Sixers trade Evans for Kapono !!
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on June 9, 2009
Wow, just reported !
Sixers are trading Reggie Evans for sharpshooter Jason Kapono.
If you have been following this blog you know I have always been a Reggie Evans fan but to me it’s a very good move, and here are the reasons:
1) obviously, it addresses a desperate need we had, three point shooting.
Not much to add here, really: we are getting a former 3 pt shooting contest winner (see the video above) and a real threat from the perimeter. Exactly what we lacked.
2) no lost of depth in the frontcourt.
Elton Brand will be back, Jason Smith will hopefully be back, we still have Sam, Speights + another veteran big man that will be probably signed to replace Theo (Jordan made it clear in the blogger conference call).
Reggie Evans was clearly the odd man out in what is still a very solid four man-rotation, that will be extended to five. Also, Evans’ game was surely a difficult fit in Jordan’s system.
3) no cap troubles
Kapono’s deal expires in 2011, same as Evans’, with 6.2 and 6.6 mill owed for the next two seasons, slightly more than what was making Reggie (4.9 and 5).
Remember in the same summer of 2011 the dumb huge contracts of Dalembert & Green will come off the books, and this will mean a good 22.8 million relief for the Sixers.
Unlike many Sixers fans, I say I will miss Reggie Evans but this is a move that will help us (and actually also Toronto, but we don’t care much about that, right?).
More to come about this in the next days. In the meantime, well done Mr Stefanski.