Hey guys. I have been reading this site for a year but have not posted at all. I have looked at the comments and most of them want the Sixers to tank for the "best prospect since LeBron James", Andrew Wiggins. However, the way I see it we can still win now. Even if we tank, the Sixers will find some way to screw it up. We can still get good value in the draft OTHER THAN WIGGINS. There is Jabari Parker, one the Harrison twins, and also Julius Randle. As far as we know Wiggins can amount up to nothing in college and we could have tanked too much into the season where it is not salvageable. That is why the Sixers can still make the playoffs with a little help from free agency and good management.
In free agency this year CP3 and D12 are getting all the coverage, but there are a couple gems that are still availabe. My favorite JJ Hickson (Age 24) is coming off of a season where he has averaged a double-double in 12.7 PPG and 10.4 RPG. Him in addition to a Arsalan Kazemi and a healthy Noel could shut down the possibility of rebounding issues for years to come. Thaddeus Young if not traded can be a good player in that rotation. Other free agent possibilities are Greg Oden if healthy could be a franchise player (I would not mind if we traded Thad to make room for Oden. In fact Greg Oden is my sleeper choice.), or Al Jefferson. The problem then arises in the lack of reliable shooters. O.J. Mayo (Age 25) is a younger option to fill the need. He is a 40% three point shoooter and he is averaging 15.3 points per game, which has improved in each of the last three seasons. Kevin Martin and Dorell Wright are two other shooters when for the right price, could be valuable to the team.
Trading some Sixers could also be a good option in improving the team. The Omer Asik (and possibly J-Lin) is in the works. I have also heard some news about the Trailblazers trying to get some offers for Aldridge. I think we could relieve ourselves of Turner, Hawes, and Thad. There are also rumors of the Sixers signing Bynum to trade him for picks.
I basically believe this season should not be written off just yet and that their is still the possibility of making a playoff run. Finally I have this ridiculous idea of signing Bynum, trading him for picks, and using them to pry Brandon Jennings out of Milwuakee's hands. Thanks for reading.