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  • Zhaire Smith “in danger” of not playing at all this season

    Liberty Ballers "Just when you thought this afternoon couldn’t get any sadder following a report that Markelle Fultz would cease playing until he meets with a shoulder specialist, John Gonzalez slips this nugget into a piece at the Ringer: A league source tipped me to Smith’s allergy..." November 20

  • Report: Fultz practiced after directed by agent to stay off court

    The Score "The Markelle Fultz saga continues to grow stranger by the hour. It was reported Tuesday morning by The Athletic's David Aldridge that the Philadelphia 76ers guard was directed by his attorney and agent, Raymond Brothers, to seek a second opinion for..." November 20

  • The Sixers Apparently Didn’t Know There Were Any Recent Issues With Markelle Fultz’s Shoulder

    Dime Magazine "The latest chapter in the never-ending saga that is Markelle Fultz’s professional basketball career started on Tuesday morning. A report indicated that the former No. 1 overall pick will see a specialist for his shoulder next week at the discretion of his attorney, and until..." November 20

  • Report: Markelle Fultz won’t practice, play in games until he sees shoulder specialist next week

    Clutch Points "Sixers guard Markelle Fultz is slated to see a shoulder specialist next week and will remain out of games and practices until he’s been examined, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic. This comes at the heels of Fultz reportedly parting ways with his longtime trainer Drew..." November 20

  • After Playing T.J. McConnell Over Markelle Fultz, Sixers Have Backup PG Controversy

    NBC Philadelphia "Two players with two completely different paths to the NBA find themselves entrenched in a battle.  Markelle Fultz, the 2017 No. 1 overall pick, has spent the bulk of this season as the Sixers' backup point guard. It's been an up-and-down year for Fultz, who has struggled..." November 20

  • Deandre Ayton gains Joel Embiid's respect, but loses battle of big men as Suns fall to 76ers

    Arizona Central "“Oh my God. He’s about to get his ass kicked this year.” – Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid about Phoenix Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton before the season. PHILADELPHIA – Joel Embiid got the better of Deandre Ayton in leading Philadelphia to..." November 20

  • Sixers Optimistic Butler Will Stay Put

    Hoops Rumors "Sixers managing partner and owner Josh Harris is both determined and optimistic that Jimmy Butler will remain with the team beyond this season, as he told USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt and The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Butler trade..." November 20

  • Should Furkan Korkmaz stay in the rotation?

    Liberty Ballers "Everyone knows about the sunken cost fallacy — that putting time and money and effort into a thing that isn’t working, just because you have put time and money and effort into it in the past, ultimately means you wasted your time and money and effort — and has probably heard..." November 19

  • Yet another weird week for Markelle Fultz

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "In a season full of weird weeks, the last one may have been the weirdest for Markelle Fultz.  With the arrival of Jimmy Butler, Fultz lost his spot in the starting lineup. As Brett Brown stated, it’s nothing that Fultz did wrong, it’s a matter of having a superstar..." November 19

  • Markelle Fultz calls new free-throw routine ‘trial and error’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The confidence of Markelle Fultz continues to be a question, not just for Philadelphia 76ers fans but for NBA heads around the league wondering just when the former No. 1 overall pick will get back to his old college self. Fultz continues to struggle in the oddest ways. The sophomore..." November 18

  • Jimmy Butler on 76ers: 'With this group of guys, it is really easy'

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler is having fun again. The four-time All-Star made that clear after his first win in a 76ers uniform. "It's so fun to win. So much more fun to play with these guys," Butler said in an interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia after scoring 28 points on 12-of-15..." November 17

  • Markelle Fultz's Shooting Form Is Getting More Bizarre

    The Big Lead "You know that scene in a movie when someone says, “At least it can’t get any worse,” and then it starts raining? That has been the story of Markelle Fultz’s career when it comes to his free throw shot. The Philadelphia 76ers guard and former No. 1..." November 17

  • Joel Embiid has been dealing with swollen hand since last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid says he has been dealing with discomfort in one of his hands for close to a year. Embiid has started the season like he wants his name in the discussion for the best player in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Not only has Embiid been posting big stat lines, but..." November 17

  • Report: 4 teams interested in trading for Cavs’ Kyle Korver

    Cavs Nation "Per Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver has piqued the interest of four teams early in the 2018-19 season: the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles..." November 16

  • NBA Rumors: 76ers could be interested in Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Sporting News "The 76ers may want to add a guard. Philadelphia "could have eyes for" Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, The Ringer’s Kevin O'Connor reported on a recent podcast. The 76ers are also “highly interested,” in acquiring Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle..." November 16

  • Ben Simmons only has eyes for Kendall Jenner

    Page Six "Ben Simmons, who Page Six recently reported has been seen out again with his on-and-off love interest Kendall Jenner, hit the club solo this week. At Miami’s Rockwell, “Ben showed up with a group of friends and teammates to see rapper Preme perform,”..." November 16

  • Ben Simmons on Jimmy Butler: ‘He’s a really positive guy in the locker room’

