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76ers ready to move on following 2nd dismal season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) With little to play for in the season finale, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown had enough and gave up the clipboard. He turned over the X's and O's to the guys on the bench. His assistants? Nah. His players. Out with injuries, Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Jason Richardson took turns diagramming plays and added a little levity in what was another throwaway...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid dances on the Knicks

His NBA debut is still yet to come, but Joel Embiid showcased some of his dance moves, while seated, during a late winter blowout over the New York Knicks. The post The Big Dance: Joel Embiid Dances On The New York Knicks appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Canaan Ball Free Zone

Everyone sitting close to the pool’s edge can breathe a sigh of relief.  It’s a good bet that there won’t be any Canaanballs for the 76ers in 2015-16. Last week, Head Coach Brett Brown revealed that trade deadline acquisition Isiah Canaan would miss the remainder of the season with a foot sprain (He missed 6 games total because of the injury).  The 23-year-old guard only...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The tanking Philadelphia 76ers are inventing new ways to lose

Do not try to lose to the 76ers. That's not a game you can win at, even if you do actually come out victorious almost every time. Both the 76ers and Heat were actively trying to drop Wednesday night's game for the same top-10 protected draft pick, which the Sixers own. If the 76ers won, Miami's 2015 first-rounder would fall inside the top 10 of the lottery, giving Pat Riley &...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat top the 76ers in game with ramifications for draft lottery

  Miami ended the season with two wins in one game. With a stopgap starting five each playing 40-plus minutes, the Heat held on to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 on Wednesday night in a season finale more meaningful for the NBA draft order. The Heat's win paired with Brooklyn's win meant Miami is all but assured of keeping its top-10 draft pick. If Miami owns the No. 10 pick...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat vs. 76ers Game Recap: Heat End Season in High Spirits

(Philadelphia, PA) — The Miami Heat (36-46) finished off the 2014-15 season with a road win over the Philadelphia 76ers (19-63) Wednesday night, 105-101, in a matchup featuring two teams with nothing to play for, except draft lottery position. The Heat were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday following the Indiana Pacers’ home victory against the Washington Wizards...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson Took Over @Sixers, And It Was Awesome

Before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat, Sixers legend Allen Iverson took over the team's Twitter handle for about 20 min
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson Set To Take Over @Sixers

You've got questions, he's The Answer. 
Via Philly Sports Live
3 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...
Via Around the Arc
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GM81: Rapid (MCW’s Revenge) Reacts

Milwaukee Bucks 107 FinalRecap | Box Score 97 Philadelphia 76ers Furkan Aldemir, PF 22 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -3 +/-I’ve been waiting to see what Furkan could do with extended minutes and I think I have my answer. Robert Covington, SF 33 MIN | 6-13 FG | 12-13 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 4 BLK | 10 TO | 25 PTS | +2 +/-Yes...
Via Philadunkia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter-Williams scores 30, Bucks beat 76ers 107-97

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Carter-Williams matched his season-high with 30 points in his first game back in Philadelphia to lead the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-97 victory over the 76ers on Monday night. O.J. Mayo and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points apiece and Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in 12 for the Bucks, who capped a turnaround from the NBA's worst record last season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

11 Vines That Prove Dario Saric is Awesome

On Wednesday, the Sixers finish out the 2014-15 season at home against the Miami Heat.
Via Philly Sports Live
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Soul take down Jacksonville Sharks 63-52

Philadelphia PA:  Arena Football took center stage on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center as the Philadelphia Soul hosted the Jacksonville Sharks in their home opener to begin their 10th season in the Arena Football League. The Soul enter the game undefeated with a 2-0 record and off a win over Spokane on April 4 while […]
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia’s improved defense a step in the right direction

The Philadelphia 76ers are still a work in progress, but they have shown marked improvement on defense this season. The Philadelphia 76ers have kept no secrets about the direction of their franchise over the past two seasons. The Sixers’ front office wants to be near the bottom of the NBA, because with fewer wins comes more ping pong balls, which means a higher percentage of...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson Finds His Niche

​ A few months ago, I wrote that I believed former lottery pick Thomas Robinson still had the talent to recover from his label as a bust—if only he is signed into the right team situation, which had yet to occur in his NBA career. Mere weeks after I wrote the article, Robinson was traded. He went from his somewhat stable home in Portland over to the Denver Nuggets—mostly...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

’14-15: Smiliar Record; Better Team

The 76ers 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 zero progress from the first to second season under this regime.  It just means that the progress has yet to be reflected in the...
Via Philadunkia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal scores 21 points, Wizards beat 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards shot 65.3 percent from the field in their 119-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Wizards rested All-Star guard John Wall, ending his consecutive games streak at 208. Ramon Sessions added 19 points, and Marcin Gortat had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks to...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canaan To Miss Rest Of Season With Foot Injury

Since joining the Sixers at February’s trade deadline, Isaiah Canaan has played the best basketball of his two-year career.
Via Philly Sports Live
11 days ago  |  Discuss

GM78: Rapid (UGGHHH) Reacts

Philadelphia 76ers 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 101 New York Knicks Furkan Aldemir, PF 29 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +6 +/-Hinkie didn’t acquire Furkan for his scoring abilities and that showed last night. Right now I would say it even money on Furkan making the team next year. Robert Covington, SF 29 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3...
Via Philadunkia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers throw short guy–short guy alley-oop

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith isn't known for finishing lobs, but he did it Wednesday night against the Wizards. OK, so he didn't exactly throw it down, but riddle us this: The NBA lists Smith at 6 feet (though they may be generous with that number). Isaiah Canaan, who tossed the alley-oop, is listed at the same height (same caveat here). So, are these the shortest players ever...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers' rebuild bears fruit in Nerlens Noel

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 It has been a rough few years for Philadelphia 76ers fans. The team has lacked significant relevance since Allen Iverson was traded away in 2006...... The post Sixers’ Rebuild Slowly Bears Fruit With Nerlens Noel appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Playoff-Bound Wizards Bounce Back against a Struggling 76ers Team

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) comes down after his dunk in front of Philadelphia 76ers guard Hollis Thompson (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Brandon/Associated Press) The Wizards came into Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia with a sigh of relief, knowing they will be going to the...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kevin Seraphin Flush on Nerlens Noel

Riding the moment of the a huge lead in the second quarter, Washington Wizards reserve center Kevin Seraphin went grown man on the Philadelphia 76ers’ defense. Seraphin beat Hollis Thompson on the baseline before flushing over Nerlens Noel, who was attempting a block. After flushing down the dunk, Seraphin let Neol and the 76ers know it. He got a rouse out of his teammates on...
Via KCM Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Respect The Sixers!

Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… When I was writing my season expectations, I said that the Philadelphia 76ers wouldn’t win 10 games. Well they are at 18 and have a chance to double my expectations. I have written on my disgust for Sam Hinkie tanking, but this isn’t about him, this is about your coach Brett Brown...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Anyone Want to Win? 76ers vs Cavs: Behind the Box Score

Philadelphia 76ers (18-56) 86 Cleveland Cavaliers (48-27) 87 Box Score On Saturday night, Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena hosted a nail-biter of a game for the ages when Kentucky survived Notre Dame 68-66 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It was one hell of a game, and though it may have been one of the more well-played games in the tournament, it was still characterized...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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