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  • When Did Ben Simmons Learn to Shoot Free Throws?

    Liberty Ballers "While our attention was elsewhere, Ben Simmons has become a solid free-throw shooter. In his Rookie of the Year campaign Simmons hit a mere 56% of his free throws. Thankfully this is above the 52% or so at which fouling his is a positive-expected-return move by the defense, leading to endless..." March 18

  • Why Giannis Antetokounmpo wants Ben Simmons guarding him

    New York Post "Giannis Antetokounmpo has Ben Simmons to thank for his monster night. After scoring a career-high 52 points in a 130-125 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, Antetokounmpo said he was grateful to have Simmons guarding him during the game. The Greek Freak explained that he preferred it opposed..." March 18

  • Simmons pays tribute to New Zealand following mosque attacks

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons shared a heartfelt message to New Zealand following the mass shooting at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on Friday. Simmons, who was born in Melbourne to an Australian mother and American father, wrote "pray for NZ" on the shoes he..." March 16

  • NBA Rumors: Tobias Harris’ relationship with Elton Brand bodes well for his future with Sixers

    Clutch Points "Tobias Harris has shown his mettle ever since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers to be part of that strong starting core, and his rapport with general manager Elton Brand has proved just as strong, boosting his chances to stick around in The City of Brotherly Love after the..." March 13

  • With 15 games left, Sixers know 'it’s getting to be go time'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "This may be hard to believe, but the Sixers have just 15 regular season games left. After Sunday’s 106-89 win over the Pacers (see observations), the Sixers are now in the driver’s seat for the Eastern Conference’s third seed. They went just 4-4 while..." March 12

  • The Sixers are lacking an identity

    Liberty Ballers "It’s hard to tell who this Philadelphia 76ers team is. Are they a true contender? Are they a young team on the rise, or are they in win-now mode? Are Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris rental pieces, or will they re-sign this summer? Who will make the..." March 12

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Tobias Harris Had 76ers On Free Agent List Before Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Tobias Harris had identified the Philadelphia 76ers as a potential free agent destination this offseason even before he was traded there by the Los Angeles Clippers. "I was excited," said Harris when he was asked how he reacted to his trade. "The talent level of this..." March 11

  • Tobias Harris Wants To Make Things Work In Philly ‘For The Long-Term’ If They Show ‘Loyalty’ Back

    Uproxx "When the Philadelphia 76ers made the move to acquire Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers, it was a powerful one. Not only were they adding Harris to a starting lineup that already featured Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler, creating one of the most fearsome Big 4s in the NBA,..." March 11

  • Sixers' Embiid (knee) set to face Pacers

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid plans to face the visiting Indiana Pacers on Sunday (3:30 p.m., ABC) after missing the past eight games due to left knee soreness, a team source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Embiid hasn't played since the All-Star Game, where he scored 10..." March 10

  • Jimmy Butler explains how hard it is to guard James Harden

    Larry Brown Sports "Even the NBA’s best defenders have issues dealing with James Harden, and one of those defenders explained why the Houston Rockets star is so hard to guard. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, regarded as an excellent perimeter defender, said Harden has a way of finding an..." March 09

  • Bryant Says Simmons Has ‘Got to Get a Jump Shot’

    SLAM Online "Kobe Bryant has one important piece of advice for Ben Simmons: develop a jumper, young man. The Black Mamba cautions that Simmons will otherwise live to regret it by the time his career ends. Bryant adds that he’s amazed by the 22-year-old NBA All-Star’s ability..." March 08

  • 76ers owner Josh Harris: Joel Embiid ‘our most important player. He’s clearly our future’

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the last 30 years, three pairs of under-age-25 teammates have been All-Stars together: Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway (Magic) Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook (Thunder) Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons (76ers) Shaq..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • 76ers unsure if Joel Embiid will travel on team's upcoming road trip

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid missed Wednesday night's contest against the Chicago Bulls.  However, Sixers head coach Brett Brown did reveal to reporters that Embiid could make their road trip to Houston on Friday, but was unsure if he would be ready to..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Otto Porter misses final play of Bulls-76ers while doing NBA drug test

