GM 80: (B2B W’s) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Jake Fischer
04/14/13 8:08 pm EST
Cleveland Cavaliers 77 FinalRecap | Box Score 91 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 33 MIN | 5-11 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +22Another game, more hustle and effectiveness out of Thad.  This guy just competes every single night and every single play. While he’s undersized at the PF, his heart lets him play like he’s three inches taller.  This guy should be a starter in Philadelphia until he retires.
Evan Turner, SF 31 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | +18Turner did a great job rebounding the ball today, but he again put up another dreadful shooting performance.  At this point of the season, you would think Turner would be balling out to try and spark a contract extension discussion.  But, that’s just not happening.
Spencer Hawes, C 36 MIN | 6-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 4 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +20Spence had a solid game offensively, but he was seemingly nowhere to be found on the glass.  Of the 76ers’ 39 team rebounds, Hawes only had 5 and he’s by far the tallest on the roster.
Jrue Holiday, PG 32 MIN | 6-17 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +21Jrue continues to struggle shooting the ball, but I’m giving him an A+ for being the only Sixer to recognize the need to tank!  With each missed shot, it’s as if Jrue is screaming, “I need some help! Give me a high pick!”
Damien Wilkins, SG 30 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +10At 33 years old, for Wilkins to go out and play 30 min, shoot 56.5 percent from the field and hit the glass is phenomenal.  We all know this Sixers team needs a veteran locker room presence with their large crop of young players.  Adam Aron should really think about retaining this savvy vet.
Arnett Moultrie, PF 24 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -10With more minutes comes more production from Moultrie.  This young man knows how to play around the basket and plays hard.  He had three offensive rebounds and also was extremely efficient.  But, he does need to keep the turnovers down.
Dorell Wright, SF 25 MIN | 6-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -4Is Wright playing for a new contract?  Over his last five games, the sharpshooter is averaging 11.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game — both well above his season averages.  This team needs efficient role players and he could potentially be one.
Lavoy Allen, C 4 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4He said he didn’t learn anything during his first two seasons under Doug Collins.  Maybe he learned something while he was sitting on the bench.
Justin Holiday, SG 26 MIN | 2-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -3Justin went out there and had fun.  You can tell he’s trying to make the most of his opportunity with this franchise and he’s bringing great energy.  That’s all you could ask for from a guy in his situation.
Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Great hustle out there, big guy!
Charles Jenkins, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | In a blowout game this late in the season, you would have liked to see Jenkins get some run here.  But this is clearly a Holiday town.
Royal Ivey, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Ivey has now played 3 minutes in the past 4 games.  He’s come along way from throwing the game-ending turnover against Milwaukee back in February.
Nick Young, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS | Swaggy P has just dealt with injuries all season long.  Hopefully he can get healthy over this summer and prove to another team he’s worthy of a contract.
Doug Collins

He played both Moultrie and Holiday (the younger half) for at least half of the game.  He also has handled the pressure and rumors of his fate with this team very well.  For that, I’m giving old Collins his first A from me…. ever.

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IS the WIZ’S FUTURE BRIGHTER??

Posted by: Steve Toll
04/12/13 5:22 pm EST

Heading into tonight’s game, the 76ers face a Washington Wizards team that has a similar record and future outlook going forward, if you are only looking at things on the surface.  

As you peek down the rabbit hole, that judgement seems wrong.  It also depends on how you are looking at things as well as your opinion on what you want out of a bright future.  

Since it seems obvious that the 76ers aren’t going to tank in 2013-14 for Wiggins, there is no doubt that Washington is right now in a better place than the 76ers.


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AN EYE ON J-SMOOVE

Posted by: Jake Fischer
04/05/13 1:53 pm EST

When the 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks square off in Phillips Arena tonight, the Sixers organization and Philadunkia nation will have their second to last view of Hawks forward Josh Smith before he hits free agency.  Ironically enough, the skill set that Smith possess which makes him an attractive free agent prospect for the Sixers makes him a dangerous opponent this evening.

