I got a ball!
A few days ago I begged the question, 'Will Doug Collins Be The Sixers Coach Next Season?' Based on what people around the team are saying, it sounds like Collins will indeed be back. I prefer a complete house-cleaning – coach included – but that's not here nor there, because, in all likelihood, Collins will be back.
Based on the 280+ votes, the community is split 50/50 on whether they want Collins back. I expect the responses to be much more lopsided in today's poll.
Will Spencer Hawes play for the Sixers next season?
One of our favorite commenters, KJ Brophy, asked Dennis Deitch – the Sixers writer for the DelCo Times – that very question on Twitter. Deitch's response:
@kjbrophy no way. No shot.— Dennis Deitch (@DennisDeitch) May 2, 2012
Unfortunately we don't know if Deitch's response represented: an educated guess, a definitive answer from someone "in the locker rooms", or a facetious 'hell no' response that every Sixers fan wants to hear. Regardless, the answer should be "hell no".
A few Spencer Hawes numbers before you vote 'no' in the poll:
- Mehmet Okur, Channing Frye, Tim Duncan, Byron Mullens, Al Jefferson and Andrea Bargnani are the only other "centers" in the NBA who attempt more long twos than dunks/layups per game. That's not what you want your center to do.
- Channing Frye is the only qualified "center" who has a lower free throw rate than Spencer Hawes.
- Hawes ranks 27 out of 37 qualified centers in TS% at 51.7 percent. The average guard has a true shooting percentage of 53.2 percent.
- The Sixers defense allows nearly four less points per 100 possessions when Hawes is on the bench (98) than when he's on the floor (102).
- The Sixers are a better rebounding team with Spencer Hawes on the bench.
Do you want to see Spencer Hawes play for the Sixers next season?
No. (59 votes)
No? (11 votes)
Hell no. (130 votes)
Naw. (25 votes)
Nope. (9 votes)
Yes. Just kidding. (45 votes)
No chance. (4 votes)
No way. (8 votes)
Only if ... nah. (49 votes)
340 total votes