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  • James Ennis III To Decline 2019-20 Option, Become Free Agent

    SLAM Online "Philadelphia 76ers wing James Ennis will decline his 2019-20 player option worth $1.8 million, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Ennis, a rotation piece on the Eastern Conference semifinalists, will gauge his value on the open market this summer. Ennis, acquired from the Houston..." May 20

  • Star NBA Duos in Need of a Break-Up

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's history can be traced from one championship banner-raising partnership to the next. Entire eras have been controlled by dynamic duos. Before Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant or LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, there was Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal or Michael Jordan..." May 20

  • Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic discusses being in ‘John Wick 3’

    Entertainment Weekly "John Wick just met his biggest match. Through three films, our favorite pencil-using unretired hitman has killed hundreds of nameless challengers (is anyone in New York not an assassin?), but in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, he faces off with a killer straight out of James..." May 20

  • JJ Redick prioritizing stability, chance to win and money in free agency

    Clutch Points "Sixers shooting guard JJ Redick becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer and the sharpshooter says three things will factor into his decision. Redick, who made $12,250,000 this season, will prioritize stability, a chance to win and money in free agency. “You..." May 19

  • Kendall Jenner Explains Why She Keeps Relationship With Ben Simmons Private

    Complex "Despite being a part of one of reality television's biggest families, Kendall Jenner has managed to keep her personal life out of the spotlight. Jenner and Philadelphia star Ben Simmons have been linked romantically since last year, but she's remained mum about the nature of the..." May 19

  • Execs Expect Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, Nets To Shop Draft Picks

    Hoops Rumors "Several executives around the NBA who spoke to Michael Scotto of The Athletic identified the Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, and Nets as teams that will be looking to trade at least one of their 2019 draft picks. As we noted in our breakdown of draft picks by team earlier this week, there are..." May 18

  • Nets expected to be contenders for Jimmy Butler

    New York Post "Kevin Durant may be the Nets’ top target in free agency, but he’s not the only one. The feeling around the NBA is the Nets will have a very real chance to pry four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler away from Philadelphia. Finally having the cash and cachet to get looks from the..." May 17

  • Did Jimmy Butler bid farewell to 76ers in Instagram post?

    Larry Brown Sports "A simple post by Jimmy Butler on Instagram Thursday night led to some panic among Philadelphia 76ers fans that he was saying farewell in case he does not sign with the team. Butler posted a photo of himself in a 76ers jersey and had this caption: “to philly. and my teammates...." May 17

  • Did Jimmy Butler bid farewell to 76ers in Instagram post?

    Larry Brown Sports "A simple post by Jimmy Butler on Instagram Thursday night led to some panic among Philadelphia 76ers fans that he was saying farewell in case he does not sign with the team. Butler posted a photo of himself in a 76ers jersey and had this caption: “to philly. and my teammates...." May 17

  • Sixers’ Zhaire Smith hopes for more playing time, and wants to go to the summer league to prove himself

    Philly.com "It was a difficult first season for 76ers rookie Zhaire Smith. Traded on draft night to the Sixers after being selected 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns, Smith’s first season with the Sixers was marked by injury, illness and upon his return, relative postseason inactivity. The..." May 16

  • Five potential Jimmy Butler landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "He won’t be the biggest fish available this summer, but Jimmy Butler, one of the league’s top two-way wings and a player coming off an 18.7/5.3/4.0 campaign will have a bevy of suitors once he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent come July 1. The common..." May 16

  • Why ‘The Process’ Is Failing In Philadelphia

    Fadeaway World "After being down 3-2 and going on to force a game seven, Kawhi’s incredible buzzer beater on Sunday sent the Philadelphia 76ers home. Given the team’s expectations heading into the playoffs (Elton Brand expected this Sixers core to contend for a championship), coach..." May 16

