76ers Rumors & News

  • 76ers Had No Interest In Brandon Knight For MCW Straight-Up

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers weren't interested in doing a trade last season of Michael Carter-Williams for Brandon Knight straight-up. Jason Kidd felt he could mold Carter-Williams and was under contract for two more seasons at a total of $5.5 million. Knight was set to be a restricted free agent..." February 09

  • J.J. Redick leads LA Clippers to OT victory over Philadelphia 76ers

    L.A. Daily News "The Clippers struggled until it mattered most. J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The Clippers..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • With altered roles, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor star in Sixers' win over Nets

    CSN Philly "The growing pains for big men Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have been well documented this season. In many instances, the pair has not been able to mesh on the floor together, causing coach Brett Brown to alter his rotations. Other times, Okafor and Noel look like the second coming of David..." February 07

  • John Wall notches triple-double as Wizards roll past 76ers, 106-94

    Washington Post "Randy Wittman watched the Washington Wizards’ two games without him this week while he was in Indiana following the death of his brother Rick. He didn’t watch them live, but he watched them because that’s what coaches do, he said. And what he saw was a team that played with energy and intensity,..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Sources: 76ers promote exec to new position

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers promoted executive Brandon Williams to the newly created position of chief of staff, reporting to general manager Sam Hinkie, league sources told The Vertical. In Williams' new role, he’ll have broader oversight on matters that include player development, agent..." February 04

  • Atlanta blows out Philadelphia to snap road losing streak

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 124-86 blowout win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Atlanta grabbed control in the early going and never let up as they defeated Philadelphia for the third time this season. The Hawks continued their string of good defensive..." February 04

  • O'Neil: Sixers 'a year away from attracting big-time free agent'

    CSN Philly "Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil is realistic. He would like the Sixers to sign a big-name free agent, but he knows the team isn't good enough yet to attract one. Not yet. "I'm not sure when that free agent comes," O'Neil said Tuesday on Comcast SportsNet's Breakfast on Broad. "Just to be..." February 04

  • Brand, Sixers content with his role

    Philly.com "Elton Brand is in no rush to get on floor. The 76ers signed him on Jan. 4 for the sole purpose of providing leadership in the locker room. And that’s what he’s content with doing. “With me, I’m not trying to take anything away from the development of these young guys, getting these young..." February 03

  • Sixers, Sam Hinkie in regular contact with prospect Dario Saric

    CSN Philly "With chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo in town for face-to-face meetings with general manager Sam Hinkie, coach Brett Brown and managing owner Josh Harris this week, one of the topics on the agenda was the long-term makeup of the roster. A speculative undertaking at best, the..." February 03

  • Jerry Colangelo explains Sixers' outlook as trade deadline nears

    CSN Philly "The Sixers pulled off a barrage of moves at last year’s trade deadline. They don’t expect the same kind of action this season. Following practice Tuesday, general manager Sam Hinkie and chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo addressed the future of the team, including the upcoming..." February 03

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Warriors slip into clown suits, barely survive 76ers

    CSN Bay Area "After a splendid first half Saturday in which they revealed the best of themselves, wowing a surly Philadelphia audience, the Warriors slipped into clown suits in the second half and resorted to slapstick. The defending champs were mordantly substandard in the third quarter and comically awful..." January 31

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis wouldn’t meet with Sixers before draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "This isn’t new news, we had heard before that Kristaps Porzingis didn’t want to land with the Philadelphia 76ers — heck, nobody did — so they couldn’t get a meeting with him before last June’s draft. This frost from agents is part of the reason GM Sam Hinkie was benched. The Sixers spun this as..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Pistons sputter, then sprint past 76ers

    Detroit News "The Pistons tendency to play down to their competition has led to several head-shaking losses throughout the season. And after an abysmal first quarter where the Pistons were held to a season-low 12 points against the Philadelphia 76ers — the bottom-feeders of the Eastern Conference — it..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Sixers respond with toughness in win for season sweep of Suns

    CSN Philly "The Sixers had two days to think about the blowout loss to the Celtics. On Tuesday night, they had an opportunity to do something about it. Brett Brown's disappointment in his team's performance resonated, as the players came out with a completely different energy and direction in a 113-103 win..." January 27

  • 76ers' Jahlil Okafor: Out for Tuesday and Wednesday's game

    CBS Sports "Okafor has been ruled out of Tuesday and Wednesday's games due to illness, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Okafor will get the next two nights off as he battles the flu. His next opportunity to return to the court will come on Saturday, when the 76ers take on the Warriors. " January 26

