PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Might tenth, 2012.
That was the final time a Philadelphia skilled sports activities workforce superior within the playoffs. It’s protected to say, the Philly sports activities scene is grim.
On Tuesday, the 94WIP Noon Present with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie tried to place collectively an inventory of the highest 5 professional athletes in Philadelphia proper now, which sadly illustrates the bleakness of sports activities on this city.
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Ben Simmons can be on this record, however he hasn’t performed a recreation for the Sixers but and continues to be recovering from a foot damage. We hope Carson Wentz will be on this listing quickly, however after only one respectable NFL season we will’t put him there but. J.P. Crawford is meant to be on this record based mostly on the whole lot we’re informed, however he nonetheless hasn’t made his main league debut.
Whereas a bunch of names got here up and have been debated by callers and the hosts, right here is my prime 5 as we sit right here on March twenty first, 2017.
5. Dario Saric
Regardless of his struggles a case could possibly be made for Claude Giroux based mostly on his physique of labor. A case may be made for Wayne Simmonds, who’s having a profession yr. You might definitely argue for Eagles defensive leaders Jordan Hicks or Malcolm Jenkins. Or perhaps even Maikel Franco or Ivan Provorov, though these two kids have a methods to go.
I simply can’t ignore when Dario Saric is doing a nightly foundation.
Saric is averaging 12.6 factors, 6.three rebounds, and a couple of.2 assists in 26.1 minutes per recreation this season, capturing 32.four-% from three-level vary (which is strong for a rookie coming from one other nation).
In eleven March video games, Saric is averaging 19.four factors and seven.1 rebounds in 31.eight minutes per recreation.
The NBA rookie of the yr in all probability deserves to be on this record.
four. Lane Johnson
Johnson infuriated us together with his second PED suspension final season, however he additionally proved in his value. Whereas he was out the Eagles’ offense struggled mightily. The Eagles have been 5-1 with Johnson within the lineup final season.
Johnson, a 6’6″, 320-pound offensive…