76ers Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Reports: Kings pursuing ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to oversee Vlade Divac

    SI "The Kings have received permission from the Sixers to interview former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie about joining Sacramento’s front office, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe report. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “has been quietly searching” for an executive to oversee current GM Vlade..." March 28

  • Questions mount as Jahlil Okafor remains sidelined with knee soreness

    Philly.com "As much as the 76ers try to paint a positive picture, things don’t appear to be good with Jahlil Okafor’s right knee. The center missed his second consecutive game and ninth of the season with right knee soreness Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Okafor also did not..." March 27

  • Turner sparks Pacers in win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan liked the fire he saw from second-year center Myles Turner on Sunday night. "Myles was a little upset with how we played and how we kind of got pushed around in our last game against Denver," said McMillan of the Pacers' Friday home loss...." March 26

  • Embiid undergoes successful surgery to repair torn meniscus

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The team expects Embiid to resume basketball activities during this summer, according to Sixers director of performance research and development..." March 25

  • 76ers end dry spell in Chicago with win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia 76ers didn't have their top two big men, only had 10 players and still managed to end a 12-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at the United Center. Led by Dario Saric, who had a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, the Sixers ended a..." March 24

  • Jahlil Okafor's knee still sore; doubtful against Chicago Bulls

    Philly.com "76ers center Jahlil Okafor is doubtful for Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his right knee. The second-year player did not participate in this morning's shootaround. Okafor has been dealing with soreness since having surgery on March 22, 2016 to repair a torn..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Westbrook's 35th triple-double lifts Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Philadelphia coach Brett Brown almost thanked the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Despite his 76ers losing 122-97 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Brown seemed in awe of the lesson the Thunder taught his young squad. "I think it's a fantastic example for our..." March 22

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid ‘very likely’ to undergo knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid finally made it onto the court this year for the Philadelphia 76ers, and he was a revelation, putting up 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game while almost single-handedly turning the Sixers into a team no one wanted to play. His season was once again cut short by injury,..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told ESPN.com, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Magic beat 76ers in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- It doesn't take much to make a bad team happy. The Orlando Magic, who have struggled throughout a disappointing season, celebrated their first back-to-back victories since late December after beating the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime Monday night. "Winning..." March 20

  • 76ers come from behind to top Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has often provided the Boston Celtics with a finishing kick this season. Thomas, who leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring, sat out Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a sore right knee. The Sixers, as a result, were the ones who..." March 19

  • 76ers beat Mavericks by 42 points

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia fans showed their appreciation for former 76ers player Nerlens Noel on Friday night. They are developing an appreciation for Justin Anderson, who was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Feb. 23 trade involving Noel. Anderson, a second-year..." March 17

  • Sixers Sign Shawn Long To Multiyear Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have officially re-signed Long, the team confirmed today in a press release. The announcement didn’t reveal the terms of the contract, but it’s believed to be a three-year deal, as noted below. 9:28am: As expected, the Sixers will re-sign Shawn Long after his first 10-day contract..." March 16

  • Nerlens Noel expects 'weird feeling' when he faces Sixers

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel's tenure with the 76ers was defined by emotion and energy. There was disappointment when he did not play in his rookie season. There also were celebrations after stellar games, frustration with tanking and the logjam at center, and joy when the team went 10-5 in January. Noel..." March 16

  • Curry's birthday present: Warriors rally past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Philadelphia 76ers were not in a giving mood on Stephen Curry's 29th birthday Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Golden State Warriors, Curry invited Draymond Green to the party. Curry saved 12 of his game-high 29 points for a fourth-quarter rally, and Green..." March 15

  • Report: Julius Erving signing on as head coach of a BIG3 team

    Sportsnaut "Ice Cube’s BIG3 league continues to swell in terms of legitimate star power and talent, as NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving has signed to be a head coach. Erving, an NBA legend, is not only a man who brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to this fledgling league, but he also brings his own..." March 14

  • Tim Hardaway stakes claim to crossover: 'Allen Iverson carried the basketball'

