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NYSucksGoPhils
07-28-2008, 12:31 AM
While closing out Sportsfinal Sunday night Howard Eskin reported breaking news that he heard the 76ers will soon sign or have signed Kareem Rush. This is now probably the team the 76ers will goto war with when the season starts... Thoughts??? 6'6" SG 38% career 3PFG%....

Roster
PGs:Miller,Williams,Ivey
SGs:Iguodola,Green,Rush
SFs:Thad,Iguodola
PFs:Brand,Evans,Smith
Cs:Dalembert,Speights,Randolph....

phillyphan4ever
07-28-2008, 12:38 AM
Yessssss!!!!!!

Ed Stefanski is the man!

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 12:38 AM
I hope Howard is right....

KeepitReal
07-28-2008, 12:54 AM
That would be an amazing sign...

Miller- 34 mins per game
Iggy- 38 mins per game
Thad- 24 mins per game
Brand- 35 mins per game
Dalembert- 32 mins per game

Lou Will- 22 mins per game
Rush- 17 mins per game
Evans- 15 mins per game
Smith- 15 mins per game
Green- 8 mins per game

Speights/Ivey- deep backups

I think this signing would push Green back to a deeper bench role (unless he can improve his D or 3)

You could run a lot of different groupings out there with the versatility of Iggy, Thad, Lou Will, Rush and Smith all being able to play 2 positions...

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:57 AM
Very big Signing!

Knowledge
07-28-2008, 01:19 AM
Its been a pretty good day if this is true, Phillies won, soul are champs, and Sixers got a shooter.

DieHardSixerFan
07-28-2008, 01:37 AM
Indeed it is true.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareem_Rush

I knew Ed Stefanski had something else planned.

qwestion13
07-28-2008, 02:01 AM
Glad they got someone who can shoot the rock. He'll be a nice role-player off the bench.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 02:05 AM
this is good.. id like to see the team go with this lineup..

PG - Andre Miller - Louis Williams - Royal Ivey
SG - Andre Iguodala - Willie Green
SF - Thaddeus Young - Kareem Rush
PF - Elton Brand - Marreese Speights - Reggie Evans
C - Samuel Dalembert - Jason Smith

dbow2019
07-28-2008, 02:13 AM
Indeed it is true.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareem_Rush

I knew Ed Stefanski had something else planned.

lmao....a wikipedia link isnt really the best way to start off your psd career

Mandrew
07-28-2008, 02:18 AM
I like, I like. A very good shooter who can play a little defense. He's a good guy too, my girlfriend's older brother knew him when they went to Mizzou. We have a lot of good, nice guys on our team. We're kind of like the bizarro Nuggets.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 02:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBgT3IikIK8

This was an amazing night for Rush... expect the same in Philly.... such a good shooter.. in my previous post i said i like him as a backup 3... but i wont mind if he bumps green for backup 2 he can ball

flyinhawaiian
07-28-2008, 02:25 AM
Yea, i heard eskin say that too. Good signing

fabian11593
07-28-2008, 02:32 AM
Hmm...I'm a Laker fan, but a good pick-up from by the 76ers. He could get more minutes than Green, he sucks.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 02:35 AM
haha always nice to hear a non sixers fan say green sucks... the lakers can have him.... but we want kobe in return

Mrphilly
07-28-2008, 02:50 AM
Im not impressed, I need to see him produce in a sixers uniform to be happy about this one. At least we getting this roster filled.

The question I have is...when are we going to sign our own players???????

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 02:53 AM
are u not impressed because ur boy willie's minutes are gonna go down? serious qestion... the kids a great shooter and thats what we need... i dont know how you cant be impressed with that

SeoulBeatz
07-28-2008, 02:58 AM
yeah kareem is just what we need.

hes a stellar shooter off the bench, what more could you want?

i dont see how u could not like this low risk high reward signing....?

please explain

Mrphilly
07-28-2008, 03:03 AM
If that is a serious question, the answer is No. Its not about Willie's minutes. I dont care if they go down. You say he is a GREAT shooter, but I dont know how true that is. Rush has been a below average player in this league for the majority of his career. He had a decent year last season, and know that he is a sixer I hope that he only gets better. With that being said, I need to see it to believe it.

SeoulBeatz
07-28-2008, 03:07 AM
If that is a serious question, the answer is No. Its not about Willie's minutes. I dont care if they go down. You say he is a GREAT shooter, but I dont know how true that is. Rush has been a below average player in this league for the majority of his career. He had a decent year last season, and know that he is a sixer I hope that he only gets better. With that being said, I need to see it to believe it.

well all u need to know is that he is

.38% from 3 point range for his career. that means hes a good shooter. 2percent less than korver's career average.....

so yeah, id say he's good enough

Mrphilly
07-28-2008, 03:07 AM
yeah kareem is just what we need.

hes a stellar shooter off the bench, what more could you want?

i dont see how u could not like this low risk high reward signing....?

please explain

Its not like I hate the move. Im just withholding judgment until I see if he produces. If he cant play, he wont play. This move cant backfire on us, It can only help. And I hope it does.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 03:11 AM
i can respect that. I can see Brand gettin the ball in the post.. and if he isnt able to make a move for the hoop (which he will be able to most of the time) kick it out to kareem for the three ball... this is the second signing so far this offfseason that SHOULD improve our halfcourt offense

Mrphilly
07-28-2008, 03:16 AM
well all u need to know is that he is

.38% from 3 point range for his career. that means hes a good shooter. 2percent less than korver's career average.....

so yeah, id say he's good enough

I thought it was 36%, but who's counting. He is also a career 68% FT shooter.
I always find it weird when a guy can hit a 3, but stinks from the FT line.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 03:20 AM
w00t! YESS! OMG! Ed Stefanski is god! Kareem is the last peice of the puzzle, Boston watch out! ... I wonder if we spent the bi annual exception or the vet mininum...

McPeak92
07-28-2008, 03:44 AM
good ****, i love it if true


Kareem "The Dream" Rush

McPeak92
07-28-2008, 03:45 AM
w00t! YESS! OMG! Ed Stefanski is god! Kareem is the last peice of the puzzle, Boston watch out! ... I wonder if we spent the bi annual exception or the vet mininum...

i dont think we have a BAE? i could be wrong.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 03:58 AM
Biggest Needs: The Sixers landed the power forward they craved in unrestricted free agent Elton Brand, thanks to a five-year, $83 million contract. That took care of their weakest position with Brand, a 20- and 10-career guy. The teamís next two needs are a backup point guard and a three-point shooter ó they ranked last in the league beyond the arc in 2007-08, but they only have a $2.8 million trade exception, the $1.8 million bi-annual exception and minimum salaries with which to fill them.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Ao3Hxh451yqa1R5gn.3ysOeI0bYF?slug=teamre ports-2008-nba-phi&prov=sportsxchange&type=team_report

your wrong McPeak, loljk. Yep, they have a 1.8 mil bi-annual exception.

