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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Not My Usual Day in Manchester

Posted by: James Plowright
10/09/13 11:46 am EST

537696_3665377225975_587995416_nBLEEP! My alarm goes off, game day is finally here!

At age 21, I have been a fan of the NBA for the last six years of my life. Never did I imagine the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers would be playing a game in my home city, Manchester.

The only way this day could have got any better was if my beloved Charlotte Bobcats were making the trip across the pond, but you can’t have everything!


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GAME 16: RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
11/30/12 10:16 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 104 FinalRecap | Box Score 98 Charlotte Bobcats
Lavoy Allen, PF 35 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -3

Lavoy has had a sophomore season that, especially in light of his postseason heroics this spring, has been a disappointment. His performance Friday was anything but. Against a Bobcats frontcourt that can be most aptly described as “terrible,” LA was tremendous, posting his first career double-double. The first of many? Time will tell.

Thaddeus Young, SF 37 MIN | 7-13 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 15 PTS | +11

Thad got off to a gangbusters start, 6-of-6 from the floor, before he cooled.  His defense though was, as usual, disruptive.

Evan Turner, SF 37 MIN | 10-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 25 PTS | +8

Evan Turner, jack of all trades he is, was at it again against the ‘Cats. It’s pretty clear that he’s benefiting enormously from the absence of Andre Iguodala, and the resulting oxygen it’s given his game. He’s constantly improving. Read this paragraph again. He’s better now.

Jrue Holiday, PG 38 MIN | 6-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 15 AST | 13 PTS | +11

Even without scoring the basketball, Jrue controlled the game like a maestro on Friday.

Jason Richardson, SG 30 MIN | 9-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 22 PTS | +17

With Evan Turner in foul trouble, Richardson took over in the fourth.

Dorell Wright, SF 8 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -3

Not clear what Wright has done to work his way (back) into Doug Collins doghouse.  An able, lengthy defender with a nose for the ball and an ability to stretch the defense, DW played just eight minutes on Friday.  You get the feeling his first season here might be his last.  Too bad.

Spencer Hawes, C 14 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | 0

After a difficult last few weeks, Spence hit a nadir against the ‘Cats. Possibly hampered by his twisted knee, he was passive, ineffective, and ineffectual.  Hawes now has 17 rebounds his last six games. The season-opener seems like it was more than a month ago, doesn’t it?

Kwame Brown, C 9 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | +3

I’m told he’s very punctual, so that’s a mark in his favor.

Maalik Wayns, PG 11 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 5 PTS | -8

The Villanova product was effective spelling Holiday.  He always used one “L.”

Nick Young, SG 21 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 9 PTS | -6

Swaggy, contra his (deserved) rep, played a controlled, disciplined game.

After the Jump, (7)6 Things We Saw…


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