76ers Rumors & News

  • 76ers' Noel available to make season debut Sunday

    Number Fire "Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Nerlens Noel (knee) will be available to make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. What It Means: Noel had surgery on October 24th, so his return comes just about seven weeks after he went under the knife to repair some inflammation in..." December 10

  • Ben Simmons' sister says he's turned his back on people who helped him

    Total Pro Sports "Philadelphia 76ers took Ben Simmons with the #1 overall pick in the 2016 draft and due to a broken foot, he has yet to play in a single game for the team this year. Until then, he has to deal with his sister who recently took to Twitter to blast him for turning his back on his family that..." December 09

  • 76ers end 23-game road skid, defeat Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- While the Philadelphia 76ers breathed a sigh of relief over snapping their 23-game road losing streak Thursday night with a 99-88 victory over the beleaguered New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry understands the score. Gentry and general manger Dell Demps may..." December 08

  • Grizzlies beat 76ers for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol has become accustomed to carrying the load for the Memphis Grizzlies. With point guard Mike Conley missing because of a lower back injury and power forward Zach Randolph just now rejoining the team after missing seven games following the death of his mother, Gasol has..." December 06

  • Sixers To Hire Elton Brand As Player Development Consultant

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have reached an agreement to add Elton Brand to their basketball operations department, the team announced today in a press release. According to the announcement, Brand will serve as a player development consultant for the franchise, and will be “heavily involved in assisting the..." December 06

  • Gallinari powers Nuggets past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The slumping Denver Nuggets needed a spark, and on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, they passed the torch to one another, all game long. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and Jamal Murray and Will Barton added 22 apiece as the Nuggets beat the Sixers 106-98...." December 05

  • Celtics edge 76ers behind Thomas

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has been lobbying for more fourth-quarter minutes. He showed Saturday night why he deserves them. Thomas scored 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 30.2 seconds left, as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-106...." December 03

  • Magic sail past rested 76ers 105-88

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Orlando Magic were coming off a difficult loss. The Philadelphia 76ers were coming off three days of rest. The Magic nonetheless beat the Sixers 105-88 on Friday night as Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 20 points to lead six players in double figures. Orlando also..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Nerlens Noel on rejoining Sixers: 'I don't think the roster's changed'

    CSN Philly "After Nerlens Noel participated in Sixers practice for the first time since undergoing elective arthroscopic knee surgery in October, there was a glaring question for the big man. Noel had expressed at the start of training camp he didn’t believe the Sixers’ frontcourt trio of Joel Embiid,..." December 02

  • Nerlens Noel returns to 76ers

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel returned to the 76ers' squad Thursday after a brief rehab stint with the Delaware 87ers. Noel is likely to return to Delaware on Friday for another rehab session with the Sixers' NBA D-League team. He has been off the court since Oct. 6 due to inflamed tissue above his left knee." December 01

  • Embiid up to playing 28 minutes per game

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid’s minutes have increased to 28 minutes starting with Wednesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers center had been restricted to playing 24 minutes this season. “Everybody would see the impact that Joel has when he is on the floor,”..." December 01

  • Sixers view Ben Simmons as their point guard when ready to play

    Philly.com "76ers coach Brett Brown has always had every intention to make Ben Simmons a point guard. His latest declaration of that came Wednesday. And the transformation will come sooner than the Sixers originally scheduled. “When he’s ready to go to the court, my intention is to give him the ball and..." December 01

  • Nerlens Noel Linked to Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Following an ESPN report that Nerlens Noel (knee) wants out of Philadelphia, the 76ers big man has been assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League as part of his recovery from plica surgery. Sam Amico of Amico Hoops has rumored that the Portland Trail Blazers have recently held trade..." November 30

  • Sixers to send Nerlens Noel to D-League for rehab assignment

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is how to use the D-League. Nerlens Noel has missed the start of the season in Philadelphia rehabbing his left knee, and now that he is close to returning he is going to get his first run with the Sixers’ D-League affiliate in Delaware before coming up to the big club, according to a..." November 30

