76ers Summer League basketball concluded on Friday where lots of young talent got the opportunity to prove themselves in front of coaches and staff, but more importantly in front of the fans!
After a 19 win season the Sixers young Summer League roster was out to show improvement. This team – coached by regular season assistant coach Lloyd Pierce – was not top-of-the-line talent; as was every other NBA team competing, instead full of mostly rookies, Development League players, or second year players still fighting for a roster spot.
Casual Sixers and NBA fans may have found it tough to watch exhibition basketball from Orlando and Las Vegas but the die-hards are all over the games. After 11 total games collectively from both locations the City of Brotherly Love has a few takeaways to buzz about.
THEY WON THE FREAKING CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!
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The Sixers have been rumored to be trying to get into the Cavs/T-Wolves deal that would send Kevin Love to Cleveland. Sam Hinkie’s target? The hometown SG, Dion Waiters. If we were to get into this 3 team deal, beloved SF/PF Thaddeus Young would be headed to Minnesota. This trade would certainly be beneficial considering we have a hole at the 2 position. The overall trade could possibly look like this:
Sixers receive: Dion Waiters
Cavs receive: Kevin Love
Timberwolves receive: Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett, and Cleveland draft picks
(There would also be some low end players headed to Minnesota and Philly for cap reasons…)
With the NBA draft now eight days away the order in which players are selected is getting clearer although no one truly knows. Not the media, not the draft “experts”, and not even I can claim to know for sure how things will play out next Thursday night. Continue reading