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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby bluehenbillk on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:44 am

6-4 so far & the first half of the schedule is by far the tougher, so far so good!
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby HENJOHN on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 am

Yes Bill. Hard to argue 6-4 and playing good basketball. Simmons is special.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby Gannonfan on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:16 am

HENJOHN wrote:Yes Bill. Hard to argue 6-4 and playing good basketball. Simmons is special.


Simmons is a Beast. Add in a fantastic pickup of Redick, which frees up Covington to get better looks this year as well, along with Saric playing better, and a bench that, while no one is individually eye-popping they all fit what the team wants to do pretty well, and they could be a very dangerous team going forward. BHBK is right, front half of the schedule is stacked - they keep their heads above water early on and they could really push things later. I expected playoffs this year, actually possible to raise my expectations.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby Gannonfan on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:33 pm

Sixers looked great last night - Simmons and Embiid, with that supporting cast, should be ready to compete right now. Should be a fun year, but really, with what we've seen already, just making the playoffs is a low goal - I'd like to make a little noise in the playoffs.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby UDForever on Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Joe and i were talking earlier. Last night is what Embiid needs to do consistently. Get down on the block and go to work. They couldn’t stop him. Reddick is really helping Covington get some wide open looks as well, and he isn’t missing. He’s about to get paid also.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby Gannonfan on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 pm

UDForever wrote:Joe and i were talking earlier. Last night is what Embiid needs to do consistently. Get down on the block and go to work. They couldn’t stop him. Reddick is really helping Covington get some wide open looks as well, and he isn’t missing. He’s about to get paid also.


Yeah, that's the nice thing about signing Redick - it takes the focus solely off of Covington. He couldn't get enough good open looks last year because he was the only real threat from deep. Now you have JJ and you have to guard him, plus Simmons just being a beast and able to drive at will is opening things up too. Heck, even Bayless, when he was healthy, was drawing defensive attention. It's a good problem to have that there are so many guys who can score on this team.

And Colangelo's job as GM is different now - player acquisition is not really the focus going forward, at least not in large numbers. The draft picks we have now going forward will be outside of the lottery (save for the Lakers pick this year or the Kings pick next year, whichever one we get in that trade with Boston) and impact players will be fewer. Now the focus for the GM will be on the salary side of things and how to pay everyone. Got to get that right because it would be a shame to go through the Process and finally realize we did get great players, and then start to lose them because we screw up the cap.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby UDForever on Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:34 am

What a performance by Embiid. Simmons one rebound away from a triple double. 8-6 to start the season facing a tough schedule. Guess wins do matter :lol:.

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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby HENJOHN on Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:43 am

Embiid was off the charts but Simmons is the guy I'm most impressed with. I have tickets to a game in December and I can't wait. The East is much more open this year. Gotta get in those playoffs!
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby Hens79 on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:24 am

Embid is a super star and Simmons looks like he may be one as well. They are fun to watch.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby HENJOHN on Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:43 am

At 20 percent of way thru season we are 10-7. On Pace for 50 wins. Simmons just keeps impressing.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby UDForever on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:19 am

Haven’t even played that well offensively the last two games and still won both fairly easily. Just imagine what this team can be when things start clicking!
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby HENJOHN on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:21 am

Scary. Really got something going here
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby HENJOHN on Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:17 am

Now 13-9 after beating a good Pistons team. Blew a big lead but had good balance in the game despite Simmons not scoring much. Season is a Quarter of the way through. On Pace to win 50 at this point.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby UDForever on Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:05 pm

Sign of a good and growing team. In years past they blow that 16 point lead and it’s an automatic loss. Didn’t panic and won a big game. Simmons struggles yet others step up like Covington and Saric. Can’t have a letdown on Monday vs a bad Phoenix team.
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Re: Sixers 2017-18

Postby bluehenbillk on Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:57 pm

Okafor, Stauskas & a 2nd goto Brooklyn for Trevor Booker, a power forward who's averaging 10 1/2 & 6 1/2 in 21 minutes per game.
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