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  • 76ers sign former No. 2 overall pick Emeka Okafor

    Liberty Ballers "Last season was widely considered a success, so the Sixers figured they would start things off in a similar fashion. Just like last September, Philadelphia has signed veteran big man Emeka Okafor to a training camp, non-guaranteed deal. It’s the first official move for new general manager..." September 22

  • Confident Markelle Fultz has his swagger back

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "This was a different person. Markelle Fultz appeared to be a new man when he sat down at the podium Friday for Sixers media day, and not simply because he’s in better shape and sporting some fresh cornrows. Fultz exuded confidence from the moment he stepped into the..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Joel Embiid on Deandre Ayton: 'He's about to get his ass kicked'

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Joel Embiid, no stranger to overcoming the rigors of the NBA, says Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton is about to be introduced to a process all his..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Should the Sixers go after Jimmy Butler?

    Liberty Ballers "According to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania, Timberwolves All-Star wing Jimmy Butler, who has been rumored to be unhappy in Minnesota over the last 12 months, has requested a trade. Butler would like to be moved before the start of training camp, and has three..." September 21

  • Joel Embiid Says He Wants To Remain With The Sixers For The Rest Of His Career

    Dime Magazine "It’s increasingly rare for a player to remain with the team that drafted him for his entire career. Even in the previous generation, only Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan, a small handful of others we’re forgetting managed to accomplish that feat. The way the CBA..." September 21

  • We finally have footage of Markelle Fultz's rebuilt jump shot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "No more cryptic Instagram posts. No more Zapruder-type videos. On Thursday, Markelle Fultz gave us a glimpse of his much-anticipated jumper via an interview with the Denver Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas for The Player’s Tribune. The biggest takeaway? What a huge..." September 20

  • Sixers coach Brown: Simmons' jump shot 'not going to define him'

    The Score "Ben Simmons has quickly become one of the most intriguing prospects in league history. As a 6-foot-10 point guard, his versatility is unmatched. However, there is one key concern moving forward for the reigning Rookie of the Year. Despite being a borderline All-Star in his first..." September 19

  • Markelle Fultz remains the Sixers’ defining question

    Philly.com "        EMAIL   There are two different questions regarding Markelle Fultz. The first is whether he will ever become a playoff-caliber NBA starter. The second is whether he will ever become the brand of..." September 19

  • Brett Brown Says Markelle Fultz Has Taken 150,000 Shots This Summer

    Dime Magazine "Sept. 18 was a busy day for the Philadelphia 76ers, as it came to light that former All-Star Elton Brand will be the team’s new general manager after an extensive search. In the grand scheme, that is certainly the most impactful news of the day in Philadelphia but, in the same..." September 19

  • Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams helps cultivate a competitive edge

    Newark Star-Ledger "Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown hosted his fourth annual free Coach the Coaches clinic at the Sixers' practice facility Monday night. Brown addressed the crowd expressing his upbringing as the son of two school teachers, and how he wants to give back to the community and..." September 18

  • Brett Brown expects Sixers will have a GM by start of season

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Soon enough, the Sixers will have their next general manger. Sixers head coach and interim GM Brett Brown told reporters on Tuesday he expects the team will have a GM before the season starts. The Sixers kick off their 2018-19 campaign on Oct. 16 against the..." September 18

  • Sixers hire Elton Brand as GM

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers have finally ended their extended search for a general manager by hiring former NBA All-Star Elton Brand, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. " September 18

  • Sixers rookie Zhaire Smith expected to return around Christmas

    Philly.com "The 76ers expect injured rookie Zhaire Smith to be available to play in a game around Christmas, league sources say. That's the target date for the 19-year-old guard after his Aug. 9 surgery to repair an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. One source..." September 18

  • Jazz’s Justin Zanik, Rockets’ Gersson Rosas get second interview for 76ers’ GM job

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers effectively completed their offseason without a general manager. But they’re still trudging toward a hire. Zanik and Rosas are two of the more-renowned executives who haven’t already run a front office. " September 17

