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TC14: Question No. 10

The 76ers stand at 2-5 this preseason and matchup with the improved Detroit Pistons lies ahead on Thursday night.  After missing 3 games because of a respiratory infection, it appears Nerlens Noel (8.7 points & 8.7 rebounds per this preseason) will return to the lineup vs. the Pistons and look to scrape more of the rust of his game.  As Brett Brown’s “all of October”...
Via Philadunkia
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NBA Is Changing Its Draft System

A tanking epidemic has been the bogeyman of the NBA’s draft lottery system for the last year or so. The Philadelphia 76ers’ committment...
Via Athlon Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Philadelphia 76ers: Rising Down

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2247" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2014/03/Michael-Carter-Williams-dejected-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Michael Carter-Williams by Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that...
Via Hoops Manifesto
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1 overall pick, only perfected the pursuit. The strategy of Philadelphia general manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers should be even worse than last season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Name a starter for the Philadelphia 76ers. Go ahead, we'll wait. Nerlens Noel? The rookie out of Kentucky who missed all of last season as he recovered from a torn ACL? OK, that's one. Thaddeus Young, traded. Evan Turner, traded. Spencer Hawes, traded. Michael Carter-Williams? Great guess. But the NBA rookie of the year is sidelined indefinitely as he recovers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 3-Ball & This 76ers’ Roster

Yesterday on Philly.com there was a story by Joe Juliano about the 76ers their struggles from behind the 3-point.  In the article/post coach Brown basically acknowledged that the Sixers don’t have the shooters to be successful from deep, but also noted that he will continue to encourage this roster to hoist up 3-point attempts. Here are a couple of interesting quotes by Brown...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: 2013/14 Record: 19-63Expected Starting LineupNerlens NoelLuc Mbah MouteKJ McDanielsAlexy ShvedMichael Carter Williams Team Overview The Philadelphia 76ers suck. That's not a nice way to start an Atlantic Divison preview, but it's also kind of the only way. How else would you summarize a team that is so bad that it's ownership is actively fighting the...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers season preview: Player projections

Although the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to have a down year, they hope to find a couple of players who can be a part of their master plan in the future. Part three of isportsweb’s season preview of the Sixers identifies some potential bright spots for the Broad Street ballers. Will Nerlens Noel live up to expectations in his rookie season?  Roster Analysis Team Projections...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You could win $100,000 at a Sixers game this season

Via press release:PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 15, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that SugarHouse Casino has joined the team as an Official Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.“We are proud to add SugarHouse Casino to our growing roster of partners as we work with them in providing our fans with unique assets and events,” said Sixers Chief Revenue Officer Chris...
Via Around the Arc
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6: No name 76ers demolished by Boston 111-91

The Celtics took on a 76ers team tonight in Philadelphia playing with heavy hearts due to the death of draft pick Joel Embiid's brother Arthur.To make matters worse, due to Nerlens Noel's upper respiratory infection, Philadelphia's starting five combined to average 35.4 ppg last season and consisted of:Hollis ThompsonBrandon Davies Henry SimsElliot Williams Tony WrotenThe...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning. http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid’s Younger Brother Has Died

The details are sketchy at this time, but Arthur Embiid, the younger brother of Sixers star rookie Joel Embiid, has passed away. Embiid’s brother lived in Cameroon. He died in Africa. In a text from Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, “Joel is devastated.” According to the Sixers, Joel Embiid will not be in attendance for the team’s preseason game tonight against the Celtics in...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What's Going On With Michael Carter-Williams?

Rumor has it that Philadelphia 76ers PG and the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, could miss up to 50 games!  MCW had shoulder surgery back in May, he didn't play all summer, and the Sixers couldn't trade him this offseason.  Things are all starting to make sense!  In his NBA debut, Carter-Williams scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Could Revisit Michael Carter-Williams Trade Talks

The Philadelphia 76ers tried hard to trade Michael Carter-Williams around the time of the 2014 NBA Draft, but sources say the player they sought with an acquired pick was unlikely to be available. The 76ers are expected to repeat the exercise in trading Carter-Williams as he recovers from offseason surgery. The 76ers do like Carter-Williams, but point guard is the most replaceable...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers guard Casper Ware sinks long distance buzzer-beater (Video)

Philadelphia 76ers guard Casper Ware sank a long-distance 3-point buzzer-beater that was launched from 65 feet away to end the third quarter of Wednesday night's preseason game against Charlotte.Ware took the inbounds pass with 1 second left on the clock and heaved it up from 65 feet away...and his prayer was answered.Ware scored 14 points off the bench as the Sixers beat the...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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