    Sportsnaut "In somewhat surprising fashion, the Philadelphia 76ers lost their first game with Jimmy Butler on the court Wednesday night against the Magic in Orlando.   Butler himself scored just 14 points and went without a single point in the fourth quarter. All said, Philadelphia..." November 15

  • Why a trade isn't Sixers' answer for the Markelle Fultz problem

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Sixers have a Markelle Fultz problem, and the Jimmy Butler trade raises valid questions about how the 2017 No. 1 overall pick fits into the team’s short-and-long-term plans. This is the current state of affairs with Fultz. One season and 16 games into his NBA career, we’re..." November 15

  • Is ‘The Process’ Complete? The 76ers Are Talking Like It Is

    Dime Magazine "When Jimmy Butler was announced for his first ever game in a 76ers uniform there was a loud roar throughout the Magic arena. This may have been a road game, but it sure didn’t sound like it in that moment. Butler was the prize acquisition for the 76ers in a recent trade that got him his..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Jimmy Butler: Brett Brown 'Special'; with HC on Course 'It's Going to Be Easy'

    Bleacher Report "Although the Philadelphia 76ers lost in Jimmy Butler's debut with the team Wednesday, he is apparently happy to play under head coach Brett Brown. "He's special; he makes sure everyone is out there comfortable," the guard said of Brown after the..." November 15

  • Jimmy Butler demand led to 'negative environment,' Wolves owner says

    ESPN "Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor appears ready to move on from the Jimmy Butler drama that overshadowed the start of the season, saying he had spent "too much of my time on things that were negative." In a series of interviews this week, Taylor..." November 15

  • Elton Brand: Acquisition Of Jimmy Butler Doesn't Change 76ers' View Of Markelle Fultz

    Real GM Basketball "Elton Brand has dismissed the notion that the Philadelphia 76ers' trade for Jimmy Butler is an indication that the team has lost faith in Markelle Fultz. "Not at all. It wasn't a changed view of Markelle's future. It was more of a changed view of being able to get a..." November 14

  • How Bayless’ Inclusion In Butler Deal Impacts Sixers’ Trade Options

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of this week’s analysis on the trade package the Sixers sent the Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler trade has focused on Dario Saric and Robert Covington, and rightly so. Those are the two players expected to contribute to the Wolves right..." November 14

  • Sixers to bring in veteran guard Rush for workout?

    Amico Hoops "The Philadelphia 76ers may bring in veteran guard Brandon Rush for an audition for their 15th roster spot, according to a report from Marc Spears of The Undefeated. Rush, 33, is 6-foot-6 and last appeared in an NBA game in 2016-17 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has..." November 14

  • Markelle Fultz Removed from 76ers' Starting Lineup After Jimmy Butler Trade

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, one of two players to start all 15 of the team's games during the 2018-19 NBA season, will be removed from the starting lineup following the trade for Jimmy Butler. Head coach Brett Brown confirmed Wednesday the new..." November 14

  • NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Tried Trading Jimmy Butler For This Star

    NESN "It seemingly was a foregone conclusion that Jimmy Butler was not going to last in Minnesota this season. The only question was, who would the Timberwolves choose to dance with in a trade for the four-time All-Star? The T-Wolves reportedly received offers from both the New..." November 14

  • The Sixers Apparently Want Kyle Korver, But It Might Be Hard To Do After The Jimmy Butler Trade

    Dime Magazine "In the aftermath of the deal to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Philadelphia 76ers now have three top-tier players on their roster. That is a fantastic place to start when attempting to compete for an NBA title in the future but, before the Sixers can take the next..." November 14

  • Jimmy Butler Says He Isn't a Problem Unless His Teammates Are 'Fake'

    Complex "Jimmy Butler's introductory press conference with the Sixers on Tuesday didn't touch very much on how he exited the Timberwolves: It was by fiat, when he told coach Tom Thibodeau and owner Glen Taylor he wasn't re-signing next summer as a free..." November 13

  • Elton Brand: Jimmy Butler deal not a reflection on Markelle Fultz

    ESPN "Sixers general manager Elton Brand said the club's trade for Jimmy Butler is not an indication that Philadelphia has lost faith in Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2017. "Not at all. It wasn't a changed view of Markelle's future. It was more of a..." November 13

  • Brett Brown: Jimmy Butler 'mirrors spirit of Philadelphia'

    ESPN "It took more than two days, but Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown could finally talk about acquiring forward Jimmy Butler before Monday night's 124-114 win over the Heat. And now that the four-time All-Star is finally in the fold, Brown can't wait to begin working with him..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler says goal for Philadelphia 76ers is to win NBA title

    Delco Times "The goal was high, but different. It was reasonable, yet oddly limited. It was said clearly, without hesitation, then repeated after Brett Brown was given a chance to elaborate. And it stuck. The Sixers this season, Brown said, wanted to play in the NBA Finals. Not win a championship,..." November 13

