76ers Rumors & News

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid is ‘truly on track’ to play in the preseason

    Sportsnaut "It’s been nearly 30 months since Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has played in a competitive game. That came as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks back in March of 2014. Now, far removed from his most-recent foot surgery, skepticism regarding Embiid’s ability to play has been replaced with..." August 24

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • 76ers' Brown: Joel Embiid on track for preseason debut

    Liberty Ballers "On Zach Lowe's podcast, "The Lowe Post," Sixers head coach Brett Brown confirmed that center Joel Embiid is on track to make his professional debut in the preseason. When asked by Lowe if Embiid is ready to play in the preseason, Brown responded, "Yes he is." Brown also added a tidbit on Embiid's..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Dario Saric was not satisfied with how he performed at the Olympic Games

    EuroHoops.net "After Croatia’s defeat by Serbia in the Olympic quarterfinal, Dario Saric didn’t hold back anything when he made his self criticism. “I don’t know what to say. We have lost to Serbia again. And I have played like the biggest p–y”, he said to Sportske.Jutarnji.hr. Saric scored 7 points and..." August 18

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Robert Covington: ‘I Can’t Wait To See What We’re Capable Of’

    SLAM Online "Robert Covington is a man with many nicknames. There’s so many that he can’t even keep track of them, so he just lets the fans go wild. Covington is about to enter his fourth season in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers and has become one of the fan favorites. This summer, he has helped out at..." August 13

  • Brown: National schedule reflects changing perception of 76ers

    NBA.com "On the heels of the 76ers’ 2016-2017 regular season schedule being released, Brett Brown, set for his fourth season as the team’s head coach, calls into The BroadCast to chat with Sixers.com’s Brian Seltzer about a variety of subjects. In addition to examining different elements of the club’s..." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Nerlens Noel is "Very Open" to Trade, Celtics are Interested

    CSN New England "NBA players tell you all the time about how the league is a business and that you can never get too comfortable. Based on Nerlens Noel’s social media posts recently, it appears he’s taking such sentiments to heart. And if he is indeed on the move, he’s more than open to the idea of playing..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Brett Brown On Whether He’ll Play Ben Simmons At PG

    Tha Cover 2 "Ben Simmons is going to be at the center of everything the Philadelphia 76ers want to do next season — but will he start his rookie campaign off with the ball — running the point? Sixers head coach Brett Brown, was noncommittal on the topic while visiting the Nova Care Complex to catch the..." August 09

  • Jahlil Okafor -- 76ers Will Be Good In 2016 ... 'I'm Excited'

    TMZ "Fear not, Philly fans ... your beloved 76ers will finally BE GOOD AGAIN next season ... so says Jahlil Okafor. The 20-year-old forward was out in Bev Hills when we asked how he felt about all the young talent on the squad ... including #1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the long-awaited debut of..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Joel Embiid appears to be in great shape

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid has missed the entire first two years of his NBA career because of a nagging foot injury, but we may actually have a chance to see him contribute next season. On Tuesday, Embiid and NBA skills coach Drew Hanley shared a couple of clips on Instagram showing the Philadelphia 76ers..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Sergio Rodriguez comes back to the NBA a changed man

    Hoops Hype "Six years later, Spanish guard Sergio Rodriguez returns to the NBA with three Spanish League titles, one Euroleague crown, a Euroleague MVP award, a Eurobasket championship, an Olympic medal and much-improved jump-shooting and playmaking skills. It’s going to happen with the Sixers, a far cry..." August 01

  • Ben Simmons says he plans to work on shooting, handles, getting stronger before camp

    CSN Philly "Ben Simmons repeatedly emphasized at summer league he wanted to work on “everything” leading up to training camp. As a point-forward who plays multiple positions, he has more than just one role to address this offseason. But what does “everything” entail? With a wide range of responsibilities..." July 30

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • ESPN projects Ben Simmons as 2016-17 Rookie of the Year favorite

