Yesterday was the two year anniversary of the day Sixers Point Guard Ben Simmons was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Simmons earned the honor over Utah Jazz phenom Donovan Mitchell in what was considered by some to be a controversial decision. Why was his victory so divisive among NBA fans and even players […]Read more "Revisiting Ben Simmons’ ROTY Victory"
After last season’s heartbreaking loss to the eventual NBA champion Toronto Raptors, the Sixers began the offseason search for a guy that can push them over the edge. This search led them to dishing out a 4-year $109 million dollar to former Celtics big man Al Horford. With the motto of “Run it Back” not […]Read more "The Sixers have a $109 million dollar problem that needs to be solved"
While there’s still eight regular season games left to play before the NBA standings are final, there’s currently a strong chance the Sixers will be squaring off against the Boston Celtics in round one. With Boston in the third seed and Philly holding down the sixth seed, another playoff series between the old rivals seems […]Read more "Previewing the Playoffs: How does Ben Simmons stack up against the Celtics?"
“A quick update on Ben Simmons, he’s doing really really well…think he’ll be ready to play if and when we’re given that green light to resume” That was what Sixers’ general manager Elton Brand had to say regarding Ben Simmons’ health status during a conference call on May 5. Less than two months later, and […]Read more "Sixers: Ben Simmons to be on a minutes restriction?"
The last time Sixers fans saw their star point guard in action, he was hobbling off the court clutching his back in Milwaukee. Prior to the league-wide suspension that took place due to safety concerns, Ben Simmons had missed the last eight games. With the injury reportedly being some sort of nerve-related issue in his […]Read more "Sixers GM expects Ben Simmons to be available for the playoffs"
Elton Brand and the 76ers called an impromptu press conference on Tuesday morning, opening up to the media for questioning. Brand briefly discussed COVID-19 related news, before turning things over for questions. I (David Esser) actually happened to be in the conference call and was able to get a first-hand look into Brand’s thought process […]Read more "Biggest takeaways from Sixers GM Elton Brand’s conference call"
With the NBA season in a bit of a limbo at the moment, and nobody really being sure if the league will be continuing or not, now seemed like as good a time as ever to reflect back on the Sixers roster and how they’ve all performed thus far. Up first? Well of course it […]Read more "Season in review: Ben Simmons"
In an unprecedented move, the NBA has suspended it’s season indefinitely. Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the news on Twitter and the NBA world has been turned on its side. All NBA games after March 11th will be postponed until further notice. This is in response to Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the COVID-19 […]Read more "How will the NBA Suspension impact the Sixers?"
A little bit before 2 PM ET, news broke from the Sixers organization regarding the health of their All-Star point guard: Ben Simmons. Needless to say, it wasn’t exactly what Philly fans wanted to hear. Simmons has already missed the last two and a half weeks with his nerve impingement, and this recent update doesn’t […]Read more "Ben Simmons to miss at least another 3 weeks with nerve injury"
Per Adrian Wojnarowski, Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star point guard Ben Simmons will miss an unknown amount of time with a back injury. Simmons played well at the All-Star game, flashing his skill set among the best of the best. In the first practice following the game, Ben aggravated his lower back while going up for a […]Read more "What Ben Simmons ‘out indefinitely’ means for the Sixers"