On this episode of Sixers Insiders, the Inquirer's Marc Narducci and Keith Pompey discuss Michael Carter-Williams' health issues and the team's overall lack of talent.
Thad Young has a season left on his contract with the 76ers. Then he has a player option for the 2015-16 season.
But given where the Sixers stand, it’s possible that the franchise will look to trade him before the NBA trading deadline on Feb. 20, 2014.
There’s even an ESPN.com report that the power forward could be moved to the Houston Rockets next week in exchange for center Omer Asik.
Michael Carter-Williams doesn't expect to play in Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Well Fargo Center.
Judging by his limping around the team's practice facility Monday morning, all signs lead to the 76ers point guard being sidelined for the third consecutive game.
However, the offical word is that he remains a game-time decision after being released from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on Sunday.
Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series information for Monday’s matchup between the 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers at the Wells Fargo Center:
Trade rumors involving the 76ers acquiring Houston Rockets center Omer Asik are apparently still alive.
The website mentioned Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie’s relationship with Asik and that Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young could mesh well with Dwight Howard.
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Denver Nuggets’ 103-92 victory over the 76ers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center:
Best performance: This is an easy one. Jordan Hamilton hit the big shots in the Nuggets’ decisive 15-2 fourth-quarter run to clinch the victory. The reserve forward hit three consecutive three-pointers to put his team ahead, 99-88, with 3 minutes, 22 seconds left. Hamilton finished with 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting (3 for 3 on three-pointers) to go with five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes.
Worst performance: It seems strange to give this award to someone, who finished with five assists and two steals. However, this has to go to Evan Turner. The Sixers swingman shot 3-for-12 from field in route to scoring six points. That’s way below the fourth-year player’s scoring average of 20.5 points, which is tied for 18th in the league. Turner also finished with just one rebound. He must be more aggressive if the Sixers expect to steal victories.
The 76ers are saying that Michael Carter-Williams is fine.
However, it turns out that his right knee soreness was caused by an infection on the front of the knee. The rookie point guard has spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the University of Pennsylvania hospital due to soreness and a skin infection on the front of his knee.
The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder is being treated by infectious disease specialist Dr. Neil Fishman and team physician Dr. Brian Sennett. He is listed day to day after missing his second consecutive game Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center.
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Charlotte Bobcats’ 105-88 victory over the 76ers on Friday at the Time Warner Cable Arena:
Best performance: As much as I wanted to give this award to Jeffery Taylor, I had to give it to Kemba Walker. While Taylor scored a team-high 20 points starting in place of swingman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Bobcats wouldn’t have won the game without Walker. The Charlotte point guard finished with 18 points, 10 assists, three steals and zero turnovers.
Worst performance: I had to give it to James Anderson. The Sixers reserve shooting guard struggled through 2-for-8 shooting (0-for-4 on three-pointers) to finish with four points in 20 minutes of action.