76ers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Sixers may look to trade for Amar’e Stoudemire at this season’s deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "Amar’e Stoudemire is entering the final year of his contract with the Knicks, one that will pay him more than $23 million, but is uninsurable due to his history of injuries. When looking at that extreme level of financial risk along with Stoudemire’s current level of production, it wouldn’t..." August 20

  • Fellow Kentucky Wildcat Rajon Rondo was Nerlens Noel’s “biggest helper” through rehab

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early prediction time: I’m picking Nerlens Noel to win Rookie of the Year. After seeing him play at Summer League, after he got that “Blake Griffin year” to be around the league without playing, with the touches he’ll get in Philadelphia, he’s my preseason call. Noel would not be bouncing back..." August 15

  • 76ers Star Nerlens Noel -- YOU ARE THE FATHER ... According to DNA Test

    TMZ.com "The test results are in, and according to a DNA lab ... Nerlens Noel ... YOU ARE THE FATHER OF A BEAUTIFUL 14-MONTH-OLD BABY BOY!!!! We broke the story ... the 20-year-old Philadelphia 76er initially acknowledged he fathered the kid in a legal doc -- but then backtracked and demanded DNA proof..." August 14

  • Roberts' agent won't confirm report of Sixers deal

    CSN Philly "The agent for Ronald Roberts Jr. would not confirm a report that the forward has agreed to a partially-guaranteed contract with the Sixers. Roberts' agent, Adam Pensack, said he "can't confirm anything at this point" regarding a report from Sportando.com that the former Saint Joseph's standout..." August 13

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • 76ers' Young could fill Wolves' void at power forward

    Fox Sports North "The void goes beyond severing the heartstrings of folks who once thought Kevin Love was the answer to the Timberwolves' post-Garnett decline. The sheer frustration that accompanies losing yet another upset superstar is palpable in the Twin Cities. But if Love heads to Cleveland, as he..." August 12

  • Source: Sixers in Cavs-Wolves trade

    Philly.com "WHILE NEWS CAME out yesterday that Minnesota and Cleveland had agreed in principle to a trade that will send All-Star Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick, the Daily News has learned that the Sixers will, indeed, be involved in the deal. A..." August 09

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    The Wolves and Sixers have not stopped talking a deal for Thaddeus Young. There are still 16 days left before anything can become official.

  • Sixers not included in reported Kevin Love deal

    CSN Philly "Well, looks like this one might be passing us by as well. The Sixers were reportedly in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwovles to play facilitator in the blockbuster deal between the two teams, in which star forward Kevin Love and top prospect Andrew Wiggins were to swap..." August 07

  • Injured NBA rookie passes time trolling everyone from LeBron to Rihanna

    New York Post "For most NBA rookies, the first few weeks after they’re selected in the draft fly by, filled with press conferences, summer league games and settling into their new homes. This year, however, there is one rookie who hasn’t had that experience. “I would say kind of boring,” 76ers center Joel..." August 07

  • Love to Cavs, Wiggins and Young to the Wolves and Bennett to 76ers?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers are expected to be the third team involved in a trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Windhorst was less clear about what the Sixers would be receiving back,..." August 05

  • Joel Embiid has gotten a lot bigger over the past 3 years

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what Joel Embiid, standout Kansas big man and No. 3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft, looks like today: And here, via Embiid's increasingly indispensable Twitter account, is what the Cameroonian prospect looked like way back in the long, long ago of..." August 05

  • NBA, teams angry at Philadelphia 76ers ‘rebuilding’ process

    Philly.com "It isn't easy to build the best basketball team in the NBA, but it's no snap to construct the worst one, either, and the 76ers, after the trade deadline last season, not only achieved that latter goal but might have fielded the least-talented team in the history of the league. Twenty-three..." August 04

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Source confirms Philly reports that assistant Greg Foster leaving 76ers to join Bucks staff under Jason Kidd.

  • 76ers want lottery overhaul delayed

    ESPN.com "The NBA is pushing toward changes to the draft lottery system by next season but is facing a strong objection from the Philadelphia 76ers, the franchise that could suffer the most from it, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Earlier this month at league meetings in Las Vegas, lottery reform..." July 30

  • What can Sixers get for Thad Young?

    CSN Philly "It is fairly quiet in the NBA world -- unless you have a vested interest in USA basketball or Kevin Love. On Monday, after an ESPN.com report stated the Timberwolves had an eye on Thaddeus Young if they trade Love, questions started appearing on my Twitter account about Young and what the..." July 30

  • Charles Barkley Offers to Pay for Carjacking Funeral

    NBC Philadelphia "NBA legend and former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three young siblings killed after a carjacking went awry in the city last week, according to District Attorney Seth Williams. Ten-year-old Joseph Thomas Reed, his 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams..." July 29

  • Minnesota eyes Thaddeus Young

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, while continuing to discuss trade proposals that would send Love..." July 28

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    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Sixers have signed Pierre Jackson.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade

    CBSSports.com "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Rumor: Sixers have ‘strong interest’ in Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters

    Pro Basketball Talk "One of the more interesting aspects of the Cavaliers inching closer to trading for Kevin Love will be to see what their roster ultimately looks like when all is said and done. Cleveland has some promising pieces already in place, and the most interesting of them all might be Dion Waiters —..." July 23

  • Joel Embiid has moved on from Kim Kardashian, sets sights on Rihanna

    SB Nation "The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid..." July 22

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • At first look, Dante Exum and Nerlens Noel have dazzled audiences

    CBSSports.com "The unknown quantity in sports, especially when it comes to young basketball players, can be a very exciting thing. The idea of potential can often trump a tangible alternative. The situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers and their decision of whether or not to include Andrew Wiggins in a trade..." July 20