McPeak92
07-28-2008, 04:00 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Ao3Hxh451yqa1R5gn.3ysOeI0bYF?slug=teamre ports-2008-nba-phi&prov=sportsxchange&type=team_report

your wrong McPeak, loljk. Yep, they have a 1.8 mil bi-annual exception.

oh my bad, i thought we lost it along with MLE and LLE by being under the cap.

this signing has me pumped, i know its just Kareem rush but its the last piece we filled out last need and now i am incredibly pumped for the season.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 04:03 AM
That's what half the board thought. lol However we do lost the MLE and LLE for being under the cap. Bi-annual you can use under any circumstances.

McPeak92
07-28-2008, 04:08 AM
3 roster spots left, wonder who will fill them out

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 04:11 AM
Probably 2 d-leaguers and some journeyman we sign for the mininum.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 04:21 AM
is jamont still a possibility?

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 04:26 AM
Dunno but this team is loaded on guards, Lou, Andre, Iggy, Ivey, Rush, Green... that's 6 already. Doubt we'll have 7 SG/PG's on the 15 man roster.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 04:35 AM
The more I find out about Rush the more I love this signing. 36% career 3 point average, 70% ft (not great), and the fact that he has proven he can score consistently, averaged 11.5 points in 25 minutes with the Bobcats in 04-05. I think he'll get about 20 points in Philly so expect arround... 9.2 points from him! or 3 treys a game. w00t!

Mrphilly
07-28-2008, 05:26 AM
^^^That was 3 years ago on a terrible bobcats team and he only played in 34 of the games that year. That may have been all garbage points.

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 06:47 AM
if he can get 11.5 garbage points for us a game ill me happy.. this guy cant hurt us he can only help us

phillyfan5
07-28-2008, 07:38 AM
does anyone have a link? i will not get excited until there is a link.

djmc72
07-28-2008, 07:41 AM
does anyone have a link? i will not get excited until there is a link. how can u have a link 4 a tv report? i saw eskin say it. thats why u r supposed 2 watch sports final cause eskin breaks stories more than any other local sports guy.

Philly Gringo
07-28-2008, 07:56 AM
lmao....a wikipedia link isnt really the best way to start off your psd career

I clearly missed the reference to where it says Rush is Sixer, b/c I did not see it. Of course, knowing me, I missed it. And, yes, dbow is right, Wiki is not always the most reliable source of info anyway. Of course, didn't Wiki have Brand as a Sixer way before it happened?

FutureSixersGM
07-28-2008, 08:17 AM
We sent out Rodney Carney to Minnesota to clear space to sign Elton Brand. Now Ed has signed Kareem Rush to fill that spot. Great move! Rush is a better three point shooter and a better defender than Carney. I can't help but think that Willie Green is being shopped. Where will he get his minutes?? I still think there is space for Jamont Gordon on this team (particularly if Green gets moved). He is too versatile to let go. Another possibility that nobody is mentioning is the possibilty that Ed is looking to do a sign and trade with Lou as the bait to get somebody to eat Willie Green's bad contract (probably for wing to back up Young).

Everyone keeps listing Shavlik Randolph on our 2008-09 depth chart, but I don't see him coming back. He has been injured, has underperformed and we have too much talent and versatility in the frontcourt this year. Brand and Evans are both fours, Sammy is a five, but Jason Smith and Mareese Speights can play both positions, so for all intents and purposes you have four power forwards and three centers already on the roster without Randolph. If you add in the fact that Thad can play the four when we go with a small lineup, we have plenty of depth up front.

2008-09 Lineup

PG Andre Miller/Royal Ivey/Jamont Gordon
SG Andre Igoudala/Kareem Rush
SF Thaddeus Young/Player received in trade for Green & Williams
PF Elton Brand/Reggie Evans/Mareese Speights/Jason Smith
C Samuel Dalembert/Jason Smith/Mareese Speights

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:29 AM
We sent out Rodney Carney to Minnesota to clear space to sign Elton Brand. Now Ed has signed Kareem Rush to fill that spot. Great move! Rush is a better three point shooter and a better defender than Carney. I can't help but think that Willie Green is being shopped. Where will he get his minutes?? I still think there is space for Jamont Gordon on this team (particularly if Green gets moved). He is too versatile to let go. Another possibility that nobody is mentioning is the possibilty that Ed is looking to do a sign and trade with Lou as the bait to get somebody to eat Willie Green's bad contract (probably for wing to back up Young).

Everyone keeps listing Shavlik Randolph on our 2008-09 depth chart, but I don't see him coming back. He has been injured, has underperformed and we have too much talent and versatility in the frontcourt this year. Brand and Evans are both fours, Sammy is a five, but Jason Smith and Mareese Speights can play both positions, so for all intents and purposes you have four power forwards and three centers already on the roster without Randolph. If you add in the fact that Thad can play the four when we go with a small lineup, we have plenty of depth up front.

2008-09 Lineup

PG Andre Miller/Royal Ivey/Jamont Gordon
SG Andre Igoudala/Kareem Rush
SF Thaddeus Young/Player received in trade for Green & Williams
PF Elton Brand/Reggie Evans/Mareese Speights/Jason Smith
C Samuel Dalembert/Jason Smith/Mareese Speights

Very stupid idea, hope you'll never be the Sixers GM. Kareem is tall enough to play SF so we don't really need to trade for a SF. Ivey can play shooting guard he's listed as a shooting guard on most websites like Yahoo and ESPN. And why would we trade Lou AND Gree for a back-up SF when we already have Rush, if Eskin is correct.

Here's our lineup

PG Andre Miller/Lou Williams/ Royal Ivey
SG Andre Iguodala/ Willie Green/ Royal Ivey
SF Thaddeus Young/ Kareem Rush/ Willie Green
PF Elton Brand/Reggie Evans/Mareese Speights/ Jason Smith
C Samuel Dalembert/Jason Smith/Mareese Speights

12 players to go, 3 more to fill out the roster.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:30 AM
Hope this is ligit!..Would be a very descent pick up. Rush has had some big games where he was flame throwing from beyond the arc.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:31 AM
I clearly missed the reference to where it says Rush is Sixer, b/c I did not see it. Of course, knowing me, I missed it. And, yes, dbow is right, Wiki is not always the most reliable source of info anyway. Of course, didn't Wiki have Brand as a Sixer way before it happened?

