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February 26, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE CHESS GAME continues, or so it appears. Acquired in a trade at last Thursday's deadline, former Indiana Pacers swingman Danny Granger has yet to put on a 76ers uniform and it is unclear if he ever will. The holdup appears to be several things. Granger, who has battled knee problems that have drained him of his star status in the league, might rather play elsewhere; say, for a team contending for a championship. In order for that to happen, the Sixers would have to buy out the remainder of his $14 million contract.
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February 24, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The tricky thing about the 76ers' moves before Thursday's trade deadline is finding a proper way to define them and assess them. They got rid of Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, and Lavoy Allen. In exchange, the Sixers received five players - one was Earl Clark, whom they cut hours later - and six second-round picks in a series of moves. But is this a cause for fans to celebrate? Everyone knew the Sixers were looking for first-round picks and expiring contracts for Turner and Hawes.
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February 24, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
STRIP IT DOWN and build it back up. That is the plan, in a nutshell, put together by 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie. After Thursday's activity at the trade deadline, the team looks as though a tornado came through, leaving only a few leftover pieces with which to build. And after things are reassessed following this season, perhaps those few remaining pieces could be disregarded, as well. Hinkie's hyperactive day produced six second-round draft picks, five new players (one of whom was waived yesterday)
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February 23, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forward Thaddeus Young tried valiantly, but couldn't mask his disappointment. As the 76ers head to the top of lottery, Young acted like somebody who lost out on the Powerball jackpot after expecting to cash in. This was the first day after the 76ers roster was gutted for a series of nondescript players and a bundle of second-round picks. And now the 25-year-old Young, the only remaining Sixer from their last playoff team - all the way back in 2011-12 - was putting up a brave front.
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February 22, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The reshaping of the Sixers took a dramatic turn Thursday. The team parted ways with starters and faces-of-the-franchise Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes, plus reserve Lavoy Allen, while acquiring three expiring contracts and five second-round picks in a series of moves before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. Turner and Allen were shipped to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger, who has an expiring contract, and a 2015 second-round pick. The Sixers also traded center Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims, and two 2014 second-round draft picks - one from Cleveland and the other from the Memphis Grizzlies.
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February 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
To understand why Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie traded Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner, and Lavoy Allen before Thursday's trade deadline, why he took a team that was already speeding toward a top-three pick in this year's draft and placed a 25-pound barbell on the gas pedal, let's begin with a Friday night in early November. Let's begin with an anecdote about the player everyone knew Hinkie wasn't going to trade on Thursday. Hinkie was sitting courtside at the Wells Fargo Center, watching the Sixers - and Michael Carter-Williams, in particular - shoot around before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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February 21, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
POOR Thaddeus Young. He will drive to Wells Fargo Center tonight to face the Mavericks, and, most likely, another 30-point loss. It will be just another lost night in a sea of wasted effort for Young, who is seeing the prime of his career further devalued by the machinations of men in suits who never dribble or shoot. He will be thinking, "Why couldn't it have been me?" Less valuable teammates Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen all were traded away at yesterday's deadline, part of a sell-off that now gives the Sixers as many as 10 picks in the next two drafts, including three first-rounders . . . and five players who will not be on the roster after the next two drafts.
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February 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SALT LAKE CITY - The 76ers wanted to end the second third of the season with dignity. They wanted to exit EnergySolutions Arena holding their heads high. That's something they were not able to do while losing by a combined 88 points in their previous game. "This is not who we are," Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz. "To get whacked by the margin we've been beaten by, it's deflating. " Brown's squad did keep things more competitive.
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February 7, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE YOUNGEST TEAM in the NBA plays with remarkable predictability almost every night. It turns the ball over more than any other club. For much of any given game, it runs little semblance of an offense; its attack often devolves into a series of imperfect shot decisions. But, more than anything, it plays defense with insufficient effort and commitment. For this, there is no excuse. It can take years for players to develop a repertoire of effective offensive moves; to understand and control their bodies; to appreciate the value of balance and fundamentals and skill-specific roles.
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