76ers Rumors & News

  • C's rally in 4th quarter, escape with 84-80 win over Sixers

    CSN New England "Getting off a losing skid isn’t supposed to be easy, not even if the woeful Philadelphia 76ers are on the schedule. The Boston Celtics know this all too well after putting together a furious fourth quarter rally to escape with an 84-80 win. Jae Crowder, who missed a pair of critical free..." November 26

  • Jahlil Okafor's apparent street fight is more proof of 76ers' flawed rebuilding plan

    Yahoo! Sports "Grainy cell phone footage turned prized rookie Jahlil Okafor into a Twitter trending topic for the wrong reasons on Thanksgiving, but it should also encourage the Philadelphia 76ers to revise at least one aspect of their controversial, build-from-the-bottom and hope-for-lottery-luck..." November 26

  • 76ers' Jahlil Okafor STREET FIGHT ... KO's Man In Boston (Video)

    TMZ "NBA superstar Jahlil Okafor -- the #3 pick in the 2015 draft -- punched a guy in the face HARD outside of a Boston bar last night ... and TMZ Sports has the insane footage. It all went down after Okafor and the 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics -- Jahlil and some friends went out on the town ......" November 26

  • Brett Brown 'numb' to Sixers' 26-game losing skid

    CSN Philly "Keep asking Brett Brown about the 76ers' losing streak. Go ahead, bring it up again. The Sixers tied the NBA record with 26 straight losses dating back to last March on Wednesday with an 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics. At 0-16, they are two losses away from tying the worst regular-season..." November 26

  • 76ers' Stauskas expected to be out a week

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Nik Stauskas for the team's next three games, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. The second-year shooting guard is expected to miss about a week of action due to a left knee contusion. The 22-year-old Canadian sustained the injury..." November 25

  • Robert Covington finds his shot, could return to starting lineup

    CSN Philly "With the way things had been going, Robert Covington may have wondered if he was ever going to make another three-pointer. Opening the season by missing his first 18 three-point attempts, Covington was shooting just 8 for 20 on all of his other shots. It didn’t look good, either. Coming back..." November 25

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    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Nik Stauskas with knee contusion. Team says he is day to day.

  • Nik Stauskas to have MRI on left knee on Tuesday

    CSN Philly "This season has been one step forward and two steps back for first-year Sixer Nik Stauskas. The team’s shooting guard will have an MRI on his left knee on Tuesday after suffering an injury of some sort during the second quarter of Monday’s loss to Minnesota at the Target Center. Stauskas..." November 24

  • Wiggins, Wolves rally past winless Sixers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before his team lost its 15th consecutive game to start this season, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown recounted all the games his 76ers might have won and named the superstars who each “did his thing” by beating them come winning time, a list that includes Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane..." November 24

  • Report: Joel Embiid taking rehab seriously now

    Pro Basketball Talk "When word came down this summer that the Sixers’ Joel Embiid needed a second foot surgery and would miss another NBA season, there also came a report that Embiid was not wearing his walking boot enough, was putting on weight, had fought with Sixers training staff (he had been sent home from a road..." November 24

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    Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA

    "This team is built to turn the ball over. I hope it's not at that margin. " #sixers head coach Brett Brown on the 27 turnovers.

  • Heat rally late to defeat winless Sixers 96-91

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the most part, it was ugly for the Miami Heat. Thankfully, the Philadelphia 76ers were even more unsightly. In a game that won't be part of any NBA highlight packages, the Heat outlasted the winless 76ers 96-91 Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena. They won despite one of the worst..." November 22

  • Big Al leads Charlotte Hornets past troubled Sixers, 113-88

    Charlotte Observer "What happened to Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson Friday might occur once a month. For some reason that seemed baffling to anyone watching, the Philadelphia 76ers chose to single-cover Jefferson with rookie Jahlil Okafor. Bad idea. Horrible idea. By game’s end Jefferson had totaled 26..." November 21

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Sixers coach Brett Brown is thinking about having @JahlilOkafor move out to the 4 and @NerlensNoel3 play the 5.

