Philadelphia 76ers Obtain Draft Rights to Arnett Moultrie from Miami Heat

29 06 2012
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – JUNE 28, 2012 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced that they have acquired the draft rights to Arnett Moultrie, who was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, from Miami in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th overall pick) and a protected future first round pick.  Moultrie was an early entry candidate for the draft following his junior season at Mississippi State.
Moultrie (6-11, 249) was named First Team All-SEC after averaging 16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists this past season while shooting 54.9% from the floor.  He led the conference in rebounding and ranked tied for 10th in the nation.  Moultrie also shot 78.0% from the line in 2011-12 after shooting 58.7% his first two seasons combined. Read the rest of this entry »

Doug Collins Believes 76ers Will Resign Lou Williams

17 06 2012

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug CollinsLou Williams #23 Philadelphia 76ers believes the team will do what it takes to bring Lou Williams back to the team.  Williams opted out of the last year of his contract on Saturday.  Said Collins, “I know Lou loves the fans, the city, the organization, his teammates and has the utmost respect for coach Collins and his staff,” Rose said Saturday night. “Based on what Lou has done in terms of production on the court, leadership and excepting his role off the bench for the betterment of the team, I also believe the Sixers will step up to keep him like they did last summer with Thad [Young].

Fantasy Baseball: Paul Goldschmidt

16 06 2012

by Michael DeLuca

Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona DiamondbacksPaul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks has turned it on lately and is still available in 30% of fantasy Leagues.  Pick him up while he’s hot.  Over the last 30 days, Goldschmidt is batting .377 with 6 home-runs and 2 stolen bases, ranking him #1 among all first basemen for the time period.

Fantasy Baseball: Alex Rios

16 06 2012

by Michael DeLuca

Now is Alex Rios - Chicago White Soxthe time to pick up Alex Rios of the Chicago White Sox.  Rios is hitting .297 with 8 home runs and 7 stolen bases but is still unowned in 35% of fantasy leagues.  After a dismal 2011 campaign, Rios appears to be back to his 201o form where he batted .281 with 21 home-runs and 34 stolen bases ranking him among the best outfielders in fantasy baseball.

Bleak Outlook for Philadelphia Phillies

16 06 2012

John Morosi on Twitter

Philadelphia PhilliesScout on #Phillies: “They’re not young. They’re not healthy. And their system is thin.” Not a good scenario.

PCPSPORTS TAKE – It’s said but true.  I know it’s not a popular idea but the Phillies best option is to trade Cole Hamels for the biggest haul they can get (which would be substantial).  I say this regardless of where they are in the standings come the trade deadline.  A package that starts with 3B Will Middlebrooks and SS Xander Bogaerts from the Boston Red Sox would get it done for me.

Philadelphia 76ers Moving Up For Andre Drummond?

11 06 2012

by Jordan Sams |

Alex Kennedy, of Hoops World, speculated the same as many when he discovered that the Philadelphia 76ers met with Andre Drummond at the 2012 NBA Draft combine.

It’s important to take this for what it is – pure specula This isn’t a rumor, breaking news, or anything of this nature. I assume Kennedy just tweeted the same thought we all had when Drummond’s name became associated with the Sixers. He’s a consensus top five prospect, and his floor is probably no lower than pick eight or nine. He’s not falling to the Sixers at 15 – no way, no how.

So, why did the Sixers meet with Andre Drummond? Are the looking to trade up into the top five? Top 10?

I’ve been adamant in my stance that the Sixers will not trade up in this year’s draft – assuming it would take Andre Iguodala to do so. It just doesn’t make sense to me on a few levels. First, I don’t think Doug Collins wants a pick for Iguodala – he wants to win now. Second, why would a team in the top 10 inquire about Iguodala? He’s a valuable asset, but only for a contender with an established star. Read the rest of this entry »

11 06 2012

by David Murphy |

BALTIMORE — In the corner of an emptying clubhouse, Jonathan Papelbon sat in a metal folding chair and hastily stuffed his belongings into a red duffel bag. That it was his most significant workload of the afternoon should not come as a surprise. True, the Phillies’ bullpen inherited a tie game in the seventh inning. True, that bullpen was operating with one of its setup men unavailable and the otherPhiladelphia Phillies Need To Make trade on a short leash. True, that bullpen already had recorded nine outs and was facing the heart of the Orioles’ order in the bottom of the 10th. But the $50 million closer never threw a pitch. Because the Phillies were on the road.

All of this makes sense to the succession of managers who helped develop the group-think that now dictates when and where the most talented and highest-paid reliever in a bullpen should be used. Certainly, it makes sense to Charlie Manuel, who defended the strategy as gospel after the Phillies suffered their eighth loss in nine games, all but one of the losses occurring without an appearance by Papelbon.

“I remember when I first came here, you guys used to second-guess the hell out of me when I had [Billy] Wagner,” the manager said when grilled on the strategy, which led him to use a low-on-the-totem-pole lefty like Joe Savery against the righthanded hitting heart of the Orioles’ order instead of a $12.5 million-a-year righty like Papelbon. ‘‘But still, you don’t play that way. If you are going to keep your closer healthy, and you are going to use him in winning situations in the game, you do not do that.” Read the rest of this entry »