76ers Rumors & News

  • Henderson to teach Sixers how to be pros

    Philly.com "Gerald Henderson Jr. see his leadership role with the 76ers similar to the one he had last season with Portland. “We [the Blazers] weren’t as young,” he said, “but being one of the guys with more experience, you are put in a position to help the younger guys. Teach them what you know, how to..." September 30

  • Sixers' Simmons suffers fracture after rolling ankle

    Philly.com "TOWARD the end of practice at Stockton University on Friday, rookie sensation Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle when he came down on the foot of a teammate. The team said that he was going to be taken to get precautionary imaging of the foot/ankle area. Friday afternoon a source told the Daily..." September 30

  • Ben Simmons rolls right ankle in practice, taken for tests

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the 76ers’ training-camp scrimmage on Friday at Stockton University. The first overall pick left to the gym to receiving imaging on the ankle. The injury occurred midway through, 12-minute fourth-quarter simulation scrimmage. “We are going to learn..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Embiid shows plenty of rust in 76ers scrimmage

    Philly.com "The last time Joel Embiid played in a game was as a Kansas freshman on March 1, 2014, at Oklahoma State University. That quickly became obvious Wednesday during the 76ers' end-of-practice scrimmage at Stockton University. At times, Embiid had a tough time with his footwork, finding his..." September 29

  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith..." September 27

  • Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has put on 33 pounds of muscle

    Sportsnaut "Often compared to LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons now possesses the physique to match after putting on 33 pounds of muscle. Since leaving LSU, Simmons has been working hard to gain strength, which he believes will help around the rim. “I’m a lot stronger [now],”..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • 76ers, StubHub set to launch new single-game ticket sales platform

    Philly.com "The 76ers launch single-game ticket sales for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday. It is the first time that single-game tickets are available through the team's new partnership with ticket reseller StubHub. It’s also the beginning of StubHub's era of selling tickets for an entire venue, not just seats..." September 27

  • Ben Simmons claims he's gained 33 pounds since draft

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has drawn a lot of comparisons to Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Both playmaking forwards share the same agent. Now, they even weigh the same. Simmons told reporters on Monday at 76ers media day that he's gained around 33 pounds since..." September 26

  • Nerlens Noel: Sixers situation 'doesn't make any sense'

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel feels disrespected. The 76ers center wants clarity about his future. He loves Philadelphia and his Sixers teammates. But after three years of watching his team tank, after years of wondering how he fits in, Noel said Sunday he needs for his current situation to change. "I think..." September 26

  • 76ers acquire esports teams Dignitas and Apex

    ESPN "The Philadelphia 76ers will become the first North American professional sports team to own an esports team. The team will announce Monday that it has acquired long-time franchise Dignitas and upstart Apex, which offers a guaranteed spot in the highly coveted League of Legends Championship..." September 26

  • Bryan Colangelo denies reports he’s aggressively shopped Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "We have been having this discussion all summer. The Philadelphia 76ers have a loaded and young front court with Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, and don’t forget Elton Brand is around. The Sixers have other needs. So, the team has tested the trade market for both..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • Bryan Colangelo Initially Declined Sixers’ Offer to Work Under Sam Hinkie

    PhillyMag.com "When the Sixers hired Bryan Colangelo to be the team’s president of basketball operations last April, the team was quiet about what the organizational hierarchy would have been had Sam Hinkie decided to remain with the team. While the team publicly talked about partnership and collaboration,..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • No truth to John Wall-Jahlil Okafor-Reggie Jackson-Brandon Knight trade rumor

    Pro Basketball Talk "There was a rumor floating around a few days ago that seemed to originate from the type of website that shamelessly turns fan ideas into “trade rumors” without any knowledge into whether the teams are actually discussing it. The version I saw was a four-team trade: Pistons Give: Reggie..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Sixers coach Brett Brown isn't worried about what Nerlens Noel can't do

