|Since the players and owners can't be bothered to have a legitimate negotiation until August, there's really not a whole lot going on in the NBA these days. We might as well waste some time analyzing the schedule that was released yesterday, even if the odds are against the season playing out that way.|
|Later today in what can either be described as a "thumbing their noses at us," or "slapping us in the face," move, the NBA will release the schedule for the 2011-2012 season. Typically, this is the day when I take a look and try to pinpoint a couple games I'm going to buy tickets for. It's just another step to build the excitement for the upcoming season. This year, it's just cruel.|
Latest comment: from stoned81Well if there can be one silver-lining to the lockout, I'll take it!...
|It appears as though the NFL lockout will probably be coming to an end later this week. The sides apparently were able to come to terms on the contentious issues and hammer out a deal that will save the season. While I'm not particularly optimistic the NBA will follow suit, there is definitely one thing to keep an eye on in the next couple of weeks in the NFL, and keep in mind if/when the NBA gets its act together.|
Latest comment: from BrianIt does, it can and it will. Only time frame I've seen is a couple of months from Kate Fagan...
|This time last year most of us were looking forward to a new perimeter trio for the Sixers. Jrue Holiday at the point, Evan Turner at shooting guard and Andre Iguodala at small forward. A lot has happened between now and then, most of it not involving those three players at those three positions at the same time. Today, let's take a look back at the season and see if J.T.I. was given a chance, how well they performed and maybe take a look into the future as well.|
|NBA.com is reporting that when all the math is done, the players' salaries will compromise less than their guaranteed 57% of BRI for the 2010-2011 season, the first time this has happened under the current CBA. This may not seem like big news, but it could have serious ramifications. For starters, the players will have about $160M due to them, 8% of their salaries.|
|As some players make the move overseas, others find ways to bide their time and the sides continue to avoid negotiations like the plague, we inch closer and closer to a completely lost NBA season. Here's today's question: What would the Sixers look like after a full lost season?|
Latest comment: from stoned81LOL that is some funny ish...
|Perhaps the days of the Sixers puff piece from CSN will come to an end once Comcast no longer owns the team, but for the time being, Dei Lynam is definitely churning them out. Yesterday, she reported on Andre Iguodala's appearance at Part of the Solution Community Day. What made this appearance noteworthy? Well, Iguodala actually looked happy.|
|The sale is imminent, the lockout is churning on and thankfully, Rich can't be distracted. He's still got his mind on basketball and today he's going to take us on a journey into Evan Turner's offensive game, particularly his play in isolation situations. Enjoy.|
|In an interesting, if not completely convincing, turn of events, The New York Times published a long blog post charging the NBA with cooking its books to claim losses when the league actually was profitable as recently as the 2009-2010 season.|
|How much was Andre Iguodala really worth this season? How about Elton Brand, Jrue Holiday or (gulp) Jason Kapono? There's no hard and fast way to calculate that, but someone decided to take a stab anyway. A post on The Wages of Wins Journal on this very subject made the rounds yesterday, so let's discuss today.|
|With the first holiday weekend of the lockout behind us, we've got some statements and stories to digest. Kevin Durant and Antawn Jamison made comments that probably reveal more about themselves than the negotiations, and Ian O'Connor wrote a piece for ESPN New York which clearly took the players' side. Let's discuss.|
|Let's, for a moment, bury our heads in the sand and imagine the owners weren't on the verge of locking the players out. Free agency would be opening up tomorrow and a player who would fit a need for the Sixers has just thrown his hat into the ring. Miami sharp shooter, James Jones.|