76ers Rumors & News

  • Joel Embiid Doesn't Feel Like NBA Player Because He Doesn't Play Back-to-Backs

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been outspoken recently regarding minutes restrictions and the team's conservative plan to keep him healthy, and he admitted frustration Friday when he disclosed he hasn't yet been cleared to play in back-to-backs. "I just want to feel like an NBA..." October 20

  • In first chance to stick to Joel Embiid's minutes restriction, Sixers go for the win

    CBS Sports "Two days after 76ers coach Brett Brown told the Philadelphia Enquirer that Joel Embiid's minutes, for at least the early part of the season, would likely be limited to "somewhere in the teens," the prized Philadelphia big man promptly logged almost 27 minutes in a 120-115 season-opening loss to..." October 19

  • Markelle Fultz says he's close to 100 percent

    Sportsnaut "Though the Philadelphia 76ers cannot escape injuries plaguing top draft picks, Markelle Fultz believes his shoulder is almost healed. According to Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times, the Washington product said he’s “getting close” to 100 percent. We’re not in the training room with..." October 19

  • Joel Embiid to start season opener

    Fanrag Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will open their 2017-18 season Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, and with “The Process” resulting in the team stockpiling young talent there’s some optimism in the City of Brotherly Love. One of those key young options is center Joel Embiid, who has only..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Tiago Splitter Hopes To Land NBA Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran center Tiago Splitter is shopping around for an NBA contract, he told Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype in a Q&A session. Splitter revealed that he had discussions with the Cavaliers, Jazz and Clippers but nothing came to fruition. He worked out for the Clippers in July. He also received..." October 17

  • Sixers' Dario Saric is tirelessly improving his game

    Philly.com "Sixers coach Brett Brown said it was a fight getting Dario Saric to sit out the first two preseason games. “He hates it. He can’t stand it,” Brown said of Saric’s reaction to forced rest. “He doesn’t want to let people down, and he wants to fight through things.” Dario Saric loves playing..." October 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid profanely expresses his frustration at early minutes restriction

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to play it safe with their franchise center Joel Embiid at the start of the season. Makes sense given his lengthy injury history and recent knee surgery that he is still working his way back from. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters on Monday that..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Bummer for Joel Embiid: Brett Brown expects his minutes to be 'in the teens' early

    Philly.com "The extent of Joel Embiid’s availability is perhaps the biggest 76ers storyline entering the regular season. It was obvious that as of Monday afternoon the Sixers hadn’t discussed a minutes restriction with their franchise center. That’s when Brett Brown was asked how many minutes a game Embiid..." October 16

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Trash Talk With Joel Embiid ‘All Fun’

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Battling Joel Embiid in the post is one thing. Battling Embiid on social media? All in good fun, Hassan Whiteside said Sunday. Two days after the two first went back and forth on the court in the Miami Heat's exhibition loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Kansas City, with Embiid gesturing to the..." October 16

  • So who are these Philadelphia 76ers really?

    Yardbarker "The noxious preemptive smugness from the Sam Hinkie acolytes is a bit rich, but the Sixers appear to have set themselves up well. Lottery picks abound: the best point guard prospect since Kyrie Irving, a uniquely talented creative forward, a Rookie of the Year runner-up (if slightly fraudulent),..." October 15

  • No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to begin season on 76ers bench

    Sporting News "76ers point guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, will not be in Philadelphia’s starting lineup when the team opens its season Wednesday night at the Wizards, coach Brett Brown said Sunday. Since a knee issue has kept Fultz out of most of the preseason — he’s seen..." October 15

  • Emeka Okafor to join Sixers' G League team with hopes of playing in NBA again

    ESPN "Emeka Okafor has agreed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers' G League team, the Delaware 87ers, in hopes of signing with an NBA team in the coming months, league sources told ESPN. Okafor, the second overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, was in training camp with the 76ers before the club waived..." October 15

  • 76ers waive vets Emeka Okafor, Kris Humphries

    Sports Talk Philly "The Philadelphia 76ers closed out their preseason schedule with a convincing victory over the Miami Heat on Friday, 119-95. Ben Simmons led the way with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists while J.J. Redick added 19 of his own. Following the game, the Sixers waived a trio of guys as their..." October 14

  • Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid go at it on Twitter

    The Sports Daily "It may have only been an exhibition matchup, but Friday night’s game between the Sixers and Heat showed that Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are already in midseason form. Embiid and Whiteside battled it out on the court from the moment the game tipped off, which was evidenced by the Heat..." October 14

  • What will Markelle Fultz's role be?

    Newark Star-Ledger "What a difference a month can make for Sixers' rookie Markelle Fultz. Just a few weeks removed from being selected with the No. 1 overall pick, Fultz was standing out in Utah and Las Vegas summer league play. He lulled defenders to sleep with his dribble hesitation moves, and letting contested..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Jahlil Okafor: I’m the sad cautionary tale of 76ers’ Process

    New York Post "The 76ers rewarded oft-injured center Joel Embiid with a max contract extension earlier this week. Ben Simmons seems poised to be a future star — and not a center — for Philadelphia after he missed his entire rookie season injured last year. Croatian rookie Dario Saric rose out of nowhere last..." October 13

  • Joel Embiid shows the Nets what they’re missing in their rebuild

    New York Post "The Nets’ rebuilding was always going to be near-impossible because they lack their own draft picks, presumably franchise-changing lottery ones to get a transformational player. In the Nets’ 133-114 preseason-ending loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, Joel Embiid reminded them just how pivotal a..." October 12

