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 …

A PAIR OF NINES (CHET’S TAKE, 3-20-17)

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A pair of “nines.” Two tall athletes who wear uniform #9, two guys who have taken very different paths to get to where they are here in 2017: Philadelphia. Dario Saric is a 22-year-old, 6-foot-10 Croatian — a basketball player drafted No. 12 overall in June 2014 by the NBA’s Orlando Magic, with his rights traded to the Philadelphia 76ers …

Sixers’ Future Remains Bright (Chet’s Take, 3-2-17)

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As any 76ers fan can attest, the past eight or nine months have made for quite an emotional roller coaster. The Sixers “won” last year’s draft lottery, and selected Ben Simmons with the first overall pick. Simmons showed off some mad skills in Summer League action — only to suffer a Jones fracture of his right foot as training camp …

Philly a Hoops Town Once Again (Chet’s Take, 1-27-17)

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You’ve undoubtedly heard it many times over the years: Philadelphia is a great basketball town. But let’s be honest — for most of the last decade, maybe since Allen Iverson was in his prime as a Sixer, it hasn’t felt much like a great basketball town. Sure, it’s always been exciting watching a tightly contested Big 5 game at the …

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 …