76ers Rumors & News

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Minnesota still talking Tyus Jones trade, Sixers may have interest

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves’ 15-man roster is set, for now. Minnesota waived Rasual Butler and Toure’ Murry on Saturday, the team announced. That means the likes of John Lucas III, Tyus Jones and Adreian Payne are all safe for the time being. But the presence of Jones and Lucas along with Kris Dunn and..." October 23

  • Nerlens Noel expected to miss 3-5 weeks after knee surgery

    Philly.com "76ers reserve center Nerlens Noel is scheduled to have surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to address an inflamed plica above his left knee, according to sources. Dr. Riley Williams and Dr. Steve O’Brien will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure. Noel, who’s..." October 22

  • Sixers' Nerlens Noel to have surgery

    Philly.com "On the night that reserve center Jahlil Okafor made his season debut, the 76ers announced that another reserve center — Nerlens Noel — will have surgery. In the Sixers’ preseason finale Friday night, Okafor scored four points in a 113-110 victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena...." October 22

  • 76ers expect injured Ben Simmons to return to action in January

    Philly.com "The biggest question surrounding the 76ers is the expected return of Ben Simmons. On Friday, coach Brett Brown confirmed that the first overall pick is scheduled to return in January. League sources previously said that Simmons would be out for three months. “It’s not doom and gloom,” Brown..." October 21

  • 76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Tyus Jones. Jones improved his stock around the NBA with his MVP performance in the Summer League. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft" October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Joel Embiid jokes that Ben Simmons will get deported after anti-Trump tweet

    NESN "We’re not sure if Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can make the Philadelphia 76ers great again, but they at least won Twitter on Wednesday night. Like many of you, the 76ers teammates were following the third and final presidential debate Wednesday. At some point, Simmons apparently had enough of..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Joel Embiid-Jahlil Okafor pairing the same old problem

    Today's Fastbreak "Ever since June 25, 2015, the Philadelphia 76ers have been stuck in an infinite loop. In computing, an infinite loop is when a computer program repeats indefinitely because the coding lacks a functional exit. Well, ever since the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015..." October 19

  • Sixers, Nerlens Noel Not Discussing Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Among the players eligible for rookie-scale extension until October 31, Nerlens Noel is one of the more interesting candidates. The 22-year-old is a promising rebounder and defender whose offensive game still needs some work, and he also plays for a team whose frontcourt is loaded with young..." October 18

  • Sixers now considering playing Joel Embiid in back-to-backs

    Larry Brown Sports "Slowly but surely, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continues to inch towards a full workload. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said on Saturday that the team is now considering playing Embiid in back-to-back games, but a final determination still has yet to be made, per Jessica Camerato of..." October 16

  • Jahlil Okafor Likely To Play Opening Night, Nerlens Noel May Not

    Bleacher Report "On Saturday, head coach Brett Brown told the media he does not believe Noel will be ready for the 76ers' season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 26, per Tom Moore of Calkins Media. Noel informed the team about the injury Oct. 6 and has not appeared in a preseason game since,..." October 15

  • Details on How 76ers Pursuit Forced Cavs To Pay JR Smith

    Black Sports Online "The Philadelphia 76ers are an up and coming bunch with money to spend, and according to Marc Stein, helped another player land a huge deal with his original team. Earlier in the summer, Manu Ginobili was able to get big money out of San Antonio, after he reportedly considered signing an..." October 15

  • Sixers in the market for a point guard?

    Philly.com "Maybe Brett Brown revealed something and tried to take it back. Or perhaps he was just rambling. Whatever the case, the 76ers coach downplayed his remark Thursday morning about being in the market for a point guard. Brown was asked about the point-guard situation with Jerryd Bayless all but..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Sixers’ coach Brett Brown untroubled about job security, sees unified vision with GM

    Pro Basketball Talk "As part of our 51 Questions NBA season preview series, we tackled the question “Which coach is likely the first to get fired?” Philadelphia’s Brett Brown’s name was at the top of the list (Dan Feldman and Dan Carbaugh picked him, where I mentioned him as a likely choice). He checks key boxes..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Stauskas employs psychologist to keep mentally fit

    Philly.com "Nik Stauskas doesn't have trouble driving the lane or pulling up for a three-pointer. He does, however, have problems with criticism and self-doubt. So the 76ers' reserve shooting guard - for the second time in the last several years - employed a sports psychologist a couple of weeks ago. "I..." October 12

  • Joel Embiid Continues To Own Social Media By Trash Talking Chandler Parsons On Instagram

    Uproxx "After a couple of impressive performances (in limited minutes) this preseason, Joel Embiid might be the early favorite to take home Rookie of the Year honors (if he can manage to log enough minutes). He’s also our runaway favorite to win the NBA’s unofficial social media awards for having..." October 11

  • Sixers to Increase Joel Embiid's Minutes Leading Up to Regular Season

    CSN Philly "Expect to see more of Joel Embiid. As the regular season approaches, Brett Brown will begin increasing Embiid’s playing time for opening night. “We’re playing it out,” Brown said after practice Monday. “I feel the numbers that we’ve thrown around are 20, 24. That’s where it is at the moment,..." October 11

  • Aaron Gordon empathizes with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons

    Orlando Sentinel "Aaron Gordon knows exactly what Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons is going through. Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, recently fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and had surgery to repair the bone. During his rookie season, Gordon fractured the..." October 10

