Posts for Philadelphia 76ers

Report: Amir Johnson is Returning to the Sixers

Chris Jastrzembski - July 4, 2018

Blogging from the gorgeous 80th Street beach in Sea Isle, Amir Johnson is coming back to the Sixers.

Per Woj, who appears to take no days off whatsoever:

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer added that it’s for the league minimum, which is about $2.39 million. He made $11 million last year.

In 74 games last season with the Sixers, Johnson recorded 4.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds a game. But his leadership and especially his hustle were probably big factors into a return to Philadelphia.

It’s probably safe to assume Kyle O’Quinn won’t be a Sixer. He was garnering some interest from the Sixers earlier in the free agency period.

Carry on with the rest of your Fourth of July activities.

Scott O’Neil vs. Howard Eskin

Chris Jastrzembski - June 11, 2018

Earlier on the WIP evening show, Howard Eskin reported that Scott O’Neil is planning to take a job with the Utah Jazz. O’Neil is the CEO of the 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and other entities under the umbrella of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.

This would be considered a big surprise after the Bryan Colangelo scandal. Why would the CEO of multiple entities leave for another job out west? Maybe he wasn’t happy with how the Colangelo firing went down?

A little after the “report” came out, O’Neil responded on Twitter and denied any truth to the matter.

“2 am slot.” Good jab. But a look at Eskin’s mentions shows how happy the fanbase would be if he actually did leave the organization.

That’s where the fun begins. Eskin didn’t take lightly to O’Neil’s comments and responded with tweets of his own. After the jump: Continue Reading

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Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Need To Know Betting Trends For The Eagles and Panthers

After seemingly getting back on track last Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the Eagles will look to climb over the .500 mark when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers, who are 1-4 all-time in regular season games played in Philadelphia, are looking for their first road victory of the season, and they will have their work cut out for them if they hope to get it. The

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Offering Up To $200 in Risk Free Bets This Weekend

When FanDuel Sportsbook first launched, we noted in our review that their initial deposit bonus – $100 – paled in comparison to what SugarHouse and BetStars were offering new players. We figured maybe they were resting on their brand recognition and felt they didn’t need to offer aggressive promotions to get new players to sign up. Whatever they’re doing is working, though, as evidenced by the fact that DraftKings and FanDuel are far and away

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This is the Problem the Sixers Are Dealing With

Chris Jastrzembski - May 4, 2018

Two games and no offensive adjustments from Brett Brown. Throughout the series, Boston has targeted Ben Simmons by walling him off in transition and matching him up against Al Horford and others.

I’ve never heard of this Cranjis McBasketball guy before reading his thread about the lack of adjustments after two games, but the guy has a point.

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The Sixers Are Giving Out These Sweet Eagles Themed Shirts Friday Night

Chris Jastrzembski - January 31, 2018

Friday will kick off what could be a very busy week in South Philly. It begins early Friday morning with Wing Bowl. Later in the day, when normal civilization returns, the Sixers will host the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game on ESPN. They’ll debut their new City Edition jerseys as well, but will also go all out for the Eagles with a ton of Eagles stuff in preparation for the Super Bowl.

The first 10,000 fans will also get these shirts, courtesy of the Sixers and, our partner, Rush Order Tees:

The Sixers marketing team has nailed it again. These are fire. Get me one ASAP.

Trust the Cleaning Process

Chris Jastrzembski - November 13, 2017

How do college kids make the worst part of party hosting fun? You theme it around the Sixers.

Cleaning is never enjoyable, but these guys from St. Joe’s get it. One of them is a junior forward on the Hawks’ soccer team. Whoever thought of this idea in the house is a god damn genius:

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Colin Cowherd and Ryen Russillo Hate on the Sixers

Chris Jastrzembski - October 5, 2017

I regret to inform you that Colin Cowherd, noted Philadelphia hater, is back hating on Philadelphia. Just two damn days.

This time, he’s trashing the Sixers. Specifically, bashing the “kids” on the Sixers:

The over/under on the Philadelphia 76ers…is 40 games. This team ain’t winning 40 games, even in the miserable East.

Look at the age of their roster, it’s kids. I don’t even get it. They have one old pure shooter (J.J. Redick), they have two often injured big men (Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor), they have several kids, and virtually no chemistry because they keep turning over this roster.

Who would Cowherd rather have: Carl Landry or Markelle Fultz. Probably the former.

But that’s not the worst of it:

It’s not as good as the Laker roster, and [Vegas] got the Lakers at 33 in the West, over/under…[The Sixers] make the Lakers look like the Cavaliers.

The Lakers will probably have a lineup of Lonzo, $17 million man Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, and Brook Lopez. I don’t think a lineup of Simmons, Fultz, Redick, Covington, and Embiid makes the Lakers look unstoppable.

This is your friendly reminder that Fox pivoted to video for crap like this.

If you weren’t mad over that, we have more, which might be even worse! From Ryen Russillo: Continue Reading

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Markelle Fultz Declared a Bust by the Dumbest Twitter Has to Offer

Coggin Toboggan - October 5, 2017

Are we really doing this? Seriously, are we already cursing the heavens for our foul luck with drafting Markelle Fultz? We’re calling him a bust in this city after ONE preseason game? Hell, people were writing him off after one half last night, so I guess if you waited until the end of the game you were a bit more balanced in your assessment.

COLIN COWHERD WAS RIGHT. We do suck.

True, Fultz did look a little lost at times last night and struggled to get anything going offensively. Weird that a 19-year-old would be overwhelmed playing in his first professional NBA game. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?

The Sixers Twitter overreaction to his first taste of NBA basketball is insane. The way morons were tweeting about his demise you’d have thought there was a line of people at the Ben Franklin Bridge waiting to cast themselves to their watery grave. Should’ve taken Lonzoooooooooooooooooooooo. Splash.

These Tweets deserve your mockery and scorn. In the Victorian ages, their authors would’ve been forced to wear a scarlet “O” on their lapels and publicly shamed for the rest of their miserable existences (O for “overreacter”…Nathaniel Hawthorne loves that reference, believe me).

And we’re officially ROCKETING out of the gate. Incoherent complaint? Check. Use of a vulgar slur to describe Fultz’s play? Check. Declaring Fultz needs to prove you wrong after one half of poor play? Check. That’s the good stuff. Harrison, I salute your ham-handed attempt at criticism. Continue Reading

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Ben Simmons Introduced Himself Tonight

Chris Jastrzembski - October 4, 2017

Ben Simmons played basketball in Philadelphia. It was preseason hoops, but who cares about that right now.

He started at point guard tonight and boy did he have himself a night.

Highlights from his preseason debut after the jump: Continue Reading

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