There are many Philly athlete's I have, on record, stated that I am a big fan of: Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins, Allen Iverson. If you take a look at these guys, they are all great athletes but they all bring the right attitude every gameday. It's not everyday I come out and profess my dislike for a player.
Kyle Korver is horrible.
Sure, the guy can shoot three pointers pretty damn well. He hit that big game-tier a few weeks back with Delonte West in his face. But his defense.. his defense is atrocious. Perhaps he lacks the physical skills to play defense which makes it look as if he isn't trying hard enough. Maybe he is trying, but if he is, he suffers from Abreu syndrome.
I watched bits of the Sixers weak effort against the Wizards on Sunday and this was a direct quote from one of the national broadcasters, "Butler blows right by Korver, it was almost as if Korver wasn't playing any defense at all."
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Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.
McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.
McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.
Big men update
Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).
“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.
Brown also added that he does not think Embiid's minutes limit will increase beyond 28 this season.
Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.
So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.
It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!