  • 76ers Exposing Joel Embiid To Ilgauskas' Success Story

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have again asked Zydrunas Ilgauskas to meet with Joel Embiid. Ilgauskas was able to overcome the foot injury that has forced Embiid to miss the first two seasons of his NBA career. "His story is real," Brett Brown said. "And it really resonates with Joel on the..." November 19

  • Even with 6 players, Sixers can't deal with Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "There are plenty of reasons the Philadelphia 76ers remain winless this season, but one play during the Indiana Pacers’ 112-85 victory on Wednesday night helped explain it. Late in the second quarter, the 76ers broke a timeout huddle and did not realize that six players had walked onto the..." November 19

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Jahlil Okafor Injured By Teammate, May Need Stitches

    Liberty Ballers "It's hard to think this was the rookie season Jahlil Okafor envisioned when he was drafted by the Sixers. Although his personal statistics are good, Philadelphia is now 0-11, and struggling to find the answers to turn this season around. To make matters worse, it seems like Okafor was the..." November 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki saves Mavericks from embarrassing fate of being the Sixers' first win

    Dallas Morning News "Just when it looked like the Mavericks would become the NBA’s Good Samaritans of the year, Dirk Nowitzki saved them from a mega-embarrassing fate that would have trumped the significantly humiliating loss they had in New Orleans last week. Letting a winless team slip up on you is one..." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • No Kawhi, Manu, no problem for Spurs vs. 76ers

    San Antonio Express-News "With their leading scorer sidelined, the Spurs still took care of business, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-83, on Saturday night at AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard (upper respiratory infection) and Manu Ginobili (adductor strain) were out, but LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 17 points and..." November 15

  • Gregg Popovich says he'd last about a month coaching the Sixers

    CBS Sports "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has long said that much of his success is due to good fortune. It's not a coincidence that the Spurs have essentially been contenders every year since drafting Tim Duncan in 1997. Aside from the season before that -- Popovich's first as a head coach --..." November 15

  • Waiters wants to play for Sixers

    Philly.com "Dion Waiters wants to play for the 76ers next season, according to a source close the Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard. “He wants to come home,” said the source, noting that Waiters is from South Philly. “Plus, he knows that he could be the missing shooting guard they need. And he could..." November 15

  • Russell Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder to rout over 76ers

    The Oklahoman "With an 0-8 record coming into Oklahoma City, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said there hasn’t been much sleep going on in Philadelphia, not even following the news of Kevin Durant’s injured hamstring. “It let me sleep about 40 seconds more,” Brown said. You see, Brown still had to..." November 14

  • Raptors get back on track with win over Sixers

    Toronto Sun "The good news is the Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak, with a 119-103 road victory on Wednesday night. The bad news is it took far more work than should have been necessary against a massively inferior opponent, the 0-8 Philadelphia 76ers. On almost any other night, the Raptors..." November 12

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    Molly French @MollyFrenchCSN

    Nerlens Noel (wrist soreness) & Robert Covington (right knee sprain) are out tonight as Philly hosts the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors.

  • Bulls bounce back, cruise past Sixers on the road

    CSN Chicago "If there was anybody who needed a bounce back game in the worst way, Nikola Mirotic was the obvious candidate running in a one-person race. And the surprise starter—yes, the guy who started all year was a surprise starter at the last second, benefitted most from Joakim Noah’s unexpected absence..." November 10

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Jerami Grant is at #sixers shootaround and has on the blue starters jersey. He's probable for tonight.

  • Orlando Magic beat Philadelphia 76ers 105-97

    Orlando Sentinel "A young rebuilding team's growth often is measured by how it performs against top-flight opponents. That explains why the Orlando Magic derived so much confidence from their home victory Friday night over the previously undefeated Toronto Raptors. It was a big win, no question. But you can..." November 08

  • LeBron guides Cleveland Cavaliers to 108-102 victory over winless Philadelphia 76ers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Philadelphia 76ers gave it a valiant effort, but LeBron James finally had enough in the third quarter. James scored 18 of his 31 points in that period to lead the Cavaliers over the Sixers, 108-102, at The Q on Friday evening. It was the second time this week Cleveland (5-1) defeated..." November 07

  • Bucks struggle, but win in Parker's debut over 76ers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Losing to the Philadelphia 76ers at home was not an option. Not if the Milwaukee Bucks were planning to be considered seriously as an Eastern Conference contender. In the final 3 minutes, it was Moose and Middleton to the rescue as the Bucks made clutch plays to turn back the 76ers, 91-87,..." November 05

