Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Jerami Grant: Rookie Wall, Or Not That Good? — 9 April, 2015
  2. 5-on-5: Should The Sixers Re-Sign Ish Smith? — 27 March, 2015
  3. Six Thoughts On The Sixers’ Win Over The Nuggets — 26 March, 2015
  4. Sixers Collapse And Lose HUGE Game. That’s A Good Thing. — 23 March, 2015
  5. Hoop76, Tanking — 17 March, 2015

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  1. 5-on-5: Deadline Day Wrap-Up — 52 comments
  2. Kyle Korver and ‘the most unusual three ever hit’ — 25 comments
  3. Embrace The Unknown And Root Against The Heat — 21 comments
  4. 5-on-5: Should The Sixers Re-Sign Ish Smith? — 18 comments
  5. Jerami Grant: Rookie Wall, Or Not That Good? — 17 comments

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Apr 09 2015

Jerami Grant: Rookie Wall, Or Not That Good?

Jerami Grant was everything you could want out of a second-round pick at the start of 2015. He was blocking shots, he was nailing 3-pointers, he was throwing down highlight worthy slams, and he was helping fans forget that their former favorite second-round prospect was given away at the deadline.

“He’s one of these guys, for me, that makes me want to hug Sam [Hinkie], because he nailed it,” coach Brett Brown told in January.

Grant’s production hasn’t so much declined since then; it’s fallen off a cliff. After shooting 46 percent (47 from 3) in January and … Read the rest

Mar 27 2015

5-on-5: Should The Sixers Re-Sign Ish Smith?

1. Ish Smith: Sign or decline? (Unrestricted free agent)

Eric Goldwein: I think Smith could be a solid backup point guard, and if they can get him for cheap (2 yr/$3M), then I’m all for it. But players like him are easy to find. (Case in point: Ish Smith). The show he’s put on the last few weeks might lead to him landing a sizeable payday, and with the Sixers already having Canaan, Wroten, draft picks, plus potentially Jordan McRae, and others, they’d be better off preserving their cap space.

Xylon Dimoff: Depends on what happens … Read the rest

Mar 26 2015

Six Thoughts On The Sixers’ Win Over The Nuggets

1. There are plenty of teams out of playoff contention that have checked out or half-checked out in the last few weeks. The Sixers aren’t one of them. Playing on the second half of a back to back in Denver’s high altitude, the Philly looked fresher than the Nuggets, closing out on 3-point shooters, getting to loose balls, and getting back on fastbreaks. That effort and fitness edge looked like it was the difference, as the Sixers outscored the Nuggets 27-9 in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 99-85 win.

I predicted 20 wins before the season, in … Read the rest

Mar 23 2015

Sixers Collapse And Lose HUGE Game. That’s A Good Thing.

Philadelphia 76ers 87 Final
Recap | Box Score
101 Los Angeles Lakers
Nerlens Noel, C 33 MIN | 4-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | -13 +/-He was his usual self defensively, steering away shots by simply with his presence. But overall, this was rookie Nerlens at his worst. He was pushed around some on defense, and on offense he took some ill-advised shots with mostly bad results. His night took a turn for the worse after he got hit in the

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Mar 17 2015

Hoop76, Tanking

It’s been radio silent around here the last few days, as some of you have pointed out. And apologies for that. We’ll get the recaps back up and running for a strong late-season run. In the meantime, here’s a quick summary of everything you might’ve missed.

Embiid isn’t broken!
Joel Embiid was back in a boot last week, which scared the shit out of every last Sixers fan. Well, great news: turned out the “minor setback” was in fact, a minor setback. Embiid had experienced soreness in the foot and so the team him put the boot on for … Read the rest

Mar 10 2015

Joel Embiid Back In A Boot

Update: Per Tom Moore, Joel Embiid started wearing the boot after experiencing soreness in the surgically repaired foot last weekend. Brown said the checkup in Los Angeles was already scheduled before the soreness. So this could be a normal part of the recovery — soreness is normal. Or it could be something else. Here’s to it being the former.


Joel Embiid was wearing a boot on his injured foot over the weekend after going without it for several weeks. This could be anything from meaningless to a disaster.

The Intelligencer’s Tom Moore was first told that it was … Read the rest

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