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Liberty Ballers Mar 22, 2019
Patience vs. Expectations: The Ben Simmons Debate

Patience vs. Expectations: The Ben Simmons Debate

Ben Simmons has been the subject of much debate since arriving in Philadelphia. Some fans urge patience. Others expect perfection. In his second season, the Aussie native is a star on a team with title aspirations. Yet, it is clear he still needs time to round out his game. Can patience and lofty expectations coexist? Ben Simmons exists as a polarizing figure in the NBA community, at once both mesmerizing and uniquely flawed. The Australian native-turned-basketball wunderkind has received a baptism by fire unlike any of his peers. Praised for his virtuoso playmaking and criticized for his...
The Sixer Sense Mar 22, 2019

Mike Scott thriving thanks to Philadelphia 76ers’ system

The Philadelphia 76ers’ system is significantly elevating the game of recently acquired 6-foot-8 forward Mike Scott. The Philadelphia 76ers‘ offense features one of the most dynamic point guards in the league in Ben Simmons (assisting 34.4 percent of the Sixers’ field goals made) and ranks eighth in offensive efficiency (110.2). The assist ratio of the Philadelphia 76ers (19.0) […] Mike Scott thriving thanks to Philadelphia 76ers’ system - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Mar 21, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: Maximizing J.J. Redick in the playoffs

The Philadelphia 76ers are postseason bound and with such an impressive starting five, J.J. Redick can’t be lost in the folds during the playoffs. This Philadelphia 76ers club will be scary come the postseason time. The starting five of Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid has gone 7-1 when playing […] Philadelphia 76ers: Maximizing J.J. Redick in the playoffs - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Mar 21, 2019
Stephen A. Smith says Ben Simmons is costing Philly a championship

Stephen A. Smith says Ben Simmons is costing Philly a championship

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith’s latest hot take revolved around Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons, who he noted could be costing the team a championship due to his shooting woes. The polarizing TV and radio voice complimented the Sixers in finally overcoming their biggest obstacle in the Eastern Conference after a 118-115 win over the […] The post Stephen A. Smith says Ben Simmons is costing Philly a championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 21, 2019
Sixers’ Ben Simmons stands up for ‘egg boy’ against random critic

Sixers’ Ben Simmons stands up for ‘egg boy’ against random critic

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, an Australia native, expressed his support for Will Connolly, better known now as “Egg Boy,” by writing the teenager’s new moniker on his sneakers before a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Connolly, broke an egg on the head of far-right Australian Senator, Fraser Anning, after Anning implied that Muslim immigration to […] The post Sixers’ Ben Simmons stands up for ‘egg boy’ against random critic appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 20, 2019
Video: Sixers’ Ben Simmons denies Marcus Morris big time with clean block

Video: Sixers’ Ben Simmons denies Marcus Morris big time with clean block

Sometimes, it feels as if Ben Simmons is the forgotten member of the Philadelphia 76ers’ vaunted “Big 5.” Despite being named to his first All-Star team this year and winning Rookie of the Year last year in a tight race with Donovan Mitchell, the Sixers phenom is not the flashy fan favorite that Joel Embiid […] The post Video: Sixers’ Ben Simmons denies Marcus Morris big time with clean block appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Mar 20, 2019
Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons lead 76ers by Celtics 108-105 with late buckets

Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons lead 76ers by Celtics 108-105 with late buckets

Joel Embiid — 37 points, 22 rebounds and four assists — broke through his Boston struggles with some help from his friends. Aron Baynes injured, Marcus Smart ejected in the loss. Jimmy Butler stumbled, regained form free from the pressure on the baseline and drilled his fourth shot in the clutch. Joel Embiid had beat the Celtics up and down the third quarter and into the fourth, helping the 76ers produce 43 free throws of which they hit 39. Butler’s shot fell, stealing a chance for the Celtics to match and securing long-awaited victory for Philly over the C’s 108-105. The Celtics...
ClutchPoints Mar 20, 2019
Sixers’ Ben Simmons on pace to be 1st player since Oscar Robertson to average 16-8-8 over his 1st 2 seasons

Sixers’ Ben Simmons on pace to be 1st player since Oscar Robertson to average 16-8-8 over his 1st 2 seasons

Sixers All-Star point-forward Ben Simmons is on pace to become the first player since the legendary Oscar Robertson to average at least 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists over his first two seasons in the NBA, according to Basketball Reference. Simmons currently has career averages of 16.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists. Ben […] The post Sixers’ Ben Simmons on pace to be 1st player since Oscar Robertson to average 16-8-8 over his 1st 2 seasons appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers Mar 20, 2019
With or without you: examining some early data splits on the Sixers starting 5

With or without you: examining some early data splits on the Sixers starting 5

Since the Sixers’ GM Elton Brand made some big swings before the trade deadline the new additions (like Tobias Harris and Mike Scott ) have not had a ton of time to gel with the incumbent stars (Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, and Ben Simmons). But the early returns have been special. In 7 games of action with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick in the lineup the team is 6 and 1. They’re 12-5 with any four of those 5 players in the starting unit since the trade back on February 7th. Across their 116 minutes on the floor together they’re a +52. That +- number...
ClutchPoints Mar 20, 2019
Ben Simmons wears ‘Egg Boy’ shoes in honor of kid arrested for egging Australian politician

Ben Simmons wears ‘Egg Boy’ shoes in honor of kid arrested for egging Australian politician

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons recently proved that he is more than an athlete by showing support for an embattled 17-year-old teenager back in his native of Australia. James Dator of SB Nation explained the relevance of Simmons’ choice of footwear in the context of the recent terrorist attack in New Zealand. Simmons was paying tribute to Will […] The post Ben Simmons wears ‘Egg Boy’ shoes in honor of kid arrested for egging Australian politician appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Sixer Sense Mar 20, 2019

PLAYER GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 118, Charlotte Hornets 114

The Philadelphia 76ers hung on late against the Charlotte Hornets on the road without Joel Embiid. The Philadelphia 76ers pushed their win streak to five games as the stars aligned without Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons scored 28 points on 11-12 from the field. J.J. Redick contributed 27 more, including 10 rebounds and 8 assists for […] PLAYER GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 118, Charlotte Hornets 114 - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Simmons, Redick lead 76ers past pesky Hornets 118-114

Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Press of Atlantic City Mar 19, 2019
Simmons, Redick lead 76ers past pesky Hornets 118-114

Simmons, Redick lead 76ers past pesky Hornets 118-114

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ben Simmons scored 28 points, JJ Redick had 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-114 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Liberty Ballers Mar 19, 2019
Sixers vs. Hornets: Game Thread

Sixers vs. Hornets: Game Thread

Game Info Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets When: 7:00 pm EST Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Projected Starters Philadelphia 76ers PG Ben Simmons SG JJ Redick SF Jimmy Butler PF Tobias Harris C Amir Johnson Charlotte Hornets PG Kemba Walker SG Nicolas Batum SF Miles Bridges PF Marvin Williams C Bismack Biyombo Injury Report Sixers: Joel Embiid (OUT - rest), Furkan Korkmaz (OUT - knee) Hornerts: Tony Parker (OUT - rest), Cody Zeller (OUT - knee)
The Sixer Sense Mar 19, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers are lucky to not have signed LeBron James

With the Los Angeles Lakers a near lock to miss the playoffs, should LelBron James be regretting his decision to go there instead of Philadelphia and are the 76ers better off without him? The Philadelphia 76ers entered the 2018 offseason with an All-Star starter in Joel Embiid and Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons. The […] Philadelphia 76ers are lucky to not have signed LeBron James - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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