    CBS Sports "If you’re an NBA fan of a certain age, then you know Tim Hardaway as the master of the “killer crossover.” If you’re a little bit younger and, say, need to look up “Run-TMC” on Wikipedia, then you might not appreciate the fact that people used to watch his highlights and try to imitate him. You..." March 14

  • Saric (29 points) steers 76ers past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Lakers coach Luke Walton shook up his lineup, but the results were a familiar one for Los Angeles. Rookie Dario Saric scored a career-high 29 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Lakers 118-116 on Sunday night at Staples Center...." March 13

  • Joel Embiid to Rihanna 'I Love You ... Hit Me Up'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid is taking ANOTHER shot at his celebrity crush -- this time, professing his love in a video message to Rihanna ... "I love you." Embiid's been after Rihanna for a while ... ever since she allegedly shot him down in 2014 and told him to come back when he's an All-Star. Well, he..." March 13

  • Clippers rally behind Paul, Jordan as Sixers fade

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the pesky Philadelphia 76ers threatening to steal a game from the Los Angeles Clippers, one of their leaders insured that a recurrence of an earlier season upset was not going to take place. Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and DeAndre Jordan added 19 points and..." March 11

  • Joel Embiid Met With Doctors About His Knee And All Options Are On The Table

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid was shut down for the rest of the season after doctors realized his torn meniscus was more severe than originally thought. The young superstar, who was all but a lock for Rookie of the Year, now will finish a third straight season on the Sixers bench. On Friday, Sixers coach Brett..." March 11

  • Blazers ride Nurkic to OT win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic had the game of his career, and the Portland Trail Blazers needed all of it to get past the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at Moda Center. The third-year pro achieved career highs in points (28), rebounds (20), assists (eight) and blocked shots (six) in..." March 10

  • 'Too early' to know if Sixers' Ben Simmons will play this summer

    The Intelligencer "On Feb. 24, president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said the 76ers "will talk about" Ben Simmons playing in the NBA Summer Leagues this summer. Simmons, the No. 1 pick in June's draft, has missed his entire rookie season due to a fractured right foot he suffered in training..." March 07

  • Antetokounmpo, Bucks too strong for Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With 20 games left in the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks are mounting a playoff push. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the charge. The wiry 6-11 forward known as the "Greek Freak" collected 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots as the..." March 06

  • Pistons pulverize 76ers 136-106

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Detroit Pistons, coming off an unsettling loss, righted the ship Saturday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points and Marcus Morris added 22 as the Pistons routed the Philadelphia 76ers 136-106. Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points and Tobias Harris had 20 off..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Anderson, Saric send Sixers past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the Philadelphia 76ers traded center/forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas on Feb. 23, the perception was that they did not receive enough in return. Second-year forward Justin Anderson, who was part of the package that came to Philadelphia, is doing all he can to alter that..." March 03

  • Sixers To Sign Justin Harper To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers intend to sign D-League forward Justin Harper to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). Philadelphia had an opening on its roster after reaching a buyout agreement with Andrew Bogut earlier this week, so the club won’t have to make a corresponding..." March 02

  • Should the Sixers offer Joel Embiid a five-year, $150M max extension off 31 games?

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid’s knee injury is a bummer on a lot of different levels. It’s tough for the Philadelphia 76ers, who were actually winning games and seemed to be going somewhere. It’s tough for their fans, who felt vindicated for sticking it out through “The Process,” only to have it snatched away..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Heat stay hot, rout 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Heat have had multiple players lead them in scoring during their successful run. They got another big game from reserve Tyler Johnson. Johnson scored 24 points off the bench to lead the Miami Heat to a 125-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday..." March 01

  • Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid out for remainder of season

    NBA.com "As previously announced, Sixers center Joel Embiid underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday afternoon, allowing the team's medical staff an opportunity to provide an update on the results. "The assessment of Monday's follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid's left knee appears to reveal that the area..." March 01

  • 18 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Joel Embiid

    Complex "Joel Embiid has become one of the best big men in the NBA this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Before he was shut down indefinitely with a knee injury Monday, Embiid had the inside track on running away with the Rookie of the Year Award, which is crazy since..." February 28

