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Report: Sixers explored trade for Thunder’s Eric Maynor

Jan 8, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

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The one position you would think the Philadelphia 76ers are set is point guard — Jrue Holiday has taken a huge step forward and is a borderline All-Star this season.

But Philly apparently was looking for some depth there, tweets John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Philly could use some depth at the one, behind Holiday they have Royal Ivey. But their need for help is really at the three (Evan Turner starts and then there is a drop off) and at the five (Andrew Bynum has yet to suit up this season).

But the rumor is out there. And you can bet Philly will not be the only team to inquire about Maynor.

  1. tcclark - Jan 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Ummm the sixers back=up point guard is so bad that they use their small forward as their back-up point guard. In what world is the drop off from Evan Turner to Dorell Wright bigger than the drop off from Jrue Holiday to Royal Ivey? They need Maynor pretty bad.

    • imthewiz77 - Jan 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      not as bad as they need a real 2,3, and 5. could also use a real 4 but luckily thad young plays the game so much harder than everyone else it can be slightly overlooked

      • tcclark - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        what do you mean a “real” 2, 3, and 5? If you’re implying that they’re imaginary, I’m pretty sure you’re wrong on that. If you’re stating that they are playing out of position, i think you’re wrong there too. Jason Richardson and Nick Young are actually a dying breed of “real” shooting guards. They are guys that can shoot, run off screens, and have ideal size. They epitomize the shooting guard position. Guys like them, Kobe, Rip Hamilton, and Ray Allen are some of the few true shooting guards we have in this league.

        As for the 3, Evan Turner is actually an ideal small forward. Does he have room for improvement, absolutely, but he is definitely a “real” small forward. A small forward is expected to be able to score, defend, pass, rebound, and post up when called upon. Even Turner does all of those things well. The only other thing you might want you small forward to be able to do well is bring up the ball in a point forward role and Evan Turner is actually one of the best 3’s at doing that.

        Is Lavoy Allen a real 5? No. But Andrew Bynum, Spencer Hawes, and Kwame Brown, are real real 5’s. The best one is hurt and the worst one has been pretty much worthless, but they have 3 5’s on the roster. I don’t think you wanted to use the word “real.” I think you wanted to use the word “better,” and it that case, so does pretty much everyone. Every team in the NBA could use better 2’s 3’s and 5’s. Even the heat could use them. If you wanted to say that then say that, but The Sixer’s 2’s, 3’s, and 5’s are most certainly “real,” unless of course you actually were implying that they were imaginary, in which case, taht’s going to be another conversation entirely.

  2. imthewiz77 - Jan 8, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    There’s every sf in the league then there’s a drop off, then there’s evan turner, then there’s another drop off

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