Ok, we have good news and we have bad news.. The good news is that the 76ers have found their backup point guard. The bad news is that backup point guard is Royal Ivey... I've had the indeceny of seeing Ivey play and he's quite erratic, inefficient and a beyond terrible shooter.
In 2005-2006 with the Hawks, he started 66 games and averaged 3.6 ppg and 1 apg
Last year with the Thunder he had a PER of 4.72 which very easily could be one of the worst in NBA history... He averaged 2.1 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg, 13% FT, 36% FG, 34% 3PT in 10.4 mpg
I apologize in advance for 76ers fans for they will see many a airballs put up from Mr. Ivey
I did like him when he was a Longhorn I just never thought he was an NBA talent and... well... I was right lol
I'm beyond puzzled.
just have signed iverson he wanted to play for just a minimunm and was prepared to be a sub pg ill pick him over ivey any day
Won't do much for offense, but he's actually a very underrated defender, he may not get a ton of steals but he deffinitely is a pest for the ball handler.
It's not a bad signing by any means, but he's more suited for the 3rd option at PG/SG not really the second.
you do know he has been on the 76ers before
His first time around in Philly he hardly played so hopefully coach Collins employs the same strategy. Teams like his perimeter defense but the I would rather bring in a scorer off the bench as the backup PG. I actually wouldn't have minded them keeping Jacob Pullen from their summer league roster to take some of the minutes that Lou Williams played at point. Obviously Nick Young is going to get most of Lou's minutes but he can't play the point. They do have 3 players who can handle the ball but they are all starters so it will be interesting to see what they end up doing.