76ers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Isaiah Canaan, Bulls Agree Upon Two-Year, $2.2M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have agreed upon a two-year, $2.2 million contract with Isaiah Canaan. Canaan was the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Murray State." July 12

  • Sixers' Okafor upset by trade rumors

    The Score "Like many young players, Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is having difficulty seeing his name in trade rumors, particularly after a season that saw him earn All-Rookie first team honors. Fed up with the reports and speculation, the 20-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday to voice his..." July 11

  • Denzel Valentine gushes over Ben Simmons: 'He's like a mini-LeBron'

    ESPN "After getting an up-close look at Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Chicago rookie Denzel Valentine knows exactly whom the No. 1 overall pick reminds him of. "He's like a mini-LeBron," the Bulls' 14th overall pick said after facing Simmons for the first time as a pro Sunday. "LeBron's probably top..." July 11

  • Saric expected to sign with Sixers in Vegas

    Philly.com "Dario Saric is expected to sign his 76ers contract when he travels here to the NBA Summer League to meet his teammates. The power forward’s deadline to get out of his contract with Andolu Efes of the Turkish Super Basketball League is next Sunday. The Sixers are still working on that with him...." July 11

  • Henderson signs deal to join Sixers

    Philly.com "Gerald Henderson called signing with the 76ers a dream come true - one that he'll never forget. That's partly because his father, Gerald Henderson Sr., played for the Sixers during the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons. The Sixers were also his favorite team growing in Blue Bell, a suburb of..." July 10

  • Joel Embiid working out with Sixers Summer League team, not playing with them

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is taking another step toward his return during summer league by being with his team in Las Vegas. Embiid has been cleared for monitored, controlled five-on-five scrimmages. He will not be playing, but traveling west with the summer squad is an important part of working his way..." July 09

  • Furkan Korkmaz to Remain in Turkey Another Season

    Liberty Ballers "All indications are that Dario Saric will make his Sixers debut this season, but his teammate will not be coming with him. Word from Europe this morning says Furkan Korkmaz wil remain with Anadolu Efes next season, extending Philadelphia's Furkan drought at least another year. Calling this news..." July 09

  • Bryan Colangelo's Graceful Waltz Through Free Agency

    Liberty Ballers "When the Sixers handed the reins of the front office to president of basketball operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo, he inherited a situation that was equal parts promising and dangerous. Although Sam Hinkie's rebuilding plan showed signs of promise in terms of young players and future..." July 09

  • Dario Saric declares he's Sixers, NBA bound after Olympic berth

    CSN Philly "It appears Dario Saric is finally joining the Sixers. After he was named MVP of Olympic Qualifiers to earn Croatia a spot in the Rio Olympics, Saric said, "I'm going back home and then to the USA for the 76ers," according to a translation by Eurohoops.net. The Sixers have not confirmed...." July 09

  • Ben Simmons ready to be 'more assertive' for Sixers in Las Vegas summer league

    CSN Philly "Ben Simmons is a versatile, multidimensional player, so how do the Sixers hone in on one specific area of his game to work on during Las Vegas summer league? It has nothing to do with the position he is playing. “I want to see him be aggressive,” Sixers Samsung NBA Summer League coach Lloyd..." July 09

  • Furkan Korkmaz to remain with Efes next season

    Sportando " Furkan Korkmaz will remain with Anadolu Efes at least one more season." July 08

  • Source: Dario Saric might not join Sixers this year

    Bucks County Courier Times "On June 29, power forward Dario Saric told reporters in his native Croatia that he was likely to join the 76ers for the 2016-17 season. "Everything is going in the direction that this decision happens," Saric was quoted as saying. If he can finalize the third-year buyout from Turkish team..." July 08

  • Study: Nerlens Noel Will Be Worth $110 Million More Than Jahlil Okafor Over Next Five Years

    Liberty Ballers "We interrupt a few weeks of neutral Sixers news to inject some debate back into the conversation. As the numbers people see it, Nerlens Noel is going to be more valuable than Jahlil Okafor over the next five seasons, and it's not going to be particularly close. The data-mavens at Five Thirty..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Ray Allen to Warriors? Jahlil Okafor to Celtics?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the start of NBA free agency was an indication, the next few days will be filled with gigantic contracts, eye-opening money and star-caliber players changing teams. While that's typical of the NBA each July, the spike in this year's salary cap has changed the game. Here's the latest buzz,..." July 06

  • Rudy Fernandez: “I had some contact with the Sixers and nothing more”

    EuroHoops.net "They say that where there’s smoke, there is also fire. And at least there was a flame in the case of Rudy Fernandez and the Sixers. One day after the report about a $20 million offer by the Sixers and the denial from the States, the Spanish star spoke to the Spanish media after the practice of..." July 06

  • Sixers, Gerald Henderson Agree To Two-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have reached an agreement with another free agent guard, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, who reports (via Twitter) that the team will sign Gerald Henderson. The 76ers and Henderson have agreed to a two-year, $18MM deal, per Haynes. Henderson, 28, spent the first six years..." July 05

  • Philadelphia 76ers: Wait to Trade Big Man Until Trade Deadline

    The Sixer Sense "The Philadelphia 76ers have some restructuring to do with their roster before they’re truly competitive in the NBA. They’ve utilized some of their assets, and seem to have a solid base of pieces to use going forward. Of course, there’s more assets to be used. The Sixers have tons of money to..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Sixers sign Spanish guard Rodriguez

    Philly.com "So far the 76ers' free-agent acquisitions haven't caused the big splash that some followers are hoping for. Call them little ripples as the Sixers made their second move Monday by securing veteran point guard Sergio Rodriguez to a one-year, $8 million deal. That came three days after point..." July 04

  • Simmons, Luwawu not with Sixers summer league squad

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons and Timothe Luwawu are not with the 76ers summer-league team here in Utah. Sixers director of public relations Mike Preston anticipates them joining the squad before the weekend is over. The Sixers opened mini-camp practice here on Saturday morning at the Huntsman Basketball..." July 03

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