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Philadelphia fans love a hardworking, blue-collared player. They also respect the players that give it their all on every play.
When a player just “goes through the motions,” it’s considered a slap in the face to not only the team, but to the fans.
That is why Andres Nocioni might be losing some support from the fans (if he even had any before).
As I mentioned in a previous article, Nocioni could be a victim to the NBA’s Amnesty Clause, so he may not even be donning the Sixers uniform this season. In fact, he might not even play in the league anymore after his most recent comments.
“It’s just that one must not forget what the essence of this sport is,” said Nocioni regarding his status playing overseas. “As much as I play in another world, I like this. I’m very much a small-town man. I’m happy in this atmosphere, with people shouting and supporting us, with the respect showed by my teammates, playing with friends like Leo Gutiérrez and Sergio Hernández.”
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This is just a heads up for Philadelphia 76ers fans. If you feel like Andres Nocioni is simply going through the motions every time he steps onto the basketball court, it’s probably because he is. If he gives you the impression that he cares about the game as much as an office worker cares about [...]
He doesn’t start many games (just one game in the 2010-11 season), but his presence on the Philadelphia 76ers’ roster is immeasurable.
Thaddeus Young, a 23-year old sixth man, is currently a restricted free agent, but has expressed his interest in returning to The City of Brotherly Love. Teams around the league, though, are becoming more aware of Young’s value (12.7 PPG, 5...
The Philadelphia 76ers kept busy for a team with no games on the schedule. They have new owners. They fired their general manager. They even retired their mascot.
All they needed was players and a season.
The Sixers can return to their practice facility on Thursday for the first time since the lockout began on July 1 for voluntary workouts, pick-up games or a good stretch with...
Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently wrote about the direction in which the Philadelphia 76ers could be heading in the shortened offseason, starting off with the signing of their first-round pick, Nikola Vucevic. She added that the Sixers could also be a player for a free-agent center; but not for a high profile big man.
Spencer Hawes is currently a restricted free...
It hasn’t been in play since 2005, but the new CBA deal now contains something called an “amnesty clause.”
This clause gives the organization to waive one “bad contract” if it meets the requirements. Once the player is released, the salary of that player does not count against the cap, even though the organization is still required to pay the player the given amount of...
Ok, before I start this I know there is not many NBA fans out there any more. Well, I don’t give a Damn! I love my Sixers! Alright, I am done spazing now, I am ok. The lockout could not come to an end at a better time for me. The [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers kept busy for a team with no games on the schedule. They have new owners. They fired their general manager. They even retired their mascot. All they needed was players and a season. The Sixers can return to their practice facility on Thursday for the first time since the lockout began on July 1 for voluntary workouts, pick-up games or a good stretch with team trainers.
Early into the hours of the first day of December, Alex Kennedy of Hoops World (a website associated with The Big Lead) tweeted that Lou Williams could possibly be on his way out of Philadelphia.
Now who his sources are remain the question, but it's definitely interesting to note. There's been talks of Andre Iguodala possibly being dealt, Andres Nocioni appearing to be...
With the NBA back in business, questions abound for the Philadelphia 76′ers who are under new ownership and are looking forward to building on the success of last season. The Sixers are still cap-strapped as the league salary cap remains at $58 million.
However, there is an amnesty provision that would allow the team to kick [...]
October 26, 2011
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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have hired Ed Stefanski as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. Stefanski joins the Raptors from upper management positions with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, where his teams qualified for the NBA playoffs in eight of the past nine seasons...