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Examining Philadelphia 76ers’ Options To Solve Point Guard Problem

The Philadelphia 76ers have a logjam in the frontcourt. The backcourt comes with the opposite problem, especially at the point guard position. In the past four seasons since The Process officially began, the Philadelphia 76ers have tried out point guard after point guard without any of them truly sticking. From Jeremy Pargo to Marquis Teague […] Examining Philadelphia 76ers’...
Via The Sixer Sense
17 hours ago

A Joel Embiid Injury Could Give Spotlight to Ben Simmons

If Joel Embiid‘s injury is serious, it would give Ben Simmons the stage to show what he’s got s an NBA player for the Philadelphia 76ers. No one wants Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid to be injured. Not a single person who is a fan of the NBA that wants to see good young […] A Joel Embiid Injury Could Give Spotlight to Ben Simmons - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense...
Via The Sixer Sense
19 hours ago

Trust the Pawcess: 76ers raise the cat in victory

Trust the Pawcess? Ben Simmons was the No. 1 pick of the NBA draft litter and he may have inadvertently triggered the latest social media craze in sports: Philadelphia 76ers fans that hoist cats in a victory celebration. Yup, (hash)RaiseTheCat. Simmons, who has not played this season as he recovers from a broken foot, had posted photos of himself with his cat named Bagheera on...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons joins #RaiseTheCat movement gaining steam with 76ers fans

The Philadelphia 76ers are starting to look like a team fans can really get behind with a tremendous streak of eight wins in their last 10 games. As a way to celebrate the accomplishment, a new movement unintentionally started by rookie forward Ben Simmons is gaining some serious steam.Fans have been celebrating wins by hoisting cats in the air and posting with the hashtag #RaiseTheCat...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Philadelphia 76ers Should Trade For Portland’s Allen Crabbe

The Philadelphia 76ers are riding a surprising wave of unexpected success. But the team focus is now towards today’s young core. Here are 5 reasons why the team should trade for Portland Trailblazer Allen Crabbe In the off-season, the Philadelphia 76ers were rumored to be very interested in signing Portland Trailblazer Allen Crabbe as a […] 5 Reasons Philadelphia 76ers Should...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 day ago

Joel Embiid is an MVP candidate

Here’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing this year: The Philadelphia 76ers could make the playoffs. As of this writing, they sit 4.5 games out of eighth. They’re 8-2 in their last 10 and just beat the No. 2 seeded Toronto Raptors. They are at least three games better than every team between them and the No. 6 seed in that span. This could really happen, people!There...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, The Philadelphia 76ers are Rolling

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Philadelphia 76ers were sitting at 7-24, competing for lottery balls with the Celtics (they have Brooklyn’s pick), Miami and the other bottom-dwellers of the NBA. Then, out of nowhere, something clicked. The 76ers have won eight of their last ten games, and have moved to 15-26, surpassing their previous season win total by five, and we are still...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago

Robert Covington drains a game-winning three, and the Sixers are still the hottest team in the East

The Sixers could not Trust The Process at the end of Friday’s game against the Blazers with Joel Embiid sidelined by a leg injury. Instead they resorted to trusting a long, contested three-pointer. Robert Covington nailed the game-winner from well beyond the arc with 4.5 seconds left and a hand in his face: Sixers' Robert Covington drills deep game-winning three over Blazers...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid leaves 76ers' game with knee contusion

Joel Embiid left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a left knee contusion on a dunk, returned, and then left for good after aggravating the injury.Embiid first hurt his knee on this dunk in the third quarter and then limped to the locker room: Embiid later returned to the game, but he landed on his left foot again after a drive to the hoop and this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers reportedly beef up their analytics department

The Process is getting more sophisticated.According to what ESPN's Zach Lowe said on Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers have added five new analytics hires to their front office. Though they’re still at 14-26 on the year, the Sixers are 6-2 in the month of January and might actually be able to put together a dark horse bid for a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. But the advanced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown | Practice (1.17.17)

Brett Brown speaks to the media following their practice in Camden, NJ.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons Could Return Right After the All-Star Break, Or Not

For a long time, I’ve been placing Ben Simmons’ on-court debut right after the All-Star Break. Chris Haynes of ESPN is now reporting that my guess was probably right… or wrong: Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break, league sources told ESPN. Barring a setback in his recovery, sources say the...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Embiid scores 26, 76ers beat Raptors 94-89

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid scored 26 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 18 and the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in nine games. Embiid, who was questionable because of the flu, surpassed 20 points in fewer than 30 minutes in his 10th straight game. With Embiid leading the way, the Sixers are no longer the NBA...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid’s minute limit will be enforced for rest of season

The Philadelphia 76ers made it clear there are no immediate plans to lift the minutes limit set for Joel Embiid. Further, the plan going forward is to keep that limit enforced for the balance of the season, despite the center making significant progress in his on-court development and recovery from seasons-robbing injuries. Embiid, after averaging around 23 minutes per game at the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown | Postgame vs Wizards (1.14.17)

Brett Brown speaks to the media following their game against the Washington Wizards.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ McConnell beats Knicks on buzzer-beater

With the New York Knicks leading the Philadelphia 76ers 97-96 in the final seconds, Knicks second-year phenom Kristaps Porzingis got a wide-open three to put the game out of reach… and airballed. The Sixers got the rebound, sprinted down the court, and got the ball to point guard T.J. McConnell on the baseline. McConnell put a spin move on Carmelo Anthony and nailed a game-winning...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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