76ers Rumors & News

  • Social Media All-Star Joel Embiid Trolls KD Ghost Twitter Account

    Black Sports Online "Joel Embiid has had his share of bad fortune on the hardwood but he’s top five all-time when it comes to social media trolling. As the Twitter world dug deeper into KD’s rumored ghost account after the forward accidentally used his verified account to send out slanderous OKC tweets, Embiid did..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Will Philadelphia extend Joel Embiid? If so, at what price?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers are in a difficult spot. When you have a franchise cornerstone, potential superstar player it’s a no brainer to lock him up and give him a max contract extension off his rookie deal. But what if that potential superstar has played just 31 games in three seasons due to..." September 04

  • James Michael McAdoo Agrees to Contract with 76ers After 3 Seasons with Warriors

    Bleacher Report "James Michael McAdoo and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms Wednesday on a two-way contract, according to Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com. The Sixers added roster depth by signing McAdoo, and they will have the ability to shuttle him between the NBA roster and G League due to the two-way nature..." August 30

  • Elton Brand To Become GM Of Delaware 87ers

    CBS Philly "The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to hire Elton Brand as the general manager of the G-League Delaware 87ers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Brand, 38, spent time over the past year as a player development consultant for the 76ers. Brand, a two-time NBA all-star, spent time as..." August 28

  • 'Best in the league' - Ben Simmons' lofty goal ahead of new NBA season

    ESPN "Ben Simmons may be one of the favourites to win this season's NBA Rookie of the Year title, but the Melbourne native has much loftier goals. Simmons -- back home for a two-week break visiting family and friends, playing pick-up games, watching AFL matches, "doing touristy things," and hosting..." August 28

  • Sixers’ Markelle Fultz, Robert Covington both say they are healthy for training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "Robert Covington is the glue guy in the young Sixers lineup. Last season he started 67 games averaging 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 steals per game (fourth in the NBA). He shot 33.3 percent from three. He’s 26 years old and is the 3&D guy the Sixers need in a lineup with a lot of talent. He..." August 27

  • James Michael McAdoo agrees to two-way deal with Sixers

    Pro Basketball Talk "For the past three seasons, the Warriors have worked to develop James Michael McAdoo into a rotation player for them. He got into 52 games for the Warriors last season, but remember they had a lot of garbage time to fill at the end of games. He’s athletic and can finish above the rim, but it never..." August 27

  • Jahlil Okafor eating vegan, has lost weight

    Larry Brown Sports "Jahlil Okafor is making an effort to get into better shape entering the upcoming NBA season. CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato spoke with Okafor at the Sixers Shore Tour Thursday and says the third-year center is down 20 pounds from his weight entering training camp last year. Okafor also told..." August 25

  • Report: Ben Simmons cleared for basketball activities

    USA Today "Ben Simmons, the 2016 first pick of the Philadelphia 76ers who missed all of last season after having foot surgery, has been cleared for basketball activities, according to a report from GateHouse Media. Simmons hasn't played against NBA-caliber competition since the 2016 Summer League, but was..." August 23

  • Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons top Vegas odds for NBA Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "A ballyhooed NBA rookie class has caused disagreement among Las Vegas oddsmakers. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook on Wednesday opened Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at 9-5. The next day, the Westgate SuperBook went with Philadelphia 76ers..." August 18

  • Dikembe Mutombo: Joel Embiid is ‘like my son’

    Larry Brown Sports "The kinship of Philadelphia 76ers big men runs rather deep. Retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo told Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that he sees star Sixers center Joel Embiid like a son and prays daily for the 23-year-old and his healing. Mutombo presumably sees a lot of..." August 17

  • Markelle Fultz Picks Kobe Bryant over LeBron James

    SLAM Online "Echoing Michael Jordan and Keyon Martin‘s comments, Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz thinks Kobe Bryant was a better player than LeBron James. During an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Fultz said that LeBron is “on the way there” but still needs time to surpass Kobe in his mind. “I think..." August 14

