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Last season, the 76ers squeezed all they could out of an athletic lineup and decided to make big changes by shipping their lone All-Star, Andre Iguodala in exchange for Andrew Bynum, switching gears and creating a new offensive framework, one that will be designed to win in the playoffs.
Most of the 2011's early season success came from hustle, good defense and smart play. The 76ers took very good care of the ball. They ranked first in turnovers/game, over a full 2 turnovers less than the second place Clippers (11.2 to 13.3). They played fantastic defense. They ranked 3rd in the NBA in scoring defense and FG% against.
Their play was clearly a by-product of Doug Collins' defense-first mentality and it allowed them to jump out to a lead in the Atlantic. They played tons of home games and by mid February they were an impressive 20-9. Then they came back to earth. By mid-April they were 30-31 and in danger of blowing an opportunity at the playoffs.
So what went
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Following a surprising second round playoff appearance and a near-shocking upset of the Boston Celtics, big changes came in the summer for the Philadelphia 76ers.
For one, in came all-star center Andrew Bynum and out went franchise stalwart swingman Andre Iguodala. With Bynum came veteran guard Jason Richardson, then the Sixers signed sharpshooters Nick Young and Dorell Wright while...
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum when they take on the Denver Nuggets to open their NBA regular season tonight, reports NBA.com.While Bynum remains indefinitely sidelined with a bone bruise in his right knee, the Sixers faithful would have traded Iguodala for some warm bodies to fill the training camp roster.Bynum continues to be hampered...
Andrew Bynum has begun low-impact conditioning and will likely need several weeks to reach game shape.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be without center Andrew Bynum, their prize offseason acquisition, when they open the 2012-13 season Wednesday against a Denver Nuggets team featuring former 76ers' All-Star Andre Iguodala. Bynum, acquired in August from the Lakers in a four-team trade, is bothered by chronic knee soreness. The Sixers nonetheless appear...
Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bynum will forever be linked in the same transaction.
The All-Stars weren't traded straight up - yes, it took four teams, 10 other players, and five draft picks to move Iguodala from Philadelphia to Denver and Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers - but in Philly, the trade is viewed through a one-for-one prism.
Without a game played, Sixers...
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers and guard Jrue Holiday have come to terms on a multi-year contract extension.
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The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Jrue Holiday reportedly beat the deadline for a contract extension by minutes and agreed on a deal.
Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Hawes had a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans chanting ''Spen-cer Hawes!'' in the fourth quarter after he turned back the Nuggets with a string of big baskets and blocked shots. Coming off the bench, Hawes had five blocked shots. Jrue Holiday...
The Philadelphia 76ers cruise to a 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, but the point of emphasis was on a storm tonight, no not Hurricane Sandy but a 7-foot storm by the name of Spencer Hawes.
Hawes played phenomenally Wednesday night as he poured in double-double numbers (16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks) while shooting 66 percent...
Well the 76ers finally give Jrue what he's been looking for since the off-season, a new contract and a home on South Broad Street.
Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a four-year, $41 million extension that will take him through the 2017 NBA regular season.
With minor incentives added to the contract, Holiday's deal can potentially reach up to $46 million...
Jrue Holiday (14 points and 11 assists) and Spencer Hawes ( 16 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks off the bench) both post double-doubles to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 84 – 75 victory over Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets in the Sixers’ season and home opener. It was a sloppy game for…