Posted by: Jake Fischer
03/08/13 12:10 pm EST

Ever since the 76ers miraculous come-from-behind victory over the Golden State Warriors on March 2, Doug Collins’ club has dropped three-straight games and are back to their losing ways.  Now, at this point in this season, it’s far too late to write posts saying what the Sixers can change in order to play better and win some games, but it’s never too late to analyze the team’s losses.

On this three-game losing streak, Sixers fans have seen a number of players in the red, white and blue uniforms go cold from the field.  Surprisingly enough, the team’s lone All-Star, Jrue Holiday, has gone cold for a decent stretch of games for the first time this year.  Not surprisingly, the ever-inconsistent Evan Turner — or “The Enigma” as we like to call him here at — hasn’t shot the ball efficiently as well.

On the surface, Holiday is shooting just 13-48 from the field (27.1 percent) and Turner has made just 11-39 field goal attempts (28.2 percent) over the last three games.

Unfortunately, looking at the shot charts for the Sixers starting back-court in those games doesn’t make the situation seem any brighter.

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Posted by: C. Smith
03/06/13 9:26 am EST
Boston Celtics 109 FinalRecap | Box Score 101 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 33 MIN | 9-20 FG | 1-3 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 19 PTS | -11

IMO it was a quiet and interesting double-double for Thad. He played with his usual energy and intensity, but his scoring came in odd bursts. His 6 point run during the second half of the 3rd Q helped the Sixers claw back into this one, so that way key. However, if you look a the game closely you’ll see that another 6 of Thad’s point came after the 1:32 mark of the 4th Q when this game was already over.

Evan Turner, SF 44 MIN | 6-19 FG | 5-5 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 18 PTS | -7

Turner played a lot of PG last night and the result was…Too many 3PAs by ET…Too many FGAs by ET and not enough ball movement.  He did a nice job of getting into the lane for buckets or trips to the FT line.  Still, at the 4:50 mark of the 4th he threw up two wild shots and missed a lay-in and I chucked the remote across the room.

Spencer Hawes, C 28 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +8

Let me say that Hawes played decently last night on the offensive end.  However KG simply owns this guy and it’s sad to watch.  In this game Spence caught and alley-oop and blocked one by BOS.  I have no stats to back this up, but a I believe that’s the first time Hawes has pulled off that combo.  My favorite play was when KG pinned (it was goal tending, but still) Spence’s shot from behind because Hawes decide to lay-in a bunny rather then slamming it home.

Royal Ivey, PG 37 MIN | 4-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 10 PTS | +8

A third straight start for Ivey (Sixers are now 1-2 in those games) and now that he has some confidence, Ivey is hurting this team.  I know he has been hot from behind the arc this year, but seven 3PAs is too many for this career journeyman.  He also was not much help slowing down Bradley.

Jrue Holiday, PG 42 MIN | 6-17 FG | 6-6 FT | 5 REB | 10 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 18 PTS | +8

A wildly inconsistent night from Jrue.  He did a great job of getting to the rim, but didn’t score efficiently.  He handed out 10 dimes, but he turned the ball over too many times.  He has moments of great defense and lapses of simply awful defensive play.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 20 MIN | 5-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | -13

12-12 from the field in his last 4 games and as a bonus, Moultrie is exciting to watch.

Dorell Wright, SF 23 MIN | 3-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -13

Wright has one job — hit open jumpers. Last night he did not do that for the Sixers

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

So Allen has had decent success guarding KG in the past, but he only gets 3 mins. of run vs. BOS.

Damien Wilkins, SG 11 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -16

Moving on…


Does anyone know what the Sixers record for DNP-CDs is in one season?

Doug Collins

I liked that DC played Jrue off the ball for most of the time that Avery Bradley was in the game.  It was a smart way to get Jrue some easier looks.  I liked that he played Moultrie early, but the red hot Moultrie should have played even more.  KG kills Hawes.  Allen gives KG problems.  Yet Hawes played 28 ticks and Allen only 3.  That’s a head scratcher.  I also don’t like that he has buried Pargo.  I would like to have seen Pargo at the point with Holiday at the SG for stretches of this game.  Also why was Holiday on the bench for a large stretch to open the 4th Q?  Finally, DC has to come up with a solution for the Sixers terrible 3rd Q starts.  A quick 6-2 run by the C’s out of the half killed the 7-6 in this one.

