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Report: NBA planning to lift restrictions on two-way contracts

Report: NBA planning to lift restrictions on two-way contracts

Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Paul Reed could have a better chance to get a few minutes for the Sixers now. NBA insider Shams Charania has reported that the NBA plans to remove the 50-game limit on all two-way contracts for the remaining season and postseason. This move will essentially open up an additional two roster spots on all NBA teams. Many teams have found themselves shorthanded as their players have battled the COVID-19 pandemic and injuries. Sources: The NBA and NBPA are planning to eliminate the 50-game limit for two-way contract players this season and to...
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Wells Fargo Center to welcome Sixers fans back after All-Star break

Wells Fargo Center to welcome Sixers fans back after All-Star break

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Following Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announcing revised restrictions for maximum capacity at events, the city of Philadelphia has followed and confirmed that 15 percent capacity will be allowed at indoor events. So, after a long wait, Sixers fans will once again be able to attend games at Wells Fargo Center. Wells Fargo Center has announced that approximately 3,100 fans will be allowed to attend Flyers and Sixers games from March 7, with various guidelines in place. For example, face masks are required at all times, everyone...
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Out of Site: Episode 30 with Tom West | Out Now

Out of Site: Episode 30 with Tom West | Out Now

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Since the win over the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers all star guard Ben Simmons has been on.. a.. TEAR! Defensively, Simmons continues to be at the very least a first team All-NBA defender and should be in the conversation for defensive player of the year. Offensively, Simmons has been unlocked in ways we haven’t seen too often in the career of one Benjamin David Simmons. Tom West joins Adio on the Out of Site podcast to discuss this stretch of games in which Simmons is playing the best basketball of his career and giving us a glimpse of...
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Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers dominant on both ends in win over Indiana

Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers dominant on both ends in win over Indiana

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Note: No traditional recap post for this game. Sixers Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 15Ben Simmons - 7Tobias Harris - 6Shake Milton - 3Tyrese Maxey - 1Dakota Mathias - 1Matisse Thybulle - 1 For a change, the Philadelphia 76ers were on the right side of a lopsided 3-point disparity, knocking down 15 triples, to just eight for the Indiana Pacers, in a convincing 130-114 victory. Philadelphia took control in the second quarter, outscoring Indiana 39-23 in the period to lead by 17 at the half. The Sixers then broke the game wide open...
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Sixers vs. Pacers: 1st Half Thread

Sixers vs. Pacers: 1st Half Thread

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers When: 7:00 pm ET Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers
Mar 1, 2021
Examing the Daryl Morey-Doc Rivers marriage: it’s been all honeymoon so far but could they clash over analytics or personnel eventually?

Examing the Daryl Morey-Doc Rivers marriage: it’s been all honeymoon so far but could they clash over analytics or personnel eventually?

Daryl Morey is at the helm of the Sixers as team President and it’s comforting to know the Sixers once again have one of the best front offices in the sport. Morey’s name is absolutely synonymous with incorporating as much information as humanly, algorithmically, and robotically possible as he builds teams and aides in game plans. He wants to work with people who are always expanding their knowledge base, always questioning, always adapting, always iterating always innovating. I’ll admit I was very skeptical when the Sixers hired Doc Rivers to partner with him. The common...
Mar 1, 2021
Sixers host Pacers with All-Star Break looming

Sixers host Pacers with All-Star Break looming

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Coming off a flat performance in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers return to the court tonight, hosting the Indiana Pacers with just two games remaining before the All-Star break. The Sixers hold just a 0.5-game lead over Brooklyn for first place in the Eastern Conference, after the Nets lost Saturday night as well, 115-98 to the Dallas Mavericks. Tonight’s opponent, Indiana, has dropped three straight games to fall all the way to a tie for ninth place in a crowded middle of the pack in the East. While...
Mar 1, 2021
The Gastroenteritis Blues: (31) The Ringer’s Tyler R. Tynes on The State of The Sixers, The Eagles and The Bachelor | Out Now

The Gastroenteritis Blues: (31) The Ringer’s Tyler R. Tynes on The State of The Sixers, The Eagles and The Bachelor | Out Now

