Friday, February 29, 2008

Sixers Waive Giricek

With all the Eagles news today, it’s easy to overlook the other Philly sports teams. The Sixers made a small move today, waiving Gordan Giricek. Giricek was acquired from the Utah Jazz in the Kyle Korver trade, and never really made much of an impression with the team. He only played in 12 games with the Sixers and averaged 3.1 points per game. There is talk that Giricek will sign with another team, possibly the Suns, for the remainder of the season.

Giricek was never supposed to be much of a contributor, but this move does make the Kyle Korver deal look a little worse. I know that the move was all about freeing up cap space, but it would have been nice to get a usable player in return. When acquired, Giricek was hyped up as an above average shooter, but he never got the chance to show it in limited minutes.

What has Korver done since the trade? Upon arrival in Utah, Korver gave the Jazz exactly what they needed: a deadeye shooter. They caught fire immediately after he got there, and Korver has continued his solid, although one-dimensional, play.

The Sixers currently have no three point shooters on their squad, so they will need to address that in the offseason. Hopefully that shooter won’t end up costing them more than they gained in cap space from the Korver trade.

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