Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 AM EST
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The Philadelphia 76ers trading Evan Turner this season, regardless of return, will be something I personally consider unforgivable. However, I acknowledge this is an emotional and highly irrational reaction of mine, based on the emotional investment I’ve made in following the highs and lows—more lows than highs, if we’re being honest—of his career up until this point. Trading him at this point for me would be like trading an occasionally irritating family member for Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations—even if there’s a chance it could make the group better, it’s just not something you even consider.
Feb 10, 2013, 12:29 PM EST
It’s like that time we interviewed him during his first Sixers training camp last year, asked him a bunch of questions about his toughness, desire and motor, and he told us that he likes to listen to “Moves Like Jagger” before games. It’s entirely possible that he does get hype to Maroon 5, but it’s also possible he was just messing with us.
Feb 10, 2013, 11:25 AM EST
Guys on 10-day contracts with the Sixers this season haven’t had the best of luck and their time in Philadelphia has been abbreviated. Maalik Wayns and Shelvin Mack couldn’t stick, but Jeremy Pargo made a solid case on Saturday night to be kept around. [video highlights below
Feb 9, 2013, 11:13 PM EST
Even down three of their five starters—or at least, three of the five guys you’d have thought might have started for this team when things were looking a lot sunnier at season’s beginning—you had to feel pretty good about the Sixers’ chances of beating the Charlotte Bobcats tonight. The game wasn’t pretty, and was often a lot closer than it should have been, but ultimately, the Sixers were able to take care of business, keeping the ‘Cats at arm’s length for most of the second half, with Jrue Holiday basically closing the door on them in the fourth with a couple key buckets. Evan Turner got off the schneid a little with his 16 points, Spencer Hawes ground out a respectable 17 and 9 game, and recently signed backup PG Jeremy Pargo impressed is his Sixers debut, scoring 12 with six dimes in 29 bench minutes.
But tonight was all about Lavoy Allen.
Feb 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EST
Let me make this clear in no uncertain terms: I support no trade scenario that Tony DiLeo could possibly devise that would include the shipping out of Evan Turner. Forget Basketball Reasons—I have lived and died with every song thing Evan Turner has done for the last two-and-half seasons now, and I am 100% unwilling to give up on him, regardless of the impact it may have on our basketball team. If, as that fink Marc Stein reports, the Sixers are shopping the Extraterrestrial, and if they end up dealing him, I will never trust this franchise (or myself, or anything) ever again.
Feb 7, 2013, 3:46 PM EST
Man, the Sixers may be struggling at record levels for this current squad, what with all the injuries and Evan Turner shooting 1 for 10 and the like, but Doug Collins makes it so hard to get angry with him when he gets in front of a camera and tells you his typical afternoon activities consists of watching Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, and all those Judge shows. No Wapner though, which is a bummer.
Feb 6, 2013, 9:35 PM EST
Ugly, ugly game. Few games against the ground-and-pound Indiana Pacers are pretty, but this one was especially hideous, with the Pacers closing off all driving lanes and playing the Sixers physical inside, forcing a whole lotta jump shots, which the Sixers obliged by not hitting. Remember how I said Jrue and Evan needed to have great games for the Sixers to win? Yeah, didn’t happen: Evan’s jumper was off all night, and he scored just two points with four turnovers, one of his worst games of hte season. Jrue was better but not much, shooting an astounding 7-22 with only three assists on the night. A game that was close at half got less so when the Pacers started hitting jumpers and the Sixers continued clanking, and the Sixers lost their first in four games, 88-69.
Feb 6, 2013, 6:15 PM EST
I still maintain the news about Thaddeus Young being out three weeks could have been a whole lot worse. By my calculations, he’ll only miss eight games—two of which the Sixers will probably win anyway, three of which they’d probably lose anyway, and three for which it’ll really suck not to have him. If this is the worst injury the Sixers have to go through this year—not counting the Funny-Looking Kid with the Big Hair, obviously—we should consider ourselves something vaguely resembling “lucky.”
In Which Sammy Dalembert’s Career-High 35 Gets Compared to Frank the Tank Blacking Out in ‘Old School’
Feb 6, 2013, 4:30 PM EST
“I’m not sure what’s going,” is what one of the announcers says at one point in last night’s Bucks-Nuggets game after former Philadelphia 76er Samuel Dalembert gets an easy bucket with an and-one.
That’s the kind of night it was for Sammy D., who absolutely busted out for a career-high 35 points. Sammy has had a very quiet season in Milwaukee, averaging just under 6 points per game with a season-high of 15 prior to last night.
Allen Iverson’s Life Does Not Appear to Be Going Smoothly, And TMZ Wants to Make Sure You Know About It
Feb 6, 2013, 12:01 PM EST
What would we do without TMZ? If they weren’t around … we wouldn’t know about Allen Iverson’s apparently serious drinking problem … his allegedly awful parenting … and now that his Atlanta home has been foreclosed on.
Feb 5, 2013, 1:10 PM EST
Granted, there’s not a huge catalog of Spencer Hawes’ dunks to choose from, but this slam last night was particularly nice from the Sixers big man. He got a board all the way at the other end of the floor, handed off to Jrue Holiday, and then got his Gump on. Jrue finds him in stride and Spencer slams one in the face of a defender. It was about as pretty as a Spencer Hawes’ dunk is capable of being.
Feb 5, 2013, 12:33 PM EST
Following last night’s ugly win over the Orlando Magic, Coach Collins said Thad Young would be out “a while” with a hamstring strain. Turns out, a while looks to be about three weeks.
