76ers Rumors & News

  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor will remain with the 76ers if Joel Embiid has the final say. Embiid would like the team to find a way to make to utilize Okafor as opposed to trading him before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we..." February 18

  • Embiid wanted to quit basketball after surgeries, brother's death

    Sportando "Joel Embiid of the 76ers said that after the foot injury and the death of his brother he was almost quitting basketball. Embiid, who is out with a knee injury, hopes to return after the All-Star Break. Per ESPN, "The time that I missed, [those] two years that I missed, I went to such ... I was..." February 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid 'more surprised' than anyone by 2016-17 success

    ESPN "Joel Embiid told ESPN Radio on Thursday that winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award would represent a huge step in lifting him out of the "bad place" he had reached while missing his first two seasons with the 76ers due to injury. Speaking to ESPN Radio's Meet The All-Stars Show that will air..." February 17

  • Why hasn't Ben Simmons played for Sixers? His foot may not be fully healed

    Philly.com "Now we have a better idea why Ben Simmons hasn't played yet for the 76ers. The first overall pick in the draft last summer is scheduled to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York as early as Monday to determine if his right foot is fully healed, according to several..." February 16

  • Back with Sixers, Jahlil Okafor thought there was 'good chance' of trade

    CSN Philly "Jahlil Okafor believed he could be traded while the Sixers were on the road and he stayed back in Philadelphia. “I thought it’s a good chance,” Okafor said Wednesday after going through shootaround. “While I’m not traveling with the team, I was expecting something to happen pretty fast...." February 16

  • Thomas ties mark as Celtics defeat Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas has 30 games left in what is turning into a historic season for a historic franchise. Boston's little big man tied John Havlicek's 45-year-old Celtics record with his 40th straight 20-point game, scoring 33 and pulling off his usual fourth-quarter heroics in a 116-108..." February 15

  • 76ers expect Ben Simmons to play this season, 'just don't know when'

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said he expects to have rookie and No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons on the court in a game this season. "Our plan is to still see him on the court, playing games," Brown told ESPN on Wednesday. "We just don't know when. "I fully expect him to play this..." February 15

  • Amid trade rumors, Jahlil Okafor expected to play against Celtics

    ESPN "- After remaining in Philadelphia for Saturday night's game in Charlotte due to what appeared to be an impending trade, 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor arrived in Boston on Tuesday night and is expected to play against the Celtics on Wednesday night. "I'm just trying to focus on playing..." February 15

  • Sixers held out Okafor because trade was imminent

    CSN Philly "Just when it seemed like Jahlil Okafor’s time with the Sixers could be coming to a close, he rejoined the team in Boston for the final game before the All-Star break and trade deadline. The Sixers had been close to a deal for Okafor, which is why they decided to hold him out on Saturday against..." February 15

  • Joel Embiid dismisses Olivia Pierson’s girlfriend claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid dismissed a claim from model Olivia Pierson on Valentine’s Day that the two are dating in his typical hilarious fashion. Pierson, who is a model and became well known after appearing on E!’s TV show, “WAGS” for dating tight end Marcedes Lewis, posted on Instagram Tuesday wishing the..." February 15

  • After skipping Charlotte, Jahlil Okafor reunites with 76ers in Boston vs. Celtics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor wasn’t on the team plane when the Philadelphia 76ers left for Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, prompting widespread speculation that he was soon to be traded. Okafor has remained a Sixer over the past two days, and now he will be back with his teammates in..." February 15

  • Ben Simmons Less Likely To Play At All This Season

    Real GM Basketball "Ben Simmons is appearing less likely to play at all this season as he continues to recover from surgery on a broken foot. “I don’t think so,” Brown said. “I feel like he’s moving forward, but to say that we believe he’s going to be ready for 5-on-5 during the All-Star break would be misleading...." February 14

  • 76ers' McConnell appears to call out Hornets' Batum after win

    Charlotte Observer "About that guarantee: the Philadelphia 76ers were more than aware of what Nic Batum said Saturday, and rather perturbed about it. Former Charlotte Bobcat Gerald Henderson made sure of that, texting all his Sixers teammates Monday morning. That was after Henderson read what Batum said – that the..." February 14

  • 76ers claim third consecutive victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of a growth spurt, and coach Brett Brown couldn't be happier. The Sixers won their third straight on Monday night with a 105-99 victory over the reeling Charlotte Hornets, and they did it with balance and what Brown termed a true..." February 13

