76ers Rumors & News

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Dei Lynam @dlynamCSN

    Malcolm Lee left ankle sprain. Will not return Sixers lead 75-58 with 3:30 to play in 3rd #SixersTalk

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Sixers Brown: Noel still out with upper respiratory infection. Wroten out because son hit head, got stitches.

  • Joel Embiid's younger brother dies

    CSN Philly "No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid was informed today that his younger brother Arthur has died. Embiid's brother lived in Cameroon. He died in Africa. No further details were immediately available. In a text from Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, “Joel is devastated.” Embiid was not at tonight's..." October 17

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Dario Saric looking into leaving Turkish team, father says

    Pro Basketball Talk "After scouting Dario Saric, 76ers coach Brett Brown said the No. 12 draft pick is NBA ready. Will Philadelphia have to put its money where its mouth is? Before the draft, Saric signed with Anadolu Efes in Turkey for two more years, though he said a jump to the NBA in 2015 is possible. But..." October 15

  • 76ers put Michael Carter-Williams on trade block in June

    SB Nation "Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams won the Rookie of the Year award last season, but that didn't stop the Sixers from offering the youngster around in trade proposals during the draft, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe. Lowe reports the Sixers didn't like the return they..." October 14

  • MCW: Recovery timetable longer than Sixers said

    Philly.com "THIS MIGHT not come as a real surprise, but recent history has shown the 76ers are not very good at giving information on players' injuries - such as those to Andrew Bynum and Nerlens Noel. Now there appears to be a little confusion over the shoulder surgery that has sidelined NBA Rookie of the..." October 14

  • Nerlens Noel taking it 'day by day' with thigh injury

    CSN Philly "Nerlens Noel didn't play in Friday's preseason game in Minnesota, as the box score indicated a coach's decision for his absence. Sixers head coach Brett Brown was being cautious with the rookie, who had taken a knee to his thigh in the Celtics game four days earlier. "Obviously I want to play..." October 12

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Carter-Williams could miss start of regular season

    CSN Philly "Don't expect to see Michael Carter-Williams suit up this preseason, and it is possible he misses the start of the regular season, too. "I see a stronger body including his shoulder," Brett Brown said Thursday after practice. "I see a more fit player including his wind and cardio stuff. I think..." October 10

  • Confidence explains 76ers McDaniels' curious contract move

    CSN Philly "Ultimately, K.J. McDaniels is betting on himself. Brett Brown is betting on the Sixers’ rookie wing, too, but more in a basketball-specific sense. Big-picture-wise, career-wise, McDaniels is betting on himself. How else do you figure him turning down the team’s offer of a four-year contract..." October 10

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    Marc Narducci @sjnard

    #Sixers have signed FA's Drew Gordon & Malcolm Lee & waived Bogans & Varnado

  • K.J. McDaniels, Sixers still finalizing deal

    CSN Philly "Monday afternoon, K.J. McDaniels participated in Sixers media day. He posed for pictures and sat down for interviews. "I am excited, yes ma'am," McDaniels said when asked if he was looking forward to getting training camp underway. There was no indication the rookie small forward would not..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Report: NBA lottery reform gaining support, could come this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA rewards failure. The league’s draft lottery was designed to curb tanking, and it might have worked. The worst team has only a 25 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick. But it probably hasn’t worked effectively enough. Every year, teams still tank. No, the worst team doesn’t..." October 01

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Sixers Brown: 'I want to try Alexy (Shved) at the 1.'

  • Sixers waive Pierre Jackson

    Philly.com "Now, that was fast. Sources confirmed that the 76ers waived Pierre Jackson on Tuesday, two months after signing the injured point guard to a partially-guaranteed deal. At the time of the signing, the Sixers were aware the 5-foot-10 rookie would be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing..." September 30

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources also say that the Sixers have claimed Chris Johnson off waivers

  • Nerlens Noel enters his rookie season without restrictions

    Philly.com "After a season on the sidelines, Nerlens Noel will finally make his NBA debut on opening night for the Sixers. The moment will be a long time coming. As fans know too well, Noel hasn’t been able to play in an actual game since February 12, 2013, when he tore his ACL while still at Kentucky. The..." September 28

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Cavs have agreed to trade newly acquired Keith Bogans to Philly

  • Sixers Michael Carter-Williams not cleared for contact as training camp opens

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just after his Rookie of the Year effort ended, Sixers point guard Michael Cater-Williams had shoulder surgery to fix the labrum in his right shoulder. He didn’t miss games at the end of last season, but he was playing through some pain. That was in May (days after he win the award). Training..." September 26

  • 76ers coach: Joel Embiid 'progressing fantastically'

    CSN Philly "Training camp begins Monday and the Sixers will begin it without a fully-ready Michael Carter-Williams. Sixers head coach Brett Brown shared his thoughts Thursday on a variety of topics for the fast approaching season, including a desire to play Nerlens Noel alongside Henry Sims in his starting..." September 26

  • Malcolm Lee To Sign With Sixers

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have signed Malcolm Lee, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports (Twitter link). Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s likely a standard non-guaranteed camp deal for the 24 year-old out of UCLA. This brings Philadelphia’s preseason roster count to 18, with eight of those..." September 24

  • Tony Wroten wants the Sixers to wear throwback jerseys

    Philly.com "With two NBA titles to their name since moving to Philadelphia, along with multiple other NBA Finals appearances, the Sixers have history. In the face of what is set to be another struggle of a season for the Sixers, third-year guard Tony Wroten wants to relive some of that history in the form of..." September 20

  • Sixers sign former St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson

    Philly.com "The 76ers have signed former St. John’s forward JaKarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed contract, an NBA source told the Inquirer's Keith Pompey. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin sent this tweet on the topic: Congrats @KarrSampson14 on signing with @Sixers! #sjubb #GoJohnnies. The Sixers have..." September 16

