76ers Rumors & News

  • Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons top Vegas odds for NBA Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "A ballyhooed NBA rookie class has caused disagreement among Las Vegas oddsmakers. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook on Wednesday opened Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at 9-5. The next day, the Westgate SuperBook went with Philadelphia 76ers..." August 18

  • Dikembe Mutombo: Joel Embiid is ‘like my son’

    Larry Brown Sports "The kinship of Philadelphia 76ers big men runs rather deep. Retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo told Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that he sees star Sixers center Joel Embiid like a son and prays daily for the 23-year-old and his healing. Mutombo presumably sees a lot of..." August 17

  • Markelle Fultz Picks Kobe Bryant over LeBron James

    SLAM Online "Echoing Michael Jordan and Keyon Martin‘s comments, Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz thinks Kobe Bryant was a better player than LeBron James. During an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Fultz said that LeBron is “on the way there” but still needs time to surpass Kobe in his mind. “I think..." August 14

  • Fultz names Lonzo as toughest opponent in college, wants BBB gear

    Lakers Nation "This year’s NBA Draft unfolded just as most experts believed it would, with the Philadelphia 76ers selecting Markelle Fultz first and the Los Angeles Lakers taking Lonzo Ball second, creating an instant rivalry. The two will forever be compared to each other, as well as other top point guards..." August 13

  • Sixers-Knicks slated for Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "An old-school rivalry with a new-school look will take center stage on Christmas Day 2017. According to a report from Spike Eskin of Sports Radio 94WIP in Philadelphia, the Sixers will take on the Knicks in a Christmas Day game this year. The 2017-18 NBA regular season schedule hasn't been..." August 10

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Celtics, Sixers will play each other in London on Jan. 11

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA is headed to London for the eighth time, and this time they are bringing two of the best stories in the league with them. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will play a regular season game on Jan. 11 at the O2 Arena in London, it was announced Thursday. That’s a lot of..." August 10

  • Jahlil Okafor admits he has thought about possibility of playing elsewhere

    Larry Brown Sports "Many are surprised that Jahlil Okafor has lasted this long in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, and that apparently includes even Okafor himself. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, the 21-year-old big man was asked if he has thought about the possibility of playing in another city. “I have,”..." August 09

  • Despite trade rumors, Jahlil Okafor 'couldn't be happier' playing in Philadelphia

    CBS Sports "When Jahlil Okafor was drafted by the 76ers, it was not a marriage made in heaven. Philadelphia had already drafted Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid in previous drafts. On top of that, Okafor's traditional back-to-the-basket style didn't mesh with the Sixers' system. He just did not fit in. He's..." August 08

  • Ben Simmons Says He’ll Be a ‘Scary Sight’

    SLAM Online "Ben Simmons says he’ll be a “scary sight” in 2017-18. In an Instagram intended to give Sixers fans even more reason to be hyped about their team’s future, Simmons wrote that he is “ready to grab this up coming season by the throat.” The 21-year-old’s rookie campaign was cut short by a..." August 08

  • Ben Simmons: ‘Philly, It’s Going To Be A Scary Sight’

    CBS Philly "Ben Simmons is doing a good job of getting 76ers fans hyped for the 2017-18 season. Simmons, 21, missed his entire first NBA season after having foot surgery and posted on his Instagram account on Monday saying, “I would have killed the old me on the court.” Simmons was Philadelphia’s No. 1..." August 07

  • Jayson Tatum: Celtics would’ve drafted me No. 1, but 76ers didn’t know

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics president Danny Ainge said he would’ve drafted Jayson Tatum No. 1. Of course, Boston traded down with the 76ers (who took Markelle Fultz with the first pick) then got Tatum at No. 3. Know who believes Ainge? Tatum. Tatum, via WTF In The Attic: The Celtics was always going to..." August 07

  • JJ Redick says Rockets changed offer from four years to three years

    Hoops Hype "Former Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick signed a one-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers this summer. He spoke with Alex Kennedy about his choice on The HoopsHype Podcast. One interesting note is that Redick said the Rockets originally offered a four-year deal, but then..." August 05

  • J.J. Redick says a surprise drill with Joel Embiid and Brett Brown at 1 a.m. convinced him to sign with the 76ers

    Business Insider "The moment J.J. Redick knew he wanted to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers came at 1 a.m. on the first day of free agency. After five years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Redick knew he'd be looking for a new team in a new city, but wasn't sure exactly where. The 76ers, with a roster stacked..." August 03

