The OPSL in Review

“Tyler, you always get to the airport 2 hours before your flight…ALWAYS.” That’s the wise words of my old man for you. With the Orlando Pro Summer league ending and my journey back home beginning I have a lot of time to think about each Sixer individually and how they preformed this past week. Nothing is certain in professional sports, especially the guys that are playing...
Via Philadunkia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Orlando Summer League Recaps 7/11/14

Photo Credit: Jeff Kern via www.photopin.com   The last day of the 2014 NBA Orlando Summer League and it did not disappoint.  Here are the scores and game leaders from each game.   Orlando Magic 96 – Detroit Pistons 87 Magic: Victor Oladipo – 22 points, 5 rebounds Elfrid Payton – 18 points, 8 assists Pistons: DeAndre Liggins – 20 points, 7 assists ______________________________________...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five observations from final day of Summer League

Summer League concluded Friday in Orlando with all 10 teams participating in championship day. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five observations from final day of Summer League

Summer League concluded Friday in Orlando with all 10 teams participating in championship day. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM5: We Are the Champions

The 76ers have brought a championship back to the City of Brotherly Love! While it might only be the Orlando Pro Summer League championship the Sixers have continued to showcase their young talent and win all week long. The Sixers played in the OPSL championship game this afternoon against another strong contender down here, the Memphis Grizzlies. Coming into this game the Sixers...
Via Philadunkia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM4: 3 Game Winning Streak

There’s no hiding that the 76ers are playing some of the best basketball down here at the Orlando Pro Summer League.  The team won its third game in a row tonight against a big and physical Brooklyn Nets team.  The final count had the Sixers on top 92-86 in a game that went down to the wire. The Sixers offensively have been on a tear lately and the main culprit has been Sixers...
Via Philadunkia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM3: Two Wins in a Row

With Nerlens Noel back in the line-up last night for the 76er’s the boys from Philadelphia were able to get another win against a struggling Houston team.  The Sixers beat down on the Rockets for the majority of the game winning 92-71. Noel played again last night after getting a rest for Game 2 on Sunday.  Noel played an average game at best only scoring 8 points. At times...
Via Philadunkia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League Recap: Sixers vs. Rockets

Could you think of any other team who needs a strong performance from its youngsters in this summers NBA Pro league than The Philadelphia 76ers?  Not only do they have a large investment in Former Kentucky Star Nerlens Noel, but they also have 2 potential stand outs in Casper Ware and Hollis Thompson. All 3 of these young men will see a good amount of minutes this summer and it’s...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
23 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM1: Close But No Cigar

A promising and competitive showing was seen from the 76ers yesterday as they played their first game against the home team, the Orlando Magic in the opening day of the Orlando Pro Summer League.  The Sixers were defeated by the Magic 83-77 but a lot can be taken away from the first game down here in sunny Florida. First, Nerlens Noel had his NBA debut and it didn’t take long...
Via Philadunkia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers announce roster for Orlando Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Tuesday their roster for the upcoming Orlando Pro Summer League, taking place at the Amway Center from July 5-11. Twelve Of the 14 players invited are rookies with the exception of guard Casper Ware and forward Hollis Thompson, who are both entering their second seasons. The games in Orlando will also be the NBA debut for center Nerlens Noel,...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers re-building effort enters second off-season

The Philadelphia 76ers have taken rebuilding to a whole new level. They pretty much gave away Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes before the trade deadline and ultimately trotted out a D-League caliber team on the floor. As a result, the Sixers tied an NBA record by losing 26 straight games. With the abysmal season behind them, Philly will look to build around NBA Rookie of the Year Michael...
Via The Sports Bank
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How Do You Define “Success”?

The 2013-14 season was quite the struggle for our Sixers as they finished out the year with a 19-63 record. This forgettable season included many players on 10-day contracts, a flury of deals at the NBA trade deadline and a 26 game losing streak.  Could this season really be considered a success? Well, according to 76ers managing owner Josh Harris, this past season could be considered...
Via Philadunkia
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers’ Year In Review

The Philadelphia 76ers’ season could be summed with their 26-game losing streak (via beyondthespread) There is no doubt that the Philadelphia 76ers‘ 2013-14 season was horrendous. The 76ers finished with a 19-63 record, which included a 26 game losing streak. The 76ers had 12 players who had three years or less of experience. Out of those 12 players,  five were rookies, not...
Via Grandstand University
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Emergence of Hollis Thompson

