Via the Sixers twitter page we have an update on AI9’s status…Iguodala did not practice on Monday or Tuesday because of tendonitis in his right Achilles, “but will make upcoming Sixers trip to OKC, Dallas and SA…Coach Collins said target game for Iguodala return is Friday at Dallas.”
ESPN.com’s John Hollinger has posted his NBA power rankings and the Sixers come in at #16 (just ahead of GSW) with at rating of 99.426.
Staying over at ESPN.com, Mark Stein has posted his NBA power rankings. The 76ers come in at #21 and Stein writes, “folks in Philly already have dialed down the playoff talk. Year 1 under Collins and Thorn is suddenly an “audition season.”
Foxsports.com has the Sixers ranked 29th in their weekly power rankings…OUCH
Even though the 7-6’s power ranking over at NBA.com isn’t much better — 22nd, John Schuhmann has a slightly sunnier outlook for Philadhunkia’ home team writing, “If it weren’t for a flurry of late turnovers against the Cavs and a miracle three from Cartier Martin, the Sixers might have won all four of their games this week.”
Chris Tomasson over at Fanhouse looks at the NBA ROY race and Evan Turner of the Sixers is NOT mentioned in his story.
SI.com’s NBA blog “Point Forward” declares that Brand’s recent string of solid games has suddenly made him trade worthy. We don’t believe there is another team that would take on Brand’s contract via a trade, but we sure would like to see the Sixers get out from underneath that anchor of a contract.
Brian over at depressedfan.com breaks down the 76ers offense through the first 7 games. To be honest, we think the offense has been solid so far this season and the numbers support that theory.
From the NBA section of Yahoo Sports, we present the weekly 76ers team report. Here’s a little preview of what you’ll find, “Instead of coming into the game (vs. NYK) having won three in a row for the week, which could have easily been the case, the Sixers were just 1-2 after losing by one in overtime at Washington and blowing a seven-point lead with five minutes to go in Friday’s home loss to the Cavaliers.”