|As he has been known to do from time to time, 76ers Co-Owner and CEO Adam Aron took to his Twitter Feed on Sunday to answer questions about the 76ers. As I checked out his page in-depth that night, I found out a few interesting things: Philadelphia finally cares about basketball, and the current executives were responsible for the great success last season (well, even though being a mediocre team is hardly something to brag about, and last year's team was built before he came, but besides that he's spot on). Most importantly, I learned the Eagles are currently in Training Camp. Who knew? I NEED to get up to Lehigh at some point this week.|
|The Sixers held Derrick Rose to 18 points on 17 shots (and three free throws) last night. In the second half, Rose scored 3 points, didn't hand out a single assist and turned the ball over three times. Rich takes a close look at how Jrue Holiday's phenomenal play at the point of attack completely took away Rose's right hand while the rest of the team shut down the lane behind him.|
Well, first off I'd like to say that it's great to have another season of hoops ahead of us, even an abbreviated/crazy/jam-packed one. Even if it's still only the preseason, it's good to see actual basketball come back and not have to talk about BRI and revenue sharing.
The Sixers got off to a very good start away from the Wells Fargo Center Friday night with a 103-78 dismantling of the Washington Wizards. Truly, the game was only made as close as it was by the Wizards backups having a very strong 4th quarter against the Sixers' bench. When the Sixers' main guys were on the floor, they played like they were still mad about the two gut-wrenching losses they suffered last year in this very same building.
Latest comment: from TraySounds like a middle aged man ecstatically having sex for the first time in a while....
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Well, all I can say after last night's game is that I am irrationally excited about this team after a couple of bad losses. Will they come back to Earth? Probably a little bit, but last night's performance showed me that the team is closer to their great play in February/March than their last two stinkers. Let's take a look at a key adjustment the Sixers made on the fly to change the tone of the game.|
|The plan was for a recap of last night's game, but it's still too soon. Instead, I thought we could all use a pick-me-up. This morning, Rich is going to treat us to a closer look at the Sixers X's and O's (with video). Specifically, how is Jodie Meeks helping the offense and Thad's resurgence. Enjoy.|
|Alright, now that the team is seven games in, we have a better idea of what Doug Collins was trying to install offensively in training camp with the so-called "cluster" offense. The phrase Brian has said a lot in his hopes for the team is "Good Basketball," which is the way I feel about the team too. I want to win, but only if guys like Jrue and Turner are making solid basketball plays and developing good habits. This is where the offense kicks in. In other words, Collins needs to do his best to put his guys in positions where they are comfortable making plays. So far, there have been ups and downs, but the team looks pretty good when they are actually running the plays.|
|I'm a realist: The majority of this preseason has been negative. Yeah, it started out well because we all were thrilled to have a new coach. The way Doug Collins handled the media and more importantly the upgrade he seems to be over Eddie Jordan just from his quotes had many of us excited initially. After a less than stellar preseason, the tide seems to have turned quickly around here. There are many reasons why any 76ers fan could have their doubts after this preseason.|
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