Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. The Sixers’ Future Is Bright(er) — 13 September, 2014
  2. Dario Saric, future Sixer — 4 September, 2014
  3. So long, Thad — 22 August, 2014
  4. Anthony Bennett to the Sixers? — 8 August, 2014
  5. Kyle Korver and ‘the most unusual three ever hit’ — 29 July, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Kyle Korver and ‘the most unusual three ever hit’ — 25 comments
  2. Feeling Left Out Of the 2014 Postseason — 16 comments
  3. Elfrid Payton’s 15 Minutes of Sixers — 12 comments
  4. 5-on-5: First Semester Report Card — 11 comments
  5. The Pelican Watch — 11 comments

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Sep 13 2014

The Sixers’ Future Is Bright(er)

Every six months or so, ESPN Insider publishes its Future Power Rankings projecting how the 30 NBA teams will fare over the next three seasons. And every six months or so, we’re reminded that the 76ers of Philadelphia are destined for eternal mediocrity.

That was, until Sam Hinkie took over as general manager in May 2013, blew up the team, then stocked up on prospects and draft picks. Or so you’d think.

ESPN’s September edition of the rankings has the Sixers at 19th, which is an improvement from last year’s (25th) though more or less exactly where they’ve been … Read the rest

Sep 04 2014

Dario Saric, future Sixer

Is Dario Saric the next Fran Vazquez? A highly-touted lottery pick who never joins his NBA team and plays international ball forever?

All the evidence (as of now) is pointing towards no. By 2016, he’ll be in Philadelphia, joining a frontcourt with two budding stars in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. That’s the hope, at least.

Yesterday on his personal blog, Derek Bodner outlined the reasons why the Croatian sensation will opt out of his three year deal with Turkish club, Anadolu Efes, to play with Philly in the 2016-17 season. I recommend reading the whole thing, but … Read the rest

Aug 22 2014

So long, Thad

With the 12th pick in the 2007 Draft, the Sixers took a lanky 6-foot-8 freshman out of Georgia Tech with a 4.0 GPA and a Greek-sounding name. I didn’t know who he was, and I wasn’t thrilled about him at the time, but in hindsight, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

That pick, of course, was Thaddeus Young. He hasn’t just been a solid mid-first-round pick. He’s been one of the most productive players of the last seven seasons1, and one of the best in his loaded draft class. Per Basketball Reference, Thad’s career win shares rank sixth Read the rest

Aug 08 2014

Anthony Bennett to the Sixers?

The Thad Young-Anthony Bennett rumor had been floating around for a few days (as part of the T-Wolves-Cavs blockbuster centered around Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins) but it looked dead yesterday when Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there wasn’t a third team involved.

Reportedly, it’s back on.

This could be a three-team trade, or a side-trade, or it might not happen at all. For now, it looks like Bennett — 2013 … Read the rest

Jul 29 2014

Kyle Korver and ‘the most unusual three ever hit’

Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe wrote a feature on Kyle Korver, the 3-point genius who, against all odds, has become one of the league’s most dangerous offensive weapons. He’s coming off a season where he converted 3s at a ridiculous rate of 47.2 percent, playing a career-high 34 minutes/game and helping the Atlanta Hawks reach the postseason. He also made at least one 3-pointer in 127 consecutive games, breaking Dana Barros’ record of 89.

And somehow, Korver keeps getting better. Though he’s 33, and heading into his 12th NBA season, he was one of the 19 players invited to … Read the rest

Jul 11 2014

LeBron to Cleveland … Lin to Philly? (Update: No)

Update: Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, and Bosh back to Miami.

LeBron is going back to Cleveland, which means all sorts of crazy shit is about to go down. Starting with …

Chris Bosh possibly heading to Houston. If that happens, Daryl Morey will have to do whatever he can to clear cap space, which means Jeremy Lin and his $14.89 million contract (and $8.37 million cap hold) are probably headed elsewhere. Perhaps to Philadelphia.

As Liberty Ballers’ Jake Pavorsky reported a few days ago, the Rockets and Sixers have agreed in principle to a deal that would … Read the rest

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