  • Nerlens Noel Has All But Demanded A Trade From The Sixers

    Uproxx "During the Sam Hinkie era, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a whole lot of big men, and that logjam in the front court has quickly worn thin for one player in particular. Nerlens Noel hasn’t exactly been shy about voicing his displeasure with the current roster construction, calling the situation..." November 30

  • After The Process: Meet Sam Hinkie 2.0

    SI "What would you do upon getting your dream job? Plenty of people—perhaps most of us—would play it safe. After all, you just got your dream job. No sense in losing it. Others, however, might do something innovative, audacious even. After all, you just got your dream job. No sense in wasting..." November 30

  • Allen Iverson Tells Isaiah Thomas That He’s Cut From The Same Cloth As Him

    SLAM Online "Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and Allen Iverson hit it off at last year’s All-Star game in Toronto when AI sought out Thomas at an NBA event. The two have kept in touch since and Isaiah recently tweeted that Iverson had texted him and told him to “keep doing ya thing:” ESPN asked Thomas..." November 29

  • Raptors rout 76ers 122-95

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan is the big scorer for Toronto this season, but the Raptors proved Monday night that they can win when he is not leading the way. The Raptors received double-digit scoring from six players, led by 24 points and eight assists from Kyle Lowry and 22 points off the bench..." November 28

  • Cavaliers wipe out early deficit against 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- LeBron James and Kevin Love carried the Cleveland Cavaliers through three quarters. Kyrie Irving did the rest down the stretch. Irving scored 20 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the defending champion Cavaliers rallied from..." November 27

  • Bulls end road swing with 105-89 win over Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bulls were at the end of a six-game road trip Friday night, but they have a lot of guys who have been around the block. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade scored 26 points apiece as the new-look Bulls blasted the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-89. The 34-year-old Wade,..." November 25

  • R&B singer returning to sing anthem for 76ers after apology

    Larry Brown Sports "R&B singer Sevyn Streeter is planning to return to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia next month to sing the national anthem after the 76ers apologized to her. Streeter, who was pulled from her performance in October at the last second because she was wearing a shirt with “We Matter”..." November 25

  • Embiid frustrated with time limitation

    Philly.com "76ers coach Brett Brown says he usually sleeps well at night, knowing he and his team did everything in their power to win. So some might wonder how he slept Wednesday. That's because doing everything in their power to win would have involved playing Joel Embiid in the second overtime of..." November 24

  • Robert Covington: I'm not going to let the fans get into my head

    Bucks County Courier Times "Robert Covington heard it from the Philadelphia fans more than once Monday night. First there were scattered boos when he missed a 3-pointer and then a driving layup 36 seconds apart in the third quarter. There were louder boos when he didn't connect on another 3-pointer and then mock cheers..." November 24

  • Grizzlies outlast 76ers in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the outcome in doubt, Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid was held out of the Wednesday night game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies took full advantage, scoring repeatedly in the paint at the start of the second overtime en route to a 104-99..." November 23

  • Sixers More Likely To Trade Noel Than Okafor

    Hoops Rumors "Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have been the subjects of trade rumors for most of the year, and there’s still a good chance that one of the two players will be moved in advance of this season’s trade deadline. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, however, the Sixers “don’t have much..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Joel Embiid in Favor of Changing All-Star Ballot to Bring Back Centers

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid already is on a path to becoming an All-Star. He's not alone in the young group of emerging centers with the potential to reach that caliber. Embiid sees a bright future for the center position in the NBA. He would be in favor of changing the All-Star voting to reflect that...." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Nerlens Noel says he'll return soon; Brett Brown is cautious

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is in the early stages of getting back into his groove after minor knee surgery. However, the 76ers center doesn't anticipate being sidelined for too long. "As of right now, I'm still feeling it out myself, probably around a couple of weeks," Noel said Monday. "I think I'm in a..." November 22

  • Joel Embiid trolls Hassan Whiteside with 'BBQ Chicken' Instagram post location

    Fox Sports "The worst best kept secret in the NBA is Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid -- not just because of his stellar play on the court, but, how he is the king of NBA social media. A simple internet search will provide you with all of the examples you need, and on Monday night, he continued his..." November 22