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown compared big man Nerlens Noel to Dikembe Mutombo and Bismack Biyombo, via the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey. Yes, there is a world of difference between the Hall of Famer and the Orlando Magic backup center, but both Mutombo and Biyombo knew their teams..." September 19

  • Tanking behind them, 76ers will focus on development

    Philly.com "Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking. "The difference is everybody..." September 19

  • Joel Embiid will have minutes restriction, unlikely for back-to-backs

    Philly.com "Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking. "The difference is everybody..." September 18

  • Brett Brown: Sixers need Joel Embiid to be 'crown jewel' of defense

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has yet to make his NBA debut, but after two years of watching him rehab from foot injuries and develop on the court, Brett Brown has a clear picture of the big man’s role on the Sixers. “He needs to be the crown jewel, the centerpiece to our defense,” Brown said Thursday at his..." September 17

  • Brett Brown on Dario Saric: 'He's no kid'

    CSN Philly "Age isn’t anything but a number for Brett Brown when it comes to Dario Saric. Saric is beginning his first NBA season at 22 years old. On paper he is still young, just scratching his early 20s at a point when many are fresh out of college and entering the workforce. But Saric’s athletic..." September 17

  • "Spirit of the Champion" Celebration to Commemorate '67 Title Team

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers have released details of their season-long celebration commemorating the 1966-67 NBA championship team. The campaign, “Spirit of the Champion: Celebrating 50 Since ’66-‘67”, includes the first-ever tribute center court signed by Sixers Full Season Ticket Members,..." September 15

  • Sam Hinkie joins Twitter, will teach at Stanford

    Sporting News "Whether you disagree with Sam Hinkie or kind of agree with him — nobody fully agrees with him — the former 76ers GM is prime joke fodder. "The Process" will never not be a punchline, even though it snuck in a backdoor cover in the form of Ben Simmons and ohhhh nooo, Hinkie is tweeting. Yes, he is..." September 14

  • Allen Iverson supposedly forgot Hall of Fame trophy, left it in hotel room

    Larry Brown Sports "Like all of the Hall of Famers before him, Allen Iverson received a trophy last week when he was immortalized along with other basketball legends in Springfield. How much does the hardware mean to him? Not a whole lot, it would seem. On Wednesday, a listener of “The Toucher and Rich Show” on..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Examining Sixers' dilemma: Trade Noel or Okafor? Looking at possible deals

    CBS Sports "It's not much of a secret that either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor -- or maybe even both -- will probably be traded away from the Philadelphia 76ers at some point. These rumors are nothing new. They ramped up on draft night and are going strong again. The logic is that the two simply don't fit..." September 13

  • Tyronn Lue Discusses Allen Iverson as a Coach

    TMZ "Coach Allen Iverson??? Maybe ... 'cause his buddy, Tyronn Lue -- coach of the world champion Cleveland Cavs has invited his old nemesis to join his bench. In case you missed it, Iverson gave Lue a big shout-out during his Hall of Fame induction speech this weekend ... and said they became..." September 13

  • Shaq: Ben Simmons is 'LeBron-type player'

    CSN Philly "Shaquille O’Neal was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as one of the best to have ever played the game. He has solidified his place in basketball history, and now he is eyeing the next generation of potential stars in the incoming rookie class. “I don’t know all of..." September 13

  • Sixers' D-League affiliate adds Curtis Sumpter, Phil Martelli Jr. to staff

    CSN Philly "The Sixers' D-League affiliate Delaware 87ers announced their coaching staff Wednesday and it included a couple names familiar to Philadelphia basketball fans. Former Villanova forward Curtis Sumpter, who averaged 17.4 points as a senior in 2006-07, will be the 87ers' player development coach..." September 10

  • Colangelo: Sixers hopeful new 'process' will yield championship

    CSN Philly "Jerry Colangelo is no stranger to the most elite NBA talent. With roles including chairman of the board for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and USA Basketball Board of Directors Chairman, he is around the best in the game, past and present. Colangelo has the same objective of..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Allen Iverson late to own Hall of Fame presser, reportedly missed flight

