76ers Rumors & News

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Ben Simmons May Complicate Dario Sarics 2016 Debut

    The Sixer Sense "We have talked about the possibilities of Dario Saric and Ben Simmons on a basketball court wearing Philadelphia 76ers jerseys, and it was a nice scenario. For the longest time, I have found myself in the Ben Simmons camp. Since the beginning of the 2015-2016 NBA season, THE prospect was Ben..." May 24

  • Philadelphia 76ers will work out multiple top prospects

    The Undefeated "The Philadelphia 76ers plan to work out several top prospects in preparation to pick first in the 2016 NBA draft, expanding its options beyond the two players everyone is talking about. Ex-Duke forward Brandon Ingram and ex-Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons are widely projected to be the top..." May 24

  • 76ers not buying rumors Ben Simmons wants to play for Lakers

    Sportsnaut "Ben Simmons is one of the hottest names out there as the 2016 NBA Draft comes into focus, and the Philadelphia 76ers have the first pick of the draft. However, there have been rumors floating around that the LSU product and Aussie star would rather play for the Los Angeles Lakers, who own the No...." May 23

  • PJ Carlesimo could reportedly join Sixers staff if Mike D’Antoni leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "As the Sixers’ post-Sam Hinkie makeover continues, it could be bringing a well-known basketball figure back into the spotlight: P.J. Carlesimo. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Carlesimo could join the Sixers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach..." May 20

  • Sixers' Embiid unlikely to play in summer league

    Bucks County Courier Times "Joel Embiid's continued oncourt progress has led to speculation that the 76ers' center might play summer league basketball in July. On April 27, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said he wouldn't rule it out, though the organization wasn't going to rush the 7-foot-2,..." May 20

  • Brett Brown praises Simmons, but says 76ers undecided about No. 1 pick

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers' scorched-earth approach to rebuilding finally delivered them a No. 1 overall draft pick, and the team's brass wants to make sure they capitalize on this opportunity. Sixers coach Brett Brown is enamored of LSU product Ben Simmons, but says the team is "still digging in"..." May 19

  • Bill Simmons thinks Celtics will trade for Jahlil Okafor

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics have the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to trade it. The only question is how much they can get for it in what is considered a two-player draft. Bill Simmons believes the Celtics will trade the No. 3 pick to..." May 19

  • With the Sixers winning the lottery, could Jahlil Okafor be out the door in Philly?

    Sports Grid "The Philadelphia 76ers find themselves at the end of yet another epically unsuccessful season. That is, of course, if you’re defining “success” as “winning basketball games” and not “coming into top lottery pick.” Going by general manager Sam Hinkie’s insistence that the few remaining Sixers fans..." May 18

  • NBA Draft to See Simmons Go to Sixers, Say Sources, Leaving Ingram to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "The coast-to-coast debate over the merits of Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram atop the NBA draft expected to take place over the next five weeks might be over a moot point. The Philadelphia 76ers are leaning heavily toward taking Simmons, according to league sources, with the No. 1 overall pick..." May 18

  • Embiid says he'll be ready next season in more great Sixers news

    Yahoo! Sports "Tuesday was unquestionably a good night for the Philadelphia 76ers, who won the draft lottery to obtain the No. 1 pick after a 10-72 season. It's not clear if that reward will prove to be worth three years of unrepentant losing, but it at least validates a great deal of ex-GM Sam Hinkie's..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • 76ers win 2016 NBA Draft Lottery

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers have won the draft lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers will take second and the Boston Celtics will pick third in a lottery that went exactly to form. The 76ers came in with the best odds of winning the first pick -- they had a 25 percent chance at nabbing the top spot. The..." May 18

  • Dikembe Mutombo congratulates 76ers for No. 1 pick…before lottery

    Sportsnaut "NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo tweeted out a congratulatory message to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, hours before the Draft Lottery was to take place. Now, either Mutombo isn’t aware of how the lottery system works or he’s just tipped us all off to a humongous conspiracy." May 17

  • 76ers And StubHub Announce First Jersey Sponsorship In Major American Professional Sports

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers and StubHub announce the first jersey patch sponsorship among major sports leagues in American history, making the Sixers the first NBA team to declare a jersey sponsor. The StubHub patch will feature the brand’s recently launched new logo and appear on the front left of..." May 16

  • Philadelphia Trainer Reveals Joel Embiid Starts Playing Two-on-Two Next Week

    Liberty Ballers "Joel Embiid is more folk hero than NBA player at this point, but the latest entry in his saga will be a welcome sight for Sixers fans. From the Instagram page of Philadelphia-area trainer Chuck Ellis." May 15

  • Could the 76ers trade away a lottery pick?

