Recent content by losangelessoxfan

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    The sixers and building a winner

    Give me a break. Hinkie engineered the worst team in the league this season, and the Sixers got lucky and won a lottery. He did absolutely nothing to brag about. If you had made me the GM of the Sixers, I could have gotten them the top pick this year, too.
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    Copa America Centenario

    Titans Bastard (or anyone else really), what are your thoughts on the strength of the squads for this tournament? Do you think these South American teams will bring the big guns?
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    The sixers and building a winner

    It is too early to call this a failure, absolutely. It is also true that the Sixers have more valuable pieces than they did when he took over. But I want to reiterate that there is so much more to being a good NBA GM than simply "winning" trades on paper. You need to show leadership, hire the...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    You keep beating this drum about Covington, or McConnell, or whoever, but what do the Sixers really have in either of these guys? Covington seems like a 3 and D guy. That is a dime a dozen in free agency. McConnell is a solid backup if you are lucky. That is again a dime a dozen the NBA...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    I'm sorry, but anyone who jumps to the conclusion that Hinkie has done a "great job" needs to have their head examined. I will agree that he has "won" most of his trades from a value perspective. But his teams have won 19 and 18 games, and seem to have their worst team yet this season. I...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    London, I apologize for how my last post was written. I re-read it, and did not want to come off the way I probably did. I think that value wise, most of their trades are pretty good. But the major problem I have with what the Sixers are doing is that I don't think they are putting any of...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    Weren't you pumping up TJ McConnell just about a week ago? Stauskas looks to me like somebody who won't make it past his rookie contract. He has been abysmal in basically every part of the game. I was a fan of Noel's last year, but he has shown zero improvement over the offseason. The first...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    I think the Sixers challenging the loss record both last season and this season is actually a pretty good indicator of just how piss poor that roster really is. During this part of the season, teams usually want to get out of the gate strong, so you are getting a better effort from a lot of...
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    The sixers and building a winner

    Sixers get hammered tonight by Charlotte for their 13th loss in a row. I would love to see them win some games, so they can challenge the Nets a little, but it's just not happening. Looking at their upcoming games, they have 5 in a row on the road. They could pretty easily match that 18 game...
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    The sixers and building a winner

      This is a pretty fundamental point that I disagree on, and it's a major reason why I don't believe in what the Sixers are doing.  I am a big believer in young players learning from their teammates in a competitive and positive environment from veterans who know the league.  At the moment, the...
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    The sixers and building a winner

      By your own admission, Lebron wasn't putting any effort in the first half, which is what I mean by better teams having lapses in effort for long stretches against a team like Philly.  I didn't watch the game, but anytime a team's best player "doesn't put in any effort" in the first half, then...
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    The sixers and building a winner

      I wouldn't neccessarily call the Lakers' start a good thing for Philly.  Too many more losses, and they'll be really looking to tank and keep a top 3 pick.   I think it's a little tough to judge the numbers Noel/Embiid put up.  Scoring 20 per game on a team that wins 15 games isn't nearly the...
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    Don Mattingly, LAD "mutually part ways"

      This is a pretty misleading post.  The first 2 years of Mattingly's tenure were at the tail end of the McCourt ownership/handing over to the MLB then the new ownership, when the team was slashing payroll left and right and had practically nobody in the farm system.  He won 82 and 86 games...