While Spencer Hawes has been very productive as of late for head coach Doug Collins, defensively, he will likely be taken out of the game by Atlanta center Al Horford’s size and skill.  With that in mind, Thad Young, Lavoy Allen and sometimes Arnett Moultrie will be left to cover the polarizing Smith. 

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GM 63: (WINNING) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/12/13 10:17 am EST
Brooklyn Nets 97 FinalRecap | Box Score 106 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 36 MIN | 6-9 FG | 4-8 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | +5

Back-to-back double-doubles from Thad has a nice ring to it.  It’s especially impressive that it came on the 2nd night of a road, then home back-to-back set and that it was an efficient shooting night on a rough schedule.  His 4 straight points in the 4th Q were huge.

Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 6-18 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +7

This was a much better night for “The Enigma”, but still far from great.  16 points on 18 FGAs is not an efficient night and 1-5 from deep is not good.  He also made several plays in the 4th Q, including a FT lane violation and an ill-advised jumper early in the shot clock, that made me cringe.  However, he had a decent 1st Q and the 3-pointer he buried in the 4th Q was clutch.  Plus the board he grabbed at :48 mark of the 4th was key to sealing the win.

Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 10-15 FG | 4-6 FT | 10 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +5

I have said this numerous times over the 2012-13 season…It’s really a shame that Hawes is sooo bad defensively. Lopez absolutely killed Spencer last night, especially in the 1st Q (14 pts.) and that happens too often for me.  I don’t love his “soft” offensive game and some of his decisions, but when Spence decides he wants to play, there is no doubt he can score the ball.  Like in the 3rd Q when he went off for 10 points.  He also threw in a block during the 3rd Q.   If he could just give us 14 & 10 every night, this team would be a lot better.

Jrue Holiday, PG 38 MIN | 4-8 FG | 6-8 FT | 0 REB | 11 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | +1

It was obvious that Holiday chose to get others involved early on in this one and then picked his spots to score.  Hopefully this is the end of his shooting slump.  He did a great job on penetrating the Nets defense in the 4th Q.  FYI…including last night Jrue has attempted 8 or more FTs in a game only 4 times this season.

Damien Wilkins, SG 26 MIN | 5-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +1

I tip my hat to Wilkins for his recent stretch of stellar play and the block he had on Lopez last night was tremendous.  However I ask you, “What good does it do the Sixers to give a 9 year veteran who likely won’t be on the roster next year 26 minutes in a lost season?”

Arnett Moultrie, PF 10 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1

A great dive to the rim by #5 in the early 2nd Q for a hoop earned him nothing in the minutes department.  Someone needs to have a talk with coach.

Dorell Wright, SF 20 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 15 PTS | +6

A very nice 2nd Q by Wright — 13 pts. & a charge drawn — helped the Sixers grab the lead in this one. So where was he for the rest of the game and where has Wright been for most of the season?

Lavoy Allen, C 15 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +7

Given that I expected him to receive a DNP-CD last night, Allen played well in his limited run.

Charles Jenkins, PG 15 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +7

Jenkins took two awful 18+ foot jumpers in the 2nd Q.  I threw the remote after his second FGA and cried out for Pargo.

Royal Ivey, PG 7 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | +5

7 minutes well played.

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Did he make it back from Florida?

Jeremy Pargo, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

Isn’t this the same guy who hung 28 on the Sixers earlier this year?  Didn’t he also score 12 points in his Sixers debut after only one practice session?  Yet DC can’t find a way to get this kid some minutes. You deserve better Mr. Pargo…

Doug Collins

I’m sorry, I know the Sixers got the W last night and that’s great (sort of), but this season is over and Collins needs to get on board with playing the kids who could possibly be on this roster next year.  No offense to Ivey and Wilkins because they are playing well, but they need to take a seat.

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TANK x 2

Posted by: Steve Toll
03/11/13 10:56 am EST

This is a stone cold fact: Every win the 76ers bring home over these last 20 games of this year and into the 2013-14 season is a net negative, at least until they have secured the worst record in the NBA.

