Tagged Philadelphia 76ers

NBA PODCAST: Stories from Inside ‘The Process’ 76ers

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) speaks with Yaron Weitzman (@yaronweitzman), author of the new book “Tanking to the Top,” about the Process Sixers. What led to Sam Hinkie’s downfall in Philadelphia? What misunderstandings about the Process do the general public—or Sixers fans—still have? Is Brett Brown’s job in jeopardy? Can…

6 NBA Questions: What Will it Take to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Hey all, back again this week with another check-in on the evolving stories from around the NBA.  This week kicked off with an amusing comment from Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, who essentially labeled leading (and rival) MVP candidate Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘a seven-foot-run-and-dunk-guy’.   What Harden is defining as “skill” in regards to…

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NBA’s Top 25-and-Under Defensive Weapons

While the NBA is littered with young offensive standouts, high-level defenders aren’t quite as abundant. It’s exceptionally difficult to shine defensively in today’s league. Scorers and playmakers are more skilled than ever while officiating lends itself toward a high-scoring brand of hoops. Nonetheless, I’m assessing the top young defensive weapons in the second part of…

NBA Podcast: Top Post-All-Star Break Storylines to Watch

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top storylines to monitor after the All-Star break. How will the 2-6 seeds shake out in the East? Can any of those teams beat the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs? Will the Washington Wizards or Chicago Bulls overtake the…

NBA PODCAST: How Trade Deadline Acquisitions are Faring on New Teams

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their early impressions of how the post-trade deadline NBA is shaping up. Will the Houston Rockets’ small-ball experiment work? Should the Philadelphia 76ers keep bringing Al Horford off the bench? Does Marcus Morris make the Los Angeles Clippers title favorites?…

Joel Embiid’s Post-Ups are Cause of, Solution to, Sixers’ Offensive Challenges

In early January, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan and Kirk Goldsberry tag-teamed a fantastic article about the death of the post-up in the NBA’s new pace-and-space era. Perhaps unsurprisingly, back-to-the-basket greats like Patrick Ewing and Shaquille O’Neal were on hand to perform the eulogies. “Get in, get your butt on the block and dominate,” Ewing said of…

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