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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...
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20 hours 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Nerlens Noel

For Philadunkia nation, the Orlando Pro Summer League is worth watching for many reasons.  We get the chance to see our 2014 high 2nd round draft picks take the floor.  We get to see Travis Bader, the 3-point specialist, fight for a spot on the team.  Fans also get to see the emergence of high-flying, St. Joe’s product Ronald Roberts, Jr. making highlight reel plays. All of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

OPSL GM2: Sweet, Sweet Victory

Tough physical basketball was the name of the game being played Sunday as the Sixers defeated the Thunder 84-73. Even better for Philadunkia nation was that the Sixers won big without even having to bring out their star center Nerlens Noel.  Don’t worry; Noel’s knee is fine after putting up 19 points Saturday in his debut game against the Orlando Magic.  The Sixers staff is...
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3 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Filling Mr. Anderson’s Shoes

On Monday the 76ers announced that Sam Hinkie had decided to waive shooting guard James Anderson bringing an end to his predictable time in a Sixers uniform.  The Sixers claimed Anderson off of waivers on July 16, 2013 and at the time he was hailed as an undervalued talent who owned a lethal jumper from deep.  Most of that turned out to be false. Anderson appeared in 80 games...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: Hinkie’s 2nd Round Gems

Philadunkia nation fan there is very good chance that we won’t see our first round talents from the 2014 NBA Draft suit up for the team this year.  With Embiid nursing his broken foot for the next six to eight months and Saric playing in Turkey for at least the next two years, the only prospects from Draft14 we’ll see on the court next season will be those Sam Hinkie selected...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: Hinkiepalooza II = Mixed Emotions

Here’s the way I look at Sam Hinkie and the 76ers 2014 NBA Draft: You have been dating a woman for a significant period of time — let’s say 9 months.   She has some issues that need work, but overall the gal is cool.  There have been some bumps in the road along the way.  However, as a whole things have gone fairly well and you really like the long term potential of...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: Last Man in the Green Room

The 2014 NBA Draft is finally here.  After a stellar collegiate career and enduring grueling workouts for numerous NBA teams, you’re in the Big Apple on the brink of learning which city your professional basketball career will start in. Adding to the excitement of draft night is that you are a projected mid to late 1st round pick, so the NBA has decided to invite you to the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: No. 3 – Stay Put or Trade?

We have reached the “sources say” portion of NBA Draft week, which means right now there are more lies and misdirections floating around the rumor mill than Swaggy P photos on Instagram. Even though Hinkie is the most tight lipped GM is the League, he isn’t immune to the sources syndrome that has kicked into hyperdrive in the last 24 hours.  Multiple reports have the 76ers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: “Expert” Predictions at No. 3

With the 2014 NBA Draft just two days away, we though we would check in with the online mock drafts and review how Joel Embiid’s foot injury has impacted the “expert’s” for which direction the 76ers will go on Thursday night with the third pick. Needless to say, Embiid’s injury has created a good deal of chaos for Sam Hinkie at the No. 3 spot.  Prior to Embiid’s injury...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: To Embiid or Not to Embiid?

With yesterday’s breaking news that is the question. As you know by now, Joel Embiid, the projected 1st pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has a foot fracture and will have surgery today to repair the injury.  Thursday’s headlines sent every team with a Lottery pick this year scrambling to reconstruct their Draft plans and asking, “Is Embiid worth taking a gamble on with a Top...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft14: Dark Horse Ideas at No. 10

Yesterday we reviewed and analyzed the list of prospects the online “experts” are predicting the 76ers could select with the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.  To be honest, there weren’t any real surprises among the  “expert” forecasts and there certainly wasn’t any of the creativity Sam Hinkie showed at the 2013 NBA Draft. So, a couple of us here at Philadunkia started...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft14: “Expert” Predictions for #10

Draft day 2014 is quickly approaching.  While most mock drafts have the 76ers taking either Parker or Wiggins with their first pick (No. 3 overall), there seems to be a wide range of players who the  “experts” predict the team will select with their 2nd Lottery opportunity, the 10th overall pick. We pray that Sam Hinkie grabs a prospect with the 3rd pick that someday develops...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft14: Two is Much Harder Than One

