Turner to Charlotte Makes Sense

Posted by: Michael Kaskey-Blomain
02/05/14 12:29 pm EST

011614-evan-turner-600With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Sixers will eventually have to make a move with Evan Turner if they don’t want to risk having him walk for nothing this summer, or pay a pretty penny to retain his services.

There is some interest around the league, as he has shown that he can score this season (even if his numbers are inflated because of the Sixers’ blistering pace), including from some serious interest from Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, the Bobcats have already inquired about acquiring Turner, and if Charlotte is willing to part with a pick, then the move makes sense for both sides.


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Sixers Embarrassed By Bobcats

Posted by: Michael Kaskey-Blomain
10/17/13 4:54 pm EST

11934406-standardFor the past half-decade or so I’ve looked at the Charlotte Bobcats as the NBA’s doormat; a terrible team that is going nowhere as it’s currently constructed. If I ever felt bad about the state of the Sixers, I could at least look back at the Bobcats and say, “At least we’re not Charlotte.”

Well, after getting not only beaten, but destroyed in basically all areas of the game by Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, it is safe to say, the Sixers are Bobcats-bad.

The final score of the game was 110-84, but most of the time it didn’t even feel that close. Again, this is the Bobcats we’re talking about, a team that has become synonymous with sucking.


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GM 66: RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
04/26/12 11:22 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 86 FinalRecap | Box Score 108 Detroit Pistons
Lavoy Allen, PF 31 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -6For the second straight game, the rook did yeoman’s work on the glass, pulling down nine boards against a decent Detroit frontcourt. After starting the season ranked last in the Association in ESPN.com’s NBA player ratings, Allen had a freshman campaign he can build on.
Craig Brackins, SF 33 MIN | 4-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -21Brackins showed flashes, but for the most part reminded us why he was demoted to the D-League. Efficiency is the new buzz word in the league. It’s, unfortunately, not a word invoked a lot when describing Brackins.
Spencer Hawes, C 26 MIN | 8-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 16 PTS | -15A really nice playoff warm up for Spence, who looks all the way back from his Achilles troubles. It was also an impressive capstone to what was, missed games notwithstanding, the best overall season of his young career. Dude made himself some money in 2012.
Jodie Meeks, G 32 MIN | 5-14 FG | 5-6 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 15 PTS | -4How do you solve a problem like Jodie Meeks? Though he showed more of an all-around game tonight than he does on most evenings, the former-Wildcat continues to live and die by the 3-pointer. It’s an arrangement that leaves him, more often than not, dead.
Evan Turner, SG 32 MIN | 4-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 6 AST | 10 PTS | -22Evan Turner made headlines in the last 24 hours when he suggested the Bulls were a better matchup for the 7-6 than the Heat. On Thursday, he played like he was angling for the 8-seed, which is to say, apathetically.
Tony Battie, C 13 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 2 PTS | -8Battie attempted a 3-pointer at one point, his first of the season. I just stared at the screen for four minutes, and that’s the only thing I could think to write about him.
Sam Young, SF 27 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | -15His eye evidently healed, Young had a productive evening.
(Fitting, isn’t it, that  a Sixers team that’s made me want to gouge my eyes out at times these last two months has had a spate of eye injuries.)
Xavier Silas, G 20 MIN | 2-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | -4Dr. J’s godson struggled in 20 minutes of floor time, but it is nice to see that nepotism is alive and well in the NBA.
Nikola Vucevic, C 27 MIN | 4-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 12 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | -15Big Nic grabbed seven offensive rebounds, and though many were of the “Oh, a loose ball just ricocheted directly into my hands, I think i’ll catch it” variety, it was a good end to a (mostly) good rookie season.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw


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