With training camp starting next week, our resident basketball analysts will discuss some of the hottest topics involving the Sixers. Running the Give and Go are CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato and producer/reporters Matt Haughton and Paul Hudrick. In this edition, we discuss who should be the Sixers' sixth man going into the 2017-18 season. Camerato This role has become a hot topic since the Sixers finally have the pieces to put together a consistent starting five and establish a go-to sixth man. This summer I wrote an article on the starting lineup in which I projected Robert Covington to start and Dario Saric to come off the bench as the sixth man. The Sixers need Covington’s
What’s up everybody? I know you’re all raring to go for the start of training camp, because I am too. I haven’t been able to focus too much on the Sixers the last few weeks—been traveling like crazy—and I’m looking forward to settling into the usual rhythm of an NBA season. Through different periods of basketball and under leaders of all types, this website has been the best place to talk Sixers basketball. Like a lot of the writers who have written here, I was a regular reader before I contributed a single word to the site, and it has not been surprising for me to see lots of previous contributors move on to full-time gigs within the industry. And I’m going to be one of them. I can’t tell you
Training camp hasn’t even opened yet, but Charles Barkley is already in midseason “get off my lawn” form. Barkley — the man who can’t stand jump shooting teams, or analytics, or LeBron James asking for better players, or your newfangled technology — went off on another tedious rant at an SMU event Wednesday, this time about the NBA’s decision to start the season a little earlier and have fewer back-to-backs and eliminate four-games-in-five-nights. Like a lot of former players — and a lot of non-athletes, for that matter — Barkley is convinced his peak as a player coincided with the greatest era of basketball ever. Which means facts — like pointing to the studies that show players both are less likely to be injured and play better and more efficiently when rested — don’t matter.