    Yardbarker "The NBA draft lottery is coming up very soon and we will see which pick, or picks, the Philadelphia 76ers draw. There are plenty of potential situations that may play out for the 76ers, and they have an opportunity to get two top-five draft picks. In any situation, there is a chance that the 76ers..." May 14

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Nerlens Noel -- I Didn't Trash That House ... Denies Death Threat

    TMZ "Nerlens Noel says he's NOT the renter from hell -- claiming allegations he absolutely destroyed the Philly home he was renting last year are pure B.S. ... adding that he never threatened to kill the owners. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the 76ers star was sued for more than $40,000 by the..." May 10

  • Brett Brown: ‘Strong Belief’ Joel Embiid Will Be Ready For Game One

    CBS Philly "Joel Embiid has not played a single game in his first two NBA seasons. Embiid — the Philadelphia 76ers’ third-overall selection in 2014 — has dealt with back-to-back foot surgeries, but NBA minutes are finally on the horizon for the promising seven-foot 22-year-old. Sixers coach Brett Brown..." May 10

  • Brown to represent Sixers at draft lottery

    Philly.com "Brett Brown will be 76ers’ on-stage representative at the NBA Draft Lottery at the New York Hilton Midtown grand ballroom on May 17. As a result, the head coach will be the face of the franchise while the order for June 23’s NBA draft is being revealed. “It’s my privilege and my honor to do..." May 09

  • Brett Brown, Bryan Colangelo to Visit Dario Saric in Turkey

    The Sixer Sense "Dario Saric was drafted in 2014, and quickly acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Orlando Magic selected him, but the Sixers whipped up a trade to secure the Croatian superstar. Since then, Saric has not played in the NBA, but he is expected to come over to play for the Sixers next season. A..." May 09

  • Sixers Hire NBA's Vice President Of Basketball Operations Ned Cohen

    Liberty Ballers "Bryan Colangelo's front office is beginning to take form. Just one week after interviewing Washington Wizards Vice President of Scouting Marc Eversley, the team will be hiring the NBA's Vice President of Basketball Operations Ned Cohen to a high-ranking front office position, according to The..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • There are 10 million reasons Dario Saric may not be a Sixer next season

    Philly.com "Personally, I remain skeptical that Dario Saric will be in a Sixers uniform for the 2016-17 season even with the latest reported tidbit that he has told his teammates in Turkey that he intends to come to the NBA this summer. I can’t get past how financially insane it would be for Saric, who..." April 26

  • Sixers' fans take out billboard celebrating Sam Hinkie

    The Score "Sam Hinkie is gone but not forgotten by the Philadelphia 76ers faithful. The former Sixers president and general manager resigned his posts earlier this month after ownership tried to scale back his autonomy and get him to share responsibilities with an incoming front-office executive. Time..." April 25

  • Dario Saric intends to leave Europe for Sixers this offseason

    Sportando " As reported by David Pick, Sixers draftee Dario Saric told his teammates at Efes that he'll go to Philadelphia this summer. Saric can opt-out of his deal and looks like he has the intention to do it. In the past few months Saric said several times that he'd love to join the Sixers this summer. " April 24

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Jahlil Okafor going back to Duke to work on his degree

    College Spun "One of the best one-and-dones in the history of Duke’s men’s basketball program will return to Durham, North Carolina this summer. Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national title during his lone season" April 20

  • Poor Relationships Gave Hinkie Little Margin For Error

    PhillyMag.com "It’s been a popular word when discussing the Sixers of late. In truth, it’s been a popular topic of conversation when discussing the Sixers for several years. It’s something which Joshua Harris tried to fight against early last week, to little success, attempting to convince fans that Colangelo..." April 18

  • Elton exits, but predicts Sixers are entering Brand new age

    Delco Times "As Elton Brand stuffed the contents of his locker into a duffel bag, the 37-year-old forward said goodbye to a few of the 76ers’ locker room attendants and ball boys. It’s unlikely that Brand will see these in-arena Sixers employees again any time soon. He came out of retirement in January to..." April 18

