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Philadelphia 76ers ticket preview

The Philadelphia 76ers will enter the 2014-15 season with quite a bit of promise, but also quite a bit of injury and intrigue.  Last year’s first round pick, Nerlens Noel, failed to make an appearance during the regular season, though management hopes that he will be ready to go for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.  Meanwhile, neither of this year’s first round picks, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, will be playing on any NBA courts this year either. Embiid is recovering from foot surgery and it’s possible he will miss most, if not all, of next season.  Meanwhile, Saric recently signed a contract with a professional team in Turkey so he is not allowed to play for two years.

Nonetheless, the Sixers are loaded with talent and if all goes to plan, it’s going to be quite expensive to get 76ers tickets in years to come.  Noel and Embiid, if they can both stay healthy and further develop their offensive games, will be one of the most formidable groups of bigs in the Association.  Very few teams boast one player the likes of Noel and Embid in their frontcourts, let alone two. Throw in Saric and the further development of players like Michael Carter-Williams, and chances are the Sixers are going to be a very talented team two to three years down the line.

Which is why this might be the best year to purchase Philadelphia 76ers tickets to see them play.  Tickets were available for less than $10 to many games this year and once the Sixers schedule is released, chances are tickets will be just as inexpensive this year with expectations minimal.  So fans who want to get a glimpse of potential future stars of Philadelphia, now is the time to do it!

Make sure to check back to ABC Tickets once the schedule is released and pick out the games you want to go to this year!

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Eagles tickets are hot in October

Title: A Preview For Eagles Tickets In October

It was only a week ago that the Philadelphia Eagles were one of the few undefeated teams in the NFL. At 3-0, the Eagles looked impressive with three straight games of scoring at least 30 points.

A road trip against the San Francisco 49ers crushed the notion of an unblemished season, but through the first four weeks of the 2014 season, it’s still been made clear that Chip Kelly’s crew is good enough to make it back-to-back trips to the playoffs.

They still have more work to do, of course, so let’s continue to break down their path as we analyze the price of Eagles tickets in their October matchups:

Week 5 VS. St. Louis Rams (10/5/14) | Average Ticket Price: $176.75 | Get-in Ticket Price: $78

Nick Foles and the offense try to get back to their winning ways this week, as the Eagles welcome the lowly Rams to town. St. Louis does have a stingy pass defense, but hopefully LeSean McCoy can finally find some running room against their suspect run defense. Eagles tickets come at a solid value in this one, in what should be a win to get Philly back up to 4-1 on the year.

Week 6 VS. New York Giants (10/12/14) | Average Ticket Price: $280.17 | Get-in Ticket Price: $113

The Eagles should enter a huge NFC East battle with the G-Men at 4-1, and if the Giants come in at 3-2, this game could be a showdown for the early division lead. New York started the season looking ugly, but have since rebounded and look like a real threat. Philly will need to bring their ‘A’ game to take this one, but odds should be in their favor as they host Eli Manning and co. on their home field.

Week 8 @ Arizona Cardinals (10/26/14) | Average Ticket Price: $181.28 | Get-in Ticket Price: $48

Philly used to be undefeated. The Cardinals still are. They probably won’t be after facing the Broncos in week five and almost certainly wouldn’t be by week eight, anyways, but this is clearly a big NFC showdown. Arizona’s defense has had a ton of injuries, but they remain a pretty nasty group. They’ll give Philly’s offense something to think about in what figures to be a tough road contest.

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Philadelphia Eagles tickets are a hot commodity

Title: Division Rivals Are the Three Most Expensive Games On The Eagles Schedule

The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be the top dog in the NFC East this season, but that doesn’t mean they are far and away the best team.

They struggled against the Jaguars in the opening week, yet they were able to rattle off a victory, unlike the other three NFC East stalwarts.  The Cowboys, Redskins, and Giants all fell in Week 1, though Dallas and Washington were able to right the ship in Week 2 to get back to 1-1.

Nonetheless, the Eagles have to be favored to win the division at this point and fans seem to be jumping in on the excitement as demand has increased for Eagles tickets to the three intradivisional games at Lincoln Financial Field this year.

Below is a breakdown of the three divisional home games for the Eagles, ranked by highest average ticket price according to ABC Tickets.

