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  • NBA Rumors: 30 Free-Agent Targets for 30 Teams Next Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Following a summer that saw Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and more change teams, 2020's free-agency class looks a bit sparse by comparison. That's not meant as a slight to players..." July 18

  • 10 NBA stars facing the most pressure in 2019-20

    Sportsnaut "Now that most of the pieces have been moved during what has been a frantic summer around the NBA, it’s time to look forward to the 2019-20 season. The Los Angeles Lakers added Anthony Davis to team up with LeBron James, creating a ton of pressure for both..." July 18

  • Ben Simmons decides not to show the world his shot just yet

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "It’s not easy being Ben Simmons, although it does appear to have its advantages, particularly the five-year, $170 million contract extension that was announced on Tuesday. Just a couple of hours after that announcement, Simmons broke the news to the Australian national team..." July 18

  • The NBA's Supermax Is Doing What It Was Supposed To

    Deadspin "The provisions of a collective bargaining agreement can be tricky things. After all, by definition they’re negotiated and agreed upon by parties with different and largely opposed interests, who will want different and often directly conflicting things out of them. The purpose or intent..." July 18

  • 5 NBA Players Poised for a Breakout Year in 2019-20

    12 Up "1. Lonzo Ball The NOLA Bayou is a far cry from the bright LA lights, which is perfect for Lonzo Ball. Ball came in with immense expectations, and like D’Angelo Russell, can thrive with a change of scenery as a former No. 2 overall pick. Zo hounds his opponents on defense while..." July 18

  • Who are next NBA stars (James Harden?!) to ride trade wave?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and Paul George are “Patients Zero” for the trade epidemic that has rocked the NBA the past two years. Following disappointing ends to their respective 2016-17 seasons, each demanded a trade and was subsequently dealt to a new team that June. Butler went to..." July 17

  • NBA Rumors: Pacers pursued Tobias Harris, but didn’t set up a meeting because they wouldn’t offer a max

    Clutch Points "Forward Tobias Harris committed to a max deal with the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason, signing a max deal that will earn him $180 million over the course of five years. Harris made it clear that he would not accept anything less than a max, and the Sixers obliged. Another team that..." July 17

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Hole After Free-Agency Madness

    Bleacher Report "Another hectic round of NBA free agency has come and gone, and with the dust now settling, teams are left to grapple with the roster holes that went unfilled. Nothing, of course, is set in stone so far from training camps. But barring any more blockbuster trades, depth..." July 17

  • 3 Winners and Losers From the Hectic NBA Offseason

    12 Up "It really does feel like the NBA offseason is more entertaining than the regular season sometimes. This summer has shaken up the league tremendously with a bunch of old faces in new places, and plenty of mouths left agape after finding out who’s going where. Let’s take a look at..." July 16

  • Ben Simmons' contract has 15 percent trade kicker, no option

    The Spun "Earlier this week, the Philadelphia 76ers locked up star guard Ben Simmons with a five-year contract extension. Simmons is set to earn $170 million over the lifetime of the contract. The former LSU star has been a vital part of the Sixers’ resurgence to the NBA Elite, even with..." July 16

  • The Best Player From Every NBA Team

    Fadeaway World "Summer Leauge is already here which means most of the NBA rosters are already set, and while we’re going to see a lot of trades go on throughout the season, several top-tier players are likely to stay put for most of the season. You just can’t win in this league unless you..." July 16

  • Philadelphia 76ers Will Spend $580 Million On Four Starters

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers may have lost Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat this offseason but they did manage to add Al Horford from the Boston Celtics to the roster. Although Horford is going to be a very positive addition to the Sixers, he isn’t exactly cheap and with Ben Simmons..." July 16

  • Ben Simmons’ Sister Appears To Take Shot At Kendall Jenner

    Inquisitr "Model Kendall Jenner and NBA player Ben Simmons dated, on and off, between the summer of 2018 and the spring of 2019 — a relationship marked by Jenner appearing regularly at Simmons’ games, and the two being spotted around the Philadelphia area. The couple split up in the..." July 16

  • Canada’s FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

    Pro Basketball Talk "No Andrew Wiggins, no problem. The disconnect between Wiggins and Canada Basketball seemed like a big deal when Wiggins looked like a budding star from a country without much basketball pedigree. But Wiggins has stagnated. Canada, on the other hand, looks like a rising..." July 16

  • What Al Horford’s unique development as a shooter can tell us about Ben Simmons

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Al Horford hasn’t always been good at everything. As a 33-year-old with 12 seasons of NBA experience and five All-Star appearances, Horford is skilled in most aspects of the game. Interior defense? He’s excellent at it and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second..." July 16

  • Charles Barkley: Joel Embiid Needs to Get 'Fat Butt in Shape'

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley sure was Charles Barkley today on Get Up. When asked about the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley had some praise but made sure to note Joel Embiid needs to get his “fat butt” in shape. Barkley said he was called fat early in his career, which..." July 16