  • Jimmy Butler's relationship with Brett Brown could help keep the free agent with Sixers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jimmy Butler is a different cat. To say Butler walks to the beat of his own drum would be a gross understatement. Before he was traded to the Sixers, he garnered a reputation — fair or unfair — for being difficult. Was Butler a locker room problem or..." May 16

  • Joel Embiid Actually Changed His Avi on Twitter To Him Crying After Game 7 Loss

    Total Pro Sports "With just seconds left to play on Sunday during Game 7, Kawhi Leonard broke the hearts of the Philadelphia 76ers when he threw up a tear drop that bounced on the rim four times before going in and sending the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals. As he made his way to the locker..." May 16

  • Joel Embiid loves the big burden on him and all the criticism that comes with it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid said at his exit interview Monday in Camden, New Jersey, that he hadn’t been on social media. But, judging by how he responded to a question about the criticism he faced during this season for his diet, conditioning, untimely illnesses and more, it sounded as if..." May 15

  • Joel Embiid 'extremely disappointed,' says he'll be 'better and stronger' next season

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid broke his Twitter silence on Wednesday evening to thank fans for their support, express his disappointment and declare his desire for bigger things in the future. Embiid, who hadn’t tweeted since April 9, shared the following message, which includes him saying..." May 15

  • Sixers downplay urgency of Ben Simmons’ jump shot, but his unwillingness to shoot will continue to plague team

    Philly.com "Ben Simmons does not like to talk about his flaws, and it seems that the 76ers front office and head coach are taking the same approach. Despite multiple questions regarding Simmons and what is expected of him in postseason interview sessions, there wasn’t much more clarity from..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • NBA Rumors: Simmons To Lakers For Ingram, Ball, Kuzma, And Draft Pick Is ‘Worth Considering,’ Per ‘CBS Sports’

    Inquisitr "Despite finishing with the 10th worst record in the NBA in the 2018-19 regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers still lucked out in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, ending up with the No. 4 overall pick. But even with this high draft pick likely to be traded as the Lakers try to acquire a..." May 15

  • Ideal Landing Spots for Star NBA Free Agent Tobias Harris

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's most interesting journeyman has reached the open market. While never an All-Star, Tobias Harris has often produced like one, most recently providing 20 points per night and compiling a brilliant 48.7/39.7/86.6 shooting slash. But for one reason or another,..." May 15

  • Sixers’ Ben Simmons will play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has announced that he will be playing for the Australian national basketball team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup. He announced the decision on his Weibo page. “Ni Hao China! Thanks for all the support this season, it was a..." May 15

  • Joel Embiid wins trademark with patent office for ‘The Process’

    Pro Basketball Talk "“Trust the Process” might not have that many supporters left in Philadelphia. The 76ers have been bounced out of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and several of the players brought in thanks to the scheming of former GM Sam Hinkie are no longer in Pennsylvania. Still,..." May 15

  • Josh Harris: Brett Brown’s job “was never in jeopardy”

    Liberty Ballers "On Tuesday morning, Josh Harris and Elton Brand held an end-of-season press conference addressing questions from the media covering everything from the playoffs to the luxury tax to the upcoming off-season. To the surprise of no one at all, Harris also fielded questions about Brett Brown,..." May 14

  • 76ers' Jimmy Butler Thinks He'll 'Get a Max Contract Anywhere I Choose to Go'

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler is not lacking for confidence as he enters an offseason where he can opt out of his contract for the 2019-20 campaign. "Technically I think, knock on wood, I will get a max contract anywhere I choose to go,” Butler said, per Marc..." May 14

  • NBA rumors: Where will Sixers’ Jimmy Butler sign as a free agent?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are plenty of questions surrounding the Sixers heading into the offseason. One of the biggest revolves around Jimmy Butler, the star wing they acquired in December from the Minnesota Timberwolves. When the Sixers made the trade, they knew full well that there was a..." May 14

  • Joel Embiid and Sixers medical staff will approach load management differently next season

