Posted by: C. Smith
03/20/13 10:43 am EST

We tried to make this a Bynum free post, but Rob Mahoney at The Point Forward looks at the long range predicament Bynum’s knees have put the Sixers in and it’s a solid piece.  So we had to pass it on to our readers.  As we all know, the Sixers have a tough, possibly franchise defining decision coming up.

Brian at has an interesting preview of tonight’s game vs. LAC and wonders if the Sixers might actually beat the road weary Clips.

Spike Eskin at has a story about a guy with a Wilt tattoo on his leg.

Over at Yahoo Sports the Sixers recent winning ways have pushed them up to #20 on the NBA Power rankings.’s 2013 mock draft board has the Sixers picking 11th and selecting a kid out of the Big10.  We can only hope!! 

A quick “76ers” search on produces this signed item from a former Sixer center and current insurance pitchman.

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Posted by: Philadunkia
03/19/13 2:38 pm EST

Outside of Evan “The Enigma” Turner, the 76ers clearly do not understand the fact that tanking for the remainder of this lost season is in the best interest of this franchise.

Instead of going down in flames and looking forward to the 2013 Draft and the upcoming off-season, the 7-6 have refused to give up on their season.  As a result, they have gone out and won 3 of their last 4 games down at the Wells Fargo Center.  Even in their one loss, the 7-6 gave the Miami Heat all the defending champs could handle.

However, we all know the Sixers are horrible on the road (6-23) and 12 of their final 16 contests are away from the WFC.  So there is no way these recent winning ways can continue, right?

That’s the question put to the scribes here at Philadunkia.  Given the Sixers stretch of solid play over the last week or so, “What do forecast will happen with this team over the final 16 games of the 2012-13 season?”  

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Posted by: Jake Fischer
03/18/13 10:02 am EST

Spencer Mason Hawes.  A 7’1, 245 pound center from the University of Washington.

A beard.  A mullet.  An oaf.  A streaky shooter.

An anomaly.

Who really is this guy?

Does he shoot threes or does he score inside?  Does he set screens and roll to the basket, or does he slip screens and shoot jumpers?

Hawes came to the Philadelphia 76ers as a 22-year-old potential-filled big man from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Sammy Dalembert.  At the time, Hawes was sold to Philadunkia nation as the center of the future and a building block for this young roster.  But, fast forward to today and Sixers fans know what Hawes is: an inconsistent NBA player who probably does not deserve a $6.5 million annual salary.

But, then he plays games like he did against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night that makes one wonder, ‘How good could Hawes actually be?’

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Posted by: Jake Fischer
03/17/13 12:12 am EST
Indiana Pacers 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 98 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 37 MIN | 5-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 4 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +8

Thad always plays with incredible heart and hustle.  If he doesn’t receive at least an A- nightly, something went terribly wrong.  Tonight, the prototypical small-ball PF was extremely efficient from the field and played great D on David West.  But he shouldn’t play 37 minutes at this point in the year, Doug.  Give some of that burn to Moultrie!

Evan Turner, SF 34 MIN | 5-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 11 PTS | +7

Evan put together a decent night of his own against a team that should have provided a tough match-up for him: lengthy and athletic perimeter players.  It’s a positive sign that he only shot the ball 11 times, but he should have converted more of them.

Spencer Hawes, C 34 MIN | 7-14 FG | 3-4 FT | 16 REB | 8 AST | 0 STL | 7 BLK | 3 TO | 18 PTS | +12

Wow.  After blanking a crucial layup in his last time out against the Heat, the big ole’ stiff comes out and delivers a near quadruple-double!  He even made contact on a few screens and rolled to the basket!  And, he embarrassed Roy Hibbert!  Wow.  Just, wow.

Jrue Holiday, PG 43 MIN | 12-25 FG | 1-1 FT | 6 REB | 12 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 27 PTS | +7

Jrue played like an all-star this evening.  And, of his 3 turnovers tonight, two came when he was arguably fouled in the 4th Quarter.  He could have shot a much better percentage overall, but he straight carried this team to a triumphant victory.

Damien Wilkins, SG 33 MIN | 4-11 FG | 4-6 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | +1

Damien Wilkins should not be playing 19 more minutes than Arnett Moultire and Charles Jenkins combined at this point in the season.  He shouldn’t.  ‘Nique’s nephew is shooting 43% from the field this year.  Why is he playing over two young guys who might actually be able to contribute to your rotation for the next five seasons?

