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  1. Sixers pick up option for next season on coach Collins

    Oct 2, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Doug Collins, Kevin Fehr

    Doug Collins has earned the right to stick around in Philadelphia — he has instilled a defensive mindset and toughness in the team that made them respectable. It helped them get past Chicago in the first round of the playoffs last year (that and the Derrick Rose injury). Now he is going to have a…

  2. Who is NBA’s biggest trash talker? Curry says Nate Robinson, CP3

    Sep 27, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

    Chris Paul

    For some of us, the first name that comes to mind is Kobe Bryant, he constantly chirps. He said he started the trash talk on Team USA. Other people – particularly smaller guards — might think of Kevin Garnett. There are a lot of guys who talk smack during an NBA game, but when The…

  3. Reports: 76ers promote from within, give DiLeo GM job

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia looked everywhere outside the organization for a replacement for Rod Thorn as team president and GM. They wanted Danny Ferry but he went to Atlanta. They talked to former Blazer guy Tom Penn and former Hornet GM Jeff Bower but that didn’t come together. They made a run at Nuggets’ GM Masai Ujiri but…

  4. NBA Season Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

    Sep 17, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    Today begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. First up, your Philadelphia 76ers. Last season: They were a slightly better than .500 team (35-31) that played great defense…

  5. Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner are your Sixer ball handlers now

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

    Evan Turner

    Last season in Philly, the games started with Jrue Holiday as the point guard and decision maker. Then when Lou Williams came in off the bench gunning he shared those decision-making responsibilities. Now Williams is gone to Atlanta. So who is going to be the guy with the ball in his hands when Holiday is…

  6. Doug Collins wants Spencer Hawes to be like Pau Gasol

    Aug 28, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Spencer Hawes, Brandon Bass

    Before back and Achilles injuries sidelined him, Spencer Hawes was the key to the Sixers offense last season. It wasn’t about the points, it was his passing that got the ball moving side-to-side against the defense and created good looks for others. Without him the offense stagnated some, he was not the same player upon…

  7. Doug Collins wants to coach 4-5 more years, and Olympics

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    Doug Collins, Lou Williams

    Doug Collins name keeps coming up in the coaching search for Team USA, to replace Mike Krzyzewski. Collins name draws headlines but he is well behind in this race. The front-runner should be Gregg Popovich — but there are issues to be worked over with USA Basketball President Jerry Colangelo — and behind him the…

  8. What is a fair contract offer for Stephen Curry right now?

    Aug 22, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

    nba-lockout-curry

    The other day we brought you the news that while Stephen Curry is eligible for an extension to his rookie deal right now, he likely will go into next summer a restricted free agent where he and the Warriors will let the market set his value (Golden State has the right to match any offer).…

  9. The 76ers roster could see a lot more shakeups

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    Philadelphia has gone another direction — Andre Iguodala is out, Andrew Bynum is in as the new face of the franchise. The young, anchor center who has Philly talking about something other than the Eagles. Well, for five minutes. The idea is to sell hope in Philly and build on a young core of Bynum,…

  10. Andrew Bynum raises the stakes for Holiday, Turner

    Aug 16, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Chicago Bulls

    Andrew Bynum is just one piece. I like that piece, I like the direction the 76ers are going. But as the double teams start loading up on Bynum fast and he gets better at passing out of them (a skill he needs to work on) it just puts more pressure on everyone else. The other…

  11. Philly goes big with Bynum, which worries Doc Rivers (a little)

    Aug 16, 2012, 7:55 AM EDT

    Doug Collins on Wednesday told a great story that illustrates perfectly just what Andrew Bynum can mean to Philadelphia. Collins was in London calling basketball games for NBC when the Dwight Howard trade that brought Bynum to the Sixers went down. Collins and NBC Olympics hoops studio analyst Doc Rivers — old friends from around…

  12. The Inbounds: Tonight the part of “the man” will be played by Andrew Bynum

    Aug 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers introduce Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson

    At the introductory press conference for Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Bynum told the fans and media the following in response to a question about the increased load he’s likely to bear next season. “It’s going to be a lot more exciting and a lot more fun to know that everything’s going…

  13. Denver, Philadelphia, Iguodala all winners in blockbuster trade

    Aug 10, 2012, 2:16 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Yes, we’re calling this the Dwight Howard trade. And yes, the Lakers certainly come out of this winners. But two other teams in this blockbuster four-team trade did well for themselves — and it was a win for Andre Iguodala as well. It’s a win for Iggy and Denver because he is a better fit…

