Eric Goldwein

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Name: Eric Goldwein
Date registered: 16 January, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Fourth Annual Hoop76 Mock Draft — 23 June, 2016
  2. The 2015 Sixers Asset Ranking — 31 December, 2015
  3. 4-on-5: Is Isaiah Canaan Worth A Sixers Roster Spot? — 7 November, 2015
  4. 5-on-5: Preparing For Another 60-loss Season — 28 October, 2015
  5. Time Is Running Out … Sort Of — 30 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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Jun 23 2016

Fourth Annual Hoop76 Mock Draft

Happy draft day, and welcome to Hoop76’s fourth annual mock. Last year we went an impressively terrible two out of 30 (thanks in large part to the Lakers selecting D’Angelo Russell over Jahlil Okafor). In 2014 we had the Sixers taking Dante Exum and only got three picks right. In 2013, back when Michael Carter-Williams was just a twinkle in our eyes, we had Nerlens Noel going first overall, so that didn’t go too well either.

So while we’re pretty confident what the start of the 2016 draft will look like, you’d be just as well off asking the … Read the rest

Dec 31 2015

The 2015 Sixers Asset Ranking

After beating the Suns and hanging with the handicapped Jazz, Philly came up with another win last night against the always dysfunctional Kings. And so, the Sixers are back to being a regular bad team. All it took was reacquiring Ish freakin’ Smith.

Might this (potential) turnaround cost Hinkie/Colangelo ping pong balls? It’s certainly possible; while the Sixers have four fewer Ws than the Lakers and six fewer than the Nets, things can turn quickly.

But that’s not to say that playing better basketball will diminish the aggregate value of their enormous asset collection. Player development — and more Read the rest

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

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