Archive: October, 2008
In what was essentially NBA Commissioner David Stern's preseason "State of the Union" conference, he touched on a few areas including this summer's Olympics, the economic status of the league, and competition from Europe for NBA talent.
Here are the highlights:
The 76ers announced today they have waived center Jared Reiner, whom they signed in the week leading up to Training Camp. Reiner played in one preseason game, scoring six points in five minutes.
Reiner's dismissal sets the roster at 14 for next Wednesday, Oct. 29, when the Sixers open the regular season at home against the Toronto Raptors.
Head coach Maurice Cheeks had said throughout preseason that Reiner was a "chemistry guy," Reiner played his college ball at the University of Iowa, along with Sixers power forward Reggie Evans.
First quarter: Sixers 28, Nets 26
Because Sam Dalembert (right knee sprain/contusion) and Andre Miller (resting) were on the bench in street clothes, the Sixers starting lineup looked a little jumbled. Head coach Maurice Cheeks said before the game he might rest Theo Ratliff, too, although Ratliff would suit up.
Sixers starting lineup: Lou Williams, Kareem Rush, Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand, and Marreese Speights.
The 76ers preseason closes tonight with a 7:30 game against the New Jersey Nets. Considering it's the opening game of the World Series, all eyes might not be on East Rutherford's Izod Center. But we'll do what we can.
The glaring question after last night's loss to the Cavaliers? From where will the Sixers get some outside shooting? Last night (a 91-83 loss), the Sixers went 0 for 9 from three.
Let's break it down: Thaddeus Young (0-3), Andre Iguodala (0-2), Andre Miller (0-1), Willie Green (0-1), Lou Williams (0-1), Kareem Rush (0-1).
First Quarter: Cleveland 31, Sixers 24
Sixers Starters: Andre Miller, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand, and Theo Ratliff.
Cavaliers Starters: Sasha Pavlovic, Mo Williams, LeBron James, Ben Wallace, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
It has been a while since I linked a Sixers chat within my blog. Today is the day. We'll be launching a Sixers chat at 3 p.m. this afternoon in advance of tonight's home game against LeBron James's team (the Cavaliers). If you have a free hour and would like to join, click here: Sixers Chat.
Much has happened since the Phillies went to Los Angeles and returned as NLCS champs: Elton Brand missed a couple of games, Sam Dalembert is day-to-day (aren't we all?), Andre Miller had a faux pas in Cleveland, the Sixers cut Antywane Robinson, and Marreese Speights (from what I've gathered) has looked like a rookie ready to make an impact.
We'll talk about all these things, and whatever else arises.
Back from L.A. ... Phillies are in the World Series ... but this blog has been dormant. I do apologize, but starting tomorrow it will be revived.
I'll blog again tomorrow morning, but we're going to try to set up a Live Chat for 3 p.m. in anticipation of tomorrow night's preseason home game against the Cavaliers.
Here's the news coming out of the Sixers today: