9:15 PM EST, Wed January 17, 2018
9 hours ago
Where in the World is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot?

Where in the World is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot?

Let’s try to get to the bottom of the mysterious regression of TLC. Over the course of the season, the Sixers bench has been unbearable to watch. They rank 26th in the NBA in bench points per game, scoring a whopping 27.4 points a game; that accounts for 26.2% of the Sixers total offense. While I love yelling at Jerryd Bayless as much as the next guy, a big part of the lack of production from the bench is stemming from the regression of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Timothe, the 22-year-old second year player from France, had his coming out party late last season for the injury riddled...
11 hours ago
NBA Trade Deadline 2018: The Sixers Seem Unlikely to Make Waves

NBA Trade Deadline 2018: The Sixers Seem Unlikely to Make Waves

Will Bryan Colangelo put off all team-building for the offseason, or will he make his first moves towards building the long-term Sixers of the future? The NBA trade deadline, like the start of the season, has been bumped up this year. We’re just 22 days away from this season’s cut-off point. The Sixers aren’t looking to take on salary dumps in exchange for stockpiling picks for the now second year in a row. It still feels a little foreign. So what shape are they in? Let’s discuss: Buyer or Seller? Looking forward to next year, the Sixers will have just over $31 million in cap space...
Jan 16, 2018
JJ Redick Will Only Miss a “Short Window of Time”

JJ Redick Will Only Miss a “Short Window of Time”

Injury-themed WOJBOMB: Sixers guard JJ Redick’s left leg injury isn’t serious and he will likely miss only a short window of time, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 17, 2018 This is great news about Redick, who most respondents voted as the Sixers non-Simmons/Embiid MVP in last game’s Halftime Hangout. JJ seemed to bang knees with a Raptors player in the second half of the Sixers’ game on Monday. He left the court under his own power (and returned to watch the end of the game) but was in noticeable discomfort.
Jan 16, 2018
Ben Simmons gaining confidence at the free throw line is a scary thought

Ben Simmons gaining confidence at the free throw line is a scary thought

A point-forward hybrid who can’t shoot, Simmons is starting to figure out his form at the free throw line, and that should scare other teams Ben Simmons has taken the NBA by storm this season, and for good reason. Along with Joel Embiid, Simmons has led the Sixers to the verge of playoff contention, and with a large chunk of the season still to be played, there’s reason to believe the team can make some noise. Even with all of the great things Simmons does on the court there are still a few things that he needs to improve on in order to completely dominate the league. It’s quickly...
Jan 15, 2018
Sixers sign point guard Demetrius Jackson to two-way contract

Sixers sign point guard Demetrius Jackson to two-way contract

Jackson played sparingly for both the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets prior to signing with Philadelphia. The Sixers used their first two G League contracts on guard Jacob Pullen and forward James Michael McAdoo but eventually opted to look for other options on the market. Philadelphia waived Pullen on Jan. 4, signed the Wisconsin Herd's James Young on a two-way deal, and according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, the Sixers will release McAdoo in order to sign point guard and former second-round pick Demetrius Jackson. Sources: Philadelphia is signing Rockets free agent guard...
Jan 15, 2018
Ben Simmons Suggested that He and Kyle Lowry Meet in the Hallway

Ben Simmons Suggested that He and Kyle Lowry Meet in the Hallway

With just 6 seconds left in the game, Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry got into a little altercation at center court, leading to the ejection of both players. As Simmons was leaving the court, he seemed to suggest that he and Lowry meet backstage and has it out. Lowry seemed real into it: Simmons told Lowry to meet him in the tunnel pic.twitter.com/1VLrOd8I9O— Philly Sports (@MadeForPhilly) January 15, 2018 Looked like Simmons suggested he and Lowry should continue their 'conversation' in the tunnel after both were ejected. Lowry (paraphrasing) said let's go and sprinted to the...
Jan 15, 2018
Sixers Finally Hold a Game After Losing a Late Double-Digit Lead, beat the Raptors 117-111

Sixers Finally Hold a Game After Losing a Late Double-Digit Lead, beat the Raptors 117-111