  • 76ers preview: Embiid, Simmons, Fultz make it hard to temper Philly expectations

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers signed Joel Embiid to a five-year, $148 million contract extension that reportedly could pay him as much as $178 million if he hits certain incentives. Reminder: Embiid missed his first two NBA seasons due to knee, back and foot injuries and has only played in 31..." October 11

  • 76ers Have Limited Protections In Contract With Joel Embiid

    Real GM Basketball "The five-year, $146.5 million contract of Joel Embiid with the Philadelphia 76ers is essentially guaranteed unless he suffers a catastrophic injury. The current figure is based upon the NBA's latest cap projections for the 18-19 season. Across each of the final four seasons of the extension,..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Sixers, Joel Embiid Have Agreed To A Five-Year Max Extension

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia 76ers are putting their money where their process is. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are giving their young, budding superstar center Joel Embiid a max contract extension that will keep him if Philly for six more years, including the 2017-18 season he’s already..." October 10

  • Sixers' Holmes out indefinitely with wrist injury

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that forward Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the radial bone of his left wrist. The injury occurred at the 1:37 mark in the third quarter of Friday night’s game vs. Boston." October 08

  • Joel Embiid dominates full-court Sixers scrimmage, but team remains cautious

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid has no intention of waiting for the regular season to play in a game. He wants to play preseason basketball. Period. Alas, he is at the mercy of an overly cautious Sixers medical staff. “I trust them, but at the same time, I have a voice, too,” Embiid said Thursday. “I think they..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • David Fizdale: ‘They’re Not Talking About Ben Simmons Enough’

    SLAM Online "Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was impressed with Sixers rookie Ben Simmons after Simmons made his pre-season debut on Wednesday. In an interview with Inquirer‘s Marc Narducci, Fizdale called Simmons a “big-time talent,” while adding, “I don’t want to see [him] for the next 15 years.” “Oh my..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Markelle Fultz tweaked his jump shot and it’s causing concern

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers had an open scrimmage over the weekend, and one of the big storylines was that Ben Simmons looked dominant (and while Joel Embiid danced around the court he did not play). But watch the video and you notice something else — Jerryd Bayless and other Sixers defenders played off No. 1..." October 02

  • Sixers say Embiid will be back to 'old Joel'

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid could be moving closer to playing for the 76ers. Sixers forward Robert Covington said his teammate “looked good” in Friday’s half-court, five-on-five scrimmage. While it wasn’t full court, this marked the first time Embiid went five-on-five in over sixth months. Embiid played in..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Markelle Fultz feels 'sorry' for teams that have to face him and Ben Simmons

    CSN Philly "Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz have been waiting for this day. For Simmons, it has been a year since he suffered a season-ending injury in training camp. For Fultz, it has been months since draft night in June. The rookies went through their first practice of camp on Tuesday. They also got..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Sixers' Jerryd Bayless criticizes Trump for anthem comments

    Philly.com "Jerryd Bayless is outspoken when it comes to social issues. So as expected, the Sixers reserve combo weighed in Monday on President Trump’s sharp criticism of athletes who have staged silent protests during the national anthem. “I think what he’s done in dividing us and his narrow-minded views..." September 26

  • Ben Simmons says he's 'ready to go'; Joel Embiid shooting for opener

    ESPN "Ben Simmons said Monday at the Philadelphia 76ers' media day that his foot is "100 percent" and he is ready to become a leader this season. Simmons missed last season with a broken right foot but said Monday he's "ready to go" with no restrictions. He said the year off "was frustrating to..." September 25

  • 76ers sign Emeka Okafor

    Fanrag Sports "While it was previously reported that the Philadelphia 76ers would be signing veteran big man Kris Humphries, the Eastern Conference franchise made such a move official on Monday morning. But wait, there’s more! In addition to announcing the addition of Humphries, the 76ers have also formally..." September 25

  • No longer just rebuilding, 76ers owners now look to expand

    USA Today "With the last two No. 1 overall picks set to join a promising core, the Philadelphia 76ers view themselves as a team on the rise. Their ownership sees the same opportunities for their other franchises. Josh Harris and David Blitzer formed Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment on Monday,..." September 25

  • Sixers Expected To Sign Jacob Pullen

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers and point guard Jacob Pullen have agreed to a deal that will see Pullen attend training camp with the club, according to international basketball reporter David Pick (Twitter link). Pullen, a former Kansas State standout, went undrafted in 2011 and has spent his professional career..." September 22

  • Sixers to sign Kris Humphries to non-guaranteed deal, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers have come to terms with power forward Kris Humphries on a non-guaranteed deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Charania reported that Humphries impressed in workouts earlier in the week, and will report to the team on Sunday for training camp. The 13-year veteran spent..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • 76ers exploring trade market for Jahlil Okafor 'to see what's out there'

    CBS Sports "Whether it's now, at the trade deadline or next summer, it doesn't look like Jahlil Okafor's time in Philadelphia will last much longer. Sixers head coach Brett Brown admitted as much on Wednesday when asked about the team's plan for the former No. 3 overall pick, saying the team is currently..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Colangelo 'cautiously optimistic' Embiid extension will get done

    Sportsnaut "As the upstart Philadelphia 76ers prepare to start training camp, there’s a ton of excitement surrounding the team. Sure Ben Simmons returning to full health and the selection of Markelle Fultz helps with this excitement. But coming off an injury-plagued and equally impressive 2016-17 campaign,..." September 20

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20