I know this is a pipe dream but should the sixers bring back The Answer?
He could be a serviceable back up point for the vet minimum, this is if he can play and not complain about having low minutes. I believe if he is given a defined role, lets say backing up Holiday for 10-15mins a game, before signing the contract that he will not be the Iverson that we saw in Detroit and Memphis where he complained about coming off the bench. Right now when Holiday takes a rest Turner is going to be playing most of the minutes at the point but he is better at the point forward postion so adding Iverson shouldn't ruin his effectiveness.
Philly love him and the fans would welcome him back with open arms. He comes back to a playoff team that has the talent to make a push for a chip if they put it together quickly. He wants to come back to the nba as reported by Stephen A Smith earlier this year and I can only see the Sixers being the team that would give him the chance considering their history.
So what do you people think? I see it as a low risk type move that brings back a Philly legend
They already tried to bring him back once. No this will never happen, in this lifetime.
Can't see why not. Would love to see him play at least 1 more season in the NBA for old time's sake. Who knows maybe he'll rewind his game back a bit before retiring. He can also teach Bynum a thing or two about being immature and what path it can lead him to.
Even at Age 36,Allen Iverson still Wants to Start,no Matter what he says,he still Believe he can do now,what he was doing 10 years ago...
I think Philly has moved on... Hopefully the rest of us will too
no...after his first game coming off the bench, he will complain about how he should be a starter. Not worth the headache.
not the sixers but i would love to see someone else sign him to play off the bench to see what he can do. I thin k he's still got some good basketball left in him and could be a 10ppg guy if given a legit role. He would probably sign for the minimun at this point, he's said that he simply just wants to play in the NBA again.
It's hard to think of teams he would fit on, but maybe San Antonio, I think Pop could keep him in line plus they could use an upgrade at the backup PG over Patty Mills or Gary Neal (who's good but more of a spot up shooter).
And Phoenix has no scorers off the bench especially on the wing... they'd have to be willing to play him at the 2 though. Hornets could also take a shot in the dark, Grevis Vasquez needs some help and Austin Rivers is going to be pretty bad at PG (distributing/playmaking) for the first year or two so they could use some help. What is there to lose?
Ya good idea im sure he would be a great influence on Jrue Holiday.
Actually, I think at this age he won't mind if he doesn't start. But he will expect to finish all close games and he will expect to be a major (if not first) scoring option when he is on the court. He never learned to play the game any other way and he never will.
So he isn't coming back to the league. But are the skills still there? Do I think he still has more speed and athelticism than, for example, Derrick Fisher and Mike Bibby? Sure I think he does. He still probably has a decent J. Just won't change his game.
They brought him in for the fans last time. It was in no way shape or form a basketball move. I would like to see him back in the league but not on the Sixers again.
He burned all his bridges in the NBA. He went overseas a few years ago for that reason. You can only be a primadonna when you're one of the best in the league.