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 …

Nerlens, Ersan Gone: Now What? (Chet’s Take, 2-23-17)

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So, the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline has come and gone, and Jahlil Okafor is still a 76er. Meanwhile, Nerlens Noel – who had been the Sixers’ longest-tenured player (he was acquired in a June 2013 draft-night trade) – and Ersan İlyasova are gone, with nothing of any great value coming to the Sixers in return. The one new acquisition who …

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 …

TIME TO WATCH MORE FLYERS, SIXERS (CHET’S TAKE, 12-15-16)

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With the Eagles’ third-straight non-playoffs season winding down, there will be a lot more focus in the weeks and months ahead on the Flyers and 76ers. We’ll learn more about whether the Flyers, winners of 10 straight games currently, can keep that momentum going for a while longer … and whether they can be a legitimate playoff threat. It’s fun …