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Sir Charles on the 76ers & Tanking

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

barkley12Sixers legend Charles Barkley has no shortage of opinions on the rebuilding process Sam Hinkie and this franchise have embarked on since early last summer.  Back in August 2013 “Sir Charles” told the WIP Morning Show crew that he was “disappointed” with the way the Sixers fired their assistant coaches; that he didn’t understand why they waited until after the draft to hire a coach; doesn’t think tanking works and that he doesn’t “believe in that analytical crap.”

Tuesday on ESPN’s Mike & Mike Show, Charles again was not at a loss for words when it came to the 76ers a well as tanking in the NBA.  The odd thing is, based on his comments to Mike & Mike, Barkley seems to have come full circle on Hinkie and the Sixers rebuilding techniques.


Allen Iverson Celebratory Link Dump

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

iversondreanteamedited“I love y’all, and now it’s time to party.” – Allen Iverson

We thought the Iverson jersey retirement ceremony was very well done and Mike Sielski of agrees with us.

Ben Golliver of’s The Point Forward blog has a great post (with photos) of last night’s events.

Yahoo Sports has a video tribute of Iverson’s Top 10 plays as a Sixer.  The Tyrone Lue step over play comes in at #4.  C’mon…


Hawes is a C-YA

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

hawesstpaddysdayIn case you have not been on Twittter in the last 20 minutes, the 76ers have traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers , Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting.  League sources told Woj that the Sixers will receive two second-round draft picks in exchange for Spencer.

As we all know, Hawes is having a career year — 13 points and 8.5 rebounds — for the Sixers this season.  However, as we documented here at Philadunkia, Spence’s production dropped off in January, has hit rock bottom in February and he played simply awful vs. Cleveland the other night.

I guess Cleveland chose to ignore those facts.

I would love to see Dion Waiters reaction when he hears this news.


Time for Sam’s Club Pricing?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

samhinkiepressereditedThe swirling trade rumors haven’t let up regarding the Sixers’ big three as we’re now just a little over 24 hours away from the February 20th, 3PM trade deadline.

Last night’s matchup against the Cavaliers could have been the last time we see the Sixers’ core veterans on the same court together.  Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young, could have played their last game for an organization that they’ve given their blood, sweat and tears to for the past 4-7 years.

All eyes are on Sam Hinkie to try and make something happen, but it’s rumored that his asking price has been way too high for potential suitors, including the San Antonio Spurs.


Notes, Links & Tweets

Monday, January 13th, 2014

JaneenMasiejczyk_SixersDanceTeamMemphis head coach Josh Pastnor has some deep Philly roots and ohhh yeah…his family may have video tape of Wilt’s 100-point game.

For…David Thorpe of ranks the rookies in the Association.  Hint: MCW does well in this ranking.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Australian draft lottery prospect Dante Exum has met with agents and may be headed to the NBA.

Speaking of the 2014 Draft, has the Sixers selecting Julius Randle in the 5th spot and a PG at #12.

A quick “76ers” search on pulls up hundreds of ticket ads and this ball signed by Barkley and Iverson.


Top 5 Moments of the First 15 Games

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

2getherwebuildmantracopyThe 76ers are now 15 games into the 2013-14 season and to say it has been a roller coaster ride is an understatement.

A 3-0 start that included a home opening win over Miami and a thrilling 3-point victory over Chicago, was followed by losses in 8 of the next 10 games.

Memorable offensive performances by Spencer Hawes, Michael Carter Williams and James Anderson have been countered with nightly defensive efforts of the Swiss cheese variety.

I think you get the picture…This team is young and still getting to know each other. Thus the 76ers are subject to drastic swings in their level of play.  But surprise, this post is about highlighting the positive moments from October and November.

After the jump we’ll take a look at our Top 5 moments (via video) from the first 15 games of 2013-14.


Notes, Links & Tweets

Monday, November 11th, 2013

krystalDid you know…Evan Turner is averaging 23.4 ppg. on 52% FGs and 58% on 2-point attempts.  His trade value has never been higher.  Deal him. Deal him now.

According to Fox Sports Ohio, the Sixers have suitors for Turner, right now.

Andrew Unterberger discusses how good Turner has been this season and looks at similar stretches of play ET has put up in the past.  Great read.

The Sixers played exciting basketball and lost on Saturday night, which is ideal tanking.  Meanwhile, the C’s beat the Heat on Saturday night and the Suns beat the Pelicans on Sunday.  It was a great weekend for the #WinlessforWiggins campaign.


Wiggins Watch: Episode II

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

wigginsblackbckdrop“He’s got to take everyone’s best shot every night and I didn’t think he really brought it.”

That line was uttered by Kansas head coach Bill Self following a brief benching of Andrew Wiggins Tuesday night in KUs’ final preseason game vs. Fort Hays State.  Wiggins being benched may incite a fair amount of over reaction in the basketball world, especially among the Kansas faithful, but in reality it isn’t a big deal in the long run.


An Interesting Take on Tanking

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

wigginsThis morning on SportsCenter, ESPN basketball scribe Jeff Goodman came on the air to discuss his upcoming ESPN The Magazine article which basically explores the topic of tanking in the NBA.  In the article, an anonymous NBA general manager  admitted to Goodman that losing “a lot of games this year” would be what is is best for his franchise.

Now, any number of GM’s or heads of Basketball Operations in the League could have given these interesting quotes to Goodman, but the the odds on favorites would be Lon Babby (Phoenix Suns), Dennis Lindsey (Utah Jazz) and the 7-6’s own Sam Hinkie.

Check out the video after the jump.


A Rival Scout on the Sixers

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

turnerblackbackdropeditedAs we all know, a number of major online and print outlets have already released their 2013-14 NBA Previews.  This week, Sports Illustrated’s NBA preview issue finally hit new stands and like all of the other previews we have read, the SI breakdown of the upcoming 76ers season was not kind.

Sports Illustrated picked the 7-6 to finish 15th in the East, but for me that was no surprise and to be honest it wasn’t that interesting.  What was interesting to read in SI was the “Enemy Lines” portion of the 76ers preview in which a rival scout analyzed last year’s Sixers as well as Brett Brown & Co.

After the jump, a breakdown of the Sixers by an NBA scout.