I usually love a good trade rumor, but, quite frankly, I'm tired of them. I'd rather just dwell on the fact that Billy King is inept. The latest out on the rumor mill had Billy seriously thinking about a deal that would have sent Iverson to Denver:
I wrote Friday in our blog from All-Star Weekend that the Sixers, if not actively shopping Allen Iverson, were indeed exploring their Iverson options before the deadline.
Bucher took it a (big) step further on Tuesday night's NBA Coast to
Coast on ESPN2 when he reported that the Nuggets tried to acquire
Iverson with a package built around Nene and Watson (and presumably
including draft picks as well). The Sixers briefly considered it, Buch
says, before declining.
I'm not sure how Philly would have reacted to that one. I mean, can't we get Kevin Garnet, LeBron James, and 4 first rounders for the aging Iverson?
In Phillies non-trade news, Bobby Abreu, typical to his non-emotive self, isn't bothered by trade talks.
"It was a rumor and I think it was untrue," Abreu said Tuesday after
the Phillies held their first full-team workout. "I was in Venezuela
resting. I heard things. I don't know where they came from."
Hey Bob, they were true buddy. According to Jayson Stark the Phillies wanted to deal Abreu even more than we thought:
But unless a whole lot of other clubs are lying, Abreu's team (the
Phillies) tried even harder to trade him than the Red Sox tried to
trade Manny. And unless Abreu's friends are lying, the reigning Home
Run Derby champ was a lot more steamed about it than he claimed he was
after checking into the Phillies' spring-training camp Tuesday.
So lots of talk and no action, awesome. While we are on the subject, maybe we can trade McNabb to Minnesota and get Daunte Culpepper. That was a brilliant move thought up by the moron on the morning show.
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It appears the Eagles have lost running back Darren Sproles for a while.
Sproles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Giants and is out indefinitely.
Sproles left the game early in the second quarter with what was announced as a wrist injury and did not return after running the ball three times for 11 yards.
Despite his loss, the Eagles' run game thrived. Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Veteran Torrey Smith, for the time being at least, will take over as the Eagles' punt returner. Smith returned one punt Sunday for nine yards. He tweeted it was his first punt return since high school.
The 34-year-old Sproles seemed to be contemplating retirement after last season, his 11th in the NFL, but backed off this spring during OTAs.
"We're gonna see," Sproles said in June. "Right after we make the playoffs, then come back and ask me."