76ers Rumors & News

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Kobe Bryant Studied How Sharks Hunt Seals to Guard Allen Iverson

    SLAM Online "After Allen Iverson torched him for 41 points early on in their respective Hall of Fame careers, Kobe Bryant became obsessed with trying to slow down The Answer. Bean’s search for a solution led him to study “how great white sharks hunt seals off the coast of South Africa”, because, of course..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Lakers 'have a plan' if they lose top-3 protected pick to Sixers

    ESPN "May 16 could be disastrous for the Los Angeles Lakers. Or it could be the best day of their year, by far. On that day, the NBA will hold its annual draft lottery in New York City to determine the order of the June draft. The Lakers hold a top-three protected pick, which will go to the..." April 14

  • Joel Embiid Rookie of the Year? 'I Like My Chances!'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid seems pretty confident he'll lock up NBA Rookie of the Year -- telling TMZ Sports he's got a pretty good shot of taking the award over guys like Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon. Of course, Embiid had a stellar first 31 games, before an injury ended his season. But the way Saric and..." April 14

  • Knicks cap another losing season with dramatic win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony watched from the bench in the fourth quarter as the future of the New York Knicks pulled out a 114-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Whether Anthony, who has been the subject of trade talks for most of the season,..." April 13

  • Will Sixers' Dario Saric play for Team Croatia this summer?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Even after completing a successful NBA rookie campaign, Sixers forward Dario Saric's basketball season isn't even close to coming to a close. Saric said Thursday at the team's training facility that he intends to play for the Croatian National Team this summer in the Eurobasket tournament...." April 13

  • Ben Simmons confirms he has been cleared for basketball activities

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sixers rookie forward, and the No. 1 overall pick in last summer's NBA Draft, Ben Simmons is about to take a monumental step forward in his recovery from a fractured right foot and towards making his NBA debut. Simmons said Thursday that he is going to resume full basketball activities on..." April 13

  • Joel Embiid: Torn meniscus, that needed surgery, wasn't as bad as first thought

    CSN Philly "The Sixers' season ended with a loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night and Joel Embiid, of course, wasn't on the court. The big man and Rookie of the Year candidate hasn't played since late January because of a pair of left knee injuries. The more serious of the two was a torn meniscus that..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Brett Brown doubles down on Ben Simmons’ role: ‘When I say point guard, I mean point guard’

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons missed the entire 2016-17 season due to injury, but his coach isn’t budging on the role he ultimately envisions the No. 1 overall pick playing. In an appearance on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown doubled down on..." April 13

  • Sixers Sign Alex Poythress For Rest Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have signed Alex Poythress for the remainder of the season, the team reports in a press release on its official site. The team has one more game left this season, a matchup against the Knicks on Wednesday. Previously inked to a 10-day deal because Philadelphia had qualified for a..." April 12

  • CT scan on Ben Simmons' foot comes back clean, cleared for 5-on-5

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons’ rookie season didn’t go quite as planned. The Australian youngster never got on the court after Summer League, missing the entire season with a broken foot. A few weeks ago, however, we saw him throw himself an alley-oop off the backboard before the Sixers’ game against the Pacers ,..." April 12

  • Lavoy Allen: What if his 76ers had stayed together?

    Philly.com "Lavoy Allen wonders what would have happened if the 76ers won Game 7 of their 2012 Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Had that happened, Allen wonders if he would still be a Sixer. "We would have had a couple of more years with [Nik] Vucevic, Andre..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • George, Young lead Pacers past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Indiana Pacers moved to the brink of a playoff berth on Monday night, but had to secure an important victory after losing their best player. All-Star forward Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 120-111 on Monday night, but George was..." April 10

  • Would Wilt play as much today? Brett Brown says 'it's a different game' now

    Philly.com "On a day when the 76ers honored Wilt Chamberlain, Brett Brown was asked a pertinent question Saturday. The Sixers coach gave what he feels is an obvious answer. The coach was asked why some current NBA players have their playing time restricted or sit out games to rest when Chamberlain rarely..." April 10

  • Brett Brown denies reports of Ben Simmons growth spurt

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons is not seven feet tall, at least according to Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown. In light of some chatter that Simmons had grown two inches and was nearing the seven foot mark, Brown came out and denied that on Saturday. So the intrigue lives on. " April 09

  • 76ers' Brown: Rookie of the Year is 'our trophy'

    CSN Philly "The Sixers on Saturday unveiled a statue of the late, great Wilt Chamberlain outside their training facility. The Big Dipper won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award way back in 1960. That season, Chamberlain averaged 37.6 points and 27 rebounds. Not much of a doubt that the award went to the..." April 09

  • Dario Saric is hustling to end the season on a positive note

    Philly.com "Dario Saric is battered and fatigued. The 76ers power forward has played in 157 games of organized basketball in the last 17 months. Not only is he fatigued, it was revealed Tuesday that the rookie has been hampered by plantar fasciitis. Those are the reasons the Sixers on Sunday instituted..." April 08

  • Antetokounmpo helps Bucks clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- As he sat in the Wells Fargo Center's visiting locker room late Saturday night, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had one question for teammate Tony Snell, who was standing nearby. "So we did it?" Antetokounmpo asked. "We did it," Snell said, "the hard..." April 08

  • No. 1 pick Ben Simmons has reportedly grown two inches, stands nearly 7-feet tall

    CBS Sports "In the grand tradition of Philadelphia 76ers big men, 2016 No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons missed the entirety of what would have been his rookie season with a broken right foot. Simmons was expected to be a franchise-level player coming out of LSU, so the entire NBA community is..." April 08

