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The Sixers head to Oklahoma City to tackle the Thunder

The Sixers head to Oklahoma City to tackle the Thunder

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The 1-1 Philadelphia 76ers travel to Oklahoma City to take on the winless Thunder. The Sixers opened the year with a road win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Then they dropped the home opener to the Brooklyn Nets in heartbreaking fashion. The Sixers were, of course, without Ben Simmons in each of those contests. The former top pick from 2016, who would like to be traded, got himself ejected from practice ahead of the Pelicans game. Friday it was reported that he told the team he is not mentally ready to play at this time, ahead of the Nets...
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Jaden Springer and Aaron Henry assigned to Delaware Blue Coats

Jaden Springer and Aaron Henry assigned to Delaware Blue Coats

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Take good care of them, Delaware Ahead of the team’s game tonight in Oklahoma City, the Philadelphia 76ers made some moves at the back end of the roster. Per a team official, rookie first-round pick Jaden Springer and rookie two-way player have both been assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats: Jaden Springer has been assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats. He and two-way player Aaron Henry will join the team's G League training camp starting tomorrow, per #Sixers official— Justin Grasso (@JGrasso_) October 24, 2021 The Blue Coats do not open...
Oct 23, 2021
Five Overreactions: Embiid’s knee, Doc disappoints, Maxey-Mania, Minivan & Penguin, Ben Simmons optimism

Five Overreactions: Embiid’s knee, Doc disappoints, Maxey-Mania, Minivan & Penguin, Ben Simmons optimism

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Just a couple of games into the season and the Sixers are 1-1. Uncharacteristically, it was the road game they won and the home game they lost. But for much of that home loss, which came at the hands of the odds-on finals favorite Nets, the Sixers appeared in control of things. Reactions aren’t nearly as fun as overreactions. Here are 5 overreactions from Friday’s 114-109 defeat. I’ll give you two negative ones and three positive ones just in case you’re already contemplating a break from fanhood like Liberty Ballers’ Dan...
Oct 23, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: Voters mum on Sixers’ NBA Finals odds, Joel Embiid’s MVP chances

SB Nation Reacts: Voters mum on Sixers’ NBA Finals odds, Joel Embiid’s MVP chances

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The survey says... well, pessimistic things about the Sixers. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Philadelphia 76ers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. As the 2021-22 NBA regular season commences, fans don’t give the Philadelphia 76ers or their franchise superstar, Joel Embiid, much of a chance to make permanent waves throughout the league this year. In this week’s SB Nation Reacts poll, 3% of voters tabbed the Sixers to win...
Oct 23, 2021
I need a break from the Sixers

I need a break from the Sixers

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Somehow, this is a low point in my lifelong fandom. I haven’t written for the site in a while. I’ve certainly never written anything this emotional. But leaving the Nets game Friday night, I had so much to say. For the first time in my life, I need a break from this team. I’ve seen dark times with the Philadelphia 76ers. I caught almost every game of the 10-72 season. I watched the Kawhi shot fall and, through all my disappointment, thought “better luck next year.” I bought into the Al Horford team as soon as it was conceived,...
Oct 22, 2021
Embiid, Harris react to Simmons addressing team

Embiid, Harris react to Simmons addressing team

Photo by Michael Reaves/ After a brutal loss to the Nets, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris were asked about Ben Simmons addressing the team earlier in the day. Ahead of Friday night’s home opener against the Nets, Joel Embiid addressed the crowd in attendance at The Center. It’s customary for a leader of the team to send a message to the fans before the first game, thanking them for their continued supported. Embiid did that, but also made sure to mention one member of his team that wasn’t in attendance. “A lot has happened in the last few months,” Embiid said,...
Oct 22, 2021
Podcast: Sixers can’t close out Nets & Ben Simmons addresses teammates

Podcast: Sixers can’t close out Nets & Ben Simmons addresses teammates

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Sixers were outscored 16-1 over the final 5:33 and came up short against Brooklyn. It’s a new season, but the same old problem for the Philadelphia 76ers closing out games against quality opponents. In this episode, Jas Kang and Sean Kennedy discuss the 16-1 Brooklyn run to end the game, leading to the 114-109 Nets victory. What do the Sixers need to do better offensively late in games? What was Doc Rivers doing holding onto his challenges and timeouts? Then, Sean and Jas dive into the latest Ben Simmons development, after the former first...
Oct 22, 2021
Sixers Bell Ringer: Seth Curry’s torrid shooting not enough as Philadelphia goes cold late in loss to Brooklyn

Sixers Bell Ringer: Seth Curry’s torrid shooting not enough as Philadelphia goes cold late in loss to Brooklyn