  • Sixers should trade Markelle Fultz before it's too late

    Sportsnaut "The time is now for these Philadelphia 76ers to end the Markelle Fultz experiment. We’ll get into why a bit later, but there’s certainly a backstory here that suggests Fultz’ time in the City of Brotherly Love should soon come to an end. It starts with Jimmy Buckets,..." November 13

  • Why Sixers could have an edge in Kyle Korver trade talks

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Cavs entered the season thinking they could compete for the 8-seed in the East with a re-signed Kevin Love and a combination of veterans and "hungry" young players. A dozen games into the season, they're 1-11, Love is hurt and they legitimately look like the worst..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler's 'Really Hard to Play With,' but 76ers Hope Talent Outweighs Risk

    Bleacher Report "For months now, head coach Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers have been telling us they don't think they're as good as they should be. "I think that another high-level free agent is required. … I think we need help to win a championship,"..." November 13

  • The Blazers And 76ers Have The Best Odds To Sign Melo If He Is Waived

    Dime Magazine "The time of Carmelo Anthony in Houston may soon be coming to an end. Despite what the Rockets are saying publicly, reports claim that Anthony has played his final game in a Rockets uniform. What this means for Anthony’s future is unclear. He could be traded, but more likely..." November 13

  • Report: Fultz, Shooting Coach Part Ways Amid Struggles

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz has seemingly taken a step back with his shooting, with his bad free-throw miss Monday night against the Miami Heat looking like a low point. These struggles could potentially be attributed to his split with trainer Drew..." November 13

  • Tom Thibodeau Says The Wolves ‘Had To Be Patient’ In Making A Jimmy Butler Trade

    Uproxx "Two days after word broke that Jimmy Butler would be on the move to Philadelphia, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau addressed the media on Monday concerning the decision to send his best player elsewhere. Given the backdrop of..." November 13

  • Sixers guard Markelle Fultz’s issue could be way more alarming than a case of yips

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz’s struggle with his shot has been well-documented. It has changed drastically since his college days, but there hasn’t been a compelling explanation for the Sixers sophomore’s shooting woes. However, that might have already..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler Was Ready To Start Sitting Indefinitely

    Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler played in Friday's game with the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Sacramento Kings, but he viewed it as a "fork in the road" and was prepared to begin sitting indefinitely if the franchise didn't fulfill his trade request. The Wolves were informed that..." November 13

  • Jimmy Butler on being a Sixer: ‘I’m ready to get started, we got a little ways to go’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is officially a member of the 76ers. His plane landed in Philly Monday and a camera crew from NBC Sports Philadelphia was there to get his first words on being a member of the Sixers. (You can see the video above.) “I’m ready to get started, we got a..." November 12

  • 76ers reportedly interested in adding Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is expected to see his brief tenure with the Houston Rockets come to an end in the near future, but he may not be unemployed for very long. With the Rockets having reportedly informed Anthony that they plan to waive him, sources told Chris Sheridan of GetMoreSports..." November 12

  • Timberwolves' final three offers revealed

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 12

  • 76ers Acquire Four-Time All-Star Jimmy Butler

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired four-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Justin Patton in the deal, while Minnesota received Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario..." November 12

  • Report: 76ers interested in Kyle Korver

    247 Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers made a major move by acquiring All-Star forward Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend, but the team still needs some more shooters to space the floor around Butler, and young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. One particular floor-spacer that they..." November 11

  • Jimmy Butler Might Be Harming His Reputation With Locker Room Incidents

    Uproxx "Jimmy Butler is now a member of the 76ers and it’s almost everything he wanted. The former Timberwolves star demanded a trade out of Minnesota and a large part of why he was eventually traded had to do with locker room issues. Butler is a bonafide star and one of the NBA’s..." November 11

  • Report: Wolves talked to Pels, Wizards about Butler

    CBS Sports "The Jimmy Butler saga is finally over. Nearly a month into the regular season, with Butler sitting out multiple games a week and the Timberwolves struggling to a 4-9 start, they finally pulled the trigger on a trade. Butler is now off to the 76ers along with Justin Patton in exchange for Robert..." November 11

  • Idea of Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving playing together appears to be dead

    New York Post "The Knicks’ big-ticket offseason possibilities may be dwindling. First, Kyrie Irving said he plans to re-up with the Celtics, and then, Jimmy Butler was traded to the 76ers on Saturday, with reports stating he likely will remain in Philadelphia. The disgruntled Butler,..." November 11

  • What Jimmy Butler-to-76ers trade means for Raptors, East

    Sportsnet "The Jimmy Butler saga has finally reached its natural conclusion with reports the disgruntled Minnesota Timberwolves superstar has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. It ends one of the more bizarre stand-offs between a player and management that we’ve seen in years, a drama..." November 11

  • Simmons, Embiid confident Butler will fit in with 76ers

    ESPN "Caught off guard by the Philadelphia 76ers' blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, All-Star center Joel Embiid got in touch with two of the Minnesota Timberwolves' young stars to seek their opinions on his new teammate. While Butler's final months in Minnesota were far from..." November 11