Week 3 VS. Washington Redskins – September 21, 2014 | Average Ticket Price: $255.80 | Get-in: $109

Robert Griffin III’s injury in Week 2 will obviously affect Washington’s outlook this season, though Kirk Cousins did look good in relief.  At an average ticket price of $255.80, this is the most expensive NFC East matchup on the Philly home schedule.

Week 15 VS. Dallas Cowboys – December 14, 2014 | Average Ticket Price: $238.49 | Get-in: $95

A big late season matchup with Dallas could ultimately decide the NFC East.  Presently, the average ticket price is $238.49 but expect that number to increase significantly if the Cowboys can remain in the hunt throughout the remainder of the season.

Week 6 VS. New York Giants – October 12, 2014 | Average Ticket Price: $235.86 | Get-in: $88

The Giants are winless thus far and have not looked particularly good on either side of the ball.  Nonetheless, New York is always a draw down in Philadelphia and that shows with an average ticket price of $235.86.  But if you’re looking for the cheapest ticket to an NFC East rivalry game, this is the game to go to with tickets beginning at only $88.

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Wells Fargo Center ticket update

As the summer months wind down and we head into the fall, Philadelphia should make sure to gear up for a very exciting season of live events. In less than a month, the Philadelphia Eagles will kick off, looking to defend their NFC East crown and further advance in the playoffs this season. In addition, the Flyers will begin play in October as they open up at the Wells Fargo Center against the rival New Jersey Devils and seek to defeat the defending Eastern Conference champion Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup championship. The 76ers will kick off their year at the end of October as well, looking to improve upon a 2013-14 campaign that showed promise at times, especially from the youngster Michael Carter-Williams.

Picture of the outside of the Wells Fargo center in philadelphia, PA. Home of the Sixers and Flyers

Wells Fargo Center pictured above

In addition, there are several events taking place at the Wells Fargo Center during the fall months that will attract many fans.
Ed Sheeran will be performing on September 8th with tickets currently available for as low as $50 and an average ticket price of $116. You can view the Wells Fargo seating chart here at ABC Tickets to see which seats you’d want to buy. Just a week later,
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be performing with Steve Winwood. The average ticket price is currently $186 with a get-in price of $64, just a tad more expensive than the aforementioned Ed Sheeran concert.

The big concerts that many fans are looking forward to will be taking place on October 15th and October 29th when Fleetwood Mac visits for two shows. The first show on the 15th is the most expensive event taking place at Wells Fargo Center over the next year with an average ticket price of $395.  The cheapest ticket available will cost you $100. Two weeks later, it’s a bit
cheaper with an average ticket price of only $224 and a get-in price of $91. There’s lots of great events coming up in the next few months so now is a great time to be in Philadelphia!

 

Updated Wells Fargo Center schedule for 2014 and early 2015

to purchase tickets to any of these events click here!

Friday 9/5/14 WOMEN OF FAITH

Monday 9/8/14 ED SHEERAN

Wednesday 9/10/14-9/14/14 – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKAI

Monday 9/15/14 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

Saturday 9/20/14 THE BLACK KEYS

Monday 9/22/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (PRESEASON)

Thursday 9/25/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (PRESEASON)

Friday 9/26/14 AZIZ ANSARI

Tuesday 9/30/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS (PRESEASON)

Friday 10/3/14-10/4/14 MONSTER JAM

Tuesday 10/7/14 WWE SMACKDOWN

Thursday 10/9/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. DEVILS

Saturday 10/11/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. CANADIENS

Tuesday 10/14/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. DUCKS

Wednesday 10/15/14 FLEETWOOD MAC

Saturday 10/18/14 ERIC CHURCH

Saturday 10/25/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. RED WINGS

Tuesday 10/28/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. KINGS

Wednesday 10/29/14 FLEETWOOD MAC 2ND SHOW

Saturday 11/1/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS MIAMI HEAT

Monday 11/3/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS

Tuesday 11/4/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. OILERS

Wednesday 11/5/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS ORLANDO MAGIC

Thursday 11/6/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. PANTHERS

Friday 11/7/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHICAGO BULLS

Saturday 11/8/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. AVALANCHE

Friday 11/14/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

Wednesday 11/19/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS BOSTON CELTICS

Thursday 11/20/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. WILD

Friday 11/21/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS PHOENIX SUNS

Saturday 11/22/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

Monday 11/24/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS

Wednesday 11/26/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS BROOKLYN NETS