  • T.J. McConnell proves he belongs in NBA, as Sixers lose to Bulls

    Philly.com "76ers point guard T.J. McConnell stayed around after the shootaround Thursday morning to get in some extra shots in preparation for that night's 102-90 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. McConnell stopped momentarily to poke fun at a reporter while dribbling the ball in the..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Butler leads Bulls over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bulls are bidding to make the playoffs, and Jimmy Butler is doing all he can to lead them there. The All-Star guard/forward filled in at point guard for an injured Rajon Rondo and contributed his second triple-double of the season -- 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10..." April 06

  • Nets blast 76ers for season-high third win in row

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Brooklyn Nets could be playing out the string. Instead they are playing their best basketball of the season. Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin scored 16 points apiece as the fast-starting Nets routed the Philadelphia 76ers 141-118 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak..." April 05

  • Markelle Fultz: “I believe I’m going to be the No. 1 pick”

    CSN Philly "No Joel Embiid. No Ben Simmons. Barely any Dario Saric. Still, Markelle Fultz loved what he saw in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The NBA prospect out of Washington unexpectedly took in the Sixers-Nets game at the Wells Fargo Center and enjoyed the scene. Fultz, a projected top-five pick..." April 05

  • Source: Sixers haven't discussed trading Dario Saric

    CSN Philly "Was the Magic’s interest in Dario Saric, among many other NBA players, revealed in a photo on Sunday? Either way, the Sixers have not discussed trading Saric with the Magic or any other NBA teams, according to a source. In a picture of Patricio Garino’s signing his contract, a very detailed..." April 04

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Ibaka leads Raptors past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan does not have to be the Toronto Raptors' top scorer every night. It just seems that way. There are times when the points fall for others, like Sunday night, when Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 24 points and six rebounds in a 113-105 victory over the Philadelphia..." April 02

  • 76ers awarded hardship exception, to sign Alex Poythress

    CSN Philly "The Sixers took on the defending world champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and were crushed with only nine available players. They may get some help. The Sixers have been awarded an injury exception hardship and have used it to sign forward Alex Poythress, according to a report. Poythress..." April 01

  • Sixers shut down Okafor, Covington for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Already without No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons and potential franchise player Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers lost two more players for the remainder of the season on Friday. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Sixers will be without center Jahlil Okafor and forward Robert Covington for..." April 01

  • James, Irving, Love power Cavaliers past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Things are not better for the Cleveland Cavaliers just because they beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. But maybe it can be said that the defending champions are moving in that direction after a 122-105 win to snap a three-game losing streak. "We needed this game,..." March 31

  • Robert Covington, Jahlil Okafor among those not on Sixers' road trip

    CSN Philly "The Sixers are traveling to Cleveland without quite a few players. Robert Covington, Jahlil Okafor, Sergio Rodriguez and Ben Simmons are not joining the team on the two-game road trip that includes games against the Cavaliers and Raptors. Covington underwent an MRI on his right knee on..." March 30

  • Howard, Bazemore lead Hawks past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With an NBA playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Atlanta Hawks are trying to regain their form. It helped that Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore were at their best Wednesday night. Howard collected 22 points and 20 rebounds, and Bazemore, playing his first game after..." March 29

  • Shorthanded Sixers win battle with Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Separation was hard to come by for the Philadelphia 76ers in a game that coach Brett Brown described as a "fistfight". Fortunately for the 76ers, Robert Covington was perfectly positioned under the basket for a key basket down the stretch. Covington totaled 21 points and 13..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Reports: Kings pursuing ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie to oversee Vlade Divac

    SI "The Kings have received permission from the Sixers to interview former Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie about joining Sacramento’s front office, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe report. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “has been quietly searching” for an executive to oversee current GM Vlade..." March 28

  • Questions mount as Jahlil Okafor remains sidelined with knee soreness

    Philly.com "As much as the 76ers try to paint a positive picture, things don’t appear to be good with Jahlil Okafor’s right knee. The center missed his second consecutive game and ninth of the season with right knee soreness Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Okafor also did not..." March 27

  • Turner sparks Pacers in win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan liked the fire he saw from second-year center Myles Turner on Sunday night. "Myles was a little upset with how we played and how we kind of got pushed around in our last game against Denver," said McMillan of the Pacers' Friday home loss...." March 26

  • Embiid undergoes successful surgery to repair torn meniscus

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The team expects Embiid to resume basketball activities during this summer, according to Sixers director of performance research and development..." March 25

  • 76ers end dry spell in Chicago with win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia 76ers didn't have their top two big men, only had 10 players and still managed to end a 12-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at the United Center. Led by Dario Saric, who had a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, the Sixers ended a..." March 24

  • Jahlil Okafor's knee still sore; doubtful against Chicago Bulls

    Philly.com "76ers center Jahlil Okafor is doubtful for Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his right knee. The second-year player did not participate in this morning's shootaround. Okafor has been dealing with soreness since having surgery on March 22, 2016 to repair a torn..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Westbrook's 35th triple-double lifts Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Philadelphia coach Brett Brown almost thanked the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Despite his 76ers losing 122-97 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Brown seemed in awe of the lesson the Thunder taught his young squad. "I think it's a fantastic example for our..." March 22

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid ‘very likely’ to undergo knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid finally made it onto the court this year for the Philadelphia 76ers, and he was a revelation, putting up 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game while almost single-handedly turning the Sixers into a team no one wanted to play. His season was once again cut short by injury,..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22