It's not on there you are right. It was on there when I checked a few hours ago but now it's gone. Obviously he editted Wiki to get a link. :mad: What a douchebag

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:33 AM
W00t if this is true
:down: if its not

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:34 AM
I'm pretty sure it's legit. Quite a few of people have backed it up because they all saw it on Howard Eskin.

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:41 AM
Thats good. But in past dilemmas I belive when i see. But things are looking good :up:

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:45 AM
Understating things a bit? We got a good shooter for either the mininum of the Bi-annual exception. Forget waiting one year, we have a fighting chance with Boston and Detriot now!

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:49 AM
I wouldnt say that. Mabye ECF...

Ima go look it up (The Signing)

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Im reading some other forums.. And it looks like we signed him.

Good job Ed!!!!

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:52 AM
^^Please do...I need more info. than a hear say.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:53 AM
lol good luck, I've already tried, didn't find anything. Wait for tommorrow for a link.

MooseWithFleas
07-28-2008, 09:54 AM
That would be an amazing sign...

Miller- 34 mins per game
Iggy- 38 mins per game
Thad- 24 mins per game
Brand- 35 mins per game
Dalembert- 32 mins per game

Lou Will- 22 mins per game
Rush- 17 mins per game
Evans- 15 mins per game
Smith- 15 mins per game
Green- 8 mins per game

Speights/Ivey- deep backups

I think this signing would push Green back to a deeper bench role (unless he can improve his D or 3)

You could run a lot of different groupings out there with the versatility of Iggy, Thad, Lou Will, Rush and Smith all being able to play 2 positions...

Impressed that you actually added up to 240 :clap: . Though I'd rather see Speights take some/ALL of Green's time, and Smith reduced to about 10, give Evans Smith's other 5.

Anyway, I actually wanted the 76ers to get Rush on draft night 2002, but instead we got Jiri Welsch, who we immediatley traded for I dont remember what (probably some potato chips). Rush is uptempo, doesn't turn the ball over too much, and can stroke the 3. He is just what we needed.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:03 AM
I LOVE YOU ED I LOVE YOU ED I LOVE YOU ED I LOVE YOU ED


:love:

:dance:

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 10:04 AM
^^Shieldz do you have any concrete evidence that this is true???

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:11 AM
I just read the title, but I'll look at my trust sites.

If not I will murder everyone.

Ph1lly Diehard
07-28-2008, 10:12 AM
Wow!

Very very very nice pickup!

We needed a shooter, and we got a shooter!

Nice job Ed!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:14 AM
This is no where to be found on the internet, which means its:

A- False Rumor

B- Joke

C- Rumor that may happene

D- YOU POSTED WIKIPEDIA AS YOUR SOUCRE!

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 10:15 AM
Thats why i am not overly excited! dumb ****ers!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:17 AM
I am closing this until I find a link saying its true..

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 10:25 AM
Just a couple sources (crap) I found that I'll post

http://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articles/Howard_Eskin_reports_76ers_sign_Kareem_Rush/296737

http://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/showthread.php?p=765142

I'll close it back up, but I think we got him.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:38 AM
I'll re-open it, those rae at least links.

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 10:44 AM
Yea, I really think it's done... that's three forums that heard it.

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 10:46 AM
Rush is our Posey (Celtics)...

Man Rush is a great 3 point shooter and mid range shooter. Just hopes he wont jack up shots... Great signing. Especially since this is probably for the mininum.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 10:47 AM
Exactly. I LOVE Ed right now if this is true.

He can play backup SF to which solves that problem. FABULOUS signing.

Dark Donnie
07-28-2008, 10:49 AM
If Eskin said it then it's most likely true....Great Signing. :up:

BurnsinPhilly
07-28-2008, 11:02 AM
:up::rock::worthy::nod::silly::laugh::whistle::box ::bow::drool::dance::dance2::laugh2::faint::hi5::c heers::smoking:


:):rolleyes::cool::p:;):o:clap::speechless::smokin g::D

thats what rush made me do. i would a done all of it anyway but he helped.

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 11:24 AM
I really think this is true. Wow Ed has been amazing since he got here!

noturnormalhero
07-28-2008, 11:24 AM
glad you guys were smart enough to pick up rush over trying to trade for reddick lol

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 11:34 AM
Agreed.


---
Ed has done more for us in 6 months than King did his whole career.

1.) Sign Elton Brand
2.) Sign Kareem Rush
3.) Draft Speights
4.) Trade Korver, Carney, Booth for Expiringss (in order to get Brand)
5.) Help set up the Fastbreak plan

FreeseDogg
07-28-2008, 11:46 AM
so are we the only team in the nba to have 2 lefties at SF? OHHHHH SNAPPPPPPP!!!

good luck, rest of the nba. NOW WE'RE FO REAL!

MylesKong
07-28-2008, 11:50 AM
...got thad some minutes!

DieHardSixerFan
07-28-2008, 11:52 AM
lmao....a wikipedia link isnt really the best way to start off your psd career




Lol well I had to start with something. There weren't a lot of links or sites about the Kareem Rush signing around 2 in the morning. But I should've known Wikpedia constantly changes because now it's saying that kareem didn't sign with the Sixers during the off season. My bad.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Thinks I like about Kareem:

- He has hit 6 straight 3's in a game
- He's smart and a good guy.. ( i saw an interview)
- Is athletic too
- He's a fan favorite wherever he goes.

AddVance
07-28-2008, 12:13 PM
I Refuse To Get Excited Until I See An Official Link.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:16 PM
^^Thank you advance..until it is on

www.espn.go.com
www.nba.com

I am not believing a damn thing!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:17 PM
:sigh:

I have to agree.

:pray: it is true though

flyinhawaiian
07-28-2008, 12:21 PM
eskin is never wrong!!!

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:22 PM
Ed Stefanski is a boss!

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:24 PM
^^where is the boss evidence???

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 12:24 PM
eskin is never wrong!!!

Eskin is always wrong, but I believe this.

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 12:26 PM
I'll watch SportsNite later..

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:27 PM
As will I......

I doubt this is a lie for some reason.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:31 PM
Where is the beef???

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:36 PM
^^where is the boss evidence???

What Shieldsz said.

