|Way back in September, frequent reader/commenter Joe came up with a great idea for using a couple of advanced stats to try to predict the Sixers win total for the 2010-2011 season. I ran the numbers and came up with a bleak picture for what to expect. Well, now it's time to complete the picture and see where individual Sixers exceeded expectations.|
Latest comment: from BrianYes and yes....
|Well, it's been written so we're going to have to discuss it. Kate Fagan has a piece today that says the Sixers will look to trade Andre Iguodala this summer. She doesn't quote sources, even un-named, though she does talk about reading between the lines. Either way, she pulls a couple of names out of a hat so let's break it down.|
|It's nearly that time of year. The lottery is on the horizon, the players will soon be measured and run through their paces for the pre-draft workout, then we'll have draft night in the NBA (possibly the last official NBA event for quite some time). It's time to put your first stake in the ground.|
|Filed under, "this isn't going away", the story about Andre Iguodala missing (or skipping) his exit interview has popped back up. Bob Cooney stood by his initial report today in a chat session on Philly.com (and basically called Kate Fagan a mouthpiece for the team), and Tom Moore has gotten confirmation from Rod Thorn as well. Let's discuss.|
|With a potential lockout looming, examining where the Sixers stand against the cap is a tedious thing to do. Absolutely nothing is known about how much teams will be able to spend next season, if there is a next season, but we should still take a look at the money the Sixers have committed.|
|We've got nothing but time on our hands, but that doesn't mean we can't keep ourselves busy. The season is over and done with, but there's plenty left to digest. Over the next month or so, we'll look at the season that was from a number of different angles, today is about housekeeping and awards.|
|Doug Collins had a good quote after game three of their playoff loss to the Heat. He basically said when the Sixers opened the season against Miami, the fans packed the house to see Miami play. In the playoffs, they packed the house to see the Sixers play. Let's take a look at the Sixers attendance to see if "relevancy" is translating into ticket sales.|
|Ideas for what the Sixers should do this summer are already being tossed around in the comments, from trades to draft picks to free agent signings, we're going to explore everything. Before we get into too much detail, though, we need to answer the biggest question of them all.|
Latest comment: from JeffI suppose that depends on your definition of "unremarkable." ...
|Forty-two wins and dozens of sweat-stained dress shirts later, Doug Collins has finished his first season at the helm of our Philadelphia 76ers. It's time to grade him on what he's accomplished to this point, and more importantly, how confident you are he can keep this team headed in the right direction.|
|Today is the first day of the rest of your offseason. Join Derek Bodner and I tonight for another live episode of SixersBeat. We'll put a bow on the season, talk a bit about the draft and whatever else comes to mind.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersSo - Sean Bradley was drafted #2 for a reason and thus shouldn't have been given up on by everyone in the NBA?...
|I'm still recovering a little bit from what was an amazing season. More ups and downs than you can shake a stick at. We're going to have plenty to talk about over the next several months (hopefully not more than five or six), but for now, I'll just open the floor to you guys. Open thread to lead us into the great unknown.|
Latest comment: from mymanjrueand why on earth would the thunder do that?...
|The season is over, but no one who wore the Sixers uniform tonight has anything to be ashamed of. That was one of the most inspiring efforts I've ever seen on a basketball court. I'm proud to be a Sixers fan and I can't wait until next year.|
Latest comment: from Charlie HYeah, it was the Turner shot that made me think it wasn't our night. Rookies usually miss those....
|Game five, on the road against a team with superior talent and lofty goals. Down 3-1 in a best-of-seven series. This is the game where the cream usually will rise to the top. This is the game where the clearly superior team will typically put its foot down and end the series emphatically. The Bulls did it last night against the Pacers. Will the Heat be able to do the same tonight against the Sixers?|
|Heading into this series, it was clear the Sixers had a big advantage in their bench. Miami has a couple of specialists who play a role and little else. The Sixers have a ton of scoring firepower coming off their bench, even more now that Evan Turner has exerted himself. Let's take a quick look at how each bench has fared through four games, and talk a bit about what to expect in game five.|
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