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid’s health has been a hot topic since he started playing basketball, and it will remain a hot topic for the rest of his career. That’s what happens when a franchise player, prone to injury and sickness, has multiple bouts of both during the course of one..." May 14

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Brett Brown Will Return As The Sixers Head Coach Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The Sixers’ season ended at the hands of Kawhi Leonard on Sunday night as their comeback effort in Game 7 was thwarted by Leonard’s instantly iconic buzzer-beater. Going into the game, there were rumors that coach Brett Brown’s job was very much in jeopardy if the..." May 14

  • Here is why that LeBron James for Ben Simmons trade rumor probably isn’t worth worrying about

    Silver Screen And Roll "The silence from the Los Angeles Lakers — even after reportedly hiring their next head coach— is deafening, and the space where their own message could be relayed is instead being filled with the innumerable versions of the story outside sources are sharing. One such..." May 13

  • Chris Broussard Suggests Monster Trade Between Sixers And Rockets

    Fadeaway World "There are not a lot of things the 76ers and Rockets have in common. Differing playstyles, opposite conferences, and different stars leading their teams — but they are both stuck in a rather frustrating gutter. The Rockets have been trying for years to beat the Warriors, only to..." May 13

  • Kendall Jenner Blamed By 76ers & Ben Simmons Fans For Series Loss

    Hot New Hip Hop "The Kardashian Kurse lives on. Last night, Kawhi Leonard once again came through in the clutch with a last-minute buzzer beater to win the game for the Toronto Raptors. With the series having gone seven games against the Philadelphia 76ers, the game was anybody's to win. The..." May 13

  • The uncanny parallels between the 76ers’ ‘Process’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

    Washington Post "Through all the years of painstaking buildup, involving a sprawling cast of characters and frequently hard-to-watch story lines, fans were asked to stay patient. Surely, their investment of time and interest in such an ambitious undertaking would be rewarded with a suitably satisfying —..." May 13

  • Report: 76ers could try to trade Ben Simmons for LeBron James

    247 Sports "NBA summer rumor season has officially commenced.  In an effort to shake things up this offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers may try to trade Ben Simmons to the Los Angeles Lakers for future Hall-of-Famer LeBron James, according to a report from Tom Haberstroh of NBC..." May 13

  • Joel Embiid on rumors surrounding Brett Brown — ‘I just thought it was bulls**t’

    Clutch Points "It was rumored that if the Philadelphia 76ers lost Game 7 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, the 76ers would ultimately fire head coach Brett Brown. Well, Philadelphia fell to Toronto by a score of 92-90,..." May 13

  • Sixers’ Jimmy Butler Addresses What Factors Into Free Agency Decision

    Heavy "The coming months will be big for the Philadelphia 76ers and guard Jimmy Butler, but whether the two wind up together once again is the million dollar question. After Butler was traded to the Sixers from the Minnesota Timberwolves, he consistently proved that winning was his primary..." May 13

  • Sixers’ JJ Redick: ‘Obviously, I’d love to be back’

    Philly.com "One year ago, JJ Redick’s top priority was re-signing with the 76ers. Does he feel the same way now? Redick, who lives in Brooklyn, is expected to receive interest in free agency from the New York Knicks. But he’s looking for stability, and his two seasons as a..." May 13

  • Rudy Gobert blasts ‘losers’ who mocked Joel Embiid for crying

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid showed some serious emotion after the Philadelphia 76ers lost a heartbreaking Game 7 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, and you can count Rudy Gobert among those who respected it. Embiid was shown crying on his way into the locker room after Kawhi Leonard’s..." May 13

  • Sixers' Extensive Off-Season To-Do List Begins With Evaluation Of Brett Brown

    Forbes.com "It will be remembered as a shot like no other, Kawhi Leonard releasing his jumper from deep in the right corner over Joel Embiid’s outstretched arm just before the final buzzer sounded in Game Seven of the Sixers-Raptors series on Sunday. The ball struck the front..." May 13