Eddy has done more for this team in 6 months than Billy King did in his 10 years.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:38 PM
OT: Briere your avatar is disgusting. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS BABY!. Sidney Crosby is the mayne.

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 12:41 PM
I really dont care about the NHL at all.. lol. All I know is Crosby is like the best in the league or something...

Anyways.... Yea watch SportsNite since they focus specfically on the Philadelphia teams.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:43 PM
OT: Shieldsz, the Penguins will drop back so far this year! Not that far, but atleast to 3rd or 4th seed. The Flyers IMO will be either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd seed. Woot! Woot!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:43 PM
What time is it...5?

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:44 PM
OT: Shieldsz, the Penguins will drop back so far this year! Not that far, but atleast to 3rd or 4th seed. The Flyers IMO will be either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd seed. Woot! Woot!

OT: No chance.. Penguins are young and just getting better. Penguins>Flyers..

AirJordanXVIII
07-28-2008, 12:47 PM
CMon SHieldsz and Briere get back on topic :D

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:49 PM
You guys are so unstable...u went from the signing of Rush to damn hockey!! Whoa...thats because there is no evidence to say we actually signed him.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:50 PM
OT: No chance.. Penguins are young and just getting better. Penguins>Flyers..

OT: The Flyers are younger and getting better. Meanwhile having the best scoring depth in the league. Meanwhile making it to the ECF without their best scorer and top 15 goal scorer in the league in Simon Gagne. Their offense is lights out. Meanwhile, the Penguins lost two of their top 3 scorers in Hossa and Whitney. They now have no wingers to play alongside of Crosby and Malkin. They are their offense. And their defense is still pretty much the same. Flyers >>>>>>>>> Penguins. :)

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 12:51 PM
There is an off-topic thread for this. You are talking Hockey there is a FLYERS Forum for that. I have to report you guys.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:52 PM
Shieldsz is the Sixers TM. He owns us and this Sixers forum. :p

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:53 PM
Shields is so bias...he would have made a ruckus if this was someone else posting that crap in here and threaten them with his PSD power....hahahaha LOL

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:53 PM
I just lost all of the little bit of respect I had for Jeff Boyd.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:54 PM
You guys are so unstable...u went from the signing of Rush to damn hockey!! Whoa...thats because there is no evidence to say we actually signed him.

Exactly.. this thread really shouldn't be up yet.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:54 PM
Shields is so bias...he would have made a ruckus if this was someone else posting that crap in here and threaten them with his PSD power....hahahaha LOL

Hockey is not crap! :p:(:cry:

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:55 PM
Shields is so bias...he would have made a ruckus if this was someone else posting that crap in here and threaten them with his PSD power....hahahaha LOL

? This thread shouldn't be up in the 1st place.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:55 PM
NOW

back on topic :p

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:55 PM
its crap because its being discussed in a basketball forum!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Now look who's going OT :rolleyes:

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 12:57 PM
its crap because its being discussed in a basketball forum!

I won't respond to that. :p

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 12:59 PM
thanks..moving right along!! Go Sixers

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:00 PM
There is an off-topic thread for this. You are talking Hockey there is a FLYERS Forum for that. I have to report you guys.

I'm sure that will do a lot. Don't get me started how many times I could have reported you for baiting.

THAT IS MY LAST OT post :D

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:01 PM
There is an off-topic thread for this. You are talking Hockey there is a FLYERS Forum for that. I have to report you guys.

I'm sure that will do a lot. Don't get me started how many times I could have reported you for baiting. Now I won't hesitate to. (this is my last OT part.. just had to let that out)

Kareem Rush is like Kyle Korver except more consistent and athletic.

+1

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 01:04 PM
I didnt report anybody it's just a joke, but Hockey talk in a Sixers forum when we have a off-topic forum is not cool.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 01:06 PM
Yeah agree...let it had been someone else.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 01:06 PM
My Last OT Post:

But Boyd, this thread shouldn't even be open, we were just padding the Sixer forum numbers! :D

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 01:08 PM
I dont get the whole post padding thing. But if I wanted to talk Phillies I would go over to the Phillies forum.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 01:11 PM
Boyd...don't get caught up in it...we can justify anything in this world when it is in "our" favor....please find some info on th Rush signing.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 01:12 PM
I dont get the whole post padding thing. But if I wanted to talk Phillies I would go over to the Phillies forum.

It means that you make the Sixers Forum Ratings better by getting more posts in it. ;)

Last post for me! Honest! :D

McPeak92
07-28-2008, 01:12 PM
Go Sixers!! Kareem my pants Rush is gonna tear it up this year.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Boyd...don't get caught up in it...we can justify anything in this world when it is in "our" favor....please find some info on th Rush signing.

Yeah, I believe it he will sign and it's a nice addition. Now I we hope can settle AI, Miller and Lou's contract problems.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 01:15 PM
Peak do you have any evidence to suggest that Rush is actually on his way to Philly...i'm not applying blind faith to this speculation.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:16 PM
Lou is on the sixers IMO.. no other team has showed interest besides GS, and they just got Marcus Williams.

I hope we can reach a deal with Iggy though

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Rush people...whas the latest on Rush!!!!

TheShock45
07-28-2008, 01:29 PM
KRUSSHHHHHHHHHHHH
thats what im talking about

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 01:38 PM
its always good to hear willie green is out of the regular rotation.

Liney3506
07-28-2008, 01:39 PM
It brought a smile to my face.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:40 PM
I know.. Willie is probably pissed LOL

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 01:42 PM
i just saw willie green on the side of the road with his fingers in his butt drinking orange juice.

and he was molesting puppies.

Liney3506
07-28-2008, 01:43 PM
And children.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:45 PM
and Billy King

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 01:45 PM
yeah, but billy king liked it.

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 01:47 PM
can someone put up a link to show that this is actually real?

its not on espn.com or NBA.com yet.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 01:48 PM
Howard Eskin reported it.. thats it. I believe it thought.. he said we signed Elton Brand.. he was right

MylesKong
07-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Just heard Gargano mention it.
Schwoo! About time!
I was starting to think it was all made up.

JtBiV_BiRdZ
07-28-2008, 02:40 PM
We got a shooter. Did we resign Lou and Iggy yet?

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 02:46 PM
Nope, we will.

JtBiV_BiRdZ
07-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Wow, Elton Brand def brought Ivey and Rush here. These two players have been lured in by the potential for us to be great.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 02:55 PM
You think? I doubt it.

They probably didnt have any other offer.

