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.
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…
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 a…
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…
But Sacramento is thought to…
Sixers Rookie Paul Reed Powers Blue Coats into the G-League Playoffs
The Delaware Blue Coats, lead by third-year Head Coach Connor Johnson have been quietly surging this winter. Sixers rookie Paul Reed has been dominant in Orlando's bubble, averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds per game for a Delaware Blue Coats team that has qualified for its first-ever postseaso…
Ben Simmons, All-Star Leads Series Split with Raptors
Tampa Florida: Ben Simmons lead the Sixers to a 1-1 road trip against the Raptors. Fresh off an All-Star reserve selection Tuesday evening, Simmons was crucial to stave off the relentless Toronto team who is playing this season in Tampa Florida due to the Covid-19 pandemic...
Morey, Sixers Get Up Close look at Potential Trade Target Zach Lavine
Zach Lavine may be available via trade this season. Daryl Morey is known for pulling off big deals for superstars. So what might a Sixer-Bulls trade look like? Dive into a few of the multiple options Morey might consider.
Joel Embiid scores 50, Dominates in Historic Fashion in 112-105 Win versus Chicago
Joel Embiid called for the ball at the three-point line, in the final moments of a close game versus the Chicago Bulls. Wendell Carter Jr. the Bulls starting center had fought valiantly all game versus Embiid. Nevertheless, Embiid took a dribble towards the basket, setting Carter Jr...
Doc Rivers Compares Ben Simmons to Rodman, Pippen
Ben Simmons has taken a step forward defensively in each of his four seasons in the NBA, and there is a real case to be made for him as, not only an all-star but the defensive player of the year.