This season for the Philadelphia 76ers has been full of new players coming and going.  Since the year began, the Sixers have had 23 different players on their active roster. In a year full of difficulty, it has pretty much been an open audition for players who have had little or even no experience in the NBA.  Unfortunately, many of these players have not proven their worthiness...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

GM75: Rapid (Big AL) Reacts

Charlotte Bobcats 123 FinalRecap | Box Score 93 Philadelphia 76ers Thaddeus Young, PF 34 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 11 PTS | -21Here’s a line I never thought I would write: Last night Thad got shut down by Cody Zeller. Henry Sims, C 31 MIN | 5-13 FG | 5-7 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -28Last night was...
Via Philadunkia
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GM73: Rapid (Freakin’ Winning) Reacts

Detroit Pistons 98 FinalRecap | Box Score 123 Philadelphia 76ers Thaddeus Young, PF 35 MIN | 9-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 21 PTS | +19Thad came out and played with a high level of energy last night and basically set the tone for the 7-6.  His twelve 1st half points pushed the Sixers out to a big lead at the break. Henry Sims, C 27 MIN...
Via Philadunkia
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Finally Won A Game, After Failing in 26 Straight Attempts

The Philadelphia 76ers won their first game in two months, as they beat the Detroit Pistons 123-98, and ended a 26-game losing streak – Mandatory Credit: Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Rejoice Philly, the Sixers are no longer losers. Just a few days removed from tying the NBA record for most consecutive losses (26), the Philadelphia 76ers triumphed over the Detroit Pistons...
Via The Sports Journal
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GM71: Rapid (Happy 25th) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 113 San Antonio Spurs Thaddeus Young, PF 35 MIN | 7-20 FG | 3-5 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | -3Thad scored 7 of his points in the 1st Q and than went ice cold. His brutal shooting night doomed any hopes the Sixers had of staying competitive in this game past the 1st Q. Henry Sims, C 33 MIN | 5-8...
Via Philadunkia
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the 76ers Defense Improving?

With March Madness in full effect this weekend and the 76ers underdogs in their match up with the Knicks on Friday and the Bulls on Saturday, we decided to give the usual Rapid Reacts post the weekend off. Despite the most recent set backs — a 1-point loss at the Garden against the Knicks  and a 10-point defeat in Chicago — as well as a losing streak that has now stretched to...
Via Philadunkia
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Chicago Bulls

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Chicago Bulls, who on paper are significantly better than the 76ers, but come to the WFC off a loss last night at home to OKC and...
Via Philadunkia
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

GM65: Rapid (So Close) Reacts

Indiana Pacers 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 94 Philadelphia 76ers Thaddeus Young, PF 45 MIN | 10-31 FG | 5-6 FT | 6 REB | 10 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 25 PTS | -1A double-double as well as career high in dimes and FGAs for Thad were over shadowed by the fact that #21 shot 30% from the field and was 0-6 from deep.  His 10 points in the 4th Q (14 total in 2nd half) kept...
Via Philadunkia
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tempering Expectations for Hollis

In the last week two articles have been published online discussing how Brett Brown believes wingman Hollis Thompson is “a keeper” and foreshadowing a potential vital role in the future of this franchise for this 76er rookie. At the end of January, I wrote a post saying that Thompson deserved a roster spot next year and maybe, just maybe, if he put in a great deal of work, Thompson...
Via Philadunkia
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

GM60: Rapid (Close One) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 81 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Orlando Magic Thaddeus Young, PF 36 MIN | 13-25 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 29 PTS | -3Thad continues to fight the good fight and it’s fun to watch #21 whenhe has the green light on every trip down the floor.  His dribbling skills in the open court continue to impress me as did the two tough buckets...
Via Philadunkia
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GM58: Rapid (Jameer-acle) Reacts

Orlando Magic 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 90 Philadelphia 76ers Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 35 MIN | 7-18 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -16Thad’s shot was a little off last night (0-fer on 3PAs), but his defense and ability to get to the rim were very impressive.  In the 2nd Q he had a nice play on the secondary break where he pinned...
Via Philadunkia
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

GM48: Rapid (I’m Done) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 96 FinalRecap | Box Score 113 Detroit Pistons Thaddeus Young, PF 32 MIN | 7-14 FG | 0-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -17Thad was simply over matched on the defensive end, but did manage 5 steals. A decent night on offense was overshadowed poor FT shooting and an O-fer night from three.  In his last 5 games, Thad is shooting 7...
Via Philadunkia
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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