Philly Moosecast #4 – Snitches Get Stitches and TMZ Videos

The Summer Sixers may be dead and training camp may be months away, but Paul Mancano and Joe Leonard are here to comment on a newsworthy July for the 76ers in the latest Philly Moosecast.

Was Joel Embiid’s foot bone really re-broken? Can the Celtics escape from mediocrity? What would be a good nickname for Scottie Wilbekin? The answers can only be found here. Plus, they introduce the newest Sixers hashtag, #ImNotADoctorBut. Check out our fourth Philly Moosecast, and be sure to listen to our first three podcasts while you’re at it: Continue reading

When the Sixers are Good Again, Who Will Challenge Them?

BY PAUL MANCANO—It could be a while before the Philadelphia 76ers are back in contention for an NBA title. That elusive forth title seems further than ever now following the news that Joel Embiid will miss the entire 2015-16, and may never play in an NBA game.

However, The Process chugs on, churning out draft picks, promising youngsters, and Steve Zack (@szack0). There is hope. There were never promises of NBA rings, but if things go according to Hinkie’s grand scheme, the Sixers could be back in legitimate contention in, say, three to six years. Continue reading

Philly Moosecast #3 – Embiid is Dead, Long Live Okafor

The pain continues for Sixers fans as the news came down Saturday that Joel Embiid will undergo a bone graft surgery and miss the entire 2015-16 season. But as Hinkie taketh away, Hinkie also giveth in the form of an awe-inspiring night from Jahlil Okafor.

Paul Mancano, Joe Leonard and new Moose Kevin Rowley break down a very confusing 24 hours. #They Sleep.

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With All Eyes on Okafor, Others Fight for Roster Spots

BY CONNOR McGLYNNPhiladelphia 76ers assistant-turned-summer-league-head-coach Billy Lange said from the beginning of team practices in late June that his team’s performance would not be judged on wins and loses. Rather, the two-year NBA coach is using the time to make sure his group of new players develop their skills and adjust to life in the Association. With that in mind, unless you like to watch grown men throwing up airballs and playing as recklessly as elementary school kids, chances are you haven’t watched any summer league action, or any Sixers basketball in the past two seasons for that matter. It’s OK. You’re covered. Continue reading

Introducing “The Philly Moosecast,” Our Official Podcast

Dear Moosaholics,

Want to hear two nerdy white guys talk about the Sixers? You don’t? I understand.

But hey, if you’re up for it, myself (Paul Mancano) and guest moose Joe Leonard put together our first ever Philly Moosecast, the official podcast of The Philly Moose (not like all those other unofficial posers). Continue reading

Sixers Could Look to Find a Star in a Trade

BY PAUL MANCANO — The NBA Draft is a mere month away, meaning Sixers fans are just a month away from either rejoicing at the acquisition of an almost-unibrowed guard, or hurling their “Trust the Process” shirts at the wall in disgust (learn how to pronounce the names Mario Hezonja and Kristaps Porzingis). Continue reading

Jerami and Me: A Very Biased Look at Jerami Grant

BY PAUL MANCANO—Amid the noise of the now yearly “worst team ever” debate and the star-struck giddiness surrounding Nerlens Noel, the chatter around several Sixers has been drowned out. As well it should, because, well, they suck. But 2014 draftee Jerami Grant’s disappearance from seemingly every Sixers discussion is more surprising and less warranted than, say, Hollis Thompson’s. (no offense, Hollis—literally, he’s got no offense. Sorry, I had to) After all, Grant was taken just seven picks after K.J. McDaniels, and was projected by many to be a first-round pick. Yet there seems to be a steep drop-off in expectations from McDaniels to Grant. While I do agree K.J. has the most potential of any the Sixers’ second-rounders, there’s certainly reason to believe great things can also come from Grant. Continue reading

Sixers Have Many Eggs in Many Baskets

Don’t worry, the picture will make sense in a bit.

BY PAUL MANCANO – Much has been made of Sixers’ general manager Sam Hinkie’s fearless trust in injured big men and foreign players who are taking their sweet old time in getting to the States. So far, he’s got a team of cripples and placeholders. Oh, and Michael Carter-Williams. That’s not exactly the typical blueprint for success. Continue reading