  • Brett Brown: 'Jahlil Okafor's situation is transparent'

    CSN Philly "Brett Brown is taking what could be an uncomfortable situation and trying to make it easier for Jahlil Okafor by keeping lines of communication open. Okafor is not with the Sixers in Charlotte and did not play Saturday night because of trade talks. “Jahlil Okafor’s situation is transparent,”..." February 13

  • Okafor not traveling with 76ers

    CSN Philly "Jahlil Okafor did not join the Sixers on the team flight to Charlotte on Sunday ahead of Monday's game against the Hornets, according to a source. Okafor did not play Saturday as Brett Brown decided to sit him amid trade talks. As of Saturday night, trade talks for the big man were..." February 13

  • Jahlil Okafor could be held out as trade talks continue

    Sportsnaut "News broke Saturday night that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor told teammates that the Sixers are actively looking to trade him and he expects to be moved here soon (more on that here). That initial report was followed up with a whole host of other information, among them the..." February 12

  • Sixers GM unhappy with Joel Embiid dancing at concert on injured knee

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers revealed over the weekend that Joel Embiid has a torn meniscus in his knee, which is the reason he has missed 12 of the team’s last 13 games. The injury did not, however, prevent him from dancing on stage at a concert recently, and Sixers president Bryan Colangelo is not..." February 12

  • Jahlil Okafor held out of win over Heat, reportedly as trade talks progress

    Yibada "At least one of the NBA trade rumors may come to fruition in the coming days as Jahlil Okafor was made to sit out a game because of an impending trade. Marc Stein of ESPN gave the lowdown on the details of Okafor's DNP(did not play) from his coach Brett Brown. "As the All-Star break gets..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid May Be Out For A While With A Torn Meniscus In His Left Knee

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid‘s checkered injury history, one which kept him from playing in the NBA until this year, is well documented. According to a report out of Philadelphia, Embiid’s health has suffered another setback in the form of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Embiid has played in one game since..." February 12

  • Heat winning streak ends with loss to Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Included in the 13-game winning streak the Miami Heat carried into Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers was a 23-point rout of Philadelphia last Saturday in Miami. The 76ers kept that in mind for the rematch. Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Dario..." February 11

  • McConnell's layup lifts 76ers over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Philadelphia forward Dario Saric didn't look like an NBA rookie Thursday night. He looked like a budding star. Saric, who is often overshadowed by rookie teammate Joel Embiid, scored a career-high 24 points, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter, to lead the..." February 09

  • Sixers flirtation with Ginobili was real

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs guard Manu Ginobili made his lone trip this season to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. In an alternate universe, he might have called Philadelphia home. When the 39-year-old Ginobili hit free agency last summer, the 76ers were one team interested in his services as a veteran..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Leonard's late surge lifts Spurs past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The San Antonio Spurs, in the early stages of their annual rodeo road trip, slogged through a subpar game Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, in the estimation of coach Gregg Popovich. Kawhi Leonard saved the day. The All-Star forward scored 32 points, eight in a..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Pelicans, Sixers talking Okafor trade

    TSN "Jahlil Okafor could be headed for a change of scenery. USA Today's Sam Amick reports the Philadelphia 76ers are in discussions with the Pelicans that would see the 21-year-old centre traded to New Orleans. The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears reports the deal could also include centre Alex..." February 07

  • Morris, Pistons cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy wanted to see more intensity from his starting unit after halftime, particularly from his floor leader Reggie Jackson. The Pistons coach hasn't gotten what he's asked for often enough this season but this time his team delivered. Detroit opened the..." February 06

  • Whiteside powers Heat to 10th straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside wanted to be in on the fun. This improbable, illogical and nearly impossible Miami Heat win streak -- which reached an even 10 games on Saturday night with a 125-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers -- has been executed mostly due to gaudy numbers by the..." February 04

  • Balanced attack leads Spurs past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- When the San Antonio Spurs are at their best, they come at an opponent in waves. But even when they are a little off their best, the Spurs' overall talent is usually enough to find a way to get the job done. That's a lesson that the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers learned the..." February 03

  • For Sixers' Joel Embiid, playing remainder of road trip is 'going to be a challenge'

    Philly.com "The 76ers don’t anticipate playing Joel Embiid in the final two games of their four-game road trip. “I think it’s going to a challenge,” coach Brett Brown said. “I feel like we will categorically know more in the next days.” The rookie center did not travel with the team to Wednesday’s game..." February 03

