76ers Rumors & News

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I’m the Best Defensive Player in the League’

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid says he’s the NBA’s top defensive player, “not to be cocky” or anything. Embiid’s massive block on a driving Damian Lillard punctuated the Sixers’ 101-81 win Wednesday night against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. The big fella lead Philly with a 28 points, 12 rebounds and..." November 23

  • Sixers fans chant ‘We want Okafor’ in support of Jahlil Okafor at Blazers game

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers enjoyed a comfy lead over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, getting ahead early, as they honed into a struggling C.J. McCollum, who hit only one of his 14 field goal attempts for the game. The game was a foregone conclusion in favor of the home team’s fans,..." November 23

  • Embiid says he's up to 81 percent health, shouts out Jalen Rose

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid is having an incredible run of fun and general career success over the last few weeks. He’s expanded his time on the floor, stayed healthy and hit a career-high in points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. But he’s also got some wins in the social sphere, getting praise from Shaq..." November 22

  • Ben Simmons shooting 33 percent from outside the paint this season

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is playing like a savvy veteran in his first year in the NBA. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft is a matchup problem for opposing teams, thanks to his blend of size, mobility, and elite court vision, which have all garnered him comparison to..." November 22

  • Joel Embiid not afraid of retaliation for trash talk: 'I'm a big dude, and I'm African'

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is quickly developing into one of the best trash talkers in the NBA. He's exchanged words with Hassan Whiteside, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, to name a few, and most of the time it's seemingly been all in the spirit of good competition -- no hard..." November 22

  • Markelle Fultz out at least another 2-3 weeks

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz has already missed over two weeks with a shoulder injury and could be out quite a bit longer. According to Sam Amico, the Sixers aren’t expecting Fultz back for another two or three weeks. So, it could easily be more than a couple weeks..." November 19

  • Durant jokes that fear of Embiid's tweets sparked Warriors' comeback

    SLAM Online "Fighting back from a 22-point halftime deficit, the Warriors were able to defeat the Sixers 124-116 on Saturday. After the game, Kevin Durant quipped that the Warriors didn’t want to lose, especially because Joel Embiid would have “gone straight to twitter and start talkin’ shit.” " November 19

  • Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: ‘What he did in LA was terrifying’

    Sportsnaut "Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors will take on an upstart Philadelphia 76ers team for the second time in a week Saturday night. Having already played Philadelphia, Kerr knows how good this young team is. While Golden State did come out on top last Saturday, the team saw first hand what..." November 18

  • Ben Simmons regrets spending $10K on Savannah cats

    Uproxx "When Ben Simmons was selected first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, he was automatically slated to make $5.9 million in his first year as a professional basketball player thanks to how NBA rookie contracts are structured. Simmons will make nearly $20 million over the..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid makes NBA history, but says he's still only at '69 percent'

    CBS Sports "Not many players can say they've done something that no NBA player has ever done before. After Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid can proudly make that claim. In a thoroughly dominating performance, Embiid finished with career-highs in points (46), assists (seven), blocks (seven),..." November 16

  • Sources: 76ers, Robert Covington finalizing four-year, $62 million contract extension

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington is finalizing a four-year, $62 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Covington's representatives with CAA Sports are expecting a signed agreement as soon as the end of this week, league..." November 16

  • Ben Simmons to Play for Australia in 2020 Olympics

    SLAM Online "Ben Simmons says he’ll suit up for the Aussie Boomers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Simmons, 21, was born in Melbourne, and says “Australian basketball is going in the right direction.” The star rookie is averaging 17.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Philadelphia Sixers." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • What Robert Covington's new contract could look like

    NBC Philadelphia "When the clock strikes midnight, Robert Covington will be eligible to sign a contract extension and finally begin earning what he's worth. The timing couldn't be better. Covington, who the Sixers certainly already valued highly, scored a career-high 31 points Tuesday night in Los Angeles,..." November 15

  • 76ers still do not have timetable regarding Markelle Fultz’s return

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers still do not have a timetable surrounding Markelle Fultz’s return to action. Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, began experiencing shoulder discomfort in the preseason, and that carried over into the start of the regular season. He still played four games —..." November 15

  • Sixers' Amir Johnson takes not playing in stride

    Philly.com "One would assume that Amir Johnson would have been frustrated with not playing in Saturday night’s 135-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles native had several family members in attendance for that particular game in Oakland. Plus, Johnson signed a one-year, $11 million deal..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Joel Embiid Dominates Willie Reed: ‘I Don’t Know, What’s His Name?’

