Todd MacCullouh, though not a great player was a servicable center. He was getting better when a disease ended his career. It was a disease that degenterated the nerves in his feet causing him to lose his balence and I do not know how that disease ends. He could no longer play ball though.
I was at the home opener for the Jeff Ruland premier. While everyone was warming up he was doing pushups. Really weird, even for the 80's. Only thing that made that trade the second worst in franchise history is the Andrew Bynum fiasco. Wilt was a Warrior so his was not the worst trade by the Sixers.
I also get that they were not going to resign them. But one of the issues I have with the Sixers, Phillies and sometimes the Flyers is that in their quest to win now they overpay for players and in their over reactions to underperformances they dump players for nothing. You can be too emotional to make good decisions and I think Philly is too emotional. Fans, management, the whole group. You would hope the GM's would not be that way. Bynum had a bad back when he was 17 and 18. As soon as they made that trade all I thought was, I hope his body and mind are right.
At least they kept Thad Young. Only player worth buiding with. MCW may be good but I would consider trading him while his value is high. His body seems too fraile. Unless that is the Sixers using that to tank even more. I agree that the Noel pick was to basically assisit in tanking, and get 2 number 1 picks in back to back years as Noel was possibly the number 1 pick if not injured.
Think back to the Rockets drafting David Robinson and waitin a year for his services, a second tank year netted Duncan. Don't think Noel is either of them, but it is a similar situation. Then again, Davis is a lot like Noel and he is developeing nicely.
Did anyone mention Shawn Bradley as a nice little 7-6 bust.