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How do Sixers solve rebounding issues? That depends who you ask

How do Sixers solve rebounding issues? That depends who you ask

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Do the Sixers need to be more physical on the glass or are defensive breakdowns the culprit? Sounds like it could be both. There was a spirited bit of 1-on-1 play happening at the Sixers practice facility Thursday. A group featuring Joel Embiid, P.J. Tucker, Paul Reed, and Jaden Springer took turns squaring off. At one point it was Tucker defending Embiid. The 6-foot-5 wily veteran attempted to take a charge on the 7-footer, which prompted Embiid to yell, “Stop flopping in practice!” It was a fun, competitive moment that the media is not...
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2022
Tyrese Maxey back at practice, still “a ways away” from return

Tyrese Maxey back at practice, still “a ways away” from return

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Sixers guard was on the practice court without a walking boot and with a new hair style. Now 12-12 on the season, the Philadelphia 76ers are mercifully inching closer to getting back to full strength. Joel Embiid has played the last four games and James Harden returned after a month-long absence on Monday in Houston. Now, we have an update on Tyrese Maxey, who has been out since suffering a small fracture in his left foot in the game against Milwaukee on November 18. Tyrese Maxey on the floor with a new look at practice...
The Sixer Sense Dec 6, 2022

Sixers: Paul Reed ranks as one of NBA’s best defensive playmakers

Despite the Sixers’ recent slide to .500, there were plenty of positive takeaways from the team’s injury-hampered stretch of basketball prior to James Harden’s return. One of them was Paul Reed‘s emergence, especially in the games Joel Embiid missed. Reed showcased substantial improvement on the offensive end, but his impact will always be rooted in […] Sixers: Paul Reed ranks as one of NBA’s best defensive playmakers - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2022
The Sixers’ defense can be much better — and it starts with Joel Embiid

The Sixers’ defense can be much better — and it starts with Joel Embiid

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Philadelphia has regressed over the past three games defensively and its anchor inside is part of the reason. From Oct. 29 through Nov. 28, the Philadelphia 76ers, despite Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey missing a combined 26 games, went 11-5 and touted the league’s third-ranked net rating (plus-5.0). Fueling them was an NBA-best defensive rating of 106.5, more than two points clear of the second-place Milwaukee Bucks (108.7). Over the past three games, the Sixers are 0-3 with a minus-14.6 net rating, despite Embiid, Harden and...
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2022
Harden returns, but Sixers come up short in double OT to Rockets

Harden returns, but Sixers come up short in double OT to Rockets

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Adio Royster and Dave Early recap Philly’s loss to the lowly Rockets. How? How did the Philadelphia 76ers lose to the Houston Rockets 132-123 on a night when James Harden returned to the Sixers' starting lineup after (allegedly) healing from a foot injury? How did the Sixers lose to a Houston Rockets team that (before tonight) had six wins on the season? Why did this team with Harden returning to the lineup with Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris (who quietly had another VERY GOOD game) need double overtime only to lose by nine in a game where...
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2022
Sixers Bell Ringer: Joel Embiid’s 39 points not enough to snap losing streak

Sixers Bell Ringer: Joel Embiid’s 39 points not enough to snap losing streak

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The big fella had his way offensively most of the night, but everyone, himself included, struggled defensively. Sixers regular season Bell Ringer standings: Joel Embiid- 8 James Harden- 4 Shake Milton- 4 Tyrese Maxey- 3 Paul Reed- 2 Tobias Harris- 1 Georges Niang- 1 An array of factors seemingly lined up for the Philadelphia 76ers to snap their two-game slide on Monday. They had two days off after Friday’s contest. All-Star point guard James Harden was returning following a 14-game absence. Their opponent was the 6-17 Houston Rockets....
The Sixer Sense Dec 4, 2022

Sixers quarter-season report cards: Every player’s grade

The Sixers are 12-11 after a couple disheartening losses on the road. That puts them No. 7 in the Eastern Conference standings, well below preseason expectations for the team. Now, there’s one obvious culprit behind Philadelphia’s early-season struggles: the injury bug. All three of its major stars have missed significant time. Joel Embiid has battled […] Sixers quarter-season report cards: Every player’s grade - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Dec 2, 2022
Sixers’ quarter-season player grades highlighted by Joel Embiid, Shake Milton