A chippy, frustrating game ends with the Sixers finally escaping against Toronto with a victory. I saved those images early since it seemed like the T.J. McConnell/DeMar DeRozan standoff may be the game’s most notable moment. It wasn’t. In classic Sixers fashion, they nearly blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead. In non-Sixers fashion, they escaped with the win. It wasn’t pretty. Even before Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry were both ejected with 6.5 seconds left in the game, the Sixers had spent the better part of the fourth quarter trying to hand the Raptors...
Jan 15, 2018
Sixers-Raptors Game Preview and Start Time

Sixers-Raptors Game Preview and Start Time

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s watch some basketball. You can only say so much about the Raptors/Sixers matchup. It’s the season finale between these two teams, and it couldn’t come soon enough. In their first three meetings, the Raptors outscored the Sixers by a combined 55 points. It hasn’t been pretty. DeMar DeRozan, a career 29.2% three-point shooter, has wrecked the Sixers this season, going for an average of 34.7 points per game while shooting 58.8% from range. It’s absurd. In those same games, the Sixers have shot a combined 30% from distance. There’s no real...
Jan 15, 2018
Making the Grade: The Sixers’ Mid-Season Report Card

Making the Grade: The Sixers’ Mid-Season Report Card

After today’s game against the Raptors, the Sixers will be just one game shy of the mid-season mark. With that in mind, we thought it would be worth looking at the team’s performance so far and grading each individual player, and then asking you how you’d rate them. For the fan vote grade: If 50% of more of the vote on Twitter was for one grade, that’s the grade. If the highest voted letter grade doesn’t have at least 50%, the 2nd highest grade (above or below) determines if it’s a + or -. Fan ratings taken after 5 hours of open voting. Ben Simmons: A (Fan Vote: A, 65%) ...
Jan 14, 2018
I, Jonah: Taking A Look At Sixers Stash Pick, Jonah Bolden

I, Jonah: Taking A Look At Sixers Stash Pick, Jonah Bolden

For Jonah, Forever Ago On June 22nd, 2017 the Sixers used the first of their four second round picks to select a 6’10” Australian power forward from the Serbian league, Jonah Bolden. Before entering the Serbian league, Bolden attended UCLA for two years, and after some academic problems and an overall feeling that he was being underutilized on the Bruins squad, he decided to forgo his final years of eligibility and head to the Serbian league to prepare for the NBA (In case you’re wondering, no, he never played with Lonzo at UCLA. Jonah’s first year abroad was the first year of the...
Jan 13, 2018
A Simulated Path Into the Sixers’ Future(s): Part 4, the Final Frontier

A Simulated Path Into the Sixers’ Future(s): Part 4, the Final Frontier

After winning the NBA Title in three different years through three different alternate timelines, let’s get weird. An explanation of the series and Sim 1 is here Sim 2 is here Sim 3 is here. A reminder of some of the ground rules before we hop in: I’ll be using downloaded draft classes (from NBA2kCreationz on PS4) for as far into the future as I can, and also turning on 2k’s storyline stuff with the prospects which should shuffle up the order of the picks a bit, leading to even more spinoff-universes. I’ll have to play with “force trades” on because 2k doesn’t QUITE nail the...
Jan 12, 2018
It’s time for the #FreeRichaun Movement

It’s time for the #FreeRichaun Movement

For almost no reason at all, Richaun Holmes went from important bench piece to daily inactive. He needs to be freed to hit the floor. Richaun Holmes has mouth watering potential. He’s an athletic freak who is constantly improving something in his game, yet he has been stuck on the Sixers bench seemingly all year. Richaun is not the perfect player, but he does the necessary things well enough that he should garner some consideration for playing time over veterans like Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker. The Sixers have been strapped for competent bench players all season, and at this point it...
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...
Jan 11, 2018
Sixers Go Up on the Celtics by 22 and Then Tumble Aimlessly to an 11-Point Loss in London

Sixers Go Up on the Celtics by 22 and Then Tumble Aimlessly to an 11-Point Loss in London

Sixers fly across the ocean and give a new, international audience a masterclass in breaking your fans’ hearts. Here’s a little inside baseball: As the Site Manager or Editor or whatever you want to call me here, I manage the game coverage schedule, to work along with everyone’s other commitments. Logically, therefore, I get first pick of games I want to do coverage for. It’s a nice benefit, but I’m beginning to think I may not be the best at it. Here’s a complete record of the games I have done previews/live tweets/recaps for this year: 109-105 Win against the...
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