October 28, 2015 |
IT IS ALMOST unfair to the 76ers that the NBA demanded teams to cut down to the 15-player roster on Monday. When you've won 37 games combined the previous two seasons, perhaps having an unlimited roster should be considered. But rules are rules, and the Sixers abided by them, releasing guards Pierre Jackson, Scottie Wilbekin, swingmen Jordan McRae and J.P. Tokoto, and center Furkan Aldemir. Joel Embiid, who will miss this season after the second surgery to repair the navicular bone in his foot, is among the 15. After three games, the team will likely get a hardship exemption from the NBA and be allowed to bring in another player.
October 14, 2015 |
NEW YORK - The assumption is that Isaiah Canaan's days as the 76ers' starting point guard will cease once Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall return from right anterior cruciate ligament tears. Canaan then will become the team's third-string point guard. "You shouldn't assume anything," Sixers coach Brett Brown said of the assumption. "This is an open, genuine, authentic fistfight. It's real. There's no hidden agendas. People will come on and go away by their own accords. "So there's no ulterior motive or something that I feel is inevitable of coming.
March 13, 2015 |
The 76ers entertained another undermanned team Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. This time, the Chicago Bulls were without three injured starters in point guard Derrick Rose (right knee), shooting guard Jimmy Butler (left-elbow sprain), and center Joakim Noah (left knee) along with their sixth man, Taj Gibson (left ankle). But unlike in Saturday night's win against the Atlanta Hawks, the Sixers were unable to capitalize. Aaron Brooks had a lot to do with that. The point guard finished with a game-high 31 points to lead the Bulls to a 104-95 overtime victory.
March 4, 2015 |
TWO INJURIES and the release of a player meant 76ers coach Brett Brown had only 10 players at his disposal last night against the visiting and struggling Toronto Raptors. The team had released JaVale McGee, and both Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (wrist) were sidelined after getting hurt in Indiana on Sunday. Though the Raptors were riding a five-game losing streak and were playing without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry (rest), they had a lot more firepower than the Sixers in earning a 114-103 win to improve to 38-22.
February 12, 2015
P RAMOD ABICHANDANI, 30, of Fairmount, is a Drexel University professor and founder of LocoRobo, a low-cost, ed-tech robot. The nonprofit is operating out of DreamIt Ventures' accelerator in University City. Abichandani hopes the robot gets students excited about STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for LocoRobo? A: When I was working on my Ph.D., I realized there was not much on the market to enable college and K-12 students to get a robot and use it because there was a barrier, which was the programming part.
February 8, 2015 |
BOSTON - With Michael Carter-Williams down with a foot injury for last night's game against the Boston Celtics, it was only natural that coach Brett Brown would start 6-9 JaKarr Sampson at lead guard. After all, as Sampson said, "the last time I played there was when I was playing for my father in, like, the seventh grade. " That's where this Sixers team is right now, and it didn't get much easier when Brown had to go to his bench for Sampson, and, later, turn to Tim Frazier, the Penn State product who had his first practice with the team on Thursday after being signed to a 10-day contract.
January 17, 2015 |
Drexel's injury list has grown so long that the Dragons had only eight healthy players available Thursday night for their 54-35 loss to James Madison. On the bright side, Bruiser Flint's funny bone still seems to be OK. "Did you all watch it?" the coach said, laughing, when asked what went wrong. "I know you all watched the game. The only thing is you don't have to watch it again like I do. " Drexel made just 24 percent of its shots from the floor and lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
January 15, 2015 |
In a common theme for the 76ers, they faced a shorthanded squad Tuesday night. This time, it was the Atlanta Hawks' turn to rest some of their normal starters. All-star power forward Paul Millsap and small forward DeMarre Carroll were inactive. Standout point guard Jeff Teague was dressed but never left the bench. And they might have made a big difference, as Teague and Millsap are the team's leading scorers. But unlike their previous two matchups against the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers, the Sixers were unable to take advantage of an undermanned squad.
January 8, 2015 |
Fresh off their first home win of the season, the 76ers will look to ride that momentum Wednesday night. The Sixers (5-28) will entertain the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center, and a victory would give them consecutive home wins for the first time since they beat the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in the first two home games last season. The Sixers faced a shorthanded opponent Monday in a 95-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Bucks are in a similar situation.
January 7, 2015 |
IF YOU HEAR a phrase such as "flip-and-follow" and you're relating to this season's 76ers, you normally wouldn't think of anything good. But last night, the "play" worked to perfection for most of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, executed by the two point guards who haven't had the best results playing with each other for most of the season. And they saved their best execution for the final moments in the Sixers' first home win of the season. The Sixers had the ball with 18.9 seconds to play and trailed by one. The design was for a pick-and-roll for Michael Carter-Williams, who had already had very good success with that all night.