The Sixers Lost By 50 Last Night

The Sixers Lost By 50 Last Night

What to read while you really get to know the Jet Rock Bar in terminal C.

  • The Sixers lost last night by 50 points.  The Sixers lost last night by 50 points.  The Sixers lost last night by 50 points. Five Zero, fifty.  They lost by 50 to the Houston Rockets.  []
  • Andre Iguodala is one of the NBA's most improved players. []
  • The Sixers signed Louis Amundson to his second 10 day contract with the team.  That is the limit for a team, now the Sixers would have to sign him for the remainder of the season once this contract runs out.  (I think). [Inside Hoops]
  • Cole Hamels likes interacting with fans. []
  • One NFL blogger thinks the Eagles are the team to beat in the East.  A little sample of his thoughts on the draft, "Philadelphia should have plenty of options at linebacker. They are not
    pigeonholed into taking an outside or inside guy, and they could
    probably use one of each. In the top rounds of the draft, expect them
    to pursue guys such as MLB Patrick Willis, who should already be gone, Brandon Siler and David Harris." [ESPN Insider Blog]
  • Phillies Ball Girls [Myspace]
  • Gilbert Arenas had a son, gave him a name with initials AAA and wants to get his diapers paid for by Triple A. I wish the Sixers had someone that entertaining. [Agent Zero]
  • One of my favorite bloggers over at the Fanhouse is Miss Gossip.  Her work is creative, hilarious, and fun. [Fanhouse]
  • Drew Rosenhaus could have a tremendous client in Troy Vincent. [Fanhouse]
  • You've never heard of Koji Kondo, but you've had his song stuck in your head. Watch the video. [Wired]
  • I'm starting to understand why my former roommate may have moved to Dublin. [BBC]
  • The two teams I picked last week are still alive: Oregon and UCLA. [The 700 Level]
  • The Inquirer's Eye on the Eagles blog has some breaking news. [Eye on Eagles]

Temple Men’s Basketball adds two players to 2016-17 roster

Temple Men’s Basketball adds two players to 2016-17 roster

Temple men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy announced that the team has added two players to its 2016-17 roster. 

The Owls will announce the two new transfers, junior’s Isaiah Lewis and Steve Leonard, Thursday night at the Liacouras Center at the team’s Cherry and White Night. 

Lewis comes to Temple after playing for Casper College in Wyoming last season, where he averaged 5.5 points and 2.2 assists per game. Before his stint at Casper College, the 6-4 guard also played at Lee Junior College in Texas, and averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 assists per game.

Leonard, a 6-6 guard from Collegeville, Pa., played two seasons at Ursinus College. He averaged 5.6 points over 43 games during his career at Ursinus. 

Brett Brown: Sixers' Nik Stauskas set for 'breakout year'

Brett Brown: Sixers' Nik Stauskas set for 'breakout year'

CAMDEN, N.J. — The irony of Nik Stauskas’ reputation as a three-point shooter is that he doesn’t view himself that way.

Stauskas was drafted eighth overall by the Kings in 2014 after shooting 44.1 percent from three over two years at Michigan. But that’s not how he envisioned himself being in the pros.

“It’s crazy,” Stauskas said after practice Thursday. “I know I was a great shooter coming out of Michigan, but I don’t consider myself a shooter. I consider myself a gamer. I don’t think I’m an effective NBA player when I just stand and spot up and shoot threes. That’s really not my game.”

Stauskas has struggled to find offensive consistency in the NBA. The third-year two-guard averaged 32.4 percent from long range in his first two seasons. He wasn’t reliable as a knockdown shooter and bounced in and out of the starting lineup last season.

Rather than being a finesse player, Brett Brown encouraged Stauskas to get aggressive. Brown wanted to a see an edge from Stauskas and not hold back at the basket.

Stauskas displayed that side to his game on opening night against the Thunder. In 23 minutes off the bench, he scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting. His only miss came on a three-point attempt. His 83.3 shooting percentage was a single-game career high.

“He was cocky,” Brown said. “He was in attack mode. He was not afraid to put it to the floor and get to the rim. I feel like he’s got a real chance to have a breakout year. We need him to have a breakout year.”

The Sixers picked up the options on Stauskas, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor on Thursday.

“I think the statement the club made on his contract lets him probably have a little bit more comfort on what we think of him,” Brown said. “I was really happy with his swagger last night.”

Stauskas is figuring out his role on the Sixers this season. It is one that can change often given injuries. A key to being successful, whether he is on the perimeter or at the rim, is feeling confident and in a rhythm on the floor.

“I had fun out there,” Stauskas said. “More than anything, I think yesterday was the first time in a while that I’ve really enjoyed myself out there and had a smile on my face.”