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My name is Roy Burton, and I cover the NBA as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. When not writing here, I also cover the Philadelphia 76ers as a contributing writer for SB Nation's Liberty Ballers. In addition to my writing duties, I serve as the co-host of "The Broad Street Line" - a weekly sports-themed podcast on the BlogTalkRadio network. Past guests of the show include NFL Films President Steve Sabol, Philadelphia 76ers CEO Adam Aron, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, and New York Times-bestselling author James Andrew Miller ("Those Guys Have All The Fun").

Prior to joining Bleacher Report, I was the 76ers' lead writer for both Two Minutes To Midnight Green (part of the Yardbarker network) and Section 215 (part of the Fansided network). Back in 2006, I was a finalist in the Fox Sports' "Next Great Sportswriter" competition, and I'm currently a frequent contributor to the CSN Philly "Lunch Break" program.

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  • Nigel S. posted 525 days ago

    Nigel S.

    What's up with your Sixers this year man? Bynum will probably go down as one of the worst acquisitions in League history. As a diehard Knickerbocker fan you know I had to come by for a quick tapdance around the headstone... if not actually dancing on the grave :D

  • Dan Riaz posted 541 days ago

    Dan Riaz

    Thank you for the posterization article! It was fantastic :D

  • Big Temp posted 555 days ago

    Big Temp

    Roy, loved the Wall/Beal column. On behalf of the DC fans in Afghanistan, thank you!

  • Shawn Vance posted 563 days ago

    Shawn Vance

    I just read your worst all-time trades article and thoroughly enjoyed remembering these lopsided moves. However, I think the comment "many thought that he would light the world on fire" describing the late Eddie Griffin on the Houston Rockets trade section is more than a little insensitive. Griffin died in a fiery explosion when his SUV collided with a train in 2007. A little more sensitivity and respect in this case are indeed warranted...

  • Michael Bielecki posted 566 days ago

    Michael Bielecki

    I just read your worst all-time trades and it is a nice piece that I know took hours to compile. There are a few things I would like to hear your take on, though.

    -Milwaukee Bucks: While the Dirk/Traylor trade was bad, Alcindor for Junior Bridgeman, Elmore Smith and others is catastrophic.

    -Dallas Mavricks: Dallas had high hopes for Mashburn and all, but trading Aguirre for an ancient Dantley and the last pick in the 1989 Draft was grand larceny.

    -LA Clippers: I don't disagree with you that trading Barron Davis tore the heart out of that club, but we're talking about a team that traded three of the highest-scoring forwards in NBA history within a 10 year span in Dantley, Chambers and Cummings and (with apologies to Marques Johnson suffering that freaky-awful career-altering kneck injury( got the minimum in return.

    Very nice piece, sir.

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 577 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Roy! Great work as usual. I still can't believe Iggy was denied in 2006, though.

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 577 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Roy! Always glad to help.

  • Andrew Bors posted 581 days ago

    Andrew Bors

    You're welcome, Roy!

  • Tiffany Brennan posted 619 days ago

    Tiffany Brennan

    You're welcome, Roy! Keep up the good work.

  • Josh Matt posted 653 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add?

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