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  1. Welcome to NBA Justin Holiday… you’re in Xavier Henry’s poster (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Xavier Henry

    Yes, he got posterized, but I think Utah’s  Justin Holiday deserves some credit here. He could have just let the Lakers Xavier Henry have his breakaway dunk, but Holiday decided to go challenge it instead. He was not just going to concede the bucket. Good for him, that’s what you want to see in a young…

  2. Brett Brown: 76ers’ have just six NBA players

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Brett Brown, Daniel Orton

    Many advanced stats, in basketball and other sports, rely on a concept called a replacement player. A replacement player is a hypothetical player who can easily be obtained to fill out the roster. In his definition of an NBA replacement player, Kevin Pelton says a team of replacement players would win 10 games in a…

  3. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Houston Rockets

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    Last season: The Rockets began the year with the somewhat surprising trade for James Harden — surprising because of the Thunder’s choice to deal him so soon instead of pursuing a title with him in place for one more season. It was the right call on Houston’s part, as Harden immediately turned into the offensive…

  4. Kyrie Irving crosses up Michael Carter-Williams then Evan Turner on same play (VIDEO)

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving, Evan Turner

    Kyrie Irving is just fun to watch… unless you are trying to defend him. Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner of the Sixers didn’t find it fun when Irving crossed both of them up on the same play in the Cavalier’s preseason win Monday night in Columbus. Remember Turner played at THE Ohio State so fans…

  5. Coach says Sixers’ Nerlens Noel likely out for season

    Oct 21, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    This shouldn’t be a shock, it’s rather a logical extension of the 76ers long-term plans and their rather painful experience with Andrew Bynum last year. But it still is a little jarring to hear it. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said Monday before the 76ers preseason game that Nerlens Noel likely will miss the entire season,…

  6. Lavoy Allen oversleeps, misses Sixers practice

    Oct 19, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Lavoy Allen, Chris Andersen

    It’s going to be a long season in Philadelphia. When factoring in injuries, the roster features one of the worst overall collections of NBA talent that we’ve seen in quite some time; it could be argued fairly easily that an expansion team would have better luck putting together a squad capable of winning more games…

  7. Sixers sign Daniel Orton for rest of training camp

    Oct 16, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    ORTON_DANIEL

    The Philadelphia 76ers are trying to find any kind of big man rotation that might work. And by might work I mean be better than the Kentucky front line, not actually win the Sixers a bunch of games. We shouldn’t sell the solid Spencer Hawes short, and if he eventually pairs with a healthy Nerlens…

  8. Evan Turner isn’t worrying about contract extension he won’t get

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    Britain NBA Preseason Basketball

    Evan Turner is not going to get an extension to his rookie contract, and frankly he shouldn’t (unless he’s willing to take a very small number). He hasn’t shown to be an effective or efficient scorer at the NBA level. He’s an NBA bench guy because he rebounds, passes and generally plays solid ball, but…

  9. Sixers’ coach Brown wants Lavoy Allen to lose 8-10 pounds

    Oct 14, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Lavoy Allen

    Last season, then Sixers coach Doug Collins was constantly asking for more energy, more consistent effort out of Lavoy Allen. By the end of the season Allen had faded from Collins’ rotation and it felt like a lost season. This preseason Allen has been slowed by a knee injury, but as he works his way…

  10. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

    Oct 14, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Last season: It was supposed to be yet another year spent contending for a championship for a storied Lakers franchise that already has 16 of them. L.A. loaded up with free agent talent in Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, and was on paper the team most believed would stand in the way of a second straight…

  11. Royce White makes preseason debut for Sixers

    Oct 12, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Royce White

    The Royce White saga entered a new chapter on Friday, when the troubled former first round draft pick of the Rockets made his debut for the Sixers. Although it was only the preseason, it marked the first time White had played NBA minutes this year (he did play in the preseason last year). He struggled…

  12. PBT Roundtable: Who will win Rookie of the Year?

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: Who will win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award? Kurt Helin: There’s a formula to this — you need a guy with the ball in his hand on a bad team that is…

