Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. LeBron to Cleveland … Lin to Philly? (Update: No) — 11 July, 2014
  2. Elfrid Payton’s 15 Minutes of Sixers — 27 June, 2014
  3. Feeling Left Out Of the 2014 Postseason — 13 May, 2014
  4. 5-on-5: Long Twos and Mediocrity Are In — 25 April, 2014
  5. 5-on-5: Sixers Time Machine — 11 April, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Feeling Left Out Of the 2014 Postseason — 16 comments
  2. Elfrid Payton’s 15 Minutes of Sixers — 12 comments
  3. The Pelican Watch — 11 comments
  4. 5-on-5: First Semester Report Card — 11 comments
  5. Evan Turner, the (Net) Plus-Minus King — 10 comments

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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

Jun 27 2014

Elfrid Payton’s 15 Minutes of Sixers

Elfrid Payton’s press conference began like all the others; the questions were part generic, part personal, part quote baiting. How does it feel to go to your favorite player’s (Allen Iverson) team. How do you think you’ll fit in alongside Michael Carter-Williams? What can you bring to the 76ers? Bleh Blah Bluh. Payton said all the right things about the Sixers and about Philadelphia. I was kinda starting to like him.

But then two minutes in, this happened:

“Elfrid. Steve Kyler, from Basketball Insiders. “There’s reports you’re going to be traded to Orlando Magic, how does it feel to go … Read the rest

May 13 2014

Feeling Left Out Of the 2014 Postseason

The ‘to tank or not to tank’ debate bombarded Sixers World for the last 15 months or so, and thank god it’s over. Hopefully forever.

The Sam Hinkie Plan™ prevailed and thanks to a mostly torturous (though occasionally exciting) 63-loss campaign, Philadelphia has 199 of the 1,000 ping pong ball combinations in the upcoming lottery. If the Sixers nail their two first-round picks, sign all the right free agents, and stay healthy, they’ll have a championship in 2021. Or something like that. The future looks a bit brighter, because they stunk this year. We suspect.

But let’s not ignore the … Read the rest

Apr 25 2014

5-on-5: Long Twos and Mediocrity Are In

1. Are the playoffs the new lottery?

Anthony Calabro: Adam Silver couldn’t have scripted a better first round. The Pacers, Spurs, and Thunder are all  top seeds and they’re all vulnerable. More teams need to think, “Let’s just get into the playoffs and see what happens” as opposed to “Let’s stink for the next 3 years and hope things work out.”

Daniel Christian: Sure. Any Eastern Conference team on Indiana’s side of the bracket has a real chance of making the Conference Finals. That could invaluable playoff experience for a young team like the Wizards, or groundbreaking for a team Read the rest

Apr 11 2014

5-on-5: Sixers Time Machine

Flickr / Lautenbach

1. A time machine takes Sam Hinkie back to opening night … what’s the one thing he does differently this season?

Anthony Calabro: Hinkie waited until the final minutes of deadline day to rid himself of Evan Turner. Moving Turner was the right call, but he didn’t exactly sell high. I wonder if Hinkie had the opportunity earlier in the season to pull the trigger on a Turner deal. Maybe he could have gotten a coveted first rounder.

Eric Goldwein: Dealt their veterans earlier, perhaps. Then again, if you’re going to criticize the laughable return on the Turner trade (a … Read the rest

Mar 28 2014

Daryl Morey On the Anti-Tankers

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey had some interesting tweets this morning on the anti-tank studies and what they get wrong. (Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who built a contender without ever taking a deep dive into the NBA lottery.)

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