Derek Bodner

  • joined Nov 28, 2009
  • last login Aug 31, 2014
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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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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.

2014 NBA Combine - Day 2

More measurements and interviews from the NBA combine.

2014 NBA Combine

Wingspan! Standing Reach! Verticals! Uncontested jumpers!

Michael Carter-Williams wins 4th Rookie of Month


Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA's Rookie of the Month for the Eastern Conference, the 4th time he has won the award this year, and the second consecutive month.

Wiggins: Why, What, What Will Be?

Lots of great stuff here on scouting through both a traditional and analytic lens, specifically tailored to the draft prospects of Andrew Wiggins.

Tanking: Problem or Symptom?


The tanking problem, and the lottery wheel proposal, continues to be hot topics at the 2014 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Is it too drastic of a counter-measure? Is tanking really that big of...

Byron Mullens. Go Tank.


The 76ers acquired 25 year old Byron Mullens at the trade deadline, a 7' center with three point range and one year remaining on his contract. Should 76ers fans care?

Is Eric Maynor an asset?

Among the Philadelphia 76ers trade deadline acquisitions, former VCU point guard Eric Maynor is the most likely to make a positive contribution on the court this season. But is he a piece to keep...

Evan Turner: Bad at Defense


Evan Turner has been bad on the defensive end so far this season. How bad? Bad.

Spencer Hawes: Ball Friendly


Spener Hawes is playing tremendous basketball so far this season, and it's opening up plenty of scoring opportunities for his teammates.

The Process Behind the D-League Draft


With the selection of Norvel Pelle and Athanasios Antetokounmpo in last weeks D-League draft, Sam Hinkie and the 76ers will be able to get more data on two prospects who still have NBA draft...

Report: John Kuester could be added to 76ers staff


According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, former Pistons coach John Kuester is the leading candidate to become Brett Brown's stop assistant.

Interview: 87ers GM Brandon Williams


LibertyBallers sat down with Delaware 87ers general manager Brandon Williams to discuss how the organization intends to use the D-League team.

Report: Sixers Sign Vander Blue


According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have signed undrafted Marquette guard Vander Blue to a partially quaranteed contract.

Report: 76ers Hire Greg Foster


The 76ers have reportedly hired Greg Foster, the former big man who most recently has been an assistant with UTEP.

Royce White Denies Allegations


In a statement released by his lawyers, Royce White denied the charges of domestic violence and looked forward to proving his innocence.

Report: Royce White assaulted ex-girlfriend


According to a report, Sixers forward Royce White is under investigation for domestic assault. The incident, which happened back in June, was originally classified as an accident, but his now...

76ers coaching staff update: McKie, Curry out


Brett Brown will not retain any of the previous coaching staff, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

76ers, Brett Brown looking to build a foundation


New 76ers coach Brett Brown openly admitted that this next season will be painful, but echoed general manager Sam Hinkie's sentiments about laying the foundation of a champion.

August 15th SixersBeat - Brett Brown edition


In this episode of SixersBeat, Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann discuss the hiring of Brett Brown, the release of Justin Holiday, and Nerlens Noels potential.

76ers release Justin Holiday


The 76ers have released Justin Holiday, Jrue Holiday's older brother, per Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld. A larger portion of Holiday's salary would have been guaranteed had he been on the roster after...

Brett Brown to be next 76ers head coach


The 76ers and Brett Borwn have agreed on a 4 year contract, reports Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated.

Joshua Harris Looking To Buy NJ Devils?


According to Howard Eskin, Joshua Harris and his group are preparing a bid to buy the New Jersey Devils.

Sixers not working on Kwame Brown buyout -- yet


The 76ers could look to buy out the final year of Kwame Brown's contract, reports Tom Moore.

Sixers could send Kazemi overseas


The 76ers could send Arsalan Kazemi over to Europe, a report says. Kazemi was the 54th pick in this years draft, acquired by the 76ers in a series of moves in the second round.

Sixers Beat podcast - July 26th 2013


Sixers Beat has returned! Featuring Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmann, we discuss the 76ers draft day moves, the coaching search, whether or not the secrecy from the front office matters, and a look forward towards the 2014 NBA draft.

76ers Beat Nets 89-86 in Summer League Finale


The 76ers summer league team beat the Brooklyn Nets summer league team 89-86, finishing the Orlando Summer League with a 1-4 record, good for 9th place. Temple product Khalif Wyatt led the way with...

Official: Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel, pick


The draft night trade that saw the 76ers send Jrue Holiday to New Orleans for the 6th pick in the 2013 draft (Nerlens Noel) and a 2014 first round pick became official today.

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