76ers Rumors & News

  • Sixers smother Nuggets late to snap 16-game road skid

    CSN Philly "One day after coming apart down the stretch, the Sixers played perhaps their best fourth quarter of the entire season. The Sixers dominated the Denver Nuggets in the final frame on Wednesday to walk away with a 99-85 win. The victory snapped their 16-game road skid. The Sixers outscored the..." March 26

  • Is Sam Hinkie's plan for Sixers actually working?

    CSN Philly "I know very little about cars. Other than that you utilize them to get to the places you need to go. That said, I’d have to imagine it’s next to impossible to take parts from a Plymouth Neon and create a racecar. That analogy basically assesses the task Sam Hinkie was given when hired to take..." March 26

  • Kings win third in a row, beat 76ers 107-106

    Sacramento Bee "Derrick Williams best highlight of was more like a blooper. The Kings were annihilating the Chicago Bulls at Sleep Train Arena, up 28 points in the fourth quarter when Williams intercepted a pass and had a clear path to the basket. Williams went for the highlight play by throwing the ball..." March 25

  • Joel Embid working out, improving, targeting Summer League return

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has increased his level of activity while on the Sixers' three-game west coast trip as he continues to rehab from right foot surgery. At Sunday's shootaround, held at a high school gym in Los Angeles, a shirtless Embiid was at the far end of the court drenched in sweat. He was..." March 25

  • Lakers beat lowly 76ers to snap four-game skid

    L.A. Daily News "This matchup once became a staple in Lakers lore, rookie Magic Johnson filling in for an injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at center to deliver a decisive Game 6 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1980 NBA Finals. Will the Lakers’ 101-87 victory to the Sixers on Sunday have such historical..." March 23

  • Kirilenko: "That's my last season"

    EuroHoops.net "One month after his return to Moscow and CSKA, Andrei Kirilenko plans to retire from professional basketball this summer, as he said. The Russian superstar came back home after three months out of action in the NBA due to family reasons. He signed a short-term contract with CSKA in mid February..." March 23

  • JaVale McGee Remains Interested In Joining Playoff Contender

    Real GM Basketball "JaVale McGee still wants to play for a playoff contender, but his preference is to sign a deal only for the remainder of the season. McGee and the Boston Celtics were previously close to a deal, but talks fell apart when they were unable to agree upon the length. " March 23

  • Jason Richardson not ready to call it a career

    Boston Globe "When Jason Richardson was taking home his second consecutive Slam Dunk crown with an array of spinning attacks on the rim in 2003, a handful of his current teammates were in elementary school. That is a snapshot of today’s NBA, where generations pass through quickly. Richardson is 34 years old,..." March 22

  • Nerlens Noel says he should be in Rookie of the Year discussion

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Wiggins has been believed by many to have essentially locked up Rookie of the Year honors, with the way he’s leading all first-year players in both scoring and minutes played. But Nerlens Noel is coming on strong. After a career-best performance against the lowly Knicks — so lowly..." March 21

  • Allen Iverson interested in front office role with Sixers

    Philly.com "Despite playing for three other franchises throughout his 14-year NBA career, Allen Iverson fondly refers to himself as a ‘Sixer for life.' Now, with his number hanging from the Wells Fargo Center rafters and his playing days clearly behind him, ‘The Answer’ wants to continue his affiliation with..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Allen Iverson: ‘I’m the Biggest Russell Westbrook Fan There Is’

    SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook is on an absolute tear right now. Six triple-doubles in eight games, the NBA’s leading scorer and an all-around menace on the court. He’s got lots of fans, including none other than Allen Iverson. In fact, The Answer said last night during the Sixers broadcast that he’s “the..." March 21

  • Sixers take down Pistons, 94-83

    Philly.com "THE NORMAL slow start at the defensive end wasn't there last night for the 76ers against the Detroit Pistons. Unlike Monday in Boston, the Sixers came out with defensive determination and toughness and it carried through for the rest of the evening as they pulled out a 94-83 win, handing Detroit..." March 19

  • Brett Brown trying to cure Sixers' 'complete identity flip'

    CSN Philly "Monday night's loss in Boston was one of those rare occasions where the Sixers gave an uninspiring performance. They've lost 52 games, but the 108-89 defeat was just the 12th time they've lost by a least 19. The Sixers allowed the Celtics to score a season-high 38 first-quarter points. By..." March 18

