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2018-03-05 11:54:22 AM  
I guess the 76ers couldn't....

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2018-03-05 12:21:32 PM  
I watched the game and am still stunned the Bucks won. Philly couldn't stop turning the ball over in the 2nd half. I'd like to say it the Bucks defense but they don't have any
 
2018-03-05 12:30:49 PM  
Wait, which team was tanking?
 
2018-03-05 12:36:18 PM  

Slow To Return: Wait, which team was tanking?


Neither, they're both playoff bound. This was just a good old-fashioned shiat-the-bed moment for Philly.
 
2018-03-05 12:36:25 PM  
This kind of failure is hard to process
 
2018-03-05 12:44:48 PM  
Young teams do stuff like that. They are going to be great, if Philly can find a training staff.
 
2018-03-05 12:45:19 PM  

pdieten: Slow To Return: Wait, which team was tanking?

Neither, they're both playoff bound. This was just a good old-fashioned shiat-the-bed moment for Philly.


I was assured someone's always tanking in the NBA.
 
2018-03-05 01:02:26 PM  
But think of the future games the Sixers will win just by losing this one!!!
 
2018-03-05 01:58:48 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Young teams do stuff like that. They are going to be great, if Philly can find a training staff.


As a semi-related note, last night was a landmark game for Joel Embiid. It was apparently his actual 82nd game played; that's right, the guy drafted almost 4 years ago just completed a total of 1 whole NBA season in his career.

It is utterly amazing that, given the number of advanced medical centers in and around Philly, somehow the Sixers have a training staff from the Middle Ages. I'm half-surprised that they haven't yet tried to fix Markell Fultz with leeches.
 
2018-03-05 02:04:49 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Ow! That was my feelings!: Young teams do stuff like that. They are going to be great, if Philly can find a training staff.

As a semi-related note, last night was a landmark game for Joel Embiid. It was apparently his actual 82nd game played; that's right, the guy drafted almost 4 years ago just completed a total of 1 whole NBA season in his career.

It is utterly amazing that, given the number of advanced medical centers in and around Philly, somehow the Sixers have a training staff from the Middle Ages. I'm half-surprised that they haven't yet tried to fix Markell Fultz with leeches.


These are dumb takes.

Embiid is playing virtually uninhibited from an injury many were saying would stop his career before it began (Navicular fracture)

Simmons broke a bone in his foot and was purposes red-shirted

Fultz has a psychological issue
 
2018-03-05 02:41:42 PM  

MugzyBrown: These are dumb takes.


Only if you pay absolutely no attention to statements which come out from the Sixers which often are confusing or unsure, or are backtracked later on.

Embiid is playing virtually uninhibited from an injury many were saying would stop his career before it began (Navicular fracture)

Him being out his entire first year was expected, and maybe even part of the 2nd year. The problem, though, was during that whole first year, they kept saying "Oh, he's healing, it's coming along; it looks good". And then suddenly it was "Well, actually, it hasn't healed, and he needs additional surgery."  Even then, it was kinda understandable, because it's a weird part of the body to diagnose properly.

This was followed by at least a somewhat better-communicated 2nd year. His third year, when he was finally ready to play, they put him on a minutes & games restriction. Again, understandable, until they decided to let him play after he injured his knee (why would you be cautious with him so much and then remove caution *after* an actual injury?), thereby possibly causing it to get worse. At which point, it was back on the "oh, he's good, it's healing, he'll be out there soon" routine, which lasted the entire rest of the season. (Spoiler alert: he never got back out there)

Simmons broke a bone in his foot and was purposes red-shirted

And, again, that would have been fine, except that the narrative was continually "He's healing, should be back out at practice soon, we'll know more after the next exam". (Huh, this is sounding like a pattern.) And then at one point (after mid-season, I think) they straight up said "Okay, well, he's not actually healing the way we want, so we'll just try again next season".

Fultz has a psychological issue

Now? Yes, yes he does. During training camp and the start of the season? Who knows. It might have been mind, it might have been body, it might have been form. (It probably was some combination of all of those.) The problem, again, was the report that came out was basically "Yea, something is wrong, we have no idea what."  And then there was some back-and-forth about whether it was the shooting form leading to injury, or injury leading to the form, but the bigger issue is that it just added to the perception that the Sixers' staff is incompetent.

Now, to be fair - do I actually think they are that incompetent? No. I believe there's definitely a communication problem that runs throughout the organization that basically prevents them from being even remotely honest half the time, and when it comes to communicating about injuries, that makes perceptions much worse. However, there's also some truth that the medical staff has been failing for a long time to properly diagnose injuries or stick to treatments - including long before Embiid and co came into the picture.

This article from a year ago goes into it better:
https://www.libertyballers.com/2017/3​/​2/14787424/sixers-medical-team-joel-em​biid-jahlil-okafor-letting-the-franchi​se-down-bryan-colangelo-sam-hinkie
 
2018-03-06 12:06:55 AM  

eagles95: I watched the game and am still stunned the Bucks won. Philly couldn't stop turning the ball over in the 2nd half. I'd like to say it the Bucks defense but they don't have any


Vow. 26 turnovers. That is more than even GSW.
 
2018-03-06 04:27:10 AM  

tootse: eagles95: I watched the game and am still stunned the Bucks won. Philly couldn't stop turning the ball over in the 2nd half. I'd like to say it the Bucks defense but they don't have any

Vow. 26 turnovers. That is more than even GSW.


Or Michigan State.
 
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