A friend on mine who lives in Delaware expressed concern that the Korver trade would cause the Sixers to suck even further.
I read an alternate view this morning, but I can't remember where I read it and I can't find it again. So if I'm plagiarizing someone, let me know and I'll correctly attribute these thoughts.
The Sixers are definitely rebuilding around Andre Iguodala and Samuel Dalembert. They'll most likely ship Andre Miller this summer as part of a process to free up cap space, which is also the reason they moved Korver. He was under contract for at least two more seasons at $5 million a year, and Giricek's $4 million contract expires at the end of the 2007/08 season.
So this leaves the Sixers with a lot of cap space for the summer of 2008; they should be able to shop around for a star player to help the team. As good as Iggy is, he is not the kind of guy who can carry a team all by himself.
The lesson here is that both teams benefited from the trade, it's just that the Jazz got some help now, while Philly managed to help themselves in the long run.
We'll see which team improved itself most over the next few years.
And for Jazz fans, here's a highlight reel of Korver. His quick release makes for an effective catch-and-shoot. I'm excited to see him hit a few 3's for Utah.
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