Posts Tagged ‘Jrue Holiday’

Philadelphia 76ers with the Slick Moves

Nerlens Noel was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a flurry of moves Thursday night.As I seated up to watch the NBA 2013 draft I was full good nervous energy. I was anxious to see what new young talent was going to be picked to upcoming 2014-2015 season. What I didn’t expect was everything that unfolded before my eyes that night. I was still hoping that somehow some way we were going to rid our team of the ugly curse (and hair) of Andrew Bynum, which didn’t happen. What ended up happening was a night of moves, trades, and astonishment’s!

Only few picks before the Philadelphia 76ers and moments after Nerlens Noel has been drafted to the Pelicans aka New Orleans, …

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76ers trade Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel & Draft Michael Carter-Williams

Nerlens Noel has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday.For the past several weeks, local scribes have been wondering what’s going on with Sam Hinkie. The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t hired a head coach, the center they traded for last year is sure to be somewhere else next season, the roster is littered with not quite good enough tweeners, and the only good thing about the 76ers roster was their All-Star point guard, Jrue Holiday.

Forget all that you know about the 76ers of the past. The 76ers have traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel. You may recognize the name as the potential #1 overall draft pick this year. He’s had a knee injury that ended his freshman …

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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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What Do the Philadelphia 76ers Do?

Jrue Holiday needs help to build around him for the Philadelphia 76ers to be successful.In the NBA there are five types of teams. The upper echelon of teams, who are perennial contenders to win the NBA title. These teams are the Spurs, Thunder, Heat, Lakers (except this season) and Clippers. What do all these teams have in common? A superstar. The next kind of NBA team is the team that will be good, but they do not have enough to win a title. The Grizzlies, Nuggets, Pacers, Bulls (without Derrick Rose) and Nets of the world fit here. Then are the teams that are boom or bust, meaning they could win the title one year, but miss the playoffs the next. The Knicks, Celtics, Mavericks, Cavaliers and Rockets fit this bill. The lowest level of teams are …

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76ers Officially Say Goodbye to Doug Collins

Doug Collins has resigned as Philadelphia 76ers head coach and will be a consultant moving forward.The Doug Collins as Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach era has now officially been closed with Collins resigning to take a consultant role with the team. This was not unexpected as it’s been rumored for the last week or so that Collins was going to be another Head Coach for the 76ers that does not make it long. Since Larry Brown left after the 2002-03 season the 76ers Head Coaches have been: Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O’Brien, Maurice Cheeks (who lasted 3+ seasons), current General Manager Tony DiLeo, Eddie Jordan and than Doug Collins. That’s 7 coaches in …

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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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