76ers Rumors & News

  • Joel Embiid already recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Sportsnaut "Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, but Joel Embiid is already laying the groundwork for bringing the Milwaukee Bucks star to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Antetokounmpo said he spoke with Embiid during..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • Will Sixers receive Lakers' 1st-round pick? Checking in on the trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NBA All-Star break is over, so for much of the league, the race for the playoffs begins in earnest. For the teams out of playoff contention, it's tanking season, time to position themselves for a better chance at winning the lottery and the opportunity to draft a potential superstar like..." February 22

  • Former NBA Legend Allen Iverson Loses His 3rd Mansion To Foreclosure

    Total Pro Sports "This is definitely not the answer. Former Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson is in a bit of a financial rut after he just recently lost his third home to foreclosure. BOSSIP has the details: “Wells Fargo sued the NBA great to foreclose on his Alpharetta, Ga. mansion last year,..." February 22

  • Hinkie's old boss expected Giannis to be a Sixer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The 2013 NBA draft was one of the strangest in recent memory. There was no consensus first overall pick, which is how Anthony Bennett happens. Nerlens Noel was viewed as a candidate to be the top pick before tearing his ACL late in his lone college season. The Sixers, then under Sam Hinkie,..." February 21

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • Report: League Owners And Executives Routinely Seek Sam Hinkie’s Counsel

    SLAM Online "Former Philadelphia 76ers general manager and president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie was the champion of “The Process.” His bold strategy of accumulating as many draft picks as possible with the hopes of landing a potential superstar has been both praised and criticized by those around the..." February 20

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid: 'We want home-court advantage' in first round

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid is determined to do more than just make the NBA playoffs. The center wants the Sixers to be a top-4 seed in the Eastern Conference. “I think right now, we are two or three games out of the fourth seed,” Embiid said. “Now, we want home-court advantage.” The top four seeds in the..." February 20

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • LeBron to Sixers? Other players don't want that, apparently

    Newark Star-Ledger "For anyone looking at LeBron James through the Sixers' lense, the wind during All-Star Weekend sure seemed to blow in the direction of Philadelphia being a true candidate as James' next destination. First, James raved about Sixers' Joel Embiid at Saturday's Media Day in the Los Angeles..." February 20

  • Ben Simmons Alludes To 76ers Pursuing LeBron In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Ben Simmons alluded to the Philadelphia 76ers pursuing LeBron James this offseason in an Instagram post from All-Star weekend. The 76ers could create max cap space to potentially sign James." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Joel Embiid Expects Ben Simmons To Be An All-Star Next Season

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid predicted that his Sixers teammate Ben Simmons will join him as an All-Star next season. After dropping 19 points in his first All-Star game, Embiid said the Process is coming along nicely in Philly." February 20

  • Jeremy Lin defends JJ Redick over perceived racial slur

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Redick insists that he did not intentionally use a racial slur toward Chinese people when he took part in a recent video celebrating the Chinese New Year, and the first American-born Chinese player to ever play in the NBA believes him. Shortly after Redick issued an apology on Sunday, Jeremy..." February 19

  • 76ers' Redick apologizes for unintentional offensive remark

    Washington Post "The 76ers’ J.J. Redick issued multiple statements Sunday after he appeared to have uttered a racial slur in a video showing NBA players wishing a happy Chinese new year to fans in that country. “I ask your forgiveness. … I am so sorry for upsetting anyone,” Redick said in a lengthy apology posted..." February 19

  • JJ Redick denies apparent racial slur in NBA's Chinese New Year video

    Philly Voice "A video from the NBA's official partner in China that was supposed to celebrate Chinese New Year is now mired in controversy, following the discovery of Sixers guard JJ Redick using what appears to be a racial slur in the video. The available clip shows a deep cast of NBA players and coaches —..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid has interesting strategy to win All-Star MVP

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid will be starting in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game for “Team Stephen.” He’ll share a starting lineup with distance shooters like Stephen Curry and James Harden. But that may not keep the Philadelphia 76ers center from attempting plenty of deep shots on his own. Embiid was asked how he..." February 18

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid is already an all-star starter. His next goal: Becoming the NBA’s best player.

    Washington Post "No one would accuse Joel Embiid of lacking confidence. The only things that can actually match Embiid’s outsized personality are his massive, 7-foot-2 frame and ridiculously diverse skill set. That combination has made him one of the NBA’s most popular players over the past two seasons, and one of..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid Says That His Best Pickup Line Is 'Who Wants to Sex The Process?'

    Complex "For those of you guys out there that just spent (another) Valentine's Day alone, never fear because Joel Embiid has a pickup line that, now that I think about it, it actually only makes sense when he uses it. Sorry. For those of you who think Embiid's method sounds familiar, it's probably..." February 17

  • Joel Embiid digs Donovan Mitchell, but says Ben Simmons deserves Rookie of the Year

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have formed a dynamic partnership on the floor in their first season together with the Philadelphia 76ers. And on Friday night, they'll get to bring that cohesion to the Rising Stars Challenge, where they'll suit up for Team World along with another Sixer, Dario..." February 16

  • Life is sweeter for NBA All-Star Joel Embiid, who is happy to put 'bust' label to rest

    CBS Sports "It's a testament to the meteoric rise of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid over the past two years that the transcendent 23-year-old is the first player since Anthony Davis in 2014 to be on the roster for both the All-Star Game and the Rising Stars Challenge during the same season. And yet..." February 16

  • Charles Barkley and the time he played a 76ers game hammered

    Philly.com "Charles Barkley was on Jimmy Kimmel this week and, as usual, the conversation was fascinating. Barkley doesn’t need talking points. Sit him down and just chat. Right around the 3:03 mark, Kimmel asked about how Barkley was nearly traded by the Sixers to the Lakers in the early..." February 16

