Derek Bodner

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LibertyBallers.com editor, SBNation Philly editor, featured columnist, SBNation.com, Sixers insider for 97.3 FM ESPN, college basketball scout for DraftExpress.com.

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The Sixers Changing Shot Selection


During the Doug Collins era, the Sixers lived on the mid-range jump shot. We take a look at how that changed under Sam Hinkie and Brett Brown.

2015 NBA Draft Prospect: Kristaps Porzingis


As we continue previewing the 2015 NBA Draft, we take a look at Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis. Would Sam Hinkie draft another big man high in the draft who may not play right away?

2015 NBA Draft Prospect: Mario Hezonja


Mario Hezonja, a super talented Croatian playing in the Spanish ACB league, has both the talent and the ability to fill a glaring need on the Sixers. We take a look at the wing prospect in this...

Wojnarowski: Kevin Love Trade Agreed Upon


Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to send Kevin Love to Cleveland. The Sixers are not mentioned in the report.

Advanced Statistics And The Sixers 2014 Draft


Derek previously examined Sam Hinkie's moves to see whether or not we could find what Hinkie wants in a draft prospect. Now, with the 2014 draft in the rear, Derek looked at the draft picks to see...

Sixers Oppose Lottery Changes


Per a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the NBA's Board of Governors is looking to vote on a change to how the NBA lottery is conducted, which could change as soon as next season.

Rumor: Sixers interested in Dion Waiters?


Sam Amico of Fox Sports reports that the Sixers have a strong interest in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters.

2014 Orlando Summer League Champions!


The Sixers are Champions of the 2014 Orlando Summer League.

Sixers Beat Rockets 92-71


The Sixers defeated the Rockets 92-71 in Orlando Summer League action behind a front court that blocked 8 shots and held the Rockets to 34.4% from the field.

OPSL: Sixers vs Rockets


The Sixers resume summer league action tonight, facing off against the Houston Rockets.

Arsalan Kazemi joins Sixers in Orlando


Dei Lynam and Bob Cooney have reported that Arsalan Kazemi has joined the team in Orlando, although whether he will play in the Orlando Summer League has yet to be confirmed.

Report: Sixers, Rockets Talking Jeremy Lin Trade


The Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets are in discussions about a trade that would send Jeremy Lin to the Sixers, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Arsalan Kazemi in Vegas? Orlando roster announced


The Sixers began preparing for the Orlando Summer League with practices at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Orlando Summer League roster was announced, as well as a report that...

Why I'm Still On Team Embiid

Even after his latest foot injury, Joel Embiid is still at the top of my 2014 draft big board.

LB Community Big Board #20

Make your voice heard on the final vote of the 2014 LB Community Big Board.

Can MCW Become A Good Shooter?

We take a look at the Michael Carter-Williams' jump shot and try to determine how easy it will be for it to become a reliable weapon for him in the future.

LB Community Big Board #16

Adreian Payne came off the board with the 15th spot in LB's community big board. We add foreign big man Clint Capela to the mix.

What sort of prospect will Hinkie draft?

With last years selections of Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, Sam Hinkie set an expectation that they would target guys that were darlings of analytical models. We took a look back at...

LB Mock Draft #21: Thunder Pick P.J. Hairston

With the 21st pick in the LB Mock Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select P.J. Hairston from the Texas Legends of the D-League.

LB Community Big Board #11


Nik Stauskas took the 10th ranking on our LibertyBallers community big board. He'll be replaced by Kyle Anderson from UCLA. Who would you vote for?

LB Community Big Board #8


The 2014 LB Community Big Board continues, as Aaron Gordon comes off the board with 62% of the vote. James Young, an 18 year old wing from Kentucky, has been added in his place.

Pimp Your Prospect: Clint Capela

In this edition of Pimp Your Prospect, we'll take a look at Clint Capela, an athletic big man from France who could pay dividends years down the line.

Wiggins and Exum to work out for Sixers


Per Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the 76ers will work out Dante Exum and Andrew Wiggins next week in preparation for the NBA Draft.

LB Community NBA Draft Big Board #5

The big 4 are off the board. Who do you select from the second tier?

Would the Sixers trade MCW?

Would Sam Hinkie and the Sixers trade reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams? Chad Ford of ESPN.com says the team has bounced around the idea.

LB Mock Draft Pick #2: Wiggins to the Bucks

With the 2nd pick in the 2014 LB NBA Mock Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks select Andrew Wiggins.

Ford: Wiggins Could Fall To #3

Chad Ford of ESPN recapped the workouts from this past weekend, while providing glimpses into the thinking of the front offices at the top of the draft, painting a scenario that could see Andrew...

Sam Hinkie Speaks!

Sixers General Manager Sam Hinkie spoke with 97.3 ESPN and WIP Thursday afternoon. Here are a few highlights.

MCW Makes All-Rookie Team


Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who earlier this month was announced as the NBA's Rookie of the Year, has been named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team.

Losing the lottery? Chill.

If the Sixers fail to win the top pick in the NBA draft tomorrow night, it may not be the end of the world.

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