    CBS Philly "Many people hadn’t heard of Willie Reed until Monday night, including Joel Embiid. Embiid dominated the Clippers’ second-year backup center during a stretch in the second quarter. Eventually, it led to Reed’s WWE-style takedown of Embiid, resulting in a flagrant 1." November 14

  • Joel Embiid says he 'loves' Lonzo Ball despite social media trash talk

    ESPN "Joel Embiid wants to make one thing clear before his first appearance in Los Angeles this week: He "loves" Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. All that beef the Philadelphia 76ers star center seemed to have with Ball and his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, on social media is just trash talk as..." November 13

  • Embiid excited to face Warriors, told Draymond he's 'gonna kick his ass'

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid has fired the first shots in a 'friendly' war of words between him and Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green. During an interview, Embiid detailed an experience with Green where the Philadelphia 76ers center told him exactly what was on his mind. "I saw Draymond..." November 10

  • Sixers, Robert Covington On Track For Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran forward Robert Covington will become eligible for a contract renegotiation next Wednesday, and he and the Sixers are on track to get something done quickly, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). ESPN’s Zach Lowe expressed a similar sentiment, writing today that a..." November 10

  • Ben Simmons Calls NCAA 'Dirty Business,' Says He Learned More in NBA Than LSU

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons has never been shy about his disdain for the NCAA's business practices. The former LSU star doubled down on some of his criticisms in an interview with Uninterrupted, calling the NCAA a "dirty business." "It's a dirty business… You have to put up with it,..." November 09

  • Sixers' Brett Brown thinks 'redshirt' year benefited Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

    Philly.com "76ers point guard Ben Simmons plays like a four-year veteran – not the rookie he is. That same could be said last season about his teammate, Joel Embiid. Brett Brown has an idea why. “I think the fact that they sat out and got older and bigger and stronger and I think smarter, how could that..." November 09

  • Suns Interested In Jahlil Okafor

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns have interest in trading for Jahlil Okafor. The Suns don't currently have a roster spot available, but that could change once they part ways with Greg Monroe via trade or buyout. Phoenix is rebuilding and presumably view Okafor as a potential reclamation project." November 08

  • Rookie of the year favorite Ben Simmons is taking the NBA by storm

    USA Today "The minute Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons stepped on the court for his first professional game, he was ready to excel in the NBA. “I feel like I’ve been preparing for this moment my whole life,” Simmons told USA TODAY Sports. “I put a lot of work in during the summer and when I was out..." November 08

  • Are Sixers overprotecting Joel Embiid? Opponent thinks so

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be held out for rest against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, and it’s evoking quite the reaction from Jazz counterpart Rudy Gobert. Gobert said before the game that he believes the Sixers are overprotecting Embiid, per Eric Woodyard of The Deseret..." November 07

  • Joel Embiid To Miss Tuesday's Game Due To 'Load Management'

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers are resting Joel Embiid as they begin a West Coast road trip. Embiid has averaged 27.6 minutes and played in eight of nine games. The reason Embiid is sitting on Tuesday is due to "load management." " November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Bulls, Hawks Most Likely Suitors For Jahlil Okafor?

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls and Hawks appear to be the most likely landing spots for Jahlil Okafor, according to TNT’s David Aldridge, who cites league sources in his latest report at NBA.com. However, the Sixers continue to hold out for “at least a draft pick,” Aldridge writes. While it’s not clear if Aldridge..." November 06

  • Markelle Fultz Is Shooting Left-Handed As He Rehabs His Right Shoulder

    Dime Magazine "One of the stranger storylines early in this NBA season has been Sixers rookie and top overall pick from the 2017 NBA Draft Markelle Fultz’s shoulder injury. Fultz played the first four games of the season in Philadelphia, but there was something clearly wrong with his right shoulder as he had..." November 06

  • Celtics reportedly unwilling to swap first-rounder for Okafor

    CBS Sports "Despite working hard in the offseason to change his diet and show up to training camp in tremendous shape, Jahlil Okafor never really got a chance with the Philadelphia 76ers this season. He's played in just one of the Sixers' nine games, and that was only because Joel Embiid wasn't yet cleared to..." November 05

  • Sixers rookie Ben Simmons joins elite company with second triple-double

    CBS Sports "Often you will hear that players have done something that put them in exclusive or elite company. Few times, however, has that been as true as the company Ben Simmons joined Friday night when he recorded his second career triple-double. The Philadelphia 76ers' rookie point guard finished with..." November 04

