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What’s causing the Sixers’ recent blown leads?

What’s causing the Sixers’ recent blown leads?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Asking all of you what you consider the main culprit. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Philadelphia 76ers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys. Last week, the Philadelphia 76ers went 2-2. In their two losses, they held leads as big as 21 each time before falling by double-digits. Both the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks quickly extinguished those massive deficits, thanks in part to big second...
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Rotation Trust Level: Assessing the Sixers’ depth ahead of the NBA trade deadline

Rotation Trust Level: Assessing the Sixers’ depth ahead of the NBA trade deadline

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports With the NBA trade deadline a couple days away, we break down our trust level for a few current (for now) Sixers rotation players. Amidst another year of chaos transpiring the week of the NBA trade deadline, the Sixers had themselves a pretty standard week. They picked up a couple wins against the Magic and Spurs before blowing yet another 21-point lead to the New York Knicks. Twenty-five points from Tyrese Maxey led one of the bench’s best games as a unit in San Antonio, but a disastrous all-bench shift in New York sparked the...
Feb 6, 2023
Report: Furkan Korkmaz requests trade ahead of Thursday’s deadline

Report: Furkan Korkmaz requests trade ahead of Thursday’s deadline

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Haven’t we done this before? The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey reported on Monday that Furkan Korkmaz has requested a trade ahead of the NBA trade deadline. This is actually the second time Furk’s requested out. OG fans will remember he asked out in the 2018-19 season, when he wasn’t getting any playing time. He eventually got an opportunity, and excelled in his role. He re-upped with the team on a short-term, low-pay contract, before earning a three-year deal worth $15 million. He’s in the second year of that three-year...
Feb 6, 2023
SB Nation Reacts: Fans want Sixers to prioritize backup center at trade deadline

SB Nation Reacts: Fans want Sixers to prioritize backup center at trade deadline

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports I’ve heard this one before! 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. For almost the entirety of Joel Embiid’s tenure as a Sixer, the backup center spot has been a point of consternation among fans. Philadelphia’s historically had considerable trouble surviving while its superstar center rests. That hasn’t changed in 2023 and is exacerbated by head coach Doc Rivers’...
Feb 6, 2023
If the Sixers won’t play Paul Reed, they should move him at the 2023 NBA trade deadline

If the Sixers won’t play Paul Reed, they should move him at the 2023 NBA trade deadline

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Paul Reed is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, which means this could be his last season with the Sixers either way. Heading into the 2022-23 NBA season, Paul Reed appeared poised to battle with second-year big man Charles Bassey for the Sixers’ primary backup center spot. But when the Sixers signed Montrezl Harrell to a two-year, $5.2 million contract shortly before training camp began, it effectively closed the door on Bassey’s tenure with the team and Reed’s chances of playing major minutes behind Joel...
Feb 5, 2023
Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers road win streak ended by Knicks

Sixers Bell Ringer: Sixers road win streak ended by Knicks

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Sixers continued their short road trip in New York on Sunday evening, but it was hardly the result they were looking for. Sixers Bell Ringer standings Joel Embiid - 15 James Harden - 14 Tyrese Maxey - 7 Tobias Harris - 5 Shake Milton - 4 Paul Reed - 2 De’Anthony Melton - 1 Georges Niang - 1 Montrezl Harrell - 1 Matisse Thybulle - 1 The Sixers’ eight-game win streak on the road was cut short Sunday evening as they fell 108-97 to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Sixers were able to jump out to a quick...
Feb 5, 2023
Another ugly, ugly loss for the Sixers at MSG

Another ugly, ugly loss for the Sixers at MSG

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Much like their loss to the Magic, the Sixers built a huge early lead and watched the Knicks whittle it down in an ugly loss Sunday. For the second time in the last seven days, the Sixers have blown a 21-point first-half lead. The Knicks knocked off the Sixers 108-97 Sunday night behind five double-digit scorers. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 24 points, nine boards, and seven assists, while Joel Embiid led all scorers with 31. Here are some thoughts at the buzzer. First Quarter Some very weird vibes to start this game, as ESPN...
Feb 5, 2023
Sixers-Knicks: second half thread

Sixers-Knicks: second half thread

Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks When: 6 p.m. EST Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City Watch: ESPN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @LibertyBallers
Feb 5, 2023
Sixers-Knicks: first half thread

