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Sixers get Reggie Evans, ship Hunter

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on September 10, 2007

reggieevans.jpgA 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 🙂

6 Responses to “Sixers get Reggie Evans, ship Hunter”

  1. Analyzthat76 said

    I totally agree with your assessment. As you know, I’ve been pulling for this guy ever since he was a free agent and signed with the Nuggets. He’s a great fit beside Dalembert. Sam will be the athleticism and length. Evans will be the toughness and enforcer. When you really look at it, the Sixers lose absolutely nothing. Hunters length and mobility was replaced with Jason Smith. Bobby Jones’s perimeter defense was replaced by Derrick Byars. Nothing lost at all.

  2. we are on the same page bro, this is a very good move, we need some blue collar type of guys… Evans will be our “bad boy” besides the rookies and the other young players

    this trade tells us also that BK expects Dalembert to be back at 100% soon and that he’s high on Jason Smith and/or Herbert Hill and the other big men (Shav, Amundson)

    thanks for commenting on my blog, I really appreciate it

  3. Jon said

    I agree, but I found somebody who doesn’t.

  4. thanks for the link Jon but that article is BS to me

    he talks about Hunter like he’s another Ben Wallace or something while he is simply the worst rebounding 7 footer that I ever saw and does little else besides blocking (some) shots

    yes we lose some intimidation in the middle but we still have a very good shotblocker in Dalembert: we needed rebounding because NONE of our bigs was a strong rebounder.

    So with Hunter it was 2 good shotblockers + 0 good rebounders, with Evans it’s 1 good shotblocker + 1 good rebounder: a more balanced frontcourt.

    I would like to underline that in getting Evans we made an upgrade over Hunter also in free throw shooting, which is pretty impressive considering that the former Nugget shot .497 last year (vs Hunter’s .490)

    LOL !!!!

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