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Molded by his Detroit roots, former Sixer Earl Cureton beat the odds to have a long career

Earl Cureton was a part of the last Sixers team to win a title and has lived a life he could only dream of growing up on the East side of Detroit.

Nicolas Batum looks like the (super) glue guy the Sixers have needed

Nicolas Batum made his return to the Sixers Sunday and, though the stats don’t show it, made an immediate impact in another win.

How the Sixers have changed their offense post-James Harden

After running the slow through the slow, methodical pick-and -rolls of James Harden, the Sixers have sped up the pace this season, and turned Tyrese Maxey, Joel Embiid and the rest of this athletic roster loose.

Nicolas Batum fits right in with what Sixers need

From his two-way skillset to his contract, Nicolas Batum is a great fit for what the Sixers need right now.

Why Nicolas Batum is a perfect role player for the Sixers

Though most Sixers fans have talked about the draft picks the team got in return for James Harden, Nicolas Batum can help this team achieve its goals on both ends of the floor.

Can Tyrese Maxey take on James Harden’s role in the Sixers’ offense?

Tyrese Maxey has always been one of the best pure scorers in the game. Here in his fourth season, can he become more of a creator for others?

The tape proves Jaden Springer’s time is now

Something about playing the Hawks brings out the best in 21 year-old guard Jaden Springer.

Sixers Stock Watch: Hopefully you ignored this series and bet the farm on Sixers stock last week

A 4-1 road trip has Sixers’ stock back on an upswing.

Morey joins ‘The Ricky,’ addresses backup big, 6th-man Maxey to stay? All-bench, Harden-Embiid duo, McClung

Daryl Morey does the second bravest thing he could do and joins a viable alternative to the Liberty Ballers Podcast Network to answer some burning questions

Isaiah Joe’s success in OKC puts Josh Harris, Doc & Morey under pressure this NBA trade deadline

Some think the Sixers waived Isaiah Joe to duck the pending luxury tax, others to eventually spend even more money down the road. Whatever the case, they messed this one up.

Tobias Harris is a sharpshooter

Tell a friend to tell a friend.

Sixers Film Fix: Danuel House Jr.’s defense and Tyrese Maxey’s playoff run

Tyrese Maxey continues to build his case for most likable Philly athlete

It’s not particularly hard for fans to support Tyrese Maxey, and last week showed why that’s the case.

How Danuel House Jr. can help the Sixers

After a strong end to last season with the Jazz, Danuel House Jr. is ready to bolster the Sixers’ wing rotation.

Insider lists Sixers among several ‘suitors’ for Kyrie Irving; they must swoop in before LeBron can

Brogdan to the Celtics, Tor, Mia, Phx, LAC angling for Durant, LeBron recruiting Kyrie yeesh! Sixers may need to up their risk profile in order to emerge from this outageous gauntlet.

Learning more about De’Anthony Melton - a Q&A with Shawn Coleman of Grizzly Bear Blues

What should Sixers fans expect from the team’s big draft night acquisition?

Before the Sixers trade this pick, they need to think long and hard about Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley

Blake Wesley is just too hard to stay in front of and gets into the paint a will. But is he ready to contribute as a rookie?

Nebraska’s Bryce McGowens could be an upside pick worth considering

After flashing legitimate scoring potential in his one year as a Cornhusker, McGowens might be an intriguing option at pick no. 23.

Tennesse’s Kennedy Chandler brings tenacity, poise, and explosion at the point

With James Harden and Tyrese Maxey leading the way, would the Sixers draft another lead-guard?

Sixers need to prioritize adding wing depth this offseason

Finding more wing depth has to be the Sixers’ top priority in this year’s NBA Draft and free agency.

Sixers free agency targets: Cody and Caleb Martin

The twin wings both offer intriguing skill-sets to bolster Philadelphia.

Sixers Trust the Prophecy: vote for what happens with Harden’s contract situation

James Harden has a massive $47M option he can pick up, or he can test free agency. Let’s try our hands at some Sixers financial forecasting.

Is Baylor’s Kendall Brown the explosive wing these Sixers have been missing?

Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey are in desperate need of a complementary wing who can flat out fly.

Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. could fill a need for the Sixers

After finally coming into his own as a junior, Moore might be an interesting option for the Sixers at pick no. 23.

Sixers free agency targets: Gary Harris

The 27-year-old wing enjoyed a resurgent 2021-22 and fills some clear needs for Philadelphia.

The Daryl Morey-Doc Rivers arranged marriage is still an awkward fit

Apparently the Sixers need another year of Joel Embiid’s prime to figure out what’s been pretty clear for some time now

NBA Draft Q&A with Mark Schindler

The Sixers will be on the clock with the 23rd overall pick, so we brought in draft expert Mark Schindler to assess some of their options.

Assessing Matisse Thybulle’s long-term future in Philly

Following his disastrous performance in the playoffs, what should the Sixers do with Matisse Thybulle?

What’s next in Tyrese Maxey’s rise to stardom?

Year 2 was splendid. How does he ensure Year 3 follows a similar route?

What should the Sixers do with Tobias Harris?

The Sixers have their fair share of issues to address this offseason, and Tobias Harris and his contract are certainly no exception.

Sixers bit on pump fakes, and made Jimmy Butler look like peak Dwyane Wade in Game 4

Jimmy Butler channeled his best Dwyane Wade in Game 4, brandishing an arsenal of Dream Shake finishes in amongst the trees.

How Joel Embiid is anchoring Sixers’ defense against Heat

Since returning in Game 3, Embiid has played brilliant defense to help tie the Sixers’ second-round series at 2-2.

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