76ers Rumors & News

  • Brett Brown says 76ers are in ‘grad school’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers’ success has been a long time coming, but now that it’s here, coach Brett Brown has a pretty good analogy for it. After the Sixers went up 3-1 on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Brown said his team has graduated college and is now in grad..." April 23

  • Joel Embiid: I Think Our Time Is Now, We Don't Need Anybody Else

    Real GM Basketball "While the Philadelphia 76ers have set themselves up to be good for a long time, Joel Embiid believes they are ready to compete now. "I think our time is now," Embiid said on Monday. ".... We have a special team, a lot of great guys. I don't think we need anybody else. We've just got to work..." April 23

  • Brett Brown ‘shocked’ Sixers defeated Heat, believes team ‘didn’t deserve it’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Saturday, the Philadelphia 76ers took a commanding 3-1 series lead versus the Miami Heat with a 106-102 victory in South Beach. Despite the win, the Sixers looked very sloppy for a large portion of the game. Joel Embiid, who made his postseason debut in Game 3, did not have the strongest outing..." April 22

  • How special can these Sixers be? Just listen to Dwyane Wade

    Philly.com "Maybe the best thing to do is just listen. Sure, we could dive into the details of what the Sixers accomplished on the court on Saturday afternoon. We could take a look back at all of the moments that exemplified the toughness, the resilience, the edge with which they played. The shots, the..." April 22

  • Simmons Reportedly Wouldn't Welcome Lebron To The 76ers

    Hot New Hip Hop "Jim Jackson may very well be saying what Ben Simmons is thinking. Retired NBA player Jim Jackson thinks the Philadelphia 76ers should focus their efforts on signing Paul George instead of Lebron James for the sake of Ben Simmons' career. With Lebron becoming a free agent this summer, reports..." April 22

  • 76ers’ Ben Simmons Becomes First Rookie Since Lakers’ Magic Johnson With Triple-Double In NBA Playoffs

    Lakers Nation "With his size and passing ability at the point guard position, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons has often drawn comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson. Magic, of course, took the Lakers to another level as a team in his first season, and Simmons is trying to do the same with..." April 22

  • Joel Embiid: 'I was built' for playoff basketball

    ESPN "A day after making his playoff debut, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid says he is "built for" postseason basketball. "I feel like I'm one of the most physical players in the league -- I love contact, I love attacking, I love going to the free throw line," Embiid said Friday after scoring..." April 21

  • Embiid had multiple orbital fractures, at high risk of reinjury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid never really sleeps well. He's a night owl by nature. And since he moved to the United States (just seven years ago!) he has formed a bad habit of playing video games way too late into the night. This isn't some hobby. Embiid once admitted he thinks he might be "addicted" to video..." April 20

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver Admitted The Sixers’ Process Made The NBA Change Its Draft Lottery Rules

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery is changing next year, and Adam Silver has already admitted that more work might need to be done to combat tanking. The league’s view on tanking has never been one of encouragement, but Silver has admitted that one team in particular made it necessary for the league to take..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • What really happened in Anderson-Wade confrontation?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Amir Johnson was getting dressed at the locker next to Justin Anderson when the veteran center looked up with a calm request. “Tell the truth,” Johnson said with a smile. That’s because Anderson was attempting to downplay his second-quarter run-in with Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the..." April 20

  • Joel Embiid Vows He’ll ‘Be A Nightmare’ For The Heat The Rest Of The Series

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid was heated during his first career playoff game. He often took out his frustrations on his new mask, tossing it to the ground when he was fouled or when he didn’t like the feel of his facial protection. He took it out on Justise Winslow and the Miami Heat as well, shoving him to the..." April 20

  • Sixers bringing 'bunker mentality' into road playoff setting

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "You’ve witnessed the Miami scenes. The pristine beaches, exciting nightlife, eclectic cuisine. The list goes on. It all adds up to one of the best destination experiences in the United States. And the Sixers don’t want anything to do with it. This is a business trip. Scratch that...." April 19

  • Report: 'Forceful Blow' Could Permanently Damage Embiid's vision

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers' cautious approach with center Joel Embiid may be warranted in the wake of a report regarding his orbital bone fracture. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a source said a "forceful blow" to Embiid's orbital bone could cause permanent damage to the..." April 19

