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Sixers [33-15] - Exum leads Sixers to solid win against Nuggets

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:33 pm

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So here we go. I've decided to go down the rebuild path once again, this time with the woeful Philadelphia 76ers.

I was tempted to go again with the Wizards or Thunder. But I really enjoy building teams myself and this 76ers team is as much of a blank slate as the Thunder were back in 2010 in my original Live 10 dynasty. A young core of MCW/Noel/Embiid isn't quite Durant/Westbrook/Harden/Ibaka, but it's a solid foundation to build on.

This time around I'm going to avoid trading for any superstars or signing them in free agency. I'd prefer to go for the underrated guys and help them fulfil their potential.

I don't have the patience to tank for several seasons like the real life Sixers. My aim is to be terrible for only the first season to get another lottery pick. Hopefully I can strengthen my roster during the first off-season and fight for that 8th seed from the second season onwards.

For the first season I plan on playing every fourth game (play 1, sim 3) and then from the second season I will be playing every second game (play 1, sim 1). I feel like this will help keep me interested because playing 82 games a season is quite tiring and time consuming.

I'll also be playing on all-star difficulty whilst I get used to the game.


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Play-Offs: 7-7-7-7
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:33 pm

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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:34 pm

Philadelphia 76ers 2014-15 Roster

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Starters
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______Joel Embiid ____ Nerlens Noel ____ Luc Mbah a Moute _ Jason Richardson __ Michael Carter-Williams

Bench
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Henry Sims _____ Hollis Thompson __-_Tony Wroten ____ Alexey Shved ____ KJ McDaniels ____ Robert Covington _____ Jerami Grant

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Brandon Davies ___ Chris Johnson ___ JaKarr Sampson
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Kenny on Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:19 pm

Nice team choice. Since the mode doesn't take into account the Embiid injury, the rebuild shouldn't be as painful. I like the idea of building a team with underachievers. If you could get some decent perimeter shooters through free agency, you could turn this around fairly quickly.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby mp3 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:28 pm

Good luck with the Sixers I really think you have a legit shot at winning the D-League!

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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:10 am

Kenny wrote:Nice team choice. Since the mode doesn't take into account the Embiid injury, the rebuild shouldn't be as painful. I like the idea of building a team with underachievers. If you could get some decent perimeter shooters through free agency, you could turn this around fairly quickly.

A fit and healthy Embiid-Noel partnership was the big attraction for me in choosing the Sixers.

I figured that developing my own stars instead of trading for them or signing them in free agency adds a bit of realism to the game. One of my goals is to have 3 picks in the top 20 of the next draft so I can add some more talent. The only problem is that the draft class seems to be loaded with big men instead of perimeter guys. I'll have to check out which SG options may be available in free agency.


mp3 wrote:Good luck with the Sixers I really think you have a legit shot at winning the D-League!

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Haha, maybe not. I've played a couple of games already and it's so different to 2K13. After a couple of games on all-star difficulty I had to switch to rookie just to keep up with the cpu. It's really confusing for me because I just swept the Thunder in the finals on superstar difficulty on 2K13.

I don't know if it's the different shooting controls or just my rubbish players, but I'm finding it really difficult to score.

Hopefully I get used to the game and my players quickly so that I can win a game or two :lol:
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Martti. on Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:15 am

Start McDaniels!!
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby mp3 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:18 am

I think it's the game mate, I used to kick ass with my knicks on 2k14 but on 2k15 after playing the game for a few weeks I started a season with a team and got beat by 40 on superstar after using HOF in the past.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Vespasian92 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:39 am

Great to see you back! Keep giving Wroten as much time as possible, maybe even next to MCW above guys like J-Rich or Shved :)
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:12 pm

Martti. wrote:Start McDaniels!!

Not sure if he's reaady for that, but it's not like I have that many options at SG either. He'll probably get lots of playing time off the bench.

mp3 wrote:I think it's the game mate, I used to kick ass with my knicks on 2k14 but on 2k15 after playing the game for a few weeks I started a season with a team and got beat by 40 on superstar after using HOF in the past.

I think my biggest problem is that they changed the spin move button. I used to score a lot of points in the paint on 2k13 with the circle button.

Looks like I'm going to have to spend some time in training mode to learn some more offensive moves.

Vespasian92 wrote:Great to see you back! Keep giving Wroten as much time as possible, maybe even next to MCW above guys like J-Rich or Shved :)

I plan on giving my young guys priority over the veterans who have no future on my team.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:24 pm

20/10/14

Sixers prepared to get worse before they get better

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The Philadelphia 76ers look set to inflict another season of pain on their fans as they continue their patient rebuild by gathering high draft picks. Most NBA fans know it as tanking - purposefully making your team bad so that they lose a majority of their games and you get a better pick in the draft. The idea of completely overhauling your roster with a scorched earth approach is a high-risk, high-reward strategy that few general managers have successfully pulled off. Sam Presti in Oklahoma City being the most notable recently.


Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie commenced with his bold plan on draft night 2013, when he traded all-star guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for sixth overall pick Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first round pick. It was a clever move in hindsight as Noel had been touted all year as being the best prospect in that draft class, but he would sit out the entire 2013-14 season due to his anterior cruciate ligament injury and wouldn't affect the Sixers' tanking plan. A few weeks later injury-plagued center Andrew Bynum was allowed to walk for free and sign a two-year deal with Cleveland. It was another sign that winning wasn't a priority for Hinkie.

