76ers Rumors & News

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • There are 10 million reasons Dario Saric may not be a Sixer next season

    Philly.com "Personally, I remain skeptical that Dario Saric will be in a Sixers uniform for the 2016-17 season even with the latest reported tidbit that he has told his teammates in Turkey that he intends to come to the NBA this summer. I can’t get past how financially insane it would be for Saric, who..." April 26

  • Sixers' fans take out billboard celebrating Sam Hinkie

    The Score "Sam Hinkie is gone but not forgotten by the Philadelphia 76ers faithful. The former Sixers president and general manager resigned his posts earlier this month after ownership tried to scale back his autonomy and get him to share responsibilities with an incoming front-office executive. Time..." April 25

  • Dario Saric intends to leave Europe for Sixers this offseason

    Sportando " As reported by David Pick, Sixers draftee Dario Saric told his teammates at Efes that he'll go to Philadelphia this summer. Saric can opt-out of his deal and looks like he has the intention to do it. In the past few months Saric said several times that he'd love to join the Sixers this summer. " April 24

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Jahlil Okafor going back to Duke to work on his degree

    College Spun "One of the best one-and-dones in the history of Duke’s men’s basketball program will return to Durham, North Carolina this summer. Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national title during his lone season" April 20

  • Poor Relationships Gave Hinkie Little Margin For Error

    PhillyMag.com "It’s been a popular word when discussing the Sixers of late. In truth, it’s been a popular topic of conversation when discussing the Sixers for several years. It’s something which Joshua Harris tried to fight against early last week, to little success, attempting to convince fans that Colangelo..." April 18

  • Elton exits, but predicts Sixers are entering Brand new age

    Delco Times "As Elton Brand stuffed the contents of his locker into a duffel bag, the 37-year-old forward said goodbye to a few of the 76ers’ locker room attendants and ball boys. It’s unlikely that Brand will see these in-arena Sixers employees again any time soon. He came out of retirement in January to..." April 18

  • Ken Berger: Add Mike D'Antoni to Brooklyn Nets coaching mix

    Nets Daily "CBS Sports' Ken Berger takes a look Thursday at the NBA's coaching opening and after predicting that Tony Brown will "move on," lays out who he thinks the Nets will look at. Most of the names are not new, but one -- Mike D'Antoni -- is a bit of a surprise. "The Brooklyn job is a..." April 15

  • 76ers are planning on buying out Dario Saric's contract with Anadolu Efes in Turkey in late May or early June

    Bucks County Courier Times "Now that what Brett Brown referred to as "a season of distraction" has ended, the 76ers' coach is looking forward to what could be a big summer for the organization. Injured centers Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Croatian forward Dario Saric are in the middle of the Sixers' plans that could be..." April 15

  • Reports: Sixers management can't decide if they want to fire Brett Brown

    Liberty Ballers "Pick apart Sam Hinkie's tenure all you want, but it was nice having the logic of the team's decision-making process remain mostly in-house. It appears "a new era" has dawned in more ways than one, and telegraphing your intentions to any media member who will listen appears to be part of the..." April 15

  • T.J. McConnell paid cover because he didn't have ticket stub of game he played in

    CSN Philly "The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a write up on T.J. McConnell's rookie season today that includes this absolutely perfectly Philadelphian lede: T.J. McConnell had just finished a recent game with the Philadelphia 76ers when he and his father, a few family members and some friends decided to..." April 14

  • Holiday helps spark Bulls past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday is a firm believer that positive momentum can carry into an offseason. "I don't see why not," Holiday said. "At the same time, I'm going to make sure that I work. You can't just have a good game and show up next season and hope everything works..." April 13

  • After slow start, Raptors cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- For the first half of the night, the Toronto Raptors appeared focused on the weekend when they're set to host the Indiana Pacers to open the playoffs. But the Raptors turned it on in the second half and cruised to a 122-98 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, they're 12th..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Sixers' Joshua Harris, Jerry Colangelo are either lying, incompetent or both

    Liberty Ballers "Despite being turned into a black-and-white device in the era of Twitter, critique is best served alongside a helping of nuance. There is room to say Sam Hinkie could have done better at his job without painting him as a numbers-only nerd, for example, or to say that replacing him warranted a..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA restricting Jerry Colangelo's national team power, access

