76ers Rumors & News

  • How long will Sixers remain patient with Markelle Fultz?

    Philly.com "The 76ers will tell you that Markelle Fultz is safe. They’ll tell you publicly that he’s still an integral part of their family and they don’t intend to trade him. In a perfect world, they say, Fultz and Ben Simmons are the backcourt of the..." June 25

  • Brett Brown embracing a difficult job as Sixers' interim GM

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Heading into the NBA draft, there was some uncertainty about how the Sixers would make decisions. Nobody seemed willing to say whether interim GM Brett Brown would have the final say, or whether it would be a truly collaborative process. Thursday night, Brown confirmed he’s the..." June 25

  • Sixers put their chips on the gamble of trades and free agency

    Philly.com "The 76ers exited the NBA draft last week with three players, none of whom is expected to contribute mightily in the upcoming season; a future first-round pick, and two future second-round picks. From a distance, the haul resembles what you would expect of an elite,..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • 76ers' Markelle Fultz was available on draft night

    CBS Sports "When the 76ers drafted Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick it was supposed to be the perfect conclusion to years of rebuilding. Philadelphia had gone through so much losing, but with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Fultz the 76ers had a core primed for years of..." June 24

  • Trainer confirms Fultz had 'yips' and 'forgot how to shoot'

    The Score "Markelle Fultz's personal trainer Drew Hanlen merely confirmed the obvious about the 2017 No. 1 overall pick. Hanlen, a well-known trainer that has worked with several NBA stars including Joel Embiid and Jayson Tatum, has been tabbed to correct Fultz's broken jumper, and he..." June 24

  • 76ers going all in for LeBron

    Bleacher Report "In the summer of LeBron James, the Philadelphia 76ers want a seat at the table. According to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com, "the Sixers are doing everything they can to clear enough cap space to sign him outright to a max contract." Getting to max money for James..." June 23

  • Trainer Drew Hanlen says Markelle Fultz's new shot is 'ahead of pace' after case of 'yips'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Since Markelle Fultz arrived at Sixers training camp last season, there has been a mystery surrounding what exactly happened to his pure jumper that was last publically seen at the 2017 summer league. This week, trainer Drew Hanlen, who has been working with the former No. 1..." June 22

  • Sixers Coach Brett Brown Cited ‘Star Hunting’ As A Reason Behind Their Draft Day Trade

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia 76ers made one of the smartest pick of the 2018 NBA Draft when they used the 10th overall selection to select Mikal Bridges. Between his near-perfect fit on their roster, the fact that he went to school at Villanova, and the fact that his mom works for the team, just about..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid rips Deandre Ayton after being compared to him

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid wasted little time shutting down comparisons between himself and Deandre Ayton. Ayton was selected No. 1 overall by the Phoenix Suns during Thursday’s NBA Draft. Leading up to the draft, Ayton had been compared to Joel Embiid because of his big personality. Embiid..." June 21

  • Sixers flip Mikal Bridges to Suns for Zhaire Smith and unprotected 2021 first-round pick from the Miami Heat

    NewJersey.com "The Sixers used the No. 10 pick in the first round on Mikal Bridges and then turned around and traded him to the Phoenix Suns for No. 16 pick Zhaire Smith, a forward from Texas Tech. Trade details Sixers receive No. 16 pick (Zhaire Smith) and unprotected 2021 first-round..." June 21

  • Landry Shamet heads to Philadelphia with 26th pick

    CBS Sports "Shamet was selected by the 76ers with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4 Shamet has solid size for the guard position and has the ability to play both on and off the ball. He finished his final season at Wichita State averaging 5.2 assists compared to 2.1 turnovers, while..." June 21

  • Sixers Select Mikal Bridges With No. 10 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft

    SI "The Philadelphia 76ers selected Villanova small forward Mikal Bridges with the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NBA draft. The 6'7'' Wildcat was a four-star recruit in high school. He selected Villanova over offers from a host of schools, including Florida and Penn..." June 21

  • 76ers Talked Trading Fultz to Get Porter Jr.

