Tonight is the last game the Sixers will play this year in South Philly. Whether it will be A.I.'s final performance at the Wachovia Center wearing a Sixer's jersey remains to be seen. The truth of the matter is that if Allen Iverson is to ever get traded this would be the off season in which Billy King would pull the trigger. I've written previously that they should never trade Allen, that his on the court heart personifies Philadelphia. The Sixers are going to be a bad team for years to come with or without A.I. Billy King's personal moves, looking back, were pathetic. Chris Webber had minimal game left when he brought him to Philly and his knees are shot. Andre Iguodala has failed to live up to his potential as a star in this league. So far all he has to show is a legendary dunk from All Star Weekend. All Samuel Dalembert has is a ridiculous contract and don't get me started on Kyle Korver.
The Sixers are in shambles.
A.I. may or may not be dealt this off season, but regardless of that, show up tonight in South Philly and give A.I. a nice ovation.
Previously: Don't trade A.I., ever [700Level]
Elswhere: -So Long, Allen Iverson [TrueHoops]
-Iverson wants to remain [Inqy]
-Keep A.I., not Webber [Inqy]
-How to start fixing the Sixers [Inqy]
-Tonight: Sixers v. Nets [Inqy]
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Rodney McLeod will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Giants.
And the Eagles are really hoping he's able to play.
McLeod is questionable with a hamstring injury he suffered against the Chiefs, while his backups, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins, have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants with hamstring injuries of their own. Earlier in the day, head coach Doug Pederson said Graham and Watkins would be game-time decisions too; turns out that isn't the case.
McLeod said he has been healing throughout the week but truly won't know if he'll be able to play or not until Sunday before the game. He was a limited participant in Friday's practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday. The other two members of the Hamstrung Trio missed all three days.
In addition to Graham and Watkins, Destiny Vaeao (wrist) and Ronald Darby (ankle) have also been ruled out for Sunday. Torrey Smith (illness) is questionable.
After injuring his hamstring early during last Sunday's game, McLeod was visibly hurting and upset about the injury. He said he's been focusing on treatment all week and is starting to feel better.
Missing Sunday's game will be tough for Graham because it will snap his 159-game consecutive streak. It was the second-longest among defensive backs in the league. It hurts the Eagles even more.
With two safeties already ruled out and one questionable, the Eagles are in a tough spot at safety. Their only truly healthy players at the position are Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Maragos and newcomer Trae Elston.
What are the options if McLeod can't play?
"Just look at the roster, see who we got," Pederson said. "There's Maragos, we signed Trae. If those two guys, who else you going to ... I'll go back there and play if I have to."