  • The Sixers have mishandled Markelle Fultz, and it could put his career at risk

    Philly.com "As they do before every practice, the 76ers’ media-relations staffers took a moment Wednesday morning, during the waning minutes of a pre-game shootaround, to hand out copies of the team’s official medical update. The descriptions of the ailments and injuries, though, weren’t entirely accurate...." February 15

  • Why Ben Simmons is still Rookie of the Year favorite over Donovan Mitchell

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Rookie Donovan Mitchell has led the surprising Utah Jazz to an 11-game winning streak and into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. Along the way, his campaign for Rookie of the Year has picked up steam. Media types and fellow NBA players have been hopping aboard the Mitchell hype..." February 15

  • Markelle Fultz appears to respond to article

    Larry Brown Sports "Markelle Fultz appeared to respond to a lengthy article about him via Twitter on Tuesday. The 2017 No. 1 draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers tweeted the following statements Tuesday. Fultz seems to be dismissing some of the article and saying that people are lying (capping is slang for..." February 13

  • What does Sixers' Joel Embiid think about Markelle Fultz's situation?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The hullabaloo surrounding Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz is never-ending. Monday morning, a couple of detailed stories were published about the strange situation surrounding Fultz, his altered shot and the Sixers handling of the situation. We've covered the saga at length since last..." February 13

  • 'Dramatic' Embiid insists he's fine after injury concern

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid feels OK. The Sixers' big man wants everyone to know he was not in pain after falling and leaving the court during the fourth quarter of the Sixers' 112-98 win over the Clippers Saturday (see observations). “My hand got tangled inside my leg as I was reaching for the ball,”..." February 12

  • Report: Markelle Fultz, 76ers Using VR Goggles to Help with Shooting Struggles

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly begun using virtual reality technology with guard Markelle Fultz as part of his rehabilitation, hoping he can rebuild confidence in his ailing jumper. Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice profiled Fultz's search for his lost jumper and included the..." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Something obviously bothers Sixers' rookie Markelle Fultz that has nothing to do with his shoulder

    Philly.com "This Markelle Fultz situation is a mess. Nah, it’s worse than that. It’s a disaster that doesn’t add up. The 76ers are saying the first overall pick in June’s NBA draft is relearning how to shoot because of “scapular muscle imbalance” in his right shoulder. They’ll tell you that Saturday..." February 12

  • Report: Marco Belinelli to sign with 76ers

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers just got a little bit deeper. Free agent guard Marco Belinelli is set to sign with the Sixers, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Belinelli agreed to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, and he will be free to sign elsewhere upon clearing..." February 11

  • Simmons questions what 'an All-Star is anymore' after latest snub

    Bleacher Report "After being passed over as an All-Star Game injury replacement for New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons gave his opinion on the snub Friday. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Simmons said the following after Charlotte Hornets..." February 10

  • JJ Redick lambastes media for non-stop Markelle Fultz coverage

    Sportsnaut "Here we are approaching the middle of February and Markelle Fultz still has yet to return to action following a swift exit at the beginning of the season. His shoulder is still not right, and Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said “there’s a chance” Fultz will not play this..." February 09

  • 76ers GM: Markelle Fultz might not play this year

    Sportsnaut "Markelle Fultz continues to working back in hopes of returning from a shoulder injury, but the Philadelphia 76ers aren’t expecting him anytime soon and might not be at all. According to Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer, general manager Bryan Colangelo said “there’s a chance” Fultz will not..." February 09

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Australian Parliament Discusses Ben Simmons' Exclusion from NBA All-Star Game

    Complex "Australian Member of Parliament Tim Watts has addressed Parliament to discuss a matter causing great distress to many Australians – the refusal of the NBA to acknowledge Ben Simmons is crushing it and deserves a spot in the NBA All-Star Game. "I rise today to express my outrage at the exclusion..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Should Sixers consider shutting Fultz down for season?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sixers coach Brett Brown was ecstatic after Tuesday night's game. Why wouldn't he be? It was a dominant victory over a Wizards team that entered with the Eastern Conference's third-best record and on a five-game winning streak. The crowd was littered with Eagles fans, the energy palpable after..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Report: Celtics, Nuggets, 76ers frontrunners to trade for Tyreke Evans

    Pro Basketball Talk "Grizzlies guard/forward Tyreke Evans might be the player most likely to get traded before Thursday’s deadline. He’s having a good year on a bad team and will be a free agent next summer. It’ll take cap space or the mid-level exception to give him a starting salary more than $3,948,000. The way..." February 06

  • Sixers a 'frontrunner' to land perimeter scorer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Sixers are evidently still keen on adding a scorer off the bench. They're one of three teams considered to be "frontrunners" for Memphis Grizzlies guard and Chester native Tyreke Evans, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It was reported last week that the Grizzlies were seeking a..." February 06

  • Philadelphia acting as buyers at trade deadline

    Clutch Points "With the trade deadline only a few days away, teams are continuing to be active ahead of it and are looking for possible deals that could help their current situations. One of them is the Philadelphia 76ers, who are looking to add some more assets to their fold. The 76ers are reportedly looking..." February 06

  • Report: Bucks, Sixers, Thunder Interested In Dewayne Dedmon

    SLAM Online "The 16-37 Atlanta Hawks are in “full-scale sell mode” ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Big man Dewayne Dedmon, who is averaging 10.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in just 23.3 minutes, is apparently the “most coveted” of Atlanta’s available..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Joel Embiid says body feels 'fine' after first back-to-back of season

    ESPN "The Philadelphia 76ers didn't get the win Saturday night, but they did have something small to celebrate as star Joel Embiid played in both games of a back-to-back for the first time in his career. Embiid finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the team's 100-92 road loss to the Indiana..." February 04