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Sixers CEO uses Twitter to ask fans who team should keep

Apr 18, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT

The 76ers have some tough offseason decisions to make – do you re-sign Spencer Hawes? Do you see what the market will offer for Andre Iguodala (again)? Elton Brand is entering the last year of his deal, can you move him?

Every day, Sixers fans are playing GM on Twitter anyway, so Sixers CEO Adam Aron decided to make it a little more formal. He wants to know what you think and tweeted this Tuesday morning.

YOUR OUR TWITTER GM: Name 1 or more current Sixers you believe MUST be on roster next year, 1 or 2 you’d trade and why… “KEEP: TRADE:”

It’s a nice marketing move. There is no chance that the Sixers are seriously considering your eight-team trade that nets the 76ers Kevin Durant and Kevin Love for Jodie Meeks, but the fact they are asking comes off well.

In an interactive, social media world why not reach out to the fans and get their thoughts? You know they want to get rid of Iggy anyway, why not confirm it.

  1. hwatt - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:02 PM


    If that is the extent of the GM’s professionalism… that franchise may have a long road ahead

    • sledgehorn - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM

      1) The GM probably didn’t write this, a PR dude who handles the Twitter account did…

      2) As a Sixers fan, I would like to see a total transformation…
      -Iggy can be traded for sure, he has value to a team that needs a defensive force.
      -Brand makes too much money, is pretty old, and does so little, but if they could trade him for anything, that would be cool.
      -Hawes was good, but not huge contract good, another cheap one year deal would be nice.

    • cosanostra71 - Apr 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

      if you spend any time at all worrying about grammar on twitter, you’re going to have a stress induced heart attack soon here.

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:36 AM

      You might want to put a period (.) at the end of your sentance hwatt if YOU *apostrophe* RE going to gripe about spelling, punctuation and whatnot.

  2. Gary Krysztof - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Is there any proof this is the real GM?

  3. moagecu - Apr 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    @hwatt because you have NEVER mispelled any words while texting, emailing, or tweeting from your phone. Get off your high grammer horse.

  4. Josh - Apr 18, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Iguodala to Minnesota!

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:44 AM

      I’m not sure where you*apostrophe*re going with this one Josh, like, if you’re a Sixer fan that wants Iggy gone or a Minny fan that would welcome the addition, but that would be a nice pick up for the T-Wolves if they would go that route without giving up Love, Rubio, Peckovic or Williams. So, yeah, I agree.(?)

  5. gummibearsarebadass - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    trade williams, iggy and brand for bobcats 1st overall pick

  6. tcclark - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Keep: Evan Turner
    Trade: Everyone else

    I first want to say that i hate this because I really like this team. I like the chemistry, I like the team play, I like the energy (from the beginning of the year at least), but unfortunately, that’s just not how the NBA works. A league like this does not allow for a team like this to win. They just can’t.

    I want to see them give Evan Turner the keys. Tell him, this is your team, you are our point guard. He’s not only a very talented point guard, but also a match-up nightmare for any team.

    With him at the 1 you have to trade Jrue Holiday. He’s not a shooting guard and there’s no sense wasting him there. Trade him while he still has value. Maybe other teams won’t notice the lack of growth.

    I like Iguodala a lot, but this team has to rebuild and he’s our biggest asset. Trade him for the best deal you can get. We need draft picks. I’d take a deal similar to the Gerald Wallace deal.

    Trade Brand if you can, but it’s not a must. Try to get an asset out of him, but don’t take on another long term deal. The best bet would be to trade him at the deadline for a worse player whos contract is also expiring, and a draft pick.

    Lou is going to opt out and i can’t see them being able to afford him, so he’s gone. Hawes too. The last big piece is Thad Young, and while i like him as a player too, he’s just too valuable of a trade asset and we can get someone that is a better fit for a rebuilding team. He belongs on a contender.

    i just hope they do something drastic.

  7. obamablowz - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    As a Philadelphia fan…..this franchise is a disaster!

  8. talkingfan - Apr 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    6ers suck!

  9. gavin1978 - Apr 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Am with ya 6ers allways under achieve an fall in the clutch they are good for some cheese steaks tho, Gifoli were are u on this post

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