Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

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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A New Direction for the 76ers

Michael Carter-Williams was drafted by the 76ers last night to replace Jrue Holiday at the point guard position.Many conversations over the last season and a half have not contained much hope for our beloved Philadelphia 76ers, but last night, new GM Sam Hinkie changed the entire franchise, and hopefully for the better. In the NBA, there are 3 types of teams. There are the championship contenders, the bottom dwellers, and the worst of the bunch, the middle teams who are in NBA Purgatory. Recently, our 76ers were in the worst category, in purgatory.

In the NBA, you need a superstar to compete on a high enough level to carry a team with a number of role players. By trading Jrue …

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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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76ers & Adam Aron Front Office Shuffle

76ers & Adam Aron Front Office Shuffle.Not even a year ago, Adam Aron strutted proudly into the Constitution Center to present Andrew Bynum to the 76ers faithful in a moment that offered much hope for a struggling franchise. The team seemingly found the superstar center it has been missing since Moses Malone brought home the last NBA title in 1983. After a season full of promise spiraled into one full of apathy, sources say Aron may be relieved of his position just two years into his tenure as the 76ers CEO.

Majority owner Joshua Harris would likely keep him with the team in some capacity, such was the case with coach Doug Collins after he resigned. Last night however, upon learning the rumors after returning from vacation, Aron took to Twitter to address the issue …

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Philadelphia Sports Caption Contest!

A few times a month, I will post some photos having to do with Philadelphia sports. To enter: simply comment the Photo Number and your caption! For example this photo:

You would post: Photo 1. “I don’t know why I try sometimes…” Or something along those lines!

Chase Utley is looking towards the end of his career. Is it time to move him?

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Here are the Photo’s for this weeks Caption Contest!

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Your Team, Your Town….Your Next 76ers Head Coach?

Aaron McKie is a current 76ers Assistant Coach. Could he end up being the Head Coach?While the San Antonio Spurs battle the Miami Heat in a star-studded dramatic NBA Finals, our beloved and beleaguered 76ers await another marginal lottery draft pick. With the #11 overall choice it’s wide-open as to who they select or how the draft pieces fall. The question that needs to be answered is who will be the next head coach to lead the 76ers from below mediocrity to yearly playoff contender to, perhaps while I am above ground, a championship caliber team?

Thus far the only known interview was with Kelvin Sampson, former college coach at Oklahoma and menial NBA assistant who has familiarity with new GM Sam Hinkie from the Houston Rockets organization. Please please, …

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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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Singing The Blues About Philadelphia Sports

George Thorogood's songs are fitting to being a Philadelphia sports fan.There are times when you hear a certain song and you can’t get it out of your head. The other day I heard George Thorogood’s Bad To The Bone and started thinking about how that describes what is going on in Philadelphia Sports right now…they are all B..B..B..Bad. So in that spirit here are some other great Thorogood songs and how they relate to our teams and players.

If You Don’t Start Drinking…I’m Gonna Leave – This could apply to our “Ace Pitcher” Cole Hamels. He must be beyond frustrated with the lack of run support he has received this year. He is 1-7 and with any kind of offense he would have at least …

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Spring Cleaning Has Started for 76ers: Sam Hinkie New General Manager

Sam Hinkie is the new Philadelphia 76ers General Manager.The chips have started to fall for the 76ers. The first to go, and rightly so, is Tony DiLeo. DiLeo, while a good company man, isn’t a GM and the only reason he was put in that position is that Rod Thorn, who’s also leaving, had one last bad decision to make.

The 76ers have hired Houston Rockets Assistant GM, Sam Hinkie as their new general manager. Hinkie is considered a highly intelligent basketball man who has helped shape the Rockets over the past couple of years with shrewd draft and free agent moves.

Going forward, Hinkie can be counted on to use a highly analytic method towards running a franchise, which will go over much better than the “throw darts at a name …

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