The Process Needs More Process-ing

Brian Windhorst (ESPN) summed it up perfectly when he said that the 76ers are a young team that plays young and the Celtics are a young team that plays old. Translation: The Process doesn’t have its cap and gown with diploma in hand. Still some work to be done. That, in a nutshell, the still…

These Semi-Finals Need a Bunch of Heart Transplants

Ben Needs a Jumper Before the Process Graduates Because there is a NBA disease of overreaction in the moment, Ben Simmons was evaluated as having arrived after the 76ers decimated the mediocre Heat who lacked a perimeter or post scorer. Simmons had a tough game 2 against the Heat, recovered, and dominated them for the…

The LeBron James Rule

The LeBron James Rule. In the LeBron James 15 years of greatness career there has been one rookie to play in the All-Star game and it wasn’t James and technically it wasn’t even a rookie. In 2011 Blake Griffin made the All-Star team but it was really Griffin’s second year. He busted his knee before…

Simmons, Tatum and Kuzma: ROY Pacesetters

It’s not too early to say the 2017 draft class was strong. 8 of 30 picks have already logged 200 minutes. Six players have already scored over 100 points (Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith, Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma, Lauri Markkanen). The rookies have made an impact for their teams, even Dennis Smith and De’Aaron…

Ben Simmons Not Lonzo for ROY

NBA General Managers believe the 2018 Rookie of the Year will be the Lonzo Ball prize. Their case for Lonzo, who is not a scorer but a playmaker, would make more sense if he was on a team of experienced finishers who he had to set up for double digit assists. But the Lakers core…

Of Course Ben Simmons Breaks His Foot

The 76ers worked long and hard to acquire Ben Simmons; it was a 24-7 job. They tanked the past three years, even as they played hard, but their talent level hovered around the D+ level. They signed marginal players who were incapable of scoring and defending on a nightly basis and often were embarrassed. They…