Welcome to another edition of Casual Friday Sixers Links!
• How many people laughing at the Sixers over the proposed lottery reform will not be laughing when their team is stuck in bad team purgatory with no easy way out and no free agent willing to join their team? NOT MANY I BET!
• Missing you, debates about things other than tanking
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BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:
76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Thad About You - Roy Burton
RIP Basketball Apartment
Report: Sixers Oppose Draft Overhaul, Want Changes Delayed - Derek Bodner
Of course they do, and honestly, other teams are quite naive if they think punishing the Sixers (if you want to call it that; Sixers will soon greatly benefit from this proposal) is more important than having the value of their draft picks acquired through trade under presumption they'll be used in the current system altered.
The Lunacy of the NBA's Proposed Immediate Reform - Jake Fischer
Why fix a problem when you can pin it all on the rule-abiding Sixers.
[MARCH 2014 FLASHBACK] The NBA's Tanking "Problem" and the Draft-Dispatches from SSAC - Derek Bodner
This should be considered required reading before commenting on the Sixers and tanking in the NBA.
SIXERS AND OTHER BASKETBALL-RELATED LINKS:
Struggling to Reinvent the NBA Draft Lottery - Grantland
"The Sixers actually made money last season, with projected net profit of about $10.4 million, per league documents obtained and verified by Grantland. They did so without getting a dime from revenue-sharing..."
PHOTO: Joel Embiid courts The Bachelorette Andi Dorfman on Twitter - The Score
Joel Embiid for next Bachelor.
VIDEO: Sixers' Nerlens Noel was a good shot blocker in summer league - CBS Sports
It's a summer block party and you're invited!
Sixers Debut New Ben Franklin Logo - CBS Philly
Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself - Grantland
Kyle Korver, former Sixer, and now an inspiration for new basketball metrics.
REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to not sign-up for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette after threading) and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.
Now, discuss! Happy Friday!