  • 76ers hope Embiid will be ready to play 20-24 minutes by opening night

    CBS Sports "Sixers coach Brett Brown said Monday that he wants Embiid to play between 20 and 24 minutes by opening night, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Embiid has been held to a 12-minute restriction thus far in the preseason, but the expectation is that number will gradually increase..." October 10

  • Okafor 'not far away' from playing for Sixers

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor has yet to play in a preseason game for the 76ers. However, the center looked good while working out for an hour and 45 minutes Saturday before the loss to Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound center made some corner threes and displayed his trademark post..." October 10

  • Despite Minutes Restriction, Joel Embiid Getting Valuable Experience

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has been under a 12-minute restriction, but that doesn’t mean he has been limited in competition. In his first two NBA games, Embiid has started against four-time All-Star Al Horford and Marcin Gortat. During those contests, he also was matched up with reserves Amir Johnson and Ian..." October 09

  • Brown: Embiid to be Sixers' offensive 'focal point', has 'it' like Tim Duncan

    CSN Philly "Brett Brown already had envisioned Joel Embiid as the “crown jewel” of the Sixers' defense. With his towering 7-foot-2 frame, Brown saw him as a force protecting the basket. The same goes on the other end, too. “I think that he is going to be the focal point both offensively and..." October 09

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • In pivotal year, 76ers unlikely to deal surplus talents to C’s

    Boston Herald "On the surface, it seems so logical. You would think that by now the Celtics and 76ers would have been able to get their heads together and do business on a major trade. The Celts need a big man, and Philadelphia has a logjam up front. The Sixers need backcourt/wing help, and the C’s are loaded..." October 09

  • Andrew Wiggins says his No. 1 poster target is Joel Embiid

    CBS Sports "Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid played together in college, which, even with Wiggins' relative struggles in Bill Self's system and Embiid's injuries, is just a crazy amount of talent on one team. Now that Embiid has finally taken the floor for the Sixers, they'll finally be competing against one..." October 08

  • NBA store selling 76ers playoff T-shirts

    Sportsnaut "The NBA store is selling Philadelphia 76ers playoff T-shirts, and the season hasn’t even begun yet. Trust the process? If you don’t believe us, see for yourself by clicking here. The funny thing about it, besides the obvious, is that the shirts are being sold at a huge discount. Originally..." October 08

  • Bayless 'might' miss time this season

    Philly.com "It appears that Jerryd Bayless’ left wrist is worse that the 76ers had originally expected. The point guard had an MRI on Wednesday, and the test results weren't favorable. The Sixers have been hush on the details, saying that it will make announcement in the near future. Bayless said Thursday..." October 07

  • Joel Embiid wants Sixers PA guy to introduce him as ‘The Process’

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is the most resplendent human being to ever step foot on a basketball court, and here’s our latest proof of that much. According to John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Embiid recently asked Sixers PA announcer Matt Cord to include a new middle name..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nik Stauskas leaves 76ers game with hamstring injury

    Today's Fastbreak "On the roster bubble for a team in the early stages of its latest rebuilding effort, Nik Stauskas did not help his cause on Tuesday night. The third-year guard left the 76ers-Celtics game with a hamstring injury. It’s a left hamstring strain for the soon-to-be 23-year-old Stauskas, according to..." October 05

  • Sixers' Ben Simmons undergoes Jones fracture surgery, no timetable for return

    CBS Sports "Many people were hoping Philadelphia 76ers rookie and No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons did not suffer a Jones fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his foot, which is the same injury that kept Kevin Durant out for most of the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately for those hopes, the team announced on Tuesday..." October 04

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Rumor: Agent Rich Paul won’t let injured Ben Simmons play for 76ers this year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ben Simmons reportedly wanted the Lakers to draft him. The 76ers selected him with the No. 1 pick anyway – the right move, because they were positioned to force his hand. But what if Simmons balks at playing this season? How much pressure will Philadelphia apply this time? Simmons is..." October 04

  • Bryan Colangelo: 76ers had losing culture

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Hinkie’s Process made sense on paper. Get young, lose, draft high, repeat until the 76ers stockpiled enough talent to surge forward with a clean cap sheet. But the Process didn’t unfold on paper, and there was always a catch. What damage would years of losing do to the organization and the..." October 02

  • Simmons to undergo surgery next week

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers and doctors involved believe Ben Simmons suffered an "acute injury" unrelated to his weight gain of muscle mass." October 01

  • 76ers rookie Ben Simmons could miss up to 3 months after surgey

    CSN Philly "Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his fractured right foot but no specific date has been set for the procedure, sources tell CSNPhilly.com Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato. The Sixers believe Simmons suffered an "acute injury" not related to his adding over 30 pounds of muscle, according to..." October 01

  • Henderson to teach Sixers how to be pros

    Philly.com "Gerald Henderson Jr. see his leadership role with the 76ers similar to the one he had last season with Portland. “We [the Blazers] weren’t as young,” he said, “but being one of the guys with more experience, you are put in a position to help the younger guys. Teach them what you know, how to..." September 30

  • Sixers' Simmons suffers fracture after rolling ankle

    Philly.com "TOWARD the end of practice at Stockton University on Friday, rookie sensation Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle when he came down on the foot of a teammate. The team said that he was going to be taken to get precautionary imaging of the foot/ankle area. Friday afternoon a source told the Daily..." September 30

  • Ben Simmons rolls right ankle in practice, taken for tests

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the 76ers’ training-camp scrimmage on Friday at Stockton University. The first overall pick left to the gym to receiving imaging on the ankle. The injury occurred midway through, 12-minute fourth-quarter simulation scrimmage. “We are going to learn..." September 30