  • Draymond Green: 76ers are going to be ‘really, really, really good’

    CSN Philly "The Warriors are the blueprint of a total team in the NBA. They have a star-studded starting lineup and a top sixth man with the positional versatility that creates hard-to-combat matchups. Yet, as the Warriors notched their 50th win of the season, 119-108, in a collaborative effort against the..." February 28

  • Warriors overcome off night from beyond the arc

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Golden State Warriors, deserted by their long-range touch Monday night, were nonetheless able to grind out a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Kevin Durant, back after missing the previous game with a bruised left hand, scored 27 points and Klay Thompson added 21 as..." February 27

  • Joel Embiid ‘Out Indefinitely’ With Swellness In Knee

    CBS Philly "Sixers center Joel Embiid is now listed as “out indefinitely.” Medical update (1/2): •Embiid did not take part in shootaround after swellness in left knee. MRI today. Listed out indefinitely. On Thursday, the Sixers said Embiid’s target date to return is Friday, March 3rd. Embiid is..." February 27

  • Andrew Bogut negotiating 76ers release, wants to join Cavs

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the favorite to sign veteran center Andrew Bogut provided he can negotiate his release from the Philadelphia 76ers by Wednesday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN on Sunday that Bogut's agent, David Bauman, and the Sixers remain in active..." February 27

  • Andrew Bogut can help the Cavs against his former Warriors

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent Andrew Bogut is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after his buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers is complete, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs were also reportedly interested in adding him. If this happens, the Cavaliers..." February 26

  • Anthony's last-second jumper lifts Knicks past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Forgive the New York Knicks if they experienced nightmarish flashbacks to their last meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The final five minutes resembled many things from a one-point loss in Philadelphia on Jan. 11 decided on T.J. McConnell's buzzer-beater over..." February 25

  • 76ers adapt to roster changes, whip Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers, besides resuming their season after the NBA All-Star break on Friday night, were playing without Nerlens Noel and Ersan Ilyasova, who were jettisoned before Thursday's trade deadline. "That was the biggest question before we started the game -- how we..." February 24

  • Rockets, Cavs competing to sign Andrew Bogut

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent center Andrew Bogut will have his choice of championship contenders , and the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd reported that the two main teams to watch are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. There will be a number of suitors in pursuit of Bogut, who is..." February 24

  • Joel Embiid upset with 76ers for lack of clarity over knee injury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid will miss the next four games due to his knee injury, and the franchise center says he wasn't thrilled that the Philadelphia 76ers initially classified him as day-to-day. Embiid has missed eight straight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. A recent MRI also revealed Embiid..." February 24

  • Sixers Announce Ben Simmons Will Miss Remainder Of The Season

    Hot New Hip Hop "Simmons' NBA debut pushed back until next season. The Philadelphia Sixers have announced that their #1 overall pick, rookie Ben Simmons, will be sitting out for the entire season. The 6'10 phenom out of LSU hasn't played a game this season due to a foot injury and the team was never in a..." February 24

  • Andrew Bogut reportedly eligible to rejoin Warriors due to a loophole in NBA rules

    Fox Sports "Andrew Bogut, who went to the Finals with the Warriors for the past two seasons, was dealt from Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, and according to reports, the Sixers don’t plan on keeping him around. With the trade deadline passed, the Sixers likely will buy him out, leaving the 7-foot..." February 24

  • Cavs Expected to Sign Both Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be on the verge of signing both point guard Deron Williams and veteran center Andrew Bogut according to multiple reports. The 7-foot Bogut is expected to be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers after having been traded to them by the Dallas Mavericks on..." February 24

  • Report: Bulls' trade push for Jahlil Okafor still on

    CSN Philly "The Bulls are apparently still after Jahlil Okafor. Chicago has continued its trade push for the Sixers’ big man, according to a report Wednesday night by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In early February, the Bulls inquired about Okafor, according to a report by CSNChicago.com. With..." February 23