  • 76ers to open camp Sept. 30 at Richard Stockton College

    CSN Philly "It's official: The Sixers will hold training camp at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township this year. Training camp will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, and extend through Saturday, Oct. 4. Currently, the Sixers have 16 players under contract, though Joel Embiid and Pierre..." September 12

  • Sixers coach Brett Brown says Dario Saric is NBA ready now

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers aren’t interested in winning in the immediate future, preferring instead to acquire assets and young talent that has a chance to be special for years to come. The team has jettisoned all of its relevant veteran players to proceed with its rebuilding project, which favors player..." September 07

  • Nicolas Batum invited Joel Embiid to play with French national team

    CBSSports.com "Back when LeBron James was deciding between returning to the Miami Heat and going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid was openly recruiting the four-time MVP on Twitter. While it was a lot of joking from Embiid, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft couldn't get a..." September 07

  • Thad Young on Sixers rebuild: ‘They were getting rid of everybody and getting worse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers traded their last remaining skilled veteran this summer, when they jumped into the Kevin Love trade between the Timberwolves and Cavaliers to send Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, while taking on lesser players and obtaining a future first round draft pick for their willing..." September 01

  • 76ers second rounder Jordan McRae signs in Australia

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers entered the 2014 NBA draft with an absurd five second-round picks, but after some draft-night wheeling-and-dealing, Philadelphia left the draft with… four second rounders. It’s still a lot, and the 76ers must now figure out what to do with: No. 32 pick K.J. McDaniels No...." August 30

  • Michael Carter-Williams still not ready for game action

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Carter-Williams had shoulder surgery last May, and though no timetable was given for his return, it seemed likely he’d recover in time for the upcoming season. There was no clear cause of the injury, perhaps indicating it wasn’t too, too serious. Plus, he’d have a full offseason to..." August 28

  • Dario Saric's overseas career is off to an interesting start

    CSN Philly "While 2014 12th overall pick Dario Saric is unlikely to come to America to join the Philadelphia 76ers anytime soon, Sixers fans can at least rest safely knowing that Saric's career is in good hands overseas in Croatia, and that there's definitely no behind-the-scenes shadiness distracting from..." August 27

  • Sixers' Hinkie enthusiastic for draft pick acquired in Young trade

    Philly.com "It's no surprise 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie was satisfied with the players and draft choice he received for veteran Thaddeus Young. Hinkle spoke Tuesday afternoon on a conference call about the trade that sent Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves for two players with expiring contracts,..." August 27

  • Sam Hinkie: Sixers didn't have any conversations about Anthony Bennett

    CBSSports.com "Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie denied the rumors that the team had tried to acquire 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett in a conference call on Tuesday. "I can tell you unequivocally we didn't have any conversations about [Bennett]," Hinkie said, via The Intelligencer's Tom..." August 27

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    Joel SHMURDA Embiid @JoelEmbiid

    Officially signed my NBA contract today... I'm BLESSED!!!! The American Dream "Coming to America" pic.twitter.com/SYa5i4uAUc

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    Brian Seltzer @BrianSeltzer975

    Sam Hinkie said that Nerlens Noel has had a 'pretty good summer.' Said ability to shot-block, drive left, quick hands all stood out.

  • Report: Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Sixers who plan to waive him

    TheScore.com "The Philadelphia 76ers will accept just about any and all reclamation projects, except former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet. For Philadelphia, the move nets them nothing more than a bit of cash. According to salary information from Shamsports, only $500,000 of Thabeet's deal is guaranteed...." August 26

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • The 76ers' tanking could mean bonuses for all of their players

    USA Today "The 11 players currently on the Philadelphia 76ers are owed $24.25 million combined next season, or in clearer terms, about $1 million less than Amar’e Stoudemire will get from the New York Knicks. The team, which traded its most established player (Thaddeus Young) this weekend, is terrible,..." August 26

  • Report: Wolves tried and failed to trade J.J. Barea to Sixers

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves want to cut ties with point guard J.J. Barea and failed to trade him to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Zgoda added that he thinks Barea will be waived if Minnesota can't move him. The writing was on the wall for this..." August 26

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #NBA source: Alexey Shved has a chance to contribute next season. Sounds like he might not be bought out or waived. #Sixers #76ers

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Minnesota's Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and Miami's 2015 first-round pick remains the package to Philadelphia for Thaddeus Young.

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    John Shipley @johnDshipley

    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c

  • Suns make late Kevin Love pitch

    ESPN.com "With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for guard Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com. The..." August 23

  • Sources: Love to Cavs deal done

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, according to sources with knowledge of the teams' deal..." August 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Source close to K-Love talks says Cavs/Wolves/Sixers are planning three-team trade as opposed to separate deals ... barring any late tweaks

  • Wolves will keep Bennett, not trade him to Sixers

    CBSSports.com "Contrary to an earlier report, it looks like Anthony Bennett will spend next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Multiple reports indicate that Minnesota wants to keep the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, rather than trading him to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Thaddeus Young. Trading Bennett..." August 22

  • Wolves to acquire Thaddeus Young and trade pick, Shved, Mbah a Moute

    CBSSports.com "Let's clear things up with regards to the moving parts in the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade that can be completed on Saturday. Anthony Bennett is reportedly staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves, not going to the Philadelphia 76ers. Thaddeus Young is reportedly going to Minnesota, with the..." August 22

  • Joel Embiid: pushing limits (but vowing to never cross them)

    CSN Philly "When he's not missing his college days or pondering running for president (of what country?) twenty-five years from now, Sixers rookie Joel Hans-Embiid is scorching Twitter with his hot takes and jokes. Some have called him a "must follow" while others have found his playfulness a bit..." August 20