|A rumor was floated today about how much money Andre Miller is supposedly seeking for his next deal. Let's just say, I don't think it's a price the Sixers (or anyone else) will be willing to meet.|
Latest comment: from BrianHe was decidedly over-rated last season. This year, he's just rated....
|In the first half, the Sixers turned the ball over 14 times. They allowed Houston to grab 9 offensive rebounds, a rate of 33%. Thad Young grabbed two rebounds the entire half. The Sixers were held to 18 points in the second quarter. It was almost an unwatchable half of basketball. The only highlights came from Elton Brand, who blocked 6 shots. How, you may ask, did a start like that turn into the biggest win of the season (thus far)? Check after the jump for the answer.|
|It just so happens that the actual mid-way point of the season was yesterday's loss to the Mavericks. The good news, for us, is that we have four off days to take a look back and evaluate this team and its players over the first 41. Today, we'll take a look at the guards, tomorrow the wings, Thursday the bigs and then Friday we'll tackle the team as a whole.|
|The fourth win of four straight turned out to be the most impressive of the group. On the road, in Atlanta in front of hundreds of rabid Hawks fans, the Sixers took it to a 22-13 team and never let up. The Sixers put forth maximum effort for 48 minutes and literally ran the Hawks right out of their own gym.|
|You should beat the Charlotte Bobcats at home. That's just a fact. This is a game the Sixers should have won, and they did. If you're going to make the playoffs, you can't have letdown games, especially at home. So the win isn't the big news. The streak of three is more important. The quality of play over the past 6 or 7 is even bigger.|
|It's been about a week, so I figured we're overdue to introduce a new worksheet. What I'm striving to do here is keep track of some stats you won't find anywhere else. Stats that, I hope, will give us a glimpse into what's working and what's not working for this team. Today, we'll take a look at what I'm going to call the Favorite Targets worksheet, a full explanation and methodology after the jump.|
|With trade rumors flying and the trading deadline fast approaching, this franchise is going to have to make a tough decision. Right now, Andre Miller is playing his best ball of the season, and he's honestly matching the season he put up last year. Miller's re-emergence as a premier point guard couldn't have come at a better time for a couple of reasons.|
|How good is Andre Miller? When guarded by D-League-caliber defenders (like Luke Ridnour) he shoots with his eyes closed. He's that good.|
Latest comment: from DeanHCould you imagine our record if the coach did follow that method. ...
|This game left me speechless. It's taken me about 7 hours to be able to sit down and write this. The irony is this may have been the best game the Sixers have played all season. They scored 106 points on San Antonio, in San Antonio. The erased a 22-point deficit. They outscored the Spurs 56-42 in the second half. For about 24 minutes, I thought I was watching the '07-'08 Sixers. Then, in the final 2 seconds, I was brought crashing back down to Earth. We all were.|
|If you want to know why the Sixers lost this game, I can't really tell you. I can tell you a couple of things that certainly didn't help. Getting out-scored by 18 points from the three point line, for example, probably wasn't helpful. 2 technical fouls, also not a very good idea in a game you lose by 1 point. Absolutely no clue what to do on offense in the half-court, again, potentially part of the problem.|
|Lost in the horrible team performances the Sixers have been turning in lies Andre Miller's quietly efficient play at the point. The hope coming into the season was that Miller would transition back to more of a pass-first point. It hasn't happened to this point, but I think the fault for that doesn't lie with him but with the coaches and his teammates' inability to knock down shots. After a dubious start which saw him looking out of sync and sluggish, Miller has turned it on over the past seven games.|
|It's not every day that you get to write a headline like that. Hopefully, this will be the last day the Sixers are at or below .500 though.Even though they played their second straight close game to team which I...|
Latest comment: from HelpfulYou can watch the game here. http://xoomer.alice.it/livesports/...
|I'm sick of 1-8 teams.I'd love to say the Sixers played a horrible game tonight, but in all honesty, they didn't play that poorly. Of all the things that would've sunk the Sixers against the T-Wolves tonight, I never thought...|
|This question is probably the one piece of the Sixers' puzzle that I'm having the hardest time figuring out. Last year, we saw two versions of Lou. One was a gunner who played out of control, monopolized the ball and...|