Sixers’ quarter-season player grades highlighted by Joel Embiid, Shake Milton

The Philadelphia 76ers are out of rock bottom and hovering in the middle of the Eastern Conference standings. The Sixers stumbled out of the gate before all their best players got injured at the same time. Despite the impending sense of doom after a rocky first month and injuries to each of their stars, they […] The post Sixers’ quarter-season player grades highlighted by Joel Embiid, Shake Milton appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers Dec 2, 2022
Rudy Gobert says Joel Embiid should only join Team France if his heart is in it

Rudy Gobert says Joel Embiid should only join Team France if his heart is in it

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Timberwolves center also made clear that Embiid would be a tremendous addition to the team. This offseason, Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid gained both French and U.S. citizenship, making him eligible to also join Team France or Team USA on the international hoops circuit, whereas his native Cameroon has always been an option. Although, he’s never suited up for the Cameroonian national team to this point. Recently, Rudy Gobert, the most high-profile member of Team France who helped lead his country to runner-up Olympic and...
The Sixer Sense Dec 1, 2022

Sixers: Victor Wembanyama, Joel Embiid, and the new big man

You may not have heard of Victor Wembanyama, but in a year he will be a household name. The 19-year old from France is the most sought after NBA prospect in decades and has the most hype around him since LeBron James. Today’s NBA big men do not play like Shaquille O’Neal or Patrick Ewing. […] Sixers: Victor Wembanyama, Joel Embiid, and the new big man - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Dec 1, 2022
‘Athletic for no reason’: Sixers’ Joel Embiid drops truth bomb on Grizzlies’ Ja Morant

‘Athletic for no reason’: Sixers’ Joel Embiid drops truth bomb on Grizzlies’ Ja Morant

The Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies will duke it out on Friday night. Sixers center Joel Embiid and Grizzlies point gaurd Ja Morant may not spend much matching up one-on-one but all eyes will be on the two All-Stars. After a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, Embiid was asked about Morant, who […] The post ‘Athletic for no reason’: Sixers’ Joel Embiid drops truth bomb on Grizzlies’ Ja Morant appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Sixer Sense Dec 1, 2022

Sixers news: Harden’s impending return, ugly Cavs loss, more

The Sixers dropped to 12-10 on Wednesday with an embarrassing performance in Cleveland. It was all Cavaliers from the jump, them shooting over 60 percent from the field (and over 50 percent from 3) while the Sixers’ offense sputtered in gloriously dismaying fashion. Joel Embiid led the team with 19 points and six assists, but […] Sixers news: Harden’s impending return, ugly Cavs loss, more - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Nov 30, 2022
Sixers-Cavs: first half thread

Sixers-Cavs: first half thread

James Harden and Tyrese Maxey are still out. Joel Embiid is back. But will it be enough to slow down Donovan Mitchell and the 3rd place Cavaliers Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers When: 7:00 pm ET, Wednesday, Nov. 30 Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @LibertyBallers
The Sixer Sense Nov 30, 2022

James Harden potentially returning soon for Philadelphia 76ers

Without the services of former MVP James Harden, the Philadelphia 76ers have done a good job of surviving in the standings as they have an 8-4 record in his absence. They did this without Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey for stretches as well. Now it’s being reported that Harden is planning to return to the […] James Harden potentially returning soon for Philadelphia 76ers - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Nov 30, 2022

Sixers: 3 players who have exceeded expectations at quarter-season mark

The Sixers have won four of their last five games to advance to 12-9 on the young NBA season. After strolling leisurely out of the gates, Philadelphia quickly found its stride despite several potentially catastrophic injuries. Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey have all missed extended time. Meanwhile, Doc Rivers is perpetually under heavy […] Sixers: 3 players who have exceeded expectations at quarter-season mark - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    With Sixers getting healthier, players like Milton, Korkmaz are re-adjusting to smaller roles

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    With Sixers getting healthier, players like Milton, Korkmaz are re-adjusting to smaller roles

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