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  1. Debating the Sixers’ 2014 Draft Board with Michael Levin (Pt. 1: #1-8)

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins

    With the Sixers’ season coming to an end, we turn our attention to what we all truly showed up for: The draft. To that end, we invited our old friend Michael Levin of Liberty Ballers to come on and debate the Sixers’ big board for this June, with our ordered picks for the 20 names…

  2. Michael Carter-Williams is your Rookie of the Year and fie on anyone who tries to tell me otherwise

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to remember the last argument that made me as defensive, territorial and generally homer-ish as this year’s Rookie of the Year debate. As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one option for this award, and has only been one since the very first week of the season; that of course being Philadelphia 76ers…

  3. Sixers locked into lottery #2 seed, what it means and where it gets us

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Bradley Beal, Kevin Love, Damian Lillard

    It’s been all but a done deal for the last week or so, but with the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss in Toronto last night and our own Philadelphia 76ers’ win at home closer against the Celtics–a bookend of Ws in an otherwise L-heavy season of play at the Wells Fargo Center–it’s official: The #2 seed in…

  4. Nope on Noel for Sixers’ “4-4-14″ game in Boston

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Well, we hoped that Nerlens Noel’s cryptic “4-4-14″ tweet some weeks ago was our prospect big man’s attempt to tell us something that not even his coach apparently yet knew: That he would be making his long-awaited return from injury for the Sixers’ April 4th game–incidentally, in Boston, where Noel grew up as a Celtics…

  5. The Dog Days Are Over: Sixers thump Pistons, losing streak and bad times done forever

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

    Hip Hop

    It’s over. 26 games and exactly two months since the 76ers last experienced the joy of finishing a basketball game with more points than the dudes wearing the other unis, the Sixers are once again winners, triumphing over the Detroit Pistons tonight in front of a very appreciative Wells Fargo Center. The losing streak is…

  6. Cost of Doing Business: An unprecedented Sixers season merits unprecedented consequences

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    mullens

    The Sixers go for number 26 tonight. It’s been almost exactly two months since Evan Turner hit that tough runner in Boston to beat the Celtics, 95-94. Since then, the Sixers have played 25 games and have lost each and every one of them. None of the games have gone to overtime. Until that wacky…

  7. The Unstoppable Force Meets, Like, the Most Movable Object Ever: A state of the union before Sixers-Spurs

    Mar 24, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    mcw

    37 games. That’s the disparity in win streaks between the Philadelphia 76ers, who have dropped 24 straight, and the San Antonio Spurs, who have rolled through their last 13 games, at the moment. It’s a difference in current franchise realities that should be rather prominently on display when the two teams face off tonight in…

  8. A transcript of Evan Turner’s drive to the airport with Sam Hinkie

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Reports this weekend from Evan Turner’s return trip to Philly with the Indiana Pacers revealed that Turner had driven to the airport with Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, the man who had just traded Evan from the only NBA franchise he’d ever played for. Thanks to bugging equipment the 700 Level had long ago installed in…

  9. The Boys are Back in Town: Evan, Lavoy and Andrew make their Philly return with the Pacers

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

    Spread the word around. If there’s one home game left of note on the Philadelphia 76ers’ home schedule–beyond one that might actually result in the increasingly historically unlikely event of a win–worth noting, it’s this one against the Indiana Pacers. Aside from giving the Sixers a chance to at least get beaten down by a…

  10. Remembering the 1995-’96 Philadelphia 76ers (The Last Sixers Team as Tanktastic as This One)

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Six months ago, in the midst of the worst Phillies season in over a decade, I decided to take a look at the 2000 Phillies, the last bottom-dwelling Phils squad, for a little perspective. In the midst of a Sixers season that has the chance to make the ’13 Phils look like the ’04 St.…

  11. Why the upcoming free agency bonanza of Carmelo Anthony and others is good news for the Sixers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    NBA: New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves

    This upcoming offseason has the potential to be the most pivotal period the NBA has seen in four years, dating back to summer 2010, when the most high-profile free agent class in the sport’s history–headlined, of course, by LeBron James–hit the open market. Stars changed teams, franchises changed fortune, and before the summer was over,…

  12. Will the Sixers win another game this season?

    Mar 3, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    The Sixers looked like they might actually pull out a W–their first in their last 14 tries–last night as visitors in Orlando, going into halftime with a three-point lead and generally looking like decent competition for an Orlando squad down two starters in Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo. But Michael Carter-Williams went cold, the bench…

  13. One last chat about Evan Turner with Liberty Ballers’ Michael Levin

    Feb 26, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

    Over the last four years, Michael Levin of preeminent 76ers blog Liberty Ballers and I have convened every so often to talk about Evan Turner, the enigmatic Sixers forward that has bewitched and bedeviled us since being drafted #2 overall in the Sixers in June of 2010. Since Evan was traded to the Indiana Pacers…

