Philadelphia 76ers - 2013 76ers Basketball Updates
11/8/13 – Rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams is taking the league by storm. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the week in the first seven days of his NBA debut and has emerged as an early favorite for the NBA rookie of the year award. The Sixers opened the season with wins against defending NBA Champion Miami Heat, the Washington Wizards, and Chicago Bulls - an impressive feat for a squad no one had much expectation for. Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young have looked good as well helping to prove that the Sixers can compete with the league’s best. It would appear that the Philly roster is proving coach Brett Brown wrong, there are more than six NBA players featured on this team!
8/29/13 - With the departure of General Manager Tony DiLeo, the resignation of coach Doug Collins, and the trade of All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, the 76ers have officially hit he ‘reset button’. Despite the additions of promising 2013 first round picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, new GM Sam Hinkie and coach Brett Brown can likely expect the Sixers be a leading contender in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. The most expensive 76ers game at Wells Fargo Arena for 2013-14 is against the defending champion Heat on 1/17. Holiday makes his first return to Philadelphia as a member of the Pelicans
2/21/13 - In the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers earned the eighth seed and faced No. 1 seeded Chicago Bulls. The Sixers beat Chicago (who were minus Derrick Rose for most the series) and advanced to the second round where they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics.
Philadelphia 76ers 2013 Season
Prior to the season, Philadelphia was involved in a four-team trade which gave them Jason Richardson from Orlando and Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers
. Unfortunately, the All-Star Center Bynum has yet to see action this season as he has been plagued by injuries. Picking up the slack is 2013 NBA All-Star Jrue Holiday who has blossomed into one of the game's best young point guards and a true floor general. It was Holiday who led the Sixers last year to the seventh game of the second round. Can he prove his growth by leading the Philadelphia 76ers further into the NBA Playoffs
At the beginning of the season, Philadelphia 76ers tickets were averaging $78 which put them dead center amongst other NBA teams. Following the NHL lockout, the Philadelphia 76ers saw the second greatest decrease (-37%) in ticket prices among teams who share their market with an NHL team. Cheap Sixers tickets are available; in fact, tickets for every 76ers game are available for $10 or less. 76ers vs Knicks tickets on January 26 averaged $105, the sixth most expensive home game of the season. To watch the Sixers at Madison Square Garden on February 24, you'll pay a much greater price; the average Sixers vs Knicks ticket is $201.