After winning in overtime last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers “B” squad, combined with the Bulls losing to Toronto, yourrrr Seventy Sixers clinched the Eastern Conference’s six seed and a first round match up with the Orlando Magic.
The Sixers lost all three matchups versus the Magic this season and going into this series, there isn’t much that indicates the Sixers have a chance. But I feel the Sixers could make a series out of this. I’m not calling an upset, cause of seven words; Samuel Dalembert will be covering Dwight Howard, so unless Howard can do us a favor and get Dalembert into foul trouble early, he should dominate from opening tip of game 1 through the entire series, and he will be the deciding factor.
But with the return of Thaddeus Young to the lineup for the final two games will help him get his rhythm going into the playoffs and he will provide a boost and a spark that was missing during his injury. The Sixers will steal a couple games and make it a series, but I’ll take the Magic in 6.
Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Clippers in a Possible Three Team Deal
From a source:
A three team deal is in the works between the Houston Rockets, YOUR Philadephia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Clippers. The deal would include the following:
- Houston Rockets receive Andre Miller and the expiring contract of Brian Skinner
- Los Angeles receive Samuel Dalembert, Ron Artest and Rafer ‘Skip to my Lou’ Alston
- YOUR Philadephia76ers receive Baron Davis and Marcus Camby
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Hey according to the ESPN Trade Machine, it works. God I hope this happens, as much as I like Andre Miller, I would love to see Baron Davis running this offense. Imagine the starting lineup of Baron Davis, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, the rook Mareese Speights, and Marcus Camby. Look out Boston, you got something to worry about in the Atlantic now. PULL THE TRIGGER STEFANSKI!
Big Elton Brand had 23 points and 12 boards and Andre Iguodala added 15 points and the Philadelphia 76ers moved above .500 for the first time this season. The 89-81 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday was the Sixers second in a row.
Thaddeus Young contributed 12 points and Samuel Dalembert had 16 rebounds for the Sixers, who improved to 7-6.
Kelenna Azubuike scored 16 while C.J. Watson and Stephen Jackson had 12 apiece for Golden State, which dropped its second in a row. Andris Biedrins and Brandan Wright had 10 apiece.
Next up for the Sixers are Larry Brown and the Bobcats tonight at 7:00 PM from Charlotte.
With opening night right around the corner the Sixers have solidifed their 15 man roster. The opener is Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors from the Wachovia Center. The roster please:
Centers: Samuel Dalembert, Theo Ratliff.
Forwards: Elton Brand, Donyell Marshall, Marreesse Speights, Thaddeus Young, Reggie Evans.
Guards: Andre Miller, Andre Igoudala, Kareem Rush, Royal Ivey, Lou Williams, Willie Green.
The Starting Five is looking to be:
C – Samuel Dalembert
PF – Elton Brand
SF – Thaddeus Young
SG – Andre Iguodala
PG – Andre Miller
The Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert has filed a lawsuit claiming breach of contract and fraud against a group of business partners regarding an investment in the licensing of “Speed Racer” products and merchandise.
The NBA star invested more than a million doll-hairs into a project that licensed “Speed Racer” memorabilia and merchandise back in 2006. According to the lawsuit, Dalembert claims his partners didn’t actually have the rights to “Speed Racer” in the first place.
Dalembert is trying to re-coup more than $50,000.