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The Sixers are Playing on Opening Night, Christmas, and MLK Day

Kevin Kinkead - August 8, 2018

The first part of the NBA schedule was released a short time ago, and the Sixers will play a handful of marquee games on national television.

They’ll open the season on the road in Boston, an 8:00 p.m. game on TNT. They’ll come back to Philly to play the Bulls in the home opener, two days later, also on TNT.

Christmas Day it’ll be the Celtics again, with the Sixers going up to Boston for a 5:30 p.m. start on ABC. They will also host the Rockets in a prime-time game on MLK Day.

Here’s the full slate from the NBA press release:

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“Philly is Coming Out of the East”

Kevin Kinkead - August 8, 2018

I missed this on Tuesday afternoon, but I know how much y’all love Skip Bayless, so I had to get this scorching hot take on the site:

Maybe Skip is just correcting course after missing on so many Eagles and Cowboys takes last year, but…

…I think he actually makes a decent point when he talks about adding Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to that Celtics team.

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Jahlil Okafor Found a New Team

Kevin Kinkead - August 8, 2018

It’s not in Europe or China.

It’s right here in America.

Jah is gonna get another shot in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Woj:

Good for him, yeah? I never understood the distaste for Okafor. No, he didn’t turn out to be the player Sixers fans had hoped for, but I don’t know why some people were actively rooting for him to fail.

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Report: Sixers vs. Celtics on Christmas Day

Kevin Kinkead - August 7, 2018

Tell your in-laws you can’t make it this year.

And if you’re not a Christian, you’re in the clear.

Per Marc Stein:

The first part of the NBA schedule comes out tomorrow at 2 p.m., which will include national TV games for Christmas, MLK Day, and the first week of the regular season.

Report: Bad to Worse

Kevin Kinkead - August 7, 2018

It’s a broken foot for Zhaire Smith, per Shams:

Really? A Jones fracture? OF COURSE it’s a Jones fracture.

That’s the same injury Ben Simmons suffered during his rookie year. He had his surgery on October 4th of 2016 and wound up missing the rest of the season. Kevin Durant also dealt with the injury 3-4 years ago. Both of those guys obviously performed at a very high level after coming back to the court.

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Zhaire Smith Hurt His Foot

Kevin Kinkead - August 7, 2018

A medical update from the Philadelphia 76ers:

STATEMENT FROM PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETE CARE DR. DANIEL MEDINA:
Rookie guard Zhaire Smith suffered a left foot injury during Tim Grgurich’s development camp in Las Vegas on Monday. He is returning to Philadelphia to be further evaluated and updates will be made available once a diagnosis is determined.
That’s it. No other details for now.
Just wouldn’t be a Sixers offseason without some sort of rookie injury.

Coming Soon:

Kevin Kinkead - August 2, 2018

Get your hard hats and shovels ready, because we’re breaking ground on the 76ers brand new “Fieldhouse” in Wilmington.

Well, not me, but Delaware dignitaries and Sixers people. It’s a ceremony next Wednesday, August 8th, to begin work on the facility that will host the Blue Coats (formerly the 87ers) this coming season.

It’s a 140,000 square-foot complex that can hold about 2,500 fans for Blue Coats home games. There will also be two indoor turf soccer fields, a sports performance and athletic training area, plus retail and office space. The Fieldhouse will be privately funded and also host programs for underserved youth in the region.

This thing is being built on the south side of Wilmington, right off of the route 13 interchange with I-495:

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Jerry Colangelo Talks Nepotism and his Son’s “Tough Year”

Kevin Kinkead - August 1, 2018

Jerry Colangelo did some media at the Team USA basketball minicamp in Las Vegas.

Monday, we linked to the story Tim Bontemps wrote for the Washington Post, with Colangelo explaining that his tenure with the 76ers is pretty much over. His contract with the team expires at the end of the year, so he will no longer serve in his position as special adviser, offering guidance and advice on hirings and personnel decisions. Some believe the elder Colangelo complicated the investigation into his son’s burner account involvement, which others dispute. Either way, he won’t be around much longer.

Jerry spoke a bit more about Bryan Colangelo’s resignation and his time with the Sixers during a Tuesday appearance on Sirius XM:

Jerry:

“They had a list of candidates. I was willing to interview any or all of them except one. That person was Bryan, (and) as you both know, he ended up getting the job. So this misinformation of, ‘I hired my son to be the GM,’ is 100% inaccurate. Ownership made that decision. And when they did, my role was diminished because it had to be. To rule out any of the so-called expert opinions about nepotism or anything like that, it was anything but the truth.

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