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ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2018
Following the Butler trade, what should the Sixers do next?

Following the Butler trade, what should the Sixers do next?

Following the Philadelphia 76ers’ trade to acquire unhappy star Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday morning, the Sixers have improved but simultaneously unbalanced their roster. While they added Butler, a four time all star, to their own collection of top-end talent in 2018-18 DPOY runner-up Joel Embiid and the reigning NBA ROY Ben […] The post Following the Butler trade, what should the Sixers do next? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2018
Joel Embiid addresses the trade centered on Jimmy Butler

Joel Embiid addresses the trade centered on Jimmy Butler

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid recently chimed in on his thoughts regarding their newly acquired star Jimmy Butler, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “If it’s beneficial for me and for the team, then no problem. But if it’s something that I don’t think is going to be good for this franchise, then that’s not okay. I […] The post Joel Embiid addresses the trade centered on Jimmy Butler appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Liberty Ballers Nov 12, 2018
What Does the Jimmy Butler Trade Mean for Markelle Fultz?

What Does the Jimmy Butler Trade Mean for Markelle Fultz?

With Jimmy Buckets coming to town, Markelle Fultz will have to prove he is ready to help the team win now. It didn’t take long for the Old School Chevy to get up and running as the Sixers GM. By trading for Jimmy Butler, Elton Brand has acquired the third star Sixers fans were hoping to pair with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons - an attack-minded player who can get his own shot on all three levels. That should sound familiar. That’s because it was just 17 months ago that the Sixers traded considerable assets to the rival Boston Celtics to move up and draft Markelle Fultz, at the time an...
Liberty Ballers Nov 12, 2018
Markelle Fultz showing early signs of defensive improvement

Markelle Fultz showing early signs of defensive improvement

"He can be an All-Defensive player”. That was the kind of promise the Philadelphia 76ers attached to Markelle Fultz's potential as a defensive menace before this season. Besides replacing JJ Redick in the starting lineup to give the inexperienced 20-year-old some much needed confidence and chemistry with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, an extra dose of athletic defense was the motivation for Brett Brown to make the change. To start the season, though, that wasn’t on display whatsoever. It’s never fair to expect rookies to be positive defenders, especially off the ball when they need to...
Liberty Ballers Nov 12, 2018
How Jimmy Butler fits with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid

How Jimmy Butler fits with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid

The Sixers have their third star. Now, how do they best utilize him? After a mildly disappointing 8-5 start to the 2018 season (now 8-6), the Philadelphia 76ers decided to take a gambit and trade for the disgruntled superstar, Jimmy Butler. Butler — who joined the Timberwolves last year to play with two 20-year-old potential superstars — is headed to an eerily similar situation with the Sixers and its own youthful star duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Evidently, the Wiggins-Towns-Butler trio failed. Tom Thibodeau — even with prior experience in coaching Butler — wasn’t able to...
ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2018
Will Jimmy Butler have beef with Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons?

Will Jimmy Butler have beef with Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons?

The Jimmy Butler saga is over. The Minnesota Timberwolves finally pulled the trigger on a trade for the disgruntled star, agreeing to send him to the Philadelphia 76ers for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a future second-round pick. The Sixers are taking a gamble by acquiring Butler and looking to extend him, but this is, […] The post Will Jimmy Butler have beef with Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2018
Joel Embiid already misses Dario Saric and Robert Covington

Joel Embiid already misses Dario Saric and Robert Covington

For players, getting traded is definitely one of the most difficult things they will experience in their career. The same holds true for the teammates they leave behind. This is certainly the case for Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid who recently admitted that he got emotional upon hearing the news about the blockbuster trade that […] The post Joel Embiid already misses Dario Saric and Robert Covington appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 11, 2018
Andrew Wiggins told Joel Embiid Jimmy Butler ‘would be good’ for Philly

