|This time last year - actually, even as recently as a couple of months ago - I was dreading July 1, 2011. The day the lockout would most likely begin. The owners, the players and David Stern have been on a collision course with a work stoppage for a couple of years now and my biggest fear was a lost season. Now, I'm literally counting the seconds until we can get this lockout started. I'm thinking of having a party.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersI have really weird timing...
|Rod Thorn, the man who drafted Michael Jordan, stole Jason Kidd from the Phoenix Suns, rid the Sixers of Willie Green and signed Johan Petro to a 3 year/$10M deal less than a year ago. Until further notice, he's the guy with his finger on the button for the Sixers. How confident are you in the direction he's taking this team?|
|How many European players have the Sixers drafted? What are the Sixers doing to scout international players? Rich takes an in-depth look at those two important questions and more for us to help shed some light on the upcoming draft.|
|Through Iguodala's injuries, Jrue's ups and downs, Hawes' futility and Turner's disappointments, the Sixers had one constant this season to rely on. Mr. Philly Max himself, Elton Brand. The big man is up in our prediction vs. performance series today.|
|I talked a bit a few weeks back about what I look for in particular players when the draft rolls around (an uncanny skill or a tremendous physical advantage). Today I'd like to touch on what I want the Sixers to get out of this draft, and why.|
|The man of the hour is non other than the exit-interview skipping, rumor mill grist, scourge of Philly.com (AKA the best player on the Sixers), Andre Iguodala. Let's take a look at how his on-court performance measured up to my preseason predcitions.|
|Statman returns with a heavy heart to breakdown Andre Iguodala's performance in 2010-2011 versus every other starting small forward in the league. Be sure to check out his work on Jrue's numbers from last week. Check out the numbers and discuss. Iguodala's prediction vs. performance will land tomorrow.|
Latest comment: from emtmessove the Chilli's reff....
|Since it seems like everyone who's in favor of trading Andre Iguodala for Monta Ellis views Ellis' superduper scoring ability as more valuable than Iguodala's all-around game, I thought I'd do a little math exercise to see exactly how much Monta's 24PPG would've helped the Sixers this past season.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersBoth parts of your rationale make no sense to me, but ok...
|This past week, the Sixers have been a hot topic not only in Philadelphia, which is a stranger circumstance than an outsider would think. They have made news worthy of coverage from outlets such as ESPN, SI.com, CBS Sports, and many other places with a national audience. Too bad I'm more worried than ever about this team, much more than a month ago.|
|Not Doug Collins, not Evan Turner, not Andre Iguodala, not the pending sale, not Spencer Hawes. Not any of those people/things. If you want to hang your hat on something, if you want something to look forward to, some possible light at the end of the tunnel for our Philadelphia 76ers, only two words fit right now: Jrue Holiday. He's up today in our P vs. P series|
|Statman returns with an update to his mid-season point guard rankings column. The focus here is how Jrue Holiday measures up against the other starting point guards in the league, now we have a full season's worth of data to analyze. Check it out.|
|According to a report from The Deal Pipeline, Joshua Harris (pictured at right) is, in fact, leading a group of investors to buy the Sixers. The talks are ongoing but an announcement is expected within the next two to three weeks. A few more details to follow:|
|In what can only be described as shocking news, ESPN is reporting the Sixers are not only up for sale, but a deal may be "imminent," to a leveraged buyout specialist.|