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Andrew Unterberger

  1. The Sixers can basically kill the Washington Wizards’ season tonight

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

    Now that their miraculous season-beginning three-game winning streak has come to an end in thudding fashion, we should be able to get back to our normal ways of expecting the worst from this Philadelphia 76ers team at just about every opportunity. Their first opportunity to once again live down to expectations comes tonight against the…

  2. That’s our Sixers: Andre Iguodala and the Warriors get Philly back on the losing track

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    NBA: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers

    Boos. 4th quarter minutes for Hollis Thompson and Brandon Davies. Furious Brett Brown timeouts. Chants of “AN-DREW WIG-GINS.” Now that’s the kind of basketball we expected at the Wells Fargo Center this season. None of this miracle win crap. Just losing and humiliation and one very, very sad Malik Rose. The Sixers lost by a…

  3. Examining how Michael Carter-Williams is setting the league on fire

    Nov 4, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Through his first three pro games, Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 20.7 points on 47% shooting, with about nine assists, five rebounds and four steals. Those numbers aren’t just impressive for a little-hyped rookie, they’re impressive for absolutely anybody. Carter-Williams’ current PER of 29.2 is nearly six whole points higher than that of four-time league MVP…

  4. PHI 107, CHI 104: The Sixers did it again. The beautiful bastards did it again.

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:27 AM EDT

    NBA: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers

    We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend. Three nights after beating the two-time-champion Miami Heat and just one night after taking down the resurgent Wizards in Washington, the Sixers moved to 3-0 last night against the Chicago Bulls–maybe the only team in the…

  5. Your Atlantic Division-leading (and Championship Belt-holding) Philadelphia 76ers

    Nov 2, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Sixers Standings

    2 of 2. So crazy right now. After last night’s victory against the Washington Wizards, combined with losses over the last two nights from the Knicks (to the Bulls in Chicago) and the Raptors (to the Hawks in Atlanta), the Sixers now sit alone on top of the Atlantic Division standings. The Sixers also led…

  6. Sixers beat Wizards to go 2-0: Have fun with it and don’t panic yet, Tankadelphia

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

    I made the same comment to just about anyone I talked to about the Sixers this pre-season: That I was grateful that the NBA had frontloaded the Sixers’ schedule with so many seemingly unwinnable games that it would be virtually impossible for the team to get off to a hot start and get people’s hopes…

  7. Yes, the Sixers actually beat the Miami Heat tonight, and yes it was beautiful

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Here’s one question I left out of the Sixers Prediction League polling last week: Will there be one moment this year that makes you legitimately grateful to be a Philadelphia 76ers fan? I would never have included that question, mostly because it’s extremely subjective, but also because I can’t imagine why anyone would have answered…

  8. NSFWFC: Sixers Line Up for the Heat in Season Home Opener

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    sixers preseason

    Poor, poor Michael Carter-Williams. It was already gonna be a struggle for him in his NBA debut–the 22-year-old rookie has game, we think, but it’s gonna take a minute for it to translate on this level–but premiering against the Miami Heat, he might try to re-declare for his senior season at Syracuse before the night’s…

  9. A.I. Officially Retires, Loves Aaron McKie, Regrets Nothing

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

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    It may feel like he’s done this a half-dozen teams already over the course of the last three years, since his final season in his second tour with the Sixers petered out unceremoniously, but today, he made it official: Allen Iverson is no longer a professional basketball player. AI announced his retirement today at the…

  10. One very, very important thing to remember about this Sixers season

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

    Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated (Wiggins); Rich Clarkson (Chamberlain); Andy Hayt/Sports Illustrated (Manning); Photo Illustration by SI Premedia

    Yeah, I know. Hard to imagine there’s anything left for me to preach about regarding the Philadelphia 76ers after the 5000-plus-word torrent of a team preview I unleashed yesterday, for a team that most people probably don’t care to read more than a couple sentences about. Still, there was one more point that I wanted…

  11. Sixers 2013-14 Season Preview: Frequently Asked Questions

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    The unforgettable journey that will be the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season tips off tomorrow night against the Miami Heat, to what should be a packed house of bandwagon LeBron fans and homeless people trying to get in from the cold. It’s going to be that kind of season, and while tomorrow will likely be the…

  12. Evan Turner’s just a soul in a contract year whose intentions are good

    Oct 26, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Whatever your criticisms are of Evan Turner–and there are those to be had if you’re looking, surely–you couldn’t really ever say that he doesn’t give a crap. He tries too hard sometimes, he tries in the wrong direction others, but he tries, and it wouldn’t be fair to say that he’s been coasting to earn…