  • Fultz names Lonzo as toughest opponent in college, wants BBB gear

    Lakers Nation "This year’s NBA Draft unfolded just as most experts believed it would, with the Philadelphia 76ers selecting Markelle Fultz first and the Los Angeles Lakers taking Lonzo Ball second, creating an instant rivalry. The two will forever be compared to each other, as well as other top point guards..." August 13

  • Sixers-Knicks slated for Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "An old-school rivalry with a new-school look will take center stage on Christmas Day 2017. According to a report from Spike Eskin of Sports Radio 94WIP in Philadelphia, the Sixers will take on the Knicks in a Christmas Day game this year. The 2017-18 NBA regular season schedule hasn't been..." August 10

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Celtics, Sixers will play each other in London on Jan. 11

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA is headed to London for the eighth time, and this time they are bringing two of the best stories in the league with them. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will play a regular season game on Jan. 11 at the O2 Arena in London, it was announced Thursday. That’s a lot of..." August 10

  • Jahlil Okafor admits he has thought about possibility of playing elsewhere

    Larry Brown Sports "Many are surprised that Jahlil Okafor has lasted this long in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, and that apparently includes even Okafor himself. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, the 21-year-old big man was asked if he has thought about the possibility of playing in another city. “I have,”..." August 09

  • Despite trade rumors, Jahlil Okafor 'couldn't be happier' playing in Philadelphia

    CBS Sports "When Jahlil Okafor was drafted by the 76ers, it was not a marriage made in heaven. Philadelphia had already drafted Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid in previous drafts. On top of that, Okafor's traditional back-to-the-basket style didn't mesh with the Sixers' system. He just did not fit in. He's..." August 08

  • Ben Simmons Says He’ll Be a ‘Scary Sight’

    SLAM Online "Ben Simmons says he’ll be a “scary sight” in 2017-18. In an Instagram intended to give Sixers fans even more reason to be hyped about their team’s future, Simmons wrote that he is “ready to grab this up coming season by the throat.” The 21-year-old’s rookie campaign was cut short by a..." August 08

  • Ben Simmons: ‘Philly, It’s Going To Be A Scary Sight’

    CBS Philly "Ben Simmons is doing a good job of getting 76ers fans hyped for the 2017-18 season. Simmons, 21, missed his entire first NBA season after having foot surgery and posted on his Instagram account on Monday saying, “I would have killed the old me on the court.” Simmons was Philadelphia’s No. 1..." August 07

  • Jayson Tatum: Celtics would’ve drafted me No. 1, but 76ers didn’t know

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics president Danny Ainge said he would’ve drafted Jayson Tatum No. 1. Of course, Boston traded down with the 76ers (who took Markelle Fultz with the first pick) then got Tatum at No. 3. Know who believes Ainge? Tatum. Tatum, via WTF In The Attic: The Celtics was always going to..." August 07

  • JJ Redick says Rockets changed offer from four years to three years

    Hoops Hype "Former Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick signed a one-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers this summer. He spoke with Alex Kennedy about his choice on The HoopsHype Podcast. One interesting note is that Redick said the Rockets originally offered a four-year deal, but then..." August 05

  • J.J. Redick says a surprise drill with Joel Embiid and Brett Brown at 1 a.m. convinced him to sign with the 76ers

    Business Insider "The moment J.J. Redick knew he wanted to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers came at 1 a.m. on the first day of free agency. After five years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Redick knew he'd be looking for a new team in a new city, but wasn't sure exactly where. The 76ers, with a roster stacked..." August 03

  • Mutombo: Embiid could be better than me, except at shot-blocking

    The Undefeated "A busy Dikembe Mutombo, with his 7-foot-2 frame, tried to get comfortable in a chair on Tuesday evening before pulling three cellphones out of his sweat jacket pockets. Two are the Hall of Famer’s personal phones and one is from the NBA in his role as ambassador for the league. Considering..." August 02

  • Report: Free agent Gerald Henderson could miss entire season after hip surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gerald Henderson looked like one of the top free agents available. This could explain why. That’s a bummer for Henderson, who at least got a $9 million payout from the 76ers last season. At 29, he could have trouble regaining the athleticism necessary to be effective." August 02

