Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. 4-on-5: Is Isaiah Canaan Worth A Sixers Roster Spot? — 7 November, 2015
  2. 5-on-5: Preparing For Another 60-loss Season — 28 October, 2015
  3. Time Is Running Out … Sort Of — 30 July, 2015
  4. Joel Embiid Likely Out For Season. What’s Next? — 12 July, 2015
  5. STAUSKAS! … And A 1st, And Two Pick Swaps — 2 July, 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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Nov 07 2015

4-on-5: Is Isaiah Canaan Worth A Sixers Roster Spot?

1. What’s the deal with Isaiah Canaan?

Eric Goldwein: Not an NBA point guard. His assist numbers (1.8 per game) don’t lie; as a distributor — as Derek Bodner pointed out — he doesn’t make his teammates better. That said, in the right role, he could still be a productive guard coming off the bench. He can shoot as well as anyone, and has range approaching 30 feet out. Playing a 6-footer at shooting guard isn’t ideal, but in the right situation he could be a decent option.

Xylon Dimoff: I’ll do ya one better, Eric: he’s barely an NBA Read the rest

Oct 28 2015

5-on-5: Preparing For Another 60-loss Season

1. Grade the Sixers’ offseason.

Eric Goldwein: C/INC. They didn’t eff up. At least, it’s not clear that they did quite yet. It’s possible that Jahlil Okafor wasn’t the right pick — we won’t know for a few years. But it’s not as if there was a guaranteed star at No. 3 that they could’ve taken instead. The trade for Stauskas + a 1st + two pick swaps was a heist, and Sam Hinkie ought to get some credit for understanding the market and taking full advantage of Vivek. What he did with the rest of their cap space (Christian Read the rest

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

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