76ers Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Jason Richardson open to re-signing with 76ers

    Philly.com "Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the 76ers this summer. The 34-year-old envisions himself in a similar role to the one he had this season. He would mentor his young teammates, be a positive influence and receive some playing time - maybe just not as the starting shooting guard. "I..." April 20

  • 1d
    Howard Eskin @howardeskin

    I have been told #sixers no. 1 pick Joel Embiid fined thousands of dollars this season 4 being late and missing multiple rehab sessions.

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown says Joel Embiid wasn’t always coachable this season

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid never played a game this season, and he never spoke publicly after Media Day on Sept. 29. But there were rumblings throughout the year that Embiid's work ethic was lacking. "There were times I wasn't happy," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said Thursday afternoon. "If you can't coach..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Why Josh Harris, Sixers owners aren't under pressure

    CSN Philly "Around this time a year ago, Josh Harris called the Sixers’ season “a huge success.” The Sixers had just completed a campaign that featured 19 victories against 63 losses. You might recall that Harris was pilloried for his remarks. He wasn’t about to make that mistake again. The Sixers played..." April 16

  • Heat win while trying to lose, but still keep No. 10 lottery seed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For weeks, the Miami Heat could not win when they had to. Wednesday night, they could not lose when they needed to. But this time, for a rare time this season, fate was on their side. On a bizarre night when defeat was the best opportunity for immediate gain, the Heat reached to the..." April 16

  • Allen Iverson says Marcus Banks was toughest defender he faced in NBA

    Sporting News "When the Sixers announced that 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson was taking over the team’s Twitter account during its regular-season finale against the Heat, many fans were anxious to see what he had to say. As usual, “The Answer” didn’t disappoint. Iverson answered questions about everything from..." April 16

  • Allen Iverson says Marcus Banks was toughest defender he faced in NBA

    Sporting News "When the Sixers announced that 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson was taking over the team’s Twitter account during its regular-season finale against the Heat, many fans were anxious to see what he had to say. As usual, “The Answer” didn’t disappoint. Iverson answered questions about everything from..." April 16

  • 5d
    Max Rappaport @MaxRappaport

    According to Sixers PR… QUESTIONABLE: Smith (groin) OUT: Canaan (foot) Embiid (foot) LMAM (shoulder) Noel (ankle) Wroten (knee)

  • Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonight

    Deadspin.com "There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to lose their game to secure it. Tonight in..." April 15

  • Michael Carter-Williams powers Bucks in his return to Philadelphia

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Michael Carter-Williams was in familiar territory when he entered the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. He was applauded by the Philadelphia faithful, signed autographs and posed in selfies, nothing new for the second-year point guard. This time, though, the 2013-'14 NBA rookie of the year is..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • 7d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    G Pierre Jackson, who tore his Achilles on Sixers summer league team, is cleared for all basketball activities, his agent Colin Bryant said.

  • 7d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #Sixers starters vs. #Bucks: Rob Covington, Jerami Grant, Furkan Aldemir, Hollis Thompson, Ish Smith (J.Richardson out with knee soreness)

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Carter-Williams expects 'a little edge' when Bucks visit 76ers

    Philly.com "Midseason trades require a multitude of adjustments for an NBA player. New teammates, new coaches and new philosophies must all be adapted to and mastered. And then there are those pesky pronouns. "A lot of things are different," Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams said Friday..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • 8d
    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    Noel, Canaan & Mbah a Moute listed as out for #Sixers-#Bucks game Monday. Ish Smith questionable.

  • Smith expects to play against Bucks

    Philly.com "Ish Smith thinks he’ll be ready to play against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. “I ain’t sitting down,” the 76ers point guard said. “I’m going to try to [play].” Smith did, however, miss Saturday’s 114-107 setback to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center with a left..." April 12

  • Noel plans to play again this season

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel doesn't plan to shut things down before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's home loss to the Washington Wizards. He sat out..." April 12

  • Saturday's recap: Bulls 114, 76ers 107

    Chicago Tribune "Coach Brett Brown offered up the line of the night when he announced pregame that he never envisioned when he took the 76ers job playing the Bulls with just nine players and no point guards. But the injury-wracked and victory-deprived 76ers played hard before falling 114-107 to the Bulls, who..." April 12

  • Brown personally expects Embiid to play this summer

    Philly.com "Brett Brown said he “personally” would be disappointed if Joel Embiid didn’t play in the summer league. “Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league,” Brown said. “But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in..." April 12

  • 9d
    Michael Preston @preston76

    Brett Brown says Ish Smith "unlikely" to play tonight; would go w/ Sampson at PG, Thompson as back-up. Noel, Mbah a Moute, Canaan also out.

