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Jun 19, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT
We’ve been spending the off-season counting down the ten biggest questions facing the Sixers as they transition from the Doug Collins era into a rather uncertain future. Now that we’re done the roll-out, we figured it was time to call on our old friend Michael Levin, of the excellent Sixers blog Liberty Ballers, and get…
Jun 14, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT
This guy. After holding the Sixers hostage for the entirety of the 2012-13 season–maybe his fault, probably not totally–Bynum will continue to have the team in his grasp until at least July 1st, when free agency begins and Sam Hinkie and company can figure out whether or not the Funny Looking Kid With the Big…
Jun 7, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT
Eleven. That’s how many NBA teams fired or let go of their coaches this off-season–a whopping six of whom even made the playoffs last year, if you can believe that. A handful of those teams have already filled their vacacines–Cleveland with Mike Brown, Sacramento with Mike Malone, Atlanta with Mike Budenholzer–but the majority still remain…
May 30, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT
Like most basketball fans who have firmly prioritized the pros over the college game, I really shouldn’t be pretending to have any idea about who the Sixers should be picking with the #11 pick in the upcoming draft. But it’s too big a moment in the franchise’s off-season to have absolutely no opinion about, so…
May 20, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT
After enduring three years of absolutely vexing basketball from their former #2 overall pick, the Philadelphia 76ers are about to reach decision time with Evan Turner. The Extraterrestrial’s rookie contract is in its final year next season, meaning that unless they ink him to an extension at some point before November, Turner will become a…
May 13, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT
For the first time in what feels like decades (and what is actually a half-decade), the Sixers are going to have cap space the summer. Finally free of the inhibiting contracts of Andre Iguodala (traded) and Elton Brand (amnestied + expired), the Sixers can finally be players in free agency once again. Now, just because…
May 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT
When I talked a couple columns ago about how Thaddeus Young should probably considered tradeable by Sixers management, and potentially included in prospective off-season deals, I didn’t mean that he should be traded for just anybody. Indeed, the Sixers are in a place right now where they’re not in any particular rush to either improve…
Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: 7. Are Any of Our Mid-Level Free Agents Worth Re-Signing?
May 3, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT
As has been mentioned numerous times in this multi-part off-season review, one of the unquestionably smart things the Sixers did last off-season was to not take on any long-term contracts while rebuilding their team on the fly. Consequently, a number of guys we picked up while re-stocking our rotation–now missing such previous contributors as Lou Williams, Jodie Meeks, Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand–are already coming off the books, allowing us to get a trial sample of their work, and allowing us to make long-term decisions about their futures at season’s end.
This group includes Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Damien Wilkins, and Royal Ivey–though unfortunately, not Kwame Brown, unless Tony DiLeo makes him an offer he can’t refuse (free trip to Hershey Park?) and he opts out of the second year of his contract.
Ten Biggest Questions for the Sixers Off-Season: 8. Is Spencer Hawes Good Enough For Our Starting Center?
May 2, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT
It’s been a tough three years with Spencer Hawes in Philadelphia. Our prospect big man, who started 150 games over his first three seasons as a Sixer, has been the quintessential NBA tease over his time in Philly, playing well enough for stretches to gradually raise our expectations, until he pulls the bottom out from under us with a week or a month of subpar play, only to begin the cycle over again. The flashes of growth and unteachable talent are always offset by flashes of regression and general incompetence, and at the end of the day, it’s exceedingly difficult to tell if we have a really good NBA player who just needs to learn consistency, or a seven-foot mirage whose deficiencies will always outweigh his perceived “potential.”
Apr 29, 2013, 2:24 AM EDT
The good and bad thing about the 76ers’ current state of supreme flexibility is that we don’t have a ton of players that we know for a fact are gonna be a big part of this team’s future. In the long-term sense, just about everybody on this team is expendable, and it wouldn’t be hugely surprising if two years from now, at least ten of the 12 guys who played the most minutes for the Sixers this year were wearing a different uniform (or in some cases, possibly out of the league altogether). Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, Jason Richardson, Arnett Moultrie, even Kwame Brown–all of them can be had for the right price.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT
The good and bad thing about the 76ers’ current state of supreme flexibility is that we don’t have a ton of players that we know for a fact are gonna be a big part of this team’s future. In the long-term sense, just about everybody on this team is expendable, and it wouldn’t be hugely…
Apr 23, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT
Over the rest of the playoffs, while 16 teams compete for the Larry O’Brien trophy–none of which are the Philadelphia 76ers–I’ll be taking some time to focus on the long off-season that the Sixers have ahead of themselves, and the many burning questions that face them as they attempt to recover from the most disastrous season of the post-Iverson era. I’ll be addressing the ten biggest of those questions, counting down from ten to one, with the most-biggest hopefully coming around the time that it’s actually time for the wheeling and dealing to begin.
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