Friday 11/28/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. RANGERS

Saturday 11/29/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS DALLAS MAVERICKS

Monday 12/1/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS SAN ANTONIO

Friday 12/5/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

Thursday 12/11/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. DEVILS

Saturday 12/13/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. HURRICANES

Saturday 12/13/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Monday 12/15/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS BOSTON CELTICS

Tuesday 12/16/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. LIGHTNING

Wednesday 12/17/14 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Thursday 12/18/14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. PANTHERS

Friday 12/19/14 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHARLOTTLE HORNETS

Tuesday 12/23/14 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Thursday 12/25/14-1/04/15 DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN

Monday 1/5/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CLEVELAND CAVILIERS

Tuesday 1/6/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. SENATORS

Thursday 1/8/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. CAPITALS

Saturday 1/10/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BRUINS

Saturday 1/10/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS INDIANA PACERS

Monday 1/12/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. LIGHTNING

Tuesday 1/13/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS

Thursday 1/15/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. CANUCKS

Friday 1/16/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Tuesday 1/20/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. PENGUINS

Wednesday 1/21/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS NEW YORK KNICKS

Friday 1/23/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS TORONTO RAPTORS

Tuesday 1/27/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. COYOTES

Wednesday 1/28/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS DETROIT PISTONS

Thursday 1/29/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. JETS

Friday 1/30/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Saturday 1/31/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS

Saturday 1/31/15 COLLEGE HOCKEY

Tuesday 2/3/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS DENVER NUGGETS

Thursday 2/5/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. ISLANDERS

Saturday 2/7/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Monday 2/9/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

Tuesday 2/17/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

Thursday 2/19/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. SABRES

Friday 2/20/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS INDIANA PACERS

Saturday 2/21/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. PREDATORS

Sunday 2/22/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. CAPITALS

Friday 2/27/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Saturday 2/28/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. RANGERS

Monday 3/2/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS TORONTO RAPTORS

Tuesday 3/3/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. FLAMES

Thursday 3/5/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BLUES

Friday 3/6/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS UTAH JAZZ

Saturday 3/7/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS ATLANTA HAWKS

Tuesday 3/10/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. STARS

Wednesday 3/11/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHICAGO BULLS

Friday 3/13/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS SACRAMENTO KINGS

Saturday 3/14/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. RED WINGS

Saturday 3/14/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS BROOKLYN NETS

Wednesday 3/18/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS DETROIT PISTONS

Friday 3/20/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS NEW YORK KNICKS

Wednesday 3/25/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. BLACKHAWKS

Friday 3/27/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Saturday 3/28/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. SHARKS

Monday 3/30/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Sunday 4/5/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. PENGUINS

Tuesday 4/7/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. ISLANDERS

Wednesday 4/8/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Thursday 4/9/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. HURRICANES

Saturday 4/11/15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS. SENATORS

Monday 4/13/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Wednesday 4/15/15 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS MIAMI HEAT

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2015 Philadelphia Flyers preview

The Philadelphia Flyers had a tumultuous 2013-14 regular season. They started
the year with a thud, dropping the first three games of the year. On October
7th, Peter Laviolette was fired and assistant coach Craig Berube was named head
coach. After struggling for any semblance of consistency the first month or so
of the season, they finally climbed out of the dregs of the Eastern Conference
and ended up finishing third in the Metropolitan Division with 94 points, behind
only the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.

Action shot of the Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL playoffs

Flyers and Rangers battled it out in the 2014 NHL playoffs

The Flyers faced the Rangers in the opening round and Flyers fans know full well
how that ended. After splitting the first two games of the series at Madison
Square Garden, the Flyers lost Game 3 at home, before rebounding for a thrilling
2-1 victory in game 4. Both teams won their respective home games in Games 5 and
6, leading to an all-or-nothing game 7 at MSG. The Rangers were able to hold on
to win 2-1, en route to an Eastern Conference Championship, before being deposed
of by the Los Angeles Kings.
The Flyers, meanwhile, will look to take the next step in 2014-15 and try to
regain the playoff mojo they had a few years ago. They will start off the season
with a home game against the rival New Jersey Devils on October 9th. The average
ticket price for Flyers tickets to the home opener is currently $171 with a get-in price of
$42. If those prices are too high for you, just five days later, you can see the
Ducks come to town for as little as $24. The average ticket price for that game
is currently $137. If the Flyers can come out of the gate hot, it’s not too
difficult to picture them as Metropolitan Division champions by the end of the
year. But the reigning Eastern Conference champion Rangers will certainly not be
an easy opponent, nor the Sidney Crosby-led Penguins. It will be an exciting
season come October!