Arnett Moultrie, PF 9 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -4

You’re the man, Arnett! Keep fighting hard for rebounds!  Keep blocking shots!  Keep running the floor! Keep smiling on the bench like you’re not pissed about playing behind Damien Wilkins!  Maybe, just maybe, one day you’ll have a coach that recognizes your potential and how it would be very beneficial to give you some playing time.

Dorell Wright, SF 29 MIN | 4-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +10

Dorell Wright took the form of a quality wing perimeter player that he can be with regular minutes this evening.  Over the team’s last five games, Wright is playing 23.0 minutes and scoring 14.2 points per contest. Why couldn’t he have gotten to this consistent run earlier in the season?

Lavoy Allen, C 16 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -4

Eh.  Lavoy is what he is.  16 minutes is a good number for him and 4 points and 3 rebounds is a solid contribution.  But he was just another face in the crowd, tonight.

Charles Jenkins, PG 5 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -2

Unfortunately for Charles, Collins refuses to acknowledge this guy is the second-leading scorer in Colonial Athletic Association history behind only David “The Admiral” Robinson.  Give this kid an opportunity to prove himself!


Again, only a few more games before Kwame Brown becomes, “Kwame Brown’s expiring contract” That’s worth some trade value, right?


It’s not his fault he’s really irrelevant at this point in the season for this particular team, right?




At least Swaggy looks swaggy on the bench.

Doug Collins

DC did a good job of coaching tonight to win this game.  He played the hot hands, he left units in that went on big runs.  He even made key substitutions in a few situations.  However, he gave Moultrie and Jenkins 14 minutes, combined.  Their are 240 minutes to divide amongst a roster in an NBA game. They got 14. Come on, Doug!

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Posted by: Philadunkia
03/15/13 1:42 pm EST

There is no doubt that this has been a very disappointing year for the 76ers in the win column.  In addition to disappointing, the 2012-13 season could also  be labeled as a bizzare one for this franchise.  Off-the-court there has been the continuing mystery that is Andrew Bynum and his aching knees.  On-the-court, the inconsistent play of the 76ers has been just as puzzling as Bynum’s knees.

One night the 7-6 get handled by the lowly Orlando Magic at home.   The next, the Sixers put up a respectable fight against the Bulls during a tough loss in Chicago.  The Sixers beat the Golden State Warriors on a Saturday and lose to the terrible Wizards on Sunday. 

You get the picture.

However, there is one on-the-court trend that has emerged for the Sixers in the last three weeks: the 76ers give the Miami Heat competitive games.  For whatever reason, Collins & Co. consistently play respectable basketball against the defending World Champions who currently own a 20-game winning streak. 

So, the question we put to some of our Philadunkia scribes was, “Why do the wildly inconsistent Sixers give the Miami Heat such competitive games?”

The answers after the jump…  

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Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
03/13/13 3:00 am EST

As we all know, in the summer of 2012 the 76ers front office traded Andre Iguodala, cut ties with Elton Brand and let Louis Williams walk.  When Doug Collins & company removed these important veterans from the Sixers roster Jrue Holiday was thrust into several key roles for this team. 

Jrue’s now the floor general,  primary option on offense,  locker room leader and  face of the franchise.  That’s a heavy load for a 22-year old to carry.

So how has Jrue responded during the most challenging season of his young NBA life? 

Career highs in points and assists.

Eighteen double-doubles.

One triple-double.

Four games with 30 or more points.

A trip to the 2013 All-Star Game.  

In short, he’s stepped up to the challenge.  In fact, to say that Jrue Holiday has been one of the few bright spots for the 76ers (tip of the cap to Thad Young) in an otherwise very disappointing year for this franchise is an understatement.       

Earlier this week, Jrue jumped on the phone with Philadunkia’s Jeff McMenamin for a few minutes to discuss his breakout season, playing in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, the struggling Sixers, the difficulty of the upcoming schedule and of course, Andrew Bynum. 

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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.


Did he make it back from Florida?


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.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

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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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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…


I hope Kwame enjoyed spring break down in Florida.


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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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?


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


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


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).

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

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