Ben Smolen

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Name: Ben Smolen
Date registered: 30 October, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Who Is Gerald Henderson? We Tracked Down A Former U-11 Soccer Teammate To Find Out. — 16 July, 2016
  2. Sixers Lose To Bulls, Season Almost Over — 12 April, 2015
  3. Sixers Fight Valiantly But Fall In Overtime — 4 March, 2015
  4. MCW Grabs Triple-Double, Sixers Grab Win — 30 January, 2015
  5. Do You Believe in Unlikelihoods? The Sixers Win in Brooklyn — 9 January, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Sixers Lose To Bulls, Season Almost Over — 16 comments
  2. Do You Believe in Unlikelihoods? The Sixers Win in Brooklyn — 8 comments
  3. Covington Makes Shots, Sixers Still Lose — 5 comments
  4. Sixers Fight Valiantly But Fall In Overtime — 4 comments
  5. Who Is Gerald Henderson? We Tracked Down A Former U-11 Soccer Teammate To Find Out. — 4 comments

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Jul 16 2016

Who Is Gerald Henderson? We Tracked Down A Former U-11 Soccer Teammate To Find Out.

Last week Gerald Henderson put pen to paper, making his two-year, $18-million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers official. To learn more about the Sixers’ free agent prize, the Hoop76 Investigation Team tracked down one of his former teammates — Hoop76 contributor Ben Smolen — for a Q&A.

The following is mostly, kinda true.

Hoop76 Investigation Team: So, Ben, what’s your connection to Gerald?

Ben Smolen: Well, Gerald and I played together on a U-11 soccer team — the Lower Merion Lasers — back in 1998. Before you ask, yes, we were in fact the “A” team. Before you ask, no, Read the rest

Apr 12 2015

Sixers Lose To Bulls, Season Almost Over

Philadelphia 76ers 107 Final
Recap | Box Score
114 Chicago Bulls
Robert Covington, SF 37 MIN | 8-19 FG | 5-5 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | -3 +/-If you squint and un-focus your eyes while looking at his box score, it’s pretty good! However, once you put on your glasses and you notice that ugly 1-9 mark from deep, things get a lot less rosy. That being said, with the season almost (mercifully) over, I think we all can agree that Covington has been
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Mar 04 2015

Sixers Fight Valiantly But Fall In Overtime

Philadelphia 76ers 118 Final
Recap | Box Score
123 Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel, C 40 MIN | 3-10 FG | 2-4 FT | 13 REB | 1 AST | 4 STL | 5 BLK | 5 TO | 8 PTS | +12 +/-

He struggled to finish all night, be he was a massive presence on defense. There aren’t many better ways to respond to not being named Eastern Conference rookie of the month than by recording five blocks and four steals. Noel has seemed to really respond well after MCW was traded.

Isaiah Canaan, PG 42 MIN |
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Jan 30 2015

MCW Grabs Triple-Double, Sixers Grab Win

Minnesota Timberwolves 94 Final
Recap | Box Score
103 Philadelphia 76ers
Robert Covington, SF 34 MIN | 4-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +2 +/-Big Shot Bob made some big threes, including one especially impressive Reggie Miller-esque one in the second half. The Sixers started off 0-17. Since then, MCW and Big Shot Bob have fully entered the picture and they are 10-20.
Nerlens Noel, C 31 MIN | 7-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST |
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Jan 09 2015

Do You Believe in Unlikelihoods? The Sixers Win in Brooklyn

Philadelphia 76ers 90 Final

Recap | Box Score

88 Brooklyn Nets
Robert Covington, SF 40 MIN | 8-12 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 6 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +10What a game. SIX STEALS?! 50% from deep? Big Shot Bob was a two-way threat all game, and the Sixers absolutely would not have won without him. No body wanted this guy. I bet they feel pretty stupid about that now.
Nerlens Noel, C 32 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST
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Jan 03 2015

Suns Burn Sixers In Fourth Quarter

Philadelphia 76ers 96 Final
Recap | Box Score
112 Phoenix Suns
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 32 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -16Graded on the he’s LRMAM curve. Came out on fire, scoring the large majority of his points in the first quarter. He faded, like everyone else, as the game wore on, but still put together an entirely respectable outing.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG 35 MIN | 8-20 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 5
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