Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. 5-on-5: Sixers Time Machine — 11 April, 2014
  2. Daryl Morey On the Anti-Tankers — 28 March, 2014
  3. Sunnergren: Finding Hope In a 25-Game Losing Streak — 27 March, 2014
  4. Houston, We Have Another Loss — 27 March, 2014
  5. 5-on-5: Would the Sixers Win the NCAA Tournament? — 23 March, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. 5-on-5: First Semester Report Card — 11 comments
  2. The Pelican Watch — 11 comments
  3. Evan Turner, the (Net) Plus-Minus King — 10 comments
  4. 5-on-5: Was It Worth the Wait? — 9 comments
  5. Sixers are too good to reset — 8 comments

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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.)

Mar 27 2014

Sunnergren: Finding Hope In a 25-Game Losing Streak

Fans, particularly those from Philadelphia, are almost always left disappointed when their teams fall short of the grand prize, a championship. Second-round Game 7 loss to the Celtics … as an 8 seed? Who cares. Four straight NFC Championships? So what. Back-to-back World Series appearances? We want a dynasty!

We, fans of Philadelphia, have expectations of our teams; some of them are rational, most are not. But an amazing thing has happened amid this tanked season, and specifically the 25-game losing streak. With no expectations, we’ve come to accept, if not embrace one of the worst professional sports teams we’ve … Read the rest

Mar 27 2014

Houston, We Have Another Loss

Tonight, the 15-56 Sixers head to Houston to play a pretty damn good 48-22 Rockets team. Barring some sort of March Madness miracle, it’ll be a record-tying 26th consecutive loss.

If you still get a kick out of watching Sixers basketball, you could do worse than tonight’s game. The Rockets play a fun brand of basketball that involves a lot of 3-pointers, and not a lot of long twos. They also have this big guy in the middle, Dwight Howard, who blocks a ton of shots and occasionally makes his free throws. If he is playing well in the postseason, … Read the rest

Mar 23 2014

5-on-5: Would the Sixers Win the NCAA Tournament?

1. Would the Sixers be a lock to win the NCAA Tournament?

Anthony Calabro: Yes. The Sixers would win the NCAA Tournament. There are only a handful of NBA level players in the tourney. Now, could the Sixers beat an NCAA All-star team that would include lottery locks Wiggins, Embiid, Parker, and Randle? No. They would certainly lose that game.

Eric Goldwein: Nine out of 10 times. Thaddeus Young would hands down be the best player in college basketball, and the rest of the squad — as bad as it looks against NBA competition — is made up … Read the rest

Mar 22 2014

Sixers Dominate Knicks B Team, Fall Short Again

New York Knicks 93 Final
Recap | Box Score
92 Philadelphia 76ers
Thaddeus Young, PF Shot Chart 40 MIN | 6-21 FG | 6-6 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 21 PTS | +4I don’t want to say “consummate professional,” but yeah, Thad is playing hard. Probably harder than the average NBA forward would when in this situation. If the Sixers’ best player takes his foot off the pedal, this comeback doesn’t happen.

Henry Sims, C Shot Chart 29 MIN | 6-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 13

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