What would you have said if you were told that one month into the 2017-18 NBA season, the Celtics, sans Gordon Hayward, would have the best record in the league, the Detroit Pistons would be sitting in 3rd place in the conference, and the Knicks, yes the Knicks would be above .500? I would have […]Read more "Playoffs not a sure thing for Sixers in improved Eastern Conference"
The Sixers went in to Los Angeles for two games against the Clippers and Lakers. The first one was supposed to be tough and give Joel Embiid a test going against DeAndre Jordan. The second one was to showcase the best rookie in the league in years against Ben Simmons (according to everyone outside of […]Read more "Six Shots from the Sixers historic week in Los Angeles"
What an amazing weekend of listening to everyone complain about Joel Embiids lost step, how Markelle Fultz was shooting left handed and Lonzo Ball being the most shown NBA player in the league. Did anyone else see that Balls younger brother was arrested last week? Has anyone noticed that Jahlil Okafor is still a Sixer? […]Read more "Six shots from the Sixers weekend that was: Okafor’s future and unwarranted criticism"
We are 12 games into the season and the Sixers are currently the 7th seed in the east with a 6-6 record. With awesome games like the 97-86 win over the Pistons and the devastating one-point loss against the Sacramento Kings, the Sixers have played with heart. With that being said, some Sixers have shined […]Read more "Sixers report card: Grading the first 12 games of the season"
This past week we’ve seen the Sixers build on their win over the Mavericks on October 28th. With wins over Atlanta, Utah, Indiana, and Houston the Sixers took a five game win streak in to their Thursday night matchup with the Sacramento Kings. We’ve seen them win with and without Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz […]Read more "Six Shots: Observations & opinion on Sixers stunning win streak that came to heartbreaking end"
This weekend the Sixers won a close one against the Dallas Mavericks but it seems that more of the talk was about Markelle Fultz injury, Jahlil Okafors lack of playing time and who we should trade him for. What should be talked about is the magic that Ben Simmons performs on the floor each night […]Read more "Six Shots from the Sixers weekend that was"
While the Sixers had the lead, they let it all slip away in the last three minutes of the game and it cost them when Eric Gordon hit the game winning three pointer as time expired. We are taking a look at the issues that team faced last night in the Six Shots. 1. Ben […]Read more "Six Shots from the Sixers loss to the Rockets: Saric disappears, McConnell reappears & more"
The Sixers have already taken a significant step forward over last season, this past weekend proved that. But what did we learn from the Sixers dominant display against Detroit and their other weekend fixtures? 1. I am completely understanding of the concerns the Sixers have towards Joel Embiid’s health and his minute restrictions. With that […]Read more "Six shots from the Sixers weekend that was: Simmons dominates, Embiid’s enigma & more"
Despite a 0-3 start to begin the season, Ben Simmons has been nothing short of spectacular. Playing as the primary ball handler, Simmons has averaged 16.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 6 assists. He is only the 2nd player in NBA history to average at least 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists through his first […]Read more "Can Ben Simmons surpass Joel Embiid as the Sixers most valuable player?"
NBA basketball is back and it feels so good! Unfortunately two critical turnovers and slow start to the team chemistry cost the Sixers an otherwise winnable game. Covington was locked in from long range, leading the team in points. Ben Simmons debuted with a double-double and Embiid played nearly 50% more minutes than anticipated. Covington […]Read more "Brett Brown throws Embiid’s Minute Restriction Out the Window as Sixers fall to Wizards"