Feb 5, 2013, 1:45 AM EST
Admit it, when you first saw Nick Young attempt a 360 slam on an easy breakaway last night, you thought for a split second that maybe, just maybe, the rim was going to reject him. Thankfully, Swaggy P. completed the rare full-rotation dunk and all of the fans at the Wells Fargo Center enjoyed the show. Included among them on Monday night was none other than partial owner of the Sixers and Philadelphia native Will Smith who had some sweet courtside seats. You can watch the Fresh Prince’s polite reaction to the Swagster’s aerial above.
Feb 5, 2013, 1:20 AM EST
Last night’s game against the Magic was about as unenjoyable as a 17-point win can be—not only was the game an unwatchable affair against a crappy team’s JV squad (any win by less than 40 would’ve felt at least a little underwhelming), but the Sixers lost Thaddeus Young in the second quarter with what has since been identified as a left hamstring sprain. No specific timetable has been given on Thad’s return—coach Doug Collins says he’ll be out “a while”—but based on the returns of players like Manu Ginobili and Luol Deng from similar recent injuries, it’ll probably be at least ten days, maybe about two weeks until we see Thad suiting up again. (Unless it’s a full tear of the hamstring, in which case the prognostication becomes a lot more dramatic.)
Feb 4, 2013, 5:53 PM EST
Who would’ve guessed that out of that four-team blockbuster deal from over the summer—which included two franchise-type players in Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, an All-Star Olympian in Andre Iguodala, and a couple accomplished NBA vets in Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington, the two players traded that would arguably be of greatest impact to the 2012-13 season would be Earl Clark and Nikola Vucevic? Clark, an NBA washout since his lottery selection by Phoenix in 2009, has stabilized the Lakers on both offense and defense since replacing Pau Gasol in the starting lineup, and Vucevic looks like a steal for the Magic as their new starting center, posting double-doubles in 15 of his last 17 games.
Feb 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EST
I’m not sure if Dikembe Mutombo’s latest commercial for Geico is airing during tonight’s Super Bowl, but if it does, it should take top honors as the day’s best commercial offering.
If you caught any of the Flyers game on Saturday night then you likely saw this brilliant spot featuring Mutombo and his famous finger wag in everyday situations. It’s gold.
Feb 1, 2013, 4:26 PM EST
You’ll likely see a few more butts in the seats at the Wells Fargo Center come March. And that’s not just because there’s a chance Andrew Bynum could be suiting up for your Philadelphia 76ers, there will also be a trio of stellar bobblehead giveaways.
Feb 1, 2013, 12:02 PM EST
This guy just looks thrilled.
The above photo is probably my favorite from our Wing Bowl 21 Photo Gallery, but you can click over to see 60 or so more shots from this morning’s festivities right here.
All photos taken by Aaron Talasnik. Thanks, pal.
Jan 31, 2013, 3:49 PM EST
After a breakout playoff performance last year, Lavoy Allen has had something off a quiet season since inking a new contract over the summer. Coming out of Temple, the issues with his inconsistent motor were well known. Doug Collins seemed to believe nobody but Lavoy could change that. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case exactly. Lavoy got motivated last night by getting pissed off at Coach Collins. [video below]
Jan 31, 2013, 1:11 PM EST
Sometimes knee injections are a sign of progress. That’s hopefully the case for Andrew Bynum as he spent Thursday up in New York getting some joint-lubrication injected into his knees.
Jan 31, 2013, 3:20 AM EST
Nick Young was feeling the love last night. He gave Molly Sullivan one amazing post-game interview. But that wasn’t the icing on the cake. Moments later, Malik Rose gives us his very own Swaggy impression laid over some of his game highlights. It was faaaantastic.
Jan 30, 2013, 5:16 PM EST
The careers of John Wall and Evan Turner, the respective #1 and #2 picks in the 2010 draft have made for some interesting contrast. Out of the gate, Wall was the far more accomplished player, averaging 16 and 8 and making first-team All Rookie as Turner struggled badly to contribute in his rookie season. The next year, Wall either regressed a little or failed to show the evolution most projected for him, while playing on one of the league’s worst teams, and Turner improved steadily on a playoff-bound squad. These days, most would still take Wall over ET, but the gap between the players has narrowed considerably—in a recent ESPN ranking of the best players under 25, Wall finished #26, while Turner finished just two spots lower at #28.
Jan 29, 2013, 11:27 AM EST
Late yesterday afternoon we posted about a D-League team in Texas potentially making a run at getting Allen Iverson to suit up for them this season in the hopes of making full-fledged NBA comeback. Before we could even get really excited about the prospect of A.I. crossing over some young bucks in the D-League, Iverson shot down that idea today on his Twitter. Sad. [tweets below]
Jan 29, 2013, 10:50 AM EST
The Sixers didn’t do quite enough shaking, baking, and Philly cheesesteak-ing last night to get the win over the Memphis Grizzlies in South Philadelphia. (Much more on the tough loss here) But they did play a rather flawless first quarter in which they scored 33 points and were off and running the entire time. Sixers broadcaster Malik Rose used famous movie character Forrest Gump in his keys to the game to emphasize Doug Collins’ squad’s need to get out and running all night to beat the Griz. He then proceeded to bring up Mr. Gump and his penchant for running over and over and over. Even his partner Marc Zumoff was impressed with his ability to keep the bit… running.
Jan 28, 2013, 9:57 PM EST
Well phooey. With a 33-point first-quarter that saw just about everything go right for them, the Sixers looked like they were in pretty good shape to finally win a second straight game (imagine!) tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, and even after the Grizzlies cut the lead to shreds and then took the lead in the second, the Sixers persevered and gave themselves several opportunities to win the game. But in the end, gravity was not on their side tonight, and the Grizzlies eked out a 103-100 win that left Malik and Zumoff reaching for the peach schnapps.
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