After the Jump Six Things We Saw Last Night…

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Posted by: Philadunkia
03/05/13 12:54 pm EST


Two dozen.

That’s how many games remain in this very disappointing year for the 76ers.

Tonight’s game down at the Wells Fargo Center against Boston tips off the final stretch of the 2012-13 season.  Barring one of the biggest miracle runs in the history of the League, the Sixers will miss the playoffs and are bound for the 2013 NBA Lottery.

Now the question becomes what do the Sixers do with the upcoming games they have to play in March and April?  Many in Philadunkia nation support the notion of tanking.  Others want to play it out in a competitive nature and hope for the best.  Still others have some their own ideas for how the remainder of the 7-6’s season should go.  No matter what idea you support, you need a plan — hopefully a good one — to reach your goals for the last 24 contests.

So that is the challenge we gave to several of the Philadunkia scribes.  If you were in charge of the Sixers, provide us with your detailed plan for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.   

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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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Posted by: C. Smith
03/04/13 10:06 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 87 FinalRecap | Box Score 90 Washington Wizards
Thaddeus Young, SF 34 MIN | 5-12 FG | 4-6 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +2

After grabbing a career high 16 rips vs. GSW, Thad was MIA on the boards down in DC.  However, he provided a nice offensive spark in the 3rd Q where he scored 8 points and he did have 3 steals.

Evan Turner, SF 34 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 10 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | +8

A double-double for Turner can not make up for the disappointment I am feeling in “The Enigma”. Having his shot blocked by Wall at the end of the game was simply icing on this cake.

Spencer Hawes, C 39 MIN | 6-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -8

A nice recovery by Hawes from the debacle he had against GSW, but I still want his minutes to go to Moultrie for the rest of the season.

Royal Ivey, PG 24 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -12

Did you think that his stellar play from Saturday night was going to make the train ride down to Washington, D.C? C’mon

Jrue Holiday, PG 36 MIN | 4-19 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -2A terrible shooting night by was not a total surprise as he logged 42 minutes in the win over GSW on Saturday.  I would liked to have seen he take less J’s early on and get to the rim/FT line in an effort to get his stroke going.  Despite his struggles, Jrue scored 7 points in the 4th Q to pull the Sixers back into this game and only committed 2 TOs all night.
Arnett Moultrie, PF 6 MIN | 3-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -2

I would love to discuss with DC why this guy is not playing more minutes.

Dorell Wright, SF 26 MIN | 5-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -2

A very solid game by wright was destroyed for me on two plays…(1) He gave Wall too much space on the final possession for the Wiz and (2) Four seconds is an eternity.  So there was plenty of time on that last play by the Sixers for Wright to catch the inbound, throw a pump fake (and watch the defender fly by), then set his feet and shoot.  Instead he threw up a prayer while falling out of bounds.

Lavoy Allen, C 17 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +2

The idea that we have to sit and watch this guy float in and out of games for one more year after this season is mind blowing to me.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 3 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | -3

DC has moved on from Pargo so I guess we should too…

Damien Wilkins, SG 22 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 6 PTS | +2

Wilkins had a nice little stretch of play during the early 2nd Q and provided so much needed bench help on the second night of a home, then road B2B set.


Do you think the train conductor let him blow the whistle on the way down to DC?

Doug Collins

Outside of Hawes, Collins absolutely rode his starters to a W on Saturday night, so on the second night of a home, the road B2B it makes no sense to me that Collins played Pargo for a total of 3 minutes and the emerging Moultrie for 6.  Way to manage those rotations coach.

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Posted by: C. Smith
03/02/13 10:26 pm EST
Golden State Warriors 97 FinalRecap | Box Score 104 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, SF 40 MIN | 7-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 16 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 14 PTS | -3

A career high 16 boards was the major highlight in a very good night for Thad (double-double).  His 4 straight points during the Sixers run in the 2nd Q were big and he had a huge garbage play – layin during the 4th Q.