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016 National Basketball Hall of Fame Class was scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, but one of the inductees was not in attendance after he failed to make it to Springfield on time. We’ll give you one guess who it was. Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com reported..." September 08

  • Sixers Still Looking to Trade Okafor or Noel

    CSN New England "According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have had periodic trade talks this summer involving Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor and plan eventually to move one of them. There have been rumors since the NBA Draft surrounding the Celtics and Sixers making a deal for Noel or Okafor. With..." September 08

  • Report: Sixers still want to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fact that Philadephia would like to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor is about as big a secret as Donald Trump’s favorite thing to talk about is Donald Trump. Heck, the Sixers GM all but admitted it. Today the Sixers added veteran Elton Brand to a crowded, but young, frontcourt...." September 08

  • 76ers Sign Elton Brand To One-Year Deal

    CBS Philly "Elton Brand is not done yet. Brand has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced on Wednesday. Brand, 37, came out of retirement last January to join the Sixers and help the younger players. The two-time NBA all-star was the first overall pick in the 1999 draft..." September 07

  • Allen Iverson's authenticity paved the way for today's NBA

    ESPN "The mission was clear: Go to the NBA. Take over. Do so in a way that told the basketball world a new era had arrived. If you were not a part of his inner circle, Allen Iverson didn't give a damn about you. The thing is, he was atypical in that he wanted you to know it, specifically because it..." September 07

  • The Real Allen Iverson

    PhillyMag.com "Things are better now between the two legends, the older one says over the phone, his monotone voice still heavy with the echoes of his native Brooklyn. The tension that once defined their relationship — that of an unstoppable force colliding with an immovable object — and threatened to derail..." September 06

  • Ben Simmons' jersey already the 10th-best seller among NBA players

    Philly.com "Since he became the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft, 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has fans in Philadelphia and around the globe snatching up merchandise with his name on it, according to the largest online sports-apparel website. Since draft night, Fanatics.com is reporting that in terms of..." September 02

  • Sixers waive Carl Landry, Tibor Pleiss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carl Landry and Tibor Pleiss are going to get paid this year — they both had fully guaranteed contracts for this season. But they are not going to be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers this season — both were waived by the team on Thursday. This was not unexpected. Both players salaries will..." September 01

  • Sixers sign Anthony 'Cat' Barber

    CSN Philly "It appears the Sixers will give Anthony "Cat" Barber a chance to help fill their need at point guard. The Sixers on Thursday night agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the NC State product, according to a report by The Vertical’s Shams Charania." September 01

  • Adidas Endorser Joel Embiid Says, "Don't Play Ball in Yeezys"

    Sole Collector "The adidas Yeezy Boost line isn't made for playing basketball, but that hasn't stopped NBA players from lacing up the sneakers for games here and there. Adidas endorser Joel Embiid doesn't approve, having discovered the hard way how unsuitable they are for that sort of activity. The 76ers..." August 31

  • NBA rookies love Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons – not so much

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rookie of the Year, best playmaker, best defender and funniest. Kris Dunn even received a vote for best shooter despite his jumper holding him back in pre-draft evaluations. Dunn – the Timberwolves’ No. 5 pick – cleaned up in the NBA’s annual rookie survey. But when it came to the most..." August 30

  • 76ers' Ben Simmons says he and Joel Embiid are "like brothers" off court

    Metro "If their relationship on the court is anything like it is off, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could be something special together for the Sixers. The duo’s budding friendship has been well-documented on social media over the past few weeks. During the team’s 17th annual Beach Bash at Jack’s Place..." August 29

  • Joel Embiid Declares Himself Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "Joel Embiid is ready to get on the court for the Sixers and the big man is optimistic about his progress, as he tells Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” said Embiid, who was making his first public remarks on his..." August 27