  • Mutombo: Embiid could be better than me, except at shot-blocking

    The Undefeated "A busy Dikembe Mutombo, with his 7-foot-2 frame, tried to get comfortable in a chair on Tuesday evening before pulling three cellphones out of his sweat jacket pockets. Two are the Hall of Famer’s personal phones and one is from the NBA in his role as ambassador for the league. Considering..." August 02

  • Report: Free agent Gerald Henderson could miss entire season after hip surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gerald Henderson looked like one of the top free agents available. This could explain why. That’s a bummer for Henderson, who at least got a $9 million payout from the 76ers last season. At 29, he could have trouble regaining the athleticism necessary to be effective." August 02

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid still not cleared for full basketball activity

    Newark Star-Ledger "Excitement around the 2017-18 Sixers is palpable in Philadelphia. Of course, any enthusiasm around this rising team comes with one major caveat: Health. In the case of Joel Embiid, the former No. 3 overall pick has only played 31 total games in three seasons. While those games set the..." August 02

  • Markelle Fultz gets shaded by Atlanta sports station

    Larry Brown Sports "Markelle Fultz is feeling the heat even before his first career game in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie threw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park on Monday ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies-Atlanta Braves game and got some major shade tossed his way in a tweet by the Braves’ FOX..." August 01

  • Fultz: 'For sure' 76ers will make playoffs this year

    CBS Philly "The Sixers certainly do not lack confidence. With a healthy Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, plus the additions of J.J. Redick, Amir Johnson, and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz many believe the Sixers can go from 28 wins to a playoff berth. Fultz expects the Sixers to make the playoffs." July 28

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

    TMZ "Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. There is one way --..." July 23

  • 76ers second-rounder Jonah Bolden signs in Israel

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jonah Bolden – No. 16 on my draft board – slipped all the way to the 76ers at No. 36 in the NBA draft. An impressive summer league has raised his stock significantly. But Philadelphia won’t reap the rewards this season. Bolden signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the team..." July 21

  • Did LeBron James troll world with birthday tweet to Ben Simmons?

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Internet was whipped up into a veritable frenzy earlier this week when Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons shot out a cryptic tweet directed at LeBron James. And now it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is perhaps engaging in some social media chicanery in light of it..." July 20

  • Sixers guard J.J. Redick: 'No joy' in the way Clippers played last season

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers again ran into injury problems in the playoffs last season, losing to the Utah Jazz in the first round without Blake Griffin, who suffered a toe injury and missed the final four games of the series. In the months since, the Clippers have taken on a new look, trading..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • J.J. Redick says Houston offered more total money than Philadelphia

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among contracts that turned heads of casual fans this summer was the Sixers giving J.J. Redick $23 million next season. That’s not a bad deal — it’s a lot of money, but it’s just for one season preserving cap space for next summer, and it fills a position of need with one of the best shooters in..." July 19

  • Former No. 1 pick Kwame Brown blames Sixers medical staff for premature end to career

    Sportsnaut "As the first high-school player to ever be drafted No. 1 overall, Kwame Brown entered the NBA with some serious pressure on his broad shoulders. And though his career did last 12 years, it wasn’t filled with highlights, playoff victories or championships. Instead, he’s always going to be..." July 19

  • Dots connecting Cavaliers' LeBron James to Sixers in 2018

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the summer of 2018 hits, the NBA world will belong to LeBron James again. The best player in the world can hit the free-agent market, once again choosing his next stop and future. While an eventual landing spot in Los Angeles has been the hot rumor this summer, dots are connecting James to..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Philadelphia fans blindsided by and furious over Allen Iverson's late BIG3 scratch

    USA Today "Allen Iverson’s entrance at the BIG3’s first showcase in the city he once called home was full of flashing lights, blaring music and the roars of the fans. It was all downhill from there. Iverson, the Philadelphia 76ers legend who has been the face of Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league, did..." July 17

  • LaVar Ball continues feud with Joel Embiid: 'Like I said, his vocabulary is limited'

    CBS Sports "The NBA's longest-running offseason feud has a new chapter, as LaVar Ball has responded to the news of Joel Embiid being fined $10K for saying "f--- LaVar Ball" in a social media video. Embiid did not regret the comments, saying a few days afterward, "I think most people have been wanting to..." July 16

  • Charles Barkley: Sixers ‘definitely’ will make playoffs in 2017-18

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid tweeted last month about playoff spots opening up in the Eastern Conference thanks to several star players moving out west (see story). Embiid presumably meant that would allow the Sixers to snag one of the precious postseason slots. However, former Sixers great and Hall of Famer,..." July 15

