May 12, NBA Playoff StatCap: Mavs force Game 7, Sixers sent packing

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Luka Dončić In the Game 6 win-or-Cancún scenario the Dallas Mavericks found themselves staring at, Luka Dončić certainly did his part to see to it that the Mavericks season extended by at least one more game. The three-time All-Star scored 33 points to go along with 11 assists and 8 rebounds in the Mavericks’ 113-86 donkey-kicking of the Phoenix Suns. Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF…

Read More

May 10, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap: A night of beatdowns

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Devin Booker Devin Booker scored 28 points on 11/20 FG, adding 7rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, and was a +25 in the Suns 120-85 curb stomping over the Dallas Mavericks. In the series Booker is averaging 26.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists on .479/.500/.875 splits. Rk Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS +/- GmSc 1 Jimmy Butler MIA PHI W 34:36 9 15 .600…

Read More

May 4, 2022 NBA Playoff StatCap

Who Got It Done Player Spotlight- Chris Paul Once again Chris Paul saved his best work for when it mattered most, putting in 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter in the Suns 129-109 Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference Semifinals series. In the series thus far, Paul is averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 assists and 6.5 assists on .620/.429/1.000 splits. Rk▲ Player Tm   Opp   MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB…

Read More

Ben Simmons kicked out of practice in latest team-related lowlight

As if this debacle with the Philadelphia 76ers and then Simmons couldn’t get any more ridiculous Ben Simmons was thrown out of the 76ers practice on Tuesday. Apparently Coach doc Rivers ask Simmons to participate in in a defensive drill and he refused doc asked him again and he refused and then duck basically told him he needs to go home so if that point Simmons left the practice. Frankly the fact that Simmons is still on the Sixers roster At this juncture is a living embodiment of a worst-case…

Read More

Sources: Ben Simmons could rejoin Sixers this week

Been Simmons could be back in Philadelphia sooner than it was assumed and not as a visiting player. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks have progressed between the team and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul that could potentially have the disgruntled star back with the team as soon as this week. Simmons time in the City of Brotherly seemed to be on the clock since the David Copperfield he pulled in conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. Following the series, Simmons was subsequently and unceremoniously chucked completely under…

Read More

Joel Embiid agrees to supermax extension with 76ers

From nba news services: All-Star center Joel Embiid is reportedly staying with the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a supermax contract with the team. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season. Per reports, the deal guarantees Embiid a total of $261 million because he was already set to make $65 million in the final two seasons under the terms of his current deal. Sources: 76ers star…

Read More

Timberwolves quite interested in Ben Simmons

From Timothy Rapp of B\R One of the storylines of the NBA offseason this summer will be the future of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia and whether the Sixers will trade him. If they do put him on the market, one team to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis: “I texted with someone that knows Ben Simmons incredibly well that has working knowledge of all things NBA. My text the other day said … ‘how badly do the Wolves…

Read More

Danny Green out 2-3 weeks with right calf strain

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Danny Green for the remainder of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks and should they prevail , likely the Conference Finals as well. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Sixers starting two-guard will be out 2-3 weeks with a strained right calf. Green suffered the injury just four minutes into their Game 3 127-111 win over the Hawks. In this postseason Green is averaging 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 blocks on .438/.378…

Read More

Daryl Morey and Philadelphia 76ers fined $75,000 for Stephen Curry tweet

Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers were both fined $75,000 by the NBA for a tweet that was directed at Stephen Curry. Specifically what occurred was that Morey took a screen shot of a post from Stephen Curry’s Instagram in which he congratulated his brother Seth, who is a guard for the 76ers, on a good game. He then posted the screen shot to his twitter ( which is as of the writing of this article, still up) with the tweet “join ‘em”. Though he tried to walk it back…

Read More

Joel Embiid to start Game 1 against Atlanta

According ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, per a source, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will start Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. Embiid suffered a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee when he took a tumble in Game 4 of the team’s opening round series against the the Washington Wizards. He was going to be initially considered a game-time decision. This season has arguably been Embiid’s best, he came into the season in better shape and averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds on .513/.377/.859 shooting splits and was a contender…

Read More