Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally, Willie Green is Gone

Honestly, I never thought this day would come, but finally, mercilessly, I won't have to watch Willie Green take ill-advised shots and play way too many minutes any longer for the Sixers, as he's been traded to the Hornets along with Jason Smith in exchange for Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins.

Truth of the matter is, Willie Green played hard and had some really good games for the Sixers, but he was the type of guy who deserved to be an 8th, 9th or 10th man at best, not an occasional starter and primary bench option. Yet he was, and that made every Sixers fan get sick and tired of seeing him, myself included. Not any longer, thank goodness.

Jason Smith showed promise as a rookie, but missing all of his second year with an ACL tear has stunted his growth and made him more than expendable. Songaila is a hard-working veteran who can scrap a little bit, but not much more. I know nothing of Craig Brackins other than he was selected in the first round, which is more than either Smith or Green can claim. So I'm completely on board with this. So long, Willie. I'd be lying if I said I'd miss you, but I certainly wish you no harm.

BallHype: hype it up!

1 comment:

  1. Holy Shit. Good to know. I just wrote my preview on the Sixers and did not publish it yet. I would`ve looked like an idiot. NO needs the size that`s for sure.