I was one of those fans who truly loved Kyle Korver, not only because his ability to shoot 3's is a need for most teams and we had him, but because of his excellent team defense showing his commitment to trying. Sure, one-on-one the guy may be a vulnerability but he was willing to leave his body out there. And it leaves me speechless when I think back.
Kyle Korver wasn't(or shouldn't have been) taking Thaddeus Young's minutes, so not even that is an excuse for the worthless trade that shaved off effectively the MLE(4.5 million dollars in cap). We effectively got absolutely nothing for Iverson. Nothing(Miller walked after trapping us in mediocrity, thanks). The guy was 31 and was a scoring champion, an MVP, a difference maker for a team that would wanna go all the way. You mean, we couldn't get anything at all?(I know, we got Reggie Evans and two late picks but for god sakes. REALLY? REALLY?)
Peeps would say what's done is done, and I agree. It is history, but it's not so far in the past that we should forget about it. One of the major reasons the Sixers rebuilding effort failed to translate was the horrible Iverson trade and the Miller non-trade that should've occured. We should've at least tried a S/T with Portland.
The Miller/Iverson fiasco is probably right up there with the misguided Brand signing. But the Miller/Brand decisions were impacted(just as the current view of the roster by fellow Liberty Ballers) is impacted by a naieve opinion that our core is so freaking awesome!
1) We don't have a core, 2) Our "core" is Jrue Holiday, who yes is an awesome player. But we need MOAR awesome players.
At the very least, had we kept Korver/Evans, you add in Meeks and Thad and that's a pretty good bench.
If our FO was a little creative and a little less sure of it's so-called master plan, we could've made something out of nothing. Now, we're stuck with nothing(and in the middle of a lockout) pooie :(