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers were reportedly so intrigued by Michael Porter Jr. at one point that they considered dealing last year's No. 1 overall pick in a package to move up in the 2018 NBA draft.  Per The Athletic's Michael Scotto, the Sixers discussed a package built..." June 21

  • Report: 76ers interested in Zhaire Smith with No. 10 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "Zhaire Smith’s draft stock is rising, to the point that he’s now being talked about as a potential top-10 pick. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported on Wednesday night that the Philadelphia 76ers are “very interested” in Smith with their No. 10 overall..." June 21

  • Sources: Markelle Fultz's Shooting Issues Were Mental

    Philly.com "Brett Brown took a break from his predraft preparation on Monday to visit Markelle Fultz in Los Angeles. The 76ers coach and interim general manager checked-in on the combination guard, who is training with Drew Hanlen. This isn’t out of the ordinary for the Sixers. Brown or..." June 20

  • Report: Sixers still eyeing trade up, but reluctant to include Robert Covington or Dario Saric

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "We’re counting down the hours now until the 2018 NBA draft, which means all of the chatter surrounding teams is heading into overdrive. That includes the Sixers, who are reportedly still attempting to move up the draft board. Per a report Tuesday by Sports..." June 20

  • Sixers could make draft day moves to land Mikal Bridges

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers don’t have room on their roster to accommodate all six picks that they own, so expect a trade or two by draft night, writes Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia heads into Thursday’s draft with the 10th and 26th selections in the first round, plus Nos...." June 17

  • Sixers want to move into top five in draft

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers may be pondering a move up on draft night. Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Friday, former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said the Sixers are "very much looking to move up to get somebody they think will go in the top..." June 16

  • Sixers should draft Michael Porter Jr. if he slips because of injury history

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Sixers have become quite familiar with drafting players with injury issues. There was Nerlens Noel’s knee and Joel Embiid’s foot, both of which the team had knowledge of beforehand. Then there was Ben Simmons’ foot and Markelle Fultz’s shoulder, both of..." June 15

  • Report: Bryan Colangelo wanted to replace 76ers coach Brett Brown with Villanova’s Jay Wright

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jerry Colangelo hired Mike D’Antoni as the 76ers’ associate head coach, and Bryan Colangelo reportedly held interest in promoting D’Antoni to supplant Brett Brown as head coach. Instead, D’Antoni got the Rockets job, and the Colangelos kept Brown, whom they..." June 14

  • Sixers say Colangelo saga hasn't impacted draft preparations

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers insist the loss of Bryan Colangelo hasn’t affected their draft preparations, relays Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Colangelo resigned last week as president of basketball operations after a Twitter-related scandal involving sensitive information released through..." June 14

  • Mikal Bridges says he would be 'perfect fit' for Sixers after workout

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Mikal Bridges is a familiar face to the Sixers. He won championships with the Villanova Wildcats, played high school ball locally at Great Valley High School, and his mother works in the Sixers' organization. The team had a good idea of what it would see when the..." June 13

  • Bryan Colangelo overruled others 76ers executives, who urged him to consider passing on Markelle Fultz

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers are trying to separate themselves from former team president Bryan Colangelo, who resigned last week in the aftermath of his wife admitting to running multiple burner Twitter accounts that advanced a pro-Colangelo message and ripped many other people (including current Philadelphia..." June 13

  • Charles Barkley Laid Out Why He’s Convinced LeBron James Will Not Join The Sixers

    Dime Magazine "One of the most entertaining possible destinations for LeBron James should he become a free agent this summer are the Philadelphia 76ers. The team has a young and talented core, and adding James to a team that made the conference semifinals last year is theoretically the type of thing that..." June 13

  • Raptors' Ujiri doesn't think Colangelo deserved to lose job

    The Score "Masai Ujiri was targeted by burner Twitter account diatribes traced back to Bryan Colangelo's wife, but the Toronto Raptors president says he harbors no ill will toward his former superior. "To me, my thoughts are with Bryan and his family, honestly," Ujiri told The..." June 13

  • Eagles' Carson Wentz says he would 'absolutely' help 76ers in recruiting process

    CBS Sports "If the Philadelphia 76ers want Carson Wentz to help them recruit LeBron James to Philadelphia in 2018, they won't have any objections from the Eagles quarterback. Less than a week after he and fellow Super Bowl LII champion Zach Ertz attended Game 4 of the NBA Finals just to..." June 13

  • Report: Sixers, Lakers among teams most interested in Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "Rumors of Kawhi Leonard being dealt from the San Antonio Spurs this summer have heated up in recent months. By now the story has been written Ad nauseam. Leonard and the organization are coming off a 2017-18 campaign that saw the former All-NBA performer miss all but a could..." June 13

  • 76ers pick up options on T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes

    Courier-Post "The Philadelphia 76ers have picked up the fourth-year options on the contracts for guard T.J. McConnell and forward/center Richaun Holmes, head coach and interim GM Brett Brown announced on Wednesday. McConnell signed with the 76ers in September 2015 as an undrafted free agent after..." June 13

  • 76ers host massive pre-draft workout

    Yardbarker "The Sixers‘ previously-reported workout with Villanova wing Mikal Bridges is taking place today, but Bridges isn’t the only prospect in town to get a look from the club. According to a press release, the 76ers also hosted a group workout today, with Marcus..." June 12

