Chillin like an Evan Turner - Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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The 76ers atrocious big men and the urge to make a mistake
The 76ers front court so far this season has been as bad as any in the league. With Andrew Bynum's 76ers career looking increasingly foggy, the 76ers are likely going to kick the tires to find out what it would take to acquire some help down low. In doing so, they must tread carefully and avoid the temptations that often times lead to long term mistakes.
On Arnett Moultrie, Doug Collins, and The D-League
When your three options at center are playing basketball like they have staplers attached to their arms and nipple rings for feet, you have to see what else you have. The Sixers are losing games because they can't cover anyone inside and they've got no scoring option in the post outside of awkwardly smooth Thad and the occasional post-up of Evan Turner or Jrue Holiday. At least Moultrie can play above the rim on occasion.
Lunch Break with CSN Philly's Rhea Hughes: Gangnam Style (featuring Roy Burton)
There was no lunch, but there was plenty of discussion about the Sixers' recent swoon.
Different But The Same: Are These Last Year's Sixers?
Hot start, solid defense, Spencer Hawes. Sounds similar.
Andrew Bynum played basketball (at Dave and Buster's) - USA Today
Philadelphia 76ers fans: Andrew Bynum is playing basketball again. Granted, it was only at the Pop-A-Shot game at Dave & Buster's but progress is progress, right? And unlike that time Bynum went bowling, he apparently made it through this game without further injuring his balky knee. Don't doctors always tell patients that they have to walk before they can crawl.
The 3-Point Evolutions of Evan Turner and Rudy Gay - Grantland
[...] Turner is currently converting 42.3 percent of his 3-point tries. Along with minor improvements in other areas of his game, the Ohio State product has made life much easier for Holiday. And should he ever play for Philadelphia, Andrew Bynum will find it much easier to play alongside Turner if the guard is still making teams pay from deep. Thanks primarily to an improved stroke, the third-year guard’s once-murky future seems much brighter than it was just a few months ago.
Sportstorialist: NBA Hair - Grantland
Andrew Bynum has played zero minutes of basketball for the 76ers. People are freaking out. Some of those people live in Philadelphia. Some of them live on the Internet or near a television, and they're not worried about the Sixers or Bynum, per se, or even his gimpy knee. The worry goes deeper than that, since some of the people worried about Bynum at the moment aren't seeing a highly paid, elite athlete. They're seeing a highly paid, elite athlete who can't seem to find his comb. They're seeing ye olde hot mess.
Jrue Holiday Talks Christmas Movies, Says Evan Turner Would Star as 'The Grinch' - The 700 Level
Jrue Holiday invited a busload of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City who were affected by Hurricane Sandy down to the Ritz 5 in Old City for a viewing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Wednesday night to get them in the holiday spirit. Jrue lived up to his last name and put on his Santa hat to give the kids a few surprises (more on that tomorrow) but since there where so many smiles in the building we thought we'd have a little fun with the Philadelphia 76ers' point guard and ask him about some famous characters from Christmas movies.
Collins exploring options to boost Sixers' bench - CSN Philly
What move could this Sixers team make to boost the bench? Jason Richardson has the scoring ability that would certainly be a spark when Collins goes to his bench, but would the 12-year veteran be willing to do as Ginobili did?
If that answer is yes, Dorell Wright could resume the position he had the previous two years when he was a starter with the Golden State Warriors. Wright has four starts this season and averaged 13 points in those game, significantly better than the 6.4 points he is averaging as a reserve.
Through the first ten games of the season, the Sixers were an elite defensive basketball team. They were following in the footsteps of the team which finished one game away from the Eastern Conference Finals last season. It was a miracle, considering the roster changes, but it appeared as though their system would survive the personnel losses. Since then, things have changed...dramatically.
Video: The Timberwolves discuss their favorite holiday traditions - The Basketball Jones
Not Sixers related, but still very worthwhile.
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