Here we are in New Orleans, waiting for tonight's game between the 76ers (17-31) and Hornets (26-23). Tonight, for the fifth time this season, the Sixers have a chance to win three games in a row.
First, if anyone has a minute and they want to listen to this interview between Mike Missanelli and Tim Legler, it's interesting: www.975thefanatic.com/teams/sixers/blogentry.aspx. Legler talks about Sixers coach Eddie Jordan and GM Ed Stefanski.
Here are some other quotes I've been waiting to use. The first is from Sixers center Samuel Dalembert, from about three days ago, talking about this season's struggles: "It’s a mystery basically, almost. You look at the team itself, you look at the individuals we have on this team and there’s no way we shouldn’t be winning. Sometimes that happens with the best of the best, it’s not the coaches, it’s us on the floor. We have to find a way, with each other, to play. I know sometimes it’s difficult – to defend all of us – we don’t know who we’re going to be with sometimes on the floor. Depending, we might not play with somebody for 5 games, 10 games, 15 games, and then suddenly he’s on the floor with you. You have to adjust to it, that’s something we know we’re going to have to realize and try to be professional about it and quick to adapt with each other on the floor."
And the second is from Jordan, talking about how difficult it was to take Lou Williams out of the starting lineup: "It was really hard to take him out, it really was. It was a discussion that had been going on for a couple of weeks. And I didn’t want to do it, didn’t want to do it. As much as people thought the backcourt of Allen and Lou was a defensive detriment, it wasn’t … it really didn’t hurt us defensively, but it got to a point where we wanted a little bit more and that’s why we thought Jrue would be better defensively."