    Pro Basketball Talk "Zach LaVine, as shown above, drove for a bucket that put the Bulls up 108-107 on the 76ers last night. That stood as the game-winner. Eventually. LaVine drew a foul on the shot and missed the free throw, leaving Philadelphia 0.5 seconds. The 76ers’ inbound pass got..." March 07

  • Tobias Harris is going to get paid in free agency and Sixers should be the team

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Tobias Harris is going to get paid this summer. It won’t be for 13 years and $330 million, but it’ll be the maximum the NBA will allow. That number with the Sixers would be for five years and $188 million. Anywhere else: Four years and $145 million. That would..." March 06

  • Jimmy Butler knows and is 'cool' with his role on the Sixers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "There’s been so much made of Jimmy Butler’s role and perceived lack of aggressiveness offensively. And Butler did little to silence those critics through three quarters Tuesday night.  Then, with the Sixers clinging to a one-point lead late in the fourth,..." March 06

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid out vs. Bulls, could make trip to Houston

    Clutch Points "Despite making steady progress from his knee injury, it has been confirmed that Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid is going to be out of commission for at least one more game. Sixers head coach Brett Brown provided the update on his prized big man’s..." March 06

  • Sixers may be in need of a healthy center

    Philly.com "Now it makes sense why the 76ers were prepared to express interest in signing NBA veteran Andrew Bogut. All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss his sixth consecutive game with tendinitis in his left knee when the Sixers host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Boban..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Joel Embiid doesn’t feel ‘ready to go,’ coach Brett Brown says

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid remains sidelined. The 24-year-old star, who has been dealing with soreness in his left knee, will miss his sixth straight game when the 76ers face the Magic on Tuesday.  Embiid, however, did return to practice Monday. “He just doesn’t..." March 04

  • Brown attributes Sixers' late-game miscues to developing familiarity

    ESPN "What was a wildly entertaining game between the Warriors and 76ers -- one ultimately won by Golden State 120-117 -- instead will be remembered for two head-scratching decisions by Philadelphia inside the final minute. Both of them -- an intentional foul by 76ers forward Mike Scott and..." March 03

  • Joel Embiid Says Kevin Durant Is 'Probably' the Best Player in the NBA

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid is a constant source of amusing commentary and usually fearlessly trash-talks his fellow NBA players, but Saturday afternoon brought about a true compliment from the Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center. According to ESPN's Nick Friedell, Embiid believes Golden State..." March 03

  • Joel Embiid On Sitting Out Games: 'It's All About Long-Term Preservation'

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid said he took a long-term perspective in his decision to sit out recent Philadelphia 76ers games.  "It's all about long-term preservation and making sure I'm ready not just for the playoffs, but also for the next 15 years. Knowing the team, what we've..." March 03

  • Sixers owner: Early exit would be 'problematic'

    ESPN "Josh Harris may be the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, but that doesn't preclude him from checking the standings every morning like every other NBA fan. He's well aware that if the season ended today, his Sixers and the Boston Celtics would play each other in the first round of the..." March 02

  • 76ers' Embiid out vs. Warriors (knee tendinitis)

    ESPN "Sixers center Joel Embiid will miss Saturday's game vs. the Warriors in Philadelphia. According to the league injury report, Embiid has tendinitis in his left knee. It will be the fifth game the All-Star will miss since Sixers announced on Feb. 20 that he would be out at least a..." March 01

  • Zhaire Smith unlikely to join Sixers this season

    Philly.com "Zhaire Smith will make his professional debut for the Delaware Blue Coats in Friday’s NBA G-League game at the Maine Red Claws if things continue to go as scheduled, according to sources. The Blue Coats are the 76ers’ G-League affiliate. Smith, a Sixers rookie,..." February 28

  • NBA Rumors: Ben Simmons To Lakers In 2020 Is A Big Possibility

    Fadeaway World "Nobody in the East is more stacked with talent than Philly. Between their past draft selections and recent deadline moves, they are primed to make a significant run in the postseason this April. Ben Simmons is still a huge part of who they are and, despite his shooting struggles,..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Source: Sixers rookie Zhaire Smith set to make debut with Blue Coats

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It may not be the debut he was looking for, but it appears Zhaire Smith will play professional basketball in 2019. The 16th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft will make his debut with the Sixers’ G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, on Friday if everything goes according..." February 27