    Liberty Ballers "Ben Simmons is who we thought he was going to be in the Summer League. The No. 1 pick flashed phenomenal vision, the ability to effectively set up teammates for high percentage looks and tendencies that could be beneficial when he's asked to run the point in the regular season. He also left an..." July 27

  • Sixers Stash Vasilije Micic Signs In Turkey

    Liberty Ballers "If you've paused at all over the past couple months and wondered, "Where the hell is Vasilije Micic?", today's your lucky day. The 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has officially signed a deal with Tofas S.K.. Tofas spent last season in Turkey's second division, but earned promotion to the..." July 26

  • Sam Hinkie's Analytics Staff Expected To Be Gone

    Liberty Ballers "Whenever there's a regime change in a sports franchise, it's pretty common for the new boss to bring in his own handpicked staff, while also getting rid of some of the people he inherited along with the job. President Bryan Colangelo has already completed the first act by bringing in the likes of..." July 26

  • Joel Embiid Shouts Out Ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie For Dying "For Our Sins"

    Complex "Former Philadelphia 76ers GM/President of Basketball Operations Sam Hinkie may be gone (remember that 7,000 word resignation letter he penned?) but he's not been forgotten—that much was clear Saturday afternoon when Joel Embiid shouted-out the ex-Philly front officer while also acknowledging how..." July 24

  • Okafor to Boston not a good deal for Sixers

    Philly.com "It doesn’t make sense to trade Jahlil Okafor to the Boston Celtics unless the 76ers' only goal is to dump one of their bigs at any cost. That’s basically all they would be doing by trading him to their Eastern Conference foe. Word out of Boston is that the Celtics will not give up much for..." July 22

  • Sixers to sign PG Cat Barber

    Philly.com "The 76ers are going to add another player to a partially-guaranteed deal. The team has agreed to terms with former North Carolina State point guard Cat Barber, according to a league source. The Vertical first reported the news. Barber averaged 23.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists as a..." July 22

  • 76ers' front office split on Waiters

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers are split on interest in unrestricted free-agent shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Some of the concern, Pompey reports, stems from off-floor incidents center Jahlil Okafor dealt with last season. Not wanting to see more of..." July 21

  • Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former..." July 21

  • Jayson Williams: Charles Barkley Shouted at Teammates While Eating McDonald's on a Stationary Bike During Practices

    The Big Lead "Jayson Williams appeared on VICE Sports “Cookies” podcast this week and talked about a variety of topics, including the experience of being on the same team as Charles Barkley. Williams played his first two seasons with Barkley in Philadelphia. It wasn’t until years later in New Jersey that..." July 20

  • Celtics more likely to land Okafor than Westbrook, Griffin

    The Score "The Boston Celtics have plenty of picks and good players, and they may be looking to part with some assets in order to obtain a great player. While they've been linked to stars like Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, it's believed the player who's most likely to land in Boston via a..." July 20

  • Sixers Sign Brandon Paul To Partially Guaranteed Deal

    Liberty Ballers "Former Illinois guard Brandon Paul apparently showed enough with the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas Summer League to earn a contract with the team. According to Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy, the 25-year-old has accepted a partially guaranteed deal, but no further details have been..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Ben Simmons could make 76ers' grand tanking experiment pay off

    Yahoo! Sports "FantasyNFLMLBNBANHLTHE VERTICALRIOSoccerHelpUFC 200NCAAFNCAABEsportsGolfNASCARTennisRivalsBoxingCyclingWNBAHorse RacingNCAAWShop NBA HomeDraftFantasy BasketballScores/SchedulesStandingsStatsTeamsPlayersAdrian WojnarowskiBall Don't LieOddsVideoTickets Ben Simmons could make 76ers' grand tanking..." July 18

  • Simmons: Being with 76ers is 'pretty perfect'

