The Sixers have become a much better team with Ish running the offense than with Michael Carter-Williams.

By Peter Gleason

When Dick Jerardi writes about college basketball or horse racing in the Daily News I listen.

Pro basketball not so much.

So when he posted a silly piece yesterday about why Sixers GM Sam Hinkie should be fired, I only skimmed it.

Does he not know that Hinkie’s power has been taken away by the hiring of Jerry Colangelo to be his nanny?

No matter.

I morsel of his silly piece stuck out:

“The Sixers coach liked his Rookie of the Year point guard. The general manager traded him. The coach liked his point guard at the end of last season. The general manager neglected to resign him.”

Without getting into not re-signing Ish last year, let’s look at how Ish Smith has been great for this team at this stage and how much of an underperforming Michael Carter-Williams has been for the Milwaukee Bucks:

  • Offensive Rating
    • MCW: 94
    • Ish: 94
  • Defensive Rating:
    • MCW: 106
    • Ish: 107
  • Assist %
    • MCW: 32.5
    • Ish: 33.7
  • Turnover %
    • MCW: 18.3
    • Ish: 16.7

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