Evan Turner, SF 43 MIN | 10-15 FG | 0-2 FT | 10 REB | 9 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | +3

One of ET’s best games of the year — near triple-double.  I especially like that he did not pound the ball into the floor on any trips tonight. I wonder if saw the Kenny Smith piece on TNT the other night?  In the 3rd Q Turner had 10 pts. as well as a great pick-n-roll alley-oop to Moultrie.  He came up even bigger in the 4th — 6 pts; 2 fantastic assists and a big steal.  Still, his FT shooting is killing me.

Spencer Hawes, C 20 MIN | 0-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 0 PTS | -8

A 0-4 1st Q began a simply awful night for Hawes.

Royal Ivey, PG 25 MIN | 6-6 FG | 1-3 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 17 PTS | -7

Ivey got the start and he responded with 8 pts. in the 1st Q on his way to his best game this season.  Ivey’s shooting was on fire tonight.  I also thought he did a solid job on Curry in the 2nd half and slowed Steph down somewhat.  But those late missed FTs nearly killed me.

Jrue Holiday, PG 42 MIN | 11-20 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 8 TO | 27 PTS | +9

Holiday had 11 points in the 1st half, but it was his play in the 4th Q and especially the closing minutes that will have everyone talking. He scored 12 points in the final Q including 5 straight to close out the game.  That’s how an all-star closes a game!  However, 8 turnovers is unacceptable from your all-star PG.  My only other knock was that Curry gave him fits at the other end, but Curry does that to most foes.

Lavoy Allen, PF 28 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | +15

Lavoy drifts in and out of games so much it’s scary, but Fran Dunphy told us that for years.

Arnett Moultrie, PF 8 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +10

If all of the Sixers bigs could learn to cut / dive / run to the rim like the rookie, we’d score a lot more easy buckets.  He had a beautiful catch and slam on an alley-oop from Turner.

Dorell Wright, SF 27 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | +19

Wirght played like a man with a chip on his shoulder against his former team.  His 11 points in the 1st half helped keep the Sixers in this one.  The hustle play he made to cover the length of the floor and block a Curry lay-up was simply incredible.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 8 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -3

Nothing wrong with his night, but I had bigger expectations when we signed this guy.  Of course it’s tough to do a lot in only 8 ticks.


I heard he grabbed like 3 boxes of Wilt bobble heads.

Doug Collins

DC pushed the right button in starting Ivey tonight.  I liked that he got Turner the ball closer to the hoop in the second half where he could score quickly (I assume that was by design).  I thought he stuck with Hawes too long and Moultrie did not get enough burn.

After the Jump, Six Things We Saw Last Night…

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Posted by: Jake Fischer
03/01/13 2:53 pm EST

After sustaining serious mental and emotional damages from a carnivorous herd of media members at the Sixers PCOM practice facility, the 2012-2013 version of Andrew Bynum, along with his knees, is now for done for the season, the ailing center announced Friday.

“It’s getting really late [in the season],” the 7-1 nearly 300-pound center told reporters in regards to appearing on the court.  “I don’t know if I will play.”

As many have speculated for months, Andrew Bynum will most likely never play for the Sixers this season, as his deteriorating knees have now apparently cost him the 2012-13 just as they have done to the 76ers.  Bynum, who had practiced with the team for the first time just seven days prior to this horrific announcement, reported that his knees experienced swelling following that practice.  However, they most likely did not swell as large as many 76ers fans’ hearts did Friday afternoon, considering that for Bynum, it’s still all about the money.

“Being healthy is more important than everything else,” Bynum also said at PCOM.  “If I am healthy, I’ll get a deal.  I have to be able to play and I need to get to the point where I’m healthy to play.”

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Posted by: C. Smith
03/01/13 9:16 am EST
Philadelphia 76ers 82 FinalRecap | Box Score 93 Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young, SF 39 MIN | 4-13 FG | 1-4 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -21

I hope that last night’s shooting woes were just a matter of Thad still getting himself back into game shape. Thad was also noticeably late on several weak-side rotations.

Evan Turner, SF 39 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 12 PTS | -8

I honestly don’t know what to write about “The Enigma” anymore. Turner comes out on fire — 5-7 in the 1st Q and then outside of a nice alley-oop to Moultrie in the 2nd Q, he just disappears. He continues to pound the ball into the floor until late in the shot clock (more on this later).  One sequence in the 4th drove me nuts…After jacking and missing a wing 3PA, the Bulls grabbed the rebound and set up their half court offense down the other end.  Long story short, Turner is late on a rotation and then weakly fouls Noah on a lay-in for an AND 1.  At the time of the ill-advised 3PA, the Sixers had a chance to cut the Bulls lead to 6 or 7 and instead ended up down 12 after Noah’s FT.