    The Score "In recent years, it's been rare to hear players extol the virtues of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. More often, they've been searching for ways to avoid playing there. Not so for this year's No. 1 overall pick, Ben Simmons, who says Philadelphia is just where he belongs. "It is pretty..." July 16

  • Report: Cavs trade Kaun to 76ers to clear space to sign Andersen

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Sasha Kaun and cash considerations to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum, according to ESPN's Marc J. Spears." July 15

  • 76ers Officially Sign Dario Saric

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has signed Dario Saric. “We are thrilled to finally announce the highly anticipated signing of Dario Saric to an NBA player contract with the Philadelphia 76ers,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Our..." July 15

  • 76ers coach comes to Simmons' defense over criticism for resting

    The Score "Injury or not, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has earned more than his fair share of criticism for sitting out his last two summer league games. "You're 19," NBA legend Isiah Thomas said on NBA TV. "Earn your money, get on the floor and play." Sixers head coach Brett Brown quickly..." July 15

  • Hornets Sign Summer Sixers Standout Christian Wood

    Liberty Ballers "Despite the remarkably packed front court situation the Philadelphia 76ers are dealing with, the thought of Christian Wood not earning a contract with the team after his play this summer was hard to fathom. The on-again, off-again Sixer tore up both Utah and Las Vegas Summer League in his..." July 14

  • 76ers reportedly made Spurs triple their offer to Manu Ginobili

    Liberty Ballers "Things have been quiet on the Sixers free agency front, so it was about time they were tied to a player they didn't actually sign. Fire up The Vertical batsignal Our pal Adrian Wojnarowski is on video there, and the Sixers-centric info is transcribed below: The Vertical's Shams Charania..." July 14

  • Bryan Colangelo 'absolutely not' comfortable with Sixers roster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Too much talent at one position is never a problem—unless you're trying to build a complete and balanced basketball team. In the case of the Sixers and general manager Bryan Colangelo, that kind of problem is manifesting itself with the presence of three high lottery pick centers all..." July 14

  • Isiah Thomas rips Ben Simmons for sitting out summer league game to rest

    Fox Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers announced that No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons was sitting out Wednesday's summer league game to rest, and that got Isiah Thomas' attention. First, Thomas retweeted it. Then he went off on Simmons on NBA TV, ripping him for standing around taking selfies with fans and..." July 14

  • Brett Brown: Deal with Dario Saric coming 'in next few days'

    CSN Philly "We've seen the reports. There have been a handful of them. Dario Saric says he's going to play for the Sixers next season. But we have yet to hear any actual optimism from the team itself. Until now. Head coach Brett Brown was a guest Tuesday on NBATV's broadcast of the Sixers'..." July 13

  • Bryan Colangelo: One of Philly's many bigs 'has to go at some point'

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are set to enter 2016-17 with center Nerlens Noel, forward/center Jahlil Okafor, (hopefully) center Joel Embiid, and top overall pick Ben Simmons – an all-around player whose best position might be point power forward. That’s … a luxury? Perhaps not. It’s why Okafor has..." July 13

  • Charles Barkley claims he's been offered up to $3 million to tweet

    The Score "No money in the world could convince Charles Barkley to join Twitter. During an appearance on ESPN's "Dan Le Batard Show," Barkley claimed he's been offered millions to tweet, but has no intentions of ever doing so. "I've been offered as much as $3 million to do tweets," he said. "I said,..." July 13

  • Charles Barkley weighs in on police shootings: 'We’ve got to do better as black people'

    USA Today "TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley joined ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday to discuss the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Minnesota and the deadly attack on officers during a rally in Dallas. Barkley said that there is..." July 13

  • Jahlil Okafor: 'I'm healthy. I'm back'

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor feels fine. The 76ers post player arrived here on Monday and worked out with Jerami Grant and Joel Embiid on Tuesday. His goal is to get into some type of basketball shape for next week’s U.S. basketball training camp and be fully ready to go in the NBA regular season. The..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

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