  • Sixers ready to embrace Heat's increased physicality on defense

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Heat’s physicality in Game 2 didn’t bother every Sixers player. “I think this is the first time where it’s been let go a little bit more, which has been good. I enjoy it,” said Ben Simmons, who recorded 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Sixers’ 113-103 loss. “I love..." April 18

  • Joel Embiid officially listed as doubtful for Game 3 vs. Heat

    ESPN "All Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. The series is tied, 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games. The 24-year-old has been sidelined since March 28 due to broken orbital bone and concussion. He..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers could trade for Kawhi, sign LeBron

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a rupture between the San Antonio Spurs and star forward Kawhi Leonard, rumors of a potential trade this offseason have run rampant. Taking part on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brian Windhorst revealed that Leonard’ destination would have a “direct impact” on where LeBron James ends up..." April 17

  • No word on Joel Embiid's status for Game 3

    Philly.com "Another day, another Joel Embiid update. The 76ers lost to the Miami Heat, 113-103, Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. It marked the 10th consecutive game that Embiid has been sidelined since fracturing the orbital bone near his left eye..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • 76ers coach Brown on Embiid's profane postgame post: 'I respect his frustration'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown knows that All-Star center Joel Embiid is far from thrilled with being sidelined through the first two games of their first-round series against the Miami Heat. So, even though Brown appeared to be unaware of a profane Instagram post published by Embiid..." April 17

  • Joel Embiid 'tired of being babied' as 76ers lose

    ESPN "All-Star center Joel Embiid took to social media to express his frustration over sitting out of the Philadelphia 76ers' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat due to injury. "F---ing sick and tired of being babied," Embiid wrote on his Instagram account. Embiid has been sidelined since March 28 after..." April 17

  • Dwayne Wade says Sixers fans can 'thank Kevin Hart' as unbeaten run ends

    The 42 "LAST NIGHT, DWAYNE Wade rolled back the years to score 28 points off the bench, the most by any player in Miami Heat history. Not only did Wade’s scoring help the Heat to tie the best of seven series at one game apiece, but he put an end to a run of 17 consecutive wins for Philadelphia. So..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • How important is Markelle Fultz to a deep 76ers playoff run?

    ESPN "After a controversial five-month hiatus, Markelle Fultz's surprising return to the surging Philadelphia 76ers has played a sizeable role in their late-season run as the hottest team in the NBA. In his past 11 games, Fultz is averaging an impressive 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 2.1..." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Out for Game 2 vs. Heat with Injury

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid cleared concussion protocol Sunday, but he will miss Game 2 of Philly's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Monday, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Embiid is recovering from a fractured orbital bone, and he will likely be forced to..." April 15

  • 76ers' Embiid: 'Pretty good chance' I'll play in Game 2 or 3

    NBA.com "The Philadelphia 76ers could have their best player back in the NBA Playoffs as soon as Monday. Joel Embiid told reporters that "there's a pretty good chance" he could play in Game 2 or Game 3 of the Sixers' first-round series against Miami. Game 2 is on Monday, while Game 3 would not be until..." April 15

  • Joel Embiid Won’t Play In Game 1 Against The Heat Unless ‘Something Remarkable Happens’

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid’s status for Game 1 against the Miami Heat has been in doubt for some time but, on Friday morning, the most definitive information to date came to light. In speaking with the Dan Patrick Show, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said the following when prompted about Embiid’s..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Markelle Fultz Becomes Youngest Player in NBA History to Record a Triple-Double

    12 Up "​On the same night Russell Westbrook made NBA history by literally stealing rebounds from his teammates to average a triple-double for the second straight season, Markelle Fultz made some history of his own. Fultz became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double in Philly's..." April 12

  • John Wall thinks Mitchell, Simmons should both win Rookie of the Year

    NBC Sports "There are several NBA awards races this season that are either unusually close to call or affected greatly by injuries and none of them have drawn more attention than Rookie of the Year. That's because the NBA has two worthy candidates in Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz..." April 11

  • Joel Embiid unlikely to be ready for Game 1 of playoffs

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If you're thinking Joel Embiid could be available for Game 1 of the playoffs, don't get your hopes up. As a guest Tuesday on the Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic, Brett Brown said there's a "less than 50 percent chance" the Sixers' big man will be able to play when the NBA playoffs..." April 11

