Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

As last NBA season began, many expected great things from the Philadelphia 76ers. The defense would be among the league’s best, quite possibly historic. The minutes Joel Embiid missed the previous campaign that hindered Philly’s chance would be solved by Al Horford. On paper it all made sense. I haven’t written anything about the 76ers [...]

*FIFTY WINS*

*FIFTY WINS*

It wasn't supposed to happen this fast. All of this success. Sure, nothing has really been won yet. But 50 wins? Fifty wins means something. Fifty wins for just the second time since 1990. It's a benchmark. A talking point for fanbases to argue and dissect. Tuesday night, the 76ers go for 51. And then [...]

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons won't find out if he's Rookie of the Year until June. Donovan Mitchell is his biggest challenger, his only challenger actually. After Simmons sprinted to a sizable lead in October, there didn't seem to be any sort of competition. Mitchell, however, has made things more interesting than previously imagined. This isn't a post [...]

Ben Simmons

Players like Ben Simmons aren’t commonplace. A towering, rugged forward that handles the ball and passes to teammates in transition do not come along often. Watching Simmons this summer league provided the first glimpse of how his skill set translates to a bigger playing surface, and with better talent. This pass to Timothe Luwawu in [...]

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

Unless something unforeseen happens, the 76ers will draft Ben Simmons first overall next month. Simmons will join Allen Iverson and Doug Collins as 76ers selected first. Simmons averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists a game his lone season at LSU. He has plenty of question marks following the season. His team embarrassingly didn't [...]