Trans. Dec 5 5:42 ET (Dec 5 5:42 ET ) In this latest edition of Dei-mails, we touch on the Sixers’ veteran core, Michael Carter-Williams’ minutes and the rookie point guard’s best comparison. What will happen with Turner, Hawes and Young? A reader named Brad posed this question, as well as whether the Sixers’ front office would keep Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young around to help with leadership on the club. I think the Sixers will definitely make a move by the trade deadline.
When the Sixers played in New Orleans earlier this month, it was the second night of a back-to-back for Brett Brown's group without Michael Carter-Williams, and it resulted in their most humbling loss of the season, 135-98. On Friday night, the Sixers not only had MCW but also welcomed Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten back -- two guys who missed each of the last two games. The result was still a Sixers loss, 121-105, for their ninth defeat in the last 11 tries. The Pelicans led by 10 points at the 4:12 mark of the third quarter.
Each week we'll ask questions about the Sixers to our resident basketball analysts and see what they have to say. Running the Give and Go this week are CSNPhilly.com reporter John Finger, CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez and CSNPhilly.com producer/reporter Matt Haughton. Which Sixer has the most trade value: Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes or Thaddeus Young? Finger: Let's go with Thad Young.
ORLANDO -- With the Sixers missing their starting center, it was their former man in the middle that showed the franchise once again just what it’s been missing. Ex-Sixers center Nikola Vucevic took advantage of Spencer Hawes missing a second straight game with left knee soreness while leading the Magic to a 105-94 win over the Sixers on Wednesday night. The loss dropped the Sixers’ record to 6-10. Thaddeus Young returned after missing three games because of personal reasons and looked like he never left.
Spencer Hawes will not be in the Sixers' lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Orlando Magic because of left knee soreness. Hawes, who will miss his second consecutive game, gave reason to believe that he would return against Orlando when he spoke after the Sixers' shootaround Wednesday afternoon. “I am going to try it out,” Hawes said. We will put a little more pressure on it in game situation and see how it responds.”