76ers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Sergio Rodriguez agrees to deal with CSKA Moscow

    ESPN "Sergio Rodriguez reportedly will again play in the EuroLeague after a one-year return to the NBA last season. The point guard, who played last season for the Philadelphia 76ers, agreed to a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, according to multiple reports. Freelance journalist David Pick..." July 15

  • 76ers, Celtics to play in London

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers finally appear ready to bear fruit after years of historic losing. Philadelphia fans are excited, buying tickets in droves. But the 76ers won’t host a fully 41 games in Philadelphia next season. It’s a little strange the NBA would take a home game from such a large market. There..." July 14

  • Joel Embiid Says He's Glad He Went After LaVar Ball in Instagram Comments

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid doesn't have any regrets about going after LaVar Ball. Shortly after the NBA announced it had fined the Philadelphia 76ers center $10,000 for saying "F--k LaVar Ball" on Instagram, Embiid told the Variety Sports and Entertainment Panel on Thursday he was "glad" he voiced his opinion..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I want to win a championship next year’

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid doesn’t want to spend another June in the lottery. In June of 2018, the Philadelphia 76ers big man wants to be hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s certainly a lofty goal. Of course, staying on the floor will be important. Embiid was drafted in 2014, but missed all of his..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Despite 1-year deal, JJ Redick wants to finish career with Sixers

    CSN Philly "JJ Redick signed a lucrative $23 million, one-year deal with the Sixers, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's going anywhere next summer. Redick envisions this contract as only the beginning of a lengthy tenure in Philadelphia. "My hope is that this is a long-term thing and that I'm here..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Five NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

    Sportsnaut "Money might have flown around the NBA during the early stages of free agency, but that wasn’t the only avenue teams used to upgrade their rosters. More so than in previous years, the trade route become a prevalent area for teams to address weaknesses. From the Houston Rockets adding Chris Paul..." July 11

  • Malik Monk on Fultz vs. Ball: ‘Markelle does a little bit more’

    Yardbarker "It was surprising how far Malik Monk fell on NBA Draft night. The sweet-shooting Kentucky guard who hung 47 on eventual national champ North Carolina early in the season somehow plummeted to No. 11 overall. The Hornets were thrilled to snag him there. Following the draft, Monk answered five..." July 11

  • Ben Simmons says he's starting PG, expects to work well with Markelle Fultz

    ESPN "Ben Simmons has bought into coach Brett Brown's vision that Simmons will be the Philadelphia 76ers' starting point guard for the 2017-18 season. "I think you can move me anywhere. But I'm a starting point guard," Simmons told reporters Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league. If he is..." July 10

  • Patrick Patterson appears to criticize NBA over Joel Embiid fine

    Larry Brown Sports "At least one fellow NBA big man is not pleased about Joel Embiid’s recent fine for using profanity on social media. In a tweet on Sunday, new Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson appeared to criticize the NBA over Embiid’s $10,000 fine. Embiid was handed the punishment by..." July 10

  • Markelle Fultz Says He's OK After Ankle Injury Suffered in NBA Summer League

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz tweeted he is "OK" on Sunday, a day after he sprained his left ankle in Las Vegas Summer League play: Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported Fultz's injury, initially diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain, was downgraded to a regular ankle sprain. He is..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid misinterprets, takes issue with ESPN graphic

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got a little bit confused by an ESPN graphic on Saturday. The always outspoken big man spotted an ESPN graphic displayed during a summer league telecast that he thought meant he had yet to play a single NBA game, and called out the network..." July 09

  • No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz officially signs with the Sixers

    CSN Philly "Markelle Fultz is officially a Sixer. The No. 1 overall pick signed his rookie contract Saturday, two weeks after the Sixers traded up with the Boston Celtics to draft the Washington product. “Markelle Fultz possesses elite basketball skills, instincts and talent which prompted us to move..." July 09

  • Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz helped off floor after spraining ankle

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's summer league game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Las Vegas, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Fultz was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle. Sixers president of..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media. Embiid used said "F--k LaVar Ball" while on Instagram live." July 08

  • LaVar Ball Rips Joel Embiid After Profane Comments, Says He 'Only Knows 3 Words'

    Bleacher Report "The verbal sparring between LaVar Ball and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continued Friday with Ball questioning the promising big man's intelligence. When asked by TMZ Sports about Embiid recently saying, "F--k LaVar Ball," on Instagram live, the Ball family patriarch fired back: "The..." July 07

  • Gordon Hayward Leaving Utah Has Philadelphia Writer Worried About Markelle Fultz Leaving in 8 Years

    Philly.com "WHAT JUST happened to the Utah Jazz is the nightmare scenario that no Sixers fan wants to contemplate. After seven seasons, All-Star forward Gordon Hayward has left Utah as an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Boston Celtics. It's a great move for Boston, which now becomes a..." July 07

  • Besides the Lakers, the Only Team That Makes Sense for LeBron is the 76ers

    The Big Lead "I went through all 30 NBA salary cap situations this week in an effort to solve the biggest NBA question: Which teams are going to have the cap space to pursue LeBron James and whatever star he wants to join forces with in July 2018? When LeBron formed the Super Heat, he got Chris Bosh to join..." July 06

  • Bryan Colangelo: 'Talk of playoffs is getting a little ahead of ourselves'

    NBA.com "Bryan Colangelo, the president of basketball operations, was in mid-conversation Monday night about his surging 76ers when Markelle Fultz jogged past him en route from the Huntsman Center court to the locker room. Perhaps it was good timing and better symbolism and with the wreckage of the..." July 05

  • Joel Embiid 'F**k LaVar Ball'

