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Living in PA i get all the sixers game on TV thanks to Comcast so needless to say I watch a lot of sixers games. When they went to the finals they had all the pieces in place and their game plan was simple. Chemistry, Defense and Iverson. It worked. Last year I couldn't tell as much. They brought in new faces in DC and Harpring. Although they got more talent they lost out on chemistry and defense. They drafted Dalembert who I think will be a good player and Brown who could be good and Jones a big body. Then Brown doesn't play them and you have to wonder if he will just let them develope in another city (thomas, bradley, hughes, stack). This year they draft some euro then trade him for some draft picks, USE THE PICK IT WAS A DEEP DRAFT. They then trade Speey for Salmons. I know Speedy just plain didn't fit in with Iverson but wouldn't you think they could get something better in return. I am still waiting for them to adress thier needs: offense and athletes. When will they? Hopefully soon becuase sixers games become more painful to watch each year. I am a Kings fan but I also root for the hometown 6ers. I'm just hoping they get better, draft smarter and play some of the young guys. If AI doesn't play next year (he will IMO) I truly beleive they would be easily the worst team in the East and that would be a shame.
 

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good post

im glad to see a contribution and also someone who cares about a team other then their favorite. I have to agree that the finals year the sixers were a team with a lot of chemistry, but i think that the sixers could suprise people this year. I know that eveyrone has heard, time and time again that injuries killed the sixers, but it s true, its hard to have chemistry when you don't have the same starting lineup half the year.

As for Sammy, i hope he can play this year, I really want him to develop like Theo, and i know he has the potential.
 

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You want to honestly know what happened to the chemistry?

It went down to Charlotte along with George Lynch, a guy who Larry Brown admitted didn't have to be involved in that deal. I'll admit, for some odd reason I wasn't a Lynch fan when he donned one of the blackshirts, but now in hindsight I realise all he did for the team.

He defended the larger SGs/SF, and sometimes even smaller PFs. He hustled, rebounded. Everything he did, didn't show up on the stat sheets, so sometimes it looked like he had bad games when he actually didn't.

We replaced him with Matt Harpring. A guy the paper's were promoting to be a great outside shooter, we have to hear how he's a football player. And we have to see how dissapointing he was, and then we notice that we lost Jumaine Jones for him.

Doesn't make much sense to me.

And guess what? That chemistry is going even more out of the door.. because this year we're just letting Raja Bell go, when he's probably one of the best perimeter defenders the team has.

That's what disgusts me, it's not that Larry Brown and Co are bad evaluator's of talent, it's just that they don't hold on to the gems they find. Bruce Bowen was an no name, look at him now.. starting in the Big Bad West.

*Sigh*

-Tim
 

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there is a lot of truth..........

to what you have said. George Lynch was one of the key oves Larry Brown made when coming here, he was a player who fit in perfectly with Iverson because he was a hustler, looked to paass first, but didn't look hesistant when he looked to score, as Harpring sometimes doe. But remember that Harpring does do a lot for this team, he does hustle and try to give everything he has, but I still don't see him as a perimeter shooter.

Raja Bell I didn't really notice as being a key defender on our team. He is a player with a great work ethic and doesn't complain, and I hope if he leaves that he gets to a team that can use him. I know that Snow is a very good defender for us playing bigger and better palyers and IVerson can sometimes be a liability (yes even though he leads in steals) because he often overcommits, but htat is also where he gets his steals.

Jumaine Jones i really hated to lose, he can really rebound but his position is very stocked in Cleveland. He is a guy that I really thought could be a great role player watching his playoff performence, but in order to package Tyrone Hill, Jones had to go.

I bring up Tyrone Hill for antoher reason, he was much the reason for the chemistry. He crashed the boards and gave the team everything he could for 3 seasons. He was an animal and a monster.

But if you look back on the past season you may notice both Hill and Lynch were injured much of the year, had we not traded them, they might not have. YOu never know.
 
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