Posts Tagged ‘Spencer Hawes’

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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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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Is Anyone at Fault for Andrew Bynum Disaster?

Andrew Bynum and Doug Collins watch practice from before the season started.As the season is coming to a close, the news of Doug Collins inevitable departure from the Philadelphia 76ers is not surprising. Many have expected this or at least insisted it should happen. Collins was unable to adapt and succeed after Andrew Bynum never played a minute in a 76ers uniform. However, it was not his fault that the Bynum deal blew up in the organization’s face. To be honest it really isn’t the owner’s fault either.  Was the deal really a bad deal?

Yes Adam Aron has taken a lot of heat, mainly because he is the one on social media, but you cannot really blame him or Collins for what became …

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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 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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76ers beat up Bobcats 100-92 on Allen Iverson Bobblehead Night

Gerald Henderson tries to score against Lavoy Allen and Spencer Hawes in the 76ers win on Saturday.Saturday night, for the Philadelphia 76ers (30-43) Jrue Holiday was bad, really bad, to start the game. Through the first three quarters against the Charlotte Bobcats (17-56) Holiday was 1 for 9 from the floor. But, it’s not how you start but rather how you finish, as Holiday scored 11 of his 14 points in the 4th quarter, including a nasty slam dunk that put a dagger in the Bobcats as the 76ers won the game 100-92.

On Allen Iverson Bobblehead Night, the home town 76ers extended their winning streak to three games, as AI was in attendance to witness Holiday and company …

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76ers Fall Apart Against the Jazz and lose 107-91

Damien Wilkins defends Randy Foye on a jumper in the Jazz's victory over the 76ers Monday night.Not even Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates could be this unpredictable. The 76ers went in to Utah to play the Jazz (35-36) and on a high after beating up on the Kings to end their 15 game away losing streak. What they ran in to was a Utah team that was desperate to end their own 4 game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive. The Jazz jumped out to an early lead and it was over before it could even get good as they defeated the 76ers 107-91.

The 76ers had too many turnovers, thirteen, that led to too many points, twenty-four, for the Jazz. …

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