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Ben Simmons As Present And Future Point Guard Of The 76ers

by Daniel Friedberg

Jul 27, 2016 6:02 PM

One thing was demonstrably evident throughout Summer League, Ben Simmons' passing is a transcendent skill. To maximize this otherworldly ability, it is essential that he be the primary initiator on offense. Read more »

Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Hinged Upon Ping Pong Balls: Thaddeus Young’s Tenure With 76ers

by Daniel Friedberg

May 19, 2014 1:50 PM

Thaddeus Young has been the lone constant in the ups and downs for the 76ers since 2007. He’s carved himself a niche in the NBA as a small-ball power forward who can disrupt the game with his activity and hustle. Read more »

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Filling Out the 76ers’ Core With Their Two Lottery Picks

by Daniel Friedberg

Apr 25, 2014 5:31 PM

With two lottery picks in this June's draft, the 76ers will have to nail both selections to build around their core of Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel. Read more »

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Searching For Journeymen

by Daniel Friedberg

Amidst the D-League hopefuls and marginal talent, a few players have proven themselves as NBA caliber, and deserve to have roster spots either with the Sixers or with another franchise. Read more »
The Age Of Hinkie: Year 1

by Daniel Friedberg

Despite the outpouring of criticism aimed at the 76ers for tanking, what we are actually witnessing is a multi-year plan being masterfully executed. Read more »
Too Early For Nerlens Noel

by Daniel Friedberg

Nerlens Noel should not play this season, both for the good of himself and the 76ers franchise as a whole. He has to accept the team’s strategy and take full advantage of this time to focus on his development. Read more »
Nearly Wroten Off

by Daniel Friedberg

Tony Wroten's move from the Grizzlies to 76ers is another example of what can happen when the right player is simply given an opportunity. He is reminiscent of Nikola Vucevic last season and Miles Plumlee in this one – players thrust into larger roles and producing beyond expectations. Read more »
The Bright Spotlight: Orlando Magic

by Daniel Friedberg

Rob Hennigan's first order of business after becoming GM of the Magic was to trade Dwight Howard, which is a deal that hindsight shows he clearly won. Read more »
76ers Veterans Should Keep A Bag Packed

by Daniel Friedberg

Based on the track record of Sam Hinkie’s moves as general manager of the 76ers thus far, it is safe to assume that only two players on this roster are untouchable: Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, meaning Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes could be on the move. Read more »
The Bright Spotlight: Phoenix Suns

by Daniel Friedberg

The Suns are off to a fast start behind new additions in Eric Bledsoe and Miles Plumlee in what was supposed to be a season focused on the 2014 NBA Draft. Read more »
The Bright Spotlight: Philadelphia 76ers

by Daniel Friedberg

The 76ers started the season quickly in what was supposed to finally be their chance for a full rebuild and a high draft pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Read more »
The Bright Spotlight: Washington Wizards

by Daniel Friedberg

The Wizards are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. After five straight seasons of less than 30 wins each, Ernie Grunfeld might finally have the pieces to do so. Read more »
Top-Five 2nd-Favorite Teams

by Daniel Friedberg

In an NBA so rich with talent and intriguing storylines, how can you limit yourself to just one team? These five squads deserve second billing in your hearts and remote-holding hands. Read more »
Fantasy Stock Rising: Mad Moneyball

by Daniel Friedberg

Roster shakeups, injuries and skill development can all contribute to a player’s overall level of production. It can also be as simple as a situational change. These factors should all be considered when you’re on the clock on draft night in your fantasy basketball leagues. Read more »