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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Sixers To Interview Jay Larranaga


The 76ers will interview Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, reports Dei Lynam of Comcast SportsNet.

Salary cap floor? Irrelevant.


Much has been made about the 76ers needing to add salary to reach the salary cap floor. Without any real penalty if the 76ers don't reach it, the team isn't likely to make personnel decisions based...

Sign And Trades Under The New CBA


The new CBA that came about after the 2011 lockout has changed a few things with regards to how sign and trades are done. We take a look at these changes and how they impact the 76ers likelihood to...

A Look At The 76ers Salary Cap Situation


After the draft day trades, the 76ers are setup well to be players in free agency over the next two free agency periods.

Source: Collins wanted to give Kwame a 4 year deal


Doug Collins, who won a power struggle with management last offseason, wanted to sign Kwame Brown to a 4 year contract. Luckily, managing owner Joshua Harris was convinced otherwise by people in...

Sixers Add Micheal Eric To Summer League Roster


The 76ers will add Micheal Eric to their summer league roster, sources have told Liberty Ballers. Eric, a 6'11" center out of Temple, last played for the Canton Charge of the D-League.

Sam Hinkie: The Execution Of A Plan And Hope


After weeks of silence, Sam Hinkie began execution of his master plan, and it should give 76ers fans hope in the teams future.

OFFICIAL: 2013 LB Big Board


Every year, the Liberty Ballers staff submits their own personal big board, listing out where we think NBA prospects should go in the draft.

Sixers Draft Options: Dieng and Gobert


As we approach the 2013 NBA draft, we take a look at two big men who have the potential to be linchpins of the 76ers defense for years to come.

Sixers to work out Tim Hardaway Jr, Isaiah Canaan


The 76ers will work out Tim Hardaway Jr (Michigan) and Isaiah Canaan (Murray State) for the upcoming NBA draft.

Julius Erving And The Loss Of Innocence


NBA TV aired its its incredible documentary on 76ers legend Julius Erving, "The Doctor", last night. The details that were left out of the documentary, however, was what caused a young basketball...

Sixers Meet Plumlee, Olynyk


The Sixers have met with big men Mason Plumlee (Duke) and Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga), according to Comcast SportsNet.

Hinkie Looks To Bridge Analytic Divide


The bridge between those who value advaned statistis and those who value traditional statistics is not all that wide. Sam Hinkie talks about how he uses advanced statistics.

What Makes One An "Analytic?"


The 76ers hiring of Sam Hinkie has some of the more traditional minded basketball fans in frenzy. A look at what being an "analytic" means and what it doesn't.

Sam Hinkie Sheds Light on 76ers Ownership


A source has told Liberty Ballers that the decision to pursue Sam Hinkie as the 76ers next president was made solely by Joshua Harris. With the recent comments by Harris, followed by the news of...

Toot it or Boot it: Charles Jenkins


In this segment of the "toot it or boot it" series, we take a look at whether the 76ers should look to bring back Charles Jenkins.

76ers search for GM while GM searches for coach


Tony DiLeo, whose contract expires later this summer, is reportedly leading the search for the 76ers next coach. But are the Sixers starting the search for Tony DiLeo's replacement? A CBSSports...

Sixers to interview Mike Malone, Jeff Hornacek


According to a Yahoo! Sports report, the 76ers have received permission to interview Mike Malone and Jeff Hornacek to fill their head coaching vacancy. The process could begin as early as next week.

Sixers to announce D-League acquisition


The 76ers appear ready to announce the acquisition of a D-League team at a news conference tomorrow.

Toot It or Boot it: Thaddeus Young


In the third part of the Liberty Ballers "Toot It or Boot It" series, we take a look at the future of Thadeus Young.

Should We Trust The 76ers Ownership Group?


Lost in the wake of Doug Collins departure last week were the comments made by 76ers majority owner Joshua Harris. Should 76ers fans have confidence in the teams ownership group?

76ers vs Cavs Interviews


Interviews with Julius Erving and Jrue Holiday during last nights 91-77 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Erving talked both about his own 1983 and the current team, including what he thought...

No Doug Means Rebuild? Maybe Not.


With Doug Collins reportedly stepping down, are the 76ers now more likely to rebuild? That all depends on the ownership group.

Jrue Holiday is tired - Should he sit?


Holiday, who has struggled mightily over the last few weeks of the season, has admitted multiple times that he is fatigued. With 4 games left in the season, should the 76ers shut Jrue Holiday down?

76ers vs Hawks post game interviews


Thaddeus Young (28 points, 8 rebounds) and Jrue Holiday discuss the 76ers 124-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center (March 10th, 2013).

76ers vs Bobcats post game press conferences


Post game press conferences with Spencer Hawes, Jrue Holiday, and Evan Turner after the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 100-92 at the Wells Fargo Center. Evan Turner led the way with 22 points and 7 rebounds in the win. (March 30th, 2013)

76ers Sign Justin Holiday - Holiday Family Reunion


The 76ers are going to sign forward Justin Holiday, the brother of all-star point guard Jrue Holiday. Justin Holiday had been playing for the Idaho Stampedge, where he averaged 17 points and 5.2...

76ers Fans Sweet 16 Viewing Guide - Friday


A viewing guide for Friday's Sweet 16 action, from the perspective of a 76ers fan interested in the NBA draft

The Great Tanking Debate


Are you rooting for the 76ers to lose? Will the draft help the 76ers build a contender? We explore answers to those questions here.

76ers Fans Sweet 16 Viewing Guide - Thursday


A viewing guide for Thursday's Sweet 16 action, from the perspective of a 76ers fan interested in the NBA draft.

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