    Yahoo! Sports "Because rival teams protested about the potential for conflicts and player tampering after Jerry Colangelo partnered his duties as chairman of the Philadelphia 76ers and managing director of USA Basketball, the NBA restricted Colangelo’s reach in an apparent attempt to limit his access and..." April 12

  • Bucks hand 76ers 70th loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Khris Middleton's big night nearly took a back seat to the Philadelphia 76ers' big rally. Middleton scored 36 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a critical block as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Sixers 109-108 in overtime on Sunday night, breaking a..." April 10

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    Christopher A. Vito @ChrisVito

    Carl Landry will not play tonight, says Sixers coach Brett Brown

  • Brett Brown: 'Going to be hard' to get Durant to join Sixers

    The Score "Should All-Star forward Kevin Durant choose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder as an unrestricted free agent this summer, it's difficult to imagine the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers being a favorite to acquire the services of the four-time scoring champion. Head coach Brett Brown is very much..." April 09

  • Noel Sued WORST RENTER EVER Weed, Gatorade Stains & Death Threat

    TMZ "NBA star Nerlens Noel puts the guys from "Project X" to shame -- DESTROYING the home he was renting last year with Gatorade stains, drugs and toilet damage ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. The 21-year-old Philadelphia 76ers star rented a 4,800 square foot home outside of..." April 08

  • Report: Brett Brown’s job safe with 76ers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Hinkie: out. Bryan Colangelo: in. Will the 76ers’ front-office shakeup extend to the bench? Keith Pompey of The Inquirer The 76ers just gave Brett Brown a contract extension that runs through 2018-19. Can he coach a team that’s trying to win now? I don’t know. He hasn’t been afforded..." April 07

  • Report: Hinkie suspects Jerry Colangelo leaked 13-page resignation

    The Score "Only one thing is clear in the fallout in Philadelphia: Jerry Colangelo was not a fan of Sam Hinkie. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical claims Colangelo has largely tried to marginalize Hinkie since ownership brought the longtime USA Basketball director on board in January. Perhaps the most..." April 07

  • Bryan Colangelo hire becomes official Monday

    Philly.com "The 76ers have plans to officially name Bryan Colangelo as general manager on Monday. Colangelo will succeed Sam Hinkie, who resigned Wednesday night. Colangelo is also the son of Jerry Colangelo, the Sixers’ chairman of basketball operations. The source said Bryan Colangelo’s track record –..." April 07

  • Sources: Sam Hinkie steps down as 76ers' GM, prez of basketball ops

    ESPN "Sam Hinkie has stepped down from his post as general manager and president of basketball operations from the Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN.com has learned." April 07

  • Sources: Bryan Colangelo to succeed Sam Hinkie as 76ers general manager

    Yahoo! Sports "After refusing to accept another marginalization of his power, Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations and general manager Sam Hinkie resigned Wednesday, clearing the way for two-time NBA executive of the year Bryan Colangelo to take over as general manager, league sources told The..." April 07

  • Christian Wood Signs With 76ers For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Christian Wood has agreed to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers for the remainder of the season. " April 06

  • Allen Iverson Talks About How People Still Come Up to Him in Public and Say “Practice?!”

    Complex "It’s been more than a decade since Allen Iverson held his now-infamous “practice?!” press conference, but apparently, people still can’t get enough of it. After AI was selected to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday, Comcast SportsNet reporter Neil..." April 06

  • 76ers earn 10th win against Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Asked about the significance of his team's 10th victory of the season, Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown feigned ignorance. His team, meanwhile, feigned competence. Reserve Carl Landry went 9 of 10 from the floor and scored 22 points as the Sixers beat the depleted..." April 05

  • Iverson's road to Hall of Fame was memorable

    Philly.com "Being a supporter of Allen Iverson through the years was not - as the man himself suggested Monday - always an easy position to hold. Whether it was family, friends, teammates, coaches or fans, the ride they took with Iverson always alternated between exhilarating and exasperating and back..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Watch 15 Minutes Of Allen Iverson Crossing People Up

    Deadspin "Allen Iverson will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, with a strong class that includes Shaquille O’Neal, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Jerry Reinsdorf, Tom Izzo, and the late, great Zelmo Beatty. Worthy inductees all, but forget about them. Let’s watch AI break ankles. The..." April 04

