Five Things to Watch: Philadelphia 76ers


In a perfect world, the Philadelphia 76ers would flip a switch and have the calendar turn to 2016 or beyond. By then presumably all their wounded would not only be walking, but running at full speed. Dario Saric, the Croatian sensation, would be ready to show the NBA what made him such a hot draft commodity. Some of those other “assets’’ general manager Sam Hinkie has acquired since arriving in 2013 would have proven their value, justifying the moves that brought them


Bernucca: The Biggest Losers of the NBA Offseason


On Wednesday, we took a look at the biggest winners of the NBA offseason, a baker’s dozen of players, teams, coaches and even an executive who had a spectacular summer. Today, we look at the NBA offseason’s biggest losers, a collection of an unlucky 13 players, teams, coaches and even an owner. Yeah, take a wild guess at that last one. We also felt the need to include one team’s fan base, which truly deserves better than it has gotten over the


Marks: Dreaming of the Day When Sixers’ Master Plan Comes True

Thaddeus Young

PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid passed the ball effortlessly, the navicular bone in his broken left foot hardly seeming to present a problem. His endearing smile lit up the place and thrilled the crowd, happy to see their hoops savior looking well and wondering if the civic basketball nightmare was about to finally end. Don’t worry, Sam Hinkie. Nobody’s raining on your “parade,’’ which continues to look more and more like the only celebration Philadelphia 76ers fans will ever see — if


Tweet of the Day: Sixers Rookie Joel Embiid Proposes New Bucket Challenge


The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a tremendous success in raising money for ALS research. To date, a total of $88.5 million in donations — a full $85.9 million more than was raised during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26) — has been raised. There are still plenty of challenges being issued for the cause, drawing plenty of attention to the terrible disease that is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. There have also been a number of challenges issued bringing


Sixers GM Sam Hinkie addresses Joel Embiid’s Twitter account


“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


Tweet of the Day: A New Era Begins In Minnesota


Over the weekend, Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The trade brought an end to more than a month of media speculation. While the trade signifies potential championship contention for LeBron James and his new running mates, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, it also brings with it a new era in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ franchise history. The Wolves future cornerstones will be athletic rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, a 26-year-old forward entering his prime in Thaddeus Young, a


SH Blog: Thaddeus Young involved in Kevin Love trade, Maya Moore Wins Her First WNBA MVP Award


Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young’s name has been attached to the Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins trade since the initial rumors. With the 30-day moratorium that’s prevented Wiggins from being traded until Saturday, the Sixers have emerged as legitimate suitors in the deal. The Love for Wiggins trade has been anticipated for weeks. While a verbal deal has been made, the exact details were always open to change. As a third team giving up the last veteran asset on the roster, the Sixers


Tweet of the Day: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Update


Last week we chronicled the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it it began to sweep through the NBA. Well, the challenge is still going strong, with many of the league’s top stars (like LeBron James) having participated — both in getting splashed with icy cold water and giving money to the cause. There are a number of players still taking on the challenge even today. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard took the challenge in stride, facing it like few have before. He