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  • Ben Simmons worth the wait for Philadelphia 76ers

    Ben Simmons worth the wait for Philadelphia 76ers

    A former No. 1 overall pick, Ben Simmons had to wait a year before he could don an NBA uniform. Showing shades of Magic Johnson, Simmons proved that his debut was worth the wait. During the Sixers’ opener, Simmons did a little bit of everything. He can score, he can pass, he’s an athlete, and he can...
  • Five observations from Brooklyn Nets’ preseason slate

    Five observations from Brooklyn Nets’ preseason slate

    The Brooklyn Nets went into the preseason with just four games on their schedule. Following a 3-1 record in those games, the team lent some clarity to how the regular season might go. New players and an extra year for the coaching staff should help Brooklyn improve upon its 20-62 record from last...
  • Top 5 ‘Must Watch’ NBA Teams

    Top 5 ‘Must Watch’ NBA Teams

    The NBA is in a great place in 2017-18. The talent level is strong, and despite the Golden State Warriors’ expected dominance, many top teams have improved over the offseason. That has been evident throughout the preseason, as teams predicted to make a jump have put on a good show. The NBA is filled...
  • Philadelphia 76ers sign Joel Embiid to large extension

    Philadelphia 76ers sign Joel Embiid to large extension

    Joel Embiid has gotten a lot of mileage out of 31 career NBA games. The talented but oft-injured star center signed a five-year, $148 million extension with the Philadelphia 76ers. As a rookie, Embiid averaged 20.8 PPG and 7.8 RPG in a little more than 25 minutes per night. He was eventually shut...
  • The NBA Draft will have a few new wrinkles in the future.

    Stan Van Gundy offers interesting take on NBA Draft

    The NBA has passed legislation designed to curb tanking. In effect, the percentages will be a lot more level throughout the lottery, and the team with the worst record can now fall as far as No. 5. These are not outlandish changes, and they will likely not eradicate the problem completely. Detroit...
  • Philadelphia 76ers bringing Kris Humphries into training camp

    Philadelphia 76ers bringing Kris Humphries into training camp

    If there is anything a young team can use, it’s high-energy veterans. Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo inked J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson during the offseason, with the expectation that both players will play significant roles. On the other hand is Kris Humphries, a scrappy veteran...
  • Richaun Holmes could make big impact on Philadelphia 76ers

    Richaun Holmes could make big impact on Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers still have questions about Joel Embiid’s injury status. Even though team president Bryan Colangelo said Embiid “looks” to be ready for competition, Philadelphia’s medical staff has still not cleared him to play 5-on-5. This opens up a door for athletic center Richaun Holmes...
  • Markelle Fultz to miss remainder of Las Vegas Summer League

    Markelle Fultz to miss remainder of Las Vegas Summer League

    The Philadelphia 76ers breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing the diagnosis of No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz.  The Washington product left the Sixers Summer League game against the Golden State Warriors with what the team is terming a lateral ankle sprain. He received x-rays following the game...
  • Five early winners in NBA free agency

    Five early winners in NBA free agency

    With the trade and free agent markets percolating, several NBA teams have done a significant amount to help their cause going into the 2017-18 season. Free agency opened on July 1 at midnight, and teams wasted little time doling out money. The following teams did the most to help themselves in the...
  • Philadelphia 76ers make statement in free agency

    Philadelphia 76ers make statement in free agency

    The Philadelphia 76ers won’t be signing Gordon Hayward, Kyle Lowry, or George Hill, but they made the right moves that will position them for a playoff run in 2017-2018. The days of on-court ineptitude appear to be over, as two veterans chose to play in the City of Brotherly Love on the opening day...
  • Markelle Fultz 

    Markelle Fultz makes University of Washington Huskies basketball history

    Markelle Fultz of Upper Marlboro, Maryland made University of Washington Huskies basketball history on Thursday. Fultz became the first Huskies player ever to be selected first overall in the National Basketball Association draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.  A point guard, Fultz...
  • Five winners from the 2017 NBA Draft

    Five winners from the 2017 NBA Draft

    The 2017 NBA Draft, which took place June 22 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, provided a number of winners. Either through trade or talent evaluation, five teams stood out from the rest. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves The Timberwolves walk out of Barclays Center with Jimmy Butler, a top 15 player in the...
  • Expect a flurry of activity before NBA Draft

    Expect a flurry of activity before NBA Draft

    The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics consummated a trade that caught many in the NBA by surprise. The Celtics agreed to swap the No. 1 pick with the 76ers for the No. 3 pick and a future first rounder. Aside from the fact that the Sixers will add Markelle Fultz to an already dynamic core of Ben...
  • Sixers poised to acquire No. 1 pick

    Sixers poised to acquire No. 1 pick

    The legend of Sam Hinkie continues to grow.  After spending years openly tanking games, the Philadelphia 76ers are ready to make their move. According to multiple reports, the Sixers have engaged in deep discussions with the Boston Celtics regarding the first overall pick.  Under the current...
  • NBA Draft shakeup could make for viewing bonanza

    NBA Draft shakeup could make for viewing bonanza

    No draft has ever unfolded based upon what would make for the best viewing. Imagine if it did, though? The NBA Draft could play out in a number of ways, but the most likely scenario still has Markelle Fultz going No. 1 to the Boston Celtics and Lonzo Ball heading to the Los Angeles Lakers with the...
  • 76ers should consider De’Aaron Fox at No. 3

    76ers should consider De’Aaron Fox at No. 3

    With only four teams left in the NBA playoffs, 26 teams have already started preparing for the NBA Draft and free agency. The Philadelphia 76ers, who own the No. 3 pick, will have one of the more interesting decisions. The Sixers, who finished the 2016-17 season with a 28-54 record and a likelihood...
  • Kyle Lowry faces uncertain future

    Kyle Lowry faces uncertain future

    Kyle Lowry has long served as the face of the Toronto Raptors franchise. Before signing DeMar DeRozan to a monster deal last summer, Lowry functioned as the captain–leading the team with a junkyard dog mentality. His toughness turned him into an All-Star. The Raptors, however, have been stuck in...
  • Sixers showing glimpses of future success

    Sixers showing glimpses of future success

    The phrase, “Trust the Process,” is no longer just a throwaway line to explain the travails of a bumbling franchise. For the first time in the Brett Brown era, the Philadelphia 76ers are playing winning basketball. Brown’s Sixers are winners of seven of their last nine games, with recent wins over...
  • Joel Embiid has made great strides from his Kansas days.

    Joel Embiid provides 76ers fans with hope for future

    Philadelphia had to wait a long time for Joel Embiid to suit up in a Sixers uniform. There were times in which it felt like the gifted center might never be healthy enough to contribute to the organization that gambled on him with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Even though the record...
  • Anthony Davis' New Orleans Pelicans have struggled out of the gate in 2016-17.

    Coaching not to blame for Pelicans’ woes

    The New Orleans Pelicans enjoy the services of one of the league’s brightest talents in Anthony Davis, which makes their struggles all the more concerning. After going 30-52 in 2015-16, New Orleans is off to a woeful 7-16 start. It was to be expected that following a double-digit home loss to the...
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