  • Noel hopeful to return this season

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel doesn’t plan on shutting things down before Wednesday’s season finale against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of this past Wednesday’s home setback to the Washington Wizards...." April 11

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Nerlens Noel Unlikely To Play In Summer League

    Real GM Basketball "Nerlens Noel is unlikely to play in the Summer League this offseason, which means he won't have an opportunity to play with Joel Embiid until the preseason. "I don't think I want to play him in the summer league," Brett Brown said of Noel. "I don't feel like the need to do that. I think that..." April 09

  • Brett Brown says Noel-Embiid summer pairing not a must

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have lost six consecutive games including last Wednesday's defeat in Washington, 106-93, to the Wizards. The two teams meet tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in the fourth and final meeting of the year. The Wizards have won two of the previous three contests. The Wizards are fifth in..." April 09

  • Sessions, Bynum play near flawless in rout of Sixers

    CSN Washington "There isn't a question which team is better going into Wednesday's game, but how well the Wizards could play without John Wall after losing the last time they came to Wells Fargo Center. Ramon Sessions made sure that didn't happen as Washington got off to a red-hot start, scoring a season-high..." April 09

  • Brett Brown will need more time with Sixers rebuild

    CSN Philly "He is a smart man. He knew it wouldn’t come together right away. He knew he’d need more time. He asked for it and he got it. It wasn’t enough. Two years ago, Brett Brown had a choice to make. It was a difficult decision then, and it still is even with the benefit of hindsight. Brown was a..." April 08

  • Sixers gushing about Embiid's potential

    The Journal "Joel Embiid is making progress. He has graduated to playing 2-on-2 basketball and done enough in individual workouts/drills for 76ers coach Brett Brown, while cautioning that Embiid has much more work to do, to admit “when you see glimpses of his skill package, you can’t help but say ‘wow.’..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Knicks beat 76ers, keep Philly alive for Okafor/Towns edge

    New York Post "For the Sixers, the best laid lottery dreams oft go astray. On Sunday in the Towns/Okafor Bowl, the Sixers had a chance to end their preseason goal of finishing with the league’s worst record and winning the No. 1 lottery seed by posting a victory over the Knicks. However, the Sixers are still..." April 06

  • 15d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Nerlens Noel is expected to play tonight vs. #Knicks.

  • 16d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Thomas Robinson (left ankle), Isaiah Canaan (right foot) and Jason Richardson (rest) are out tonight vs. #CharlotteHornets

  • 17d
    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Brett Brown just said Isaiah Canaan has a sprained foot and will miss at least 2 days. #Sixers

  • Wizards repay Sixers with one-sided beating

    CSN Washington "While it's important to keep in perspective that these are the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the NBA's worst teams, they did win when these teams met last month. Wednesday, the Wizards took out every ounce of frustration on them 106-93 at Verizon Center in front of 17,501. Otto Porter made his..." April 02

  • Nerlens Noel clarifies 'true point guard' comment

    CSN Philly "Nerlens Noel used the words "true point guard" to describe the play of Ish Smith after Monday's loss to the Lakers. For those who thought the rookie center was taking a shot at former teammate Michael Carter-Williams, Noel said that was not the case. "I would never do that," Noel said after..." April 02

  • Noel slowly making adjustment to perimeter in defensive game

    CSN Philly "With improvement comes added responsibility. For Rookie of the Year candidate Nerlens Noel, that can mean brand new experiences, too. As the season has progressed, Sixers coach Brett Brown has been adding new looks and different variables for Noel to take on. On Sunday night, Brown had Noel..." April 01

  • Lakers’ 113-111 overtime victory over Sixers hurts NBA lottery odds

    L.A. Daily News "The shot banked off the backboard and dropped into the basket, Jordan Clarkson’s game-winning layup in the Lakers’ 113-111 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday at Wells Fargo Center becoming the defining image of two startling developments. The play represented part of..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • 21d
    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Just got word that Grant and Mbah a Moute out for #Sixers also.

  • 21d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Jason Richardson to miss a few game with knee soreness and swelling. #Sixers

  • Cleveland Cavaliers get an ugly 87-86 win over Philadelphia 76ers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "They're not the most talented group by any stretch of the imagination, but the 76ers play hard, and the Cavaliers found that out as they survived an upset, 87-86 Sunday night at The Q. Nerlens Noel missed a baby hook over the contested arms of Tristan Thompson that could have given Philadelphia..." March 30

  • Joel Embiid says he will beat LeBron James one on one

    CBSSports.com "While Joel Embiid may not even play this season, he is quite confident in his abilities. So confident that he thinks that he could beat LeBron James in a game of one on one. In an ad for the app Game On, Embiid answer's a fan question about who would win in a game between him and James. He..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Nerlens Noel making run at Rookie of the Year

    CSN Philly "It’s close and getting closer, but the season is funneling toward its conclusion. Nerlens Noel is running out of time. Things were a little shaky for Noel to start the year, especially offensively. He played well defensively and protected the rim and looked good enough overall. Good enough...." March 27

  • Sixers smother Nuggets late to snap 16-game road skid

    CSN Philly "One day after coming apart down the stretch, the Sixers played perhaps their best fourth quarter of the entire season. The Sixers dominated the Denver Nuggets in the final frame on Wednesday to walk away with a 99-85 win. The victory snapped their 16-game road skid. The Sixers outscored the..." March 26

  • Is Sam Hinkie's plan for Sixers actually working?

    CSN Philly "I know very little about cars. Other than that you utilize them to get to the places you need to go. That said, I’d have to imagine it’s next to impossible to take parts from a Plymouth Neon and create a racecar. That analogy basically assesses the task Sam Hinkie was given when hired to take..." March 26

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