Have the Sixers hurt their trade leverage by drafting so many centers?

Opinions were in full force yesterday afternoon when reports said the Sixers and Hawks were discussing a trade involving Nerlens Noel and Jeff Teague. At first glance, this seems like a poor return on investment for the Sixers with Noel just turning 22 about a month ago. In comparison, Teague is already 27 and has just one more year left on his deal, which is $8 million. There are two possible explanations for why the Sixers might be interested … Continue reading

Summer Sixers Recap: Philadelphia finishes 1-2 in Utah

It may be the middle of the summer, but #SummerSixers were in full force this past week or so, finishing up their three-game stretch in the Utah Summer League. After falling to the host Jazz team last night, 84-78 in overtime, they will now look to focus on the most important part of summer league: Las Vegas. But, before they move into that, let’s recap a bit and give an overview and analysis of how … Continue reading

Sixers fall to Spurs in Utah Summer League opener

Most Sixers fans only turned on the TV Monday night to watch Jahlil Okafor play his first game as a member of the team. They were likely not disappointed. Okafor put up 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on the night, but it still wasn’t enough to take down the Spurs in Salt Lake City. He had a bit of a rough start, going 3/11 in the first half, but he bounced back with … Continue reading

Recap and analysis of the Sixers picks in 2015 NBA draft

I’m not going to lie, nothing seemed to go the Sixers’ way last night during the NBA draft. I can’t help but feel a bit underwhelmed with what they came away with. The Lakers threw a wrench into their plans when they selected Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell with the second pick in the draft, despite many rumors that the Lakers were “locked in” at drafting Jahlil Okafor. Here’s a recap and analysis of … Continue reading

What moves the Sixers could make on draft night

For 82 games, Sixers fans have to sit through the season already knowing the outcome of the season: that they’re going to be one of the worst teams in the league. Two days of the entire calendar year, though, Sixers fans can come together and have something real to be excited about: the lottery selection and the NBA draft. Everyone prayed to the lottery gods for #OneSixEleven to happen, but only one of their first … Continue reading

Was it beneficial to trade away Jrue Holiday? Comparison of him and Michael Carter-Williams

The Sixers began to turn their roster upside down back in 2013 when they traded their starting point guard Jrue Holiday and the 42nd pick in the 2013 draft (Pierre Jackson) for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first round pick. Fans were left in confusion as to what they were doing, trading away arguably the best player on their team for a pick and a guy who was still injured. What they didn’t realize was that it … Continue reading

Why the Sixers need to stop taking 3-pointers…now

Unless the excessive amount of 3-pointers is part of the Sixers’ elaborate plan to tank and finish with one of the worst records, they need to stop taking so many of them. It’s killing their shooting percentage and wastes possessions. Most of all, it’s allowing these young players to develop bad habits of just jacking up a 3 whenever they want instead of moving the ball around and looking for a better shot. The Sixers … Continue reading

Fun with Statmuse: Sixers roster career highs

Just a couple of days ago I was given a beta key to use the new website statmuse, which could easily be the greatest statistics website for sports that I’ve ever seen. For those who haven’t heard of it, what it does is you type a question into the search bar and it immediately gives you the data. Sounds easy enough, right? Well that’s because it is. And it has so much data. I could … Continue reading

Sixers’ Summer League Championship run ends with loss to Bulls

They were doing so well…why’d it have to end? I guess all good things have to come to an end at some point. After losing last night to the Bulls by a score of 79-68, they will be unable to defend their Summer League Championship that they won in Orlando one week ago. But one championship is enough for now, and definitely a step in the right direction. They have to let other teams win … Continue reading

Sixers’ Las Vegas Summer League roster: 15 new names

After winning the championship and going 4-1 overall in the Orlando Summer League, the Sixers move onto the Las Vegas Summer League with hopes to fare in a similar fashion. Believe me, they’re not trying to win a championship, they’re just trying to get a look at a bunch of new guys. If they win in the process, then great for them. But it’s not really a necessity. 15 members of the roster for this section … Continue reading