Sixers Need to Commit To Rebuilding Process

February 24th, 2010 by John Lindsay Leave a reply »

As the trade deadline approached last week, Sixers’ General Manager Ed Stefanski adamantly stated that the Sixers were not looking to dump salary or make any move that made sense only from a financial standpoint. In other words, the Sixers weren’t rebuilding.

Stefanski showed this by holding on to swingman Andre Iguodala, who is in the third season of a six-year, $80 million contract.

Moving Iguodala would have committed the Sixers to a rebuilding process. Something that seemed to be inevitable after the Sixers elected to pass on proven and developed point guards Ty Lawson and Darren Collison—two players that would have been able to contribute in the immediate future. Instead, the Sixers played for the future and selected Jrue Holiday, a raw, high-ceiling player, who played one year at UCLA as a shooting guard, and who will not contribute for at least two seasons.

By not executing the next logical step in a much needed rebuilding process, S ...

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