THE FORGOTTEN SIXER (CHET’S TAKE, 11-1-17)

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Admit it, Sixers fans: You were pretty happy when your team used the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft to select 6’11” center Jahlil Okafor. And why not? He was a 2014-15 All-American at Duke, where he averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in his lone season playing for legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, helping the Blue Devils win …

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE (CHET’S TAKE, 10-24-17)

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Different sports, sure, but Monday night’s Eagles-Redskins game at a raucous, sold-out Lincoln Financial Field and the 76ers-Pistons game at a half-empty Little Caesars Arena may have marked real turning points for the two storied Philadelphia franchises. How so? Well… Not only did the Birds’ 34-24 victory over the divisional-rival Redskins help Doug Pederson’s squad open up a 2 ½ …

HOW WILL THESE SIXERS DO? (CHET’S TAKE, 10/18/17)

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The start of a new season almost always begins with hope, but that hadn’t really been the case with the Philadelphia 76ers in recent years. We knew there would be lots of losses. It was all part of “the process,” we were told. Well, that original process is now over – or has, at the very least, transformed into a …

SIXERS MAKING STRIDES (CHET’S TAKE, 1-8-17)

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The last few years have been challenging ones for fans of the Philadelphia 76ers. After going 34-48 in the 2012-13 campaign, the Sixers changed coaches and began a total rebuild under new General Manager Sam Hinkie, with their yearly win total dipping to 19, then 18, then 10. Some called it “tanking,” while others explained that the losses were simply …