The day of reckoning has finally arrived. The Sixers have finally offloaded Jahlil Okafor and with that moves comes a huge sigh of relief as the burden of an unsettled and disgruntled number three pick whose talent was wasting away is removed. What does the trade mean for the Sixers? The trade itself: According […]Read more "Instant analysis: Sixers reportedly trade Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas to Brooklyn Nets"
I’m sure there are many things that immediately rushed through your mind as soon as you read the headline like ‘what are you talking about? You’d be stupid not to go after the best player on the planet or wow, what a moron!’ That’s fair. I understand that adding a player of LeBron James’ caliber immediately […]Read more "Why the Sixers would be wise to avoid pursuing LeBron James in free agency"
The NBA season is almost one third in the books. This will be the first of three reports, grading each player on the Sixers roster. Several contributing factors are taken into account: statistics, chemistry with teammates, improvement from past seasons (if applicable) and the ever important, eye test. Let’s get started… Justin Anderson: C […]Read more "A process worth trusting: Grading the Sixers through opening 23 games of the season"
The question being asked by many is if the Sixers would be better with Jayson Tatum or Markelle Fultz? Fultz was graded as the #1 pick in the draft, then the rest of them could be picked in any order. Tatum, originally thought to be anywhere between 4 – 10 and was picked by the […]Read more "In retrospect: Did Sixers strike gold in trading up for point guard of the future?"
So your starting roster is set for the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were a given. There’s no denying that Embiid, if healthy, could be the face of the NBA. He’s charismatic and unstoppable on the floor, again, when healthy. Simmons looks to be every bit of the player many said he would […]Read more "Sixers basketball is back: Your all-in-one preview to upcoming season"
The 76ers shooting woes from last year seemed to carry over last night against the Boston Celtics. In their second straight preseason matchup against the Celtics, the 76ers managed to shoot only 7 of 25 from deep, or 28%. The league 3-point average last season was nearly 36%. The 76ers shot 34% from deep, placing […]Read more "Sixers still struggling from lack of shooting despite offseason makeover"
Joel Hans Embiid got paid! The Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid agreed to a 5-year, $148 million dollar contract extension. The extension comes with some salary cap protection for the team if Embiid isn’t able to play for an extended period of time. Embiid’s salary next season, $25.3 million dollars, will be the third highest […]Read more "What Joel Embiid’s monster contract extension means for the Sixers"
“Oh my god.” Dave Fizdale, now in his second season as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, summed up Simmons’ debut with the opening sentence of his post-game remarks about the Sixers. Fizdale continued saying, “I don’t want to see that for the next 15 years. That kid, they’re not talking about him enough. The […]Read more "The arrival of Ben Simmons: All you need to know from Sixers preseason opener"
Ben Simmons showed out in his debut game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The 6’10, 230 lbs, point guard showed why the Sixers will be a dangerous team this season. Countless times you saw Ben drive to the basket at will with strength that defenders could not stop. The problem presented itself clearly to Memphis and […]Read more "The tale of both debuts: Sixers rookie Ben Simmons outshined Lonzo Ball"
Joel Embiid was spotted running the streets of Philadelphia Monday night. Lyft driver Evan Bowen-Gaddy (@evanbowengaddy) had just accepted a ride in the area of Pine and 20th when he saw our modern day Rocky. The most encouraging thing is that Embiid seemed to be jogging freely, without pain from the knee injury that’s been hanging […]Read more "Modern Day Rocky Joel Embiid spotted running the Philadelphia streets on Monday Night"