Comments on: What’s Left in A.I.’s Tank? NBA & ABA Basketball Statistics & History Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:56:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert Sun, 23 Aug 2009 11:13:27 +0000 I think AI to Houston would work well, too.

By: JMillott Fri, 21 Aug 2009 06:58:53 +0000 I think the best fit for him and for a team is to return to the 76ers to finish out his career.

At his age I think he clearly needs to move firmly back to the PG position where he could replace Dre Miller holding the position until Holiday is ready to take over as the starter.

His questionable three pointer would still be a vast upgrade over what Dre Miller gave them a year ago and he should be able to play with Holiday switching roles offensively and defensively so he wouldn't get in the way of his development.

He is also a much better fit to run the pick and pop/roll with Elton Brand then Dre Miller was.

His ability to create shots and carry the load as a #1 scoring option in theory would take pressure off of Iggy, Brand and Young who right now are looking at carrying an offense which they struggled to do last year when they had a top 10 PG.

He would make Louis Williams into their most expendible trade asset which they need to do as he just doesn't fit the roster since he can't shoot or run a proper offense at PG.

C Speights
PF Brand
SF Young
SG Iggy
PG Iverson

Though that lineup lacks ideal floor spacing from its three perimeter players it does offer a reasonably open paint with both Brand and Speights able to pull out the other teams bigs with their shooting range.

Figure on a bench of Dalembert, Holiday, Kapono, Smith and whomever they can land for Lou Williams. I would project them to win 45/50 games and with youth like Young, Speights and Holiday they're set up to have meaningful internal improvements over the next few years.

I just don't see the downside to them signing Iverson for two or three years at MLE money. They need the things he can provide pretty badly and it'd be great for ticket sales, jersey sales, tv ratings, etc.

By: Janice Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:06:56 +0000 I just want him to play. I don't care where he goes just as long as he's happy. I am a big A.I. fan and i think he still has something. As long as you have heart for the game you can do anything.

By: TaZman Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:07:45 +0000 Charlotte is the best place for him to be. Though, it's unclear to me how Brown is supposed to solve the rotation puzzle in that case.
Bobcats do not seem to fit in 8 best from the East anyway. With the Answer on board they'll get the chance to compete for the playoff spot. Not to mention the most certain increase in attendance of their home games, and sales of merchandise. Coach Brown knows how to handle AI also.
As for me, at this point, I'd rather think, that his poor perfomance last year was the cause of struggles to fit in the new system. This system was pretty poor itself too, so who can blame AI for not playing well on a bad team ? Detroit was bad, that's for sure. Coach C was the main reason
I don't even question his ability to still be the force in the league. He has it. It is the question of trust from the team he will play for. Yup, he's not getting any younger, but he's still the man to be feared of

By: BIG Iverson Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:36:56 +0000 Iverson needs to go now! Maybe he could go to EuroLeague or CBA! He's got a lot.But every man who's gone through his happy time needs to go.That's a rule!

By: Boss Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:24:39 +0000 I don't see him coming off the bench either. Especially since many of the guys he was drafted ahead of and are of similar age are still starting and/or being productive(Kobe, Allen, Nash, O'Neal, etc).

I'd venture to guess that he could still easily average 20+ppg on a decent percentage. Only problem is there's no team for him to do it on or that wants to build around a 34yo combo guard.

By: KneeJerkNBA Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:35:29 +0000 Even with Denver, he was still giving up just as many as he scored. Opposing guards start drooling when they see that he's guarding them.

By: ScottR. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:47:59 +0000 Iverson could be a valuable player on a competitive team but it would require him to re-evaluate himself and his game. He's one of the toughest dudes I've seen play, but he has to dominate the ball to be effective. He would be great coming off the bench for some instant offense, but I know he doesn't want to do that.

By: calvin Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:28:28 +0000 iverson should go to miami keep number one jersey go back point guard

By: Phil Collins Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:08:17 +0000 What's all this talk about Allen Iverson? Isn't it more of a crime that Slava Medvedenko hasn't been signed yet?