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Odds of landing the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft heading into the lottery

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Heading into his first playoff appearance, Michael Carter-Williams appreciative of his stint with the Sixers

Last time Michael Carter-Williams sat in front of his locker in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center and spoke to the media, the inquiries revolved around the progress of his own game, his teammates’, and the organization as a whole. Such questions had become a familiar refrain for the reigning Rookie of the Year. On Monday night however, after the Milwaukee Bucks bested the Sixers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Have we seen the last of Isaiah Canaan as a Sixer?

Everyone sitting close to the pool's edge can breathe a sigh of relief. There won't be any more Canaanballs for the Sixers this season.  Recently-acquired guard Isaiah Canaan has been an observer during the Sixers last few games, as Coach Brett Brown revealed last week that Canaan would miss the remainder of the season with a foot sprain.  Canaan, who was acquired on trade...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel is the best steal-producing big man in the NBA

Steals are a stat usually associated with guards; quick, small players who can pick the pocket of an opposing point and effortlessly pop up in passing lanes.That is not the case for Nerlens Noel, the Sixers nearly 7'0'' rookie, who is currently ninth overall in the entire NBA in steals per game, averaging 1.77 steals per contest.To get an idea of just how dominant he has been defensively...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The rebuild moves forward in Sam Hinkie's second season with Sixers

Check out the original article on Philadunkia. The Sixers will finish the 2014-15 NBA season with a record nearly identical to the one that they posted in 2013-14 – their first year under Head Coach Brett Brown and GM Sam Hinkie. The similarity in total wins and losses does not mean that there was no progress from first to second season however, it just means that the progress...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Words of encouragement from Kyle Korver

Wonder if the Hawks are going to give out motivational towels for their playoff push like the Sixers did back when Kyle Korver was playing alongside Allen Iverson.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson is a huge Russell Westbrook fan

During his playing days, Allen Iverson was known for his tenacity, effort, and energy out on the court. Separate criticism aside, no one played harder than Allen Iverson.Those some qualities can be seen in the Thunder's other-worldly point guard Russell Westbrook, who has been dominating the league since the All-Star break, and is making a serious MVP case for himself.Image via exnba...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson interested in working for 76ers front office

Allen Iverson wants to stay a Sixer. At least that's what he said in the Sixers' broadcast booth last week. “I would like to be even in that war room,” Iverson said of potentially working in a front office capacity. “Even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right.” ...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy doesn't like the Sixers

Last spring, at the Sloan Sports Conference in Boston, Stan Van Gundy referred to the Sixers, and their route of rebuilding as ‘embarrassing.’ "Not what Philadelphia is doing right now, which is embarrassing," Van Gundy replied to a question about tanking. "I don't care, [commissioner] Adam Silver can say there's no tanking or what's going on [but] if you're putting that...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers further enhance partnership with DraftKings

via the Sixers:  PHILADELPHIA, PA—MARCH 11, 2015—The Philadelphia 76ers today announced an industry-first enhancement to their existing partnership with daily fantasy sports leader DraftKings, Inc. with the introduction of team prizes and experiences in connection with select free, one-day fantasy basketball contests exclusively for Sixers fans.With the announcement, the...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers were a Jeopardy answer

The Sixers have had their fair share of struggles this season. It was only a matter of time until Jeopardy noticed.Image via Jeopardy
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks having 2 Chainz night

Rapper 2 Chainz, previously known as Tity Boi, is a big Atlanta Hawks fan, and can commonly be seen sitting court side at Philips Arena.On March 27th, Chainz will be making the move from courtside to center court.The Hawks announced that their March 27th game against the Miami Heat would be '2 Chainz night' complete with an introductory performance from the rapper.In anticipation...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel blossoming in the absence of Michael Carter-Williams

Check out the original article from Philadunkia here.-- If you’ve been paying attention to the Sixers lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the all-around improved play of Nerlens Noel. In the recent weeks Noel has taken giant steps in his development, on both ends of the floor, and with each passing game he looks less and less like the out-of-place player he often resembled early...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid ok after slight scare; cleared for increased activity

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.--Good news for 76ers fans. After a slight scare that saw Joel Embiid returning to wearing a protective walking boot earlier in the week due to some soreness, it seems that Sixers fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Embiid flew out to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a scheduled check-up with his doctor, who had some good news for...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel putting in work with private coaches

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- Nerlens Noel has been highly-touted for his ability to dominate defensively. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a Kentucky Wildcat, and he is currently sixth in the entire NBA in blocks per game, despite being just a rookie. If his defense continues to develop at this trajectory, he will surely be in the running...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels seeing little playing time in Houston

Check out the original article, from Philly.com, here. -- Highlight-reel dunks and acrobatic blocks will define K.J. McDaniels' short stint with the Sixers. In 54 games with the franchise, the former second-round selection proved to be a surprise standout from the highly-hyped 2014 draft class.  McDaniels bet on himself last summer by turning down Sam Hinkie's preferred four...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The origins of Michael Carter-Williams

SB Nation did an excellent job with this docu-video looking at some of Michael Carter-Williams' back-story before he was the reigning Rookie of the Year and the starting point guard of the Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks. Check it out below:
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose can't catch a break

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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Canaan/Michael Carter-Williams shooting comparison

One area where Michael Carter-Williams struggles is shooting. His current replacement, Isaiah Canaan is more proficient from long-range. Here is a shooting comparison between the two via Comcast:
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers reportedly 'shopped' Joel Embiid at the trade deadline

*Take this report with a grain of salt. Maybe two.*'Shopped' is used in the title for lack of a better word. In his short time in Philadelphia, Sam Hinkie has already become known for his willingness to part with players in order to acquire assets, and reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams proved to be no exception. The trade of Carter-Williams on last Thursday’s...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers ranked top professional sports team for their use of analytics

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- The Philadelphia 76ers have become the face of the analytic push that is pervading professional sports. They morphed from an anti-analytical franchise under Doug Collins and company to an organization that embraces analytics and all the extra information it affords to decision-making with Sam Hinkie at the helm. Since taking...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Palmer is sensitive, blocks Michael Kaskey-Blomain on Twitter

Chris Palmer is an NBA pundit from, well, somewhere, who, at this point is probably best known for being called out by Kevin Durant for being a 'dumbass.'Palmer is known for expressing his opinion, that is often incorrect, or at least ill-informed.For instance, on trade deadline day last year, he claimed that the Pacers would be virtually unbeatable with the addition of Evan Turner...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Korver on pace for one of the greatest shooting seasons in NBA history

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- As the Sixers continue to identify viable pieces to the puzzle that is the future of the franchise, one area that obviously needs addressing is outside shooting. Image from http://unidosporelbasket.blogspot.com/ The Sixers are 29th overall league-wide in three-point shooting percentage, despite taking the 11th most per game...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Sixers intend to contend in 2015-16?

Check out the original article from Philly.com, here.-- It seems that the Sixers are prepared to move on from the ‘Together We Build’ phase of their restructuring plan. On Tuesday morning the organization announced a re-brand of sorts, complete with a new uniform and a new slogan, for the start of the 2015-16 season. Where the Sixers preached patience with their current slogan...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Sixer check-in

There is a better, more-fleshed out version of this article on Philadunkia, complete with takes from scouts of the players' current teams, so be sure to check out the original version here.With that being said, here is a check-in with ten former Sixers - a starting five, and a bench unit - that looks at how they're fairing elsewhere outside of Philadelphia. Enjoy.Starters Jrue Holiday...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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