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  1. Big men who can produce 3s, steals

    Tom Carpenter

    I am in a 10-team roto league, and I have 10s in field goal percentage, assists, steals and blocks, but I'm dead last in 3s. I sit in third place overall, just a couple of points out of first. (I'm also a healthy 13 and 37 games played behind first a...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Embiid's dedication, maturity a concern?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers rolled the dice on Joel Embiid with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, largely with the expectation that he would sit out the entire 2014-15 campaign while rehabbing from foot surgery. That plan remains in place, but in th...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  3. Latest buzz on resting Melo

    Tom Carpenter

    Coach Derek Fisher created some buzz Friday when he suggested that New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony could eventually be shut down for the remainder of the season due to his nagging knee malady In the short term, it appears unlikely tha...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  4. Latest buzz on Embiid's rehab process

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers had injured rookie Nerlens Noel travel with the team throughout the campaign with the idea that keeping him involved with the team would help him adjust to the NBA. They have been doing the same thing this year ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  5. How bad is Hawes' knee injury?

    Tom Carpenter

    The knee injury that Spencer Hawes sustained during Friday's game kept him from playing on Saturday. X-rays taken soon afterward came back negative, but he has been dealing with swelling in the joint. Although he got promising results from a Satur...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  6. SVG OK with less structured offense?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Saturday, the Detroit Pistons extended their losing streak to 11 games, including consecutive losses to three of the league's worse teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and (Saturday) Philadelphia 76ers. Heading into that game, coach S...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  7. Tony Wroten targeting Wed. return?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers have played their past five games without the services of Tony Wroten. He's been dealing with a sprained knee during that stretch. However, it appears that he should be back on the hardwood soon, perhaps during their next ga...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  8. Will Durant, McGary debut on Tuesday?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been a little more than six weeks since Kevin Durant underwent foot surgery, which means he is within the original 6-8 week time frame for his return to game action. Per Anthony Slater of NewsOK.com, Durant went through most of another practi...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  9. Michael Carter-Williams makes '14-15 debut

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time in seven months, we got to see Michael Carter-Williams back on the hardwood Thursday. He had been sidelined since undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn labrum in his shooting shoulder. The downside of his lengthy recovery p...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  10. Latest buzz on MCW's season debut

    Tom Carpenter

    We noted earlier this week that the Philadelphia 76ers hope to have Michael Carter-Williams back from his shoulder surgery on Nov. 13. However, that date isn't written in stone. "Maybe, but who knows?" coach Brett Brown said of the reported target...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  11. Is Saric ready to ball in NBA?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Croatian forward Dario Saric during this year's draft. Although he isn't expected to play for the team this season, coach Brett Brown thinks that the 20-year-old is ready to ball with NBA players. "I think he can pl...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  12. Wolves expecting more stats from Thad?

    Tom Carpenter

    The big chip for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Kevin Love trade was top draft pick Andrew Wiggins. However, they also secured a quality and versatile forward in Thaddeus Young. Surely, the Wolves hope that Wiggins will quickly force his way in...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  13. Have Pistons fixed 3-point woes?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, only the Philadelphia 76ers were worse from beyond the arc than the Detroit Pistons, which converted only 32.1 percent. That's a major issue for president/coach Stan Van Gundy, whose offensive system takes advantage of 3-point bombers. S...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  14. Jose Calderon, Tyson Chandler, Doug McDermott, Arron Afflalo amon...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter looks at the fantasy impact of NBA trades made right around the draft.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  15. Does Phil want to buy a draft pick?

    Tom Carpenter

    Time will tell exactly how Phil Jackson maneuvers his way through it, but he inherited quite a mess with the New York Knicks. Before he gets to the point of dealing with his current roster and how to handle the Carmelo Anthony situation, he'll have t...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  16. Weekend return for D12, Beverley?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: Per Jason Freidman of Rockets.com, coach Kevin McHale said that neither Dwight Howard nor Patrick Beverley will suit up for Friday's game. Their availability for Saturday remains uncertain. --- The Houston Rockets have been balling without ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014