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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
02/28/13 12:07 pm EST

A great “open letter” style email piece to Sixers ownership from Jason Wolf at delawareonline.com.  A MUST READ.

John Finger at csnphilly.com thinks the Sixers organization need to “flip the script” and looks at the Sixers horrible tendency to shoot from “the yard”.  Something we have been complaining about all year. 

Video commentary by Stephen A. Smith  & Skip Bayless on DC’s meltdown.

From Yahoo Sports, a preview of tonight’s Sixers at Bulls game which is on national TV.  The Sixers could get really smoked tonight in Chicago and further continue their slide to the 2013 Lottery.  Although the Bulls are 4-8 in their last 12 games.  

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com finds a guy with 100 Mo Speights youth jerseys to sell.  NO LIE!

With the 2012-13 season firmly in the crapper, it’s time to look at he 2013 NBA Draft.  At nbadraft.net they are projecting that the 76ers will select 11th and take Willie Cauley-Stein from Kentucky.


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Posted by: C. Smith
02/15/13 11:08 am EST

Everyone saw the switch hand dunk that Blake Griffin threw down on Hawes this past week.  But did you notice Evan Turner’s reaction on the bench after the damage was done.  This clip from csnphilly.com doesn’t give it full justice (but you get my drift).  After his initial chuckle, Turner went on to cover his mouth with a towel as he yucked it up. 

Brian at depressedfan.com looks at the Sixers trade or not to trade options coming out of the ASB and he has some very interesting insight in this post.

Spike Eskin at cbsphilly wrote a great post on the fact that Sixers fans deserve to know the truth about what is going on with Bynum’s knees…”The fact is that if the organization was always aware that Bynum playing was an iffy proposition, it was irresponsible to start that hype machine. Irresponsible on the part of the team to paint the team as a contender. Irresponsible on the part of team CEO Adam Aron for fanning the flames of it all…”  AMEN brother…AMEN 

Former 76er Dikembe Mutombo belives he should be in the Hall of Fame and sort of compares himself to Hakeem Olajuwon.  Maybe that Geico commercial has gone to his head.


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Posted by: C. Smith
02/08/13 12:21 pm EST

Collins tells John Mitchell of philly.com, It’s been the toughest year I’ve ever had as a coach, and the reason is that there are great expectations.”

Sixers.com has a host of notes and quotes from after practice on Thursday.

Ian Thomsen on SI.com does not believe Allen Iverson will ver play again in the NBA.

Speaking of Iverson, TMZ.com has photos of his mansion that was foreclosed on earlier this week.  It seems Iverson doesn’t have much luck with houses.  If you recall, Iverson took a huge loss a couple years back when he sold his 14,ooo sq. footer out in Villanova.

A quick “76ers” craigslist search turns up this awesome piece of Sixers art.   

John Finger of csnphilly.com looks at Turner’s latest slump.  FYI…As we have documented, it ain’t pretty.

Andre Miller is unhappy with his limited minutes in Denver and thinks he’ll be traded.  Anyone think he would be a  nice back-up PG here in Philly?  It’s tough to make a trade for Miller (3 yrs @ $5mil per) work, but I am open to ideas. 


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Posted by: C. Smith
02/04/13 1:02 pm EST

At the Orlando Sentinel, John Robbins talks with Nik Vucevic about playing his former team tonight.

2012 Sixer draft pick Maurice Harkless had 19 points, 14 boards and 4 steals on Saturday night for the Magic.  It seems some advice from Arron Afflalo is the reason behind Mo’s recent success. 

John Finger at csnphilly.com looks at “Big Nik’s” surprising year  in ORL which he categorizes as the “biggest surprise in the NBA this season.”  FYI…Vucevic is averaging 15.8 points and 12.8 boards over the last six games.

NBA.com has a preview of tonight’s Magic at 76ers game.  FYI…The Magic have lost 9 in a row, but hold a 3-game winning streak vs. our 7-6.

On Saturday TMZ.com had a great post on an Atlanta judge that called Allen Iverson, “the worst parent ever” during Iverson’s divorce proceedings. 

Iverson’s former 76er teammate Dikembe Mutombo had a better weekend.  Mutombo was featured in one of the few solid Super Bowl commercials last night


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Posted by: C. Smith
01/14/13 11:11 am EST

Many of us have wondered, is there a long term backup plan for Andrew Bynum?  Some talking heads at csnphilly.com discuss that issue.

Meanwhile, the Twitter-sphere is going crazy with news and photos of Bynum shooting FTs after prac today.

Great article via Grantland writer Jonathan Abrams on how former Sixer Jerry Stackhouse (BKN) and Philly native Rasheed Wallace (NYK) are both playing in New York 20 years after they left UNC.  Stack has some interesting comments on Allen Iverson and why he is no longer in the League.

