Philadelphia 76ers losing streak reaches historic number

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What a season this has been for the Philadelphia 76ers. After a disappointing 2012 – 2013 season when the team expected the former All – Star center Andrew Bynum to make the difference and put the team into a championship route and after the Sixers saw another All – Star, Andre Iguodala, departing for Golden State, the team started off the season really well. With no true star in its arsenal but with a bunch of young and promising players on-board  the Sixers entered the season going 5-5. Although they seemed to be one of the big surprises of the season, mainly thanks to the heroics from Michael Carter – Williams early on, very soon the Sixers melted down. [Read more…]

Sixers will deal Evan Turner; Bobcats and Spurs are front-runners

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(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. Finishing his college basketball career with the Buckeyes, he was as highly decorated as a player can be- sweeping all the national individual awards.

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Michael Carter-Williams – Best Rookie In The NBA This Season

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The race for the Rookie of the Year award this season is continuing to evolve. Two rookies are the strongest candidates, Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams. Nonetheless, judging from the respective performances of those two rookies, we can fairly say that Carter-Williams has the upper hand.

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Philadelphia 76ers season depends on Andrew Bynum’s health

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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 hoping Bynum is able to stay healthy and help put them in contention for the Eastern Conference title.

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2012-2013 NBA Preview – 10 Questions

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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.

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Paying a Price for Trading a Superstar

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There is no denying that Dwight Howard is a superstar and superstars only come around every so often. Teams are rarely willing to trade their superstar unless it’s for another superstar or a group of solid players and draft picks. That being said, I have no words for what took place last night.  [Read more…]

76ers amnesty Elton Brand, will Bulls do the same with Boozer?

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The Philadelphia 76ers will release former All-Star Elton Brand under the league’s amnesty clause, according to ESPN:

The move to release Brand will be necessitated by the expected signing of free-agent guard Nick Young and the planned re-signing of center Spencer Hawes.

Teams that did not use their one-time amnesty clause last season can waive one player via the amnesty provision between July 11-17 and see that player’s contract figures vanish from the team’s payroll for salary-cap and luxury-tax purposes.

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Despite playoff run, Philadelphia 76ers have off-season questions

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As the eight seed in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers nearly pulled off consecutive upsets to advance to the league finals.  Despite that post-season run, the Sixers enter the off-season with several off-season questions as they hope to build towards next year.

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NBA Playoffs: May the toughest team win

Paul Pierce and Jrue Holiday

There has been nothing pretty about the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The past few games have been rather rough to watch. Both teams have scored less than 20 points in a quarter in 17 times so far in this series. And we are going to a Game 7, back in Boston on Friday night. This series has been trademarked by great (and I mean great) defense and struggling offenses, due to the great defense.

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NBA Playoffs: Garnett Gives A “Throwback” Performance

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For a second I thought I was watching Kevin Garnett, the MVP back when he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Last night, Garnett put on of the best playoff performances and did something no Boston Celtic has ever done in their rich history.

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Bulls vs. Sixers will be a series; other observations and quips

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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

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