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Gastro Blues is back! First, Steve, Dan and Emily break down the Sixers’ 2-1 week, of course punctuated by a very Sixersy loss to the Cavs on Saturday night. The trio then discusses Kyle Lowry as a potential Sixer, Ben Simmons’ improved play, Tobias keeping a secret from Brett Brown, and predict the week ahead with games against Indiana, Utah and the All-Star game on Sunday. Then The Ringer’s Tyler R. Tynes joins the show. Tynes tells the pod all about his favorite Philadelphia athletes growing up, what he thinks about the state of the...
Feb 27, 2021
Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers’ two stars don’t get much help in ugly loss to Cleveland

Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers’ two stars don’t get much help in ugly loss to Cleveland

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Note: No traditional recap post for this game. Sixers Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 14Ben Simmons - 7Tobias Harris - 6Shake Milton - 3Tyrese Maxey - 1Dakota Mathias - 1Matisse Thybulle - 1 Tonight is the night Tobias Harris became an All-Star. With Philadelphia’s third star sidelined with a bruised knee, the team’s two headliners didn’t receive any help from the supporting cast, losing 112-109 to Cleveland, a defeat all the more painful because we had to suffer through five extra overtime minutes. The Sixers are now in a dead...
Feb 27, 2021
Sixers vs. Cavaliers: 1st Half Thread

Sixers vs. Cavaliers: 1st Half Thread

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers When: 7:00 pm ET Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers
Feb 27, 2021
Why Isaiah Livers should be a target for the Sixers in the 2021 NBA Draft

Why Isaiah Livers should be a target for the Sixers in the 2021 NBA Draft

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports For a team that won’t have a high pick in the upcoming draft, Livers might be the perfect second-round option. I don’t like the University of Michigan. Raised as an Ohio State fan from birth due to #FamilialConnections, the only thing in sports that gave me more joy than a Buckeye win was a Wolverine loss. Sure, the hatred skewed more toward the gridiron than the basketball court, but my disdain for the maize and blue was present nonetheless. I tell you all this because it’s important for you to understand just how good a...
Feb 27, 2021
Sixers continue home stint with second game vs. Cavs

Sixers continue home stint with second game vs. Cavs

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a strong 111-97 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, led by Ben Simmons dominating at both ends of the floor. He smothered Luka Doncic on defense, and continued to attack with the kind of aggressiveness that’s helped drive his leap over the last month. Joel Embiid had a rough offensive game with 5-of-20 shooting, but still produced 23 points thanks to going 11-of-12 at the free throw line and had a major impact on defense. On Saturday, the Sixers are continuing their home stint with their second...
Feb 26, 2021
Tobias Harris’ knee MRI reveals no structural damage, he’s out tomorrow vs. Cavs with contusion

Tobias Harris’ knee MRI reveals no structural damage, he’s out tomorrow vs. Cavs with contusion

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ A sigh of relief for the Sixers, Tobias Harris’ knee injury appears to be of the “not a disaster” variety. While a knee contusion, the diagnosis offered by Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium, is probably not fun, what fans were really on edge about was the possibility of the ten-year forward out of Tennessee who exited the last game against the Mavs, missing extended time. And let’s be honest, you’re never super excited to hear one of your team’s best players needs an MRI for a knee injury. But alas, it seems to...
Feb 26, 2021
Talking About Podcast: Ben Simmons is a Top 20 Player in the NBA right now | Out Now

Talking About Podcast: Ben Simmons is a Top 20 Player in the NBA right now | Out Now

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ Following another dominant defensive performance from Simmons, Dan and Sean debate whether the now 3-time All Star is a top 20 player in the league right now, and what traits are ultimately the most important in evaluating top tier players. Plus some Tyrese Maxey Rising Star candidacy at the end of the pod. LINKS: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Vox Media Podbay
Feb 26, 2021
“I feel like I’m figuring it out”: How Ben Simmons is making a leap

“I feel like I’m figuring it out”: How Ben Simmons is making a leap

Photo by Alex Goodlett/ Simmons is playing the best basketball of his career thanks to a few key improvements. Ben Simmons wasn’t his usual self to start this season. He was coming back from having knee surgery last August, he dealt with some knee soreness in early January, and was uncharacteristically quiet as a scorer through the first few weeks of the season. Over the last month, the now three-time All-Star has gone up a level. Simmons has continued to assert himself as the most versatile defender in the NBA (and one of the league’s best defenders altogether) all...