  • Sixers guard Markelle Fultz's summer-league availability still up in the air

    Philly.com "Will Markelle Fultz play summer-league ball? We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out the answer. After a predraft workout session Monday, 76ers coach and interim general manager Brett Brown said no decision has been made regarding Fultz’s summer..." June 12

  • Nobody embodies 'The Process' more than Brett Brown

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It was only five years ago that Brett Brown was giving big minutes to Tony Wroten and Hollis Thompson.  Just two years ago, he was coming off an embarrassing 10-win season. Now, he’s not only the head coach of a 52-win team with a bright future, but he’s..." June 11

  • Joel Embiid 'Yeah, I'll Say it ... LeBron 'Needs' to Play in Philly!!!'

    TMZ "LeBron James recruiting season is officially open, and Joel Embiid is wasting NO time in courting the King to jump to the city of brotherly love. We got Sixers superstar leaving Craig's Friday night -- a couple hours after the Cavs got swept out of the NBA Finals. -- and asked him..." June 09

  • Joel Embiid sends epic tweet to LeBron James

    NBC Sports "Joel Embiid didn't wait long to start his LeBron James recruitment. And he added some juice to the sales pitch. As the Warriors were finishing off a four-game NBA Finals sweep of James' Cavaliers on Friday night, Embiid took to his beloved Twitter account..." June 09

  • Sixers Will Work Out Mikal Bridges Tuesday

    Hoops Rumors "Projected lottery pick Mikal Bridges will work out for the Sixers on Tuesday, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. Bridges has already worked out for the Bulls, who have the No. 7 selection; the Knicks, who hold the No. 9 pick; and the Hornets, who are situated at No. 11...." June 09

  • Where Do the Sixers Go From Here?

    The Ringer "Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as Sixers president of basketball operations and general manager for what he called in a statement “a seriously misguided effort” by his wife, Barbara Bottini, to “publicly defend and support” him via anonymous Twitter..." June 08

  • Nets, Clippers, Sixers Exploring Draft Trades?

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, who currently hold the 29th, 40th, and 45th overall picks in the 2018 NBA draft, would like to move up into the teens if possible, league sources tell Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Scotto identifies the Nuggets (No. 14), Wizards (No. 15),..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Brett Brown serving as interim GM good for Sixers' current players, free agents

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "As I watched the 76ers navigate through the resignation of Bryan Colangelo, it made me think about how the players often get lost in translation. I can remember not knowing what direction the Detroit Lions team I played on was going when head coach Bobby Ross resigned from the team..." June 08

  • Joel Embiid Says Bryan Colangelo Did a Great Job, 'I Wish Him Luck'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid refuses to trash ex-Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo ... telling TMZ Sports the disgraced exec is a "great guy" ... despite the burner account scandal.  "He was a great guy. He did a great job for us, so I wish him luck," Embiid..." June 08

  • Report: 'Everybody Wants the Sixers Job' After Bryan Colangelo Resignation

    Bleacher Report "The vacant Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations job is reportedly a coveted position. As Jenna West of Sports Illustrated shared, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on SportsCenter and said as much. "What I..." June 08

  • Report: Bryan Colangelo's Wife Factory Reset Her iPhone In An Attempt To Hide Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It’s amazing that the Philadelphia 76ers spent a ridiculous amount of money to a law firm to investigate the claims of Bryan Colangelo having five burner accounts to trash players and leak sensitive information. Once the information got out, internet sleuths began an..." June 08

  • Who is next as GM in Philadelphia?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Remember when the Colangelos — Jerry, and later Bryan — were brought in to save the Philadelphia 76ers from the leaguewide embarrassment of “The Process?” That “embarrassing” process is now venerated and seen as the base of the Sixers success. Then..." June 07

  • Relationship between Simmons, Embiid unsustainable due to burner accounts

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers burner account saga has ended. Bryan Colangelo has resigned. What a ride it was. Except it might not be over, as there’s fallout remaining in regard to the feelings of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Colangelo leaving the team is what had to happen...." June 07

  • Brett Brown Named Interim 76ers GM, Assures Free Agency Won't Be Affected

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown commented Thursday on his role as the temporary leader of basketball operations following the resignation of Bryan Colangelo. According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, Brown said he has no interest in..." June 07

  • David Griffin, other candidates who may take over as Sixers GM

    Philly.com "Bryan Colangelo resigned as the Sixers’ head of basketball operations on Thursday after a New York law firm’s investigation into his alleged secret use of Twitter. The firm found it was likely that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, created and used anonymous..." June 07