76ers Rumors & News

  • Sixers top Timberwolves for second straight victory

    Philly.com "DECORUM WAS at a minimum at the Wells Fargo Center early yesterday morning, and defense was at a minimum there last night. At least on the part of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The day started with the ever-popular and raucous Wing Bowl, carried out by 94WIP. The night provided a defensive effort..." January 31

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    J-Rich: 'I want to play a game or two b4 AS break. Hopefully it happens. If not, it'll definitely be the 1st game after AS break (Feb 20).'

  • Shooting aside, Carter-Williams making significant progress

    CSN Philly "Put Michael Carter-Williams' shooting numbers aside for a minute and consider his growth in other categories. In Wednesday night's 20-point victory over the Pistons, Carter-Williams flirted with a triple-double. He had 14 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Those numbers drew high praise from..." January 30

  • Sixers' stingy defense guides them past Pistons

    CSN Philly "It didn’t take the Sixers long to put Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons out of reach at the Wells Fargo Center. In fact, by the end of the first quarter the question wasn’t if the Sixers were going to win. It was by how much. Thanks to an 18-0 run in the first quarter, the Sixers..." January 29

  • Why Michael Carter-Williams' shooting is a serious problem

    CSN Philly "It happened several weeks ago. The Sixers beat the Nets. That had a lot to do with Michael Carter-Williams. MCW didn’t have a good game that evening. Not offensively. He made just two of nine shots. But toward the end, when the game was still in doubt and the Sixers needed a play,..." January 29

  • Tony Wroten weighing options for partially torn ACL

    CSN Philly "Seeing Tony Wroten walk down the corridors of Smoothie King Center was a surprising sight before Monday night's game. The Sixers' leading scorer had been in California having his right knee examined. He is in the midst of seeing specialists to examine his partially torn ACL before he decides how..." January 27

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    Dei Lynam @dlynamCSN

    MCW out because illness. Larry DrewII first NBA start #SixersTalk

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    Dei Lynam @dlynamCSN

    Wroten torn right ACL. Surgery required. No timetable for return #SixersTalk

  • Sixers lack veteran guidance, Lou Williams says

    Philly.com "He is two franchises and almost three years removed from his seven-year career with the 76ers, but Toronto guard Lou Williams still keeps an eye on the team that made him the 45th overall pick in the 2005 draft. Williams is averaging 15.1 points per game and once again is proving to be one of..." January 23

  • Knicks’ win helps keeps 76ers closer in Okafor lottery

    New York Post "Does Carmelo Anthony want the most ping-pong balls in the lottery? No tanks. The Knicks still own the league’s worst record and top seed in the lottery but maybe not for long. The Okafor Bowl went down to the final minute and lived down to its name as the NBA’s two biggest losers battled for..." January 22

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    .@NerlensNoel3 is sick.

  • Does Michael Carter-Williams get a mulligan on this season?

    CSN Philly "There's been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of the Philadelphia 76ers trading starting point guard and former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. Much of it stems from a recent chat Chad Ford had on ESPN, where he cited rumblings that Carter-Williams was "available," further..." January 21

  • Saric Named FIBA European Young Player of the Year

    NBA.com "Add another trophy to the mantle of 20-year-old basketball savant Dario Saric. On Wednesday, the Croatian point forward was named the FIBA European Young Player of the Year, marking the second consecutive year that he has won the award. He can add that to a resume that includes MVP awards in..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Knicks-76ers loser bowl is really all about this one phenom

    New York Post "Bouncing basketballs and ping-pong balls are in play Wednesday when the tanking Knicks face the tanking Sixers at Wachovia Center in the Okafor Bowl. The Sixers, who started 0-17, were once thought a lock to capture the No. 1 lottery seed and get the best chance at projected No. 1 pick, Duke..." January 21

  • Robert Covington Establishes Himself As Part Of 76ers' Long-Term Plan Amid Inquiries

    Real GM Basketball "A few NBA teams have placed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, but the 24-year-old sharpshooter has been made largely unavailable from trade inquiries as a core part of the franchise’s long-term plans, league sources told RealGM. Since signing a contract with the 76ers on..." January 20

