Aug 05, 2022
Sixers Open Preseason Schedule vs. Unstoppable Ben Simmons
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Get ready to see a familiar face when the Philadelphia 76ers open the preseason. The Sixers will travel to Barclays Center on October to take on Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m.
The Sixers announced their full preseason slate on Friday which includes a home (October 5) and away (October 10) versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.The team will fly down to Charlotte to battle the Hornets on October 12. All four games can be heard on 97.5 The Fanatic, with the two home games being broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Single-game tickets will go on sale (via Ticketmaster) at a later date.
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— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 5, 2022
The 2022-23 regular season is expected to start on October 18, although the schedule hasn’t been released yet. The Sixers are planning to switch things up for training camp this year by heading down to Charleston, South Carolina.
ESPN’s Marc J. Spears first reported Doc Rivers’ plans. He said the team is hoping to avoid distraction and learn the local history. Camp has traditionally been held at the Sixers’ practice facility in Camden, New Jersey during the last week of September.
Coach Doc Rivers told me yesterday the #Sixers are heading to Charleston, SC for training camp to help prepare for next season without distraction and also learn the local history. As coach of the Celtics, Rivers' team had training camp in Rome in 2007 and Newport, R.I. in 2008.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) July 20, 2022
“And, along with basketball, Doc wants them to work on American history, to learn some American history,” Spears reported. “They are probably going to go to a slave museum and learn about the Gullah culture out there in South Carolina.”
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Join Heavy on Sixers!Simmons Could Be ‘Unstoppable,’ per Seth Curry
Will Simmons step foot on the court in the preseason opener? That’s anybody’s guess. Star players tend to sit out meaningless exhibition games, but Simmons may want to test his footing. Remember, he hasn’t played a game since June 20, 2021 when he passed up an open dunk in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. And the Sixers were eliminated.
Simmons may want the extra practice, especially since the contest will be on his home floor in Brooklyn as opposed to on the road in Philadelphia. Then again, videos have been surfacing in recent weeks showing off his “offseason grind.” Did he work on a jumper? That remains to be seen.
Some off-season grind from Ben Simmons! pic.twitter.com/SSV0eMQXaD
— Ben Simmons Update’s (@BensLegacy) August 3, 2022
Meanwhile, current Nets teammate Seth Curry – and former Sixers teammate – told an Australian newspaper that he thinks Simmons can be “unstoppable” this season. And Curry doesn’t think the three-time All-Star needs a jumper.
“He’s a multiple All Star right now for a reason,” Curry told the Herald Sun in Melbourne, via Nets Daily. “If he can add knocking down free throws at a higher clip, it’s going to allow him to be unstoppable once he puts his head down. I don’t think he needs a jump shot.
“He’s just got to do what he does best – which is defend, rebound, push the ball, make plays for other people and attack the rim. When you’ve got the size and talent like him, who takes not one but two and sometimes three guys to stop him getting to the rim, that is a lot in itself.”
If you think Ben Simmons isn’t a very good basketball player, I’m sorry but you do not know ball with all due respect pic.twitter.com/WQag9Xg3ow
— Mark Jackson’s Burner (@casualtakeking) July 25, 2022
Interesting. Simmons is trying to return from a nagging back injury as well as mental health issues.Rivers Not to Blame for Simmons Leaving Philly
There was a sense (plus several reports) that Simmons forced his way out of Philly because he was mad at Rivers. He didn’t appreciate his comment after Game 7 of the Sixers-Hawks series when asked if he thought Simmons could be the point guard for a championship team. Some thought it was a flippant response.
"I don't know the answer to that right now."
-Doc Rivers after being asked if Ben Simmons could be a point guard on a championship team. pic.twitter.com/rw51V7rkRE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 21, 2021
Well, Rivers didn’t see it that way and he told “The VC Show with Vince Carter” that his comment had nothing to do with Simmons wanting to leave. It started before Rivers got to Philly.
“That one comment thing had nothing to do with why Ben wanted to leave,” Rivers told ESPN. “Alright? Let me just say that. It was a lot of things as Ben told me — and publicly now — that happened long before I got there.”
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Giants vs. Patriots NFL live stream reddit for preseason Week 1
The New England Patriots will host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Aug. 11 at 7 pm ET.
The New York Giants and New England Patriots are set to kick off another season embroiled in one one of the strangest rivalries in the NFL. Bill Belichick earned his first two Super Bowl rings coaching Lawrence Taylor, and his love for the Giants has remained as constant as his hatred of the Jets.
And then there’s the other element of this Northeastern feud: the fact that Eli Manning bested Tom Brady in two Super Bowls. How the Giants toppled the Patriots dynasty on two different occasions remains one of the world’s greatest mysteries — and a continued source of pride in New York.
But the expected levity for tonight’s game has been overshadowed by bittersweet news, as James “Sweet Feet” White officially announced his retirement from the NFL.
Patriots media has already clamored over perceived offensive clunkiness in camp and the lack of an official offensive coordinator, and the unexpected retirement of White really throws a wrench into things. The eight-year veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion was an integral pass-catching back that often provided a safety valve for Tom Brady. As Mac Jones develops his skills as a young passer, White would have been a welcome asset in 2022.
Instead, the Patriots will have to charge on with their full-scale rebuild. The Giants are in a rebuilding period of their own, at least in a managerial sense. Brian Daboll — a former Belichick disciple, by the way — has mustered up a new energy in New York after years of coaching mismanagement. Funnily enough, the Giants will have to see former head coach Joe Judge tonight back with the Patriots as he helps in coordinating the offense.
Saquon Barkley is looking to rebound, and Daniel Jones is looking to break out with the guy who brought out the best in Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. There’s plenty to watch in tonight’s preseason game as Belichick and Daboll test out their playbooks and fringe players in their preseason opener.New York Giants vs. New England Patriots: How to watch preseason Week 1 game online
Date: Thursday, Aug. 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
Venue: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: NBC 4 (New York), WBZ-TV (Boston), NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV
Before the NFL season officially begins, the Giants are expected to be the stronger outfit. Betting odds heading into the Giants vs. Patriots matchup give the Giants a 2.5-point advantage, per WynnBet.
Kickoff from Gillette Stadium in will be at 1:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 11. The game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network, while local broadcasts can be found on NBC 4 in New York and WBZ-TV in Boston.
If you want to stream this preseason game, you need to either purchase NFL Game Pass, have fuboTV or look around for it on Reddit.More James White, a key player in 3 Patriots Super Bowl wins, announces retirement
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