Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. K.J. McDaniels Gambles On Himself, Signs One-Year Deal — 1 October, 2014
  2. The Sixers’ Future Is Bright(er) — 13 September, 2014
  3. Dario Saric, future Sixer — 4 September, 2014
  4. So long, Thad — 22 August, 2014
  5. Anthony Bennett to the Sixers? — 8 August, 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. The Pelican Watch — 11 comments
  5. 5-on-5: First Semester Report Card — 11 comments

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Oct 01 2014

K.J. McDaniels Gambles On Himself, Signs One-Year Deal

Before the 2011-12 season, the Houston Rockets signed rookie Chandler Parsons to a four-year, $3.7-million contract, with the first two seasons guaranteed. It seemed like a fair deal at the time. Parsons, a second-round pick (No. 38), was given job security and nearly $2 million of guaranteed money. And Houston got a cheap prospect under team control for the next four seasons.

In hindsight, it was a landslide victory for Daryl Morey and the Rockets. Parsons exceeded expectations, recording 18 Win Shares the past three seasons. Per dollar, he was one of the most valuable players in the NBA. … Read the rest

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

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