Sixers get Reggie Evans, ship Hunter
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on September 10, 2007
A trade !!!
And again with the Nuggets. And again with one of my favourite role players involved. Yes, I like this trade because basically I like Reggie Evans, while I will NOT miss Stephen Hunter (who will ?).
We all knew we would have had issues rebounding the ball, and in Evans we get a MONSTER rebounder, considering his production-per-minute (7 in 17 minutes last season, 7.2 per 19.9 for the career !).
He’s in the Jeff Foster-category of boarding specialists, and I’m puposely bringing up another player I’ve always liked and pushed for.
Evans is probably a little overpaid and his contract is pretty long, but he’s still young (27) and he’s the kind of player that coaches and GMs like. Tradeable, I mean. Hard worker, aware of his limits, he knows his role and does what you ask him to do.
What do we lose by trading Hunter? Well you tell me, because other than his (nice) shotblocking skills, I don’t see anything worth mentioning. Good riddance.
Bobby Jones is included in the package, and I don’t think I’ll miss him either. We simply had a logjam at the SG/SF position, like I already explained, so there are still many options left there, and we’re loaded with talent.
I say this trade is a step in the right direction, that fills a hole we had, and I have the feeling Billy King is not done yet. Is Willie Green next ???
(BEWARE: of course you should keep your balls away from Reggie Evans since he grabs not only rebounds…)
Self praising note: Sixers4guidos is the first Sixers blog to post and comment the news… Ricky rlz :-)