Sixers host the reigning champs tonight. After a pretty underwhelming (albeit Embiid-less) loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, the Sixers get to quickly turnaround and host the defending NBA champions tonight. The Western Conference-leading LA Lakers sit at a commanding 14-4, showing no signs of a “Finals hangover” this far. Here’s what you […]Read more "3 key things to watch for during Sixers-Lakers showdown"
Ben Simmons has consistently made headlines in the basketball world since his early teenage years. Before Zion Williamson, Simmons was the latest young player to be placed on the impossible pedestal of the next NBA superstar. He was the consensus #1 player in his class from the time rankings began and his stock only rose […]Read more "Ben Simmons will take the Sixers as far as they allow him to"
Ben Simmons has had sky-high expectations for his time on the basketball court since he was a teenager. Hype videos surfaced of him taking the ball coast-to-coast and dunking in a way that should be impossible for a guy his size. This, of course, made those videos go viral for years. Simmons was given the […]Read more "Is There a Deeper Cause of Ben Simmons’ Recent Struggles?"
Doc Rivers made his first major addition to the Sixers organization by hiring Dave Joerger as an assistant coach. Joerger is a very talented X’s and O’s coach, especially on the defensive end. He has a solid resume and should complement Doc Rivers very well in what will turn out to be an extremely impactful […]Read more "Does Joerger’s arrival hurt the Sixers’ chances at landing Buddy Hield?"
Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin are vastly different styles of players. However, Griffin may have been exactly the preparation for what it takes to get the most out of the Sixers’ current 24-year old star. Under Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin developed from the high-flying dunker to the well-balanced player that is seen today. Simmons’ ceiling […]Read more "How Blake Griffin May Have Prepared Doc Rivers For Ben Simmons"
About a week ago, my friend David Esser wrote a piece highlighting the Ben Simmons’ injury. In this article, David questioned if Alec Burks could help fill the void that was being created due to Simmons not playing. As Dave also notes, “Burks has really struggled to land a solidified role with the Sixers since […]Read more "Could Alec Burks be just what the Sixers need right now?"
Tobias Harris silences the doubters. From the very moment Tobias Harris inked that $180 million contract, the criticisms have poured down left and right on the Sixers forward. Anytime he misses a shot, Twitter is flooded with calls of “overpaid” and “overrated”. For the most part, Harris has been exactly what the Sixers paid for, […]Read more "Sixers vs Celtics: Five bold predictions for the first round of the playoffs"
Earlier today it was announced that Sixers’ star Ben Simmons would have surgery on his left knee. Shams Charania had the scoop: The news is disappointing as the prognosis just seemed to only get worse and worse. Going from day-to-day to a few weeks, to now a likely season-ending status. Simmons injured his knee in […]Read more "Ben Simmons to have surgery, likely out for season"
When it was announced that Ben Simmons had partially dislocated his kneecap, a lot of people were quick to write off the Philadelphia 76ers season as a complete bust. Simmons had unequivocally been the Sixers best overall player throughout the regular season, and losing him for any extended period of time is a crushing blow […]Read more "Replacing Simmons is impossible, but Alec Burks is going to try"
The Sixers are without star Ben Simmons for the foreseeable future after he suffered a subluxation of his left kneecap. The season still goes on though and the Sixers must find a way to fill in for his production as they attempt a deep playoff run. But who specifically are the players that have to […]Read more "Three Sixers Who Must Step Up in Simmons’ Absence"