Spencer Hawes, C 37 MIN | 7-18 FG | 6-6 FT | 15 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS | -6

Hawes recovered from a horrible start offensively to post a double-double.  Still he got absolutely worked by Noah at both ends and that’s all I or anyone else will remember from this game.

Jrue Holiday, PG 41 MIN | 10-19 FG | 1-3 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 22 PTS | -13

Jrue’s scoring outburst in the 2nd Q (7 points) kept the Sixers in this game. He also had 7 points in the 3rd Q that helped the Sixers claw back into this one after falling behind by 16.  So he had the offense going last night.  However I thought he had some trouble guarding Hinrich at times and that hurt the Sixers.

Nick Young, SG 27 MIN | 1-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +1

Nick is 2-16 in his last 3 games.  Where is the Swaggy P fan club now?

Arnett Moultrie, PF 7 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | 0

4 points in 6+ mins during the 1st half and DC can’t find any burn for this kid in the 2nd half.  Simply stupid Doug.

Dorell Wright, SF 25 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-3 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -7

If Wright could have knocked home his FTs, he would have gotten a better grade.  I’m ready to try this guy in the first-five again as it is obvious Nick’s hot streak is over.

Jeremy Pargo, PG 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | -5

What the hell has happened to this guy since putting on a Sixers uniform?


I guess DC’s big, physical presence couldn’t have gone into this game and attempted to keep Noah off the glass?  Money well spent…

Doug Collins

I’m still recovering from the post game meltdown DC had the other night, so I’m going to leave this one alone except to say this…Perhaps no team has had more injury issues then the Bulls this year (Rose, Hamilton, Gibson, etc.) and yet Thibs has figured out a way to win and has never given the ‘woe is me’ comments like Collins has done this year.

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Posted by: C. Smith
02/28/13 12:07 pm EST

A great “open letter” style email piece to Sixers ownership from Jason Wolf at  A MUST READ.

John Finger at thinks the Sixers organization need to “flip the script” and looks at the Sixers horrible tendency to shoot from “the yard”.  Something we have been complaining about all year. 

Video commentary by Stephen A. Smith  & Skip Bayless on DC’s meltdown.

From Yahoo Sports, a preview of tonight’s Sixers at Bulls game which is on national TV.  The Sixers could get really smoked tonight in Chicago and further continue their slide to the 2013 Lottery.  Although the Bulls are 4-8 in their last 12 games.  

A quick “76ers” search on finds a guy with 100 Mo Speights youth jerseys to sell.  NO LIE!

With the 2012-13 season firmly in the crapper, it’s time to look at he 2013 NBA Draft.  At they are projecting that the 76ers will select 11th and take Willie Cauley-Stein from Kentucky.

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Posted by: Jake Fischer
02/27/13 1:21 pm EST

Tuesday night, the 76ers sank to a new low in the mess that is the 2012-2013 season. Following a 14-point loss to the now 16-41 Orlando Magic, a team they had previously demolished by 17 points, the Sixers are now 22-33 overall.

What’s worst of all, is that because of tiebreakers, Doug Collins and company are now in last place in the Atlantic Division.  Through this six-game losing streak it has become crytsal clear that this team needs a change in order to inject some energy into this squad and revitalize what has spiraled into a simply lifeless team.

Following the gruesome loss down at the Wells Fargo Center, Collins made headlines with his blatantly critical comments about the lack of effort and energy from his players.

“We made a huge deal and we have nobody playing a part of that deal.  How many teams can give up Andre Iguodala, Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic and have nothing in return playing?  That’s tough to overcome,” Collins told reporters after the game.  “That’s just the facts.  I’m not looking for any outs.  That’s a fact. Nik Vucevic had 19 rebounds tonight. Spencer had one, I think Lavoy had two… I did not think our guys prepared themselves during the break to come back to play.”

The problem with Collins’ comments is that he was largely responsible, along with the front office, for making the off-season moves that gave him his current roster.

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