Hello and welcome to a (semi) new feature here at Liberty Ballers: Casual Friday Liberty Links Lounge. Here you'll find some quality Sixers articles from around the web. But that's not the only thing the Liberty Links Lounge (henceforth known as the LLL) is good for - it's also to serve as an open thread for the great community we have here at LB.
Are you new here? Want to introduce yourself? Go for it. Want to talk about one of the articles in the links section here? Go for it. Want to talk about some other general Sixers issue or thought? Go for it! Want to talk about something non-Sixers related? GO FOR IT ALREADY! As long as you keep it clean (no cursing, guys, ours Moms read the blog!) and avoid touchy subjects like religion/politics/etc, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.
Once the season starts (5 more days!), I'll also be posting the GameThread Stats in here for those of you who like that kind of thing.
A World Without Andrew: What the Sixers Will Do Without Bynum - Grantland
Zach Lowe covers how not having Bynum effects how the Sixers offense will operate, how the defense will still hold strong, and why he's a little worried about Jrue.
The Hardwood Paroxysm 2012-2013 Season Preview Guide - Hardwood Paroxysm
Must-read material. Fantastic, in-depth NBA preview for all teams. Liberty Ballers (and more specifically that "Michael Levin" guy) even gets a special shout out in the Sixers section! (Hint: Greg Oden, max contract)
Sixers reward Turner, hope he stays inside the arc - CSN Philly
I'd say that's a good place for Evan Turner to be.
Sixers name Young, Holiday & Richardson captains - CSN Philly
Captains! Leadership! Veteran Presence!
Fantasy Basketball: Complete 2013 Sixers Projections - ESPN
For all you fantasy nerds.
Video: Andre Iguodala Google+ Hangout here on Denver Stiffs - Denver Stiffs
Very cool: Andre Iguodala hangs out with Denver Nuggets bloggers, answers questions, is awesome. Really missin' u Dre.
David Stern will retire: Answering some questions about the future and the past - SB Nation NBA
What does it all mean?
Kobe Bryant likely out Wednesday - ESPN LA
Lakers coach Mike Brown indicated that if Kobe isn't ready to play due to injury, former Sixers SG Jodie Meeks will start in his place. And you thought Meeks couldn't start for the Lakers? Best wishes, Jodie. You too, Orestes!
That's it for the links.
Now, discuss! Happy Friday!