AirHead50
07-28-2008, 02:58 PM
This has been a great off season for the sixers. Between Brand signing with us, Ivey coming in as a backup point guard, and now Kareem Rush. All we need to do now is re sign Lou which I have a good feeling we will, and hopefully re sign Igoudala because the wait is killing me lol.

Liney3506
07-28-2008, 03:10 PM
I think we're all overrating Ivey/Rush a tad. Granted, they are an upgrade over our current bench, but their impact is minimal in comparison to Brand/Iggy/Lou coming back.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 03:12 PM
Eksin just reportedl 5 minutes ago on WIP that the Sixers will most likely sign Kareem Rush by TOMORROW

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 03:19 PM
^Sounds good to me...just need to see it in authentic writing now (i.e. nba.com or espn.go.com)

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Meh they don't post schtuff until its Signed and DONE then like an hour after that.. they are mad slow

Liney3506
07-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Eskin hears it right from the horse's ***. Often times, he'll report before it's a done deal. Will it bite him in the *** sometimes? Sure. But typically he doesn't report it unless he has viable sources.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 03:30 PM
Eskin is Eskin.. He could say **** Philly and they won't fire him

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Alright he officially announced it.

He said they will sign Kareem Rush TOMORROW according to his sources.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 03:46 PM
I heard it also.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 03:53 PM
Yep.. this is wonderful

YIPEEEEEE


We are done once we sign Iggy and Lou.. sign maybe 1 more young guy who will never see the time of day

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 03:58 PM
Good...we have a really solid bench with the addition of Rush!! Rush for 3!!!

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 03:58 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a rush from 3 point land! lol

flyboy193
07-28-2008, 04:00 PM
Alright he officially announced it.

He said they will sign Kareem Rush TOMORROW according to his sources.

No contract info???

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 04:02 PM
Considering we can't offer more than like the minimum.. I'm guessing its just a 1 million dollar deal

MooseWithFleas
07-28-2008, 05:09 PM
This rounds out our roster very nicely. Sign the two unrestricteds and call it a day.

qwestion13
07-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Now the Sixers need another cheesy catch-phrase, like from the Brand signing. I swear I was gonna kill someone if I had to hear "a BRAND new era in Philly!" again...

Can't wait to see what this is gonna say...How bout:

"Sixers RUSH back into free agency!"

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 05:52 PM
all this excitement for Kareem Rush??? He isnt horrible, but he isnt very good either....

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 05:53 PM
He's a good shooter plus we have no money, good signing.

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 05:57 PM
Exactly . its not like we blew money on this guy.. hes cheap and fills that HUGE HOLE (thats what she said)

Westbrook36
07-28-2008, 06:19 PM
Exactly . its not like we blew money on this guy.. hes cheap and fills that HUGE HOLE (thats what she said)

I really think we have a good bench too, These are the guys who I think will see the most playing time

1. Louis Williams
2. Reggie Evans
3. Kareem Rush (Only True Backup Small Forward)
4. Jason Smith (Our Only True Backup Center)
4. Willie Green
5. Speights (I want him to get more time :shrug:)
6. Ivery (Spell Check)

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Rush fills a need (I guess), but there is a reason the guy has bounced around the league and couldnt even stick around in Charlotte.....Hopefully it works out. And you guys are right, for the money it is worth it

PhillyBoomerang
07-28-2008, 06:28 PM
We got our shooter! Rush was really good for the bobcats, and Pacers last year.. And since we signed him to a small deal, this is a Low Risk, High Reward type player. I can see him and Ivery giving us perimeter defensive (sixers had trouble not only hitting the 3, but also defending it) but also getting a shooter.

I wonder why its taking so long to lock up Iggy and Lou. I think with these new moves we got ourselves better then Cavs, maybe Magic, and right up there in the top 3 or 4..depending on the rest of the offseason.. i can see the sixers getting top 3 in the east..

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 06:31 PM
the cavs arent good. i dont know why people think they are. neither are the wizards.

NYSucksGoPhils
07-28-2008, 06:32 PM
http://http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html )
Heres a link...for the record I have better things to do with my life then to make stuff up about Philly teams....

Ph1lly Diehard
07-28-2008, 06:35 PM
http://http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html )
Heres a link...for the record I have better things to do with my life then to make stuff up about Philly teams....

So it's basically official.

Very good move.

BriereIsDaBest
07-28-2008, 06:40 PM
Nice boys!

Iggydelphia
07-28-2008, 06:50 PM
Howard comes through.. i like it

streetsweepa5
07-28-2008, 06:54 PM
I heard Eskin say it as well, got me very excited, but why has it not popped up on and sites ??

flyboy193
07-28-2008, 07:01 PM
I heard Eskin say it as well, got me very excited, but why has it not popped up on and sites ??

it is in a bunch of websites

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/sports_breaking/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html


and also on hoopshypes.com

Sixersfan41
07-28-2008, 07:17 PM
good job by ed, backup sf, shooter, cheap

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 07:51 PM
:clap: Ed has done everything right. If Bily King were here. He woukd have picked abust with a high draft pick... But Ed got us to the playoffs, signed EB, Ivey, and now Rush. :up:

FKD215
07-28-2008, 07:54 PM
This is a nice signing. I see him as the 9th or 10th man in the rotation, behind Williams, Evans, and Green. This team is shaping up; I can't wait for the season.

By the way, I hate Eskin. He's a ridiculous little man and he single-handedly turned me off of not only WIP, but Philadelphia radio entirely. His try-to-get-the-callers-mad schtick is so, so old.

djmc72
07-28-2008, 07:56 PM
hopefully this will lead to you guys believing eskin when he reports something. since last night there were doubters. i dont even like the guy but i listen when he speaks about rumors cause he has always known his stuff. its not like he is hard to get ahold of. step #1, watch him sunday night on sports final. if he reports a rumor then proceed to step#2 and tune in to his radio show at 3pm on 610-wip or call in and ask him for yourself. the guy doesnt talk crap. if he mentions it then there is sumthin 2 it

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 08:41 PM
:clap: Ed has done everything right. If Bily King were here. He woukd have picked abust with a high draft pick... But Ed got us to the playoffs, signed EB, Ivey, and now Rush. :up:

Wow dude...relax...Ed has done a good job, but he didnt get us to the playoffs last year. A combo of Billy King's draft picks and Ed convincing Mo to play them and change the style did. Billy King inherited a team that Larry Brown basically destroyed and abandoned. if you have any ill will direct it towards Larry Brown not Billy King.