  • Predicting 5 Years from Now Which 2019 NBA Offseason Moves Look Best

    Bleacher Report "Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson of the 2019 NBA offseason. Actually, based on the shake-ups, teardowns, undertakings and overhauls we saw this summer, it seems more accurate to say nothing lasts for more than a year or two. Example: Of the 25 players named to..." July 16

  • 4 Teams Dumb Enough to Take a Chance on JR Smith

    12 Up "It was inevitable, but a plethora of reports dropped Monday that basically closed the door on JR Smith's career in Cleveland. Barring an unexpected trade, the Cavaliers are planning on waiving the former Sixth Man of the Year. While most skeptics presumed that 'The..." July 16

  • The 11 best rookies at the NBA Summer League, ranked

    SB Nation "NBA summer league lost its main attraction when Zion Williamson exited with a knee injury just nine minutes into his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson wasn’t the only top draft pick to miss time in Las Vegas: Ja Morant, Jarrett..." July 16

  • 76ers have insane amount of money committed to their core players

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Philadelphia 76ers fail to win a championship in the next five years or so, their fans certainly cannot blame the front office for a lack of financial commitment to the roster. As expected, Ben Simmons agreed to a five-year, $170 million rookie max extension with the Sixers on..." July 15

  • Predicting the Next Wave of Breakout NBA Stars

    Bleacher Report "Who will be the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season?  Before we answer that question, we need to address what the term means, as both "breakout" and "star" can be somewhat subjective.  For the purpose of this article, we'll..." July 15

  • The next 3 NBA stars to change teams

    SB Nation "There has been unprecedented movement of NBA stars in recent years. It’s not over. It’s never over. The churn is eternal thanks to shorter NBA contracts, a player mindset that is less wed to the concept of staying with a single franchise over an entire career, and teams..." July 15

  • Sixers, Ben Simmons Agree To Five-Year Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers and Ben Simmons have reached a deal on a five-year, maximum-salary contract extension, agent Rich Paul tells Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The agreement had been anticipated after Philadelphia put a max extension offer on the table for..." July 15

  • How Every Bad Free-Agency Signing Could Actually Work

    Bleacher Report "Did your favorite NBA team overspend on free agents this summer? Still scratching your head over that $60 million deal for the career backup? Has your team's front office lost it, or is there actually a plan here? For some big-money free agents, the initial numbers may..." July 15

  • Five Players Who Boosted Their Stock at NBA Summer League

    The Big Lead "The NBA Summer League is filled with illusions. There have been hundreds of players over the years fans got excited about who amounted to nothing after dominating in summer league. But there are still some summer league standouts who earned a roster spot and continue to play productive..." July 15

  • Top 10 NBA Players To Never Have A Triple-Double

    Fadeaway World "We can all agree that personal stats don’t always reflect on the true impact on your team, as you can have the best performance of your life and still lose by 20 points when playing in the NBA. However, some players have made a living out of piling up stats and logging..." July 15

  • Trades to Save Every NBA Free-Agency Loser

    Bleacher Report "The summer of 2019 has been the wildest offseason ride in NBA history. In less than a month, we were treated to the following transactions (and this is just a taste of everything that went down): There's more to a lot of those deals. For example, Butler went to..." July 15

  • Someone Just Reportedly Leaked First Look at New Sixers 'Statement' Jersey for 2019

    12 Up "Thanks to the NBA's fruitful, yet bizarre, Nike partnership, every team can welcome plenty of new alternates to their wardrobe closet each and every year. Yes, each and every one of the league's 30 teams gets a new "Statement" jersey each year, which serves as their..." July 14

  • Ben Simmons ‘doubtful’ to play for Australia this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will have a fresh Ben Simmons when the new season starts. Simmons’ agent Rich Paul told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Simmons is “doubtful” to play for Australia at the FIBA World Cup, meaning he will have a full summer to rest and..." July 13

  • Ryan Hollins thinks Chris Paul should force his way to Sixers

    Clutch Points "In an offseason where we have seen multiple teams stack superstars in an effort to create the next dynasty, former NBA player and current analyst Ryan Hollins thinks that there is one more move to be made to create a legitimate super-team. Hollins advocated for Chris Paul to make a move to the..." July 13

  • 76ers' Tobias Harris says he dared Ben Simmons to shoot threes during recent workouts

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons has quickly transformed into one of the most talented two-way players that the NBA has to offer. However, Simmons doesn't really possess a jump shot and that's a part of his game that is still a work-in-progress. Earlier this week, Tobias Harris, who..." July 13

  • Tobias Harris' new jersey number shows respect for a lost friend

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Tobias Harris joined the 76ers midseason and chose to wear No. 33 in Philadelphia after previously rocking No. 34 with the Los Angeles Clippers. There was a certain round mound who wore 34 in Philly, so Tobi needed to mix it up. After a few months of the offseason and a new..." July 12