  • Sore knee keeps Embiid out vs. Westbrook, OKC

    ESPN "All-Star center Joel Embiid is out for the 76ers' game Thursday against the Thunder in Oklahoma City, the team announced Tuesday. Embiid is in Philadelphia for rehab on his sore left knee and has not yet been re-evaluated. The Sixers said they expect they will have an update..." February 26

  • Sixers provide medical updates on Joel Embiid, Boban Marjanovic and Furkan Korkmaz's health

    Philly Voice "With everyone fearing for the worst after Boban Marjanovic went down with a knee injury on Monday night, it appears the Sixers may have dodged a bullet. The Sixers are calling Marjanovic's injury a bone bruise plus a mild right knee sprain, and he is not currently expected to miss much..." February 26

  • 76ers' Boban Marjanovic to have MRI after injuring right knee

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic had to be helped off the court after he went down clutching his right knee late in Monday night's 111-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Marjanovic had 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in less than..." February 26

  • Dennis Rodman to Joel Embiid: 'Shut the F*ck up' After Saying Michael Jordan Not the GOAT

    Complex "One of Dennis Rodman's main job as an enforcer on the Chicago Bulls was not letting anyone get to Michael Jordan and those are the sort of habits that die hard. After Joel Embiid claimed that MJ wasn't the greatest to ever play the game, Rodman's old instincts kicked in and he..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • The Sixers are struggling to make up for Joel Embiid’s absence

    Philly.com "The 76ers are clearly a better team when MVP candidate Joel Embiid is on the floor and available to play. But, while the franchise center is out with a sore knee, they’re going to have to figure something out. On Saturday the Portland Trail Blazers took off in the second half..." February 25

  • Masai Ujiri On Basketball Africa League: Joel Embiid-Level Athletes Are 'Walking All Over'

    Real GM Basketball "Masai Ujiri says there are "freak type" athletes like Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo (who is of Nigerian descent) all over Africa.  "You mean to tell me with the development of basketball on the continent, and what's to come, you're telling me..." February 25

  • Nurkic, Simmons exchange verbal jabs during game

    The Score "Ben Simmons and Jusuf Nurkic clearly are not fans of one another. The two proved as much during their matchup on Saturday when Nurkic's Portland Trail Blazers visited Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers. After Simmons missed a free throw, Nurkic emphatically yelled out,..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Jimmy Butler as point guard going from experiment to solution

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ben Simmons is an All-Star point guard. Jimmy Butler is a four-time All-Star as a forward. But sometimes, change is good.  Simmons struggled in the first half of the Sixers’ win Thursday, but had a huge second half that helped lead the team to a win. He was just 2..." February 22

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown says he doesn’t expect rookie Zhaire Smith to play in NBA this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons. Zhaire Smith? A few recent 76ers first-round picks missed their entire first professional season due to injury. Smith, the No. 16 pick in last year’s draft could join them. Smith has missed the entire season..." February 21

  • How the Sixers’ zero gravity rookie, Zhaire Smith, could help the team upon a return

    Liberty Ballers "Leapin’ leptons, Zhaire Smith is almost back in action for the Sixers. The 19-year-old super freak athlete is on the home stretch of his road to recovery from a Jones fracture and a frightening allergic incident that left him about 20 pounds lighter and looking rather..." February 20

  • Sixers star Joel Embiid out at least a week with knee soreness

    Yahoo! Sports "Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is dealing with left knee soreness and will miss at least a week, the team announced Wednesday. Embiid, who played in his second NBA All-Star Game earlier this week, had an MRI on the knee and “no structural damage” was found. The next..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid: Michael Jordan is ‘not the GOAT’

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sixers center Joel Embiid has never been afraid to say what he thinks. Now, he’s set his sights on the whole Michael Jordan or LeBron Jamesdebate over who is the NBA’s greatest of all time, a.k.a. the “GOAT”. Embiid’s answer:..." February 20

  • What should Sixers' rotation be for playoffs?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "After Sunday night's All-Star Game, we still have three days to kill before the Sixers are back in action.  Today, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Paul Hudrick and Noah Levick discuss who should be part of the Sixers' playoff rotation.  Tuesday, they'll..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19