Philadelphia 76ers 2014 News and Updates
3/6/14 - A long season just keeps getting longer in Philadelphia, as the 76ers fell to their 15th consecutive loss on March 4, 125-92 to Oklahoma City. The Sixers are not only 0-for March, but 0-for-February (their first winless month since 1973), having last been victorious on January 29 in Boston. Four players cracked double-digit scoring for Philly, led by guard James Anderson’s 20 points, 18 of which came from beyond the three-point arc (6-for-12). Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had a decent game for the Sixers, collecting 14 points along with five assists, four rebounds, and a pair of steals. Despite the mounting losses, league commissioner Adam Silver had praise for the Sixers’ long term outlook, in a story by USA Today.
2/27/14 - After acquiring Danny Granger from the Indiana Pacers at the trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers finally negotiated a buyout of his contract, allowing Granger to become a free agent and sign with a playoff contending team. Granger is expected to make his decision by the end of the week; reported destinations for the longtime Pacer include the Los Angeles Clippers; Houston; San Antonio; and fellow Eastern Conference rivals Chicago and Miami. League rules mandate that any player who has appeared in a regular season game must be waived by Saturday in order to be eligible for the postseason with another team.
2/20/14 - At the trading deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers were especially busy. Not only did the Sixers acquire several second round draft picks – two from the Washington Wizards as part of a three way deal with Denver along with guard Eric Maynor; another pair via Cleveland and Memphis along with center Henry Sims and Earl Clark (for Spencer Hawes); and a conditional pick from the Los Angeles Clippers, along with center Byron Mullens – they also acquired Danny Granger, finally deemed expendable by the Indiana Pacers, for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. CSN Philly is reporting that all the activity is helping general manager Sam Hinkie “clean up some of the mistakes made by … previous front office regimes.”
2/7/14 - A couple of pieces of good news for the Philadelphia 76ers; one on the court, one off: On the court, rookie Michael Carter-Williams was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January. Off the court, shooting guard Jason Richardson was cleared to begin taking light jump shots in his recovery from knee surgery a year ago. However, Richardson still has no timetable for his complete return to the Sixers lineup. The Sixers dropped a tough loss to Boston earlier in the week, 114-108.
1/31/14 - There have not been a lot of bright spots in the current season for the Philadelphia 76ers, but certainly one can point to the play of Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams as one of the brightest. The young point guard, a Syracuse product, is leading the Sixers in assists and steals, and is third on the team in scoring per game. Carter-Williams’ outstanding play has netted him a spot in the league’s Rising Stars Challenge, part of All-Star weekend in New Orleans later in February.
1/20/14 - The Philadelphia 76ers have lost some steam as of late, losing three games in a row, and seven of their last eight, most recently falling to the Washington Wizards on Monday, 99-107. It’s up to you to help bring back that winning momentum the 76ers experienced earlier this month! They’ll need a spark to start a streak of victories this Friday against the Toronto Raptors and get out of the dreaded last-place spot in the division. Tickets for their Jan 24 home-court game are a mere $14, to get into their next game against the OKC Thunder on Saturday you’ll pay $47, and a unbelievably low $8 for their match against the Phoenix Suns coming up next Monday!
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.
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 this year?
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.
Philadelphia 76ers 2013-2014 Season
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!
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 on 11/29.