Evan Turner's rookie year with the Philadelphia 76ers has been anything but normal; and not in a good way. The Chicago native who took home all the major national player of the year awards in college basketball during his final season of "amateur" status at Ohio State. His NBA career get off to a very rough start. He looked terrible in summer league; had an atrocious first … [Read more...] about Pacers will make Evan Turner reach his potential
The Twitter account of Evan Turner used to include this in its description: "not a business man, but a business; man!" Yes, the #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft truly embodies that legendary Jay-Z prose as he was part of a huge business deal done today. We knew Evan Turner was being dealt today, but it was thought that he'd be headed to San Antonio or … [Read more...] about Sixers trade Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to Pacers for Danny Granger
(UPDATE: Evan Turner traded to Pacers) Evan Turner probably doesn't fit into Philadelphia's long term plans. He's likely to be traded by Thursday when the NBA Trade Deadline expires, and a scorer such as Turner will be in demand. When the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Evan Turner #2 overall out of Ohio State in 2010, they thought they were selecting a franchise cornerstone. … [Read more...] about Sixers will deal Evan Turner; Bobcats and Spurs are front-runners
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going. The Philadelphia 76ers made a major splash in the off-season by trading Andre Iguodala for Andrew Bynum in a four-team deal. The Sixers are … [Read more...] about Philadelphia 76ers season depends on Andrew Bynum’s health
It’s almost that time of year again. Wait, is it? But football hasn’t even started its regular season yet? In less than three months, the NBA will be tipping-off the 2012-2013 season when the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to take on LeBron James and the Heat. With all that said, let’s take a look at 10 questions surrounding next season. … [Read more...] about 2012-2013 NBA Preview – 10 Questions
So this is life A.R. after Rose. As you can see above Derrick Rose watched game two of the Chicago Bulls playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers from a United Center suite with his mom. And his absence explains the final 109-92 score. For a game recap, with audio from the players and coaches check out this link from Internet FM … [Read more...] about Bulls vs. Sixers will be a series; other observations and quips
Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming. Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players. Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season. Expect to see a ton of … [Read more...] about Will The Philadelphia 76ers Shop Andre Iguodala This Off-Season?
With the NBA All-Star weekend upon us, it is time for an annual tradition here at The Sports Bank; the NBA Draft Lottery Re-do. Peter Christian and David Kay will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2010 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season. They will factor in how each team’s roster … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do