Wow! What a clickbait headline! But, honestly, it's true. The NBA has systematically diminished the role of the Center position over the past 70 years. Joel Embiid is the face of the modern NBA big man. But, when looking at the rules and officiating, you must wonder if the league even wants diversity of playing styles.  So why...
We're back for another installment of PPI. A lot has happened in the NBA since our last update, especially in Philly. So let's take a look at how teams are stacking up as of games through February 6th. NBA Conclusions The Top-5 sees some change with the Raptors passing the Clippers for third place and the Celtics jumping the...
Unlike the NBA, the NHL trade deadline is often a bit on the boring side. This year is gearing up to be one of the least likely to make a "splash" in recent memory. However, that doesn't prevent a fan like myself from dreaming. What if each player who is likely available went to the best possible scenario? The NHL...
Amid adversity, Elton Brand booty called the Golden State Warriors and helped the 76ers acquire two very low-maintenance role players for a harmless cost.  The Philadelphia 76ers are falling victim to a handful of undiagnosable problems, juxtaposed by a slew of disheartening losses. Following an embarrassing loss to the bottom-dwelling Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia earned a road loss against Boston and barely...
With the Sixers' recent struggles at the backdrop of the NBA trade deadline, it was becoming increasingly clear the need for a roster tune-up. On Wednesday night, Sixers General Manager Elton Brand echoed those sentiments. And in doing so, the Sixers acquired Golden State's Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III in exchange for draft compensations. They also shipped out...
As we head into the latter part of the season, the Hornets’ destiny looks to almost be set in stone. They are 3-16 in their last 19 games. Tankathon gives the team the 11th most difficult schedule for the rest of the season. Additionally, 538 predicts the Hornets will finish tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the fourth-worst record...
Sorry about missing the Conference Championships two weeks ago. Life got in the way. But we're back and ready to dominate the Super Bowl just like we did last year (we won almost 7 units between the game and prop bets). 3-Star Plays: 12-6-1 (+14.76 Units) 2-Star Plays: 19-13-2 (+8.58 Units) TOTAL: +23.34 Units for a weighted win percentage of 62.7% 3-Star...
  We have reached the end point of the 2019-2020 NFL campaign, the NFL’s 100th season. We are in for an exciting game. On Sunday, the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers take on the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs. This is the Chiefs' first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, their last being Super Bowl IV in 1970. At...
Zhaire Smith looks aggressive
Zhaire Smith's path to the NBA has been anything but conventional. Drafted out of Texas Tech in 2018, many expected a somewhat-immediate impact from the Red Raiders star. A health scare last season, followed by a crowded bench this year, left Smith without a clear track to the Sixers' rotation. But during Philadelphia's 115-104 win over Golden...
Despite sitting 3.5 games behind the second-place Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers desperately need help if they'd like to climb atop the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is going to be one of the more active teams ahead of the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline, with a handful of diagnosable roster problems. Although General Manager Elton Brand worked tirelessly this off-season...
The 76ers came out of the tunnel before the game Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors dressed in Jerseys over their warmups with either number 8 or 24 and the name Bryant on the back. Kobe Bryant played at Lower Merion High School before going directly to the NBA in 1996. His impact on the current crop...
After hitting the halfway point in the season and with the World Junior Championship recently coming to an end, now is a great time to take a look at which players may be taken where in the 2020 draft. If you are in to this sort of thing, Tankathon.com is a great tool for simulating the draft lottery. For...