76ers Rumors & News

  • Sixers exercise option on Hollis Thompson

    Philly.com "The 76ers have exercised the fourth-year team option on Hollis Thompson. The 6-foot-8 shooting guard is scheduled to make around $1.01 million this coming season. The former Georgetown standout averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 39.1 percent on three-pointers..." June 29

  • 76ers targeted Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley via trade

    The Sports Daily "After a 10-win season, drafting Ben Simmons and some front-office shuffling, the Philadelphia 76ers sound ready to make a major splash. This isn’t much of a shocker, not with the team clutching a trio of talented big men in the form of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. What is..." June 29

  • Report: Adam Silver May Have Pressured 76ers Into Regime Change

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver admitted to reaching out to Jerry Colangelo on behalf of the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers in December. Colangelo was ultimately hired as chairman of the 76ers, which led to Bryan Colangelo becoming general manager in April after Sam Hinkie stepped down. ESPN reports that..." June 29

  • Report: Nets, Kings, 76ers interested in Allen Crabbe

    The Score "Allen Crabbe's solid campaign for the 44-win Portland Trail Blazers didn't go unnoticed. The restricted free agent has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley." June 29

  • Dario Saric says he's joining 76ers this season

    Philly.com "It looks like Dario Saric is finally ready to leave Turkey and join the 76ers. As in, really soon. Saric spoke to reporters in Croatia on Wednesday ahead of his national team's Olympic qualifiers." June 29

  • Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Among Early Favorites For NBA Rookie of the Year Award

    Liberty Ballers "The odds will likely swing dramatically throughout the summer, but NBA Rookie of the Year bets are flowing in, and the Sixers are fortunate to have the leader of the pack on their roster. Ben Simmons currently stands alone as the favorite for the award, listed at +325 according to Bovada. It..." June 28

  • How Nike landed shoe deal with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons

    USA Today "From the beginning of negotiations with Nike and Adidas for a shoe and apparel deal, Ben Simmons sought a lucrative contract beyond the norm for an NBA rookie, even for the player who was the No. 1 overall pick by Philadelphia in Thursday’s draft. Simmons’ representatives, Rich Paul and Mark..." June 28

  • Report: 76ers to be serious suitors for Warriors' Barnes

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers plan to be serious suitors for Golden State Warriors restricted free agent Harrison Barnes, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN. After years of rebuilding, new 76ers general manager Brian Colangelo has said he plans to be highly aggressive this offseason in an attempt to..." June 28

  • Sixers Showing Interest in Free Agent Dion Waiters

    Liberty Ballers "In the same hour ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Sixers could make a play for restricted free agent Harrison Barnes, Sheridan Hoops' Michael Scotto is reporting that Philadelphia also is interested in Dion Waiters. The flamboyant, charismatic two-guard has had nothing short of a sporadic..." June 28

  • Bryan Colangelo: 'Might Not Have As Much Need' For Dario Saric on Sixers Next Season

    Liberty Ballers "Bryan Colangelo has been praised in some circles of Philadelphia media for simply being available to quote more. For writers that need to fill column space, he is a stark contrast from his predecessor in that regard. This sort of approach, however, leaves you susceptible to say some weird..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Christian Wood To Join Sixers For Summer League

    Liberty Ballers "As the Sixers look to add some undrafted free agents to their summer league roster, they'll be joined by at least one familiar face. According to a league source, power forward Christian Wood will join Philadelphia for both Utah Summer League and Las Vegas Summer League. Wood, who went..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Ben Simmons' cousin killed in hit-and-run

    CBS New York "Police in Hoboken are investigating a deadly hit-and-run that claimed the life of a young man related to an NBA star. Zachary Simmons, 21, of Ramsey, was struck and killed by a black SUV around 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Willow Avenue and Sixth Street. The impact was so great witnesses reported..." June 26

  • Ricky Rubio Being Shopped Around, Possibly to Sixers

    The Sixer Sense "The Philadelphia 76ers are, not surprisingly, being brought up in several NBA Rumors so far this offseason. The Minnesota Timberwolves could be a potential trade suitor for the Sixers moving forward, as they look to be actively shopping their point guard Ricky Rubio. The Sixers were actually a..." June 25

