76ers Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Embiid's double-double lifts 76ers over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Joel Embiid might have been a bit rusty after sitting out the Philadelphia 76ers' game against the Wizards in Washington on Saturday, but once he finally got going Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks, he wasn't going to be stopped. Embiid finished with 22 points in a 113-104..." January 16

  • Joel Embiid helps bring hundreds of fans to D.C. with ‘Bus the Process’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid has fans all around the NBA. Some even came out to see him during the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday despite the Cameroonian big man sitting out due to restrictions on playing in back-to-back games. #BusTheProcess was the hashtag used to get 350..." January 16

  • Okafor's father allegedly threatens to 'slap the s---' out of 76ers blogger

    New York Daily News "Sixers coach Brett Brown isn’t the only person Jahlil Okafor’s dad has a problem with. Okafor’s father responded to a critic of his son’s on Twitter Saturday night, saying he would ‘slap the s---‘ out of Sixers blogger Shamus Clancy. The 76er made his first appearence in five games against..." January 15

  • Wizards stop 76ers, run home win streak to 11

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Slow starts remain an issue for the Washington Wizards. Just not a major one as long as John Wall is around for fast finishes. Wall scored 25 points and Bradley Beal had 20 as the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 109-93 on Saturday night for their 11th..." January 14

  • Embiid powers 76ers to third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid mimicked the water-spitting routine of his favorite WWE performer, Triple H, when he was introduced before Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Embiid and his teammates then body-slammed the Hornets, 102-93. Embiid..." January 13

  • Noel 'definitely satisfied' with role on Sixers

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is showing that he can become an exceptional long-term backup option to Joel Embiid. The 76ers don't miss a beat when Noel subs in for Embiid at the center spot. Like Embiid, the 6-foot-11, 232-pound Noel is a feared rim protector. Although he doesn't possess Embiid's offensive..." January 13

  • Lakers interested in Millsap, Noel, but refusing to trade young players

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers "had talks" about Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap and "expressed interest" in Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel, but they have no plans to trade anyone from their young core, per Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. They're also not in a position to trade a future..." January 12

  • McConnell's jumper lifts Sixers past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Knicks saw their point guard return on Wednesday night. The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, saw their point guard come up big in the clutch. T.J. McConnell nailed a short jumper at the buzzer, lifting Philadelphia to a 98-97 victory over the Knicks, who saw..." January 11

  • Allen Iverson joining Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league

    Larry Brown Sports "Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 basketball league has landed one of the biggest names in the basketball world. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Allen Iverson has signed on to be one of the league’s eight player/coaches. A press conference is set for Wednesday in New York to make the..." January 10

  • Sixers' Ben Simmons competes in 5-on-0 drills

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons took another step in his return to the basketball court. The 76ers' first-overall pick in the June draft, who has been sidelined with a fractured foot, participated in 5-on-0 drills during Tuesday’s practice. The point guard didn’t do a lot. He also practiced at 80 percent..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Joel Embiid Took The Low Road In Response To Mia Khalifa’s Instagram Trolling

    Uproxx "For those who aren’t hip to the adult film crossover scene, Mia Khalifa skyrocketed to fame in 2015 as “PornHub’s most popular porn star,” because she was “super popular and super controversial.” Also, aside from the whole sex-on-camera thing, she loves to talk about sports, so bros on the left,..." January 09

  • Sixers earn 10th victory, Joel Embiid says they have a chance to make playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers won their 10th game of the season, and Joel Embiid is already talking playoffs. After their 105-95 victory against the Brooklyn Nets, their third in four games, Embiid said that the 76ers are "really figuring things out" and "starting to learn how to win games." At 10-25,..." January 09

  • 76ers beat Nets, match last year's win total

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Robert Covington's day consisted of dropping to the floor three times from hits to the head and a bloody nose. The end of Covington's afternoon featured him hitting two big shots in a significant win for the Philadelphia 76ers. Covington withstood those hits, scored 15..." January 08

  • 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named..." January 07

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas tells Joel Embiid nobody can stop him on a switch: 'Especially not your big (bleep)'

    Mass Live "Joel Embiid got his wish Friday night, but, unfortunately for him, that wish required trying to stay in front of Isaiah Thomas. Late in the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' 110-106 win against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thomas busted around a screen from teammate Al Horford. Embiid had told..." January 07

  • Ben Simmons trains with Sixers on first road trip since injury

    Philly.com "The Sixers wrapped up their morning shootaround at their hotel gym, and then the real action started. Ben Simmons, on his first road trip with the team since fracturing his foot on the last day of training camp, ran some sprints, took some jumpers, defended one-on-one for a bit and worked up a..." January 07

  • Horford carries Celtics past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON – Brad Stevens had no problem with big man Al Horford taking the shots from outside down the stretch Friday night. "That guy's a four-time All-Star. He's won a ton of games, no matter where he's been. He's good -- not worried about him," the Boston Celtics coach said after Horford..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Sixers Waive Hollis Thompson

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers have waived Thompson, a league source confirms to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link). Thompson, 25, had been one of the longest-tenured players on the Sixers, having signed with the team back in September of 2013. In 256 games since then, the 6’8″ swingman has..." January 04

