On a link posted on this forum, they are discussing Sixers' interest in Exum. I'm not surprised at that, but the article discusses Exum as their pg at the expense of the Sixers trading MCW. My question is, is this writer just speculating or has there been reports of Philly possibly being open to shopping the rookie of the year?
I haven't seen Exum, and don't see why he can't play the 2. Just trying to figure out what's what as I've been following the nfl draft the past month and not really paying attention to much outside of the playoffs.
the writer is just speculating. nobody will trade the ROTY for an unproven prospect.
The Bulls did years ago when they traded Elton Brand for Tyson Chandler.
I agree with you that a team shouldn't trade a ROY for an unproven prospect, but it has happened.
That's like giving up Iverson for Antonio Daniels.
Thanks- how did that reporter get hired?
he's probably doing what they ask of him, to make up great headlines to get views and have people like you post it on a forum to give his article more views and get a reaction.
I'm a Sixers fan living in the Philly area, and the Sixers beat writers stink.
The article on trading MCW is a pure time waster. Back in the day we used to rely on the beat writers to find out what is going on with the team, but now they have been exposed as hacks. I'm not saying that they know nothing about basketball, they just write stuff to fill papers and have no more insight into the team as anyone else. There are no paralels between the Holliday situation and the MCW situation.
Hinkie tells them nothing so they just write whatever they feel like.
the Sixers may like Exum, but the only way that they trade MCW at this point is if someone way over pays for him.
I could see Exum and MCW playing toghether. Its not a bad thing to have 2 guards who can realy handle and both have the size and lateral athletasism to guard either guard position. I know thats not realy on topic about the article, just a thought.
Only problem is that neither of them can shoot. So unless you want a backcourt that can't hit a three, it's a good thing. Maybe if they got both Exum (that seems almost completely identical to MCW) and the Spurs shooting coach, they'd have a real chance.
Bob Ford used to be a very credible and respectable writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now he just writes anything just to not have to write nothing, and make a few bucks. It's a damned shame what has become of a once-great sports media city.
I read that and instantly found it strange. Either this beat writer is very close to the team and knows more than we do or...
he's an absolute moron since I really doubt they'd trade a proven MCW for Dante Exum who is a similar type of player.
Once you finally draft a possible franchise player, the 1st thing you do is get them as far away from your team as possible.
we ar not trading MCW
He was the one bright spot in Philly this year...unless they have intentions of tanking again next year trading MCW makes no sense...especially when you already have two lotto picks. I can't see the Sixers taking Exum unless they drop out of the top 3. He probably could play next to MCW and you see teams with two PG line ups but I would still be worried about floor spacing. Having Thad at the 4 shooting 3's would help but I would much rather see them land one of the top 3 and then get a pure SG with the Pelicans pick.
I don't know if they would work together to well though since they both have similar skill sets and weaknesses. The only difference between them is that I think that MCW is more of a natural PG whereas I think that Dante Exum is more of a slasher 2 so I guess that would allow them to play together.
The thing that would intrigue me about an Exum and MCW backcourt. A lot of teams play large minutes with a double PG backcourt. Imagine playing those two PGs (use the term loosely for Exum) at their size and length. Couple that with Noël and that could be a monstrous defensive lineup.
is a 2 - not a 1 - and he's a 2 that needs to learn how to shoot. That being said - Exum and MCW as your backcourt could be lethal if they both develop that skill