Iverson Roundup: Hope for Oden

Iverson Roundup: Hope for Oden

The Fanhouse points us to an article in the Charlotte Observer which says the Bobcats are thinking of putting in a bid for Iverson:

"We made some inquiries if it was real," coach-general manager Bernie
Bickerstaff told the Observer on Saturday. "Michael (Jordan) and I plan
to sit down and chat" about whether to make an offer.

What could the Sixers possibly get in return?

The 76ers would probably ask for Charlotte's best player, Emeka Okafor,
the team's No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, and one of the Bobcats two
point guards (Raymond Felton or Brevin Knight). If Bobcats GM Bernie
Bickerstaff and part-owner Michael Jordan had any clue, they'd counter
with super-sub Sean May, attempt to throw in wing Gerald Wallace, and
tell the 76ers they can have Brevin Knight and the team's 2008 #1 pick.
(The 76ers, who are in a terrible spot with no bargaining power, would
probably chuckle at May the tweener, Knight and his chronicle injuries,
and Wallace's poor start to the season.)

A Sixers fan can dream can't they?  Okafor and a No. 1 pick would be enough to get me excited.  Phil Sheridan makes a very interesting point that the Sixers, despite their complete ineptitude, could put themselves in position for the biggest prize since LeBron James.

If the Sixers survive the crash brought on by trading Allen Iverson,
this may all make sense. If Billy King and Maurice Cheeks (or their
replacements) are standing next to Greg Oden on draft night in June,
with some salary-cap flexibility to build around their new franchise
player, then this might actually work out for the best.

In the wacky sports world we live in, we may want to see the Sixers lose every single game this season.

Yahoo says Boston and Dallas are early front runners for A.I.

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

As Carson Wentz rolls out of bed, he wins an award. Brushes his teeth, wins an award. Eats breakfast, award.

This time, the Eagles' rookie quarterback has been named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Steelers in a 34-3 Week 3 win.

Against the Steelers, Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.9 passer rating. He beat out Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, Browns CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and teammate Wendell Smallwood.

This is the second time in three weeks that Wentz has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week.

Here are the awards Wentz has won so far this season:

- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1
- NFC Offensive Player of Week 3
- NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for September
- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 3

Wentz won't have any chances to win more awards this weekend as the Eagles are on their bye. They'll play again on Oct. 9 in Detroit.

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Ryan Howard is batting fifth to begin his final series with the Phillies.

The 36-year-old first baseman, who has donned red pinstripes for 13 seasons, did not play in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Braves, but he is expected to start all three games against the Mets this weekend.

The Phillies have a lot of speed at the top of the lineup, even with Roman Quinn likely done for the season. Cesar Hernandez leads off with Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera right behind him. The trio lead the Phillies in steals with a total of 59 this year. Herrera has 25 while Hernandez and Galvis each have 17.

If you're wondering, Howard has not stolen a base this season, but he was caught stealing once. He hasn't stolen a base since June 26, 2011, before his Achilles injury. He only stole more than one base in a season in 2008, when he swiped eight bases.

Cameron Rupp returns to the lineup at catcher. He'll bat right behind Howard, followed by Jimmy Paredes and Aaron Altherr in the corner outfield.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Jimmy Paredes, LF
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Alec Asher, P

And the Mets lineup:
1. Jose Reyes, 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Curtis Granderson, CF
5. Jay Bruce, RF
6. T.J. Rivera, 2B
7. Lucas Duda, 1B
8. Rene Rivera, C
9. Robert Gsellman, RHP