The 2014 NBA Draft is two weeks from Thursday and in case you have been living under the damaged 495 bridge in Delaware, you know that the 76ers own two (#3 and #10) Lottery slots in this draft.  Needless to say, June 26th, 2014 will be a monumental night in the history of this franchise. In the last thirteen years, having multiple Lottery picks at the draft has also provided...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Noel Making Moves Off-the-Court

Believe it or not, 76ers big man Nerlens Noel has more going on right now than just rehabbing his knee and retooling his jump shot.  Off the court Noel is making a few business moves and recently signed on as as an athlete advisor with CoachUp, a Boston-based organization that utilizes an online marketplace to match athletes with private coaches. Noel is the latest of a long line...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

On draft night 2013, I had written off the idea that the Sixers were capable of bringing in the big man and was shocked when traded Jrue Holiday to New Orleans for the best center in that draft class. Most draft boards had Noel off the board at No. 1 to the Cavs and, as much as I liked Jrue as a player and a leader, getting two lottery picks for him while shedding salary was a...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions continue to surround Nerlens Noel

When you first see Nerlens Noel in person, you can’t help but marvel at the man’s stature. At 6-foot-11, 228 pounds and a 7-foot-4 inch wingspan, he’s one of the tallest and longest players in the NBA. I’ve had the chance to stand side-by-side with him on several occasions now and I’ve been thoroughly impressed by his measurements and what he can potentially bring to the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft14: Sixers & 2nd Round Euros

For those of us in Philadunkia nation who are old enough to remember the NBA Drafts of the late ‘90’s and early 2000s, you will recall Draft nights during that era were filled with general managers rolling the dice on straight out of high school kids and International prospects with impossible to pronounce names. In 2005 the NBA age limit knocked the high school kids out of...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Perfect 10′s Are Rare

As a general manager, having a top ten pick in the NBA Draft is something that could either make or break the future of your franchise.  It goes without saying then that having two selections in the top ten of the 2014 NBA Draft is a historic occurrence that Sam Hinkie can not afford to botch. If Hinkie and the 76ers are  fortunate enough to grab a projected “future star”...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Can Be Tricky

May 20th was a night to remember for Philadunkia nation.  Of course we aren’t 100% happy that we didn’t land the first overall pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, but we did pretty well for ourselves by landing two Top 10 selections. In what some believe as the strongest draft class since 2003, we came away with both the 3rd and 10th picks.  In theory, Sam Hinie should be...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadunkia 4on4: Draft Edition

It’s time for the 2014 NBA Draft edition of Philadunkia’s 4on4… As a reminder, this Philadunkia question and answer series is “loosely based” on ESPN.com’s highly successful, NBA related series of posts titled “5on5″.  Our version of this genre of posts will ask 4 Philadunkia scribes to answer 4 topical, hot button questions about our Philadelphia 76ers. Now you’re...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Years of Movin’ On Up

As we all know, the NBA Draft Lottery is only a few days away.  For Philadunkia nation, May 20th will be one of the most stressful nights of this long season due to its huge ramifications.  The 76ers have the second best odds of attaining the #1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.  Unfortunately, having the second best odds doesn’t always seem to land a top pick.  Of course we...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft14 Predictions: Sixers Second Round Options

With the 2014 NBA draft lottery now less than a week away, experts have spent a lot of their time focusing on the top of the draft and the potential first round selections for each team involved. We here at Philadunkia broke down the Sixers’ potential first round picks in the past few weeks (first selection, second selection) as we now await the ping pong balls to (hopefully...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

’13 Free Agents: What Did We Miss?

When the 76ers began the 2013 off season, the immediate future looked somewhat positive.  With All-Star point man Jrue Holiday leading the way as well as solid veterans like Thad Young, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner on the roster, the franchise had a respectable core to build around. Add the #11 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, factor in the removal of the burnt out Doug Collins and...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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