Good news for the Sixers…Rajon Rondo spent his suspension relaxing in Mexico so he is now well rested for our back-to-back set this weekend.

In Yahoo Sports’ NBA power rankings, the Sixers somehow find a spot in the Top 10

Conflicting reports on the financial status of Allen Iverson.  As we mentioned previously, earlier this week TMZ made it look like Iverson is broke.  Well, veteran NBA scribe Peter Vecsey writes that his sources say Iverson is okay financially

Derek Bodner of analyzes the sad state of the Sixers bigs, but doesn’t want Tony & Doug to panic and make a stupid trade.

John Finger at looks at how the pick-n-roll is trending up in the NBA.  That’s bad news for the 7-6 who struggle to defend the classic basketball move. 

John Smallwood of points out that in the absence of Bynum, the Sixers (just like last year) need to play near perfect basketball every night to get W’s.

Over at John Mitchell writes that the group formerly known as “The Night Shift” has gone MIA for the Sixers.  

We know a lot of you in Philadunkia nation despise Kobe Bryant (and possibly rightly so), but the Philly suburbs raised guard passed the 30K point mark last night.  Seems like just yesterday that he was killing it for Lower Merion as well as scrimmaging against the 76ers players as a 17 year old.  Is it me or is it surreal that the Sixers selected Iverson #1 in that 1996 NBA Draft and today we’re reading about Iverson’s possible financial ruin, while the local kid (drafted #13 that year) is celebrating one of the greatest achievements in League history. 

Via the blog Ball Don’t Lie and the Sacramento Bee we read that Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins (19 & 11 per night) has lost all confidence in his game.  I know Cousins has numerous issues and is a borderline nut-case, but I think DC could help him get his mojo back.  Any chance that after December 15th Sacto could be convinced to send Cousins here in exchange for Hawes, Kwame and Moultrie?  Or how about Cousins for Wright (basically cap space), Moultrie and the $1.7mil Harkless trade exception?  Wishful thinking I know, but Sacto is a mess, so maybe?!?.

Via Twitter we have this pic from @Jrue_Holiday11‘s Holly Jolly Holiday Party last night.

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