|The Sixers were kind enough to set up a conference call for a group of bloggers and Evan Turner. A handful of us peppered Evan with questions for about a half hour. Check after the jump for my notes.|
|It's about time to give the Sixers credit for what was unquestionably a positive move. The day Eddie Jordan was fired, it went without saying the team would upgrade their head coach. The jump from Jordan to Collins is probably more than we could've hoped for. After the jump, I've put together a couple videos of games Collins coached back in the day. Let's take a look and see if there's anything to glean from the film.|
|I'll be the first to admit that I have strong feelings about certain members of this team. Mainly, guys who hover on the periphery of the "young core." In the great tradition of Depressed Fan, I hope I'll be proven wrong about one or two. After the jump, let's take a shot at guessing which one(s) will exceed expectations.|
Latest comment: from Charlie HYeah. And all Americans are assholes....
|The final stop on our whirlwind Early Predictions tour is Evan Turner. If winning in the short term, or quickly turning this franchise around in a meaningful way is your goal, Turner is the key.|
|It's been about 18 months since this site has had a major redesign, and I'm ashamed it's been that long. I've started, stopped and started from scratch again more times than I care to admit in the past year-and-a-half, and I've finally reached my breaking point. Over the next however long it takes, I'm finally going to be rebuilding this site from the ground up. With that in mind, I'd love some feedback from you guys as to what you like/hate about the site and anything else you'd like to share. Specific questions after the jump.|
Latest comment: from BrianThat's awesome. Did Big Ed seem nervous, only had a couple days left as the boss at that point :)...
|Team USA will face their stiffest competition in Madrid at 3pm today. The game will be televised on NBA TV, then re-aired on ESPN2 at 10pm. Yesterday, the US struggled to score points early before figuring out they could completely destroy the Lithuanian guards with intense pressure defense on the perimeter. I doubt that'll be the case against Spain today. Game thread after the jump.|
|Andre Iguodala and his mates will be taking on Lithuania in a tune up to the World Championships in Madrid at 3pm today. The game will be televised on ESPN. Game thread after the jump.|
|Another Friday, another Pressing Questions. I'll kick it off with a few discussion topics after the jump, you guys take it from there.|
|The Sixers best player is today's subject in the Early Predictions series. Iguodala is without question the most talented player who will don the Sixers jersey this season, but he's not the most important. You'll have to wait a bit to hear about that guy. Today, it's all about @AI9.|
|We've finally reached the fun portion of the Early Predictions series. Today, the guy who I believe will wind up being the best player on this team (eventually), and one of the best point guards in the league, Jrue Holiday.|
|Tom Moore has a great piece this morning detailing how Doug Collins and his staff are taking a hands-on approach with their new players this summer. This team has a long, uphill journey ahead of them, but stories like this can't help but make you feel a little bit better about the future.|
Latest comment: from Charlie HDoes Kenny Smith watch any games?...
|A player who is questionably part of the Sixers' "Young core," is next up in our Early Predictions series. Lou enjoys long walks on the beach, romantic comedies and blocking Twitter followers who make fun of him.|
|We're now deep into the rotation with our Early Predictions series. Today we'll tackle Elton Brand. Bounce-back season or slaloming down the backside of his prime with no brakes.|
|Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it to the Garden for today's Team USA vs. France game. I will, however, be right here watching it on ESPN2. If you're home looking for a hoops fix, or just interested to see what happens when the USA competes against France, instead of bailing them out of a World War, join me in the comments for the game thread.|
Latest comment: from Court_visioNno pun intended re: "better shot"...
|Never a dull moment for Sixers fans, huh? Plenty to talk about in today's edition of Pressing Questions. I'll kick it off after the jump, you guys bring it home in the comments.|