  • Joel Embiid Gave A Glimpse At A Potential Mask For The Postseason

    Dime Magazine "The Philadelphia 76ers are scorching hot, to the point where the team has not lost a basketball game since mid-March. However, full-fledged optimism is tempered to some degree by the absence of Joel Embiid, who remains sidelined as a result of orbital surgery. While all eyes are focused on..." April 11

  • Donovan Mitchell takes shot at ‘rookie’ Ben Simmons with sweatshirt

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA Rookie of the Year battle has become as intense as it gets, and it was taken to a new level by Donovan Mitchell. The Utah Jazz rookie wore a sweatshirt to the arena for his team’s game on Tuesday that included the definition of “rookie” printed on the front. " April 10

  • Markelle Fultz ready to contribute for Sixers in playoffs

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Markelle Fultz will have played just 14 regular season NBA games before the start of the playoffs. Does the rookie feel like he will be able to contribute in the postseason? “For sure,” Fultz said Sunday. “Any time I step on the floor I feel like I’m ready to contribute. No matter if it’s..." April 10

  • Ben Simmons Would '100 Percent' Vote Himself ROTY

    Real GM Basketball "Ben Simmons would unequivocally pick himself for Rookie of the Year despite the strong season from Donovan Mitchell. "Who would I pick? Me, 100 percent," Simmons said. "I think I have been playing solid all year," he continued. "If you look at the numbers, you will see. People who know the..." April 09

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid starts light, non-contact conditioning

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid was cleared to begin light, non-contact cardiovascular exercise this weekend. The 76ers center still has several steps to complete in the NBA concussion protocol before resuming all-out activities. Saturday was a good start, as Embiid worked out symptom-free on an exercise bike at..." April 09

  • Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic Thinks He’s Similar To Ben Simmons

    Dime Magazine "Over the next two months, debates will rage with regard to the 2018 NBA Draft. The NBA Playoffs may dominate the overall basketball conversation until early June but, in the midst of it all, discussions concerning Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and others will continue, and this..." April 09

  • The "What If" of Not Joining the Philadelphia 76ers Could Haunt LeBron James Forever

    The Big Lead "Reportedly, LeBron James will be selecting between four teams this summer: Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, and 76ers. Naturally, after his decision, there will be times the other three options look greener, but passing on one destination could haunt him with regret for the rest of his career: The..." April 07

  • Joel Embiid wants to return for Game 1 of playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The man who calls himself The Process does not want to miss out on the Philadelphia 76ers’ return to playoff action. Joel Embiid is sidelined with a fractured orbital bone and has no set timetable for his return, but the Philadelphia center made clear that he would love to be back on the court..." April 07

  • Embiid Cleared of Concussion by Independent Doctor

    The Sports Post "With four games left in the NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are 48-30 as the playoff looms. Not only that, but they are just a half-game behind Cleveland for third out east. And while they are on a 12-game winning streak, Joel Embiid is still out indefinitely. However, the latest tests results..." April 07

  • Sixers head coach calls LeBron James the best to ever play

    Sportsnaut "It will never fully be decided. That’s really not how comparing greats from the past to those starring today works. But the LeBron James comparisons to Michael Jordan will seemingly never end. Fresh off James breaking another of Jordan’s long-held records, this debate continues to rage. We can..." April 06

  • Joel Embiid making progress, still no timetable on return

    Sporting News "Doctors are pleased with how Joel Embiid is progressing in his recovery from a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, the team announced Friday. Embiid also was cleared by an independent neurologist in the concussion protocol which is his first step to getting cleared to play. He must now pass..." April 06

  • Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons visit Meek Mill in prison

    Snip Daily "It’s not a secret that the Philadelphia sports community is behind imrisoned hip-hop artist Meek Mill. We saw multiple members of the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles throw their support behind a guy many believe has been wrongfully imprisoned. That list now apparently includes Sixers star..." April 06

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • How Brett Brown built a winning culture with the Sixers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Sixers fans weren’t exactly certain what they were getting in Brett Brown when the head coach was hired nearly five years ago. Sure, he served under the great Gregg Popovich for years in San Antonio. But with his only head coaching experience coming in Australia, how would Brown’s methods..." April 06

  • Sixers' Ben Simmons determined to become a better foul shooter

    Philly.com "More than anything else, Ben Simmons wants to become Mr. Reliable at the foul line. Asked what he wants to improve, he replied: “Coming into the playoffs, free throws. I need to make my free throws. I think that’s one of the main things. … If I’m getting to the line, making free throws, it’s..." April 05