Alway the bridesmaid never the bride. I'm sure Joe Smith will tell ya Philadelphia would have been his second choice. But lets be honest ... the salary cap purgatory the Sixers are in doesn't give them much to bargain with. Everybody knows what they have to offer. Just like the NBA draft. So I guess I'm not really surprised we lost Joe Smith to the Chicago Bulls. Good luck to him. After his second cup of coffee with the Sixers (joining the team part way thru the 97-98 season) Smith is leaving under better terms.
So who is left. Nobody. The Sixers' free agency period is over . Done. The Sixers brain trust can check that off their summer to do list. On with "developing our new Young talent". You know I got a phone call from Thaddeus the other day. Okay it was actually a recording, but he told how ready he was to work hard and bring a championship team to Philly. From all appearances Young seems to be a nice guy. Personal-able. Some say he may even be capable of playing a little bit. I just don't think it will play on south broad street. This has gotta be a nightmare for the folks in marketing.