Andrew Wiggins told Joel Embiid Jimmy Butler ‘would be good’ for Philly

Despite rumors that Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler never got along during their time as teammates in the Minnesota Timebrwolves, the former has reportedly had nothing but good things to say about Butler following the blockbuster trade that went down on Saturday with the Sixers. According to Philadelphia Sixers big man Joel Embiid, Wiggins told […] The post Andrew Wiggins told Joel Embiid Jimmy Butler ‘would be good’ for Philly appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Nov 11, 2018
Hornets look to get a road win against the Pistons

Hornets look to get a road win against the Pistons

After a heartbreaking loss in Philadelphia on Friday, the Hornets continue their road trip against the Detroit Pistons. What: Charlotte Hornets (6-6) at Detroit Pistons (6-5) When: 3:30 p.m. EST Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA TV The Charlotte Hornets attempted to make a huge fourth quarter comeback against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. While the effort was certainly there throughout the second half, Joel Embiid was too much to handle. The Hornets dropped another close game to the Sixers which means five of the Hornets six losses...
Liberty Ballers Nov 12, 2018
Sixers vs. Heat: Game Thread

Sixers vs. Heat: Game Thread

Let’s talk about the last game before Philly gets their own ‘Big Three’ Game Time: 7:30 pm EST Watch: NBCSports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Philadelphia 76ers F JJ Redick F Wilson Chandler C Joel Embiid G Markelle Fultz G Ben Simmons Miami Heat F Rodney McGruder F Justise Winslow C Hassan Whiteside G Goran Dragic G Josh Richardson Injury Report: Sixers: We’re healthy! Heat: James Johnson (hernia), Dion Waters (ankle), Dwyane Wade (personal) Referees: Josh Tiven, Ben Taylor, Jacyn Goble
The Sixer Sense Nov 11, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: Defense gets a boost after the Jimmy Butler trade

The Philadelphia 76ers’ defense might get even better with Jimmy Butler in the mix. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler might be the most talented trio outside Golden State. Two top-15 players, as well as another top-30 NBA player, teaming up in a winnable Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers just got a lot more […] Philadelphia 76ers: Defense gets a boost after the Jimmy Butler trade - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Nov 13, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: How Jimmy Butler can help Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers made the biggest trade in the life of the Process, trading away Dario Saric and Robert Covington. While there are some question marks revolving around Jimmy Butler, one thing is certain: he can help Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.  Jimmy Butler is the biggest star the Philadelphia 76ers have traded for since […] Philadelphia 76ers: How Jimmy Butler can help Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Nov 11, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Ben Simmons stepped up

The Philadelphia 76ers should be happy with point guard Ben Simmons as he put together consistently dominant performances throughout this past week. After a dominant three week run, Joel Embiid has been dethroned as the Philadelphia 76ers player of the week. However, Ben Simmons had strung together a week’s worth of strong outings. The consistency […] Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Ben Simmons stepped up - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense Nov 11, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: What the rotation should look like with Jimmy Butler

The Philadelphia 76ers traded for Jimmy Butler. What does that mean for Brett Brown’s rotations. Sitting at 8-6 on the season, the Philadelphia 76ers are beginning to turn the corner. Joel Embiid is playing like an MVP, Ben Simmons is putting up All-Star caliber numbers, and Jimmy Butler will (probably) make his debut on Wednesday. […] Philadelphia 76ers: What the rotation should look like with Jimmy Butler - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers 3 hours ago
Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 16

Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 16

The Sixers fall to 0-1 in the Jimmy Butler era. For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post. Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 7Ben Simmons - 3JJ Redick - 2Robert Covington - 1Dario Saric - 1T.J. McConnell - 1. New star in red, white, and blue. Same old frustrating collapse on the road for the Sixers. Philadelphia blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead, and Terrence Ross’s late three sent the Sixers to the locker room as losers in Jimmy Butler’s Sixers debut. Bell Ringer candidates are as follows: Joel Embiid: 19 points, 13 rebounds, 10...

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