|Typically, it takes me a couple of weeks after "my team's" season ends to take an interest in the sport again. Sometimes, the playoffs have already come to a conclusion by the time I tune back in. This year was no different, but I'm starting to come around. Since there's nothing new to talk about regarding the Sixers, let's spend our Monday talking about the conference finals and beyond.|
|There's a very, very good chance we're going to get locked out in a little over six weeks. By us, I mean the fans as well as the players. And by locked out, I mean we won't be able to fully dive into the offseason roster moves because (a) the teams won't be allowed to make any moves and (b) the framework for how moves will be made won't exist. I've given some thought to what we'll do around here if the lockout does happen. More on that and the owners' latest proposal to follow.|
|As I watch the OKC/Memphis series play out in the West, I can't help but think about the Sixers/Knicks game on April 6th, and how things could've possibly played out much differently for the Sixers had they not lost on that fateful day.|
Latest comment: from MariaFockeguardedly optimistic. ...
|TK76 asked the question of where Andre Iguodala would fit, and what kind of impact he'd have in the comments yesterday. As is usually the case, the best ideas around the parts begin in the comments, so let's spend the day ruminating on possible destinations for our best player.|
|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?...