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Billy King led this team to 20 some win season. Once Ed came... BOOM playoffs. He gets Brand!!!! He gets Rush!!!. Billy would do none of that. The only thing he did right whas drafting Thad

AddVance
07-28-2008, 08:49 PM
Billy King led this team to 20 some win season. Once Ed came... BOOM playoffs. He gets Brand!!!! He gets Rush!!!. Billy would do none of that. The only thing he did right whas drafting Thad

WOW... That's a gross overstatement... Billy King put this squad together, with the exception of Brand, Ivey and Speights. And Rush, if this is true.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 08:50 PM
Billy King led this team to 20 some win season. Once Ed came... BOOM playoffs. He gets Brand!!!! He gets Rush!!!. Billy would do none of that. The only thing he did right whas drafting Thad

He drafted the whole core of this team and traded for Miller..WTF are you talking about? He drafted Iggy, Lou Will, and Thad....to a lesser degree he drafted Willie Green and Korver both in the 2nd round. Ed took over the team at a great time.

FlyHigh
07-28-2008, 08:52 PM
I think King always had a great eye for talent, i.e. the draft, but he had major problems in contract negotiations and also in finding an effective guy to go with AI.

And I mean, some of his trades were pretty brutal.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 08:55 PM
I think King always had a great eye for talent, i.e. the draft, but he had major problems in contract negotiations and also in finding an effective guy to go with AI.

And I mean, some of his trades were pretty brutal.

your exactly right..the deal he gave to Kenny Thomas may have been the worst (outside of Jerome james) in NBA history. No one could have predicted that the c-Webb and Glenn Robinson trades would have worked out the way they did though... I was excited when both deals were made

flyboy193
07-28-2008, 09:08 PM
WOW... That's a gross overstatement... Billy King put this squad together, with the exception of Brand, Ivey and Speights. And Rush, if this is true.

u till dont believe we got rush???

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:21 PM
WOW... That's a gross overstatement... Billy King put this squad together, with the exception of Brand, Ivey and Speights. And Rush, if this is true.

www.philly.com/philly/sports/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html

Here's the link, I hope it works, might not, if it doesn't then search philly.com yourself.

:worthy:Ed Stafanski

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:30 PM
^^I like that Ed praise Daddy cool ...lololol

jacquewho?
07-28-2008, 09:30 PM
He was a good 6th man for the Pacers. He can really shoot the 3 ball and has his nights. But when he slumps, boy he really slumps. Good signing for you guys.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:31 PM
remember how much people (who shall remain nameless) teared Ed to shreds after the draft.....now they are acting so "EDish" these days...lolololol

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Does my link work? Philly.com doesn't open when you're out of the country. I'm on a business trip to Demark right now, so I had to find it from google and copy the link without ever opening the page.

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:36 PM
He drafted the whole core of this team and traded for Miller..WTF are you talking about? He drafted Iggy, Lou Will, and Thad....to a lesser degree he drafted Willie Green and Korver both in the 2nd round. Ed took over the team at a great time.

So Ed did a worse job than Billy is what ur saying

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 09:39 PM
Talk about BAD Contracts. King sure could draft, but he is one of the main reasons we never won a championship with AI. Aaron McKie Contract horrible, Kenny Thomas - wow, Brian Skinners Contract WOW, Kyle Korver contract no thanks. Didnt he even give Eric Snow a bad contract?

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 09:40 PM
So Ed did a worse job than Billy is what ur saying

I think he is saying give Billy some credit he drafted good. However, We still havent made it out of the first round and still havent playerd over.500 for a season yet, I know its only one year but lets not jump on his meat until he brings back the chip.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:45 PM
^^Any improvement is better than no improvement. So give credit where credit is due!!

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 09:47 PM
^^Any improvement is better than no improvement. So give credit where credit is due!!

You talking about ED or Iggys jumpshot?

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 09:48 PM
I think he is saying give Billy some credit he drafted good. However, We still havent made it out of the first round and still havent playerd over.500 for a season yet, I know its only one year but lets not jump on his meat until he brings back the chip.

that is exactly what I'm trying to say

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:48 PM
ED...and yeah Igggy's shot will get better as well.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 09:51 PM
If we dont win a championship in the next 5 years with Brand Ed will be a failure.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:54 PM
do you know what will happen tomorrow Boyd???....anyway this is pointless to try and run on with you. time will tell the tale...just be optimistic about the optimistic things that have happened for Philly thus far...we are headed in the right direction!

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 09:55 PM
do you know what will happen tomorrow Boyd???....anyway this is pointless to try and run on with you. time will tell the tale...just be optimistic about the optimistic things that have happened for Philly thus far...we are headed in the right direction!

Yeah maybe Bon Jovi will buy every team in the city.....lol

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 09:56 PM
I think he is saying give Billy some credit he drafted good. However, We still havent made it out of the first round and still havent playerd over.500 for a season yet, I know its only one year but lets not jump on his meat until he brings back the chip.

Ya i said he did good by picking Thad, Iggy, Lou etc... But Ed made this team a top sead in the east. If Ed keeps this up... I would think he would be more succsesful than Billy IMO

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 09:59 PM
hahahaha ^^if that was a joke Knowledge u failed....big time...that was so corny and non reflective of your PSD name.."knowledge"

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 09:59 PM
I think he is saying give Billy some credit he drafted good. However, We still havent made it out of the first round and still havent playerd over.500 for a season yet, I know its only one year but lets not jump on his meat until he brings back the chip.

We would have been over .500 and not had to play detriot if we didn't suck the final 4 games:mad:

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Ya i said he did good by picking Thad, Iggy, Lou etc... But Ed made this team a top sead in the east. If Ed keeps this up... I would think he would be more succsesful than Billy IMO

All I want is one Championship. He still has a lot of work to do, Iggy, Lou and Andre Miller are no small tasks. He has his work cut out for him.

DR.J9
07-28-2008, 10:01 PM
And i belive we will get one in the next 3/5 years

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:05 PM
And i belive we will get one in the next 3/5 years

I hope so, I think this current team is good but not good enoug. Lets hope Im wrong.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:06 PM
Well we basically have a time frame, Elton's contract, even if he resigns with us after the 5 years, he won't be the dominant force down low anymore... So yea, we have 5 years to develop our young talent, keep drafting well, and to aim for the championship.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:08 PM
I hope so, I think this current team is good but not good enoug. Lets hope Im wrong.

Honestly I think our team won't change much for the next 5 years, we'll just have to develop Thad, Lou, Speights, Jason Smith, Iggy, Sammy...

