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"
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?"