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Liberty Ballers Jan 20, 2018
Podcast: Joel Embiid is an All-Star, But will Ben Simmons Make the Cut?

Podcast: Joel Embiid is an All-Star, But will Ben Simmons Make the Cut?

Episode 54 of the Stepover Pod Max and Jim talk about the Sixers’ up-and-down 2017-18 season, provide a maybe-not-so-grim take on Markelle Fultz’ shooting form, and break down Ben Simmons’ chances of making the All-Star team as a reserve alongside starter Joel Embiid.
Liberty Ballers Jan 12, 2018
Okay, We Have to Talk About Markelle

Okay, We Have to Talk About Markelle

Less than two weeks ago, Jeff Gonick wrote a piece here where he offered to buy up all the Markelle Fultz stock you were selling. It was well-researched, well-reasoned, and well-thought out. Still, he should probably hit an ATM. Since Fultz’s shoulder...let’s call it an “issue”...we’ve seen very little by way of clear footage and evidence of his shot. Before yesterday, here’s what we had: Fultz working on some dribble pull ups now pic.twitter.com/KVx197vboL— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 5, 2018 Okay, we had more, but not much and it wasn’t too dissimilar. Those...
Liberty Ballers Jan 11, 2018
Sixers-Celtics in London Game Thread

Sixers-Celtics in London Game Thread

Game Time: 3:00 PM Location: O2 Arena, London, England TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia/NBATV Radio: 97.5 the Fanatic Projected Starters - 76ers: G - Ben Simmons G - JJ Redick F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid Celtics: G - Kyrie Irving G - Jaylen Brown F - Jayson Tatum F - Al Horford C - Aron Baynes Injuries: Sixers - Markelle Fultz (out), Furkan Korkmaz (out), Amir Johnson (out) Celtics - Gordon Hayward (out) Officials: Rodney Mott (#71), David Guthrie (#16), Leon Wood (#40) Game Preview: Here The Enemy: CelticsBlog
Liberty Ballers Jan 6, 2018
A Simulated Path Into the Sixers’ Future(s): Part 1

A Simulated Path Into the Sixers’ Future(s): Part 1

Every season when the newest version of NBA2k comes out, a bunch of people will simulate seasons and franchises for a fun way to take a look into a team’s future. I’m going to go ahead and assume none of those predicted a Markelle Fultz shoulder/whatever issue, that Jahlil Okafor trade, and elsewhere, the emergence of Donovan Mitchell (and the slow start to Lonzo Ball). Now, we’re nearing the season’s midway point which gives us a couple of advantages. First, we’ve got built in records for nearly half of a season. Second, we’ve got updated rosters and ratings to lead to a more...
Liberty Ballers Jan 5, 2018
Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Sixers-Pistons Game Thread

Embiid says he’s playing, so we’re looking for the Sixers to take the season series against the Pistons. Game Time: 7:00 pm EST Watch: NBCSports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Detroit Pistons F Reggie Bullock F Tobias Harris C Andre Drummond (questionable) G Ish Smith G Avery Bradley Philadelphia 76ers F Robert Covington F Dario Saric C Joel Embiid G JJ Redick G Ben Simmons Injury Report: Thunder – Reggie Jackson, Jon Leuer, Stanley Johnson (doubtful) Sixers - Markelle Fultz, Furkan Korkmaz Referees: Tom Washington, Sean Corbin, Tre Maddox
Liberty Ballers Jan 5, 2018
Markelle Fultz, The Return: Let’s Speculate

Markelle Fultz, The Return: Let’s Speculate

Come with me, and we’ll be, in a world of pure speculation.... Everyday, it’s a gettin’ closer Goin’ faster than a roller coaster Markelle Fultz will soon come our way A hey, a hey hey We have resisted doing a speculative “When is Markelle Fultz Going to Return” post here because, well, it’s entirely speculative. But it certainly seems like we’re getting closer, and there’s gonna be a lot of time to talk about it as the Sixers take the long road trip to London and back, so: When is Markelle Fultz going to return? We’ve seen increased activity from Fultz this week, like...
Liberty Ballers Jan 4, 2018
Sixers Mailbag: First Round Picks, Free Agency, and Markelle Fultz

Sixers Mailbag: First Round Picks, Free Agency, and Markelle Fultz

It’s the most wonderful Sixers time of the year. A time when everything is possible, when miracles can come true: It’s January. And to honor that - and ease us into a stretch with only two games in the next 11 days, let me take and attempt to answer some of your questions. It’s mailbag time. Do you see Sixers dangling they’re own 1st round pick for anyone at the deadline?— Joey DeLuca (@JoeyDeLuca11) January 3, 2018 Are we going to have to include our 2018 1st rounder in a deal to unload Bayless? 2019 can't be traded due to the protections, 2nd rounders not enough. Would...
Liberty Ballers Jan 3, 2018
Sixers-Spurs: Game Thread

