Spike Eskin Says
Rebuilding in the NBA can be very ugly. Even when you’re calling it rebuilding, instead of what most everyone actually calls it, “tanking.
It would be wrong to say Spencer Hawes was not trying on Tuesday night against the Cavs. He was trying not to get hurt. Trying to avoid contact. Trying to get out of the building in what he obviously believed was his final game as a Philadelphia 76er.
With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, I decided to write an open letter to Sixers general manager, Sam Hinkie.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. THE NBA TRADE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY! Can you feel the excitement? It’s fannnnnnntastic!
We’re likely entering the final days of the Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner era of Philadelphia 76ers basketball. The trade deadline is February 20th, and it seems unlikely either guy will be on the team past that date.
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It’s a month until the trade deadline, and Sixers fans are on edge.
It’s January 20th, and Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes are still on the Sixers. Who would have guessed?
The last two decades have given us Donovan McNabb, Andre Iguodala and Ryan Howard. Before that, Randall Cunningham and Mike Schmidt were the subjects of such discussion. Players who at the mere mention of their names, will attract someone ready to tell you either how criminally underrated or overrated they are.
All alone in first place at the bye week, riding a three-game winning streak. This is the sort of stuff that dreams are made of. Admittedly, those are the dreams of a modest man, but dreams none the less.
I know, I know, I know… the Sixers can’t even tank right! I’ve heard the joke several times, and I get it. The Sixers were supposed to lose as much as possible this year in an attempt to get a great draft pick and (maybe) Andrew Wiggins. And here they are, 3-0, screwing it all up.
This week’s is a big one. And it of course would be paired with the Sixers making moves to assure themselves of the 2014 NBA Championship.
The idea of rebuilding in the NBA is certainly more fun in theory than it is in reality. Tanking, as many call it, even at its most pure, is the practice of knowingly putting an inferior product on the court in the short-term, in exchange for the possibility of long-term success.
If you don’t laugh, you’ll probably cry. If you don’t cry, you’ll likely lock yourself inside your house and not come out for a while.
Let’s have a moment of silence for the Quarterback Controversy Era. It was a fun two weeks.