What I don't get is why the Sixers don't even want to make the effort to get Sammy envolved on the offensive end. I didn't catch last nights game but Sammy was on my fantasy team for awhile and I focused on him everygame tallying up his boards and blocks but I also noticed how many times he was wide open as someone would double Chris or AI and those two would do everything in their power to finish their play insead of giving Sam and easy dish for a dunk. I know they want him as primarily a defensive presence and a rebounder and that he should accept his role but throw the guy a bone every once in awhile. I can't even count how many times Sam's been open right around the hoop where both guys again look right at him and then go out of their way to pass it back out to a guy who's not any more wide open. Sam literally gets the s**t leftover from everybody and if it's not a terrible pass on the break where it involves him having to dribble Sam's far from awful. He flushes the ball at every opportunity and can get fouled and make free throws so I don't undertand why when he's right there that he's not used better. We can't blame him for not stepping up his offensive production if the two guys with the ball won't pass it to him.
That being said, I have no idea how Sam acts and he does have the rap of being less than entusiastic but when a guy drops from the numbers he's putting up in his first return from injury to the numbers he is now there's something else going on there too. Hunter has apparently been a 'spark' but he does nothing Sam can't do better when he's got the confidence from his teammates. Sam is alot like Eddie Griffin where, when he starts he's infinitely more effective as when he comes off the bench. Hunter will always give you that same effort everygame regardless of when he gets on the floor but Sam almost needs it to get into a rhythm. Don't get me wrong i'm not saying make Sam a focal part of the offense or anything crazy like that, I know he is very much a role player, but as a Nets fan I know first hand just how much it kills your team when your coach relys on the Stars do everything and doesn't incorporate the role players that could help your team win well enough.