76ers Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant Fires Shots at 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname, And He's Right

    Complex "Fans in Philadelphia are as excited as they've been about the Sixers in at least a decade, and who can blame them? After trading up to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Sixers have a trio of potential stars in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz, all of whom fit together..." June 26

  • ESPN Called Out Joel Embiid For Having More Tweets Than Minutes Played After He Trolled LaVar Ball

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid has had plenty of fun online this summer, but it’s clear some people are getting a bit tired of the act. Even ESPN pointed out how active The Process is compared to his output on the court. Embiid used social media to encourage the Philadelphia 76ers to trade for the top pick in the..." June 24

  • Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

    Bucks County Courier Times "Signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the 76ers' offseason priorities, according to managing owner Josh Harris. Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is "focused on it." "Look, I'd..." June 24

  • After going undrafted, Melo Trimble to play for 76ers summer league team

    Washington Post "Former Maryland guard Melo Trimble has agreed to play with the Philadelphia 76ers summer league team after going undrafted in Thursday night’s NBA draft, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. On a night when fellow Upper Marlboro native Markelle Fultz was selected first overall..." June 23

  • Brett Brown hints Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may start season on minutes limit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will have to keep trusting the healing process as well. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Sixers head coach Brett Brown was asked if frontcourt duo Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would be able to start the season without a minutes restriction. “I think it’s ambitious,”..." June 23

  • Sixers expect Markelle Fultz to play in summer league

    CSN Philly "The Sixers expect Markelle Fultz to compete in summer league next month. The team will participate in both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, beginning on July 3 in Utah. "It's anticipated that Markelle will play," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday. The Sixers still..." June 23

  • Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

    ESPN "While the notion of becoming the top overall pick had yet to sink in the morning after the NBA draft, Markelle Fultz didn't need much time to let Philadelphia know that he thinks the Sixers are now a playoff team. "I am serious when I say that," Fultz said at his introductory news conference..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Brett Brown says he thanked Hinkie by text after Sixers drafted Fultz

    CSN Philly "Longtime followers of The Process are well aware that Thursday night was a tag team effort. Sam Hinkie put the Sixers in the position -- via a plethora of assets acquired during his tenure -- to allow Bryan Colangelo to deal with the Celtics for the No. 1 overall pick that turned into Markelle..." June 23

  • Sixers Select Markelle Fultz With Number One Overall Pick In NBA Draft

    NBC Philadelphia "Markelle Fultz is a Sixer. What seemed highly unlikely up until last week became a reality Thursday night when the Sixers selected Fultz first overall with the pick they acquired from the Celtics. The Sixers traded the third pick and a future first-round pick to move up for the 6-foot-4,..." June 22

  • Sixers looking to trade for a 2nd 1st-round pick

    CSN Philly "It appears the Sixers may not be done wheeling and dealing just yet. The Sixers are dangling two of their second-round picks — Nos. 36 and 39 — to trade for a second first-round pick, according to TNT's David Aldridge. Per Aldridge, the Sixers are looking to move into the 20s. After..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid can’t resist torching Knicks over Porzingis drama

    New York Post "Joel Embiid apparently heard Phil Jackson and the Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, so he made his own personal pitch Wednesday night for the 7-foot-3 big man to join the 76ers. The 7-foot 76ers center, the embodiment of “The Process,” took a dig at Phil Jackson in the..." June 22

  • 76ers set franchise record for season tickets sold

    Fanrag Sports "The hype behind the Philadelphia 76ers has reached a fever pitch ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft, with the team having already sold a franchise-record 14,000 season tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign. That number ranks them first in the league, showing that if anything, Sixers fans trust the..." June 21

  • Markelle Fultz: Sixers will start winning ‘as soon as I get there’

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t featured a winning season in well over a decade, but Markelle Fultz is confident that’s all about to change. When asked when the Sixers will start winning games, the former Washington point guard said, “as soon as I get there,” via Sean Deveney of Sporting..." June 21

  • Bucks owner takes shot at Sixers' 'process,' gets shut down by Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid continued his social media dominance when he made a swift, but blunt response to Bucks owner Wes Edens Monday night. At a press conference introducing new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst, Edens threw some shade at the Sixers, saying rather than talking about "the process" he..." June 20

  • What the Sixers-Celtics trade means for Lowry’s Raptors future

    Sportsnet "The best news a Toronto Raptors fan could possibly have heard over the weekend is that the club’s previous president, Bryan Colangelo, is on the verge of a deal that will secure the Philadelphia 76ers the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. The second-best news in what is shaping up to be a..." June 19

  • Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers have officially completed a blockbuster trade that sends the No. 1 overall pick in this week's NBA draft from Boston to Philadelphia. The Sixers, who are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz first overall, traded the No. 3 overall pick and..." June 19