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Philadelphia Phillies, all quiet on the Eastern Front

The Philadelphia Phillies had a very quiet trade deadline, much to the chagrin of many Phils fans. Blessed with a small arsenal of apparently appealing assets, General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. was unable to unload anyone of importance to contending teams. Instead, the Phillies will continue on the way this season with the same cast of players, hoping that many of them will be able to turn the tide in 2015.

Ruben Amaro, general Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies

GM of the Phillies Ruben Amaro pictured above

For fans interested in acquiring Phillies tickets for the final two months of the season, they will find several great bargains here at ABC Tickets. During the current home stand, the average price for Philadelphia Phillies tickets is only $59. In addition, the August 11th home game against the New York Mets has tickets available for as low as $9. Fans will receive a poster on the day of that game, one of the many promotions the Phillies will be running over the next two months. The most expensive game remaining on the schedule is for the season finale on September 28th against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are battling for the NL East and a wildcard spot in this year’s playoffs; so there’s a very good chance that game may have some meaning. The average ticket price is currently $71, the only game left with an average ticket price north of $70. Even still, tickets can be had for as little as $15, so fans do not need to break the bank to get in to the ballpark. With a winning percentage below .500, it may be difficult for fans to envision the Phillies winning again anytime soon. But they certainly have several talented pieces on their team and it’s only a matter of time before they return to the postseason. Now is the chance to get in to Citizens Bank park for cheap ticket prices, so make sure you take advantage!

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Philadelphia Eagles ticket preview

As training camps begin across the NFL, it is time to take a look at your
2014 Philadelphia Eagles. The defending NFC East champions will look to solidify their
stranglehold on the division this year, hoping to hold off the Washington
Redskins, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys. All three teams’ fan bases expect
a playoff appearance every year so the Eagles will certainly be a target on the
schedule.

With Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles think they have their long term
“franchise” coach. They also think they have their franchise quarterback in Nick
Foles. Foles took over for the now departed Michael Vick (currently a member of
the New York Jets) and surprised fans by leading the Eagles to the postseason. A
repeat won’t be easy, but many in Philadelphia think Foles will ultimately be
the real deal and the first steady quarterback to be at the helm since Donovan
McNabb.

Nick Foles practicing with the Philadelphia Eagles
For fans looking to get an early glance at Philly, Eagles tickets are very cheap
for the two preseason home games. Right now, the average ticket price for the
August 21st matchup with Pennsylvania rival Pittsburgh is only $80 with the
cheapest ticket available at a paltry $20. Compare that to the home opener
against the Jacksonville Jaguars which currently has an average ticket price of
$211 with a get-in price of $87, almost ten dollars higher than the average
price for the Steelers game.
Philadelphia Eagles tickets are even cheaper for the second home preseason game
with an average ticket price of $58 for their August 28th matchup against the
New York Jets. That will be the fourth and final preseason game for both teams.
Chances are Nick Foles will play no more than a series or two in that game, so
expect new Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez to get some time on the field
against his former team.

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NFL ticket previews for all 32 teams available now!

ABC tickets has put together a great 2014-2015 NFL ticket previews for all 32 teams. Click your favorite team below and see tickets, a schedule, and click the information link at the top to see the NFL ticket preview!