  13. Royce White expected to play for Sixers Friday

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Call me skeptical, I want to see him out on the court, but we may see Royce White playing a little for Philadelphia this season. White could play his first game as a Sixer Friday, in a preseason game against the Celtics. At least that’s the plan, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. Originally the plan…

  14. Kevin Durant tells Sixers players how to deal with coming tanking

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Kevin-Durant seattle

    It’s going to suck to be a Philadelphia 76er player this season. And fans. But it’s not fun for the players, either. They are the poster franchise for “getting worse to get better” — or “woeful for Wiggins,” or organizational tanking, whatever term you prefer — and they may not break the 20-win barrier this…

  15. Evan Turner thought he’d be traded from Sixers this summer

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Evan Turner

    There’s no question that the Philadelphia 76ers are in the first year of a full-fledged rebuilding situation, with the franchise essentially starting from scratch. They have a new GM in Sam Hinkie, and didn’t even bother to hire a new head coach in Brett Brown until August — well after the draft had already taken…

  16. Royce White didn’t fly with Sixers to Europe

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Right now, the Philadelphia 76ers are in one of the world’s most interesting cities, Bilbao, Spain. From there they will travel on to Manchester, England, (which is kind of interesting) to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Royce White is not with them. White battles an general anxiety disorder — which has a number of…

  17. Danny Ainge: Not worth tanking for Andrew Wiggins

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    0515_wiggins_0

    Every active No. 1 pick, with the exception of Tim Duncan, who has been in the NBA at least six seasons – Greg Oden, Andrea Bargnani, Andrew Bogut, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kwame Brown, Kenyon Martin and Elton Brand –  has changed teams by age 28. It’s an era where teams must kowtow to top…

  18. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Atlanta Hawks

    Oct 1, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Four

    Last season: It was the end of an era. Josh Smith‘s final season in Atlanta ended the only way it really could: with plenty of ill-advised shot attempts, tons of highlight-reel plays, and probably most importantly, another early playoff exit. After a first round loss to the Indiana Pacers in six games, it was fair to yet…

  19. Monday And-1 Links: SNL cast member Taran Killam has NBA Jams arcade game in his office

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    NBA-Jam-Cabinet

    Here is 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 more than we loved the Breaking Bad finale (and we liked that a lot)….…

  20. Sixers’ Evan Turner caught swearing on media day live stream (VIDEO)

    Sep 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    evan turner media day

    Normally we run video at the top of a post, but because of a certain 12-letter word uttered in this particular clip that makes it noteworthy, we’re going to give you the requisite warnings up front. If you’re at all bothered by swear words, especially the one that rhymes with “rubber trucker,” then this clip…

  21. Sixers’ Arnett Moultrie out until January after ankle surgery

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Arnett Moultrie, Ben Gordon

    Following up on a rookie season where he played pretty well in a very limited role, Arnett Moultrie was going to get his chance at the start of the year to prove he could be key to the rebuilding Sixers, getting big minutes at the four. Now he is out until the new year following…

  22. Thursday And-1 Links: Jeremy Lamb as a young jeans model

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lamb

    Here is 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. • This is a few months old, but did you know Thunder reserve Jeremy…

  23. Royce White to participate in media day and training camp with Sixers

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Royce White

    Royce White was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, but never played a single game for the team. White suffers from an anxiety disorder, the details of which he has no hesitation making public with very little prodding. It comes with it a fear of flying,…

  24. Wednesday And-1 Links: Vote for your favorite new Mavs uniform

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks uniforms

    Here is 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. • A while back, the Dallas Mavericks asked fans to submit their own ideas…

  25. Brett Brown talks coaching style he brings to Philadelphia

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    Brett Brown

    Brett Brown doesn’t have a lot to work with as coach of the Sixers this year. That is by design, new coach Sam Hinkie has taken the “get good by getting bad” strategy and they are all in for this year’s lottery. So what is Brett Brown going to try to do with this first…

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