Reggie Evans for Jason Kapono straight up is a solid deal. Evans is your standard lunch-pail guy the 76ers have employed consistently over the last 10 years. He brought a little rebounding, defense and leadership, but lacked that elite quality to put him the normal rotation. This past year Theo Ratliff (a Philatude favorite) took a lot of his minutes. Also, Evans had a large contract for a bench guy. However, that large contract helped the Sixers acquire another “specialist” with a similar and even larger contract. Kapono brings the best active three-point shooting percentage in the league. The Sixers finished last in the league in three-point shooting, so anything is an upgrade. But, Kapono is more than an upgrade – he can consistently drain the three ball. Even though this trade requires the 76ers to take on an additional 2 million of salary, it’s worth it to have a three-point threat. Kapono will fit in to the Philadelphia team and area without a problem and I bet he is pumped to leave Toronto.
As I see it now, the 76ers will start the rookie point guard they draft, along with Kapono, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand. Dalembert is a waste and needs to be moved or benched. Lou Williams would be a solid 6th man.
Of course, the team is still being coached by Eddie Jordan, who isn’t taking this team anywhere. Let’s hope I am wrong.