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Fo’ with the Foes: Toronto Raptors

Posted by: C. Smith
11/20/13 4:22 pm EST

dancepakThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Toronto Raptors a team that stands at 4-7 , but feature two players — DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay — who are “en fuego” right now.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game.  Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into this Toronto team the Sixers face tonight from our colleague Sam Halako at raptorsrepublic.com, as Sam will answer Fo’ questions on his Raptors from us here at Philadunkia.


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Fo’ with the Foes: San Antonio Spurs

Posted by: C. Smith
11/11/13 3:06 pm EST

spursgirlsThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, Brett Brown’s former team, the San Antonio Spurs.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game. Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into the Spurs team the Sixers face tonight from our colleague Michael DeLeon at projectspurs.com as Michael will answer Fo’ questions on his Spurs from us here at Philadunkia.


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Fo’ with the Foes: Cleveland Cavs

Posted by: C. Smith
11/08/13 1:58 pm EST

cavsgirlThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Cleveland Cavaliers and our pal Andrew Bynum.  That’s right, Bynum is miraculously healthy enough to ball tonight at the WFC, but still complaining about knee pain and apparently is contemplating retirement.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game. Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into the Cavaliers team the Sixers face tonight from our colleagues Scott Sargent and Ben Cox at waitingfornextyear.com as Scott and Ben will answer Fo’ questions on their Cavs from us here at Philadunkia.


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Fo’ with the Foes: GS Warriors

Posted by: C. Smith
11/04/13 4:22 pm EST

warriorsgirlThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Steph Curry led Golden State Warriors who all of “experts” believe are ready for a breakout season.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game.  Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into the Warriors team the Sixers face tonight from our man Jorge Contreras at baysportsreport.com as Jorge will answer Fo’ questions on the Warriors from us here at Philadunkia.


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Fo’ with the Foes: Wash. Wizards

Posted by: C. Smith
11/01/13 3:15 pm EST

WizardsgirlThis edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the much improved Washington Wizards who a host of “experts” believe are playoff bound this season.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game.  Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into the Wizards team the Sixers face tonight from our man Abdullah Sharif at HoopDistrict.net as Abdullah will answer Fo’ questions on the Heat from us here at Philadunkia.


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Fo’ with the Foes: Miami Heat

Posted by: C. Smith
10/30/13 2:52 pm EST

miamiheatdancersThis 2013-14 opening day edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Miami Heat who are the two time defending NBA Champions.

After the jump, I’ll look a Fo’ key items for tonight’s game.  Additionally, we’ll get a little more insight into the Heat team the Sixers face tonight from our man Wes Goldberg at AllUCanHeat.com as Wes will answer Fo’ questions on the Heat from us here at Philadunkia.


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2013-14 SCHEDULE ANALYSIS

Posted by: C. Smith
08/07/13 10:50 am EST

76ersmantraLogoeditedMuch to our excitement, the 76ers schedule for 2013-14 schedule was released late yesterday.  And while the 76ers still do not have a head coach and there are still a number of decisions to be made about the Sixers roster, we took a stab at analyzing the upcoming 82-game slate.

Since most NBA rosters are not yet finalized, we had to make a lot of assumptions based on what the teams looked like last year and the pieces they have subtracted and/or added this off-season.  So we reserve the right to make some changes after the free agent season comes to a halt.  But I doubt we will be making any changes as the Sixers are going to be terrible during the  upcoming season of “Tankadelphia”.

With those assumptions in mind we believe “Winless for Wiggins” fans will be very pleased to learn that a brutal tip-off month to the 2013-14 season will be followed by a simply awful January and the Sixers could be well on their way to a great tank effort long before All-Star Weekend.

After the jump, is a breakdown of what is sure to be a very long season for us here in Philadunkia nation.


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OPSL: A LOOK AT THE FOES

Posted by: Alex Gorge
07/06/13 9:44 am EST

If the NBA off-season was a beauty pageant, then the month of June would be the swimsuit part of the competition and July would be the talent portion of the event.

It’s time for this year’s beauty pageant to enter the talent part of the competition.

Beginning Sunday at Orlando’s NBA summer league event, it won’t be the wins and losses that matter the most, it will be individual performances.  Talent, hard work and hustle will determine who makes NBA rosters this fall.

For the 76ers summer team roster now is the time to impress GM Sam Hinkie.  It wont be easy however as there is no shortage of big names at this year’s OPSL.  Hopefully the 7-6 gained some momentum from their scrimmage yesterday vs. the Utah Jazz and are ready to showcase their skills.

After the jump, a look at the foes in Orlando as well as the Sixers schedule for the OPSL…

 


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IS the WIZ’S FUTURE BRIGHTER??

Posted by: Steve Toll
04/12/13 5:22 pm EST

Heading into tonight’s game, the 76ers face a Washington Wizards team that has a similar record and future outlook going forward, if you are only looking at things on the surface.  

As you peek down the rabbit hole, that judgement seems wrong.  It also depends on how you are looking at things as well as your opinion on what you want out of a bright future.  

Since it seems obvious that the 76ers aren’t going to tank in 2013-14 for Wiggins, there is no doubt that Washington is right now in a better place than the 76ers.


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THE FINAL 31

Posted by: Philadunkia
02/18/13 3:53 pm EST

On Wednesday night in Minnesota, the Sixers will start the final stretch of the 2012-13 season.  To say that this year has been a disappointment so far is an understatement.  During the Bynum-less first 51 games of this season, Collins & Co. have racked up only 22 wins and at times have been simply unwatchable. 

They currently sit in 9th place, four games back of the Milwaukee Bucks in the race for the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.  Not helping matters is the fact that the Bucks are 3-0 vs. the Sixers this season.  Simply put,  a push to the playoffs is going to take a monumental effort. 

But in the NBA nothing is impossible.  The Sixers have 31 games remaining, which if they can get everybody healthy should be plenty of time to right the ship and make the playoffs.

However, if everyone doesn’t get healthy these last 31 games could be difficult to witness.  

After the jump four Philadunkia scribes will give you their thoughts on what will happen with the Sixers over the final 31 games of the 2012-13 season.

 
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