Over at hornets247.com they’ve posted a podcast looking at the NOH recent success and previewing the game vs. our Sixers on Tuesday night.

John Mitchell of philly.com writes that the Sixers should trade Turner for a big man.  Preferably Demarcus Cousins.

A quick “76ers” search on craigslist.com brings up this must have for every Sixers fan this winter.  Reminds me of the Starter jackets that were so popular in the early ’90s.


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Posted by: C. Smith
01/04/13 1:18 pm EST

Corey Seidman at csnphilly.com has a preview of the Sixers at OKC tonight.  It ain’t going to be pretty. 

Ric Bucher talks about whether or not Jrue will be an All-Star.  He has an interesting take on a long running debate here at Philadunkia.com

Phil Shore at Yahoo! Sports, takes a look at something we have discussed in depth here at ‘Dunkia…starting tonight in OKC, the Sixers upcoming schedule is brutal.

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of Dr. J’s filthy rock-the-cradle dunk on the head of Lakers great Michael Cooper.  Mark Perner of the Daily News looks back at one of the most iconic plays in 76ers history.  

Former Sixer great Charles Barkley doesn’t think you’re smart enough to be voting for the NBA All-Star Game participants.

Speaking of voting…A look at the latest All-Star voting results shows that Jrue is still in the Top 10 among East guards.

Checking in on Arnett Moultrie, we find that he is playing decently (double-double on New Year’s Day) on 27 mpg. for Sioux Falls.


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WHERE’S THE D ?!?

Posted by: C. Smith
12/17/12 10:37 am EST

I’m going to bypass the usual Rapid Reacts post that goes up the day after a 76ers game in favor of a look at some disturbing defensive trends over the last three contests. 

I know those of who are Nick Young and / or Kwame Brown fans will be upset to hear this news as both players had their best games of the season against the Lakers last night, but there are more important issues to take a look at right now.  We’re involved in a 3 game losing streak and defense or lack of it has had a huge role in this slide.

Obviously the Sixers have been without there best offensive weapon and best defensive player for the last two games and Holiday’s absence can not be discounted as a factor in this losing streak.  However, the Bulls, Pacers and Lakers were also ALL missing key players when they took the floor and they were able to overcome those challenges.  So, I don’t think Holiday’s injury can be completely to blame for the Sixers recent woes.  This is the NBA, injuries happen.  

Let me say that what follows after the jump is not going to be pretty…


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NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Posted by: C. Smith
12/14/12 1:43 pm EST

Let’s start off with a Twitter item, instead of ending with one…

Via numerous Twitters accounts, Tweeting from Indy, we learn that Holiday (foot in boot at left) will sit tonight vs. the Pacers and that Turner will start at the point. 

Which means a boat load of minutes for Swaggy P as well as possibly some time at PG.  At least this should be an entertaining game.

If the Sixers can somehow squeak out a W vs. the short handed and offensively challenged Pacers tonight, they’ll play a Lakers team on Sunday that according to ESPNLA’s Dave McMenamin is an absolute mess right now, but is fixableSo that could be a nice two game winning streak for us.

Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney at SI.com review the Howard-Bynum-Iguodala trade and both still feel the Sixers made the right move in acquiring Bynum..

Complex.com ranks J-Rich as one of the top players who is better in the video game NBA2K than he is in real life. 

After the jump, an interesting trade scenario for a big man that I pulled together from a couple different posts on the Internet…

 


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OHH NO…PLEASE NO

Posted by: C. Smith
12/13/12 3:29 pm EST

In case you have not been on Twitter or the WWW in the last two hours, here’s the news flash…

Jrue Holiday did not practice Thursday and is a game-time decision for Friday night’s contest against the Pacers in Indianapolis.  A sprained left foot kept him out of practice today and appears to be the reason for Jrue’s sluggish 4th Q in Wednesday night’s debacle vs. CHI. 

Holiday had both an X-ray and a MRI today, which again according to numerous sources indicated that the foot is simply sprained.

According to sixers.com Holiday will wear a walking boot and as the team travels to Indianapolis Thursday afternoon in advance of their Friday night meeting with the Pacers.  He is a game-time decision (but arent’s we all).


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IS HOLIDAY ELITE !?!

Posted by: C. Smith
12/07/12 7:59 am EST

That’s a question that has been hotly debated here at Philadunkia during the early part of this 2012-13 NBA season.  Many of the scribes and readers here on this site believe “The Jruth” is well on his way to becoming a very good player and is quickly closing in on that “elite” level.

A few others, including my talented colleague Steve Toll, beg to differ.

Late yesterday Sunny Saini of the ESPN Stats & Information department wrote a post that outlined some interesting data which indicates that Jrue is in fact absolutely headed in the direction of becoming an “elite” point guard in this League.

After the jump we have some excerpts from that post which should promote a spirited debate in the comments section today.


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