Rich Hofmann, Jr.

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Rich Hofmann, Jr. is a Sports Reporter/Web Producer for PhillyVoice.com. Prior to joining PhillyVoice, he wrote longform stories, analyzed the Philadelphia 76ers, and compiled a weekly feature on local athletes for the Philadelphia Daily News. In addition, he has covered Philadelphia Eagles training camp and college football for USA Today, high school sports for the West Chester Daily Local News, and contributed to SB Nation’s Liberty Ballers.


rich@phillyvoice.com

March 29, 2017

Sixers

2017 NBA Draft: Sixers first-round pick tracker, part six

The Sixers currently find themselves in their own version of March Madness. The past few years were a bit different, as they were either clearly the worst team in the NBA or in that very bottom tier. That isn’t the case as the 2016-17 season winds down, and anecdotally, I don’t remember this many teams being so bunched up together toward the bottom:

March 28, 2017

Sixers

What they’re saying: Miami writer says Sixers stole ‘The Process’ from Heat

Just when you think that you have seen or read all of the takes, the Internet always seems to find a way to surprise. Take yesterday for example, when a Miami-based writer named Josh Baumgard did the honors by going after Sixers fans.

March 28, 2017

Sixers

Breaking down how the latest NBA rumors affect the Sixers

Back in the offseason, I described the Sixers’ signing of 30-year-old Spaniard Sergio Rodriguez as a “creative solution to their temporary point guard problem.” But after El Chacho’s one-year contract is up, will he be back next season?

March 28, 2017

Sixers

Sixers staffer gets Ben Simmons' face shaved into the back of his head

Ben Simmons was in the news this weekend for looking pretty healthy while throwing down a dunk off the backboard in warmups in Indiana. And although the 20-year-old forward won't play a game in his first NBA season, not everything was a waste; after all, he did inspire the #RaiseTheCat movement.

March 27, 2017

Sixers

Report: Sacramento Kings were granted permission to talk with Sam Hinkie about a job

As we've written about time and again on this site, the trade that the Sixers made with the Sacramento Kings in July 2015 was one of the worst in NBA in history. Well, it was great for Sixers fans, but as soon as the deal went through, it's hard to think of a more one-sided deal.

March 27, 2017

Flyers

What they’re saying: Flyers are contenders to sign college free agent Mike Vecchione

Over the last couple of years, the Flyers have at least expressed some interest in top college free agents like Jimmy Vesey and Drake Caggiula. While the Orange and Black weren’t able to land either one of those players, they are in the running for one of the top unsigned college players this year: Union’s Mike Vecchione.

March 27, 2017

Eagles

What they’re saying about the Eagles: Signing Alshon Jeffery will have the biggest NFC East impact

ESPN.com asked all four of their NFC East team beat writers which free agent acquisition will have the biggest impact on the division in 2017, and unsurprisingly, all four believe that the answer is the Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery.

March 25, 2017

Sixers

Sixers Mailbag: Does LaVar Ball scare you away from Lonzo?

As the NBA schedule is winding down and the Fighting Saric’s are continuing to play good basketball, we present you with another Sixers mailbag, with questions on LaVar and Lonzo Ball, a fun NBA Draft hypothetical, the Sixers medical staff, and a potential sleeper free agent pickup for the Sixers.

March 24, 2017

Eagles

What they’re saying about the Eagles: Alshon Jeffery got the scoop from Adam Schefter

While I’m not sure if it was the best story on the Internet on Thursday, an article that appeared on The MMQB titled “24 Hours ... With Adam Schefter” was my personal favorite going away. For the piece, Tim Rohan trailed Schefter, the best at breaking NFL news, on his biggest day of the year: the first day of NFL free agency.

March 24, 2017

Sixers

Sixers announce Joel Embiid underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles

The Sixers announced that Joel Embiid successfully underwent what they're calling "minor arthroscopic surgery" to repair the injured meniscus in his left knee Friday in Los Angeles.

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