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Tidbits on March Madness

Some interesting tidbits on the Madness that is March Madness

The Big Dance, March Madness, the Field of 68, whatever you call it, it’s definitely one of the most interesting sports tournaments in the U.S., if not the world. 68 college basketball teams are scrutinized, speculated, and seeded into 4 regions; The East, South, Midwest and West. After the teams get ranked from 1-16 and face each other in a single elimination college basketball tournament, only one team is eventually crowned the NCAA tournament champion. The tournament is really popular and is shown on 4 TV stations, CBS, TNT, TBS and TRUTV, live. Last year, the tournament had its best ratings in over 19 years with over 10.7 television viewers tuning in to watch! Viewership is not the only thing that is popular with fans of the NCAA tournament, what’s also popular you say? Betting, and a lot of it; Over 12 billion dollars will be bet on all of the NCAA tournament games, that’s 2 billion dollars more than gets bet on the Super Bowl. One of the reasons the viewership has gone up, In my opinion, is the availability of the games. Back as late as 3-4 years ago, you couldn’t see all of the games, because CBS would only broadcast the games on their main channel. CBS would also only  show some games on one other channel, like ESPN. However, CBS fine tuned this arrangement and has spread all of the NCAA tournament games over 4 readily available cable channels, the aforementioned CBS, TNT, TBS and TRUTV. Another interesting aspect is the internet. Fans can login to http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness and watch all the games on their computer as long as they have an internet connection, this brings even more viewership and excitement in.

This year’s Final Four and East Regional

The Eastern Regional is at Madison Square Garden March 28 and 30th. This is the first time that MSG has been used as an NCAA Tournament venue and the first time in 63 years that tournament games have been held in New York City. This year’s Final Four will be held in Arlington, TX at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. This is also the only the 2nd time in over 25 years the NCAA Final Four has been held near Dallas; last time was 1986. The Court will be set up in the center of the enormous stadium and will feature 4 of the remaining teams of the 68 team NCAA Tournament. As of the writing of this article 16 teams remain including Florida, Kentucky, Wisconsin, San Diego State, Virginia, Stanford, Dayton, UConn, UCLA, Stanford, Michigan State, Iowa State, Arizona, Baylor, Louisville, and Tennessee.

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My Thoughts on tanking in the NBA

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Tanking, everyone is talking about it…Is it the NBA’s biggest problem, is it a solution if your team is bad, or is it a necessary evil? I’d have to go with option 2 and 3, a necessary evil if you have been locked in the NBA basement for years and also a solution to get out of the basement. One of the teams that are being talked about a lot this year is the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers finished last season with a 34-48 record and missed the NBA playoffs by a few games. The team ended the season with a lot of question marks, would young guards like Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner ever become superstars? Would Spencer Hawes ever be a top 5-10 center in the league? Will the team with its current roster ever make it past the first round of the NBA playoffs? Well, Joshua Harris and the rest of his ownership group, who bought the Sixers from Comcast-Spectacor back in 2011, answered all these questions with an emphatic, NO. The first big move was trading Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans, at the beginning of the season for the 6th pick in the 2013 draft, Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick. This allowed the Sixers to get a top rookie from the 2013 draft and possibly a top 10 pick in the 2014 talent laden draft. The Sixers also decided to trade Holiday, when they realized that rookie Michael Carter-Williams was probably a better point guard already. The second big move was to trade Spencer Hawes to Cleveland for 2 2nd round picks, Earl Clark, and Henry Sims. The third and final move sent Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Pacers for Danny Granger and his expiring contract. The disappointed Granger refused to play for the Sixers, and so they bought out his contract and Granger decided to sign with the Clippers. After the smoke cleared, the Sixers then went on a tanking tear. The Sixers lost 17 straight games, getting them that much closer to a top 4 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. If tanking were an art form, GM Sam Hinkie and the Sixers ownership are Pablo Picasso. If you disagree with what they are doing, then what should the 76ers have done? Should the Sixers keep hovering around the .500 mark, sometimes making it to the playoffs with a few above average players like Turner and Holiday? I’d say no, and the proof is in the pudding…When was the last time the 76ers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals? And notice how I Said Eastern Conference finals, NOT, the NBA championship? Let me give you a hint, it was the last time they had a Superstar, and that Superstar was honored in a game against the Washington Wizards on March 1st at the Wells Fargo Center. Still don’t know? The last time was 13 years ago in 2001 when the Sixers had Allen Iverson in the prime of his career, sell out crowds, and a defense preaching coach in Larry Brown. From 1991 to 1998 the Sixers didn’t make the playoffs, they were bad, really bad, until they finally got a draft pick right, and in 1996 drafted Iverson. What does this tell you? It tells you that for the Sixers to compete they need to draft a superstar, and what better way to have a chance at drafting a superstar then trading away pretty good players for top draft picks. Why shoot NBA draft darts for over 7 years, like they did in the 1990’s? Accelerate the process, get better faster and yes TANK, tank away Sixers. Next week I’ll take a look at some of the solutions to ending this as a solution!

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