Sixers-Spurs: Game Thread

The Sixers look to stay win their 3rd straight, this time against an undermanned Spurs team Game Time: 7:00 PM EST Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters: Philadelphia 76ers PG: Ben Simmons SG: JJ Redick SF: Robert Covington PF: Dario Saric C: Joel Embiid San Antonio Spurs PG: Patty Mills SG: Bryn Forbes SF: Kyle Anderson PF: LaMarcus Aldridge C: Pau Gasol Injury Report: Sixers: Markelle Fultz (shoulder), and Furkan Korkmaz (foot) are both out for the foreseeable future, and Justin Anderson (shin) expects to be back soon Spurs: Kawhi Leonard (rest), Tony...
Liberty Ballers Jan 2, 2018
I Will Buy All Your Markelle Fultz Stock

I Will Buy All Your Markelle Fultz Stock

I don’t generally understand economics. The last time I tried to read about Bitcoin I’m pretty sure I had a small seizure. I assume the only reason people buy ‘The Economist’ is so people can see them pretending to read ‘The Economist.’ I’m even too lenient with my rent collecting to be any good at Monopoly. The one tenet of investing that I do understand, because of its idiot-proof simplicity, is ‘Buy low, sell high.’ And if this article from Sports Illustrated, this article from The Ringer, this article from Bleacher Report, this Bill Simmons podcast, and this ‘Fultz...
Liberty Ballers Jan 2, 2018
Markelle Fultz Update: Time is a Human Construct

Markelle Fultz Update: Time is a Human Construct

A little over a year ago, a group of physicists posited - and weren’t the first to do so - that time isn’t real. Basically they argued that the concept of time is “an illusion made up of human memories,” and since linear time doesn’t truly exist, “everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW.” So in a sense, Markelle Fultz is already back. In the reality we have constructed based around the linear passage of time, however, he’s not. The Sixers released a medical update on Fultz today in which they did not give a timeline for his return (because, as...
Liberty Ballers Dec 28, 2017
Sixers vs. Trailblazers Game Thread

Sixers vs. Trailblazers Game Thread

Game Time: 10:30 PM Location: Moda Center, Portland, OR TV: TNT Projected Starters - 76ers: G - Ben Simmons G - Jerryd Bayless F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid Trailblazers: G - CJ McCollum G - Shabazz Napier F - Al-Farouq Aminu F - Evan Turner C - Jusuf Nurkic Injuries: Sixers - Markelle Fultz (out), Furkan Korkmaz (out) Trailblazers - Damian Lillard (out), Noah Vonleh (out), CJ Wilcox (out)
Blazersedge Dec 28, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The 76ers beat the Blazers by 20 points last matchup, and it wasn’t even that close. Portland Trail Blazers (17-16) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-18) Thursday, December 28th - 7:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Noah Vonleh (questionable)76ers injuries: Robert Covington (questionable), Joel Embiid (questionable), Markelle Fultz (out)How to watch on TV: TNTHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Liberty Ballers After a four-day break, the Portland Trail Blazers are back in action, taking on Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers. The layoff...
Liberty Ballers Dec 25, 2017
Sixers vs. Knicks Game Thread

Sixers vs. Knicks Game Thread

Game Time: 12:00 PM Location: Madison Square Garden TV: ESPN Radio: 97.5 the Fanatic Projected Starters - 76ers : G - Ben Simmons G - Jerryd Bayless F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Joel Embiid (questionable) Projected Starters - Knicks G - Jarrett Jack G - Courtney Lee F - Lance Thomas F - Kristaps Porzingis C - Enes Kanter Injuries Sixers: Markelle Fultz (shoulder - out), Justin Anderson (shin splints - out), Joel Embiid (back - iffy), Furkan Korkmaz (foot - out), JJ Redick (hamstring - offy) Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg - out) Notes: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to...
Liberty Ballers Dec 23, 2017
Sixers Raptors Game Thread 2: Jurassic Boogaloo

Sixers Raptors Game Thread 2: Jurassic Boogaloo

Sixers try not to lose again Game Time: 5:00 PM Location: Air Canada Centre TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus (+) Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Starters - 76ers G - Ben Simmons G - Jerryd Bayless F - Robert Covington F - Dario Saric C - Amir Johnson Projected Starters - Raptors G - Kyle Lowry G - DeMar DeRozan F - OG Anunoby F - Serge Ibaka C - Jonas Valanciunas Injuries Everybody hurts: Joel Embiid (back), Markelle Fultz (shoulder), J.J. Redick (hamstring), Furkan Korkmaz (foot), and Justin Anderson (shin) are out for the Sixers. Bebe Nogueira is out for the Raptors. Refs James Capers,...

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