Many experts predicted a tough season ahead for the Sixers, but they surprised everyone with a 3-0 start that included a win over the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. They quickly fell to their expected level though and at one point went on a franchise record 26 game losing streak, which tied the all-time NBA record for most consecutive losses in a single-season. At the trade deadline Hinkie offloaded key players Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner for basically only three future second round picks. Turner was a former number two pick only four years ago and is good a case study in getting your scouting and player development correct. The Sixers finished the season with a miserable 19-63 record, surprisingly only the second worst record in the league after the struggling Milwaukee Bucks.


The one bright spot for the Sixers all season was the play of rookie Michael Carter-Williams. The eleventh overall pick of the 2013 draft led all rookies in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson are the only rookies to do that before him. Certainly great company for him to keep so early on in his NBA career. A sign of his potential greatness was on display when he made his NBA debut against the defending champion Miami Heat. Carter-Williams recorded 22 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds and 9 steals in the Sixers' 114-110 win.


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Michael Carter-Williams accepting his ROTY trophy


In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Sixers selected Kentucky big man Joel Embiid with the third overall pick, and traded tenth overall pick Elfrid Payton to Orlando for Croatian forward Dario Saric, the twelfth overall pick. They also picked up K.J McDaniels and Jerami Grant in the second round. Later in the off-season they traded veteran Thaddeus Young to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love trade. In return they received Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and Miami's 2015 first round pick.


When Sam Hinkie was appointed general manager in May 2013 he decided to pursue a long-term plan to rebuild a franchise that wasn't going anywhere fast. Since the heights of their 2001 finals appearance the Sixers have been the definition of a treadmill team. In the subsequent thirteen seasons they have made the playoffs on seven occasions. Of those seven, they were bounced out in the first round five times and only made it to the conference semi final stage in the other two. In that same period they only have an 83 percent winning record in regular season games and only managed to reach the .500 mark six times.

Public pressure and fan discontent usual dissuade organisations from taking this route and usually result in them opting for quick-fix solutions and dodgy trade gambles. Deals that can often consign teams to the very mediocrity they were designed to help them break free from. They keep teams just good enough that they miss out on receiving cherished high draft picks, but still nowhere near good enough to compete for a title. It's the kind of mediocrity that leads to star players like Kevin Love, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul to leave becoming frustrated and looking to move on to more appealing pastures.


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Dwight and CP3 grew tired of not contending and left


Hinkie is determined to see this project out to it's completion without taking any shortcuts. He realises that to achieve big ambitions you often have to suffer big sacrifices. It's a three year plan to collect assets and the more pain the team goes through, the more likely it is that those assets are of the high-end variety. Hinkie wants young, affordable prospects with loads of upside, the kind of guys you typically acquire via the draft. "The draft is an important pipeline of talent for our team and our intention was to add players who could position us well for the future, while also allowing us to capitalise on attractive opportunities to acquire top-flight talent or additional future draft choices," Hinkie said.

Another sign of Hinkie's commitment to his grand plan was the lack of free agent activity done by the Sixers this past off-season. Signing some veteran who could score 20 points a game and secure a few more victories might keep the crowd happy, but it is harmful to the overall objective of getting the best possible draft picks. Eventually they will become more active again in the free agent and trades markets, but for now any move that could help them win games is not on the radar for Hinkie.

The main idea is to stockpile first round picks and draft a talented young core and slowly develop them into stars. It's a direct imitation of what Oklahoma City did so well. They acquired Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka in the draft and turned them into stars. They have even made the finals on one occasion. Proof that this strategy can pay off eventually .Obviously there is no guarantee that Philadelphia will be as successful as the Thunder, but with the right scouting and development they can become an eastern powerhouse again in a few years. Sam Hinkie is in no hurry.


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Expect Hinkie to use a two-pronged approach during this rebuild. Sure his main focus will be on drafting high-end talent, but if the right player becomes available in free agency expect him to at least make an offer. Just imagine that at the end of the season Kawhi Leonard still hasn't signed an extension with the Spurs. Surely the Sixers, amongst many other teams, will throw a huge contract at the 2014 finals MVP. What if the same thing happens with Bradley Beal and Washington the year after that? You can be sure that with the salary cap flexibility that Hinkie is aiming to create he will be in a good position to tempt any young stars who become free agents.

The Sixers have an ownership group led by billionaire Josh Harris and which also includes Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir. They will need to give Hinkie their full backing and patience over the next few years if this plan is to succeed. They need to resist making knee-jerk decisions based on the inevitable fan outcry at the results the team will be getting. After all, this strategy is about setting the team up to be able to compete for titles for a sustained period of time. At the end of the day the only reason for anyone should be involved in this sport is to win trophies. Nothing else matters.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [0-0]

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:11 pm

28/10/14

Sixers make several roster changes

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Philadelphia today completed a small trade and also made some changes to their roster via free agency. The trade was only a minor move and it saw the Sixers acquire point guard Donald Sloan and a 2015 first round pick from Indiana in exchange for Forward Hollis Thompson and a 2015 second round pick. It isn't a franchise-altering trade by any means, but it fits perfectly with Sam Hinkie's plan to stockpile assets. The first round pick the Sixers received may not even end up being a lottery pick, but it will still allow them to draft another talented young prospect.

