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  • In Furkan Korkmaz, 76ers may have found ancillary shooter they need following JJ Redick's departure

    CBS Sports "In third-year forward Furkan Korkmaz, the Philadelphia 76ers may have found the answer to one of the biggest questions that faced the team heading into the 2019-20 NBA season: do they have enough ancillary shooting around Joel Embiid and Ben..." November 12

  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Ben Simmons’ X-ray comes back negative, will be evaluated further Thursday

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers just spent two games playing without Joel Embiid after the star big man was suspended for fighting with Karl-Anthony Towns. Now, they might have to spend some time without their other cornerstone.  Ben Simmons left the Sixers'..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Ben Simmons Exits Game With Shoulder Sprain

    SLAM Online "Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons left the team’s Wednesday battle against the Utah Jazz with a shoulder injury. Now, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports, the team has revealed that the 23-year-old has suffered a shoulder sprain and will be re-evaluated on..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Karl-Anthony Towns not interested in looking back to fight with Joel Embiid

    Clutch Points "Karl-Anthony Towns is not interested in looking back to the fight with Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, one that resulted in a two-game early-season suspension. Towns entered last week’s contest leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 3-0 record, but..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle already recognized as one of NBA’s elite defenders

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Matisse Thybulle is purposely oblivious. The 76ers rookie doesn’t keep up with the NBA statistical rankings. So Thybulle was unaware that he was the league’s leader in steals heading into Saturday night’s 129-128 victory over the Portland Trail..." November 04

  • Jimmy Butler on Leaving 76ers for Heat: 'Nobody Knows What Really Went On'

    Bleacher Report "Many were surprised when Jimmy Butler chose the Miami Heat in free agency, but he recently indicated there were behind-the-scenes reasons for leaving the Philadelphia 76ers.   "Stuff just don't work out. Nobody knows what really went on..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • How Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons can become a Defensive Player of the Year candidate

    NBA.com "Ben Simmons has gone on record saying that he has aspirations to become the first guard to win Defensive Player of the Year since Gary Payton in 1996. How can he get there in Year 3? It begins with unmatched versatility. Context: At Sixers media day in late September, Ben Simmons..." November 02

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2019: Atlantic Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Atlantic Division: Fred..." November 02

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Sixers Expect To Pay Luxury Tax In 2020/21

    Hoops Rumors "Sixers managing parter Josh Harris anticipates that the team will be a luxury tax payer for the 2020-21 season, as he told Rich Hofmann of The Athletic in a Q&A session that also included GM Elton Brand. Harris said there “are definitely..." November 01

  • NBA Suspends Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns

    Hoops Rumors "The punishment for the scuffle between Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid has been handed down by the league. Each player will miss the next two games, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The two big men wrestled each other to the ground on..." October 31

  • Ben Simmons Getting MMA Training from Eddie Alvarez After Crazy NBA Brawl

    TMZ "Here's ex-UFC champ Eddie Alvarez breaking down Wednesday's big 76ers vs. Timberwolves NBA brawl ... and it's pretty great. Alvarez -- who was the lightweight champ in UFC and Bellator -- LOVED the way Ben Simmons applied a perfect rear-naked choke..." October 31

  • Did Joel Embiid allude to girlfriend drama between Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns?

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns became the talk of the NBA on Wednesday night when they were ejected for their on-court scuffle, but many people were more interested in the social media fight that followed. While the two big men traded a lot of standard trash talk, Embiid may have also..." October 31

  • Timberwolves reject ruling that Ben Simmons was 'peacemaker' in Embiid-Towns fight

    ESPN "As the NBA's investigation into the altercation between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns begins, the Minnesota Timberwolves are rejecting the game officials' characterization of Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons as a..." October 31

  • Joel Embiid, Brett Brown don't believe Embiid should be suspended

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers improved to 4-0 on Wednesday with a 117-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the actual basketball game was overshadowed by a big brawl between Joel Embiid and Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns. Embiid received a punch attempt by Towns and..." October 31

  • Joel Embiid On Fight With Karl-Anthony Towns: 'I Like To Get In People's Minds'

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were ejected for fighting during the third quarter of the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid said after the game that he's in Towns' head. " October 31

  • Karl-Anthony Towns tweets he “ain’t no b*tch” after fight with Joel Embiid

    Talk Basket "Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns took to twitter to fire back at Joel Embiid after the two had a fight and both go ejected during the game. Towns tweeted “I aIN’t nO BiTcH. RaiSeD ARoUnD LiOnS”.   October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Principal Tobias Harris? Sixers star dreams of career in education after NBA

    USA Today "Even though Tobias Harris is an NBA veteran on the verge of becoming an All-Star who just signed a five-year, $180 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, he still has dreams beyond the basketball court. He wants to own businesses and start his own school or become a principal. He..." October 28

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • Why signing Jamal Crawford would make a lot of sense for the Sixers

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Right now, the 76ers are a tease. With a talented starting lineup, the Sixers lure you into thinking they’re built to win an NBA title. But in order to do that, a squad must have an impact player off the bench. The Sixers don’t have one such..." October 28

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • NBA ‘Groupie’ Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Assets in Throwback Pic

    Sports Gossip "Besides playing in the NBA, Ben Simmons, Jordan Clarkson and Blake Griffin have another thing in common. All three have all been rumored to have dated Kendall Jenner at some point. " October 25

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • New Jersey Bar Giving Away Free Beer When Ben Simmons Hits First Three-Pointer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Sixers fans were already going to go wild when Ben Simmons hits his first regular season three pointer, but a Philadelphia area bar and brewery wants to make the occasion an even a bigger treat. Double Nickel Brewing Co., right across the bridge in Pennsauken, New Jersey and..." October 25

  • A little bit of Al Horford remains with Celtics

    Boston Herald " Al Horford is no longer a Celtic. Maybe you’ve heard. But on the morning of the season opener against the 76ers, the team for which Horford now plays, one might get the impression that there’s still a little Al running through the Celts. The..." October 24

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • The True Reasons Why The Eastern Conference Is A Joke

    Fadeaway World "Over the course of the year, we’ve seen the best players in the world take their talents to the Western Conference, and while that side of the bracket may be stacked with contending teams, the Eastern Conference always seems to be kind of a disappointment. Unless LeBron James..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Al Horford ‘happy to be on the good side’ as Sixers prepare to face Celtics in 2019-20 season opener

    CBS Philly "The Sixers kickoff the 2019-20 NBA season Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center against the Boston Celtics — the former team of new Sixer Al Horford. Expectations with the team are extremely high as they hope Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons take the next step forward and they believe..." October 23

  • Ben Simmons looks back, stands by his comments on Australian casino racial profiling incident

    The Undefeated "Ben Simmons became the richest professional athlete in Australia’s history after signing a $170 million extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in July. But the NBA All-Star’s fame, money and stature did not protect him from what he believes was racial profiling by the Crown..." October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23