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:09 PM
Well we basically have a time frame, Elton's contract, even if he resigns with us after the 5 years, he won't be the dominant force down low anymore... So yea, we have 5 years to develop our young talent, keep drafting well, and to aim for the championship.


Agreed, but I want to go all in like the Celtics. Anybody can go. Thad, Speights etc. I dont want to hear **** about Speights stepping into Brands role in 5 years. We need players to help us win in the next couple years. Here is what Im scared about I highly doubt we will win next year and by year 5 Brand might be on the downhill. So we have a 3 year window to get one.

Dark Donnie
07-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Rotoworld:


Kareem Rush-G-76ers Jul. 28 - 8:50 pm et

Guard Kareem Rush has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the deal on Monday, citing a source close to Rush. Rush will help Willie Green back up Andre Iguodala at shooting guard, but isn't likely to have any more fantasy value in Philly than he had in Indy.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Hopefully he make Willie Green raise his game up. We are comming along nicely.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:21 PM
Willie Sucks, I'd trade him for a couple jockstraps in a heartbeat. He's reached his potential as a player, he's nothing more than an average back-up

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:22 PM
Nobody wants him. Only way we could trade him would be for a contract that is worse than his. Jared Jefferies comes to mind for some reason.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:26 PM
Well if we trade Andre Miller, I say we have to include Willie in the deal.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:28 PM
Well if we trade Andre Miller, I say we have to include Willie in the deal.

Agreed or Reggie Evans.

Andre Miller and Wille Green for Delonte West and Wally.

THen we can move Wally for a good player because of his expiring contract.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:37 PM
But the thing is that would make the Cavs a lot better which just worsens our chance of winning a championship. I don't want him to get traded just for the sake of making a move.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:38 PM
But the thing is that would make the Cavs a lot better which just worsens our chance of winning a championship. I don't want him to get traded just for the sake of making a move.

Our team will never, I mean NEVER, win a championship if Dre Miller walks.

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:40 PM
We can always draft a replacement or have Lou take over. Ed is smarter than that to let Dre walk for nothing, if he does leave it'll probably be a S&T.

Never say never!

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 10:41 PM
We can always draft a replacement or have Lou take over. Ed is smarter than that to let Dre walk for nothing, if he does leave it'll probably be a S&T.

Never say never!

I mean I want him to sign and stay but if he dosent want to be here, then we have to S&T him.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 10:43 PM
hahahaha ^^if that was a joke Knowledge u failed....big time...that was so corny and non reflective of your PSD name.."knowledge"

it was more sarcasm than a joke...

And again..if I had "baited" someone like this there would be an "infraction" waiting for me right now. Your lucky I am on my last leg here

DaddyCool
07-28-2008, 10:48 PM
This is getting off-topic so let's talk about Kareem. I think he instantly replaces Willie as our back-up SG/SF. Bye bye Willie.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:07 PM
This is getting off-topic so let's talk about Kareem. I think he instantly replaces Willie as our back-up SG/SF. Bye bye Willie.

I agree that he takes most of Willie's minutes but I dont see willie going anywhere. Remember last year when Carney was supposed to start over Willie and couldnt beat him out? Hopefully Rush rises to the occasion

BChydro86
07-28-2008, 11:08 PM
willie green is the worst professional basketball player ever.

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 11:09 PM
willie green is the worst professional basketball player ever.

Not true. He has to better then Sharone Wright and JJ Reddick.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:16 PM
willie green is the worst professional basketball player ever.

stop it dude..Willie is not that bad. Louis Admundson is the worst player ever

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:18 PM
Not true. He has to better then Sharone Wright and JJ Reddick.

LOL@Sharone Wright

Sharone Wright was even worse than Clarence Weatherspoon...they actually thought that dude could replace Barkley. We've had some awful executives in this city

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 11:18 PM
willie green is the worst professional basketball player ever.

Hydro i support u 100% on the Willie Green vibe!

Shieldsz
07-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Yeah, saying Wilie is the worst is ignorant,.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:20 PM
Yeah, saying Wilie is the worst is ignorant,.

didnt Willie average damn near 14ppg last year??? Yet we hate him and love signing Rush who has never averaged over 11.5ppg????

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 11:21 PM
Yeah, saying Wilie is the worst is ignorant,.

It really is. Sharone Wright was soooo bad. What about Bob Thorton?

Lets hope Rush beats out Wille so the only time we see him is in blowouts.

AirHead50
07-28-2008, 11:25 PM
Willie Green could be better. What I don't like about him is how he does great and scores a lot of points in the first quarter, and then all of a sudden, he just stops and does nothing in the next 3 quarters. But hey maybe he'll do better this year, only time will tell.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 11:27 PM
its not about the points ya know...its about his dumbness on the court!!

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:28 PM
its not about the points ya know...its about his dumbness on the court!!

I guess someone has to be hated on...why not Willie???

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 11:31 PM
I guess someone has to be hated on...why not Willie???

Willie is the whipping point just like Pat the BAT use to be.

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:32 PM
Willie is the whipping point just like Pat the BAT use to be.

Exactly

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 11:32 PM
if willie could play every game like he does every first quarter...there would be no hate...but he just falls off..For a starting SG...he sucks i dont care what u guys say!!!

Knowledge215
07-28-2008, 11:34 PM
if willie could play every game like he does every first quarter...there would be no hate...but he just falls off..For a starting SG...he sucks i dont care what u guys say!!!

I agree that he should not be a starter, but your boy Carney made Willie a starter

AirHead50
07-28-2008, 11:38 PM
if willie could play every game like he does every first quarter...there would be no hate...but he just falls off..For a starting SG...he sucks i dont care what u guys say!!!



Agreed. He does well in the first quarter, but then after that, don't even bother putting him in the game. I think Kareem Rush will eat up a lot of his minutes.

Knowledge
07-28-2008, 11:43 PM
Willie green is a good back up who just happened to start last year because he was the best option. He is suppose to be a bench player which he will be this year and the problem anyone could have with him is his salary, which is Billy Kings fault for offering it in the first place.

Willie is very competent and has proven he can play at a reasonable level in the league. I dont know if he has a place or role on this team, but he isnt as bad as some like to think. I think he could be a good spark off the bench

Jeff Boyd
07-28-2008, 11:46 PM
I agree but his shot selection is horrible, his defense is bad and he makes stupid plays. All he has to do is get smarter not better.

selahlove34
07-28-2008, 11:48 PM
^^Thank you advance..until it is on

www.espn.go.com
www.nba.com

I am not believing a damn thing!


http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/sports_breaking/20080728_76ers_come_to_terms_with_Kareem_Rush.html

This is one link I found on the philly inquirer.

