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Old 07-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default what are we waiting for?

free agents are signing with new teams and we have yet to do anything. i guess were just trading evens for kopono and calling it a off season
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: what are we waiting for?

Impatient much? Sixers dont have much $$$$ to play with. And there arent any free agents they should be trying to add by throwing MLE at them. Unless you have a genius plan up your sleeve? By all means let the rest of us Sixers fans know.

Sixers will sign players and you'll be able to complain about who they picked up. Dont worry. The roster still has to be filled out with players. It will be done cheaply. So why rush to do it now?

The big holdup is Andre Miller who is seeking a sign & trade. Andre Miller cant get the contract he wants as an unrestricted free agent. Best bet is he'll get more than the MLE via sign and trade. His agent is lookin for teams interested in Andre Miller #1. #2, he has to hope Sixers are interested in what that team is offering. Sixers wont be doing a deal for the sake of helping Miller.

And again, they dont have much cap space to play with. They also dont have a starters job, 6th man role that a FA might find attracting.

Ed Stefanski said they are lookin for a guard, swingman, 2 bigs which basically if you looked at the roster today? Means fillers. IF they can get something for Andre Miller? Cool. Chances are they are handcuffed financially and being conscience of overpaying/overspending. There isnt a FA out there who makes an significant impact on this team. No reason to lock a guy for 4-5yrs.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: what are we waiting for?

We have 0 2010 free agents. So if we give out a MLE contract this summer we'll be at the luxury tax limit and if it's for more than 1 year we won't be able to spend anything but minimum contracts next summer to keep below the luxury limit.

Minimum contracts will be used to fill the roster. Only contract that has a chance to not be a minimum deal is if Miller accepts a 1 year deal.
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