The new CBA has changed the landscape of the NBA.  James Harden and the most recent trade deadline are obvious products of that fact.  The 76ers seem to be a team oblivious to that fact.  It is why I hated the Bynum trade when it happened and has hilariously turned into the best case scenario for the 76ers.  The lottery is where the 76ers MUST be this year and next, or people in the area might as well not turn on a game for the next 5 years.

Critics of mine will argue that the BCS of the Bynum trade was/is an NBA Championship.  Truth is, I have a better shot of being the next GM of the 76ers than Bynum does of leading this team to championship glory.  The average team in the NBA Finals wins about 57 regular season games, give or take.  Nobody should argue that the 76ers are close to that level even with a healthy Bynum in the lineup.


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GM 62: (BURNT) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/10/13 9:49 pm EST
Philadelphia 76ers 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 99 Orlando Magic
Thaddeus Young, SF 41 MIN | 13-17 FG | 0-0 FT | 12 REB | 2 AST | 5 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 26 PTS | -10

He may be from Memphis, but man does Thad love Florida.  After hanging 25 on the Heat, Young recorded his 16th double-double of the season against ORL.  He was huge in the 3rd Q with 8 points. However it was the stretch in the 4th Q where he scored 4 straight pts. and then grabbed a steal that blew my mind.  I didn’t love the 20-footer he hoisted up with 1:37 left in the game, but that’s being very picky.

Evan Turner, SF 28 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 6 PTS | +7

Turner’s run of awful play continues and thus he found himself on the bench during the clutch minutes of the 4th Q.

Spencer Hawes, C 32 MIN | 6-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | +4

I had a hard time grading Hawes tonight.  He had a solid offensive game, but he still goes to the tin too softly for my tastes.  The play in the 3rd Q where he had a bunny blocked and then fell to the floor like someone shot him was an example of what I am talking about.  Also he got simply worked over by Vucevic on both ends.

Jrue Holiday, PG 39 MIN | 4-16 FG | 0-2 FT | 5 REB | 8 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -6

I’m running out of patience with Jrue’s recent struggles.  He’s relying on the jumper too much.  To get out of this funk he has to get to rim for some easy hoops or trips to the FT line.  He really pressed in the 3rd Q tonight and it was not pretty.  I did love the dime he hit Thad with in the 4th Q that gave the Sixers the lead.  His steal and hoop to tie the score at 85 was also nice, but that’s about it.

Damien Wilkins, SG 37 MIN | 6-12 FG | 3-3 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 4 TO | 16 PTS | -5

I said after the Heat game that Wilkins getting the start was coming.  To his credit, he delivered with another great effort. I really like that he gets to the rim on the break and in the half-court.  Wilkins had great energy in the 3rd Q and scored 7 pts. in that Q.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 11 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -1

Why does Collins insist on playing with this kid’s minutes?!?  Play him 25 a night and let Moultrie develop.

Dorell Wright, SF 15 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -2

Isn’t this guys supposed to be a 3-point specialist?  Plus he missed 2 FTs.

Lavoy Allen, C 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -11

A brief escape from the Do(u)ghouse did not go all that well for Lavoy.

Charles Jenkins, PG 13 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -5

Jenkins lost his the starting job he held for one night, but didn’t sulk.  His jumper in the 3rd Q was huge at the time, but in the end it turned out to be just an insignificant note in the box score.

Royal Ivey, PG 13 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -11

Moving on…

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

I hope Kwame enjoyed spring break down in Florida.

Jeremy Pargo, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

It’s killing me that Collins is not playing Pargo.

Doug Collins

I understand that Wilkins earned the right to start tonight, but that doesn’t help the future of this team. Neither does playing Moultrie only 15 minutes and slapping Pargo with a DNP-CD.  Sooner or later it’s going to sink in with Collins that he needs to play the young guys — right???  I did like that he benched Turner in the 4th Q.

