- Jul 18, 2005
Made too much sense not to happen.
Yes, I don't think anyone here is more worried about Philly now after this move. It does not indicate great things about their ownership and front office (not that there were many great things indicated prior).The past half dozen years have shown that Doc, who is by all accounts a players coach, may be falling behind there as well. To be fair, he has had some difficult veterans to manage but he isn't exactly walking into the most stable situation in this case. The 76ers running it back with a retread coach is likely good for the rest of the East but it feels like a sideways move for Philadelphia.
Why does hiring Doc reflect negatively on ownership and the front office?Yes, I don't think anyone here is more worried about Philly now after this move. It does not indicate great things about their ownership and front office (not that there were many great things indicated prior).
He won't start The Process. If anything he was the anti-Hinkie, he tried to win a title every year, even when you could argue it would have made sense to take a step back.With the anti-smallball roster, it will be interesting to see if morey-ball changes or he looks to start The Process all over again.
I was more joking on the "the process" side, but the roster as constructed isn't working. Morey probably realizes that Joel/Ben/Tobias - one if not two of them need to move. We have already had that conversation a few times though...He won't start The Process. If anything he was the anti-Hinkie, he tried to win a title every year, even when you could argue it would have made sense to take a step back.
The real question is..... does this make it more likely that they finally call time on the "well eventually we'll find a way for Ben and Joel to work together, even though they are both best in the same 10 ft. of real estate" and moves one for a real perimeter player.
I’m less sold on the argument that Simmons is a Morey-esque player, and O’Connor discusses the need for a primary half court ball handler and shot creator, floating some potential trade targets like CP3 and Kyle Lowry, though he notes that they don’t have a great chest of assets to deal from.Embiid posted up so much for good reason: According to Synergy Sports, he scored 1.1 points per post-up in the regular season and 1.2 points per post-up in the postseason, two of the most efficient big-man post-scoring numbers in history. Embiid has developed each season to become a potent post presence, and any team that has him would be foolish not to feed him opportunities there. Morey dumped Clint Capela not because he was a center, but because his offensive contributions were minimal compared to Embiid and he wasn’t quite elite on defense either.
Morey actually has a history of utilizing and coveting some of the game’s best bigs. He built his first Rockets teams around Yao Ming. In 2011, he made a run at Pau Gasol. In 2013, he acquired Dwight Howard, which obviously didn’t work out. In 2014, he came close to adding Chris Bosh in free agency. Morey has since used young players and bargains at center while leaning more and more into shooting and spacing, but a cook can only work with the ingredients they have.
Al actually took $97M plus an additional $12M in bonuses. Still, Al had made something like $160MM prior to that, had an option for approximately $30MM and had a four-year offer from the Cs. Even if were for 4/$80MM, his lifetime earnings would have been somewhere around $240MM, plus he would play with a perennial championship contender where he knew his role and had a coach who knew how to use them.Why? You’re mad because Al took $90M?
You know he signed with a team that was deemed as having a better chance at a championship than the team he left?I do, however, find it karmic to see a guy take the money and get utterly boned in terms of chance to win.
Philly looked more like a championship contender when he signed there than Boston. This is ridiculous hindsight.Not mad: you can find the thread when he signed the deal: I was happy not to pay for his decline.
I do, however, find it karmic to see a guy take the money and get utterly boned in terms of chance to win.
Yeah, I've said before that Philadelphia badly missed Redick, as there is a difference in spacing when it comes to a solid catch-and-shoot guy like Richardson, and "guy who is so lethal that you absolutely have to be close to him otherwise the ball is definitely going in" in Curry. Curry is legitimately one of the best shooters ever, he is second in career 3FG%, slightly behind Steve Kerr and slightly ahead of his brother. Post-All Star break last season he averaged 16 ppg and shot 50% from three. He obviously will be a big defensive downgrade from Richardson, but Philly should be fine on defense given how many studs they have, what they really needed was a lethal sniper and they got that.I love the addition of Curry as having a guard in the JJ Redick role was something clearly missing from the Sixers last year. I wonder how much Seth likes/dislikes being on road trips with his father-in-law having a hawkeye out for him though. Lol