    TMZ ""F**k LaVar Ball" -- Joel Embiid. That's exactly what the Philly 76ers star proclaimed on Instagram Live Tuesday ... just a few days after the Big Baller said Sixers players should stay off Twitter and get in the gym. ICYMI -- Embiid and fellow Process Truster Ben Simmons tweeted their..." July 05

  • Sixers' Fultz: 'I want to be a leader'

    Philly.com "No one would begrudge Markelle Fultz for deciding to be a go-with-the-flow rookie for the 76ers. The team already has leaders in Joel Embiid and Robert Covington and are about to add more in free-agent acquisitions J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson. But that doesn’t change Fultz’s desire to be..." July 05

  • Markelle Fultz shows the process is close to yielding results

    ESPN "In the closing seconds of his first game in a 76ers jersey on Monday at the Utah Jazz Summer League, No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz found himself in position to beat the team that traded the pick to Philadelphia. Down one with 5.8 seconds left after a jumper by No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum gave the..." July 04

  • LaVar Ball Tells Embiid & Simmons to Get Their Asses Off Twitter & In The Gym; Takes Small Shot at Fultz & Midgets

    12 Up "Don't start what you can't finish. Those are powerful words to live by, just ask LaVar Ball. As we've quickly come to learn, when LaVar talks trash, he is not going to back down. LaVar did plenty of talking about how he believed his son, Lonzo, will bring the Lakers back to prominence while..." July 03

  • 76ers to sign 2016 first-rounder Furkan Korkmaz

    CSN Philly "The wait is over. Furkan Korkmaz will reportedly receive a buyout from Anadolu Efes, his current team in Turkey, and will play for the Sixers next season, according to Eurobasket.com's Fersu Yahyabeyoğlu. The Sixers are still working out the details of the buyout and Korkmaz's FIBA..." July 03

  • Former Cal star, NBA veteran Darrall Imhoff dies at 78

    Sporting News "Former NBA player and Cal Bears star Darrall Imhoff died Friday of a heart attack in Bend, Ore. He was 78. After his retirement from the NBA, Imhoff did radio commentary for the Trail Blazers, who announced the news of his death on Saturday. The 6-10 Imhoff starred at the University of..." July 02

  • 76ers sign Amir Johnson to one-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers and free agent forward Amir Johnson have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal worth $11 million for the upcoming 2017-18 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Johnson becomes the second free agent to sign with Philadelphia on Saturday, joining guard J.J. Redick,..." July 01

  • J.J. Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers

    SI "Free agent shooting guard JJ Redick agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, reports ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. Redick, 33, is considered one of the league’s top shooting specialists. He averaged 15 points per game last season and shot 42.9% from deep." July 01

  • 76ers will pursue free agent forward Amir Johnson

    Philly.com "The 76ers will make a strong push for free agent Amir Johnson, according to an NBA source. The source said the power forward could very well be in a Sixers’ uniform next season. Free agency begins at 12.01 a.m. Saturday. Players cannot sign free-agent contracts until 12 p.m. on July..." July 01

  • 76ers waive Gerald Henderson, save $8M in salary

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has waived guard Gerald Henderson. "We want to thank Gerald for being the consummate pro that he is and for adding so much to our growing basketball program and culture," Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo said. "Gerald’s..." June 30

  • Korkmaz’s agent hints his player will join the Sixers

    EuroHoops.net "Furkan Korkmaz was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the first-round, 26th pick of the 2016 Draft and after spending the previous season in Europe, he’s ready for the NBA jump. At least that’s what his agent, Misko Raznatovic hinted on Twitter, with a message written in… perfect..." June 30

  • 76ers draft pick Anzejs Pasecniks to stay overseas next season

    Fanrag Sports "Anzejs Pasecniks will remain overseas for the 2017-18 NBA season, Herbalife Gran Canaria announced Thursday afternoon. The Sixers selected Pasecniks with the 25th overall pick in the draft earlier this month. Rather than come to the NBA right away and likely spend plenty of time riding the..." June 29

  • 76ers Trade Shawn Long to Rockets For 2018 2nd Rounder, Cash

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Shawn Long to the Houston Rockets for a 2018 second round pick and cash. Houston continues to accumulate non-guaranteed contracts to facilitate possible trade scenarios." June 28

  • Report: Sixers 'to make a hard push' for J.J. Redick

    CSN Philly "With Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the fold, the Sixers have one obvious need: shooters. And now they're linked to one of the most prolific three-point shooters of the last decade. The Sixers are expected to make "a hard push" for Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick,..." June 27

  • NBA free agency rumors: Warriors Andre' Iguodala to Sixers?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Sixers and the rest of the NBA look ahead to free agency, a return engagement of the Andre Iguodala experience could be in the works. According to a report from Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Sixers are one of seven teams interested in acquiring the two-time NBA champion: Andre Iguodala..." June 27

  • Melo may orchestrate trade to Wizards or 76ers

    Sportress of Blogitude "A new report concerning Carmelo Anthony’s uncertain future with the New York Knicks suggests the superstar is “toying with the idea of orchestrating” a trade to either the Washington Wizards or Philadelphia 76ers. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports sources close to Anthony say he’s..." June 27

  • Joel Embiid Should Have Been Rookie of the Year, But It's Just Philadelphia's Latest Loss

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid played a very short season, appearing in just 35 games before he was finally shut down because of knee issues that would eventually lead to another surgery. Still, this dude averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 steals. Philadelphia was 13-18 (.419) in the 31 games he..." June 27

  • Kevin Durant Fires Shots at 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname, And He's Right

    Complex "Fans in Philadelphia are as excited as they've been about the Sixers in at least a decade, and who can blame them? After trading up to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Sixers have a trio of potential stars in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz, all of whom fit together..." June 26

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