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Everything looked sweet through 3.5 quarters, but NBA games are four quarters long. Sixers Bell Ringer regular season standings Furkan Korkmaz: 1 In their first nationally televised contest of the year, the Philadelphia 76ers squared off against a division foe, the Brooklyn Nets. Despite holding a 10-point lead under the six-minute mark of the fourth quarter, they fell 114-109 and moved to 1-1 on the season. It’s time to talk Bell Ringer. Let’s get to it. Seth Curry: 23 points, four rebounds, two blocks, one steal After a quiet...
Oct 22, 2021
Sixers drop home opener to Nets as offense goes dark late

Sixers drop home opener to Nets as offense goes dark late

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Sixers were ahead for most of the night, but their offense couldn’t buy a bucket late vs. the Nets. It was just the regular season home opener, but it sure didn’t feel like it. After being in front for most of the game, the Sixers let up an 11-1 run to close the game and lost to the Nets, 114-109, at the Wells Fargo Center Friday night. It felt eerily similar to how a few of the games in the Atlanta series ended a few months ago. The Sixers are now 1-1 on the young season. Ben Simmons, who reportedly informed his teammates ahead of...
Oct 22, 2021
Sixers vs. Nets: 1st Half Thread

Sixers vs. Nets: 1st Half Thread

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Game Info Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets When: 7:30 pm ET, October 22, 2021 Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Watch: ESPN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers
Oct 22, 2021
Report: Sixers’ Ben Simmons ‘not mentally ready to play to his expectations’ yet

Report: Sixers’ Ben Simmons ‘not mentally ready to play to his expectations’ yet

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The All-Star guard doesn’t appear set to make his season debut in the near future. Hours ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers’ home opener against the Brooklyn Nets, it looks unlikely they’ll have the services of their All-Star guard, Ben Simmons, as they take on a title contender. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “Simmons met with Sixers’ medical professionals and coach Doc Rivers today and informed them that he’s not mentally ready to play to his expectations now.” Wojnarowski also reported that Simmons met with...
Oct 22, 2021
Furkan Korkmaz’s contract will continue to age well

Furkan Korkmaz’s contract will continue to age well

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Most were unsure if Furkan Korkmaz would even be a Sixer going forward just a few months ago. It wasn’t that the Sixers didn’t want him back, it was more so the very real possibility that another team would offer a deal he couldn’t turn down. The modern NBA values shooting more than anything, and Korkmaz is one of the most underrated shooters in the entire league. The Cleveland Cavaliers are just one example of a team that had constant interest in him over the past few years. They were even rumored to be in some contract talks just a...
Oct 22, 2021
Sixers face Brooklyn Nets for 2021-22 home opener

Sixers face Brooklyn Nets for 2021-22 home opener

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The start of the Sixers’ 2021-22 campaign hasn’t been able to escape the constant drama surrounding Ben Simmons, but scattered around the ongoing Simmons situation, there’s actually some basketball to be played. On Friday, the Sixers get to return to Philly for their home opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Joel Embiid is listed as questionable with right knee soreness after bothering his knee slightly on Wednesday against New Orleans. Seeing as this is nothing major and the Nets are a top opponent, it still feels like there’s a good chance...
Oct 21, 2021
Podcast: Daryl Morey speaks, plus super-agent Leigh Steinberg discusses the Sixers/Ben Simmons drama

Podcast: Daryl Morey speaks, plus super-agent Leigh Steinberg discusses the Sixers/Ben Simmons drama

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Simmons showed up to the Sixers’ training facility and said he is dealing with back issues. He ultimately left without conducting his scheduled on-court workout. The Ben Simmons soap opera took another just a day after the Philadelphia 76ers started their season with a 115-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. After being suspended by the team for refusing to participate in a defensive drill on Tuesday, the former No. 1 overall pick was back at the team’s training facility for a scheduled individual workout. Instead, Simmons...
Oct 21, 2021
Daryl Morey weighs in on the Ben Simmons latest: ‘This could (go on for) four years’

Daryl Morey weighs in on the Ben Simmons latest: ‘This could (go on for) four years’

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Ben Simmons-76ers stalemate marches on. At times it feels as if the more twists and turns we get in this saga the more things ultimately stay the same. Simmons would love to be traded. The Sixers would love to honor his request...if and only if they could return a true difference maker in return for the three-time All-Star. That type of blockbuster (which might theoretically land Damian Lillard or Bradley Beal) isn’t currently on the table. The Sixers are 1-0 and set to face the Nets on Friday in their home opener. But it doesn’t...