  • Tyler Zeller's Career Night Pushes Celtics Into Playoff Spot

    Boston Globe "With less than one month remaining in the regular season, the Celtics have played themselves into postseason position. Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points while Avery Bradley posted his second career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Celtics cruised past the..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Thomas Robinson may have a future with Sixers

    Philly.com "The 76ers expect their future to include a towering frontcourt of Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. Thomas Robinson, however, could fit in as a nice backup. "When you just talk about his skill package, he's got tenacity," Sixers coach Brett Brown said of Robinson. "If he does anything, he plays..." March 17

  • 76ers call out Kings coach George Karl on Snapchat after win

    Sporting News "The 76ers defeated the Kings on the court and off the court Friday night. On the court, the Sixers won, 114-107. Off the court, they won on Snapchat. Following the game, the Sixers' Snapchat account reminded Kings coach George Karl of a comment he made back in September. " March 15

  • Bulls need OT to get past Sixers, end three-game losing streak

    CSN Chicago "The look of disgust was evident across Pau Gasol’s face, and Mike Dunleavy swung his fists down in anger when it became clear the Bulls let the Philadelphia 76ers hang around far too long Wednesday. It was supposed to be a feel-good bounce back game, but the chant of “Beat the Bulls” that..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • 15d
    Dei Lynam @dlynamCSN

    Embiid had good doctor visit. Out of boot. Allowed to dunk. Increased time on court. 60 minutes straight #sixerstalk

  • Sixers unsure if dunk caused soreness in Joel Embiid's foot

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is in a walking boot and seeing his doctor in Los Angeles Tuesday because he experiencing soreness in his surgically repair foot. His checkup was previously planned coach Brett Brown said, not scheduled after the now-famous between-the-legs dunk the rookie performed pregame last Friday..." March 11

  • Joel Embiid scheduled for checkup after reported setback

    CSN Philly "According to a report from the Intelligencer's Tom Moore, the Sixers' Joel Embiid suffered a minor setback in the rehab for his surgically repaired right foot and is wearing a walking boot again. The team has not commented on the topic. However, a league source close to Embiid is unaware of any..." March 09

  • 17d
    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    Now being told Joel Embiid has experienced 'minor setback' with right foot. #Sixers

  • 17d
    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Warriors source: The team continues to have very little interest in signing JaVale McGee. Entertained the thought, but have moved on.

  • Sixers claim Glenn Robinson III off waivers

    CSN Philly "When the Sixers waived JaVale McGee before last Sunday, a roster spot opened up. On Saturday, the Sixers filled that spot, claiming Glenn Robinson III off waivers from Minnesota. The 6-foot-7 shooting guard, who was selected 40th overall in last June's NBA draft, appeared in just 25 games..." March 09

  • Rudy Gobert about Nerlens Noel: 'He was talking too much'

    The Deseret News "By the time Friday’s game ended, Jazz center Rudy Gobert had heard enough from Sixers big Nerlens Noel. More than enough, truth be told. His wallet will be a bit lighter because of it, too. Gobert and Noel each got slapped with a technical foul late in the fourth quarter for a brief,..." March 08

  • 19d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.

  • Utah Jazz defeat Philadelphia 76ers 89-83, match last season’s win total

    Salt Lake Tribune "For all the behind-the-scenes work, the big-picture talk, the incremental growth, often imperceptible at first, that takes place over the course of an NBA season, sometimes a team's progress can be measured in simple and wonderfully obvious ways. Like, for example, winning. It took multiple..." March 07

  • Royce White wants to play in the NBA again

    Fox Sports "Nine minutes. Two fouls. Zero points. Those are the career stats for Royce White. Three different teams, three games played. Plenty of players enter the league and only grab a cup of coffee on the way out, but rarely do those athletes depart with such unfulfilled expectations. At 6 feet, 8..." March 07

  • Delaware 87ers Acquire Jordan McRae

    Liberty Ballers "The Delaware 87ers have officially announced the acquisition of Jordan McRae. McRae, drafted by the 76ers with the 58th selection in the 2014 NBA draft, just finished up a year with Melbourne United in Australia's National Basketball League. McRae, the NBL's second-leading scorer, averaged 19.9..." March 05