  • Markelle Fultz expects to work smoothly with Ben Simmons for the Sixers

    Philly.com "As Markelle Fultz sees it, he and Ben Simmons could be a solid tandem for the 76ers. That's because the point guard is prepared to do whatever is asked of him. "If I'm running the floor or I'm setting the screen for him or giving it back, it doesn't matter," Fultz said during his predraft..." June 19

  • 76ers No Longer an Option For Kyle Lowry After Reported Celtics Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly out of the running for point guard Kyle Lowry, an impending unrestricted free agent, after reaching an agreement with the Boston Celtics to acquire the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Marc Stein of ESPN.com provided the update on the Lowry..." June 18

  • Fultz confirms trust in 'the process' on Instagram

    Yardbarker "Markelle Fultz is on board with the process. The likely No. 1 overall pick left a comment on a photo Joel Embiid posted of himself, Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Robert Covington, confirming that the much-maligned process is still well and truly beloved. Fultz is quite clearly embracing this twist..." June 18

  • Celtics fan burns Markelle Fultz jersey

    Sportsnaut "One Boston Celtics fan was super excited about the inevitability of his team drafting Markelle Fultz. So he did the only thing any fanatic would do in such an instance. He went out and bought a Markelle Fultz jersey. Ominous clouds threatened to rain on his parade when Fultz was spotted in..." June 18

  • Celtics Agree To Send No. 1 Pick To 76ers

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal will be finalized on Monday. The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal will be finalized on Monday. Philadelphia is expected to select..." June 17

  • While Sixers, Boston still talking don’t expect trade to go down until draft night

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the NBA, deals are almost always made at the last minute. Groundwork is laid in advance, terms negotiated, but it usually takes a deadline — say, the NBA Draft — to get both teams to sign the deal. Which is why, despite the fact the Celtics and Sixers are serious and deep into talks about..." June 17

  • Markelle Fultz will reportedly work out with 76ers on Saturday

    CBS Sports "The secret has gotten out: The Philadelphia 76ers want Markelle Fultz. A bevy of trade rumors swirled around the NBA on Friday, with multiple outlets reporting that the Sixers were trying to acquire the No. 1 pick from the Boston Celtics so they could draft Fultz. The Celtics would likely..." June 17

  • Celtics Eyeing First-Round Picks To Trade For Jimmy Butler?

    NESN "The madness started when reports surfaced stating the Celtics were in serious trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers about the No. 1 pick. Boston reportedly would acquire a package headlined by the No. 3 pick that Philadelphia owns — the Los Angeles Lakers own the No. 2 pick — and additional..." June 16

  • Report: Celtics in “serious talks” with Sixers about trade for No. 1 pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Boston has the No. 1 pick, and it’s been expected GM Danny Ainge would take Markelle Fultz and have him as part of — and ideally lead — their young core into the future. However, Boston may be looking to trade out of that slot and give it to Philadelphia for a series of picks, something..." June 16

  • Ball considering talking to additional lottery teams

    ESPN "Lonzo Ball is still considering talking to teams that have lottery picks below the Los Angeles Lakers, a source close to the former UCLA Bruins star told ESPN. Ball will work out for the Lakers -- who have the No. 2 pick in next week's NBA draft -- a second time Friday at an undisclosed, Los..." June 16

  • Whispers of Sacramento Kings' considering trading picks No. 5 and 10 to Sixers for No. 3 getting louder

    Philly.com "We’ve heard this countless times before, but league sources keep saying the Sacramento Kings are seriously considering packaging picks No. 5 and 10 in a trade for the 76ers' No. 3 in the June 22 draft. This reported package had been previously denied. However, it keeps resurfacing. One..." June 14

  • Pursuing Kyle Lowry, extending Robert Covington, and the Sixers cap situation

    Derek Bodner "The question of whether the 76ers should pursue Kyle Lowry in free agency has been a source of debate Philadelphia of late, in large part because Lowry announced his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract, which would make him a free agent on July 1st. The actual impact of this..." June 14

  • Sixers to work out Kentucky G Malik Monk Thursday

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers will hold a pre-NBA Draft workout with Kentucky guard Malik Monk Thursday at the team's training facility in Camden. Derek Bodner was the first to report the news, which was quickly confirmed by the Sixers. Monk would certainly provide roster balance and could play alongside 2016 No...." June 13

  • Ben Simmons Shoots His Shot at Amber Rose on IG After She Dropped Nudes During Finals

