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Archive for January, 2007

Andre Miller is a keeper (and mark this day)

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on January 27, 2007

andre-miller_utah.jpgEasy to praise a player when he just had a triple double, uh? Unfortunately Andre Miller’s 12 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists (wow !) weren’t enough to hold a 17 points lead, so the second consecutive game vs a James-less Cleveland team resulted in a home loss (105-97) that stopped our winning streak (?) at two, and kept us at a 13-31 record (.286).

Now, all the fans that were worried for the 2 W (…) will finally calm their aesses down. No one will stop us on our road to the lottery, guys. But the real news are other.

From a journalistic point of view, it’s the fact thet we actually agree with Billy King that is interesting. Sixers’ GM basically said that he will keep Andre Miller. And for once, we think he’s right. It’s not the triple double. It’s the fact that Miller is a very good PG. Read the rest of this entry »

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Speaking of guidos….

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on January 20, 2007

belinelli_ita.jpgFirst, let us cheer our friend, and contributor to S4G, Sixerguy: seems he’s coming to Italy for a while because of his job. Well, we hope you’ll like Guidoland, dude. For sure pizza here will taste better than in Arizona.

But while we are at it,  let’s go on with NBA guidos breakdowns, and talk about Marco Belinelli (check out the spell, guys: it’s B-E-L-I-N-E-L-L-I), 21 years old, 6-5 guard from Climamio Bologna, who will perhaps join the League this summer.

He is reportedly a possible late first round pick, let’s say from 20 to 30. This means Sixers, that have Denver and Dallas picks,  could get him. So what kind of player Belinelli is. What (dumb) comparison can we make for him? The next Vinnie Del Negro, the next Todd Lichti, the next Adam Keefe? A poor man’s Scott Brooks? An uglier Craig Ehlo? A white Greg Grant? An italian version of Brian Oliver? Guidos’ answer to Doug Overton? Read the rest of this entry »

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Guido Bargnani is for real

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on January 15, 2007

andrea_bargnani2.jpgNo, wait, wait a minute… Bargnani’s first name is Andrea, not Guido ! Yes, it’s actually Andrea, but he’s also a guido. Not Guido, but a guido. He’s italian, that’s my point ! He’s a ‘fella’ so…forget about that* 

So, why we talk about Bargnani in a Sixers blog? Well.. first we are guidos, second we like Bargnani and followed him for the last couple of years, third Bargnani plays tonight with his Raptors vs Sixers. I just started a thread about him in the Sixers board on, as I wanted to receive feedbacks from the other posters. 

Point is Bargnani is becoming an NBA player. He’s actually a REAL NBA player, averaging 10.4 per game. Well, not a great achievement for a the first overall pick of the 2006 draft, right? Probably. But the fact is Bargnani was surrounded by skepticism even before landing overseas (for us America is overseas…). Read the rest of this entry »

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For a LB coming, there’s a CW leaving

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on January 10, 2007

webber-chris_golf.jpgOverall, not bad.

As much as we dislike our new (?) “executive vicepresident” (?????? WTF an executive vice president does, exactly? only in the US…) Larry Brown, seems that we are moving in the right direction.

Last move? Buying Chris Webber out.  He is apparently giving back 5 millions out of the 43 that Sixers would owe him until june 2008 to become immediately a free agent. This, on the other side, allow Sixers to get some cap space, and luxury tax relief.

Honestly, as fans, we don’t give a damn about the waste of money, because it’s not ours. But what does this (good) move tell us? That Snider and Billy King are on the same page about totally being in a rebuilding process now. That we don’t care about trying to win games this year (assuming that THIS Webber would have helped us in winning more games). That we realized that clearing cap space and give this team to the young players is the only way to resurrect.

Now what’s left to do? Our opinion: Read the rest of this entry »

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