  14. Monday night and-1 links: See hoop players pictures tweeted from London

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

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    A late-night version of our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like cowboys love oversized belt buckles. • Pixable has a really cool…

  15. Report: Undrafted Maalik Wayns signs deal with 76ers

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Villanova v Rutgers

    For a guy who grew up in Philadelphia then played his college ball at Villanova, signing with the 76ers would be a dream come true. That’s what the undrafted Maalik Wayns has done, according to the Times Herald. A source confirmed Saturday that Wayns has agreed to a free-agent deal with the 76ers. The deal…

  16. Sixers coach Collins: Kwame Brown is our starting center

    Jul 18, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    Kwame Brown

    Sorry Sixers fans. I know I tried to defend the Kwame Brown signing to a degree, because he’s an average NBA journeyman center and you are paying him like one. It’s not a bad deal and if he’s playing 15 minutes a night off the bench. But if he is the starting five… well, that’s…

  17. The Inbounds: Steve Nash, the Lakers, and the lawlessness of the point guard wilderness

    Jul 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. “How does Steve Nash help them stop Russell Westbrook or Tony Parker?’ That’s the standard reaction from skeptics to the…

  18. Report: Anthony Davis severely sprains ankle, out of Olympics

    Jul 2, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Draft Hornets Basketball

    And Team USA loses another potential big man for the roster. Recent No. 1 pick Anthony Davis severely sprained his ankle in a workout for the Hornets, which leaves him very unlikely to be ready when USA Basketball opens training camp Friday (July 6) in Las Vegas and he is now out for the games,…

  19. Are changes in Sixers front office a Doug Collins power play?

    Jun 13, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

    DCollins_Sixers

    Doug Collins is getting a lot of credit for taking a rag-tag bunch of young and mismatched Sixers and turning them into a pretty good team. A team with Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and a team on the rise. He may be trying to parlay that success into more power in the organization under the…

  20. Sixers interviewing replacements for GM Thorn’s job

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Rod Thorn

    Rod Thorn is the guy making the calls in the 76ers basketball side of the operations. Including who gets to replace him. Thorn, 70, is entering the final year of his contract — after which he will be a part-time consultant with the team — and is part of a committee that has already started…

  21. It’s summer, time to start up Andre Iguodala trade rumors

    May 31, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Like ants at your picnic, oppressive humidity in New York or outrageous gas spikes in California, there are just certain annoyances we have to deal with every summer. In Philadelphia, that is Andre Iguodala trade rumors. And they are on again, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN. The 76ers are looking to move Iguodala. They believe…

  22. Boston vs. Philadelphia Game 7: First team to 80 wins?

    May 26, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics guard Rondo drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers guard Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Boston

    Game 7. It’s usually when even veterans get tight, playing like they are afraid to make a mistake. It means in Game 7 the offensive numbers plummet — but I don’t know that they can much more in Boston vs. Philadelphia. This has been a series about which team could find enough offense against a…

  23. Report: Celtics Avery Bradley to have surgery Friday

    May 25, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes, Elton Brand, Avery Bradley

    If you need surgery, and there is a four-month recovery you need to get through, you don’t put it off. Boston guard Avery Bradley is to undergo surgery Friday to repair his injured left shoulder, tweets Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. That has been confirmed by Doc Rivers. So no, he’s probably not available…

  24. Celtics Avery Bradley needs surgery; 4 months recovery

    May 24, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Avery Bradley, Nolan Smith

    Not only is Avery Bradley out for the Celtics for the rest of these playoffs, he could be lost to them up to the start of next training camp. Bradley likely needs shoulder surgery on his bad left shoulder, Celtics GM and decision maker Danny Ainge confirmed that to ESPNBoston.com (via CSNNE.com). “We’ll probably find…

  25. Celtics Avery Bradley likely out for rest of playoffs

    May 24, 2012, 10:04 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Four

    Boston really missed Avery Bradley’s defense in Game 6. Jrue Holiday was getting into the paint at will and breaking down the Celtics defense, Evan Turner made some big plays, and Bradley’s replacement in the starting lineup Ray Allen picked up six fouls. Well the Celtics are going to have to figure out how to…

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