  • Sergio Rodriguez agrees to deal with CSKA Moscow

    ESPN "Sergio Rodriguez reportedly will again play in the EuroLeague after a one-year return to the NBA last season. The point guard, who played last season for the Philadelphia 76ers, agreed to a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, according to multiple reports. Freelance journalist David Pick..." July 15

  • 76ers, Celtics to play in London

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers finally appear ready to bear fruit after years of historic losing. Philadelphia fans are excited, buying tickets in droves. But the 76ers won’t host a fully 41 games in Philadelphia next season. It’s a little strange the NBA would take a home game from such a large market. There..." July 14

  • Joel Embiid Says He's Glad He Went After LaVar Ball in Instagram Comments

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid doesn't have any regrets about going after LaVar Ball. Shortly after the NBA announced it had fined the Philadelphia 76ers center $10,000 for saying "F--k LaVar Ball" on Instagram, Embiid told the Variety Sports and Entertainment Panel on Thursday he was "glad" he voiced his opinion..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I want to win a championship next year’

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid doesn’t want to spend another June in the lottery. In June of 2018, the Philadelphia 76ers big man wants to be hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s certainly a lofty goal. Of course, staying on the floor will be important. Embiid was drafted in 2014, but missed all of his..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Despite 1-year deal, JJ Redick wants to finish career with Sixers

    CSN Philly "JJ Redick signed a lucrative $23 million, one-year deal with the Sixers, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's going anywhere next summer. Redick envisions this contract as only the beginning of a lengthy tenure in Philadelphia. "My hope is that this is a long-term thing and that I'm here..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Five NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

    Sportsnaut "Money might have flown around the NBA during the early stages of free agency, but that wasn’t the only avenue teams used to upgrade their rosters. More so than in previous years, the trade route become a prevalent area for teams to address weaknesses. From the Houston Rockets adding Chris Paul..." July 11

  • Malik Monk on Fultz vs. Ball: ‘Markelle does a little bit more’

    Yardbarker "It was surprising how far Malik Monk fell on NBA Draft night. The sweet-shooting Kentucky guard who hung 47 on eventual national champ North Carolina early in the season somehow plummeted to No. 11 overall. The Hornets were thrilled to snag him there. Following the draft, Monk answered five..." July 11

  • Ben Simmons says he's starting PG, expects to work well with Markelle Fultz

    ESPN "Ben Simmons has bought into coach Brett Brown's vision that Simmons will be the Philadelphia 76ers' starting point guard for the 2017-18 season. "I think you can move me anywhere. But I'm a starting point guard," Simmons told reporters Sunday at the Las Vegas summer league. If he is..." July 10

  • Patrick Patterson appears to criticize NBA over Joel Embiid fine

    Larry Brown Sports "At least one fellow NBA big man is not pleased about Joel Embiid’s recent fine for using profanity on social media. In a tweet on Sunday, new Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson appeared to criticize the NBA over Embiid’s $10,000 fine. Embiid was handed the punishment by..." July 10

  • Markelle Fultz Says He's OK After Ankle Injury Suffered in NBA Summer League

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz tweeted he is "OK" on Sunday, a day after he sprained his left ankle in Las Vegas Summer League play: Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported Fultz's injury, initially diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain, was downgraded to a regular ankle sprain. He is..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid misinterprets, takes issue with ESPN graphic

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got a little bit confused by an ESPN graphic on Saturday. The always outspoken big man spotted an ESPN graphic displayed during a summer league telecast that he thought meant he had yet to play a single NBA game, and called out the network..." July 09

  • No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz officially signs with the Sixers

    CSN Philly "Markelle Fultz is officially a Sixer. The No. 1 overall pick signed his rookie contract Saturday, two weeks after the Sixers traded up with the Boston Celtics to draft the Washington product. “Markelle Fultz possesses elite basketball skills, instincts and talent which prompted us to move..." July 09

  • Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz helped off floor after spraining ankle

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's summer league game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Las Vegas, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Fultz was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle. Sixers president of..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media. Embiid used said "F--k LaVar Ball" while on Instagram live." July 08

  • LaVar Ball Rips Joel Embiid After Profane Comments, Says He 'Only Knows 3 Words'

    Bleacher Report "The verbal sparring between LaVar Ball and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continued Friday with Ball questioning the promising big man's intelligence. When asked by TMZ Sports about Embiid recently saying, "F--k LaVar Ball," on Instagram live, the Ball family patriarch fired back: "The..." July 07

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