Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: Josh Richardson isn’t being talked about enough

He’s not Jimmy Butler, but Josh Richardson will fit snuggly in the Philadelphia 76ers’ rotation. The Philadelphia 76ers traded Jimmy Butler over the summer, shipping the All-Star to Miami in exchange for Josh Richardson. Presumably, the Sixers didn’t want to trade Butler. But he wanted...

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10 hours ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: 10-game stint could set expectations for 2020 playoffs

One stint could provide an indicator for the Philadelphia 76ers’ potential playoff success in 2020. The Philadelphia 76ers season is right around the corner and the release of the team schedule last week spikes up anticipation for it. The team has Finals expectations going into this regular season....

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14 hours ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

How the Philadelphia 76ers stack up against the Northwest Division

We continue our divisional series, breaking down how the Philadelphia 76ers compare to the Northwest. I’ll be taking over for Quinn Davis on our latest project, comparing the Philadelphia 76ers to their 2019-20 competition. In previous articles, we have gone division-by-division, analyzing how...

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16 hours ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: Can Trey Burke be a long-term piece?

The Philadelphia 76ers may have found their long-term solution at the backup point guard position in journeyman Trey Burke. After four seasons of T.J. McConnell being the primary backup point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, the franchise will begin a new era at the reserve playmaking spot this upcoming...

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18 hours ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: What we can expect from Kyle O’Quinn this season

The Philadelphia 76ers’ new backup center should make a strong first impression. Maybe you’ve seen him at your younger cousin’s bar-mitzvah. Or maybe you’ve seen him coaching a camp at his alma mater, Norfolk State. Or maybe you’ve seen him just living his best life on Instagram....

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1 day ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers Intrasquad Fantasy Draft: Third Pick

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images With Embiid and Simmons off the board, who should captain the third intrasquad team? Shout out to Liberty Ballers community member gramercy riffs, who has already made a fanpost about a Sixers intrasquad fantasy draft. We’re tweaking his idea a bit...

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1 day ago, Liberty Ballers, Philadelphia 76ers, Fantasy

Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons must again ratchet up aggressiveness on offense

The Philadelphia 76ers’ star point guard needs to enforce his will on offense. In watching the Philadelphia 76ers last year, it was clear: when Ben Simmons is aggressive, the Sixers are a much better team. Some games, he would come out attacking. He’d push the ball in transition, get into...

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1 day ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Are the Philadelphia 76ers the NBA’s newest trendsetters?

The Philadelphia 76ers have the potential to change how franchises go about team building. One glance at the Philadelphia 76ers‘ roster and it’s easy to see where this article is heading. The Sixers have size, to a degree no other NBA team can currently match. The starting lineup consists...

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2 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: How will Tobias Harris’ contract age?

The Philadelphia 76ers accomplished one of their main goals this summer, but will they end up regretting re-signing Tobias Harris? The signing of Al Horford this summer was one of the transactions that’s been deemed as the questionable move by the Philadelphia 76ers. As it should be, there are...

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2 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Daily: Grading The Offseason – Philadelphia 76ers

In this edition of Basketball Insiders' "Grading The Offseason" series, Matt John takes a look at the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the most talented albeit confusing teams in the league

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2 days ago, Basketball Insiders, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers can implement load management without tanking games

This season, the Philadelphia 76ers can balance rest and winning. In a vacuum, losing Jimmy Butler and adding Al Horford is a net loss. Even in context, there’s no denying Butler’s talent and usefulness as a halfcourt shot creator. But one area where Horford exponentially boosts the Philadelphia...

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2 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

2019-20 Eastern Conference predictions: Which seed will Philadelphia 76ers get?

Where the Philadelphia 76ers stand in the Eastern Conference picture. It has been three months since we last watched Philadelphia 76ers basketball, and in the meantime,  we’ve seen the Raptors dethrone the Golden State Warriors in June, NBA free agency taking over our lives in July, and...

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2 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Neto vs. Burke: Who is the Backup Point Guard?

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports Having more than one good option is never a problem One of the Sixers’ most pressing needs this offseason was finding a formidable bench that could go up against other top teams in the league. They did just that through both free agency and the draft, and yet, going into...

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2 days ago, Liberty Ballers, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: Zhaire Smith could make Josh Richardson expendable

Philadelphia 76ers young wing Zhaire Smith could make Josh Richardson expendable in the future if he reaches his potential. The loss of Jimmy Butler this summer will surely be felt during this upcoming season at some point for the Philadelphia 76ers. Luckily for the franchise, they didn’t lose...

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3 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers were flawed last season; have those flaws been fixed?

Despite being a lucky bounce away from possibly winning the NBA championship, the Philadelphia 76ers were like a beautiful, but deeply flawed diamond. This offseason, have all the problems now been fixed? Are the Sixers now a flawless gem? On the surface, the Philadelphia 76ers had a powerhouse of a...

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3 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

Do the Sixers now have the necessary depth to be a contender?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images A look at how deep recent contenders’ rotations have run When the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors after seven Eastern Conference semifinal games last May, sure, it was due to things like Kawhil Leonard’s heroics and Joel Embiid’s shaky digestive tract,...

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3 days ago, Liberty Ballers, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons: Blake drops 50 and Embiid drops Drummond

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Joel Embiid has won every battle, but Drummond’s improved defense might mean the war is far from over Welcome to Film Don’t Lie: The Definitive Video Breakdown of the Detroit Pistons. For more on this comprehensive video series, please see our intro post. In short,...

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3 days ago, Detroit Bad Boys, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers could rest Joel Embiid for 10 games this seaosn

Based on the Philadelphia 76ers schedule for this upcoming season, the franchise could theoretically rest their star big man for at least 10 games. Late last season and into the playoffs, it became clear that the Philadelphia 76ers did a poor job managing franchise center Joel Embiid‘s playing...

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4 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

The Fun Ranking: Month-By-Month Sixers Schedule Breakdown

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Which month will be the most fun? I was messing around in the Liberty Ballers Slack channel and suggested a power ranking for the new season based on how much fun each month will be, which was when resident stat-guy/genius/literally-does-everything Andrew Patton told...

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4 days ago, Liberty Ballers, Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers have the longest title window in the NBA

The Philadelphia 76ers can contend for the foreseeable future. NBA teams don’t stay good for that long. Even rebuilds that seem spectacular often crash and burn. In 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder were the best young team in the NBA. They had just lost to the Heat in the Finals, but every fan thought...

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5 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers

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