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  1. Exit Interviews: Evaluating the 2013-’14 Philadelphia 76ers

    Apr 23, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT


    It’s an unusual team that leaves you with such a feeling of confidence and optimism after losing 77% of their games in the regular season, but such was the story of the 2013-’14 Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers were very bad indeed, but they were bad with a purpose, and frankly, they could (and probably should)…

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

    Mar 17, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT


    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…

  3. Sam Hinkie even drove Evan Turner to airport after trade

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

    USA Today Images

    Not much new on the Sixers front this weekend. Not only did they lose a pair of games at the Wells Fargo Center but now even their sneakers are falling apart. Their losing streak now sits at 20 games which ties the franchise record. Nothing funny about that. One funny anecdote from over the weekend…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Feb 22, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT


    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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Evan Turner, 76ers trade rumors heating up

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

    Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown admitted on Monday that “It’s been an incredible surprise to have our team intact this late in the year.” From the sound of things, he might not want to get used to that feeling. The NBA trade deadline is right around the corner, and the Sixers figure to be…

  12. If every game was decided by five points or less, the Sixers would be finals contenders

    Jan 30, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT


    Here’s the two stats that tell you just about everything you need to know about this Philadelphia 76ers season. 1. The Sixers’ record in games decided by five points or fewer: 8-2 2. The Sixers’ record in games decided by six points or more: 7-29 Going into this season I hoped for one thing above…

  13. Evan Turner hits buzzer-beater to beat Celtics in game nobody really wanted to win

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:49 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

    Evan Turner, God bless him. Don’t talk to him about shot selection. Don’t talk to him about All-Star status. And definitely don’t talk to him about tanking. Say what you will about our oft-maligned small forward–and I’ve used dozens of thousands of words over the last four seasons saying just about everything about the man–but…

  14. Sixers lose, but Thaddeus Young gives us a couple highlights for our troubles

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

    NBA: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers

    Whatever positive momentum the Philadelphia 76ers carried over from their win in New York on Wednesday fizzled by the second half of tonight’s home game against the Atlantic-leading Toronto Raptors, whose backcourt of All-Star hopefuls basically beat the Sixers on their lonesome tonight. The Sixers played the Raptors tough for two-and-a-half quarters, but the offense…

  15. Just when you thought you were out: Evan Turner has career game in Knicks win

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks

    After an incredibly impressive start to the season, in which Evan Turner seemed like a completely different player–a smart, efficient, hard-working scorer who knew his limitations and knew how to succeed in spite of them–Evan proved not long thereafter that he was, in fact, still Evan Turner. He still takes questionable shots, he still tries…

  16. Do any of the Sixers have a legitimate case for making the All-Star team?

    Jan 2, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

    NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers

    After his fine performance last night against the Nuggets in Denver, sideline reporter Molly Sullivan asked Philadelphia 76ers breakout performer (of sorts) Evan Turner about his All-Star chances. The question took me by surprise, but not Evan, who clearly had been given the question some thought himself, and encouraged the Sixers’ PR peons to get…

  17. Evan Turner unleashes awesome game-ending dunk, apologizes profusely to Lakers immediately after

    Dec 30, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT


    Let it never be said that Evan Turner is above a little good ol’-fashioned stat-padding. With the Sixers escaping Los Angeles in last night with what looked to be a 109-104 victory–and really, if you thought there was another Philly sporting event last night that was more of a must-watch than Spencer Hawes vs. Jordan…

  18. Evan Turner on driving

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT


    The Sixers are a team who are going to have to deal a whole lot with having to put losses behind them and move on to the next game at hand. Evan Turner gave a curious answer at practice today as to to how they may attempt to do move past the L’s. “You don’t…

  19. Things that happened during last night’s weird Magic-Sixers game

    Dec 4, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers

    1. The Sixers won 126-125 in double overtime, slipping a couple spots in the tanking rankings. Considering the Sixers’ only two wins in their last ten games were against the Bucks and Magic, with both teams missing several crucial players to injury, they’re pretty forgivable victories. 2. Michael Carter-Williams had his first triple-double as a…

  20. Notes from a week of losing Sixers basketball

    Dec 2, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    While you were out tryptophanning it up this Thanksgiving season, the Philadelphia 76ers played a trio of basketball games, and like a good little bottoming-out basketball team, they lost all three of them. As I wrote earlier, this was the start to a pretty key stretch of the season for the 76ers, one that saw…

  21. Happy Black Friday: Evan Turner will pay you $500 for a $229 TV

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT


    When you’re averaging a career-high 21.4 points per game and have an $8.7 million qualifying offer potentially coming your way, you can overpay total strangers to do your Black Friday shopping for you. Enter Evan Turner, who would really like you — as long as you’re out — to pick him up an XBOX One…


    Nov 23, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    They did it again. The f’ing Sixers. Evan friggin’ Turner. SPENCER GODDAMN HAWES. They did it again, and I don’t know why we’re still even surprised at this point. I know always say this game was over, guys, you won’t believe how over this game was before it wasn’t over. But c’mon. THIS GAME WAS…

  23. It sure looked like Evan Turner got fouled before getting T’ed up

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Nov 18, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Evan Turner (12) looses the ball in the second half against Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) and forward Bernard James (5) at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the 76ers 97-94. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

    Oh, Evan. The KidET got T’ed up at a very inopportune time in last night’s tough loss in Dallas to the Mavericks. The Sixers held their own on the final night of their challenging road trip and found themselves right in the game down to the wire. An Evan Turner drive-and-flail ended in a no-call…

  24. Sixers generously help Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans get back on track with blowout loss

    Nov 16, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans

    Guess it’s no hard feelings between Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers after the trade that sent him to New Orleans back in June–on our side, anyway. The Sixers did their old friend the favor of basically laying down for his squad tonight, not only letting Jrue get back on track, but giving the ailing…

  25. Let’s talk fake Sixers trades: Evan and Spencer edition

    Nov 15, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT


    Nine games into the season, and Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes have done exactly what we wanted them to do to start the year: They’ve played their way into potential trade-chip status. Evan’s had a couple rough shooting nights recently–though let’s not forget that a rough shooting night for Evan used to mean shooting 3-15…