Meanwhile, Hinkie also released Chris Johnson and JaKarr Sampson from their contracts. Both players were coming out of contract at the end of the season. To fill the roster void left by those two Hinkie threw NBA lifelines to two former top 2 picks. Greg Oden (2yr/$5m) and Michael Beasley (2yr/$7m) signed on with the Sixers and will attempt to resurrect their careers. Both were destined for stardom in the NBA but neither of them has achieved it. Crippling injuries in Oden's case and off-court behavioural issues for Beasley put a halt to their careers and stopped them from becoming the players their could have been.

Both could see plenty of playing time on a Sixers team that is expected to really struggle this season. Both players signed two year contracts, but the second year of both is a team option that can be activated if their perform well. This could likely be the last chance either of them will get to remain in this league.


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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [0-0]

Postby Kevin on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:20 pm

Oden = Rings.
Don't let him dance with the trophy if you get it, though. We know what happened the last time he did that :wink:
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [0-0]

Postby mp3 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:17 pm

Interesting signings, could be useful options off the bench and with Beasley the guy can score which is something your going to need.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [0-0]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:57 pm

29/10/14

Indiana Pacers [0-0] vs Philadelphia 76ers [0-0]

Pacers steamroll Sixers in season opener

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IND - 23 26 18 25 92
PHI - 13 13 19 14 59

Player of the Game: Paul George
(16pts, 8reb, 2ast, 2blk)
(5-11 FG, 1-2 3PT, 5-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Nerlens Noel - 18
Paul George - 16
Hollis Thompson - 14
CJ Watson - 12
Rodney Stuckey - 12
George Hill - 11
Tony Wroten - 11
Joel Embiid - 10

Rebounds
David West - 12
Joel Embiid - 12
Roy Hibbert - 10
Paul George - 8
Nerlens Noel - 5
Luc Mbah a Moute - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 10
CJ Watson - 5

Steals
Chris Copeland - 2
Joel Embiid - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 5
Joel Embiid - 3
Michael Beasley - 2
Paul George - 2


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Noel highlights




Simmed Games

MIL - 35 16 14 22 87
PHI - 21 19 24 26 90

PHI - 32 23 24 16 95
MIA - 18 25 26 27 96

PHI - 26 28 18 25 97
HOU - 36 20 24 22 102

Record: 1-3


So yeah, this was my first attempt at playing on superstar difficulty and I just couldn't score. It was really annoying that my team scored less than Kevin Durant had been scoring by himself on my Wizards game recently :lol:

Embiid and Noel having a block party was one positive though.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [0-0]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:03 pm

KevinParker13 wrote:Oden = Rings.
Don't let him dance with the trophy if you get it, though. We know what happened the last time he did that :wink:

If I can win a championship whilst Oden is still playing in the NBA then he can dance all he wants :lol:

mp3 wrote:Interesting signings, could be useful options off the bench and with Beasley the guy can score which is something your going to need.

I wanted to make the game a bit easier by signing two guys who I've had on previous save games. Neither Beasley or Oden will be stars for my team, but they will hopefully contribute some scoring (which I really need).
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [1-3]

Postby Cruzerr on Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:57 pm

As I read the whole part about rebuilding and saw the trade, I really felt that - ok, you might lose your first game, but you will be fighting in it. I guess it didn't play out.

If the trouble is scoring, do you run plays? I find that running plays actually makes it easier to score, rather than free-flow (well, sure, if I had KD or Curry on my team, then yeah).
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [1-3]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:48 pm

5/11/14

Philadelphia 76ers [1-3] vs Orlando Magic [2-2]

Magic win battle of eastern strugglers

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PHI - 13 18 23 17 71
ORL - 24 18 20 24 86

Player of the Game: Nikola Vucevic
(16pts, 13reb, 1ast, 4stl, 1blk)
(6-11 FG, 0-0 3PT, 4-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Victor Oladipo - 17
Nikola Vucevic - 16
Joel Embiid - 13
Tony Wroten - 13
KJ McDaniels - 12
Tobias Harris - 12
Michael Carter-Williams - 11

Rebounds
Aaron Gordon - 18
Nikola Vucevic - 13
Nerlens Noel - 8
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Joel Embiid - 6

Assists
Tony Wroten - 8
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Victor Oladipo - 5

Steals
Nikola Vucevic - 4

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 3
Tony Wroten - 3
Maurice Harkless - 2
Jason Richardson - 2
Joel Embiid - 2


MCW highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 24 17 22 18 81
CHI - 25 23 27 28 103

TOR - 30 12 27 20 89
PHI - 29 14 25 25 93

DAL - 22 28 27 30 107
PHI - 27 30 19 15 101

Record: 2-6
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [1-3]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:53 pm

14/11/14

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Raptors & Sixers agree four-player trade. Toronto aiming for deep playoff run by acquiring more veteran bench players

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Mbah a Moute, Shved & 2015 2nd for Fields, Stiemsma & 2015 1st. Difference between picks could end up being minimal, depending on results

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Sam Hinkie continues his stockpiling of assets. Sixers now have 3 first rounders in 2015 after trade with Raptors today


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I figure that the Raptors first rounder could be between 20-30, whilst my second rounder will probably be between 31-35. So a decent little upgrade for players that weren't in my long term plans.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [1-3]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:29 pm

Cruzerr wrote:As I read the whole part about rebuilding and saw the trade, I really felt that - ok, you might lose your first game, but you will be fighting in it. I guess it didn't play out.

