Jun. 30, 2017
New York Knicks part ways with Phil Jackson
FINALLY: the one word that was on the mind of New York Knicks fans when it was announced on the morning of June 26 that Phil Jackson would no longer be associated with the organization.
Jun. 30, 2017
Sixers take Markelle Fultz with first overall pick
To the delight of Philadelphia 76ers fans, the team seems to have finally solved the biggest problem with their roster in the “process” era: they have their franchise point guard. In a surprising move, the Sixers traded up from the third spot in the draft to the first to select 19-year-old point guard Markelle Fultz, and it appears they have solidified a core that — with any luck — can grow to dominate the league in the years to come.
May. 26, 2017
May. 19, 2017
Josh Jackson should be Sixers’ selection at three
The National Basketball Association Draft Lottery has come and gone, and with it comes some much needed clarity for the teams involved. The Philadelphia 76ers came through as slight winners on the night, as they jumped into the top three, landing the third pick.
May. 12, 2017
Draft Lottery could be a major turning point for the 76ers
The most important time of the National Basketball Association season is rapidly approaching. The teams involved are gearing up, hoping they’ll have enough to reach the finish line, accomplishing a feat that can change the perception of a franchise for years to come. That’s right, the NBA draft lottery is mere days away.
Aug. 19, 2016
Saric’s play eases worries about fit with Simmons
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to spend next season trying to balance having two players with a very similar skill set: power forwards with unique court vision and ball handling ability for their size. To me that, in the words of Marlo Stanfield from HBO’s “The Wire,” “sounds like one of them good problems.”
Jul. 8, 2016
Damion Lee set to play summer ball for Miami
The 2016 NBA Draft took place in Brooklyn, N.Y. June 23. Sixty players heard their names called during the nearly four-hour event, from the Sixers’ No. 1 selection, Ben Simmons, to the final selection, Tyrone Wallace.
Jul. 8, 2016
Durant’s move to Golden State shakes up NBA landscape
While it may not have been a literal explosion, Kevin Durant’s decision to sign a two-year $54.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors was the equivalent of a fireworks show for basketball fans around the U.S. July 4.
Jun. 24, 2016
Markowitz: Following Irving through the years
“I’m locked and loaded,” Kyrie Irving said as he hit his twelfth straight three-point jumper at an Elmora Youth League basketball tryout in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Jun. 3, 2016
Bauer: stakes high for LeBron in the NBA Finals
LeBron James is 2-4 in NBA Finals series in his career. His detractors cite that admittedly poor record when criticizing him, be it in the context of today’s game or his place in history. They’re not necessarily wrong either, 2-4 isn’t great. Michael Jordan went 6-6 in the NBA Finals. Bill Russell went 11 for 12. This seems to make a decently strong case against Lebron James obtaining a place with those players in the annals of NBA history, but is actually misleading.