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Features, commentary, and analysis from the Liberty Ballers staff.

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.

When the Sixers needed him most, James Harden came through

James Harden delivered in the biggest of ways down the stretch of Game 4 to help the Sixers even the series with the Heat.

Tyrese Maxey continues strong second half play in Game 3

For the second straight game, Maxey bounced back from a quiet opening half to finding his groove down the stretch, this time lifting the Sixers to a big win.

Miami’s depth standing in contrast to Philadelphia’s suboptimal roster

The Heat’s deep roster has helped propel them to a 2-0 series lead over the Sixers.

Tobias Harris was a big positive for Sixers in Game 1 loss to Heat

Harris continues to play his best two-way basketball when the Sixers need it most.

Continuing to play DeAndre Jordan is the definition of insanity

He was far from the only reason the Sixers dropped Game 1 to the Heat, but there is simply no way to justify Jordan stepping on the court in this series again.

If Jimmy Butler is the villain, then Tobias Harris has a golden opportunity to play the hero

Tobias Harris was instrumental in round one, checking Pascal Siakam, now he’ll be tasked with slowing down a familiar foe in Jimmy Butler

Sixers will turn to ‘center by committee’ in wake of Joel Embiid’s absence

With Joel Embiid likely sidelined for a good portion of the Sixers upcoming series against the Miami Heat, Philadelphia will be looking for contributions elsewhere.

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