  14. Evan Turner solid in Pacers debut, Indy blows out Lakers

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers

    Don’t worry, we’re not gonna be recapping Pacers games as if they were Sixers games from here on just because we’re jealous that they actually have something to play for beyond lottery balls. But if you’re anything like us here at the Level, you’re pretty much dying of curiosity to see how the whole ET-to-Pacers…

  15. Sixers blown out by NBA’s worst, but Thaddeus Young is a beautiful human being

    Feb 24, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    11 straight losses, ten straight at home, and this was by far the worst of them. A 43-point second-quarter for the Milwaukee Bucks–yes, those Milwaukee Bucks, proud owners of a now-11-45 record, the lone bastards remaining that the Phiadelphia 76ers haven’t been able to outtank–had Malik Rose crying in his coffee, and made it an…

  16. The top 40 Evan Turner memories from his time as a Sixer

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    The one thing you can’t get from his occasionally uncomplimentary Basketball-Reference page is just how involving an experience the Evan Turner era was in Philadelphia. Better players have cycled through the Wells Fargo Center over the last half a decade, but none more entertaining–rarely a week went by where he didn’t do something of note,…

  17. Don’t even act like you’re not getting misty at this Evan Turner goodbye Instagram

    Feb 22, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    evanfeature

    OK, maybe you wanted Evan Turner gone. Maybe you were getting sick of the little things he did and didn’t do, maybe you were anxious for the team to move on, maybe you felt like a parting of ways was long overdue. You wouldn’t have been particularly misguided in that desire, and you certainly wouldn’t…

  18. The 2013-14 76ers: So what’s left, exactly?

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    nerlens.noel

    There are 27 games remaining in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season, and by all estimations, it should be a long 27. Coming off a nine-game losing streak, the Sixers seem pretty unlikely to turn that around anytime soon, now missing two starters in Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes and a third rotation guy in Lavoy…

  19. Evan Turner trade to Indiana caps intriguing, frustrating day for Sixers at deadline

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

    Danny Granger, Evan Turner

    Well, that was unexpected. With the clock showing 0:00 at the trade deadline, the Sixers scored a game-changer in bonus time, sending Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger and a future second-round pick. With the NBA world leveled by the Woj Bomb–don’t you ever doubt that man Adrian–we were…

  20. Bye Bye Spencer: Hawes gone to Cleveland for two second-rounders and frontcourt scraps

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, the first domino has fallen in our First Annual Sam Hinkie Day, better known as the 2014 trade deadline, and it’s a tall and righty-leaning one. Spencer Hawes, starting center for the Philadelphia 76ers since he was traded here by Sacramento for Samuel Dalembert four summers ago, has been jettisoned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In…

  21. If This Is It: Sixers blown out by Cleveland in possible last game with current core

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

    NBA: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, it’s unlikely one game is gonna make that much of a difference, but Sam Hinkie is gonna find his job at this trade deadline that much tougher tonight after his Philadelphia 76ers got wrecked by a suddenly resurgent Cleveland Cavaliers squad, dropping this one by the final score of 114-85. It was a night…

  22. The Philadelphia 76ers at the Trade Deadline: A speculative guide

    Feb 17, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    Tomorrow night’s game against Cleveland may seem like just another crappy, unwatchable Eastern Conference game for the Philadelphia 76ers, but it could actually be a somewhat historic game for Sixers basketball. That’s because just two days later, this Thursday the 20th, is when the NBA hits the trade deadline–the last chance for GM Sam Hinkie…

  23. Watch Michael Carter-Williams rep for the Sixers this All-Star Friday and Saturday

    Feb 14, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t exactly played like a team lately that deserves much recognition at a weekend celebrating the NBA’s best and brightest, having lost eight games in a row and sunk to near the very bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. And indeed, the Sixers will only be sending one representative to New Orleans…

  24. Let’s honor Jim Fregosi’s memory by remembering the time he said WIP was a bunch of literal motherf—ers

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Jim Fregosi, baseball lifer and Phillies manager for a half-decade in the early-to-mid ’90s, died this morning of complications resulting from a severe stroke, as reported by CSNPhilly. Oldest son Jim Fregosi Jr. says Jim Sr. “went in peace with no pain.” Phillies President David Montgomery commented on the manager’s contribution to franchise history, saying…

  25. The blowout-prone ’13-’14 Sixers: In good historical company

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    orlando

    If points lost by were musical notes, the Philadelphia 76ers would have composed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band over their last two outings. One night and a couple hundred miles north after getting blown out 123-78 by the Clippers in LA, the Sixers paid a similar favor to their friends (including one particularly familiar…