76ers Rumors & News

  • Bryan Colangelo denies reports he’s aggressively shopped Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "We have been having this discussion all summer. The Philadelphia 76ers have a loaded and young front court with Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, and don’t forget Elton Brand is around. The Sixers have other needs. So, the team has tested the trade market for both..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • Bryan Colangelo Initially Declined Sixers’ Offer to Work Under Sam Hinkie

    PhillyMag.com "When the Sixers hired Bryan Colangelo to be the team’s president of basketball operations last April, the team was quiet about what the organizational hierarchy would have been had Sam Hinkie decided to remain with the team. While the team publicly talked about partnership and collaboration,..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • No truth to John Wall-Jahlil Okafor-Reggie Jackson-Brandon Knight trade rumor

    Pro Basketball Talk "There was a rumor floating around a few days ago that seemed to originate from the type of website that shamelessly turns fan ideas into “trade rumors” without any knowledge into whether the teams are actually discussing it. The version I saw was a four-team trade: Pistons Give: Reggie..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Sixers coach Brett Brown isn't worried about what Nerlens Noel can't do

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown compared big man Nerlens Noel to Dikembe Mutombo and Bismack Biyombo, via the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Yes, there is a world of difference between the Hall of Famer and the Orlando Magic backup center, but both Mutombo and Biyombo knew their teams..." September 19

  • Tanking behind them, 76ers will focus on development

    Philly.com "Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking. "The difference is everybody..." September 19

  • Joel Embiid will have minutes restriction, unlikely for back-to-backs

    Philly.com "Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking. "The difference is everybody..." September 18

  • Brett Brown: Sixers need Joel Embiid to be 'crown jewel' of defense

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has yet to make his NBA debut, but after two years of watching him rehab from foot injuries and develop on the court, Brett Brown has a clear picture of the big man’s role on the Sixers. “He needs to be the crown jewel, the centerpiece to our defense,” Brown said Thursday at his..." September 17

  • Brett Brown on Dario Saric: 'He's no kid'

    CSN Philly "Age isn’t anything but a number for Brett Brown when it comes to Dario Saric. Saric is beginning his first NBA season at 22 years old. On paper he is still young, just scratching his early 20s at a point when many are fresh out of college and entering the workforce. But Saric’s athletic..." September 17

  • "Spirit of the Champion" Celebration to Commemorate '67 Title Team

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers have released details of their season-long celebration commemorating the 1966-67 NBA championship team. The campaign, “Spirit of the Champion: Celebrating 50 Since ’66-‘67”, includes the first-ever tribute center court signed by Sixers Full Season Ticket Members,..." September 15

  • Sam Hinkie joins Twitter, will teach at Stanford

    Sporting News "Whether you disagree with Sam Hinkie or kind of agree with him — nobody fully agrees with him — the former 76ers GM is prime joke fodder. "The Process" will never not be a punchline, even though it snuck in a backdoor cover in the form of Ben Simmons and ohhhh nooo, Hinkie is tweeting. Yes, he is..." September 14

  • Allen Iverson supposedly forgot Hall of Fame trophy, left it in hotel room

    Larry Brown Sports "Like all of the Hall of Famers before him, Allen Iverson received a trophy last week when he was immortalized along with other basketball legends in Springfield. How much does the hardware mean to him? Not a whole lot, it would seem. On Wednesday, a listener of “The Toucher and Rich Show” on..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Examining Sixers' dilemma: Trade Noel or Okafor? Looking at possible deals

    CBS Sports "It's not much of a secret that either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor -- or maybe even both -- will probably be traded away from the Philadelphia 76ers at some point. These rumors are nothing new. They ramped up on draft night and are going strong again. The logic is that the two simply don't fit..." September 13

  • Tyronn Lue Discusses Allen Iverson as a Coach

    TMZ "Coach Allen Iverson??? Maybe ... 'cause his buddy, Tyronn Lue -- coach of the world champion Cleveland Cavs has invited his old nemesis to join his bench. In case you missed it, Iverson gave Lue a big shout-out during his Hall of Fame induction speech this weekend ... and said they became..." September 13

  • Shaq: Ben Simmons is 'LeBron-type player'

    CSN Philly "Shaquille O’Neal was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as one of the best to have ever played the game. He has solidified his place in basketball history, and now he is eyeing the next generation of potential stars in the incoming rookie class. “I don’t know all of..." September 13

  • Sixers' D-League affiliate adds Curtis Sumpter, Phil Martelli Jr. to staff

    CSN Philly "The Sixers' D-League affiliate Delaware 87ers announced their coaching staff Wednesday and it included a couple names familiar to Philadelphia basketball fans. Former Villanova forward Curtis Sumpter, who averaged 17.4 points as a senior in 2006-07, will be the 87ers' player development coach..." September 10

