HEY YOU…YOU’RE IN

Posted by: C. Smith
02/06/13 3:26 pm EST

83 minutes. 

The Sixers are 45 games in to the 2012-13 season and that’s how much tick rookie Arnett Moultrie has received this year.

And now with Sixers all-everything forward Thaddeus Young sidelined for the next three weeks (at least 8 games) because of a strained hamstring, the little used Moultrie (15 GP) will be expected to make a positive contribution to this team and help keep the 7-6 within arm’s reach of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  

If the 6-10 rebounding machine from Mississippi State seems rusty at first or heaven forbid fails overall to make a contribution to the Sixers efforts during this upcoming Thad-less stretch, Doug Collins has no one to blame but the man in the mirror.  We all know that DC has a stubborn attitude towards playing rookies and this maybe the year it finally come back to haunt him.

After the jump, I’ll show you some disturbing stats which indicate that with regards to Moultrie this year DC has taken his rookie issues to new heights and as a result DC has put the Sixers in a precarious situation while Thad is sidelined.

 
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A THIRD OF THE WAY HOME

Posted by: Steve Toll
12/23/12 9:44 am EST

The 76ers are now twenty seven games into the season and by conservative estimations, at least another 27 or so until Andrew Bynum possibly starts his first game of the year.  

That would be poetic, as game #55 on the schedule is against the Orlando Magic featuring “Big Nik” and Maurice Harkless.  A return to action by Bynum before that game vs. the Magic would be a pleasant surprise, no make that an epic surprise, for the team and Philadunkia nation.  

But now is not the time to dwell on the Bynum drama.  No, now is the time to look at this team and assess where they sit in the NBA landscape and how the 7-6 project to look going forward.

After the jump, I’ll take a look at this season up to this point and how this team has done as well as take a look at the road ahead for the Sixers. 


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