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GM 61: (SOLID) RAPID REACTS

Posted by: C. Smith
03/09/13 10:47 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 93 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Miami Heat
Thaddeus Young, SF 33 MIN | 12-15 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 25 PTS | +1

Yes he could have grabbed a few more rebounds, but overall another tremendous performance for Thad.  His loose ball, dive on the floor steal in the late 2nd Q was just another example of how important his energy and hustle are to this team.

Evan Turner, SF 37 MIN | 4-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -22

The slump continues for “The Enigma”…Turner is now 15-52 (28%) in his last 4 games.

Spencer Hawes, C 30 MIN | 4-10 FG | 5-5 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -10

A very respectable effort from Hawes and his new haircut last night. He got off to a quick start by scoring 8 in the 1st Q.  That led to 13 & 7 in the 1st half and a double-double on the night.  However, outside of an ill-advised 3PA in the 3rd Q Hawes was invisible in the 2nd half of this game. That can’t happen if you are going to win on the road, especially in Miami.

Jrue Holiday, PG 41 MIN | 3-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 13 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 9 PTS | +4

Jrue’s shooting woes continue, but I have to say that he did a nice job of not forcing things last night.  A lot of primary options would have hoisted up 20 FGAs trying to shoot their way out of the slump. Instead he got others involved and picked his spots to get shots.  His 5 points were key to the run the 7-6 made in the early 3rd.  Still he’s got to get his stroke going again.

Charles Jenkins, PG 16 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -1

Outside of one filthy crossover and hoop in the 3rd Q he did not capitalize on his first start.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 15 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +4

Moultrie did a nice job of keeping the ball alive on the O-glass on several trips.  He also may be the only Sixer who actually boxes his guy out when the ball goes up.  However, he is still struggling on the defensive end and the play where lost “Birdman” on pick-and-roll that turned into a reverse alley-oop was embarrassing.

Dorell Wright, SF 26 MIN | 5-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 14 PTS | -18

Wright’s offense was a key part of the Sixers ability to stay in this game, but it came in one quick flurry.  He had a tip-in and two 3PM (9 straight points overall) at the end of the 3rd Q which was exciting to watch, but where was he the rest of the game?

Royal Ivey, PG 16 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -6

Offensively, Ivey did all I can ask of him.  However, it was mentioned in the TV broadcast that the reason he didn’t start was because Collins wanted Ivey to guard Ray Allen.  That didn’t work out so well…Allen scored 5 straight at the end of the 1st Q and 12 overall on 5-8 shooting.

Damien Wilkins, SG 26 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +3

Wilkins stretch of solid play continues.  Although I would like to have seen him challenge Ray Allen a little better on that FB dunk Allen threw down.  So the question for me is at what point does Collins start this guy?

Lavoy Allen, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

It’s official, Lavoy has entered the Do(u)ghouse.

Kwame Brown, C DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

At least he got to work on his tan down in South Beach.

Jeremy Pargo, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN | FG | FT | REB | AST | STL | BLK | TO | PTS |

What has Pargo done wrong that Charles Jenkins is getting the start over him?

Doug Collins

I liked that the Sixers got off to a fast start in this one.  I also liked the effort and tenacity the team showed all night.  Collins deserves some credit for those items.  I did not like that he started Jenkins over Pargo.  I also didn’t like that Moultrie saw only 15 mins. of burn.  And having Holiday on the bench during the start of the 4th Q in this game was simply stupid (IMO).

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ADAM ARON ON THE LINE

Posted by: Steve Toll
03/04/13 8:20 pm EST

Earlier today 76ers CEO and Twitter aficionado Adam Aron was a guest of the Mike Missanelli show on 97.5 The Fanatic.  Aron was actually brave enough to allow Missanelli to take calls from actual listeners who were then allowed to ask Aron questions on the Sixers   

I was lucky enough to get a call in to the show and have a couple questions answered by Aron and Missanelli on the radio.

