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  1. 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…

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

    Oct 26, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT


    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…

  3. 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…

  4. The Sixers have one week to extend Evan Turner — What are their options?

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams represent the Sixers' future? But does Evan Turner? We're about to find out. (USA Today Images)

    The Sixers’ three biggest preseason storylines involve Lavoy Allen missing practice, their future franchise centerpiece who probably won’t play at all (which no one minds) and the creation of Team Whop. Two things: 1. There’s really, truly, sadly, but sort of gloriously, very little of note to report. 2. And even the relevant contract talk…

  5. Tony Wroten made a YouTube movie about the Sixers’ young rap group

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT


    The 2013-2014 Philadelphia 76ers may only have something like six actual NBA players (says Brett Brown), but at least they have a rap group, ammirite?!? Shit this is gonna be a long season. No, really. Apparently some of the youngsters on the Sixers roster including Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten have formed a rap group…

  6. Reminder: Toni Kukoc was European which made him awesome

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT


    Many people forget that Toni Kukoc played an important role in the Sixers’ magical run to the NBA Finals back in 2001. Kukoc was one of the important pieces — along with Nazr Mohammed, Theo Ratliff and Temple great Pepe Sanchez — that were traded away by Billy King to bring in Dikembe Mutombo to…

  7. The Evster: 8 reasons why the Sixers should, no MUST, trade for Charlie Villanueva

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    charlie smooth

    “If you’re going to suck butt, you might as well have fun doing it.” – Martha Washington We get it, Sam Hinkie. We really do. 0-82 … Tankapalooza … Andrew Wiggins 4 Lyfe. And we’re on board! We’re totally on board. But do the 2013-14 Sixers have to also be so incredibly boring?!?! Now that…

  8. 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.”…

  9. 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…

  10. Could LeBron James be playing for the 76ers next season?

    Oct 17, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT


    Of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. Technically, it is possible though—and not just in an alternate reality. LeBron James could use the early termination clause in his contract with the Miami Heat to become a free agent in 2014, at which point 30 NBA general managers would sprint to the nearest phone and call his…

  11. Report: Allen Iverson to announce his retirement at Sixers home opener

    Oct 17, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT


    Sources: Allen Iverson will officially announce his NBA retirement at the Sixers’ Home opener vs Miami on Oct 30 — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 17, 2013 ESPN’s Chris Broussard tweeted that sources are telling him that Allen Iverson will officially announce his retirement at the Sixers home opener on October 30th when the team takes…

  12. 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…

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

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT


    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…

  14. LeBron James says Allen Iverson was his second favorite player after Jordan

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT


    LeBron James clearly modeled much of his game after Michael Jordan. The two are in a league of their own when it comes to all-time dominant NBA players. LBJ recently sat down with Chris Broussard for an ESPN The Magazine piece where LeBron calls Jordan his favorite player growing up. Nothing all that revelatory there.…

  15. 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…

  16. Hilarious: Watch Nick Young crash his toboggan while riding the Great Wall of China

    Oct 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    There is a Swag-sized hole in our hearts now that Nick Young is no longer a member of the 76ers. Young was replaced in the offseason by cheaper — presumably better — talent, but no combination of promising rookie pieces can be as horrifyingly entertaining as Swaggy jacking 30-footers. Now a member of his hometown…

  17. Doug Collins reflects on coaching run in Philly, Bynum trade, still pulling for the 76ers

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes

    While the 76ers prepare to embark on a season where 10 wins sounds like a lofty goal, Doug Collins is settling back into his role as an NBA analyst for ESPN. That hardly seems fair. There is absolutely no question Collings poured his heart and soul into coaching the Sixers though—at least until he realized…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT


    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…

  21. Here’s a Sixers dancer doing cheerleader moves in front of a carnival game on the boardwalk

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT


    You may have seen the feature on Deadspin yesterday about “Athletes Among Us,” a photo series of athletes doing regular sporty type things in everyday life settings. Pretty interesting stuff like a bunch of Olympic rowers in the middle of a pool on floats or an NFL football player tackling his wife into bed. The…

  22. The Evster breaks down the clammiest roster in Sixers history

    Oct 4, 2013, 7:17 AM EDT


    There are some things we know for sure about this year’s Sixers: Evan Turner will dribble around like a hunchback and shoot stepback jumpers off the side of the backboard. Thaddeus Young will make ridiculous corkscrew layups while occasionally smashing head first into the stanchion under the basket. Kwame Brown will do nothing. Absolutely nothing.…

  23. Why was a chiseled Dr. J topless and wearing a sombrero with John Havlicek (maybe in Mexico in the 70s)?

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT


    Dr. J and John Havlicek chilling very hard in Mexico, 1977. #tbt — adam figman (@afigman) October 3, 2013 The Internet is often both a blessing and a curse. For instance, it provided our Twitter timeline with this amazing photo of a shirtless and chiseled Julius Erving wearing a sombrero and maybe having some…

  24. Photos: Kwame Brown is huge in Spain

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT


    The other Sixer is …. (Drumroll Please) …. Kwame Brown. — Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 3, 2013 I mean how else would you explain that? Actually, putting Kwame on a promotional banner is a pretty safe bet. It’s unlikely he’s going anywhere. The other three banners in the Bilbao Exhibition Centre: Thad, Evan and…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT


    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…