76ers Rumors & News

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • No. 3 pick in NBA Draft should give Hinkie ample ammunition

    CSN Philly "It was as Our Dark Lord intended. (Well, as Bob Cooney intended, anyway.) The Sixers entered the evening in the #3 draft slot, and they left in the #3 draft slot: For the second straight year, the Sixers will pick third in the upcoming NBA draft. (Neither the Lakers or Heat picks ended up..." May 20

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • 76ers can ruin NBA free agency for every other team

    Sporting News "Sam Hinkie believes that stars win championships. And while many have bemoaned the general manager’s overt deconstruction of the 76ers roster, he has put the team in remarkable position by adhering to the philosophy. This summer may not determine the direction of the franchise, but Philadelphia..." May 15

  • Catching up with Sixers draftee Dario Saric

    Hoops Hype "You are from Sibenik, the same city where Drazen Petrovic was born. Petrovic is obviously a very big deal in Croatia. I can imagine he's the biggest thing ever in Sibenik, right? Dario Saric: For me and for many people in Croatia, he's an idol – not just for basketball. Many people who start..." May 14

  • 76ers Passed On Paul Pierce After Ill-Advised Promise To Larry Hughes

    NESN "Larry Brown probably still is kicking himself for this one. The longtime NBA coach was in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers in the late 1990s and early 2000s and enjoyed his fair share of success with the franchise, leading the Sixers to five consecutive playoff berths and an appearance in the..." May 13

  • 76ers Introduce Updated Brand Identity

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers today unveiled an updated brand identity, which includes a redesigned primary logo and a series of partial and secondary logo variations in advance of the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 19 and the introduction of new uniforms on Thursday, June 18. The logo set is..." May 12

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    Max Rappaport @MaxRappaport

    Over Dario Saric’s last five games, he’s averaged 12.2 PPG (46.7 FG%), 8.8 RPG, 3.6 APG in 25.2 MPG.

  • Agent: Joel Embiid expected to play in summer league

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is expected to play for the Sixers in the summer league, according to agent Arn Tellem. "The good news is [Embiid] is back playing basketball now," Tellem said in a conversation Wednesday that will air Thursday morning on Breakfast on Broad. "This is now coming from the Sixers that..." May 08

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Adam Silver: Sixers' rebuilding strategy not a 'disgrace'

    CSN Philly "There are two teams that finished the season with fewer wins than the Sixers this year. Still, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appeared on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption Monday, Tony Kornheiser asked him what could be done about the Sixers intentionally trying to lose. "I think when you..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Sixers need to find star power at guard in NBA draft

    CSN Philly "The NBA playoffs have featured some amazing guard play. There is Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Jimmy Butler, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Monta Ellis and Chris Paul to name a few. A star at either guard position is essential in today's NBA game. It is fair to say the..." April 30

  • Sources: Chad Iske to become Kings' associate head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings are finalizing an agreement with Philadelphia 76ers assistant Chad Iske to become associate head coach under George Karl, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Iske has a significant history and relationship with Karl, spending five seasons on the head coach's staff with the..." April 29

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Word is Sixers want D'Angelo Russell

    Philly.com "The thought around the NBA is that the 76ers hope to select D'Angelo Russell in the NBA draft, according to a league executive. "He's the guy they want," the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday. "That's the word around the league. You know the Sixers. They won't come..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Jason Richardson open to re-signing with 76ers

    Philly.com "Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the 76ers this summer. The 34-year-old envisions himself in a similar role to the one he had this season. He would mentor his young teammates, be a positive influence and receive some playing time - maybe just not as the starting shooting guard. "I..." April 20

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    Howard Eskin @howardeskin

    I have been told #sixers no. 1 pick Joel Embiid fined thousands of dollars this season 4 being late and missing multiple rehab sessions.

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown says Joel Embiid wasn’t always coachable this season

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid never played a game this season, and he never spoke publicly after Media Day on Sept. 29. But there were rumblings throughout the year that Embiid's work ethic was lacking. "There were times I wasn't happy," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said Thursday afternoon. "If you can't coach..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Why Josh Harris, Sixers owners aren't under pressure

    CSN Philly "Around this time a year ago, Josh Harris called the Sixers’ season “a huge success.” The Sixers had just completed a campaign that featured 19 victories against 63 losses. You might recall that Harris was pilloried for his remarks. He wasn’t about to make that mistake again. The Sixers played..." April 16

  • Heat win while trying to lose, but still keep No. 10 lottery seed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For weeks, the Miami Heat could not win when they had to. Wednesday night, they could not lose when they needed to. But this time, for a rare time this season, fate was on their side. On a bizarre night when defeat was the best opportunity for immediate gain, the Heat reached to the..." April 16