  • Ken Berger: Add Mike D'Antoni to Brooklyn Nets coaching mix

    Nets Daily "CBS Sports' Ken Berger takes a look Thursday at the NBA's coaching opening and after predicting that Tony Brown will "move on," lays out who he thinks the Nets will look at. Most of the names are not new, but one -- Mike D'Antoni -- is a bit of a surprise. "The Brooklyn job is a..." April 15

  • 76ers are planning on buying out Dario Saric's contract with Anadolu Efes in Turkey in late May or early June

    Bucks County Courier Times "Now that what Brett Brown referred to as "a season of distraction" has ended, the 76ers' coach is looking forward to what could be a big summer for the organization. Injured centers Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Croatian forward Dario Saric are in the middle of the Sixers' plans that could be..." April 15

  • Reports: Sixers management can't decide if they want to fire Brett Brown

    Liberty Ballers "Pick apart Sam Hinkie's tenure all you want, but it was nice having the logic of the team's decision-making process remain mostly in-house. It appears "a new era" has dawned in more ways than one, and telegraphing your intentions to any media member who will listen appears to be part of the..." April 15

  • T.J. McConnell paid cover because he didn't have ticket stub of game he played in

    CSN Philly "The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a write up on T.J. McConnell's rookie season today that includes this absolutely perfectly Philadelphian lede: T.J. McConnell had just finished a recent game with the Philadelphia 76ers when he and his father, a few family members and some friends decided to..." April 14

  • Holiday helps spark Bulls past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday is a firm believer that positive momentum can carry into an offseason. "I don't see why not," Holiday said. "At the same time, I'm going to make sure that I work. You can't just have a good game and show up next season and hope everything works..." April 13

  • After slow start, Raptors cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- For the first half of the night, the Toronto Raptors appeared focused on the weekend when they're set to host the Indiana Pacers to open the playoffs. But the Raptors turned it on in the second half and cruised to a 122-98 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, they're 12th..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Sixers' Joshua Harris, Jerry Colangelo are either lying, incompetent or both

    Liberty Ballers "Despite being turned into a black-and-white device in the era of Twitter, critique is best served alongside a helping of nuance. There is room to say Sam Hinkie could have done better at his job without painting him as a numbers-only nerd, for example, or to say that replacing him warranted a..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA restricting Jerry Colangelo's national team power, access

    Yahoo! Sports "Because rival teams protested about the potential for conflicts and player tampering after Jerry Colangelo partnered his duties as chairman of the Philadelphia 76ers and managing director of USA Basketball, the NBA restricted Colangelo’s reach in an apparent attempt to limit his access and..." April 12

  • Bucks hand 76ers 70th loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Khris Middleton's big night nearly took a back seat to the Philadelphia 76ers' big rally. Middleton scored 36 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a critical block as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Sixers 109-108 in overtime on Sunday night, breaking a..." April 10

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  • Brett Brown: 'Going to be hard' to get Durant to join Sixers

    The Score "Should All-Star forward Kevin Durant choose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder as an unrestricted free agent this summer, it's difficult to imagine the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers being a favorite to acquire the services of the four-time scoring champion. Head coach Brett Brown is very much..." April 09

  • Noel Sued WORST RENTER EVER Weed, Gatorade Stains & Death Threat

    TMZ "NBA star Nerlens Noel puts the guys from "Project X" to shame -- DESTROYING the home he was renting last year with Gatorade stains, drugs and toilet damage ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. The 21-year-old Philadelphia 76ers star rented a 4,800 square foot home outside of..." April 08

  • Report: Brett Brown’s job safe with 76ers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Hinkie: out. Bryan Colangelo: in. Will the 76ers’ front-office shakeup extend to the bench? Keith Pompey of The Inquirer The 76ers just gave Brett Brown a contract extension that runs through 2018-19. Can he coach a team that’s trying to win now? I don’t know. He hasn’t been afforded..." April 07

  • Report: Hinkie suspects Jerry Colangelo leaked 13-page resignation

    The Score "Only one thing is clear in the fallout in Philadelphia: Jerry Colangelo was not a fan of Sam Hinkie. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical claims Colangelo has largely tried to marginalize Hinkie since ownership brought the longtime USA Basketball director on board in January. Perhaps the most..." April 07

  • Bryan Colangelo hire becomes official Monday

    Philly.com "The 76ers have plans to officially name Bryan Colangelo as general manager on Monday. Colangelo will succeed Sam Hinkie, who resigned Wednesday night. Colangelo is also the son of Jerry Colangelo, the Sixers’ chairman of basketball operations. The source said Bryan Colangelo’s track record –..." April 07

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