Sixers-Knicks: first half thread

James Harden lost an All-Star spot to Julius Randle... now they’ll share the floor in a division matchup. Oh and Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris ought to be there too. Game Details Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks When: 6 p.m. EST Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City Watch: ESPN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @LibertyBallers
Feb 5, 2023
Brooklyn Nets have reportedly traded Kyrie Irving to Mavericks, as Sixers title odds continue surging

Brooklyn Nets have reportedly traded Kyrie Irving to Mavericks, as Sixers title odds continue surging

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Wow. The Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets tenure has officially ended. Luka Doncic has a new teammate. Wow. Well that happened in a New York minute. Kyrie Irving requested a trade on Friday of last week. And not two full days later, Joe Tsai and Mark Cuban and their respective front office teams apparently hashed it all out. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Irving is being traded to the Dallas Mavericks for 3-and-D wing Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a first-round pick, and multiple second-round picks....
Feb 5, 2023
The Weekly Run It Back: Mixed-bag week for Sixers; Harden snubbed for All-Star

The Weekly Run It Back: Mixed-bag week for Sixers; Harden snubbed for All-Star

Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via It was an eventful week on and off the court for the Sixers. Welcome to Run It Back! In this weekly series, we will summarize the week overall and recap each Sixers’ game from the previous week (Sunday to Saturday). As for Sixers news this week, Joel Embiid was selected as a reserve for the All-Star Game, as expected after he was not picked as a starter. But there was one surprise — no James Harden. Despite being on pace to lead the league in assists per game as well as currently sitting seventh on the MVP ladder, the guard was...
Feb 5, 2023
Report: Sixers have called Pistons about Nerlens Noel

Report: Sixers have called Pistons about Nerlens Noel

Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Another Process Sixer is being reconnected with Philly in trade rumors. Yesterday we received the fun news that the Blue Coats have acquired Jahlil Okafor, and now there’s a trade report that the Sixers have inquired about Nerlens Noel? What a nostalgic, full circle time for the Sixers. As The Athletic's James L. Edwards III has reported in an article summing up recent Detroit trade buzz, the Sixers are one of six teams that have recently called the Pistons about Noel: Per league sources, the Heat, Nuggets, Mavericks, Kings, 76ers and...
Feb 5, 2023
Sixer of the Week: A somewhat listless 2-1 week against lottery foes

Sixer of the Week: A somewhat listless 2-1 week against lottery foes

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Duking it out with the Magic and Spurs doesn’t clarify the ceiling for this Sixers club, but they remain near the top of the standings. 2023 Sixer of the Week Award Winners:Joel Embiid - 2James Harden - 1 The Sixers had a potential 10-game winning streak in their sights. All they had to do was not blow a 21-point lead at home to Orlando. Alas, their then-seven-game winning streak was snapped in Monday’s 119-109 loss to the Magic. Not the first 20-plus-point advantage we’ve seen slip away from Doc Rivers’ club in The Center. Fortunately,...
Feb 5, 2023
Can Joel Embiid make it to 16-1 all-time vs. New York Knicks?

Can Joel Embiid make it to 16-1 all-time vs. New York Knicks?

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ The Sixers take Manhattan... let’s hope this one is as fun as Christmas was. It’s the first Sunday without NFL football since September, and we’ve got a division matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. When these Eastern Conference Atlantic Division teams met back in early November both James Harden and Joel Embiid were injured so it was the Tyrese Maxey show. Still, Philadelphia possessed a ten-point lead with under seven minutes remaining in the fourth, led by ‘Rese Lightning’s eventual 31 points. But the...
Feb 4, 2023
Report: Hawks join list of teams interested in Matisse Thybulle

Report: Hawks join list of teams interested in Matisse Thybulle

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Hawks join the Kings and Warriors as another team with reported interest in Thybulle. The 2023 NBA trade deadline is just days away, and while the Sixers aren't involved in any major rumors, names like Matisse Thybulle continue to appear. According to Marc Stein, the latest team to enter the mix of teams interested in Thybulle is the Hawks. According to @TheSteinLine, the Hawks are also interested in Matisse Thybulle."I don’t know that the Hawks will be the ultimate landing spot," he writes, "but ... the prospect of Thybulle getting...