Gina Mizell, Philly Inquirer

Gina Mizell

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Portland, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Gina:

Sixers fall 114-109 to the Brooklyn Nets after late collapse in their home opener

The Nets staged a 13-0 run to flip a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit into an improbable early-season victory over the Sixers. → Read More

Ben Simmons told the Sixers he’s not mentally ready to play yet

Simmons met with 76ers coach Doc Rivers, the team’s medical professionals and teammates at shootaround ahead of Friday’s home opener against Brooklyn. → Read More

Sixers’ dominant 117-97 opening-night victory over Pelicans brings some normalcy to Ben Simmons-centric week

The ongoing Ben Simmons saga has set the table for what looks poised to be an interesting, unpredictable and sometimes weird Sixers season. → Read More

With or without Ben Simmons, here’s how the Sixers expect to play in 2021-22

A host of reasons have made it difficult to gauge where exactly the Sixers are entering Wednesday’s season opener at New Orleans, including the Ben Simmons saga. → Read More

Ben Simmons continues to re-integrate, but his status for the Sixers season opener remains unclear

Sixers coach Doc Rivers said Simmons “played more, for sure” Monday, primarily mixing in with the second group. And whether he plays Wednesday or not, the Sixers will be shorthanded at point guard. → Read More

Why Andre Drummond joining Doc Rivers was a decade in the making

Andre Drummond and Adam Jones began a friendship in prep school with Doc Rivers being a common thread. → Read More

Andre Drummond and Tyrese Maxey carry load in Detroit, but Sixers fall in preseason finale

Ben Simmons' status loomed over the team in Detroit, but they still had a game to play. → Read More

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid not in Detroit for Sixers preseason finale against the Pistons

While Simmons will not play Friday, the Sixers are working through the logistics of his potential arrival and full return to the team. → Read More

Josh Harris is ‘super happy’ Ben Simmons has returned to the Sixers

During a pre-recorded opening keynote conversation as part of the Financial Times’ Business of Sport U.S. Summit, Harris implied that he expects Simmons to play for the Sixers this season. → Read More

It’s business as usual for Sixers as they await Ben Simmons’ return to court

Doc Rivers insists that, structurally and schematically, there is not a Plan A for the current roster and a Plan B for a Simmons return. → Read More

How will Ben Simmons’ Sixers teammates welcome him back?

Doc Rivers has faith Simmons and the Sixers can create an environment that is neither toxic nor awkward. → Read More

A year removed from the end of the NBA bubble, the Sixers charge toward a normal season

Parts of three seasons have been played over 12 months. Here’s what they’re expecting as the schedule largely returns to normal in 2021-22. → Read More

Is size a concern for the Sixers? Here’s how they’re all working to play big.

Doc Rivers expressed concern with how his team “small quick” without Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris. Here's why Rivers want to continue to play big. → Read More

Shake Milton starts, Georges Niang flashes versatility in Sixers scrimmage

The loosely played fan event welcomed the Sixers back to the home of their G League affiliate. → Read More

Embiid and Harris return, balanced scoring leads to comfortable Sixers preseason win vs. Raptors

Sixers look better with Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris back in the lineup. → Read More

After lengthy film session, Sixers can apply corrections in preseason rematch vs. Raptors

Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris will “most likely” play against Raptors Thursday, but Doc Rivers will primarily be looking for an uptick in intensity. → Read More

With trust from Doc Rivers, Andre Drummond and Georges Niang aim to fortify Sixers frontcourt

Drummond will try to revitalize his career as the backup behind star Joel Embiid, while Niang brings shooting and versatility as a stretch-4. → Read More

Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons’ absence: It’s ‘borderline kind of disrespectful’

Embiid gave a candid, wide-ranging answer that lasted more than four minutes when asked about a report that the on-court partnership between him and Simmons has “run its course.” → Read More

With more continuity in place, Sixers hope to build instead of begin at training camp

Despite Ben Simmons’ glaring absence, coach Doc Rivers says the Sixers are much further ahead of where they were a year ago. → Read More

With Ben Simmons holding out of training camp, Tyrese Maxey leads Sixers point guards

Shake Milton, Seth Curry and a couple of unconventional options will also initiate offense. → Read More