  • Celtics bury Sixers in snow-covered Philly

    Boston Herald "The Celtics had to deal with the trouble of flight cancellations, travel uncertainty and getting in this morning for a Saturday game that was postponed until tonight. But the 76ers? S'no problem. Many in the Philadelphia area had to dig out from more than two feet of snow from Winter Storm..." January 25

  • Are Sixers better? Brown reserves judgment

    Philly.com "The 76ers had won two of three games and five of their last 13 before Sunday night's loss to the Boston Celtics. That's a big improvement for a team that opened the season by losing 30 of its first 31. But with the Sixers at 6-39, Brett Brown tempered his enthusiasm. "I bet I felt better..." January 25

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    NBA announced Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers has been postponed and will be made up on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Sixers overcome injuries to beat Magic for 1st Eastern Conference win

    CSN Philly "Go into the game down a starter? They can handle that. Lose two to injury in the first half? They can overcome that, too. The Sixers knew entering Wednesday night's matchup against the Magic they would be without Nik Stauskas (left shoulder contusion), who had been ruled out that morning..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

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    Michael Preston @preston76

    #Sixers Medical Update: Nerlens Noel will not return to tonight's game at Orlando (headache and blurred vision).

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Kristaps Porzingis or Jahlil Okafor? Knicks’ pick proved right

    Newsday "The mind wanders during a long, winding afternoon full of overtimes, timeouts, missed free throws, limping stars and general messiness befitting a couple of sub-.500 teams — one of them way below .500. Which led to the following thought on Monday: What if, knowing what we know now, we could..." January 19

  • Sixers unsure about trades before deadline

    Philly.com "The 76ers will listen to trade offers, but chances are they won't make any moves by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. "We will continue to look for opportunities if there are things that we can do to add players for now and the future," general manager Sam Hinkie said Monday. "We will look, but I'm..." January 19

  • Knicks need double OT to avoid indignity of loss to 76ers

    New York Post "After a two-game absence because of a sprained right ankle, Carmelo Anthony was back on the court for the Knicks. And winning basketball followed. Anthony helped get the Knicks into each extra session and then was boosted by two key Langston Galloway scores in the second OT as the Knicks..." January 18

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Sixers Stauskas (shoulder) out today. Grant (calf) probable. #Knicks Anthony (ankle) questionable.

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Derek Fisher calls 76ers' Brett Brown the Coach of the Year

    The Score "Only once in NBA history has a head coach earned Coach of the Year honors for a team finishing below .500, with Johnny Kerr of the Chicago Bulls taking home the hardware in 1966-67. The Philadelphia 76ers aren't doing Brett Brown any favors this season, with a league-worst 5-38 record that..." January 18

  • Motivated by meltdown vs. Bulls, Sixers blow out Blazers

    CSN Philly "The Sixers wouldn’t get Jimmy Butler-ed again. Of the Sixers’ 37 losses this season, the most recent to the Bulls lingered. Two days after blowing a 24-point lead at the hands of Butler (53 points), the Sixers continued to remind themselves of how that game got away. The Trail Blazers were..." January 17

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • Jimmy Butler's NBA-best 53 points lifts Bulls in OT thriller over Sixers

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah loudly protested to the officials, followed by Kirk Hinrich doing it in a more diplomatic manner, in a demonstrative display of emotion after inexplicably fouling Jahlil Okafor taking a desperation 3-pointer with the shot clock headed toward expiration. It was a rare show of emotion..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Joel Embiid Changing Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Injured former No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid is expected to sign with Leon Rose of the Creative Artists Agency, sources told Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, after parting ways with the Wasserman Media Group, as Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain..." January 13

  • Brown: Joel Embiid headed in 'really positive direction'

    CSN Philly "As Brett Brown addressed the media following Sixers practice on Tuesday, shot after shot fell in the background. Joel Embiid took the court and knocked down long-range jumpers, swishing many of them as they glided through the basket. “I think we all sort of can dream a little bit when you look..." January 13

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • NBA exec: Either Noel or Okafor might have to go

    Philly.com "The 76ers have been mostly unsuccessful in trying to pair 6-foot-11 post players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel on the court. In the long run, one of them might have to go, an NBA executive said Monday. "Everything will come down to Joel Embiid. That's the big question," said the executive, who..." January 12