If the trouble is scoring, do you run plays? I find that running plays actually makes it easier to score, rather than free-flow (well, sure, if I had KD or Curry on my team, then yeah).

I should probably just blame my team for being rubbish. But in reality it was a combination of all-star difficulty, being new to this game and not knowing my players and what their strengths are offensively. After the first couple of games I switched it to Pro difficulty just so I could be competitive.

I actually don't really run any plays. I'm used to driving into the lane and either spinning past the defender or feeding my big men inside the paint for easy baskets. That and making the most of finding open players when I get doubled-teamed. I've noticed a lot more wide open shots missing in this game though. (N)

I think I'll start scoring more once I figure out the best way to get MCW, Embiid and Noel working together.
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [2-6]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:08 am

14/11/14

Houston Rockets [7-1] vs Philadelphia 76ers [2-6]

Rockets prove too good for Sixers to handle

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HOU - 26 22 28 26 102
PHI - 14 23 28 23 88

Player of the Game: James Harden
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(9-20 FG, 3-10 3PT, 5-6 FT)


Top Scorers
James Harden - 26
Patrick Beverley - 18
Tony Wroten - 17
Trevor Ariza - 16
Joel Embiid - 13
Jerami Grant - 10
Nerlens Noel - 10
Kostas Papanikolaou - 10

Rebounds
Dwight Howard - 12
Terrence Jones - 11
Nerlens Noel - 10
Joel Embiid - 8
Trevor Ariza - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 9
James Harden - 7
Patrick Beverley - 6
Trevor Ariza - 5

Steals
James Harden - 3
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Trevor Ariza - 2

Blocks
Joel Embiid - 4
Henry Sims - 2
Nerlens Noel - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

SAS - 24 25 22 27 98
PHI - 17 21 22 24 84

PHI - 29 25 19 28 101
BOS - 27 24 25 30 106

PHI - 25 21 22 26 94
PHX - 35 26 20 38 119

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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [2-10]

Postby Kevin on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:11 am

Was that Dwindidie or something like that? :lol:
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [2-10]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:43 am

21/11/14

Sixers' rookie big men determined to prove doubters wrong

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The transition from collegiate basketball into the NBA hasn't been as smooth as Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel were hoping for. Both were touted as the most likely top pick in their respective draft classes, only for injury concerns to cause them to drop down the order on draft night. In a quirk of fate they both find themselves playing together in Philadelphia and you can be sure that they will have chips on their shoulders after so many teams passed on the opportunity to draft them.

There is no guarantee that the duo can function effectively together in the NBA given their obvious offensive deficiencies. It is the defensive potential that both players possess, both individually and as a pairing, that is the real strength on which the Sixers want to build their team around. Both Embiid and Noel were named defensive player of the year in their conferences during their single seasons at Kansas and Kentucky respectively.

The potential of their combined defensive prowess has been likened to the partnership of David Robinson and Tim Duncan that San Antonio had in the late 1990s and early 2000s, dubbed the "Twin Towers". Sixers head coach Brett Brown - who spent time with the Spurs during that period - said that he thinks the Sixers can learn from how Duncan and Robinson played together on defense.

"After we drafted Nerlens [Noel], I kept thinking to myself "What type of big man is he going to be like? Can he be Joakim Noah, or Tyson Chandler?" But then a year later we got Joel [Embiid] and my thinking started to change. I thought, given their similar heights, maybe there are things that we can learn from how Timmy [Duncan] and David Robinson played so well together."

"The idea of playing with two big men appealed to me more and more. I really thought about the rim protection and the defense that we could have here. That would mean Nerlens would spend more time at power forward. Obviously there will be rotations and Joel will need rests as a rookie, so I think this year you're going to see Noel at both positions. I think at the end of the day he's going to help us the most as a rim protector and from the defensive end."

Of course, the biggest question is how Noel and Embiid will work offensively. Both players are extremely raw on the offensive end, a fact that is further exposed by the fact that Philadelphia doesn't have a ton of shooters on the roster at the moment. If coach Brown can develop these two players into consistent double-double machines, it will go a long way towards making the Sixers a competitive team in the eastern conference. GM Sam Hinkie will need to surround them with plenty of perimeter shooters as well to reduce the pressure on them.