  • Marc Gasol comforts crying Joel Embiid at end of Game 7

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Toronto Raptors are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals to play Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the next round. The Raptors took care of the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, 92-90, thanks to a Kawhi Leonard buzzer beater over Joel..." May 13

  • Loss sends Philadelphia into summer of uncertainty sooner than they expected

    Pro Basketball Talk "Understandably, nobody on the Sixers wanted to talk about the future Sunday night. “I’m not worried about that right now, after losing. I’m not going to talk about anything but basketball,” Jimmy Butler said when asked about his impressions of the..." May 13

  • Inside Kawhi Leonard's historic buzzer-beater that lifted Raptors into East finals

    USA Today "Kawhi Leonard isn’t emotionless. You just don’t see it from him often. "I’m a guy that acts like I’ve been there before," Leonard said after making one of the biggest shots of his career and one of the biggest in Toronto Raptors franchise..." May 13

  • Joel Embiid After Game 7 Raptors Loss: 'I Don't Give a Damn About the Process'

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid is nicknamed The Process. He's been the face of the Philadelphia 76ers' roster-building endeavor that goes by the same nickname and has persevered through years of losing to reach the point at which he is a postseason regular.  He had no time for..." May 13

  • Sixers coach puts heartbreaking loss in context for Joel Embiid

    Larry Brown Sports "What do you say to your team when they’ve had their hearts ripped out in a devastating loss? Exactly what Brett Brown said. Brown spoke after his Philadelphia 76ers lost 92-90 to the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday and offered a great..." May 13

  • Emotional Joel Embiid 'can't explain' Game 7 loss

    ESPN "Joel Embiid walked off the court in tears following the Philadelphia 76ers' 92-90 Game 7 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, as Philadelphia's playoff run ended in the final seconds of the final game of the Eastern Conference..." May 13

  • 76ers Would Damage the Franchise Immeasurably if They Fire Brett Brown

    12 Up "The Philadelphia 76ers are really ready to go there. If the latest reporting is to be believed, Philly's brass are laying down the gauntlet for head coach Brett Brown: if he can't take care of business Sunday on the road in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semis against the..." May 12

  • Monty Williams Turned Down Lakers’ Coaching Offer

    Hoops Rumors "Monty Williams, who will take over as the Suns’ new head coach when the Sixers’ playoff run ends, rejected an offer from the Lakers before accepting the job in Phoenix, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Tyronn Lue made headlines on Wednesday when he turned down the..." May 12

  • Kyle Lowry doesn’t want to reminisce about the last time the Sixers and Raptors met in Game 7

    Clutch Points "Ahead of a do-or-die Game 7, the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors players are in two different headspaces. The Raptors, who play the game at home, can relax and enjoy the creature comforts of home, while the 76ers are on the road in drizzly Toronto – where rain showers are..." May 11

  • Brett Brown 'needs an NBA Finals berth' to keep Sixers job

    Philly Voice "Brett Brown's job security has been a point of debate for most of the last two years, as the Sixers have completed the transformation from a team in the midst of a rebuild to a team with expectations to contend. And according to one prominent NBA reporter, there is a line in the sand drawn..." May 11

  • Joel Embiid nearing automatic suspension for flagrant fouls

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid is nearing an automatic suspension for the flagrant fouls he has accumulated during the postseason. Embiid was called for a flagrant foul for smacking Toronto’s Marc Gasol in the face while the two were tangled up going for a rebound on a free throw during Game 6 of..." May 11

  • Philly’s Joel Embiid can make Game 7 an inside job

    Toronto Star "When last Joel Embiid was seen exiting the playing surface in Toronto in the wake of the Raptors’ blowout win in Game 5, the Philadelphia centre glanced at the hip-hop star standing courtside and offered a promise. “I’ll be back,” Embiid said to Drake on..." May 10