  • The 8 best players left in NBA free agency, ranked

    SB Nation "The opening eight hours of NBA free agency answered most of the questions we had about the future of the NBA, and the stunning Kawhi Leonard decision to join the Clippers with Paul Georgeanswered the rest. So who’s left on the board? Not too many people, now that..." July 12

  • The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

    Dime Magazine "For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the start of the 2019-20..." July 12

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is always changing. I am going to allow to enter an alternate universe for a minute. Let’s use knowledge and skills to match salaries and make some plausible which could jolt the NBA sphere. Sorry, Kyrie Irving the earth is not flat, but maybe this article will come full..." July 11

  • Sixers' James Ennis talks re-signing: 'We are going to walk to the Finals in the East'

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "James Ennis III is as confident as most Philadelphians when it comes to the 76ers’ chances of reaching the NBA Finals. That’s part of the reason the reserve swingman turned down better offers to stay with the Sixers. Ennis will sign a two-year, $4.1 million contract to..." July 11

  • NBA Teams Blowing It in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 iteration of free agency has permanently transformed the NBA. Several teams will lament that fact for years to come. Some invested massive funds in the wrong places. Others missed opportunities to address glaring needs. One major-market club talked a huge game..." July 11

  • 10 Most Underrated Signings Of 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "Summer league is already underway which means most free agents have already signed a new deal to take their talents elsewhere, and while most people were focused on Durant and Leonard, this free-agent class was stacked with talent. Obviously, superstars win games, but depth wins..." July 11

  • 2019 NBA Free Agents Most Likely to Finish 2020 on a Different Team

    Bleacher Report "Imagine trying to figure out which freshly signed NBA free agents may not finish the 2019-20 season with their current teams. Can't we let the ink dry for a second or two? Nope. Free agency isn't what it used to be. Contracts are shorter in general, and..." July 11

  • Al Horford pens farewell note to Celtics, Boston fans after 76ers signing

    NBC Sports Boston "Al Horford left the Boston Celtics to join the rival Philadelphia 76ers in NBA free agency, but he took some time Wednesday to say goodbye and thank you to Boston, C's fans and the organization itself. Horford posted the note on Twitter: July 10

  • Brad Stevens says Celtics wanted Al Horford back, but All-Star made his own ‘choice’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says the team obviously wanted Al Horford back, but the All-Star made his own “choice” in free agency. Horford signed a four-year, $109 million contract with the rival Philadelphia 76ers. Stevens says the Celtics appreciate what..." July 10

  • Ten 2019 free agency moves/trades that changed the face of the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like we say this every off-season, but this time we really, REALLY mean it: That was the wildest NBA off-season ever. Superstars shifted teams — and teamed up — and with that contenders for the crown rose and fell (including the team with the..." July 10

  • James Ennis III: With Kawhi Leonard out West, Sixers ‘going to walk to the Finals’

    Sportsnaut "Kawhi Leonard is now out on the West Coast with the Los Angeles Clippers, which means the Eastern Conference is up for grabs big time. James Ennis III, who recently re-signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, is feeling confident his team will take advantage of the departure. Keith Pompey..." July 10

  • Chauncey Billups Rips Sixers For Letting Jimmy Butler Leave

    Heavy "On Wednesday, the Sixers officially announced the signings of Tobias Harris and Al Horford as they continue to reshape their roster. Philadelphia has been both praised and criticized for letting Jimmy Butler leave in free agency and the polarizing move was weighing heavy on one analysts’..." July 10

  • LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis and More Potential 2021 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Teams were already carefully monitoring the NBA's 2021 free-agent class even before the group potentially added another surprise member.   When Kawhi Leonard agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers last week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported..." July 10

  • NBA trade block: Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love among 12 big-name players that could be moved

    CBS Sports "As perhaps the wildest free agency period in NBA history draws to a close, a whole new set of circumstances for a number of teams takes shape. Specifically, the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder are in starkly different situations after the departures of Kawhi..." July 10

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NBA

    12 Up "With all the money thrown around in recent years in the NBA, there were bound to be some deals that went wrong. Of course, the organizations cannot always be blamed for contracts gone awry, especially considering the injury issues of several star players who made the cut. 5...." July 10

  • Biggest Losers in NBA Free Agency

    The Big Lead "NBA free agency is now largely behind us and, hoo-boy, did it fundamentally change the landscape of the league. With all of the top players now under contract, here’s a look at the biggest losers from free agency in 2019.  New York Knicks I mean, this is almost..." July 10

  • Shaun Livingston Free Agency: Clippers, 76ers Among Best Fits

    Heavy "The Golden State Warriors cut ties with veteran Shaun Livingston on Tuesday and the well-traveled point guard will soon be in search of his next stop. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Livingston would be looking for a new team next..." July 10

  • Most Surprising NBA Paydays in 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's summer of 2016 set an unreachable standard for reckless free-agent spending, so please understand that even the most egregious overpays of 2019 seem fiscally responsible by comparison. Still, a handful of surprising deals flew around during the first week of free..." July 10