Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Time Is Running Out … Sort Of — 30 July, 2015
  2. Joel Embiid Likely Out For Season. What’s Next? — 12 July, 2015
  3. STAUSKAS! … And A 1st, And Two Pick Swaps — 2 July, 2015
  4. 5-on-5: Can an Okafor-Noel-Embiid Frontcourt Work — 26 June, 2015
  5. Third Annual Hoop76 Mock Draft — 25 June, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. 5-on-5: Deadline Day Wrap-Up — 52 comments
  2. Sixers Land Third Pick, Chance To Play Again — 38 comments
  3. Joel Embiid Is A Really, Really Slow Healer — 34 comments
  4. Kyle Korver and ‘the most unusual three ever hit’ — 25 comments
  5. Embrace The Unknown And Root Against The Heat — 21 comments

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Jul 30 2015

Time Is Running Out … Sort Of

Contract information not exact.

Jordan Clarkson is as good a second-round pick as you’ll find. The Lakers guard had an impressive debut season — he was named to the All-Rookie First Team — and his strong play continued into Summer League. Sure, he just turned 23; he’s older and more developed physically than most of his Las Vegas competition. But at 6-foot-5, he possesses the size, skill and athleticism to excel as a combo guard for the better part of the next decade.

Jordan Clarkson is also on the last year of his contract, diminishing some of his value and making him a potential … Read the rest

Jul 12 2015

Joel Embiid Likely Out For Season. What’s Next?

Joel Embiid is getting another surgery on his injured right foot, and it’ll likely force him out of the entire 2015-16 season. Missing just next season would be the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is that he’ll be sidelined forever, and that the bum foot will end the big man’s career before it even started. That’d be sad for the Sixers, NBA fans, and most of all, him.

This news (reported first by The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey) is crappy for everyone, though not at all unexpected. Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 … Read the rest

Jul 02 2015

STAUSKAS! … And A 1st, And Two Pick Swaps

After a quiet draft night, and then a dead silent 23 hours of free agency, the Sam Hinkie made another blockbuster deal, perhaps his most lopsided one yet. This time, the victim was Sacramento Kings crazy owner Vivek Ranadive.

Here’s the details, via Derek Bodner/Pablo Torre:

Sixers receive: Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, Protected 2018 1st (earliest), rights to swap 2016 1st (if T-10), rights to swap 2017 1st (if T-10)
Kings receive: Arturas Gudaitis (47th pick), Luka Mitrovic (60th pick), 2nd-round pick.

This was essentially a salary dump. The Kings want in on the free agent frenzy … Read the rest

Jun 26 2015

5-on-5: Can an Okafor-Noel-Embiid Frontcourt Work

 1. Odds Okafor is wearing a Sixers uniform on opening night?

Eric Goldwein: 65 percent. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where a frontcourt of Okafor, Embiid and Noel can coexist on a contending team — especially given Okafor’s lack of versatility, and Noel’s offensive shortcomings. But the Sixers don’t need them to fit well right now. All they need is for them to continue showing they’re promising players. If there’s an offer on the table, then certainly the Sixers will be listening. But for now, I think they’d be content letting the three bigs share the frontcourt.

Bryan Toporek: Read the rest

Jun 25 2015

Third Annual Hoop76 Mock Draft

Tonight, 30 incredibly high-skilled workers will lock themselves into multi-year contracts in cities that they don’t necessarily want to live in. And we, the viewers, will love every second of this morally questionable event known as the NBA Draft. Below — for the third straight year (here’s 2013 and 2014) — the Hoop76 staff put together a mock draft of the first round. Happy draft day, readers.

1. Minnesota: Karl-Anthony Towns
He’ll fit well alongside Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio, because, well, he’d fit well alongside just about anyone. Versatile big man can defend, space the floor, and body … Read the rest

Jun 14 2015

Joel Embiid Is A Really, Really Slow Healer

It’s been almost a full year since Joel Embiid had two screws inserted into his right foot, and the Sixers’ big man has suffered a setback in his recovery.

Here’s the team statement from Sam Hinkie (via ESPN):

“As part of the conservative approach focused on the long-term health, recovery and care of Joel, we have been closely monitoring his progress, regularly evaluating his status and adjusting our plans accordingly,” team president and general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “Recently, Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams with a

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