  • Covington out for two weeks

    Philly.com "The 76ers are without small forward Robert Covington during their two-game road trip against the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers. Covington missed the trip after aggravating his right MCL sprain during Tuesday’s practice. He’s expected to be sidelined around two weeks. “What I..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • LeBron James reaches 25,000 points, propels Cavaliers past 76ers, 107-100

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Philadelphia 76ers were searching for their first win of the young season. They'll continue looking. LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third consecutive win with an 107-100 victory over the 76ers Monday evening at Wells Fargo Center. James captured another milestone by..." November 03

  • Report: Dario Saric intends to join Sixers this summer

    CSN Philly "Sixers fans who have been asking when Dario Saric will step on to the court at Wells Fargo Center may have just received the answer they’ve been looking for. According to a report in his native Croatia, Saric intends to opt out of his contract with his current Turkish club, Anadolu Efes, this..." November 03

  • Scott O'Neil: Joel Embiid's rehab 'going ahead of schedule'

    CSN Philly "You may have heard this before. Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said Friday on Comcast SportsNet's Philly Sports Talk that Joel Embiid’s rehab is going “terrific,” but he knows that fans need more than just words from the organization after last season’s ups and downs. “Our doctors are saying it’s..." November 02

  • Wroten focused on return, not contract extension

    Philly.com "Tony Wroten's timeline to return from a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament is December. Just don't tell that to him. The 76ers point guard tweeted “NOVEMBER” hours after Friday night’s 99-71 home-opening setback to the Utah Jazz at Wells Fargo Center. "I'm trying to come back as soon..." November 01

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Philadelphia has traded its rights on guard J.P. Tokoto to Oklahoma City, where Tokoto will play for Blue in D-League, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Trey Burke bounces back with solid performance in Jazz win against 76ers

    Salt Lake Tribune "Trey Burke's Michigan homecoming was a disappointment. In Detroit, not far from where he was a college star, the Jazz point guard found himself scoreless and stuck to the bench for much of the Jazz's season-opener. But the third-year pro brushed it off and bounced back on Friday night, scoring..." October 31

  • 76ers exercise $4,826,160 option on Joel Embiid, who has yet to play for them

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid, the 76ers’ No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, missed all of last season. He’s expected to miss all of this season. He might not even be ready to begin the 2016-17 season. But facing a Monday deadline to guarantee Embiid’s $4,826,160 2016-17 season or let him unrestricted free agency..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Back spasms strike Nik Stauskas just before tip-off

    CSN Philly "Nik Stauskas went through a rigorous pregame warmup and was ready to go in Wednesday night’s season opener against the Celtics at the TD Garden. After rehabbing a stress reaction in his right tibia, Stauskas finally felt like he was ready to show his new teammates what he could do. But then..." October 29

  • Boston Shakes Slow Start, Blows Past Sixers In Opener

    NESN "The Celtics just needed a little time to warm up. The Philadelphia 76ers held a five-point lead over Boston after one quarter in the teams’ season opener, but the Celtics finally shook off the rust, exploding in the second and fourth frames to coast to a 112-95 win at TD Garden on Wednesday..." October 29

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    Michael Preston @preston76

    #Sixers update: Nik Stauskas will not play tonight at Boston due to back spasms.

  • Sixers trim roster to 15, keep T.J. McConnell, Christian Wood

    CSN Philly "After a month of training camp, practices and exhibition games, the Sixers have trimmed down the roster and reached the starting block. Barely. Whether coach Brett Brown and his team are ready, the season will begin on Wednesday night in Boston with 15 players following some cuts on Monday..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Philadelphia's Robert Covington has been diagnosed with sprained right MCL and bone bruise in knee, source tells Yahoo. Expected out 2 weeks

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Much riding on Nerlens Noel's developing offensive game

    CSN Philly "Much has been discussed about Nerlens Noel’s shift from center to power forward. Can he be a threat farther away from the basket? Can he guard perimeter players? Will the Sixers be able to operate with big men Jahlil Okafor and Noel in the paint? How about when the Sixers add Joel Embiid — can..." October 23

  • Okafor-Noel Pairing Possible Due To Their Passing Ability

    Real GM Basketball "Brett Brown had Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel practice against each other throughout training camp and the preseason, but he had them play together ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers' final preseason game. "It's coming along really good," Noel said. "I think we're meshing better and better. We..." October 22