Sixers Fall to Mavs 112-124

The Sixers lost their 10th straight game tonight 112-124 to the Mavs. I was hoping they would get this win to prove the trades didn’t make a difference. The Sixers showed signs of life at the end of the second quarter.

Thad Young scored 30 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 25 for the Sixers.

The Mavs Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 points.

The Sixers may be our team this year. I look forward to our draft picks and next season. We still have a young team with plenty of building blocks.

Sixers Sign Kevin Grow For Two Days

The Sixers signed 18 year old Kevin Grow for a two day contract. Grow a student at Bensalem High School, served as the boys basketball team manager for the last for years. Grow has Down syndrome and was noticed by the Sixers. Grow scored 14 points in two minutes during senior night rival game on February 8. The Sixers treated him to practice with the team and a team dinner.

The Sixers showed a lot of class in my book. It was heart warming to see the clips of his introduction with the team. Grow looked good making baskets out there with the team. Good luck buddy!

Presidents Day: Sixers and Flyers Have Off

Happy Presidents Day!

No sports tonight in Philly for the Flyers and Sixers. Maybe some time off will make our teams stronger.

The Sixers will host Cleveland tomorrow at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers will host the Sharks on February 27 at home.

Of course, the Olympics if fun for us NHL fans. I just want something else to watch on TV.

Go Sixers. Go Flyers.

No Spending Salary for Michael Carter-Williams?

The NBA Rising Stars Challenge was good for the 6’6″ rising NBA star. Michael Carter-Williams picked up 17 points with nine assists and 6 rebounds.

Carter-Williams is expected to make $4.5 million with the Sixers for 2 years. He will earn a total of $10 million if the Sixers pick up the last 2 years of his contract. That’s not bad for a 22 year old rookie in the NBA. According to Philly.com, Carter-Williams mother Mandy setup a trust for his salary deposits. The money cannot be touched for three years. Sports Illustrated reported that an estimated 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement(2009 data). How anything really changed since 2009?

Sixers doing what we want?

Let’s face it, the Sixers are doing exactly what we want them to do. Right? We are all on board with the unofficial tanking of the season in order to procure the best possible draft scenario in June.  To our delight, the Pelicans are playing their role to perfection, losing just enough games to enable 2 top 12 picks for the Sixers. Remember the  N.O. Pelicans have a top 5 lottery protected pick.  Anyhow, why do I feel as if I can not shower enough to get the losing stench off me from the last 2 games?  After all, as stated above, our beloved Sixers are doing what we all want. Perhaps not. I will come clean, while I do want a top pick in the draft I do not want to endure 40 point losses and games where effort has been all but forgotten. While losing may be a good thing this season, let’s at least maintain our dignity and lose because the roster is talent deficient and not because the effort is nonexistent.

Sixers Want to Trade Evan Turner

The Sixers are looking to trade Evan Turner for a draft pick. It would make sense to trade him now instead of letting him become a free agent and get nothing. The Sixers would need to pay $8.7 million for his extension.

Turner is averaging a career-high 18.1 points with 6.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He is shooting 43.5 percent, but struggling at the 3 point line at 28.6 percent.

Does it make sense to trade him now?

Posted by: Sam Fareri

The Sixers will face Andrew Bynum

The former Sixer Andrew Bynum signs with the Pacers. The contract is worth $1 million. Bynum will be a backup for Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi.

Bynum averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. He missed last season with the Sixers with a knee injury.

The Sixers will face Andrew Bynum on March 17 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Can he remain remain healthy this season? Who knows.

Posted by: Sam Fareri

Congrats to Michael Carter-Williams

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Congratulations to Michael Carter-Williams who is heading to All-Star weekend.

Carter-Williams is averaging 17.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds. He leads as a rookie in all categories.

Posted by: Sam Fareri

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