  • 3 ways Ben Simmons can improve without shooting threes

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers point forward Ben Simmons is already one of the most scrutinized players in the league. Aside from the pointless debates about his rookie eligibility, Simmons catches the most flack for his inability to shoot. Last season, only 30 of his 544 field goals came from..." September 17

  • League recognizing star power and depth of Sixers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have become franchise cornerstones for the Sixers. They’re also being recognized as two of the best players in the entire NBA. Sports Illustrated released its list of the top 100 players in the NBA. Simmons came in at No. 26 while..." September 14

  • Report: Spurs preferred Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons in Kawhi Leonard trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Summer in the NBA was a little odd this year. Things happened quickly with LeBron Jamesheading to the Los Angeles Lakers, and after Kawhi Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors, things sort of settled down. Everyone seems to be waiting for the summer of..." September 14

  • JJ Redick was not happy with media’s coverage of Markelle Fultz’s struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Redick was not happy with the media’s constant coverage of Markelle Fultz’s struggles last season. Redick was a guest on “The Lowe Post” podcast that was released on Thursday. In the podcast, Redick shared his feelings on his Philadelphia 76ers..." September 14

  • Here is the projected starting lineup for the Sixers next season

    Hoops Hype "The Philadelphia 76ers were not able to land a notable free agent or swing a trade for Kawhi Leonard. But they’re still a strong team. Even without LeBron James, who is now in the Western Conference for the first time in his career, the Sixers look like one of the most..." September 13

  • Jamal Crawford has offers from Lakers, Sixers, Warriors

    Clutch Points "It is quite a surprise that Sixth Man extraordinaire, Jamal Crawford is still one of the free agents available at this stage of the offseason. The 38-year-old veteran guard is known for his ability as a microwave scorer who has killer handles with the ball. Last season, Crawford spent..." September 13

  • LeBron James to Produce NBC Comedy 'Brotherly Love' Based on Ben Simmons

    Bleacher Report "Basketball stars LeBron James and Ben Simmons are combining to make a comedy television show based on Simmons' life called Brotherly Love, according to Nellie Andreeva of Deadline. NBC has given a script commitment for the show, which will feature veteran..." September 11

  • Ben Simmons responds to Twitter user making fun of his shooting

    Pro Basketball Talk "Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons took just eleven 3-pointers during his first full NBA season last year. As most of you know, Simmons did not make a single shot from beyond the arc. Simmons’ shot form is not ideal, and it makes sense that he wasn’t exactly a..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • David Griffin Interviewed For Sixers’ GM Job

    Hoops Rumors "Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin interviewed for the Sixers’ vacant GM post earlier this summer, tweets Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. An NBA source tells Pompey that the team decided Griffin didn’t fit its front office structure, which emphasizes..." September 06

  • Report: Sixers to interview 4 internal candidates for GM position next week

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "You can add four more names to the list of reported candidates for the Sixers' general manager position. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday that the team plans to interview internal candidates Elton Brand, Ned Cohen, Marc Eversley and Alex Rucker next..." September 06

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas Turned Down 76ers Interview

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas reportedly turned down an opportunity to interview for the same position with the Philadelphia 76ers. Per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Karnisovas' interview with the Sixers was supposed..." September 06

  • Alleged NBA love triangle turns into ugly string of accusations

    New York Post "Jae Crowder spent much of his Labor Day weekend squaring off with the mother of his daughter on social media. The Jazz forward alleged Dana Lambert had cheated with 76ers forward Robert Covington, tagging the two on his Instagram story and writing, “Lil..." September 05

  • Sixers heading toward training camp without resolution on Jerryd Bayless

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With NBA training camps set to open in a few weeks, the Sixers appear headed for a familiar situation.  For a third straight season, the team could open camp with a high-profile player that doesn’t exactly fit into their plans. In 2016, it was Nerlens Noel...." September 05

  • Sixers All-Star Joel Embiid explains why he 'almost quit' basketball in college at Kansas