FNM BOY
07-28-2008, 11:54 PM
^^Yeah especially after the 1st quarter.:)

ruslan898
07-29-2008, 12:08 AM
is this official now?

FNM BOY
07-29-2008, 12:11 AM
^^apparently...u will be notfied more in a few hours..go to sleep and get up...and Kareem will officially be in Philly!

Mrphilly
07-29-2008, 01:28 AM
I just seen the Kareem Rush news flash across the bottom of the screen on ESPN. They cited the inquirer as their source. Its official!!!

Shieldsz
07-29-2008, 01:57 AM
I have never been so happy to get a bench player in my life.

Props to Ed.. this is the best team we have had since '01

Knowledge
07-29-2008, 02:15 AM
I have never been so happy to get a bench player in my life.

Props to Ed.. this is the best team we have had since '01

From top to bottom, I think this is a better team than 01. This is almost like a dream, thank you Ed :worthy:

Iggydelphia
07-29-2008, 03:38 AM
I think its better than the 01 roster too... lets see:

Sixers 2001 Roster (Left) Sixers 2008-09 Roster (Right):

Player Rankings are out of 10

PG - Eric Snow (7.2) / Andre Miller (8.1)
SG - Allen Iverson (9.6) / Andre Iguodala (8.5)
SF - George Lynch (7.3) / Thaddeus Young (7.9)
PF - Tyrone Hill (6.9) / Elton Brand (9.0)
C - Dikembe Mutombo (8.6) / Samuel Dalembert (8.2)
Bench
1 - Aaron McKie (7.8) / Louis Williams (7.7)
2 - Raja Bell (7.5) / Willie Green (7.3)
3 - Todd MacCulloch (7.4) / Reggie Evans (7.0)
4 - Matt Geiger (6.8) / Jason Smith (7.1)
5 - Speedy Claxton (7.2) / Kareem Rush (7.3)
6 - Rodney Buford (6.7) / Marreese Speights (7.4)
7 - Kevin Ollie (5.9) / Royal Ivey (6.1)

Total Points for the 01 Roster: 88.90 / 120
Total Points for the 09 Roster: 91.60 / 120

This is totally based on my opinion but i think the rankings are quite fair....

dnasty
07-29-2008, 03:42 AM
If this is true HATS OFF to BIG ED that would be his new name of course,but in the same breath whats the holdup with IGGY are they even talking? hope so.6666666ers!

Mrphilly
07-29-2008, 04:42 AM
I think its better than the 01 roster too... lets see:

Sixers 2001 Roster (Left) Sixers 2008-09 Roster (Right):

Player Rankings are out of 10

PG - Eric Snow (7.2) / Andre Miller (8.1)
SG - Allen Iverson (9.6) / Andre Iguodala (8.5)
SF - George Lynch (7.3) / Thaddeus Young (7.9)
PF - Tyrone Hill (6.9) / Elton Brand (9.0)
C - Dikembe Mutombo (8.6) / Samuel Dalembert (8.2)
Bench
1 - Aaron McKie (7.8) / Louis Williams (7.7)
2 - Raja Bell (7.5) / Willie Green (7.3)
3 - Todd MacCulloch (7.4) / Reggie Evans (7.0)
4 - Matt Geiger (6.8) / Jason Smith (7.1)
5 - Speedy Claxton (7.2) / Kareem Rush (7.3)
6 - Rodney Buford (6.7) / Marreese Speights (7.4)
7 - Kevin Ollie (5.9) / Royal Ivey (6.1)

Total Points for the 01 Roster: 88.90 / 120
Total Points for the 09 Roster: 91.60 / 120

This is totally based on my opinion but i think the rankings are quite fair....

That 01 team was far better. That is crazy to say since this team hasn't played a game yet. AI was the best player in the league that year. Ratliff/Mutombo was a major force in the middle. Snow and lynch were lock down defenders.

That team was Perfect, this team has a few unknowns.

PhillyZig33
07-29-2008, 04:46 AM
Guard Kareem Rush has reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the deal on Monday, citing a source close to Rush. Rush will help Willie Green back up Andre Iguodala at shooting guard, but isn't likely to have any more fantasy value in Philly than he had in Indy.

deadbodyman62
07-29-2008, 08:24 AM
as long as we can still lock up Iggy, and lou will, i'll be extremely happy about this offseason.

A: we improved without a doubt.

B: we cut a lot of dead weight. (ollie, randolph, amundson, booth, even carney to a point)

C: The new pieces we are getting (besides brand obviously) are coming CHEAP!! Less then 1 mil a year.

I'm liking that. I'm looking forward to it.

And to stay on the subject of this tread i think Rush is a very good pick up. If there was one glaring weakness last year it was the 3pt. Shot. Now with him and a, hopefully improved iggy and lou will, we'll have some decent shooting.

AirJordanXVIII
07-29-2008, 08:26 AM
01 had the perfect mix of role players and all stars... THis team isnt much further behind. We'll need to wait and see how everyone meshs together.

Weezy
07-29-2008, 09:09 AM
Good pick up.

Shieldsz
07-29-2008, 09:26 AM
NBA.com has the article up from the philly inquirer

:clap:

FNM BOY
07-29-2008, 09:32 AM
Now I believe!! OHHHHHHHHHHH what a RUSH!!

phillychi009
07-29-2008, 11:24 AM
I just saw it on espn too, this is a great move got a 3 point threat and he plays the 3. GOOD MOVE THANKS ED!!!!

Googlyeyes101
07-29-2008, 02:15 PM
I really like how this team is shaping up, Ed's the ish

AirJordanXVIII
07-29-2008, 02:46 PM
It was on SportsRise. It's official.

djmc72
07-29-2008, 02:51 PM
now its official
http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/76ers_sign_rush_080729.html

djmc72
07-29-2008, 03:08 PM
here is a great k-rush laker highlight reel
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b9PF6nKADz8&feature=related

djmc72
07-29-2008, 03:08 PM
double clicked. my bad

McPeak92
07-29-2008, 03:14 PM
here is a great k-rush laker highlight reel
http://youtube.com/watch?v=b9PF6nKADz8&feature=related

lol that video is so gay/corny that almost made me laugh, who ever made that video made it seemed like a hall of famer thats been there for 15 years has retired, not a guy who play 160 games over 3 seasons.