  • Sixers push home winning streak to four

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are going a long way toward returning the center position to prominence in the NBA. Embiid is, in the meantime, trying to make the Philadelphia 76ers relevant. The rookie center scored 22 points and slumping Robert Covington added a..." November 21

  • Embiid's career-high night carries 76ers past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Twenty minutes before tip-off, it was unclear whether Joel Embiid's balky left ankle would be well enough for him to suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers. Clearly, the big man was more than healthy. Embiid scored a career-high 26 points, Nik Stauskas added a season-high..." November 20

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Embiid encourages Parsons to connect with admirer

    Philly Influencer "So Chandler Parson’s is a tall, good looking dude that plays in the NBA. Who wouldn’t want that? The Memphis Grizzlies forward posted a picture on his Instagram Friday in his return to Dallas of a smokeshow holding up a sign that reads “Parsons Check Your DM’s.”" November 19

  • Wiggins, Towns carry Timberwolves past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- When Andrew Wiggins bypassed playing for Team Canada in the Olympics this summer, his mind was on fulfilling his potential as one of the NBA's best young stars heading into his third season. The decision is looking wise for Wiggins early this season. Wiggins recorded 35..." November 18

  • Noel flying to Philly today, working out with Sixers Saturday

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is scheduled board a plane to Philadelphia on Friday and is expected to work out under the 76ers supervision on Saturday. The Sixers reserve center had surgery to repair inflamed tissue above his left knee on Oct. 24. He is rehabilitating under the supervision of Kevin Wilk, the..." November 18

  • Joel Embiid Has Applied for a Trademark for “The Process” to Sell Bottled Shirley Temples

    Crossing Broad "After seeing that, I wondered: Does Joel Embiid have a trademark on “The Process”? As it turns out, he’s filed for one. Embiid’s filing, through his agency CAA Sports, is for “goods and services,” including “apparel, namely, shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants, hats, flip flops.” A second..." November 17

  • Nerlens Noel Expected to Rejoin Sixers This Week To Continue Rehab

    PhillyMag.com "Sixers center Nerlens Noel, who underwent surgery to repair an inflamed plica in his left knee on October 25th, is expected to return to Philadelphia later this week to continue his rehabilitation, a source with knowledge of the situation informed Philadelphia magazine. Noel has been undergoing..." November 17

  • Okafor (19 points) lifts Sixers over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers, who have repeatedly let close games slip through their fingers this season, finally hung on Wednesday night. Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 19 points and reserve forward Richaun Holmes made a critical 3-pointer with just over a minute left as the..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Harden's rocket start propels Houston

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Despite a woeful record that has them occupying the basement of the Eastern Conference standings, the Philadelphia 76ers had showcased enough feistiness to warrant the full attention of the Houston Rockets from the opening tip on Monday night. With guard James Harden flirting with..." November 14

  • Dario Saric thinks Joel Embiid can be league MVP

    Larry Brown Sports "Like many of us, Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric sees something truly special in his fellow rookie teammate Joel Embiid. After the Sixers picked up their first win of the season on Friday night on the heels of 25 points and seven rebounds from Embiid, Saric commented on the ridiculous..." November 13

  • Sixers edge Pacers in OT for 1st win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' rookie center, has lofty goals for himself. "I want to be the best player, and every time I step on the court I think I'm the best player," he said. He was the best player when it mattered most Friday night, scoring a season-high 25..." November 11

  • Joel Embiid on If He Killed a Lion When He Was 6 To Show He Was a Man

    Black Sports Online "The Sixers haven’t won a game, but you can say the Process of Joel Embiid is coming along just fine. No injury setbacks and he is showing flashes of being a franchise player, but the best thing is he hasn’t lost any of his personality or sense of humor." November 11

  • Iverson urges fans to be patient with young Sixers

    Philly.com "We will find out shortly if a visit and some kind words from Allen Iverson can lift the pall over the 76ers that comes with their 0-7 record. Iverson was in the area for a meeting with the team's business side. Coach Brett Brown was asked if he wanted the Sixers great and Hall of Famer to say a..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10