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Michael Kaskey-Blomain

Michael, a lifelong follower of the NBA and the Sixers specifically, was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He attended The University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Michael continued his studies in Philadelphia at Temple University, graduating in 2012 with a master’s degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media. Michael has covered the 76ers, and the NBA at large, for various outlets – including ESPN, Philly.com, and Fansided –since 2009. In addition to working as a 76ers Insider for ESPN 97.3, Michael is also a Regional NBA/NFL Writer for 247Sports and CBS Interactive, and co-hosts a Sixers-centric podcast, 76ers Report. Michael currently resides in Philadelphia.
2016 Philadelphia 76ers NBA Draft Picks Press Conference
Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images
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Sixers 2017 NBA Draft Wish List

With the playoffs out of the picture, and franchise cornerstones Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons sidelined for the remainder of the season, it seems like an appropriate time to begin to look ahead to the 2017 NBA Draft for the Sixers...

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Joel Embiid
According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sixers Should Shut Down Joel Embiid for Rest of Season

Though it may not be a popular decision among the ticket-purchasing public, the Sixers should officially shut down rookie center Joel Embiid for the remainder of the ’16-17 season...

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Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons
Teams around the league have reportedly been re-engaging with the 76ers on a Nerlens Noel trade. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The ‘Should the Sixers Trade Nerlens Noel?’ Flow Chart

With the NBA's 2017 trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Philadelphia 76ers - and General Manager Bryan Colangelo specifically - are facing a couple of difficult decisions regarding their current crop of players.

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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid had successful minor arthroscopic surgery to address a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday. (Mike Ehrmann, getty images)
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Joel Embiid Looking Like, Learning from a Legend Early On

Over the first twenty-plus games of his young NBA career, Joel Embiid has looked like a versatile big man with the potential to dominate for decades.

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Philadelphia 76ers v Dallas Mavericks
Richaun Holmes of the Sixers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Richaun Holmes Needs More Minutes

While Joel Embiid has dominated the vast majority of Sixers-centric headlines this season – and rightfully so – another Sam Hinkie disciple– Richaun Holmes – has been quietly turning heads during his second season.

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Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons
The 76ers are sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a first-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. (B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Has Nerlens Noel Played His Last Game with the 76ers

Once thought of as a potential part of Philadelphia’s future foundation, it is possible that we have already seen Nerlens Noel’s last game as a Sixer. This is simply conjecture at this point, but considering the current circumstances, it is not too far-fetched to think that Noel may never play another game for Philadelphia.

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