  • Ben Simmons becomes latest player to have jersey rip in game

    Pro Basketball Talk "First, it was the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis. Then it was LeBron James. Now the Sixers’ Ben Simmons has become the latest player to have his jersey get ripped during a game. Friday night, Indiana’s Lance Stephenson pulled on the jersey, although to be honest in the video it’s not that hard a tug...." November 04

  • Report: Jahlil Okafor trade could be based on second-round picks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor wants the 76ers to trade him or buy him out. 76ers president Bryan Colangelo, as relayed by Okafor himself, refuses a buyout. But a trade? That would work for Philadelphia, which just declined Okafor’s fourth-year option. What do the 76ers want? Adrian Wojnarowski of..." November 02

  • Sam Hinkie Subtweeted The Sixers After The Astros ‘Plan’ Won Them A World Series

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Astros emerged triumphant in the 2017 World Series and, while that victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers was intriguing on a number of levels, an off-the-radar person in the sports world weighed in beautifully after the fact. On Thursday afternoon, former Philadelphia 76ers general..." November 02

  • Joel Embiid Didn’t Buy Anything With $148 Million Extension

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid inked a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Sixers last month, but the big fella doesn’t feel a need to splurge. The fun-loving 23-year-old did buy his folks a new home prior to the new deal, however. The Sixers raised more than a few eyebrows after..." November 02

  • Report: Sixers will not buy out Jahlil Okafor, still looking for trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor made it clear: He wants out of Philadelphia. Now. “It could be a buyout, it could be a trade. I just want something to happen rather quickly.” It’s not going to be a buyout, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Sixers did not pick up the fourth-year option on Okafor,..." November 02

  • Joel Embiid Claims He No Longer Has A Minutes Restriction

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia 76ers have, understandably, proceeded with caution with their star big man Joel Embiid. After all, injuries limited him to just 31 games over the course of his first three years in the NBA. Entering this season, the organization planned to keep him on a pretty tight leash as well,..." November 02

  • Celtics Considered Most Likely Destination For Jahlil Okafor If Bought Out

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are considered the most likely destination for Jahlil Okafor if he agrees upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics have expressed interest in Okafor in the past and they also own a disabled player exception." November 01

  • Okafor Says He Want 76ers Contract Buyout or Trade

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor said Wednesday that he would like either to be bought out or traded, according to Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia. His comments don't come as much of a surprise, as Okafor doesn't appear to have a future with the Sixers. On Tuesday, the team..." November 01

  • Jahlil Okafor reportedly could push for contract buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday decided not to pick up their fourth-year option on Jahlil Okafor, which could have a ripple effect. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reports that Okafor could now seek a contract buyout from Philly after the team decided they don’t want him back next year. A..." October 31

  • Sixers will not pick up Jahlil Okafor's fourth-year option

    Philly Voice "Halloween is deadline day for teams to pick up rookie contract options, and the Sixers have finally made a decision on one of their most polarizing players. The team will not pick up the fourth-year option on the contract of center Jahlil Okafor, according to a team source who spoke with..." October 31

  • 76ers rookie Ben Simmons not impressed with strong start: 'I need to pick it up'

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons missed all of last season with a broken foot, but the wait for his debut has been worth it for the Philadelphia 76ers. The rookie is averaging 18.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists through his first seven games. He has already recorded one triple-double, and his assist numbers..." October 31

  • 76ers Pick Up Rookie Scale Options On Everyone But Jahlil Okafor

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have picked up their rookie scale team options on Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Justin Anderson and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, but they have yet to do so for Jahlil Okafor. The 76ers are shopping Okafor in trade talks with other teams as both sides would like to move on." October 31

  • J.J. Redick denies Doc Rivers’ claim that he begged to come back

    Clutch Points "The L.A. Clippers overcame a massive overhaul this summer after star dynamo Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets for variable pieces over the summer. While many aimed to say a somewhat abrasive culture was the reason for his exit, head coach Doc Rivers pointed out that the culture is..." October 31

  • Doc Rivers: J.J. Redick Begged To Re-Sign With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "J.J. Redick left the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. For months, Redick was mentioned in the media as a player likely to leave the Clippers but Doc Rivers maintains Redick wanted to re-sign with the Clippers. "Who controls the culture?" Rivers asked..." October 30

  • 76ers announce Markelle Fultz out indefinitely

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers announced that rookie point guard Markelle Fultz will be out indefinitely with soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder. Doctors confirmed that there is no structural impairment to the shoulder, and he will continue his physiotherapy treatment...." October 29