Sixers GM Sam Hinkie addresses Joel Embiid’s Twitter account

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“I told him I want him to take over my Twitter,” Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie joked to reporters about Joel Embiid’s Twitter feed in a Tuesday afternoon conference call. “I need to get my follower count up.” Hinkie addressed the media to discuss the recent three-team trade involving Kevin Love that saw Philadelphia acquire Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Alex Shved and Miami’s 2015 first round pick (top 10 protected) in exchange for Thaddeus Young. Embiid has gained a lot

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.24.13

The Sweet 16 is now set in the NCAA tournament after Sunday’s action. Meanwhile, eight games took place in the NBA on this Palm Sunday. The Miami Heat extended their win streak to 26 and are now a very serious threat to catch the 1971-72 Lakers 33-game streak. In other action, the Nets are now 3-1 on their eight-game road trip after their tight win over the Suns, James Harden lifted the Rockets to a one-point win over San Antonio and

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.21.13

The round of 64 began on Thursday and outside of the PAC-12′s success as a 12 seed and Harvard earning their first ever tournament win, upsets were at a minimum. On a very light night in the NBA, the three games on the schedule saw one upset, as the Blazers won on the road in Chicago, but the Sixers blew their chance to snap the Nuggets win streak and perform their own “bracket buster”. Welcome to another episode of Five Fast Facts.

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.17.13

 Sunday was a double-double of it’s own, to use an NBA term, as it was both St. Patrick’s Day and Championship Sunday when they announce the NCAA tournament bracket. Eight games were on the NBA schedule on Sunday.  So what else is new? The sun rises, the Heat win. On Sunday, Miami won their 22nd straight game. Elsewhere, the Knicks continued to fall further down the Eastern Conference with another loss on their west coast road trip, the Lakers learned there

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 3.11.13

Five games made up the NBA schedule on the second Monday of March 2013. The Knicks forgot how to shoot the ball in a California nightmare, the Spurs showed the Thunder who the best team in the West is and the Nuggets extended their winning streak in Phoenix. Welcome to a Championship Week edition of Five Fast Facts.

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Five Fast Facts from NBA Games: 2.14.13

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On a day where the world celebrates relationships, the NBA celebrated two special couples of their own. Only two games made up the NBA schedule on the final day before the All-Star Break. The Clippers and Lakers showed us how to share and take at the same time in a meeting of L.A. rivals, and Thunder and Heat reminded us that old flames can still make our heart flutter. Welcome to a Valentine’s day edition of Five Fast Facts.

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