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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [2-10]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:47 pm

22/11/14

New York Knicks [10-3] vs Philadelphia 76ers [2-10]

Knicks win scrappy contest against Sixers

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NYK - 21 23 16 15 75
PHI - 21 21 09 13 64

Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony
(22pts, 5reb, 2ast, 1stl, 2blk)
(9-18 FG, 2-6 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Carmelo Anthony - 22
Joel Embiid - 18
Nerlens Noel - 18
JR Smith - 17
Jose Calderon - 10

Rebounds
Joel Embiid - 11
Samuel Dalembert - 8
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
KJ McDaniels - 6
Nerlens Noel - 5
JR Smith - 5
Jason Smith - 5
Carmelo Anthony - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 8
Jose Calderon - 5

Steals
Nerlens Noel - 4
Jose Calderon - 3
Samuel Dalembert - 2
Jason Smith - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Blocks
Carmelo Anthony - 2
Nerlens Noel - 2

Embiid highlights


Noel highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 34 22 18 26 100
POR - 24 22 12 35 93

PHI - 29 25 25 32 111
BKN - 19 21 22 21 83

PHI - 26 26 15 26 93
DAL - 22 23 17 22 84

Record: 5-11




A little glimpse at the potential of Embiid-Noel in the Knicks game.

Embiid - 18pts, 11reb
Noel - 18pts, 5reb, 3ast, 4stl, 2blk
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Re: Sixers - Rebuilding Pride [2-10]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:49 pm

1/12/14

November 2014 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
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Central Division
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Southeast Division
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Western Conference

Northwest Division
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Pacific Division
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Southwest Division
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League Leaders

Points
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Rebounds
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Assists
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Steals
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Blocks
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Players of the Week
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Re: Sixers [5-11] - November Summary

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:47 am

1/12/14

Philadelphia 76ers [5-11] vs San Antonio Spurs [11-5]

Sixers outclassed by defending champions

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PHI - 14 13 19 18 64
SAS - 18 25 25 17 85

Player of the Game: Manu Ginobili
(21pts, 2reb, 8ast, 2stl)
(8-16 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Manu Ginobili - 21
Tony Wroten - 19
Kawhi Leonard - 18
Tony Parker - 14
Joel Embiid - 13
Nerlens Noel - 13
Michael Carter-Williams - 11

Rebounds
Joel Embiid - 11
Tim Duncan - 10
Boris Diaw - 8
Kawhi Leonard - 7
Tony Wroten - 5
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 9
Manu Ginobili - 8

Steals
Michael Carter-Williams - 3
Tim Duncan - 3
Manu Ginobili - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 5
Tiago Splitter - 2
Jerami Grant - 2


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Simmed Games

MIN - 16 28 23 36 103
PHI - 05 16 32 29 82

PHI - 29 25 23 26 103
OKC - 21 23 42 32 118

DET - 30 13 27 19 89
PHI - 21 25 23 18 87

Record: 5-15



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Re: Sixers [5-15] - Tough run of games

Postby Lamrock on Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:44 am

Good team choice. It's fun to grow with the team as your skills improve.
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Re: Sixers [5-15] - Tough run of games

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:19 pm

10/12/14

Atlanta Hawks [7-13] vs Philadelphia 76ers [5-15]

Hawks hold off late Sixers push in Atlanta

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ATL - 17 22 18 19 76
PHI - 17 15 16 24 72

Player of the Game: Jeff Teague
(11pts, 4reb, 6ast, 4stl)
(4-16 FG, 0-4 3PT, 3-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Kyle Korver - 18
Tony Wroten - 18
Joel Embiid - 17
Jerami Grant - 12
Jeff Teague - 11
Paul Millsap - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 10

Rebounds
Joel Embiid - 12
Paul Millsap - 10
Al Horford - 9
Michael Beasley - 7
Jerami Grant - 5
DeMarre Carroll - 5

Assists
Tony Wroten - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Jeff Teague - 6
Jerami Grant - 5

Steals
Jeff Teague - 4
Landry Fields - 2
Tony Wroten - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Paul Millsap - 2

Blocks
Jason Richardson - 2
Joel Embiid - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

BKN - 30 10 23 27 90
PHI - 28 16 26 22 92

PHI - 28 30 28 36 122
MEM - 37 19 19 25 100

PHI - 25 21 21 24 91
BOS - 16 25 16 22 79

Record: 8-16



I should have won that Hawks game easily, but I missed like 8-10 easy/open layups. Very frustrating as there was no reason for the misses.

Korver killed me from downtown. He was 4-6 and always seemed to sink one when I got on a roll. I'm improving though.
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Re: Sixers [5-15] - Tough run of games

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Lamrock wrote:Good team choice. It's fun to grow with the team as your skills improve.

It sure is fun. I'm going for a more organic build this time around. No trading in established star players, just developing my own. The only trade targets that interest me now are guys who have potential, but are stuck on some other teams bench.

I'm also going to try my best not to be like a fat kid in a candy store when I hit free agency with $30m+ to spend :lol:
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - Slowly improving

Postby mp3 on Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Love what your doing here nice trade imo as LBM is okay but Landry can score more and Big Greg is a decent 3rd string center.
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - Slowly improving

Postby Cruzerr on Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:54 pm

I think that you are improving, it is clearly shown, but the play of MCW is still the same, I have a feeling his point average should be higher, judging by the games you have played himself.

I can certainly see you being a force in the East in two (maybe even after this season?) seasons. This career mode is really interesting to follow, keep it up!
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - Slowly improving

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:42 pm

19/12/14

2015 Mock NBA Draft

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Every year the NBA draft gives fans of struggling teams hope for the future. Hope that if their team can acquire the next big thing they can look forward to seeing their team back up the top end of the league again. Hope that they won't have to suffer through watching their team lose more often than seeing them win any more. The future success or failure of their franchise can be dependant on how well they have scouted these young players and how wisely they choose on draft night.

