Posts Tagged ‘Evan Turner’

Looking ahead to the 76ers 2013 NBA Draft

Evan Turner may or may not be part of the 76ers in the future.It’s one week until the NBA holds the 2013 Draft and the Philadelphia 76ers have a new GM, Sam Hinkie, but they don’t have a head coach. That process is developing slowly as the analytical Hinkie is somewhere crunching numbers on who he believes will best be suited for a mostly young and misguided team. (I say misguided, because Doug Collins was inept at teaching and coaching young players leaving players like Evan Turner and Arnett Moultrie to ultimately waste a lot of time under his time here.) Regardless of who the 76ers choose as their next head coach, they will take over a team with …

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Short Term Fix, Long Term Fix: 76ers Edition

Chris Paul would look good in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform.In the second edition of this series, the Philadelphia 76ers are up for fixing. Luckily, the NBA is the easiest among all sports to turn it around. All you need in the NBA is a superstar, then you are relevant. Seems simple doesn’t it? But, as mentioned before, the 76ers are in NBA purgatory. In order to win in the NBA, you need to tank, trade for a superstar, or get lucky in the draft. The 76ers thought they had one in Andrew Bynum, but his knees were not close to being NBA-ready. In order for the 76ers to be good, they need to be really bad, or they need to get lucky.

To fix the 76ers in the …

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Being a Devil’s Advocate for the 76ers

Andrew Bynum is dancing the offseason away in Spain.I remember being in Wildwood the day the 76ers traded for Andrew Bynum, I remember being told it went through by the guy working at Sam’s Pizza (the best pizza in Wildwood by the way), I also remember the tingle of excitement I felt when I heard it actually happened.  Now as I sit here, tingle-less; the last word you can use to describe any single part of last season is “excitement”.

I know a lot of people don’t watch the 76ers, and could care less if Big Bird played center for them but the city was fired up to have Bynum here.  They were happy to finally have Andre Iguodala out of town, happy to have some fresh …

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76ers Need Substance This Offseason & Forget Doug Collins

Jrue Holiday needs a better team put around him to put a winning team together for him.It’s been a couple of weeks since the Philadelphia 76ers (34-48) ended their season with a 105-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Doug Collins is out as Head Coach and Jrue Holiday is the assists leader for the Eastern Conference. That’s about all there is for the good news. That’s not really the truth, but there’s not much to be happy about with the 2012-13 76ers.

There’s no better way to describe the Philadelphia 76ers (34-48) season then to call is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace because “disappointment” just doesn’t cut it when you’re looking back over the course of the past season …

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Doug Collins Steps Down, Finally Shows the Right Way to Lead

Doug Collins will reportedly step down as Philadelphia 76ers' Head Coach after the season.The Philadelphia 76ers started this season with a lot of promise and a huge question mark. The promise came from last seasons playoff berth, the expected improvement of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, and the arrival of Andrew Bynum. The huge question was when Bynum would allow the 76ers to put the complete package on the floor. It never happened.

In a season that saw the team dominated by any type of big man in the post, Doug Collins refused to put rookie Arnett Moultrie on the floor. When he’s been on the floor, however limited the time has been, Moultrie has produced. …

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76ers Final Weekend Is a Winning One over Wizards & Cavaliers

Jrue Holiday led the 76ers to two victories this weekend over Cleveland & Washington.With the NBA regular season coming to an end the Philadelphia 76ers (33-47) have nothing but pride to play for. They’re playing to finish strong in a season where it seems that nothing has gone right. From the mess that has been the Andrew Bynum trade, to Jason Richardson getting hurt, to Jrue Holiday going 2-24 shooting in a game, to Doug Collins murky future with the team , nothing has been easy this season and it certainly hasn’t played out like they thought it would back in the fall.

Friday night, in Washington against the Wizards (29-51), the 76ers, again, fell behind by 13 …

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76ers Lack of Power Does Them In a Nets Win 104-83

The Brooklyn Nets' Reggie Evans was a difference in their win over the 76ers Tuesday night.It’s the story we’ve come to know all too well this year as the opposing teams big men overpower what the 76ers put on the floor. This time is was Brook Lopez with 29 points and 11 rebounds teaming with Reggie Evans who finished with 17 points and 24 rebounds to help lead the Brooklyn Nets (45-32) beat up on the 76ers (31-46) by a final score of 104-83.

Evans and Lopez scored 25 points combined in the 1st quarter to help Brooklyn jump out to a 31-18 lead at the end of the quarter. Between the two of them they out rebounded the whole 76ers …

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76ers Preview for the week of April 8th

With the 76ers eliminated from the playoff race it's time for players like Arnett Moultrie get more minutes.This is it folks. The last two weeks of the NBA regular season and the 76ers have nothing to play for now. Officially eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend, they play their last six games over the next two weeks and need to use this time to get players like Arnett Moultrie more playing time.

Tuesday April 9, 2013

Away Vs. Brooklyn Nets (44-32)

The Nets are still trying to lock up fourth place in the Eastern Conference and need to win this game to keep ahead of the Chicago Bulls for home court advantage in the first round. This would be the perfect …

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76ers Up & Down Weekend Ends With Elimination from Playoff Race

LeBron James shoots over Damien Wilkins in the Heat's victory over the 76ers Saturday night which eliminated the 76ers from the playoffs.The Philadelphia 76ers (31-45) up and down season is officially dead as they were eliminated from playoff contention by the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat (60-16) on Saturday night.  Just one day after beating the Atlanta Hawks (42-36), to keep the playoff dream alive, LeBron James returned from a hamstring injury and led the Heat to victory.

On Friday night in Atlanta, the 76ers shot out to a 40-26 lead after the first quarter and it was never close after that. Evan Turner led the way with 24 points and 11 rebounds,

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Holiday Can’t Hit the Ocean from a Boat as 76ers lose to Bobcats, 88-83

Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Holiday drives past Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas and Bismack Biyombo in the 76ers loss to the Bobcats.The Charlotte Bobcats (18-57) are statistically the worst team in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers (30-44) are not that much better. The records may show a 12 game difference, but last night in Charlotte, the product on display pointed toward the Bobcats being the better team as they beat the 76ers 88-83.

What could cause the 76ers, who beat the Bobcats on Saturday night, to become the worst team and lose? It starts and ends with Jrue Holiday. This years All-Star, who’s enjoying a breakout season, was absolutely horrible, shooting just 2 of 24 from …

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