Casual Friday Sixers Links: A Storm Of Winter Blowouts

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We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday we have Hot Sports Takes, way too many Olympics references, and you angrily shoveling snow for the second day in a row and the 15th time this winter.

Welcome to another edition of Casual Friday Sixers Links!

Housekeeping:

• After all the worry over beating the Celtics a couple weeks ago, the Sixers have not won a game since and lost several in hilarious fashion. I love this team.

• Missing you, green grass. The grass is supposed to be green, isn't it?

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BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:

76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Nerlens Noel is a Big Tease - Andrew Sharp Roy Burton
#HotSportsTakes

NBA Trade Deadline: A review of Sam Hinkie's moves with the Houston Rockets - Jake Fischer
"But Sam Hinkie won't do anything at the deadline I'm scared!" - one who doth worry too much

An Extermination: Inside Sixers Loss to Clippers - Michael Levin
The Sixers made less shots than the Nigerian Olympic team in London.

Trade Updates On Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner - Jake Pavorsky
Pavorsky is the Julia Lipnitskaia of basketball reporting.

Remember This Start: The 3-0 Sixers - Dave Rueter
3-0 start? What 3-0 start? *downs another shot of vodka*

The "In Lieu of Jrue" NBA Prospect Watch, El Nueve - Rich Hofmann
Rich pushes through his take on Marcus Smart Shovegate (because the world needs another scandal with -gate at the end of it)

SIXERS AND OTHER BASKETBALL-RELATED LINKS:

The NBA Swap Meet - Grantland
"Bottom line: Philly is a lock to be super-active in the next week."

76ers film review: Inventing Hollis Thompson - Philly.com
Levin could not detach himself from his desk after reading this one.

Sixers see loss to Jazz as step in right direction - Philly.com
A season where losing by less than 30 counts as steps in the right direction

NBA Mock Draft: ESPN's Jeff Goodman taking Jabari Parker over Andrew Wiggins - NJ.com
This'll stir up some discussion....

The ballad of Pierre the Pelican - SB Nation
I shudder at the thought of Bell suffering the same fate.

NBA Shooting By the Numbers (1980-Today) - Best Tickets Blog
I swear this is an actual data dump with analysis and not the second coming of TiqIQ advertisements.

Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast: To Doug, Love Mo Speezy - SpikeEskin.com
This feud may just boil down to Doug not being a Boosie fan.

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REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to shovel your sidewalks before threading) and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.

Now, discuss! Happy Friday!

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