  • Wizards rout 76ers on MLK Day

    CSN Washington "The Wizards haven't pounded an opponent like they did the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday since ... the 76ers, winning their second game in a row 111-76 during a rare early afternoon game on Martin Luther King holiday after Verizon Center in front of 19,040. Last season, on the night at the 76ers..." January 20

  • Surprise! The Sixers won big in defeating NBA lottery reform

    SB Nation "The tides of NBA draft lottery reform swept in over the summer as the Sixers continued their unprecedented institutional tank job, and swept right out when 13 franchises stunningly blocked a quick attempt by the league to neuter Philadelphia's approach. The league needed 23 teams to vote for..." January 20

  • Elton Brand says Doug Collins was reason Sixers drafted Evan Turner over DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draft hindsight is always 20-20. Years after any draft you can find fans saying “I can’t believe we took Player X over Y and Z” when in point of fact that fan — and more importantly the scouts and GM — really thought at the time Player X was going to be the best of that group. Nothing brings..." January 20

  • Sixers questioning Joel Embiid’s conditioning, maturity after sending him home from recent West Coast trip

    Philly.com "So, who is Joel Embiid, really? The 76ers rookie appears to be a likable person. The 7-footer always speaks to reporters in passing, even though he's off-limits for interviews. He displayed a fun-loving personality on Twitter and Instagram by unsuccessfully recruiting LeBron James to the..." January 19

  • DeRozan's return to Raptors a winning one over 76ers

    Toronto Sun "For almost seven weeks, DeMar DeRozan had been counting the days. Injured for real for the first time in his basketball career back on Nov. 28 — injuring his groin in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks — the Raptors star had to get used to life without basketball. Understand that DeRozan doesn’t..." January 15

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    D-League Sioux Falls guard Larry Drew will be signed to a 10-day contract with the Sixers tomorrow, a source told Yahoo.

  • Report: 76ers exploring trading Michael Carter-Williams

    Pro Basketball Talk "How good is Michael Carter-Williams? That’s one of the key questions the 76ers face as they continue to rebuild. What’s clear: Carter-Williams, who won the 2014 Rookie of the Year, is the 76ers’ most-accomplished player. That’s a big reason they reportedly tried hard to trade him before..." January 15

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    Michael Preston @preston76

    Late scratch for #Sixers: Robert Covington will not play at Toronto tonight due to a right shoulder contusion.

  • Hawks storm past 76ers 105-87 for 9th straight win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dominique Wilkins slapped Al Horford on his back during a brief locker room chat and dished out a few kind words. Horford at last had a triple-double to add to his own highlight reel. "Congratulations on your first one, brother," Wilkins said. With Wilkins calling the action from the..." January 14

  • Sixers no longer favorite for worst record in NBA

    CSN Philly "The Sixers lost Tuesday night. That’s more like it. The Sixers won a game in Brooklyn last Friday. They won another game, the very next night, against the Pacers at home. That made two victories in a row. That’s called ... hold on while we look up the term and dust it off, because it’s been a..." January 14

  • NBA veterans don't want to play for Sixers

    Philly.com "The 76ers are feeling good about themselves after winning two straight games and three of their last four. But that hasn't changed how the team is viewed by veterans around the NBA. "No one wants to go there," said an Eastern Conference player who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Not..." January 12

  • Sixers coach says report team planed to release Andrei Kirilenko “not accurate”

    CSN Philly "The Sixers suspended Andrei Kirilenko for failing to report to the team after he was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 11. The Sixers initially weren’t sure whether they were going to keep Kirilenko or not, so there was no issue with his absence, a league source said. Kirilenko didn’t..." January 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia has suspended Andrei Kirilenko for failing to report to the team, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Suspension is without pay.

  • Sources say Hinkie reneged on agreement to release Kirilenko

    Philly.com "When the 76ers play the Nets on Friday night in Brooklyn, there won't be any on-court reunions with former teammates for the three players involved in a Dec. 11 trade between the teams. That's because none of them will be there. As with many of the Sixers' transactions, that trade wasn't about..." January 09

  • Outcome never in doubt as Bucks rout 76ers on the road

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With his team in the midst of four games in five nights and only 11 players to work with, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd faces a challenge. He needs to put his players in positions to win games while also keeping them fresh. It wasn't too difficult on either front Wednesday night in..." January 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Clippers are sending cash to the 76ers with Cunningham, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Philadelphia will likely waive Cunningham.