Here is a early look at who will be chosen in the lottery selections in the 2015 NBA draft:


1.) Image Utah: Jahlil Okafor - C - 19 - Duke - 211cm - 122kg

The Duke big man is the stand-out prospect in this draft class and would be a great fit for the Jazz, who may lose center Enes Kanter as an unrestricted free agent in the upcoming off-season. A frontcourt combination of Okafor, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward would be exciting for Jazz fans. And if Trey Burke and Dante Exum can figure out how to play alongside one another perhaps Utah can become a playoff team in a couple of years.




2.) Image Denver: Karl-Anthony Towns - C - 19 - Kentucky - 213cm - 113kg

In a draft class stacked with talented big men, the Nuggets wouldn't be too upset at missing Okafor because Kentucky center Karl Towns isn't far behind in terms of potential. Towns would be a great long-term partner for rebounding machine Kenneth Faried. It is unlikely that they would think about taking Mudiay with this pick as they already have Ty Lawson playing at a high level for them.




3.) Image Orlando: Emmanuel Mudiay - PG - 19 - Congo - 196cm - 86kg

Although the Magic acquired Elfrid Payton in last year's draft, it is likely that they won't pass up the chance to grab Mudiay. The Congo-born guard is spending this season playing in China rather than in the college system and could be the most NBA-ready player in the draft. It is unlikely that a big man would be a priority for Orlando with Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon already on their team.




4.) Image Sacramento: Cliff Alexander - PF - 19 - Kansas - 203cm - 113kg

This pick could be a toss up for the Kings, depending on whether they think Myles Tuner could play next to DeMarcus Cousins. Perhaps the safer option would be to go for Alexander who is a specialist power forward. They may have looked at Kelly Oubre or Stanley Johnson with this pick, but veteran Rudy Gay signed a contract extension earlier this season and the four spot is a higher priority.




5.) Image Milwaukee: Myles Turner - C - 19 - Texas - 211cm - 109kg

The Bucks did brilliantly to pick up Jabari Parker this year. The talented forward is the favourite to win the rookie of the year award alongside Andrew Wiggins. They may look to draft one of the highly-rated big men in this draft, perhaps Myles Turner from Texas. Larry Sanders is locked into a long-term contract, but his form is inconsistent. If Milwaukee add Turner to a young core of Parker, Brandon Knight and Giannis Antetokounmpo they will be heading in the right direction.




6.) Image Philadelphia: Kelly Oubre - SF - 19 - Kansas - 201cm - 91kg

The first of three first round picks for the Sixers will likely be used to fill the biggest hole on their roster, wing scorers. Small forward Kelly Oubre could be a perfect fit in Philadelphia. They already have a talented playmaker in Michael Carter-Williams, and two defensive anchors in Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. They have struggled to score at times this season and adding scorers will be top priority over the off-season.




7.) Image Boston: Stanley Johnson - SF - 19 - Arizona - 201cm - 111kg

The Celtics maybe tempted to draft a point guard given that Rajon Rondo is coming out of contract next season and hasn't committed to returning to Boston. But they could keep faith with Marcus Smart and pick up Stanley Johnson as a long-term replacement for Paul Pierce. The defensive potential of Johnson, Smart and Avery Bradley would be quite impressive.




8.) Image Atlanta: Kristaps Porzingis - PF - 19 - Latvia - 216cm - 100kg

With Paul Millsap's contract expiring at the end of the season, Atlanta may take the gamble on the Latvian seven-footer who is playing in Seville this season. Porzingis is a versatile player. Despite his size he prefers to play as a small forward, where he shows amazing body control, coordination and ball handling skills. He is very effective in transition situations.




9.) Image Philadelphia (via Toronto): Mario Hezonja - 19 - SG - Croatia - 203cm - 98kg

The Sixers need more perimeter scoring and could use this pick on talented Croatian shooter Mario Hezonja. He has been impressing for Barcelona this season with his athleticism and outside shooting. Having him on the team could also help in the future if/when the Sixers want to bring his compatriot Dario Saric over from Europe.




10.) Image Dallas: Tyus Jones - PG - 19 - Duke - 185cm - 86kg

With Raymond Felton, Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson and JJ Barea on their roster the Mavericks may be looking to inject some youth at the point guard position in this draft. Tyus Jones is the second highest rated point guard in this draft class due to his form at Duke alongside Jahlil Okafor. He is an excellent passer and uses his speed to his advantage when attacking the basket.




11.) Image Minnesota: Montrezl Harrell - PF - 20 - Louisville - 203cm - 110kg

Having missed out on the top two point guards in the draft David Kahn will probably reluctantly choose a big man. The Timberwolves have Ricky Rubio locked in for several years and an abundance of wing players already. Harrell would be a good energy guy off the bench for them with his athleticism and strength. He would give Anthony Bennett some needed competition as backup to Thaddeus Young.




12.) Image Golden State: Bobby Portis - PF - 19 - Arkansas - 208cm - 109kg

The Warriors are another team that could do with some big man depth. David Lee is 31 now and they may look to shed his massive contract if they can replace him with a solid cheaper option. Portis could be that guy. He is a handy scorer and quite strong on the defensive end. He has good shooting range for a big man as well.




