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Liberty Ballers Jun 14, 2019
Seven Sixers NBA Finals takes and takeaways

Seven Sixers NBA Finals takes and takeaways

Enjoy some takes. The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t make the 2019 NBA Finals, but as close as they played the Toronto Raptors, it always felt like the champion would affect the context in which we view this season for the Sixers. Now that it’s all over, here are seven Sixers takes and takeaways from the Finals. The Sixers should’ve traded Ben Simmons for Kawhi Leonard Back when the San Antonio Spurs were shopping Kawhi Leonard, it was rumored the Sixers would have to give up one of Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid to land the disgruntled superstar wing. At the time, I was incredulous. How could...
The Sixer Sense Jun 6, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: Ricky Rubio isn’t a good free agent option

The Philadelphia 76ers have a clear and present need for improved point guard depth, but Ricky Rubio isn’t the player they should pursue. Ben Simmons is still lacking an outside shot and T.J. McConnell has proven to be unplayable during the playoffs. The need for improved point guard depth is beyond evident. Despite this heavy […] Philadelphia 76ers: Ricky Rubio isn’t a good free agent option - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers May 28, 2019
Sixers Playoff Lessons: Adding a jumper isn’t the only way for Ben Simmons to make a leap

Sixers Playoff Lessons: Adding a jumper isn’t the only way for Ben Simmons to make a leap

Last season I wrote a series of articles looking at how a few members of the Philadelphia 76ers could improved based on the struggles they experienced in the NBA playoffs. Here is the first episode of the 2018-19 series. Ben Simmons is one of the most divisive players in the NBA. Some laud his exceptional passing ability, athleticism and rare defensive versatility, while others have never been able to look past the main thing he lacks: a jump shot. Concerns over Simmons’ jumper are more than fair when projecting his future upside. For a team that lacks a wealth of shooting and has...
The Sixer Sense May 24, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: Should Ben Simmons have made an All-Defense team?

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons was left off the 2018-19 All-Defensive teams. Was he deserving? The 2018-19 first team All-Defense spots were awarded to Eric Bledsoe and Marcus Smart, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert. The second team featured Jrue Holliday, Klay Thompson (first-time selection), Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green and Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid. Fellow Sixers Jimmy Butler (two […] Philadelphia 76ers: Should Ben Simmons have made an All-Defense team? - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs,...
ClutchPoints May 24, 2019
Ben Simmons should strive to become a 6-foot-10 Russell Westbrook

Ben Simmons should strive to become a 6-foot-10 Russell Westbrook

Ben Simmons, at his best, is one of the most explosive and exciting players in the NBA. But he has to become a more dominant player if the Philadelphia 76ers are ever going to win the Eastern Conference, let alone an NBA championship. Such improvement isn’t likely going to come from Simmons trying to be something […] The post Ben Simmons should strive to become a 6-foot-10 Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit May 23, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: 5 intriguing Ben Simmons trade propositions

Approaching a crucial juncture in the history of the franchise, here are five trade proposals for Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers. With the heartbreak of their playoff exit at the hands of the Toronto Raptors now well behind them, the Philadelphia 76ers will look forward to the summer and the chance to upgrade their […] Philadelphia 76ers: 5 intriguing Ben Simmons trade propositions - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints May 23, 2019
Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Kendall Jenner have broken up

Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Kendall Jenner have broken up

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and world-renowned supermodel Kendall Jenner have officially broken up, according to reports. According to Page Six’s Ian Mohr, the reason for the couple’s breakup is still unknown, although their sources have confirmed that the two have made it official last week. “Simmons was spotted with friends at Kuro at the […] The post Sixers’ Ben Simmons, Kendall Jenner have broken up appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Sixer Sense May 23, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: The narrative of extremes around Ben Simmons’ growth

When Philadelphia 76ers fans talk about Ben Simmons’ future, it typically aligns with extreme perspectives and unreasonable expectations. The Philadelphia 76ers were a bounce away from potentially beating the Toronto Raptors in Game 7. The same Raptors team that finished the regular season with the NBA’s second-best record. To call the season a failure would […] Philadelphia 76ers: The narrative of extremes around Ben Simmons’ growth - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers May 22, 2019
Jonah Bolden joining Ben Simmons on Team Australia training camp roster

Jonah Bolden joining Ben Simmons on Team Australia training camp roster

The Sixers big man earned a place on the 17-man training camp squad One week ago, Ben Simmons announced he will be representing Team Australia in this fall’s FIBA World Cup. Now, Sixers fans may have an additional reason to root for the Boomers, as Jonah Bolden was announced as a member of the 17-man training camp roster. Here is the full list of participants: Here’s the 17-man Australian Boomers squad for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The squad will be cut down to 12 before the warmup games begin in mid-August. pic.twitter.com/noIoIDk7TD— Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) May 23, 2019 Team...
Liberty Ballers May 20, 2019
Is Ben Simmons taking the jump shot thing seriously enough? When do we worry?

Is Ben Simmons taking the jump shot thing seriously enough? When do we worry?

Hopefully I don’t come across like a few of the national media pundits who watch a handful of Ben Simmons’ games and churn spicy “trade him” takes. But I’m officially concerned here. I was holding out hope that this off-season Ben was going to fully commit to rebuilding his jump shot at a foundational level; before his faulty mechanics become even more ingrained and more difficult to reverse. Is it ever fair to “worry” about a 22 year old who won Rookie of the Year then was an All-Star in his sophomore campaign? I’d argue yes; if and only if you see the potential for...
ClutchPoints May 17, 2019
Cris Carter seemingly throws some shade at Ben Simmons

Cris Carter seemingly throws some shade at Ben Simmons

Although he’s quickly becoming one of the best players in the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons is still dealing with criticism thanks to his poor shooting abilities. One of those criticisms recently came from Cris Carter, who took to Twitter for a subtle jab at Simmons: Ben Simmons

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