|This post sprung from the comments section yesterday. Coach Jordan's comments about Jrue and Willie sparked a lively debate, and I wanted to take a more thorough look at how he's handled playing time for rookies in the past. We'll also pick up our Willie Green discussion, and take a look at a chart.|
|Well, it didn't take long for quotes out of camp to put a damper on my unfounded enthusiasm. After the jump, count 'em, two quotes which will make you either scratch your head, vomit or both.|
|The Sixers have announced an open practice next Saturday, Oct. 10th, to be held at the Spectrum. I will be in attendance and hopefully I'll see some of you guys there. More details after the jump.|
|It's an amazing time of year, the season is nearing, beat writers are given open access to the early days of training camp, they've got copy to write, live chats to host. The players are pumped to be officially back in the gym, they're talking about practice on Twitter. Finally, posts will write themselves. After the jump, we'll look at some of the highlights from day one of training camp (with video).|
|We'll finish up our league-wide predictions with a trip to the home of the defending champs. I have the Pacific division sending two teams to the playoffs. Predictions and thoughts after the jump.|
Latest comment: from JeffHaha, no problem. I wasn`t trying to be an ass or anything. ...
|This morning we'll tackle what I think is the best division in basketball, the Southwest. Predictions and thoughts after the jump.|
|My predictions for the Central Division as well as brief comments on each team after the jump. (Media Day today for the Sixers, we're going to wrap these predictions quickly as camp is looming).|
|Slam is in the process of releasing their top 50 list. Today, Andre Iguodala's name came up at number 26. The ranking is bad, as is the article that accompanies it, but take a look anyway. I'll quickly explain why after the jump.|
|My favorite research tool, Basketball-Reference.com, has posted a set of predictions for the upcoming season based on expected win shares and a formula to estimate playing time and time lost to injury. After the jump, we'll take a look.|
|We're going to spend the rest of our time leading up to training camp with Cliff's Notes previews and predictions of each division in the NBA. After the jump I'll give my quick take, then I want to hear what you guys think in the comments. We'll start with the Atlantic today.|
Latest comment: from BrianFor the record, I gave the Raptors 1 more win than Hollinger did in his preview....
|Two interesting quotes from established NBA players concerning the lockout of the NBA officials. After the jump, see what Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher had to say about the situation.|
|The Sixers will officially unveil their new uniforms today at 2pm (The picture above is the accidentally leaked road version). If you're in Philly you can head down to the Wach, the event is open to the public. Thad Young and Elton Brand will be doing the whole runway thing to show off the new threads. If you go, e-mail me a picture and I'll post here. Bonus points if you're in the picture with Thad or EB. (Pic is up after the jump, thanks to TK76)|
Latest comment: from Tom MooreLink to today's blogs: http://www.phillyburbs.com/opinions/blogs/intell_blogs/tom_moore.html...
|This afternoon the Sixers set up a conference call for a group of bloggers and Ed Stefanski. It lasted about 40 minutes, after the jump I'll have the highlights and some thoughts.|
|The final installment of our Predicting 2010 series features none other than the face of the franchise, Andre Iguodala. A top-ten player in the league in my mind, switching to a new position with a bigger share of the responsibility for the team's fortunes, I'll do my best to project his upcoming (All Star?) season after the jump.|