  • Philadelphia 76ers Could Miss Out on Nicolas Batum

    The Sixer Sense "The NBA Rumors are officially beginning to fly now that the NBA Finals and NBA Draft are both over. For the Philadelphia 76ers, it’s a big offseason, and that’s part of the reason we’re seeing their name attached to so many players’ names, and so many other team’s names. Possible trades and..." June 25

  • Ben Simmons says he told LeBron he was excited to guard him, then LeBron flashed his trophy

    USA Today "Ben Simmons was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday after being picked No. 1 by the 76ers in the NBA Draft, and he revealed an amazing story about his most recent conversation with NBA champion and Finals MVP LeBron James. Simmons said he talked to James on Thursday night at his draft get..." June 25

  • 76ers draft Ben Simmons No. 1

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers have selected LSU forward Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. After three straight seasons of losing on a grandiose scale, the Sixers hope Simmons will be the franchise player that can help them take a big step forward in their rebuild. The addition of..." June 23

  • 76ers ‘ramping up efforts’ to acquire No. 3 pick from Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics have been working hard to find a team that will trade them an impact veteran player for the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, and they may ultimately strike a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. ESPN NBA insiders Chad Ford and Marc Stein are reporting that the..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Jahlil Okafor Could Be Headed To The Celtics For The No. 3 Pick In The Draft

    Dime Magazine "Jahlil Okafor’s first season with the Philadelphia 76ers went pretty poorly. After winning the national title with perennial powerhouse Duke, Okafor joined a historically pitiful roster and struggled to adjust to both the basketball and real-life obstacles of an early NBA life. He got into..." June 22

  • 76ers inform Simmons he'll be taken 1st overall following workout

    The Score "Despite previous reports that he wouldn't be working out for any teams prior to the 2016 NBA Draft, LSU freshman Ben Simmons has given the franchise in possession of the No. 1 overall pick a private look at what he can bring to the table. The 19-year-old forward took part in a workout for the..." June 22

  • Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

    Sportsnaut "With trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers intensifying, we now have a sense of who Boston is targeting. According to Brian Geltzeiler, the Celtics are in pursuit of Nerlens Noel. Philadelphia had previously let it be known that they wanted to deal Jahlil Okafor, not..." June 21

  • The 76ers will likely trade a big man, but which one should it be?

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers own the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and most signs point to them picking LSU's Ben Simmons as of now. Yet while Simmons may be the best player in the draft, adding another big man with no shooting range only makes their frontcourt more crowded. Thus, rumors surrounding..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Joel Embiid cleared to scrimmage

    Yahoo! Sports "After a full year of rehabilitation, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been cleared to start light scrimmaging in five-on-five settings, league sources told The Vertical. It is the next step in the process to make his NBA debut in 2016-17. Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014..." June 21

  • 76ers looking to swap late 1st-rounders for top 8 pick

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers want to go all in on the NBA draft. On the same day the team reportedly told Ben Simmons they were going to take him No. 1, general manager Bryan Colangelo told reporters he wants to trade the No. 24 and 26 picks for another lottery spot. ''We're evaluating what might..." June 21

  • Ben Simmons works out for Sixers

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons was in Philadelphia Tuesday morning to work out for the 76ers. The former Louisiana State power forward worked out for the Sixers at Philadelphia College of Osepathic Medicine, according to sources close to the player. The Sixers probably will take the 6-foot-10, 260-pounder..." June 21

  • 76ers hold first face-to-face meeting with ‎Ben Simmons

    ESPN "The Philadelphia 76ers had their first face-to-face meeting with ‎presumptive No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons on Thursday, ESPN.com has learned. Sources with knowledge of the meeting said Friday that new Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown -- in the latest signal..." June 17

  • As Draft nears, Sixers debate over Simmons, Ingram

    NBA.com "Maybe they will choose Ben Simmons of LSU. That would make sense. Simmons is a rare talent, a point power forward who can grab a defensive rebound and lead the break toward the other end, a distributor who can deliver crisp passes in half-court sets at 6-10, all surrounded by an advanced feel for..." June 16

  • Jahlil Okafor On Rookie Season, Trade Rumors

    Basketball Insiders "Around this time last year, Jahlil Okafor had just led Duke to the national championship and was on the verge of being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He would go on to join the Philadelphia 76ers, emerging as a potential franchise cornerstone and then becoming the..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I usually drink 3 or 4 pitchers (of Shirley Temples) per day'