My questions were aimed at Kwame Brown and the overall cap room of the team.  

After the jump, is a transcript of my questions and Aron’s responses as well as significant analysis of the CEO’s answers.


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GM 10: RAPID REACTS

Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
11/18/12 9:18 pm EST
Cleveland Cavaliers 79 FinalRecap | Box Score 86 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 37 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | +1

Thad had his hands full with Anderson Varejao and was invisible for most of the night.  Next to Detroit, his worst performance so far.

Evan Turner, SG 40 MIN | 8-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 9 AST | 19 PTS | +10

Wow. Just a superlative performance by ET.  His shot was falling early (he was 5-of-7 at the half ), and as it often does, it galvanized him.  He chipped in six rebounds (all in the second half) and a career high nine-assists.

Kwame Brown, C 9 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -8

“Kwame Brown is just a big body” I think I remember Mark Zumoff tossing off at some point.  That was the best you could say about him tonight.

Jrue Holiday, PG 37 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 9 AST | 14 PTS | +5

From the first quarter onward, Jrue scored 11 points with six assists against a single turnover and held Kyrie Irving to two points on 1-of-8 shooting.  He was, obviously, tremendous defensively. His strip of Kyrie with 1:50 left was the icing on the cake.

Jason Richardson, SG 34 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 12 PTS | +5

Another very good, very balanced performance by the guy who’s been, so far, the best piece the Sixers landed in the Iguodala trade.  Feels like it’s been ages since the Sixers had a consistent veteran perimeter threat, doesn’t it?

Lavoy Allen, PF 22 MIN | 0-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 PTS | +12

After a pair of encouraging performances against the Pistons and Jazz (24 points and 14 rebounds in total) LA returned to form against the Cavs.

Dorell Wright, SF 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -7

After an occasionally terrific start to the season (better than advertised defensively; intermittently explosive on O) Wright seems to have found his way back into Doug Collins’ doghouse.  He’s played just 17 minutes combined the last two games after never playing fewer than 20 in the first eight. Someone please explain this to me.

Spencer Hawes, C 28 MIN | 5-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | +9

Spence was an assassin down the stretch on Sunday, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter with a pair of blocked shots and a 3-pointer for good measure.  Each time the Cavs threatened, he did something improbable and helpful.

Royal Ivey, PG 6 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +3

Everyone’s least favorite backup point guard scored just a bucket, but it was a big one.  With the Cavs charging early in the fourth he scored a layup off an Evan Turner assist to push the Sixer lead back to seven.

Nick Young, SG 16 MIN | 5-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 13 PTS | +5

It was falling tonight.  Swaggy was in the midst of his best performance of the season until what’s been reported as a “dizzy” spell took him from the game.  He scored ten of his 13 in 11 very good first half minutes.

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RANK ‘EM

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
09/05/12 9:37 am EST

Earlier this week, ESPN.com released players #181-200 from their rankings of the 500 NBA players (The exercise is titled #NBArank) who are most valuable to their team for the 2012-13 season.  One hundred and four different basketball experts ranked the players based on a scale of 0-to-10.  Some of you may remember that prior to last season these same “experts” ranked Sixers forward Lavoy Allen as the very worst player in the NBA (#500), only to apologize to Lavoy during his incredible playoff performance against Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics.

With ESPN.com’s #NBA rank receiving a great deal of attention in its second year, we thought it would be a good idea to look at where some of the 76ers have appeared in the ranking so far and make a few predictions for where the remaining members of the 7-6 will be popping up on the list.   

Below are the rankings for the Sixers players who have already appeared on the 2012-13 #NBArank list:

#182 – Forward, Dorell Wright, 30 spot dip from last year’s rankings

#232 – Forward, Lavoy Allen, 268 spot leap from last year’s rankings

#332 – Center, Kwame Brown, 28 spot dip from last year’s rankings

#375 – Guard, Royal Ivey, 43 spot leap from last year’s rankings

#400 – Forward, Arnett Moultrie, first year in the rankings


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