  • Allen Iverson says Marcus Banks was toughest defender he faced in NBA

    Sporting News "When the Sixers announced that 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson was taking over the team’s Twitter account during its regular-season finale against the Heat, many fans were anxious to see what he had to say. As usual, “The Answer” didn’t disappoint. Iverson answered questions about everything from..." April 16

  • Allen Iverson says Marcus Banks was toughest defender he faced in NBA

    Sporting News "When the Sixers announced that 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson was taking over the team’s Twitter account during its regular-season finale against the Heat, many fans were anxious to see what he had to say. As usual, “The Answer” didn’t disappoint. Iverson answered questions about everything from..." April 16

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    Max Rappaport @MaxRappaport

    According to Sixers PR… QUESTIONABLE: Smith (groin) OUT: Canaan (foot) Embiid (foot) LMAM (shoulder) Noel (ankle) Wroten (knee)

  • Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonight

    Deadspin.com "There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to lose their game to secure it. Tonight in..." April 15

  • Michael Carter-Williams powers Bucks in his return to Philadelphia

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Michael Carter-Williams was in familiar territory when he entered the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. He was applauded by the Philadelphia faithful, signed autographs and posed in selfies, nothing new for the second-year point guard. This time, though, the 2013-'14 NBA rookie of the year is..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    G Pierre Jackson, who tore his Achilles on Sixers summer league team, is cleared for all basketball activities, his agent Colin Bryant said.

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #Sixers starters vs. #Bucks: Rob Covington, Jerami Grant, Furkan Aldemir, Hollis Thompson, Ish Smith (J.Richardson out with knee soreness)

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Carter-Williams expects 'a little edge' when Bucks visit 76ers

    Philly.com "Midseason trades require a multitude of adjustments for an NBA player. New teammates, new coaches and new philosophies must all be adapted to and mastered. And then there are those pesky pronouns. "A lot of things are different," Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams said Friday..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    Noel, Canaan & Mbah a Moute listed as out for #Sixers-#Bucks game Monday. Ish Smith questionable.

  • Smith expects to play against Bucks

    Philly.com "Ish Smith thinks he’ll be ready to play against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. “I ain’t sitting down,” the 76ers point guard said. “I’m going to try to [play].” Smith did, however, miss Saturday’s 114-107 setback to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center with a left..." April 12

  • Noel plans to play again this season

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel doesn't plan to shut things down before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's home loss to the Washington Wizards. He sat out..." April 12

  • Saturday's recap: Bulls 114, 76ers 107

    Chicago Tribune "Coach Brett Brown offered up the line of the night when he announced pregame that he never envisioned when he took the 76ers job playing the Bulls with just nine players and no point guards. But the injury-wracked and victory-deprived 76ers played hard before falling 114-107 to the Bulls, who..." April 12

  • Brown personally expects Embiid to play this summer

    Philly.com "Brett Brown said he “personally” would be disappointed if Joel Embiid didn’t play in the summer league. “Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league,” Brown said. “But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in..." April 12

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    Michael Preston @preston76

    Brett Brown says Ish Smith "unlikely" to play tonight; would go w/ Sampson at PG, Thompson as back-up. Noel, Mbah a Moute, Canaan also out.

  • Noel hopeful to return this season

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel doesn’t plan on shutting things down before Wednesday’s season finale against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of this past Wednesday’s home setback to the Washington Wizards...." April 11

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Nerlens Noel Unlikely To Play In Summer League

    Real GM Basketball "Nerlens Noel is unlikely to play in the Summer League this offseason, which means he won't have an opportunity to play with Joel Embiid until the preseason. "I don't think I want to play him in the summer league," Brett Brown said of Noel. "I don't feel like the need to do that. I think that..." April 09

  • Brett Brown says Noel-Embiid summer pairing not a must

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have lost six consecutive games including last Wednesday's defeat in Washington, 106-93, to the Wizards. The two teams meet tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in the fourth and final meeting of the year. The Wizards have won two of the previous three contests. The Wizards are fifth in..." April 09

  • Sessions, Bynum play near flawless in rout of Sixers

    CSN Washington "There isn't a question which team is better going into Wednesday's game, but how well the Wizards could play without John Wall after losing the last time they came to Wells Fargo Center. Ramon Sessions made sure that didn't happen as Washington got off to a red-hot start, scoring a season-high..." April 09

  • Brett Brown will need more time with Sixers rebuild

    CSN Philly "He is a smart man. He knew it wouldn’t come together right away. He knew he’d need more time. He asked for it and he got it. It wasn’t enough. Two years ago, Brett Brown had a choice to make. It was a difficult decision then, and it still is even with the benefit of hindsight. Brown was a..." April 08