  • Colangelo: Sixers hopeful new 'process' will yield championship

    CSN Philly "Jerry Colangelo is no stranger to the most elite NBA talent. With roles including chairman of the board for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and USA Basketball Board of Directors Chairman, he is around the best in the game, past and present. Colangelo has the same objective of..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Allen Iverson late to own Hall of Fame presser, reportedly missed flight

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016 National Basketball Hall of Fame Class was scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, but one of the inductees was not in attendance after he failed to make it to Springfield on time. We’ll give you one guess who it was. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reported..." September 08

  • Sixers Still Looking to Trade Okafor or Noel

    CSN New England "According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have had periodic trade talks this summer involving Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor and plan eventually to move one of them. There have been rumors since the NBA Draft surrounding the Celtics and Sixers making a deal for Noel or Okafor. With..." September 08

  • Report: Sixers still want to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fact that Philadephia would like to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor is about as big a secret as Donald Trump’s favorite thing to talk about is Donald Trump. Heck, the Sixers GM all but admitted it. Today the Sixers added veteran Elton Brand to a crowded, but young, frontcourt...." September 08

  • 76ers Sign Elton Brand To One-Year Deal

    CBS Philly "Elton Brand is not done yet. Brand has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced on Wednesday. Brand, 37, came out of retirement last January to join the Sixers and help the younger players. The two-time NBA all-star was the first overall pick in the 1999 draft..." September 07

  • Allen Iverson's authenticity paved the way for today's NBA

    ESPN "The mission was clear: Go to the NBA. Take over. Do so in a way that told the basketball world a new era had arrived. If you were not a part of his inner circle, Allen Iverson didn't give a damn about you. The thing is, he was atypical in that he wanted you to know it, specifically because it..." September 07

  • The Real Allen Iverson

    PhillyMag.com "Things are better now between the two legends, the older one says over the phone, his monotone voice still heavy with the echoes of his native Brooklyn. The tension that once defined their relationship — that of an unstoppable force colliding with an immovable object — and threatened to derail..." September 06

  • Ben Simmons' jersey already the 10th-best seller among NBA players

    Philly.com "Since he became the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft, 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has fans in Philadelphia and around the globe snatching up merchandise with his name on it, according to the largest online sports-apparel website. Since draft night, Fanatics.com is reporting that in terms of..." September 02

  • Sixers waive Carl Landry, Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carl Landry and Tibor Pleiss are going to get paid this year — they both had fully guaranteed contracts for this season. But they are not going to be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers this season — both were waived by the team on Thursday. This was not unexpected. Both players salaries will..." September 01

  • Sixers sign Anthony 'Cat' Barber

    CSN Philly "It appears the Sixers will give Anthony "Cat" Barber a chance to help fill their need at point guard. The Sixers on Thursday night agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the NC State product, according to a report by The Vertical’s Shams Charania." September 01

  • Adidas Endorser Joel Embiid Says, "Don't Play Ball in Yeezys"

    Sole Collector "The adidas Yeezy Boost line isn't made for playing basketball, but that hasn't stopped NBA players from lacing up the sneakers for games here and there. Adidas endorser Joel Embiid doesn't approve, having discovered the hard way how unsuitable they are for that sort of activity. The 76ers..." August 31

  • NBA rookies love Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons – not so much

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rookie of the Year, best playmaker, best defender and funniest. Kris Dunn even received a vote for best shooter despite his jumper holding him back in pre-draft evaluations. Dunn – the Timberwolves’ No. 5 pick – cleaned up in the NBA’s annual rookie survey. But when it came to the most..." August 30

  • 76ers' Ben Simmons says he and Joel Embiid are "like brothers" off court

    Metro "If their relationship on the court is anything like it is off, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could be something special together for the Sixers. The duo’s budding friendship has been well-documented on social media over the past few weeks. During the team’s 17th annual Beach Bash at Jack’s Place..." August 29

  • Joel Embiid Declares Himself Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "Joel Embiid is ready to get on the court for the Sixers and the big man is optimistic about his progress, as he tells Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” said Embiid, who was making his first public remarks on his..." August 27

  • Sixers expected to waive Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Friday, the Jazz traded German center Tibor Pleiss to the Sixers along with two second-round picks for Kendall Marshall. The big draw of the trade for Philly was the picks, and Pleiss is not expected to stay with the Sixers, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato." August 27

  • Jazz Waive Kendall Marshall

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Jazz have waived newly-acquired point guard Kendall Marshall, the team announced today in a press release. Utah’s tweets announcing the trade for Marshall and the point guard’s release came 25 minutes apart, so the former 13th overall pick was officially a member of the Jazz for..." August 26

  • Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed." August 26

  • 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

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