13.) Image LA Lakers: Caris LeVert - SG - 20 - Michigan - 201cm - 91kg

Everyone knows that Kobe Bryant is going to retire in the next couple of years and that the Lakers can never truly replace him. Drafting Caris LeVert could soften the blow of Kobe's exit a little bit. He has good size for his position and is very quick. If he can bulk up and improve his strength he could become a good defensive player thanks to his long arms.




14.) Image Phoenix: Justise Winslow - SF - 19 - Duke - 198cm - 102kg

Clearly the Suns' biggest need is wing scorers. They have about 20 point guards already and Miles Plumlee and Alex Len filling the paint. Winslow is apart of the high-flying Duke team that includes Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones. He is an exceptional athlete and isn't afraid to use his physical ability to attack the basket.



Other potential lottery picks

Aaron Harrison - SG - Kentucky
Andrew Harrison - PG - Kentucky
Willie Cauley-Stein - C - Kentucky
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - SF - Arizona
Wayne Selden - SG - Kansas
Kevon Looney - SF - UCLA
Sam Dekker - SF - Wisconsin
Chris Walker - PF - Florida
Terry Rozier - PG - Louisville
Norman Powell - SG - UCLA
Isaiah Taylor - PG - Texas




* Disclaimer: Obviously it's really early to be doing accurate mock drafts, but I did my best with a little research.
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - Slowly improving

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:55 pm

mp3 wrote:Love what your doing here nice trade imo as LBM is okay but Landry can score more and Big Greg is a decent 3rd string center.

At the end of the day neither Moute or Fields are in my long term plans, but that first rounder (even if it's late) will be.

Cruzerr wrote:I think that you are improving, it is clearly shown, but the play of MCW is still the same, I have a feeling his point average should be higher, judging by the games you have played himself.

I can certainly see you being a force in the East in two (maybe even after this season?) seasons. This career mode is really interesting to follow, keep it up!

I do feel like I'm slowly getting better with each game.

Wroten and Embiid are my main scorers right now, so MCW doesn't really get good scoring numbers. His outside shooting isn't great and he isn't the fastest either, so I just have to figure out how to use him best. As long as he is getting a good number of assists I'm not worried.
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - 2015 Mock Draft

Postby Kevin on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:04 pm

MCW = rebounding "beast".
Not surprised by Wroten. He's also getting great numbers in real life.
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - 2015 Mock Draft

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:16 am

19/12/14

Philadelphia 76ers [8-16] vs Charlotte Hornets [13-12]

Sixers can't quite finish the job against Hornets

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PHI - 11 22 16 18 67
CHA - 24 15 17 20 76

Player of the Game: Al Jefferson
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(7-20 FG, 0-0 3PT, 5-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Al Jefferson - 19
Tony Wroten - 18
Joel Embiid - 17
Lance Stephenson - 12
Kemba Walker - 11
Gerald Henderson - 10

Rebounds
Noah Vonleh - 14
Al Jefferson - 12
Nerlens Noel - 9
Joel Embiid - 8
Jerami Grant - 6
Bismack Biyombo - 5
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Kemba Walker - 6
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Noah Vonleh - 3
Al Jefferson - 2
Kemba Walker - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Blocks
Joel Embiid - 7

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

ORL - 25 23 25 18 12 103
PHI - 27 22 26 16 19 110

MIA - 20 22 26 28 96
PHI - 11 19 26 17 73

POR - 25 31 33 23 112
PHI - 25 28 19 33 105

Record: 9-19




I had the game tied in the third quarter and looked like I could win it. But I just don't have consistent scoring yet.

Plus, the CPU seemed to steal every second pass I made and I kept missing easy lay-ups for no reason. Plus, I missed too many free throws :x

Embiid with 7 blocks though... :bowdown2:
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Re: Sixers [8-16] - 2015 Mock Draft

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:19 am

20/12/14

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Bad news for Sixers. Guard KJ McDaniels has torn a ligament in his hand. Most likely will miss 6-8 weeks
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - 2015 Mock Draft

Postby mp3 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:52 pm

Nooo not McDaniels tough news as you don't really have much at shooting guard.
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - 2015 Mock Draft

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:36 pm

26/12/14

Sixers sign two veterans to fill in for injured McDaniels

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Philadelphia today reshaped their roster following the news that guard KJ McDaniels is set to miss almost two months of basketball with a hand injury. They waived center Greg Stiemsma and guard Donald Sloan. Both had been acquired by the Sixers in separate trades earlier in the season and neither had seen significant playing time.

To fill the gap left by McDaniels and to add some much needed scorers, GM Sam Hinkie enticed veterans Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis to come to Philadelphia. The pair bring championship-winning experience to a young team that has barely any experience at all. They have both been without a team since they left Miami after the finals loss to San Antonio last season.

Both players signed on for the rest of the season, with Allen making a healthy $8 million and Lewis earning $4 million. Hinkie openly admitted today that he had to offer above market value for the pair, but that they were worth every penny if they can help his young core develop winning habits. "These are guys who have been to the mountain top and seen it all", he said. "To have them mentoring our young guys will be invaluable and quite frankly we had the cap room to spend, so why not use it to try and create a solid culture at the club?"