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid still not cleared for full basketball activity

    Newark Star-Ledger "Excitement around the 2017-18 Sixers is palpable in Philadelphia. Of course, any enthusiasm around this rising team comes with one major caveat: Health. In the case of Joel Embiid, the former No. 3 overall pick has only played 31 total games in three seasons. While those games set the..." August 02

  • Markelle Fultz gets shaded by Atlanta sports station

    Larry Brown Sports "Markelle Fultz is feeling the heat even before his first career game in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie threw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park on Monday ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies-Atlanta Braves game and got some major shade tossed his way in a tweet by the Braves’ FOX..." August 01

  • Fultz: 'For sure' 76ers will make playoffs this year

    CBS Philly "The Sixers certainly do not lack confidence. With a healthy Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, plus the additions of J.J. Redick, Amir Johnson, and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz many believe the Sixers can go from 28 wins to a playoff berth. Fultz expects the Sixers to make the playoffs." July 28

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

    TMZ "Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. There is one way --..." July 23

  • 76ers second-rounder Jonah Bolden signs in Israel

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jonah Bolden – No. 16 on my draft board – slipped all the way to the 76ers at No. 36 in the NBA draft. An impressive summer league has raised his stock significantly. But Philadelphia won’t reap the rewards this season. Bolden signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the team..." July 21

  • Did LeBron James troll world with birthday tweet to Ben Simmons?

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Internet was whipped up into a veritable frenzy earlier this week when Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons shot out a cryptic tweet directed at LeBron James. And now it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is perhaps engaging in some social media chicanery in light of it..." July 20

  • Sixers guard J.J. Redick: 'No joy' in the way Clippers played last season

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers again ran into injury problems in the playoffs last season, losing to the Utah Jazz in the first round without Blake Griffin, who suffered a toe injury and missed the final four games of the series. In the months since, the Clippers have taken on a new look, trading..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • J.J. Redick says Houston offered more total money than Philadelphia

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among contracts that turned heads of casual fans this summer was the Sixers giving J.J. Redick $23 million next season. That’s not a bad deal — it’s a lot of money, but it’s just for one season preserving cap space for next summer, and it fills a position of need with one of the best shooters in..." July 19

  • Former No. 1 pick Kwame Brown blames Sixers medical staff for premature end to career

    Sportsnaut "As the first high-school player to ever be drafted No. 1 overall, Kwame Brown entered the NBA with some serious pressure on his broad shoulders. And though his career did last 12 years, it wasn’t filled with highlights, playoff victories or championships. Instead, he’s always going to be..." July 19

  • Dots connecting Cavaliers' LeBron James to Sixers in 2018

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the summer of 2018 hits, the NBA world will belong to LeBron James again. The best player in the world can hit the free-agent market, once again choosing his next stop and future. While an eventual landing spot in Los Angeles has been the hot rumor this summer, dots are connecting James to..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Philadelphia fans blindsided by and furious over Allen Iverson's late BIG3 scratch

    USA Today "Allen Iverson’s entrance at the BIG3’s first showcase in the city he once called home was full of flashing lights, blaring music and the roars of the fans. It was all downhill from there. Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers legend who has been the face of Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league, did..." July 17

  • LaVar Ball continues feud with Joel Embiid: 'Like I said, his vocabulary is limited'

    CBS Sports "The NBA's longest-running offseason feud has a new chapter, as LaVar Ball has responded to the news of Joel Embiid being fined $10K for saying "f--- LaVar Ball" in a social media video. Embiid did not regret the comments, saying a few days afterward, "I think most people have been wanting to..." July 16

  • Charles Barkley: Sixers ‘definitely’ will make playoffs in 2017-18

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid tweeted last month about playoff spots opening up in the Eastern Conference thanks to several star players moving out west (see story). Embiid presumably meant that would allow the Sixers to snag one of the precious postseason slots. However, former Sixers great and Hall of Famer,..." July 15

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