    Black Sports Online "Be careful young fella. Philadelphia is soon to be Ben Simmons city, but Amber Rose wants the Sixers star to know that she didn’t get the memo. Rose — who shut down the internet on Friday night with a fresh nude — jabbed the 76ers point-forward, while playfully flirting on the gram. " June 11

  • Sixers said to be shopping at least one of their second-round picks

    Philly.com "The thought around the NBA is that the 76ers are set on trading at least one of their second-round picks in the draft to alleviate a possible roster crunch, according to multiple league executives. "They're trying to sell one of the second-rounders," said an executive, who spoke on the..." June 09

  • Julius Erving: ’83 Sixers would top Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Julius Erving is channeling his inner Magic Johnson. In an appearance Wednesday on ESPN LA 710’s “Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ,” the retired basketball great said that his 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers would defeat the current Golden State Warriors. “This is a phenomenal team,” said Dr. J..." June 08

  • NBA Mock Draft: Sixers pull off trade with Kings to get Josh Jackson at No. 5

    CBS Sports "Mock drafts should be fun. Look man – I understand the desire to know what is most likely to happen on draft night. But I'm just as interested in the wacky scenarios that could happen on these utterly predictable of nights. So for this mock draft, I'm taking a different route than your typical..." June 07

  • Sixers to get closer look at 1st-round pick Furkan Korkmaz

    Bucks County Courier Times "Furkman Korkmaz, a 76ers' 2016 first-round pick, should be in the Philadelphia area by late this week and could arrive as soon as Tuesday. While Korkmaz, who remains under contract to play for Anadolu Efes in 2017-18 after playing for the Turkish club last season, is expected to scrimmage with..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Sixers haven't ruled out trading third pick in NBA draft

    Philly.com "The 76ers believe having the third overall pick in the June 22 draft puts them in a good spot. They would be in position to add a talented player capable of providing immediate and long-term help, should the Sixers keep the pick. “I think that should we move or if there’s a transaction that..." June 05

  • Bryan Colangelo: 76ers want to arrange meeting with Lonzo Ball

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have not met with Lonzo Ball, but they hope to do so before the NBA draft on June 22. “[We] haven’t yet … It’s certainly something that we would like to arrange with Lonzo,” Sixers president of operations Bryan Colangelo said Monday after the team’s first pre-draft workout at their..." June 05

  • Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons won't play in summer league

    ESPN "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons -- cornerstones of the Philadelphia 76ers' yearslong rebuild -- will not participate in summer league play this year, team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters Monday. The players could instead use the summer to focus on their health. Embiid played in 31 games in..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Sixers part ways with director of applied analytics Lance Pearson

    Philly.com "The 76ers chose not to renew the contract of Lance Pearson, their director of applied analytics. Pearson, who worked for the team the past four seasons, received the news at the conclusion of the season. “I want to thank the Philadelphia 76ers … players, coaches, staff, fans for one of the..." June 03

  • Jerry Colangelo praises Sam Hinke but says Sixers now have “much more of a defined game plan”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jerry and Bryan Colangelo were not brought in to “trust the process,” but they are the biggest beneficiaries of it. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and the No. 3 pick in the upcoming draft — plus a wealth of future picks — are all in place because of former GM Sam Hinkie. The question..." June 03

  • 76ers' Jerry Colangelo likes Lonzo Ball's skills, but not the 'people around him'

    CBS Sports "For the fourth year in a row, the Philadelphia 76ers will have a top-five pick in the NBA Draft, as they'll be picking No. 3 overall on June 22. Teams need to not only figure out if a player has the necessary skills on the court, but if there will be any off-court troubles that may cause a..." June 02

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Sixers coach Brett Brown alleges a former assistant defrauded him of more than $550K

    Philly.com "This is far from the type of trip back to Australia that 76ers coach Brett Brown wanted to experience. Brown went to a municipal Magistrates Court in Brisbane on Friday to testify in the trial of former friend Shane Heal, who is under investigation by Australia's equivalent of the Securities..." May 28

  • De'Aaron Fox reportedly set to work out for Lakers, 76ers

    CBS Sports "Many draft experts expect the Lakers to select Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft in June. Yet Los Angeles is doing its due diligence ahead of time by interviewing other prospects -- including Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, who will work out in mid-June, according to Mark Medina of the Los..." May 27

  • Report: 76ers, with No. 3 pick in NBA draft, like PGs De’Aaron Fox and Dennis Smith Jr.

    Pro Basketball Talk "If there’s consensus on the top prospects in the 2017 NBA draft, it’s: 1. Markelle Fultz 2. Lonzo Ball 3. Josh Jackson That squares nicely with the Celtics picking Fultz No. 1 and the Lakers taking Ball No. 2. But what about the 76ers, who pick No. 3? They already have a playmaking..." May 26