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_C - Embiid / Oden / Sims
PF - Noel / Lewis / Davies
SF - Grant / Beasley / Fields / Covington
SG - Allen / Richardson / McDaniels*
PG - Carter-Williams / Wroten

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Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:42 pm

mp3 wrote:Nooo not McDaniels tough news as you don't really have much at shooting guard.

Yep, it wasn't the news I wanted. At least it gave me an excuse to sign Ray Allen (who was looking lonely sitting on the free agent list) :mrgreen:
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - Familair face signed to replace injured McDaniels

Postby Kevin on Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:06 pm

Finally you get some shooting beyond the arc! :applaud:
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - Familair face signed to replace injured McDaniels

Postby mp3 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:13 pm

I guess Ray Allen has given up on signing with a contender lol
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - Familair face signed to replace injured McDaniels

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:28 pm

Well he waited a few months and no one wanted him. Plus I did offer way too much money :wink:
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Re: Sixers [9-19] - Familiar face signed to replace injured McDaniels

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:46 pm

27/12/14

Utah Jazz [6-23] vs Philadelphia 76ers [9-19]

Sixers throw away 16 point lead in Utah

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UTA - 18 16 23 17 74
PHI - 27 17 15 14 73

Player of the Game: Trey Burke
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(4-21 FG, 2-10 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Joel Embiid - 27
Alex Burks - 17
Trey Burke - 14
Derrick Favors - 12
Michael Carter-Williams - 11

Rebounds
Enes Kanter - 14
Nerlens Noel - 11
Derrick Favors - 9
Joel Embiid - 8
Greg Oden - 6
Ray Allen - 5
Gordon Hayward - 5
Trey Burke - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Tony Wroten - 5
Alec Burks - 5
Trey Burke - 5

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 4

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

GSW - 27 17 23 28 95
PHI - 30 29 32 22 113

PHX - 25 31 28 27 111
PHI - 23 38 22 25 108

LAC - 35 12 31 28 106
PHI - 29 20 25 27 101

Record: 10-22




I feel like throwing away a lead is worse than not even getting close to the opponent. I can't explain how I lost that game.

Guess I'll be positive and take it as a sign that I am capable of winning. Ray Allen makes a big difference to my team.
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Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:48 pm

1/1/15

December 2014 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

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Re: Sixers [10-22] - Tough loss in Utah

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:43 pm

5/1/15

Philadelphia 76ers [10-22] vs Cleveland Cavaliers [26-8]

Sixers push conference leaders all the way

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PHI - 26 22 23 18 89
CLE - 23 20 27 22 92

Player of the Game: Dion Waiters
(18pts, 3reb, 8ast, 4stl, 1blk)
(7-15 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
LeBron James - 21
Kyrie Irving - 21
Michael Carter-Williams - 20
Joel Embiid - 18
Nerlens Noel - 18
Dion Waiters - 18

Rebounds
Anderson Varejao - 10
Joel Embiid - 9
Nerlens Noel - 8
Tristan Thompson - 7
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

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Michael Carter-Williams - 9
Dion Waiters - 8
Tony Wroten - 5
Nerlens Noel - 5

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Dion Waiters - 4
Michael Carter-Williams - 3
Ray Allen - 2
Kevin Love - 2

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Joel Embiid - 2
Kevin Love - 2

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PHI - 21 30 19 29 99
MIL - 33 19 25 27 104

BKN - 20 28 15 27 90
PHI - 18 29 26 24 97

PHI - 29 22 28 21 100
IND - 21 28 30 30 109

Record: 11-25



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It was easily the best game my 'big 3' have played together. Gives me some confidence moving forward as well.
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Re: Sixers [10-22] - Tough loss in Utah

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:45 pm

11/1/15

Twitter News

Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
More injury news for Sixers. MCW strains MCL in loss to Pacers. This comes only weeks after KJ McDaniels was ruled out for 2 months

Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
Carter-Williams will need a month to recover from strain, so will likely be playing restricted minutes until fully healed
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Re: Sixers [10-22] - Tough loss in Utah

Postby Cruzerr on Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Cruzerr Yo @CruzerrYo
As soon as Philly and MCW get it going, Carter gets injured, fml.
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Re: Sixers [11-25] - MCW hurt against Pacers

Postby Kevin on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:49 pm

Cruzerr wrote:
Cruzerr Yo @CruzerrYo
As soon as Philly and MCW get it going, Carter gets injured, fml.
:lol:
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Re: Sixers [11-25] - MCW hurt against Pacers

Postby mp3 on Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:58 pm

Just like the Sixers in real life except they sign people no one has ever heard of to plug the holes.

So who will start at of now?
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Re: Sixers [11-25] - MCW hurt against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:01 am

With MCW hurt and McDaniels out injured my line-up is: Joel Embiid - Nerlens Noel - Jerami Grant - Ray Allen - Tony Wroten.

Greg Oden, Rashard Lewis, Michael Beasley, Jason Richardson and MCW are my bench rotation guys.

I actually prefer Grant over Beasley at SF due to his athleticism. He is kind of like a Jeff Green/Harrison Barnes type of player (Does a bit of everything, but not a huge amount of any single thing). I actually hope to have Grant and McDaniels as part of my bench for the long term.
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