happen. Then, they were suppose to spend their money wisely after amnestying Brand. Kwame Brown and Nick Young. I guess you can toss Ivey and Wayns in too. I wasn’t expecting the Sixers to improve. Trading Iguodala will make this team much worse before they get better. I’m just disappointed that they decided to sign players that the team didn’t really need. Now we have a log jam for the big man rotation and wing players.
Some would say having too many good players is better than having too few. Problem is, the Sixers didn’t sign good players. Kwame Brown isn’t a good player. He’s a decent back-up Center who is starting. Number two, there are still holes on this team and so it doesn’t make much sense to load up in a mediocre way while you leave open holes. Ivey is a nice player but Sixers need to do better. Sixers still need a consistent scorer. You have a log jam at the SF/SG spot. I thought trade Iguodala for one need and sign another need from the Elton Brand money.
That’s why I give them a D grade. Not because of what they did, but because of what they didn’t do.
Tags: 76ers Andre Iguodala Arnett Moultrie Craig Brackins Dorell Wright Doug Collins Elton Brand Jodie Meeks Kwame Brown Lou Williams Maalik Wayns Maurice Harkless Nick Young Royal Ivey Sam Young Tony Battie