  • 24d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Clippers are trading guard Jared Cunningham to the 76ers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Nerlens Noel better than you might realize

    CSN Philly "There are no definitive answers with the Sixers. Not yet. There are only questions with answers that have been deferred over time. Ask about the team’s progress and Brett Brown is almost certain to respond with something concerning “culture” and “ticking boxes” and “the process.” "I think..." January 07

  • Carter-Williams sits vs. Clippers, says he'll be back Monday

    Philly.com "Michael Carter-Williams said he was fine and plans to play Monday at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the 76ers point guard was scratched from Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center because of an aggravated right shoulder. Carter-Williams..." January 04

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    The #Sixers' MCW is shooting 19.7 percent from beyond 16 feet this season. Noel at 36.6% from 3-10 feet & 28.6% from 11-16 feet. #76ers #NBA

  • Sixers stats guru Pollack recovering after crash

    ESPN.com "Philadelphia 76ers director of statistical information Harvey Pollack, the only person who has continuously worked for the NBA since its inception in 1946, was in critical but stable condition after a one-car accident Thursday in Philadelphia. The 92-year-old Pollack suffered numerous injuries..." January 03

  • 76ers see Nerlens Noel as a center, which creates a Joel Embiid-sized problem

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk about the 76ers tanking to get high draft picks, they have just three of the 120 top-10 picks still in the NBA: Joel Embiid (No. 3 in 2014) Jason Richardson (No. 5 in 2001) Nerlens Noel (No. 6 in 2013) Richardson hasn’t played in years, and he’s clearly not in the 76ers’..." January 02

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #Sixers PF @mbahamoute (strained left calf) practiced today and is listed as probable for Friday's game at #Suns

  • Speights, Warriors crush NBA-worst 76ers

    CSN Bay Area "With every member of the team getting into the game, the Warriors cruised to their most lopsided win of the season with a 126-86 dispatching of the 76ers Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. It was the biggest victory margin of the season for the Warriors. Marreese Speights, who in recent weeks..." December 31

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    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Nerlens Noel had X-rays on left ankle after game last night. Team just announced they were negative. #Sixers

  • Neither Davies nor Kirilenko will play for Sixers against Jazz Saturday

    The Deseret News "Until a trade earlier this month, it looked like local fans would have the chance to see former BYU star Brandon Davies play significant minutes for the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night against the Utah Jazz. However, just two weeks ago, on Dec. 11, Davies was traded to Brooklyn in a..." December 27

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #Sixers G @TWroten_LOE (sprained right knee) will play against the #Blazers. SG Hollis Thompson (upper respiratory infection) out ...

  • Sixers stage huge rally to stun Heat, win back-to-back games

    CSN Philly "Defense is said to win championships. In the Sixers’ case, a championship is not in the immediate future, but their defense on Tuesday night did win them a second consecutive game for the first time this season. The Sixers found themselves down 23 points to the Heat with 8:12 to play in the..." December 24

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Ex-Laker Ronny Turiaf has been waived by the Sixers - who have re-signed Malcolm Thomas @BBallInsiders

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia is re-signing forward Malcolm Thomas today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Sixers want Andrei Kirilenko to report to team, prepare to play

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrei Kirilenko fell out of the rotation with the Nets this season, and was dealing with a family medical situation that was keeping him away from the team, as well. That combination of facts was enough for Brooklyn to trade Kirilenko to the Sixers. It was a cost-saving move for the Nets..." December 23

  • Brown wants to fill out roster

    Philly.com "76ers coach Brett Brown was asked Sunday when his team will fill out its roster. "I think in the next few days," he said. Brown gave the impression whoever that player is, he will be a welcome addition. The Sixers have 14 players, one fewer than the limit for NBA rosters. The coach said..." December 22

  • Spat between MCW, Noel sparks Sixers to win over Magic

    CSN Philly "We all know the saying "boys will be boys." Sunday night, the better phrase was "teammates will be teammates." In the first quarter at the Amway Center with 3:08 on the clock, the Sixers trailed the Magic, 16-13, and a timeout was called. As players walked to the sideline, two got into a heated..." December 22

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    Bob Cooney @BobCooney76

    Hollis Thompson is out tonight for #Sixers due to illness and Furkan Aldemir out with plantar fasciitis.