    USA Today "Joel Embiid loves Shirley Temples, or at least he likes to mention the drink a lot. In a Ride Along video by Vice Sports, Embiid mentioned it when asked what he has been eating lately (at the 3:43 mark). The big man says, somehow with a straight face: “Mainly Shirley Temples. I drink Shirley..." June 15

  • Joel Embiid Playing In 'Controlled' Three-On-Three Situations

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid will not participate in Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers but he continues to make progress coming back from multiple foot surgeries. Embiid displayed some of his development during the 76ers' workout with Brandon Ingram. "You can see what he's doing on the court," Bryan..." June 14

  • 76ers Still Hopeful Of Bringing Over Dario Saric For 16-17

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers remain hopeful of bringing Dario Saric over for the 16-17 season. Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown met with Saric and his agent in Turkey on Wednesday. “The timing of him coming to the NBA is still in question,” Colangelo told NBA.com Friday while in Treviso, Italy at..." June 14

  • Ben Simmons likely to avoid working out for Sixers

    Philly.com "Unless something changes, the 76ers won’t work out out Ben Simmons during the NBA predraft process – at least not at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. They are expected to use the first overall pick on the former Louisiana State University power forward. However, Simmons doesn't..." June 14

  • Sixers attend former Westtown standout's workout

    Philly.com "Representatives from the 76ers, including coach Brett Brown, were among the NBA personnel on hand Sunday to watch former Westtown School center Georgios Papagiannis’ pre-draft workout at Temple University. The 7-foot-2, 276-pound center plays for Pananthinaikos B.C. of the Greek Basket League...." June 13

  • 76ers are reportedly shopping Noel, Okafor but prefer to keep one of the two big men

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final..." June 13

  • Despite Bryan Colangelo's remarks, Dario Saric has all the leverage

    CSN Philly "Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown jetted off to Turkey last week to meet with Dario Saric. Sounded promising. But then Colangelo talked to NBA.com about the trip and it suddenly sounded less promising. So many questions for Colangelo. How’d it go? How’d Saric look on the court? What did you..." June 13

  • Report: Sixers Prefer to Trade Jahlil Okafor Over Nerlens Noel

    Liberty Ballers "News regarding Sixers big man Jahlil Okafor has been trending upward the last week or so. The honor of being named to the USA Basketball Select Team was a nice reward for the young center, and an indication that his health is in good standing following knee surgery. Buried within a report about..." June 13

  • Plethora of decisions await Colangelo and building 76ers

    NBA.com "The man in the middle of everything for the team in the middle of everything finally found quiet. Bryan Colangelo, the president of basketball operations for the 76ers, settled into a sideline seat after the final game of the morning session on the first day of adidas Eurocamp, the largest..." June 11

  • Brandon Ingram to Work Out For Sixers on Monday

    PhillyMag.com "According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Sixers will hold a private workout and interview with Duke forward Brandon Ingram on Monday. " June 10

  • Jerry Colangelo: Sixers Not Yet Concerned With Fit in Building Roster

    Liberty Ballers "The Sixers continue to send mixed signals about their rebuilding project. One day they're on the verge of sacrificing young talent for Jeff Teague, the next they don't appear all too concerned about fit. During an appearance on ESPN Radio's Russillo and Kanell show this afternoon, senior (heh)..." June 09

  • John Calipari says 76ers should take Kentucky's Jamal Murray with 1st pick in NBA draft

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari said the Philadelphia 76ers should select Jamal Murray as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on June 23 over LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram. Calipari, appearing on ESPNU's College Basketball podcast, said Murray is "the safe No. 1.'' Calipari added that..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Jahlil Okafor Has a Higher Upside Than Nerlens Noel

    The Sixer Sense "It’s something that’s made my ears bleed since December. Hearing that the Philadelphia 76ers should trade Jahlil Okafor instead of Nerlens Noel. Many who were behind the idea of trading Okafor haven’t even considered the reasoning behind trading Noel. With the NBA trade deadline approaching..." June 08

  • Former 76ers assistant Sean Rooks dies at 46

    Philly.com "Former 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 46. "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean," said Deborah Brown, Rook's mother, in a statement." Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

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