I'm Jason Blevins and I cover the 76ers for 97.3 ESPN. During the basketball season you can find me running between the practice facility in Camden, to the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington Delaware to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and often traveling on road trips. Aside from 97.3 ESPN, I lead operations for ThePaintedLines.com. When not covering sports I am a technologist, musician, father, and explorer.
Philadelphia Sports Icon Marc Zumoff Retires
PHILADELPHIA – JUNE 29, 2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers organization congratulates NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Marc Zumoff on his retirement from sports broadcasting after an incredible 27-year run as the team’s television play-by-play announcer. Over the course of his tran...
Sixers Summer Assignments
As the 76ers franchise transitions from its unceremonious end last week, the organization needs to look at itself from top to bottom. Daryl Morey, in his postseason availability, said " internal improvement is probably the bigger lever, and the nice thing is because we have young players, because we have players who, we think have areas that you can obviously improve." Morey, who spoke multiple times about internal improvement, continued "it's pretty rare, frankly, to have have top players who are already performing at a very high level in this league who also have things that you can point to and say like hey, if, if we can improve that the team can get a lot better"
Trae Young Presents Massive Challenge for the 76ers
The 76ers were heavy favorites in round 1 versus the Washington Wizards. The second round matchup against Atlanta presents different challenges but should have a similar result. The key to stopping Atlanta is forcing Trae Young to play out of his comfort zone...
Sixers Dominate to Take 3-0 Series Lead
It is a well worn adage that, in a playoff series, the odd games are most pivotal. The Sixers were dominant versus the Wizards Saturday evening, taking a commanding 3-0 lead.
Game 1 Preview: Wizards Seek to Push Pace Against Bigger 76ers
Wizards who stormed through the latter part of the regular season to qualify for a playoff, they hope Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook can outpace a bigger, deeper and more accomplished Philadelphia team.
Embiid, Sixers Battle Chris Paul, Suns to the Final Bounce
0.8 seconds left, Chris Paul at the line, 116-113 Phoenix. Joel Embiid grabs a rebound and heaves a baseball throw the length of the court that is perfectly on line. If the shot goes in, the game goes to overtime. The matchup of two of the best teams in the NBA featured an all-time great point guard and an MVP candidate.
76ers Seek To Meet Contender Threshold
In 2008 Phil Jackson defined how to spot a contender in the regular season. The Sixers at 39-17 have a chance to meet that criteria tonight versus the Golden State Warriors.
New Sixer Preview: Mason Jones
Mason Jones is a 6'4" combo guard, with a 6'7" wingspan, who can pressure opposing defenses in multiple ways. His ability to get downhill, attack the rim, and get to the free-throw line is a skill that has a value at any level.
5 Potential Buyout Center Options for The Sixers
With the NBA trade deadline passing Thursday, Daryl Morey's focus now shifts to the buy-out market to make the final tweaks to a roster with championship aspirations. The team was quite active at the trade deadline Thursday. They acquired George Hill, a veteran combo guard who brings shooting and capable ball handling to the lineup...
Sixers Trade/Buyout Target: Nemanja Bjelica
The Philadelphia 76ers are thought to be a missing piece or two away from title contention this season. The 28-13 Sixers faced the Sacramento Kings Saturday night. the Kings entered the evening on a two-game winning streak but playing the second game of a back-to-back. But Sacramento is thought to be sellers heading into the March 25th trade deadline. A name that makes sense for the 76ers is Nemanja Bjelica, a 6'10" Power Forward who is a career 39% shooter from beyond the arc.