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• Rest in peace Arthur Embiid
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LIBERTY BALLERS TOP 5:
17 Days Till Sixers: You Are What You Watch - Sohil Doshi
Would this make Spencer Hawes actually Glenn Beck?
Philadelphia 76ers 2014-15 SB Nation Preview: Together We Continue To Build - Roy Burton
Your on-the-run Sixers season preview
Dario Saric's Tricky Contract Situation - Derek Bodner
Dario will cheer up after exploring Istanbul some more. Or at least he should. Istanbul's an amazing city.
Michael Carter-Williams Will Probably Not Miss 50 Games - Matt Carey
An NBC "Pro[SportsName]Talk" site contains a misleading headline with an even more misleading headline why I never would have thought
Dario Saric Performs Well In Euroleague Debut - Jake Pavorsky
"He started off his day with a real smooth jump shot from just inside three point range...His offensive highlight of the day came on an ISO play from the top of the key" Place your hands where we can see them, Doug.
SIXERS AND OTHER BASKETBALL-RELATED LINKS:
The Sixers Are the Best at Being the Worst | Bill and Jalen's 2014-15 NBA Preview - Grantland's YouTube channel
Video title by Cheap Trick.
Jesus, Have You Looked At The 76ers' Roster? - Deadspin
"hollis thompson looks like he's at the midpoint between laughing at the sixers roster and the dawning realization that it's not a prank"
Predict your favorite NBA team's record this season - SB Nation
I wrote-in 21 wins because I am an optimist.
33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season - Grantland
From Zach Lowe, lots of Sixers stuff in here.
Brown wants Sixers to reach out to Embiid - Philly.com
Ending on a somber note...
REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.
Now, discuss! Happy Saturday!