  13. The 700 Level hosts the first annual Sixers Prediction League

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    At long last, the NBA season is less than a week away, and that means it’s time to start making some pre-season predictions for this basketball team of ours. Instead of just oppressively foisting my likely incorrect predictions on you guys, though, I decided to get a consensus from around the Sixers-writing internet community, polling…

  14. Nerlens Noel Might Could Miss the Whole Season, Says Coach Brown

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Well, at least in the last few hours, we’ve downgraded the urgency on reports out of Ohio State from “Brett Brown says Nerlens Noel will miss the whole season because his rehab is going slower than expected” to “Brett Brown says Nerlens Noel might miss the whole season just to be on the safe side.”…

  15. Numbers of Note from the Sixers’ pre-season

    Oct 18, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

    We’re over halfway done with the Sixers’ exhibition season, and while it’s not necessarily worth going too deep into the analysis for each and every game at this point–especially when they lose by 56 combined points over the course of two contests–there are definitely some trends still worth noting. Here’s some of the numbers, good…

  16. Throw another one on the pile: Sixers sign raw prospect center Daniel Orton

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns

    What do you do when you’ve already got a big man rotation stuffed with raw, unpolished, high-upside young’ns like Royce White, Gani Lawal and (eventually) Nerlens Noel? Why, go out and get another one, of course! Like any smart GM, Sam Hinkie knows that you can never buy too many lottery tickets, so he’s dispensed…

  17. Is this heaven, Evan Turner? No, it’s the Wells Fargo Center

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Not a lot of people came out to the WFC on Monday night to watch the Sixers get shredded by the Brooklyn Nets in the Ballers’ fourth game of the pre-season. Coach Brett Brown referred to the game as a “reality check,” and though he was probably more talking about the 127-97 final score, he…

  18. Notes on Royce White’s unofficial Sixers debut from Friday

    Oct 14, 2013, 9:18 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers

    Hey, the Sixers are 2-1 in the pre-season! A winning record! That doesn’t mean anything close to anything, but it’s a novel concept for a team whose regular season is surely going to start a losing one, and nearly as surely stay a losing one for the remainder of the year. The Sixers moved back…

  19. Sixers hang in second pre-season game, lose to Thunder despite hot shooting

    Oct 8, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Philadelphia 76ers can only hope that in three or four years they’re anywhere close to where the Oklahoma City Thunder are as a team and a franchise, but as they say, on any given pre-season Tuesday night in Manchester (at a building called the Phones 4u Arena??). Anyway, the Sixers held tough against the…

  20. Juan Uribe’s series-winning homer gives Phillies fans all kinds of fun-time flashbacks

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    MLB: NLDS-Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers

    Los Angeles Dodgers third-baseman Juan Uribe hit what for most MLBers would be a career-defining homer last night in Game Four of L.A.’s NLDS series against the Atlanta Braves. With the Dodgers trailing 3-2 and a man on second in the eighth, Uribe lifted a no-doubter (based on his own reaction, anyway) to left off…

  21. Take It On the Run: Up-tempo Sixers narrowly defeat Bilbao Spain in pre-season opener

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

    sixers preseason

    Whoo. You might have needed to catch your breath a bit after that surprisingly suspenseful and absolutely exhausting-looking pre-season opener for the Philadelphia Sixers in Bilbao, Spain, in which the Liberty Ballers managed to just escape a loss with a fourth-quarter surge to take the lead, and then a couple clutch Spencer Hawes free throws…

  22. Básquetbol! Sixers Tip Off Pre-Season in Bilbao, Spain

    Oct 6, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Media Day

    You might be more focused on other sporting events this afternoon, but if you have a spare minute in between checking fantasy scores and throwing bad juju at Eli Manning, maybe flip over to NBA TV to check out your Philadelphia 76ers tip off the first chapter in what looks sure to be one of…

  23. Let’s give the new staff a chance before we write Evan Turner off completely

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    evan.turner

    Jason Wolf of Delaware Online published an article today entitled “76ers’ focus on analytics may hurt Evan Turner.” The piece focuses on ET’s underwhelming stats and general ineffectiveness as a scorer, which stand in fairly stark contrast to the Sixers’ obvious new direction, one with a clear tilt in favor of advanced stats and a…

  24. A friendly reminder that both Michael and Delmon Young will be playing in the postseason

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    Hey guys! The MLB postseason started in earnest last night. (Game 163 between the Rays and Rangers doesn’t count, since you can still use it to pad your regular season stats, for reasons I will never understand.) The Pirates beat the Reds in the Wild Card game, and good for them, having not played in…

  25. Sixers not exactly shying away from rebuilding concept with new team slogan

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Most rebuilding teams will never actually admit that they’re in a rebuilding year. They’ll tell you that they have a young team, but that they hope with some maturity and hard work that they can make a push for the playoffs, and establish a “winning culture” in the process. Most teams will never use the…

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