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid: 'By the end of my career, I want to be a point guard'

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid was in a jovial mood on Tuesday. After the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91 on a Robert Covington game-winner, their second win in a row, Embiid raved about playing alongside big man Nerlens Noel and joked about changing positions later in his career. "I've..." January 04

  • Joel Embiid trying to make Ben Simmons feel included during injury recovery

    Pro Basketball Talk "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid seems like a Grade A dude, what with his social media presence and fan-favorite style of play. That sort of plays into a story from CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato, who says Embiid is trying to make injured 2016 No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons feel at home as he..." January 04

  • Covington's dramatic hoop gives 76ers win over 'Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- All season long, the Philadelphia 76ers have had problems closing out games. That was not the case on Tuesday night, however. Robert Covington scored on a lob from Dario Saric with 0.2 of a second left as the Sixers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91. "That's the..." January 03

  • Brett Brown: 'We want to see Nerlens and Joel a little bit'

    CSN Philly "Just as the experimental phase of one bigs pairing seems to be closing, another could be beginning. The Sixers took a look at the combination of Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor for six straight games. They went 1-5 with the two centers in the starting lineup together and there were evident..." January 03

  • Sixers edge Nuggets to halt four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers saw a sure win in Denver evaporate on a desperation half-court shot. Friday, the Nuggets nearly had another big finish but Philadelphia survived this one. Joel Embiid had 23 points, Ersan Ilyasova also had 23 and 13 rebounds and the 76ers..." December 31

  • Hill, Jazz cruise past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- George Hill did not resemble a player who had been sidelined several weeks with a sprained toe. In his return to the Utah Jazz starting lineup, Hill did not disappoint. The veteran point guard gave his team a boost during a pivotal fourth quarter run against the..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Nerlens Noel has no more complaints as he awaits more playing time

    Philly.com "Nerlens Noel is no longer making a fuss about his time on the court - or on the bench - in the 76ers' overcrowded center situation. "I think it will make me stronger mentally," said Noel, who is averaging a career-low 7.8 minutes per game this season. "These last four years have been nothing..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Cousins guides Kings over Sixers for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- DeMarcus Cousins is out of reasons why the Sacramento Kings own their longest winning streak in nearly a calendar year, or why they are succeeding so often while trailing late. He is not about to quibble over it, though. "I can't put my finger on it," the Kings'..." December 27

  • Henderson exits game with intolerable hip pain

    Philly.com "Gerald Henderson’s left-hip pain was intolerable to remain on the court. The 76ers shooting guard was laboring on the Golden 1 Center with 8 minutes, 58 seconds remaining in Monday night’s 102-100 setback to the Sacramento Kings. Henderson had a dialogue with Sixers coach Brett Brown, who..." December 27

  • Cousins: Embiid can be best big in NBA after I retire

    CSN Philly "DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid had a pretty epic duel on Monday night. Whether they were slapping each other on the rear end or matching each other shot for shot, it was certainly entertaining when they were on the floor. After 'Boogie' Cousins came out on top with his deciding three-pointer..." December 27

  • Suns surge past 76ers for 123-116 win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX, Ariz. -- At crunch time Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers needed ball-handling in the worst way. Instead, they handled the ball in the worst way. The Sixers, who had led the Phoenix Suns almost the entire first three quarters, killed themselves with five turnovers early in the..." December 24

  • Los Angeles Lakers: Trading For Nerlens Noel Would Be Bad Idea

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Lakers fans are clamoring for a trade as the 2016-17 campaign rolls along, but a Nerlens Noel trade wouldn’t be the answer to this team’s problems. Since the 2016-17 season tipped off, there’s been a lot of talk about the Los Angeles Lakers making a blockbuster trade. While a few..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • After Sixers' loss, Embiid expresses desire to play with Noel

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has been paired with Jahlil Okafor in the Sixers’ starting lineup. Now that Nerlens Noel is healthy, Embiid would like to have an opportunity with him, too. “I also want to get on the court and see what we can look like together because I like him and I want play with everybody,”..." December 21

  • Davis powers Pelicans past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New Orleans Pelicans had plenty in reserve Tuesday night. So too did forward Anthony Davis. Davis collected 31 points and 16 rebounds, and the Pelicans' bench provided 53 points, lifting New Orleans to a 108-93 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Terrence Jones..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • Blazers, Raptors Eyeing Nerlens Noel?

    Fox Sports "NBA Trade Rumors: With the Sixers making it pretty clear that Nerlens Noel is on the trade block, the Blazers and Raptors eye a potential deal There are rarely sure things in the NBA. However, Nerlens Noel getting traded before the NBA Trade Deadline likely is one of them. He’s fallen out of..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Jerry Colangelo: Sixers willing to keep all three centers, will not sell low

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that the Philadelphia 76ers are facing a logjam at the center position, but that doesn’t mean the team will sell one of their big men off to the first suitor who comes calling. General manager Jerry Colangelo said Monday that the team is prepared to keep Joel Embiid, Jahlil..." December 20

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