Archive for May 11th, 2011

Will the Sixers move Iguodala this offseason and is it possible?

May 11th, 2011 by Brandon Pemberton | Comments Off on Will the Sixers move Iguodala this offseason and is it possible? | Filed in General

Andre Iguodala's time in Philadelphia is over and he has to be moved.

By Brandon Pemberton

The Philly fans frustrations with the play and contract of the Sixers F/G Andre Iguodala grew to a all-time high this season and in my opinion it’s time for him to this offseason. Yes Iguodala is a role player who’s overpaid in my eyes, but I put blame on Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski for signing him to the deal instead of letting his ass walk. Stefanski has made a number of mistakes since taking over for Billy King and now it’s time for him to right the ship with the help of  President Rod Thorn, who has a great track record(he put together the Nets teams who went to 2 NBA Finals in the early 2000’s).

The Sixers had a chance to dump Iguodala’s contract last season when the Houston Rockets were willing to take on his contract and Samuel Dalembert for the expiring contract of Tracy McGrady and Chase Budinger. But Stefanski said the Sixers weren’t looking to dump salary. Now there are rumors floating around NBA circles that there are a few possible trades that could happen before the NBA lockout begins on June 30th a week after the 2011 NBA Draft.


Injury Update: 5/11/11

May 11th, 2011 by Mike H. | Comments Off on Injury Update: 5/11/11 | Filed in General

Ah yes. Finally some good news. Yes my friends, Chase Utley has officially started his rehab assignment. He DH’ed for the Clearwater Threshers Tuesday night and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Ut stay in Clearwater for the final three games of the homestand before bouncing back and forth between Lehigh Valley and Reading. Both teams are on the road in the middle of next week, but Lehigh Valley is only heading north to Scranton.

Closers Jose Contreras and Brad Lidge are both scheduled to start throwing off of a mound within the next week to ten days. Neither reliever is scheduled to be back before the end of the month and the Phillies SHOULD take their time with both players. No need to rush either player with Madson doing a good job.

Oswalt is scheduled to throw off a mound today, and if all goes well he will join Chase Utley in Clearwater and make his rehab start Thursday. He is tentatively schedule to make the start next Tuesday in St. Louis.

Chooch is scheduled to play in extended spring training games today and tomorrow and could catch up with the team for the weekend series in Atlanta.