    CBS Sports "Before Joel Embiid was an NBA All-Star, before he was the quintessential piece of The Process in Philadelphia, he was a highly-regarded five-star prospect who signed with Kansas out of high school. He had realistic NBA prospects and a promising career that is now being realized -- all of which..." September 01

  • Report: 76ers to Interview Larry Harris, Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik for GM

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly received permission to interview the Golden State Warriors' Larry Harris, Houston Rockets' Gersson Rosas and Utah Jazz's Justin Zanik for their general manager position. On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of..." August 31

  • Joel Embiid: I Pretended My Way To The NBA

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid wrote a first person essay at The Players' Tribune explaining his journey from Cameroon to the NBA. When Embiid was in high school, he taught himself to shoot by watching a YouTube video following the search of 'WHITE PEOPLE SHOOTING 3..." August 31

  • Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Are Cooling Off After Whirlwind Summer Fling

    E News "On to the next one! A source tells E! News that Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons' brief relationship has run its course.  Three months after romance rumors between the supermodel and NBA star first sparked, we're told things have "cooled..." August 31

  • Ben Simmons wants Jamal Crawford in Philly

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sixers PG Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Celtics G Terry Rozier (12) during the first quarter of game 3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center, Saturday, May 5, 2018.Tim Hawk | For NJ.com  The Philadelphia 76ers will start training camp next month,..." August 30

  • 76ers Sign Anthony Brown To Camp Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Anthony Brown to a training camp deal. Brown was on a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. " August 29

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Ben Simmons: ‘I Know I Have a Lot More to Give’

    NBA.com "The event was Fanatic Fan Fest, but it might as well have been dubbed ‘Ben Simmons Love Fest.’ This past Saturday at XFINITY Live!, the 2018 Rookie of the Year was received like a rock star at the fifth annual end-of-summer party thrown by 97.5 The Fanatic, the..." August 29

  • Sixers looking at new GM targets, but may keep interim structure

    ABC News "Email Philadelphia 76ers managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN that the franchise's general manager search is identifying new targets to meet and interview, but didn't rule out leaving the interim structure in place for the coming season. "It does leave open..." August 27

  • 76ers' Josh Harris: PHI Looking for Elite Talent, Won't Compromise on GM Search

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers don't appear to be in a rush to fill their vacant general manager position heading into the 2018-19 season.  On Monday, Sixers managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski that the team may keep head..." August 27

  • Report: 76ers want GM who’ll collaborate with minority owner, others on decisions

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers reportedly tried to hire Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and looked into pursuing Spurs general manager R.C. Buford. Why didn’t Philadelphia lure either big-name executive to replace disgraced Bryan Colangelo/interim Brett Brown? Keith..." August 24

  • Redick explains what went wrong for Clippers

    247 Sports "J.J. Redick isn't holding back on what went wrong for the Lob City Los Angeles Clippers. Redick starred for the Clippers as the team's starting shooting guard during the "Lob City" era from 2013 until 2017. He was around for the peak of the era along with the..." August 24

  • Jayson Tatum on Markelle Fultz: ‘We’re really best friends off the court’

    Pro Basketball Talk "With LeBron James now in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Lakers, the time has come for the young guns out East to finally move up the ladder. There are several teams with excellent young talent waiting in the wings, and although we often see disparaging remarks on social..." August 24

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Ben Simmons says MVP award is next in line for him

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers point forward Ben Simmons was as the NBA’s best rookie last season. For his next individual goal, the Sixers rising star is aiming for the Most Valuable Player Award. As reported by James McKern of Sporting News: “I knocked..." August 20

  • Simmons 'already knew' where LeBron was headed in free agency

    The Score "Ben Simmons is apparently a clairvoyant who knew where LeBron James was going to sign in free agency well before The King announced he was joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Or maybe he just had a hunch. "I spoke to him before he actually decided, but I just had a feeling..." August 18

  • Ben Simmons finally confirms relationship with Kendall Jenner

    Sportress of Blogitude "In what was generally already accepted as public knowledge, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons finally confirmed this week that he is indeed dating model and reality television star Kendall Jenner, saying the romance is “going great.” The super-couple have been..." August 17