Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  17 responses

Can the Wizards’ Old Offense Work in Philly?

Eddie Jordan is convinced that it absolutely can. And Sixers fans are praying he’s right: “People are eager to see this new offense, which will be run without the team’s starting point guard for the past two-plus seasons since Andre Miller signed with Portland. ‘We don’t consider it a point [guard position], we consider it two guards,’ the coach explained. ‘And again, it goes back to talent. If you have two guards who are talented, it can work. I look back at Gilbert Arenas and Larry Hughes. Neither was a point guard. They were more talented, scoring guards and it worked. And that’s what we look at here. I think the way the system works, it enhances the guys who aren’t able to go one-on-one. It helps the scorers to help their teammates. It allows scorers to be scorers. I go back again to whether it’s Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas, the highest scoring trio in the league [in 2005-06 they averaged just over 67 points a game combined].”

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  • http://www.tscblogs.com kyle

    you forgot that only one player on philly can score, EJ

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    IF anything, I’ll be looking forward to watch Philly face off with the Wizards. See if Washington can utilize his old game plans OR if Eddie Jordan will switch up his plays to screw with the Wizards..

  • Young Lebron 23

    Gilbert wasn’t a point? He could if he really tried lol

  • tavoris

    Young Lebron, Gilbert was a center, like Lebron

  • 6marjon

    I heard they had to make a radical change name, it’s no longer called ‘Shoot Gil’.
    they are a bit worried about whether it’s gonna be called ‘Shoot Dre’ or ‘Shoot Iggy’/
    Confusing times ahead for the 76ers

  • http://www.shoenut.blogspot.com ShoeNut

    Their offense would be to just give the ball to Andre Iguodala and watch him fly.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Their offense should be hyperized not criticized.

  • Young C

    I can imagine Lou Williams as a mini-Gilbert Arenas. Not quite as big or talented, but a scoring point guard non the less.

  • $tev3

    YKnot Clever

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    yeah lou williams will be fine as a point.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Thaddeus Young is breaking out this year. Watch.

  • ciroqobama

    @moose: so is Greg Oden… Watch. HA !

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Check my thoughts on that guy on the latest Oden post haha.

  • mdshuai

    I don’t see it working out for them.

  • rxconvict

    sixers are still making the playoffs next year…i think the sixers this year are going to surprise a lot of people. i think everyone should stfu.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    So does this mean Louis Williams will be starting up his own blog empire on nba.com, average 28 and 6 for a season, sign a max contract and then get injured for 2 yrs??

  • Dacre

    and come back to lead the Wizards to an Eastern Conference title…