  • Sources: McGee close to signing with Celtics

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Celtics are close to signing big man JaVale McGee to a deal through next season, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. McGee, 27, was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday after the franchise acquired him at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets, who drafted him with..." March 05

  • Russell Westbrook continues to light it up, Thunder beats Philly in OT

    The Oklahoman "At some point, some point soon at this rate, we’re going to run out of ways to effectively put into words what Russell Westbrook is doing. In his latest act, which came on a frigid but otherwise ho-hum Wednesday night, against a ho-hum opponent, Westbrook erupted for 49 points, a career-high 16..." March 05

  • Report: Mavericks, Heat in long line of teams interested in JaVale McGee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Some of you are out there thinking, “Why would teams go after JaVale McGee except to see their jerseys on Shaqtin’ a Fool more often?” Because it’s about cost and role. Not many teams were interested in paying JaVale McGee $12 million next season to be their starting center. However, paying him..." March 04

  • Thomas Robinson: I'm Tired Of Getting Treated Like A Rag Dog In NBA

    Real GM Basketball "Thomas Robinson has been traded three times and also placed on waivers by a non-playoff team in his short career after being the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers claimed Robinson in order satisfy payroll-usage rules, but they've also given him a chance to..." March 04

  • 23d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Golden State has major interest in signing JaVale McGee. He's viewed as potential insurance for Andrew Bogut

  • 23d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Mavs "seriously interested" in JaVale McGee but word is list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas

  • 23d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    After securing release from Philly without surrendering a cent, JaVale clears waivers WEDS. Early sense is he won't rush choice on next team

  • Raptors minus Lowry end slide in Philly

    Toronto Star "For someone as competitive as Kyle Lowry, the idea of taking a rest doesn’t exactly come naturally. Throw in a Raptors team that has been mired in its worst slump of the season, and sitting and watching becomes even harder. But the fiery point guard says he’s had to learn to think about the..." March 03

  • 24d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Robert Covington and Jason Richardson will not play tonight against the #Raptors

  • Sixers waive JaVale McGee

    Philly.com "JaVale McGee was able to keep all of his money. The former 76ers big man was opposed of being bought out, because that wouldn't enable to him receive his full salary. So according to reports, the Sixers agreed to waive the 7-footer Sunday night following a 94-74 setback to the Indiana Pacers at..." March 02

  • 25d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    With McGee due $12 million guaranteed next season, chances of buyout likely depend on JaVale finding new team that wants to bring him in now

  • 25d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Upon being dealt to Philly McGee said he did NOT want buyout. But he'd be eligible to play in playoffs for another team if waived by midnite

  • Embiid showing progress

    Philly.com "It appears as if Joel Embiid is in much better shape than about five weeks ago when a report by Keith Pompey in The Inquirer stated that the 7-foot 76ers rookie weighed close to 300 pounds. At the time, we thought that report would be a great wakeup call to Embiid and apparently he has used it..." March 01

  • Noel questionable with sore quad and calf

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse due to a sore left quad and right calf. The 76ers are leaning toward starting Henry Sims at center if Noel is unable to go. The 6-foot-11, 221-pounder rookie said the soreness is result of his..." March 01

  • 26d
    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Sixers Brown on Embiid status: 'It would be misleading to say anything that's promising (about him playing this year).' #76ers #NBA

  • Thomas Robinson says 'I'm happy' to be on 76ers after trade from Trail Blazers

    Oregonian "Thomas Robinson thought he was going to join the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, he ended up with the Philadelphia 76ers after they claimed him off waivers. No matter. "I was happy because the Sixers made it clear that they wanted me here," Robinson told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey..." February 28

  • Michael Carter-Williams looks good as Bucks beat his old team

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's safe to say Michael Carter-Williams' Milwaukee debut was a rousing success. The Bucks' new point guard showed off his passing skills while playing limited minutes Wednesday night in a 104-88 trouncing of the Philadelphia 76ers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Carter-Williams played for..." February 26

  • 30d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #Sixers claim Thomas Robinson off waivers and waive Tim Frazier.

  • Dragic, Whiteside spark Heat over 76ers 119-108

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This very well could be the Miami Heat's new reality: You start with double-doubles from Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside and work from there. With Chris Bosh out for the season with blots clots on his lung, it might be the best and only way to remain afloat in this how-low-can-you-go Eastern..." February 24