  • Bulls inquiring about 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor, per sources

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls have been active with the trade deadline approaching, and they've inquired about the availability of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, multiple league sources tell CSNChicago.com. Okafor, a Chicago native in his second season, has fallen victim to both a numbers game in..." February 03

  • Mavericks defeat 76ers to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The list of unsung Dallas Mavericks stepping up grows with each game. Salah Mejri is just the next in line. "He has been holding out on us," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle quipped. "That is clear." A career showing by second-year backup center sparked the streaking Mavericks to a..." February 02

  • Joel Embiid's Rookie of the Year odds even more overwhelming

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid was already the heavy favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, but the latest odds are even more overwhelming. Embiid is 1/25 to win the award, per Bovada, meaning it would require a $2,500 wager on him to win $100. Those odds are significantly shorter than the previous update,..." February 01

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) to miss at least three games this week

    Sporting News "The 76ers will be without center Joel Embiid for most of this week, if not longer. The rookie center was ruled out for Monday's home game against the Kings and won't travel with the team for its Texas road trip against the Mavericks and Spurs on Wednesday and Thursday, according to CSN..." January 31

  • Chasson Randle Signs Three-Year Deal With 76ers

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Chasson Randle to a three-year deal. Randle has appeared in four games for the 76ers on multiple 10-day contracts. " January 30

  • 76ers hold off Kings despite Cousins' 46 points

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It has reached the point where the Philadelphia 76ers are grading their victories. "The mood in the coaches' room was very somber," coach Brett Brown said after his team beat the Sacramento Kings 122-119 on Monday night. "We didn't handle the end of the game like we need..." January 30

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Bulls bounce back with win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was against a short-handed opponent with a poor record, but the Chicago Bulls weren't in position to quibble about their 121-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night at the United Center. After a tumultuous week that included back-to-back losses and a round of public..." January 29

  • Report: Sixers Turn Down Cavs Trade Offer for Young Guard

    12 Up "​The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting really desperate. The Cavs have been searching for two things in the trade market for the past few weeks: a point guard who can help fill in with Kyrie Irving, plus a playmaker LeBron James can feed the ball to. Well, it looks like they may have targeted..." January 29

  • Harden scores 51 in Rockets' win vs. 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a rare off night on Wednesday, Houston Rockets guard James Harden felt the need for more practice. The fruits of his labors were on full display Friday night, when he collected 51 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds in the Rockets' 123-118 victory over the Philadelphia..." January 28

  • Ex-NBA Player Charles Shackleford Dies In N.C.

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Charles Shackleford -- who played for the Nets, 76ers and Timberwolves in the '90s -- was found dead in his hometown of Kinston, North Carolina ... police confirm. Shackleford was 50. Cops tell TMZ Sports, "We can confirm Charles Shackleford was found deceased in Kinston this..." January 27

  • Lakers or Sixers? Not even a question now, and the lack of a plan in L.A. is startling

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers' troubles have come to this: A four-year-old basketball parlor game here in L.A. -- in the task of NBA rebuilds, who would you rather be, the Lakers or the Sixers? -- no longer applies. That question has been asked and answered by time, mistakes and two vastly different..." January 27

  • Brett Brown calls out NBA for snubbing TJ McConnell from Rising Stars Challenge

    Yardbarker "With T.J. McConnell starting at point guard, all the Philadelphia 76ers do is win, win, win, and head coach Brett Brown thinks that should have merited an inclusion in the Rising Stars Challenge on All-Star Weekend. After the Sixers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday for their 10th..." January 27

  • Embiid reacts to All-Star snub: 'Once again the popular vote didn't matter'

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid is the best. Can we just agree on that already? He’s been amazing on social media for the better part of three years and is currently dominating the competition for the Philadelphia 76ers. He had a phenomenal tweet about the results of the 2016 presidential election and today he topped..." January 27

  • 76ers rally, hang on to beat Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Philadelphia 76ers keep finding ways to win. After rallying from a 19-point deficit Tuesday against the Clippers, the 76ers found themselves with their backs against the wall again Wednesday night in Milwaukee, but four points in the final minute from Nerlens Noel --..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Eight NBA players set to be traded before the deadline

    Sportsnaut "As the NBA continues towards what promises to be an intriguing final couple months of the regular season, the Association itself is bracing for the All-Star Game. Shortly after that, the trade deadline will come and go. These are two in-season events that mark the difference between ho-hum..." January 26