  • Pacers outlast woeful 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Indiana Pacers have little breathing room as they try to cling to the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA's Eastern Conference. They can, however, breathe easier after avoiding an embarrassing loss to the league's worst team. C.J. Miles scored 25 points off the..." April 02

  • Noel to miss Pacers game

    Philly.com "Unless something unexpectedly changes within the coming hours, Nerlens Noel will miss his sixth consecutive game with bruised right knee. A source said Saturday afternoon that the 76ers center would not play in Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo..." April 02

  • Sixers guaranteed best odds at No. 1 pick

    The Score "Thanks to a 100-91 defeat to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers guaranteed themselves the best odds of capturing the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. The Sixers (9-66) will now have a 25 percent chance of earning the first pick and a 64.3 percent chance of landing in..." April 02

  • Allen Iverson does not like people mocking Tyronn Lue for infamous step-over

    Larry Brown Sports "Allen Iverson had many memorable plays during his career, but one moment that is getting a lot of play lately is his shot over Tyronn Lue in the 2001 NBA Finals. During Game 1 of the Finals between the Lakers and 76ers, Iverson made a shot and stepped over Lue, who was on the ground. " April 02

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    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Jerami Grant on minute restriction tonight. Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes will not play against Hornets.

  • Should the Sixers explore a D'Angelo Russell trade?

    Liberty Ballers "Thankfully for the Sixers, they got most of their bad public relations / explosive incidents out of the way in the first half of the season. The Lakers, however, appear to be an internal disaster as the season comes to a close. Just one night after Rodney Hood dumped eight threes on L.A. in one..." March 30

  • Nerlens Noel 'definitely' wants to return before season ends

    CSN Philly "Nerlens Noel has more he would like to accomplish by the end of this season. The hangup is he has missed the last four games with a right knee contusion and is expected to be sidelined for Friday’s contest, too. “I definitely want to get back on the court, definitely before the season ends and..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Batum's triple-double boosts Hornets past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Nicolas Batum isn't consumed with personal statistics. There is only one number that matters to the ever-improving Charlotte Hornets guard-forward -- playoff seeding. Beyond that, Batum wants to see the Hornets make a postseason run. Batum had a triple-double consisting..." March 29

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Sixers list Grant, Holmes and Noel as questionable versus @hornets

  • 76ers sign Christian Wood to 10-day contract, waive Sonny Weems

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers have called up big man Christian Wood from the D-League's Delaware 87ers and signed him to a 10-day contract, the team announced Sunday. To create a roster spot, the 76ers waived forward Sonny Weems. " March 28

  • Thompson scores 40 as Warriors blitz 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- On a night when Klay Thompson scored 40 points for the second consecutive game and Draymond Green registered his 12th triple-double of the season, Golden State Warriors fans chose to voice their displeasure with coach Steve Kerr. No, it wasn't because the Warriors were..." March 27

  • McCollum hits game winner asTrail Blazers defeat 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' home game with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday came down to what the Blazers affectionately like to call "Lillard Time." Usually, when the Blazers are tied or close in the final seconds, the last possession or shot is star guard Damian Lillard's..." March 27

  • Report: Sixers could still look to trade Jahlil Okafor this summer

    Philly.com "What did we learn about Jahlil Okafor? Sure the center/power forward led the 76ers with a 17.5-point-per-game average. But we already knew the rookie was a solid offensive player. We also knew going in that Okafor would be the most skilled first-year big to enter the NBA since Tim Duncan..." March 27

  • The Sixers could still match the worst NBA record ever

    SB Nation "Twice this week the Philadelphia 76ers almost won their 10th game of the season. On Wednesday the Sixers had the Nuggets beat ... until Emmanuel Mudiay sunk a seriously crazy 40-footer at the buzzer. On Saturday the Sixers had a monster comeback in Portland, taking a lead with three minutes left..." March 27

  • Mudiay beats buzzer and Nuggets edge 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Emmanuel Mudiay never played college basketball, let alone taking part in the NCAA Tournament. No problem. He can come up with his own version of March Madness. Denver's rookie guard hit a miraculous 3-pointer from just inside the half-court line as time expired Wednesday night,..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

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