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Sixers PG Jrue Holiday

The Sixers and Jrue Holiday are back

The NBA lockout is finally over, meaning it’s time to talk basketball again.  OK, not many did even before work stoppage, but an improved deal potentially means a faster path to turnaround and ascension for the Sixers.  Hey, anything’s possible.

So on that optimistic note, here’s a sampling of recent/active threads from the PSC Sixers message board, along with the first post of each.  Click the thread title to get the latest news and updates and to participate in the discussion:

Thread: The lockout is over

If anyone gives a shit.

Thread: Collective bargaining deal details

* Basketball Related Income will be split 50/50 after all – or at least will start from that point. The player’s share will fall between 49% and 51% depending on the total amount of BRI in years 2-10 of the deal. In Year 1 (this season), the players will receive 51.15% of BRI. There is a mutual opt-out option after Year 6.

* The soft cap will remain in place. The salary cap and luxury tax thresholds will be approximately the same as the 2010-11 season, at 58 million and 70 million respectively.  MORE….

Thread: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In talking about the current Sixers team, give me something you consider good, something you consider bad, and something you consider ugly.

Good: Lou Williams had a great summer. Can he continue into the NBA season?
Bad: Too many players playing similar positions (or out of position) — Thad/Turner/Iguodala/etc.
Ugly: Lack of dominant frontcourt players.

Thread: the sixers team

so i’m trying to remember

-who’s on the team?
-who left?
-any additions possible thru fa or trade?
-who’s the guy we drafted again?

Thread: NBA Rumors thread

if anybody sees anything noticeable…

Celtics have discussed a Chris Paul-for-Rajon Rondo trade, sources confirm to @Chris_Broussard:
13 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Top news – Sources: Nets prep big offer for Magic’s Howard

Thread: Fantasy Basketball League – 2011

Now that it appears the entire season won’t have to be a fantasy I have opened up the Yahoo fantasy B-ball league that I used to run over on PP. Might as well bring everything over here from there, except Belmont, right?

The league name is SixersPhans 2011. It is league number 41773. League password to join is Erving. Here is the link to sign up or just go to fantasy B-ball on Yahoo and select joining a custom league. Either way you will need the league number and password:

It is a head to head league, 9 categories. I am not sure how many weeks the season will be yet. I have four team managers so far from last year and would like to add about 8 more. If you have trouble signing up leave a message here or send me your email via private message and I can send you an invite.

Thread: Villanova basketball thread

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s rolling Villanova basketball discussion thread.]

Thread: College Basketball Thread

[Editor’s note: check out PSC’s rolling college basketball general discussion thread.]

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