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Film review: James Anderson and elevator doors

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:54 AM
In many ways, the last week has been a microcosm of the Sixers’ up-and-down season thus far. The victories, such as the one in Portland on Saturday, have often come in thrilling fashion. The losses, like on Monday to Minnesota and Tuesday to Cleveland, have generally been downright ugly. Along... Read more

Film review: Why Thad Young is a significant commodity, to the 76ers or in a trade

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:29 AM
A few weeks ago, it was reported by Liberty Ballers’ Jake Fischer that Thaddeus Young had privately requested a trade from the Sixers. Even though Young publicly denied the report, now seems like a logical time for the Sixers and their longest-tenured player to part ways. Well, at least for... Read more

Andrew Bynum is someone else's problem now

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 3:04 PM
Lots of things going on this morning here in Phoenix so let’s get at it. Word out of Cleveland is that Andrew Bynum has been suspended indefinitely by the Cavalier due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” When the Sixers faced Bynum earlier this season it seemed pretty apparent... Read more

Film review: The Sixers' pathetic three-point defense

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:30 PM
There’s no way around it: the Sixers are getting absolutely blitzed from behind the three-point line. Currently, they’re on pace to surrender 861 threes this season, which would smash the current record of 716, set by last season’s Bobcats. After the Sixers’ last two games... Read more

Film review: The problems and promise of Tony Wroten

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:17 PM
In an off-season defined by a singular big-risk maneuver, Sam Hinkie’s August acquisition of Tony Wroten came at the expense of only a future second-round draft pick. Nationally, the move was under the radar, to say the least. As Grantland’s Zach Lowe tweeted at the time, this type of... Read more

Keys to tonight's Sixers game

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:05 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Sixers have lost eight games in a row on the road and they’ll look to break that streak tonight when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Sixers will be without rookie Michael-Carter Williams again, as he recovers from a sore knee/skin infection.... Read more

MCW out of hospital (Updated)

Monday, December 9, 2013, 11:21 AM
76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams was out of the hospital and at the team's shootaround this morning as they prepared for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He did not participate in any drills and it appears doubtful that he will play tonight. MCW was in the hospital the past... Read more

Film Review: Pet plays for Turner, Hawes and Anderson

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9:20 AM
A few weeks ago, we detailed how Brett Brown has brought elements of the Spurs’ motion offense to Philadelphia. The three main actions — Strong, Weak, and Loop —comprise the Sixers’ base half-court offense. For myriad reasons, teams can’t run only three offensive plays... Read more

Keys to Sixers-Pistons

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:18 PM
The free falling Sixers (6-11) visit the 6-10 Detroit Pistons today at the Palace of Auburn Hills in a game that certainly won’t get much attention in the Delaware Valley until the Eagles and Cardinals get done their football game. Here’s a look at some of the keys for the Sixers against... Read more

Keys for the Sixers vs. Pelicans

Friday, November 29, 2013, 2:30 PM
The Sixers play the New Orleans Pelicans tonight and for the first time in many games may have a full roster with which to play. Spencer Hawes, who has missed the past two games with a tweaked left knee, said at shootaround this morning that his knee feels good and he hopes to be able to play. Tony... Read more
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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