Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Fact Checking Deadspin’s Philadelphia 76ers Coverage — 21 February, 2015
  2. Hot Takes From 12 Anti-Hinkites — 20 February, 2015
  3. 5-on-5: Deadline Day Wrap-Up — 19 February, 2015
  4. Move Over Sixers, There’s A New Loser In Town — 16 February, 2015
  5. Embrace The Unknown And Root Against The Heat — 12 February, 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. Feeling Left Out Of the 2014 Postseason — 16 comments
  5. Dario Saric, future Sixer — 14 comments

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Feb 21 2015

Fact Checking Deadspin’s Philadelphia 76ers Coverage

Salary and draft pick info via spotrac, hoopshype, realgm.

(Note: Initial post had things out of order. I’ve since updated the order and a couple other things).

Deadspin’s writers don’t seem to like what GM Sam Hinkie is doing. They’ve brought up valid points, but they’ve also brought up invalid points. Some of the latter are addressed below. Bolded words are mine.

The 76ers Are Run By A Ridiculous TED-Humping Moron (Albert Burneko):

Now consider the real world, where in the two drafts Hinkie has overseen since assuming stewardship of Philly’s basketball operations, he’s come away with Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Michael Carter-Williams, and an assortment of international men

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Feb 20 2015

Hot Takes From 12 Anti-Hinkites

Salary/asset information courtesy of Hoopshype, spotrac.

On May 14, 2013, the Philadelphia 76ers hired Sam Hinkie to take over as general manager. Hinkie, who spent the previously eight years in the Houston Rockets front office, took over a team that was coming off a 34-48 season, and a decade of mediocrity. Using what others described as cutting edge analytic efforts, his goal was to make the Sixers title contenders.

We’re now 21 months into the rebuild, and the roster barely resembles the one that Hinkie inherited. Of the eight players that were signed beyond the 2012-13 season, only Jason Richardson remains. Hinkie and the Sixers … Read the rest

Feb 19 2015

5-on-5: Deadline Day Wrap-Up

Things went down at the deadline. Things I didn’t expect. In the morning, the Sixers used their cap space to get a 1st-round pick for taking on Javale McGee’s salary (2 years, $23.25). The pick came from Denver and was originally from OKC. It is protected 1-18 in 2015, 1-15 in 2017, and it becomes two 2nd-rounders (2018, 19) if it’s not conveyed by then. They also dealt Cenk Akyol, and got back Chu Chu Maduabum.

That wasn’t much of a surprise. But then, well, I’m still trying to make sense of it. At the 3 p.m. deadline buzzer, … Read the rest

Feb 16 2015

Move Over Sixers, There’s A New Loser In Town

Bovada released its over-under marks for the upcoming MLB season and has the Philadelphia Phillies at 68.5 wins, the lowest of any team. Seven years removed from a World Series, and four from a 102-win campaign, the Fightin’ Phils (and their $130 million payroll) are expected to be the bottom of the standings. This season is going to be bad, and it’s going to be boring. The team’s core is made up of past-their-prime 30-somethings on eight-figure contracts, while its supporting cast consists of past-their-prime 30-somethings on seven-figure deals. There is no bright future in sight, and … Read the rest

Feb 12 2015

Embrace The Unknown And Root Against The Heat

Would you rather have:

A: $1,000 right now.
B: $1,000 in 2016.
C: The opportunity to pick one of five unlabeled envelopes in 2017, stuffed with the following: $700, $1,000, $1,500, $2,500, $4,000.

For those of you following the Miami Heat and their Sixers-owned draft pick, that’s the question you should be asking yourself.

Miami’s 1st rounder — acquired from Minnesota in the Thaddeus Young trade — is top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, and unprotected in 2017. If the season were to end today, the Heat (22-30) would have the 15th overall pick, and would have to … Read the rest

Feb 07 2015

The Sixers Are Playing Like An Eastern Conference Playoff Team

Tim Frazier, JaKarr Sampson, Robert Covington, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson, K.J. McDaniels, Jerami Grant, Henry Sims. That group — paid a combined $12,358,815 — consists of one 1st rounder, three 2nd rounders, and five undrafted free agents. And it just defeated one of the hottest Eastern Conference teams, the Charlotte Hornets, 89-81.

At the start of the game, the Sixers (12-40) played just like you’d expect a team with a brand new point guard, and on the second night of a back-to-back. With three minutes left in the second quarter, they trailed 46-30 and … Read the rest

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