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  • This is the version of Wilson Chandler the Sixers need

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When the Sixers acquired Wilson Chandler for “cash considerations” this offseason, it seemed like a great move. The Nuggets, flush with young talent on the perimeter, were looking to get free of Chandler’s $12,800,562 cap hit. The Sixers, looking for a useful..." January 16

  • NBA Rumors: Kendall Jenner Trying To Lure Ben Simmons To Play For The Lakers

    Total Pro Sports "Okay, it’s official. The Kardashians run the NBA. Along with dating multiple athletes in the sport, the Kardashian clan now seem to be trying to facilitate possible trades just to get their boy-toy closer to them during the season. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has been..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • NBA Rumors: 76ers Could Swap Ben Simmons For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "The Pelicans and 76ers are in two very different states right now. As the Pelicans scramble to fight for the future of their franchise, Philadelphia is doing everything they can to improve their present. Anthony Davis is all that lies between the playoffs and the lottery for the..." January 16

  • Joel Embiid Ruthlessly Trolls Timberwolves, Gets Jimmy Butler’s Approval

    NESN "Jimmy Butler faced his former team for the first time since getting traded, and, well, it went pretty well for him. The Philadelphia 76ers simply throttled the Minnesota Timberwolves 149-107 on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center. After the game, Sixers star Joel Embiid, as he..." January 16

  • Jimmy Butler posts Instagram trolling Andrew Wiggins after Sixers beat Wolves by 42

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is nothing if not petty. The Philadelphia 76ers guard scored a whopping 19 points As they took on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Sixers beat Minnesota, 149-107, in a historic beatdown. Of course, Butler left the Timberwovles under inauspicious..." January 16

  • The next three weeks could make or break the 76ers

    ESPN "When faced with questions about a team's upcoming schedule, most people in the NBA will go to great lengths to avoid saying anything interesting. They'll instead offer platitudes and clichés about respecting each opponent and taking things one game at a time. Joel..." January 15

  • 76ers Sign Corey Brewer to 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has signed Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract. Brewer appeared in 72 games (18 starts) last season with the Lakers and Oklahoma City, averaging 5.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 16.8 minute per game...." January 15

  • NBA Rumors: Multiple Teams Interested In Ben Simmons

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers are the NBA’s biggest question mark. When everything is working, they are amongst the hardest teams to beat, with Embiid, Simmons, and Butler combining their talents. Though, sadly, it’s rare when everything is working for them. Be it by injury..." January 15

  • Despite report, Sixers have not inquired about Hawks guard Jeremy Lin, per team source

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With the trade deadline fast approaching and the Sixers in desperate need of bench help, the rumors are bound to start flying. On Saturday, a report surfaced that the Sixers have “inquired” about Hawks guard Jeremy Lin. While Lin makes sense as a player that can..." January 14

  • Looking at the trade and buyout market for the Sixers

    Liberty Ballers "If the Sixers plan on making any noise come playoff time, they're going to need to make some significant changes. While some still look at the challenges in transitioning into a “Big Three,” the biggest question mark is still the bench production. By trading Robert..." January 14

  • 76ers to meet with veteran guard Jodie Meeks, 3 others

    Sporting News "The 76ers could be looking to add a wing player. Philadelphia is set to meet with veterans Jodie Meeks, Corey Brewer and Brandon Rush on Monday, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cites unidentified league sources. The team will also work out Jamel Artis, who..." January 14

  • Should The Philadelphia 76ers Consider Trading Ben Simmons?

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and virtually everyone believed he was a certain star. After one season on the shelf with a foot injury and a Rookie of the Year campaign, this season was expected to be his breakout campaign. That hasn’t happened. Now, as the..." January 12

  • 76ers' T.J. McConnell drags Jimmy Butler on court to avoid confrontation

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler is known around the NBA as a fiery competitor who will not back down from anyone. Philadelphia 76ers teammate T.J. McConnell certainly knows that and took extreme measures Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks to make sure Butler's intensity didn't get him in..." January 12

  • Ben Simmons calls 76ers 'too soft'; Jimmy Butler disagrees

    ESPN UK "Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons called his team "too soft" for the second time this season after Friday night's 123-121 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Playing without star center Joel Embiid, who missed the game with a sore ankle, the Sixers allowed Atlanta to..." January 12

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Jeremy Lin reportedly drawing trade interest from Blazers, Pelicans, Sixers

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is less than one month away and the Atlanta Hawks are expected to be active. That, of course, doesn’t mean that Travis Schlenk and company will pull the trigger on a deal of any kind but, over the next few weeks, it is safe to assume that the Hawks..." January 11

  • How to get Ben Simmons rolling with Jimmy Butler

    Liberty Ballers "The Jimmy Butler era in Philadelphia was never going to be seamless. There were always going to be adjustments for everyone, from each of the stars, to Brett Brown and his league-low pick-and-roll usage. Maximizing three stars like this takes time. When thinking..." January 11

  • How Sixers are trying to get best out of Jimmy Butler on offense

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Both player and coach disputed the notion that the exchange was “disrespectful” or “confrontational.” But neither Jimmy Butler nor Brett Brown disagreed with the report that Butler had “challenged” Brown about his role in the Sixers’ offense, just the..." January 11

  • Sixers to retire Moses Malone’s No. 2 jersey on Feb. 8

    Philly.com "The late Moses Malone’s No. 2 jersey number will soon hang from the Wells Fargo Center rafters. The 76ers will retire the Hall of Famer’s jersey during a halftime ceremony when they host the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 8. The team will also unveil a Malone sculpture on..." January 11

  • Demetrius Jackson Joining Beijing Ducks

    Hoops Rumors "After being waived on Sunday by the Sixers, Demetrius Jackson has reached a deal to join China’s Beijing Ducks, according to multiple reports. After Shams Charania of The Athletic first indicated that Jackson would head to China, Emiliano..." January 10

  • 76ers Still Hope To Re-Sign Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers still hope to re-sign Jimmy Butler this offseason. The 76ers knew they were acquiring a player who can be mercurial when they traded Robert Covington and Dario Saric to Minnesota for Butler. " January 10

  • Sixers’ Brett Brown on Ben Simmons: ‘He’s worthy of being an All-Star’

    Philly.com "Brett Brown says Ben Simmons is on a mission to win games and be an NBA All-Star. “I’m going to do everything I can to help him,” the 76ers coach said Tuesday of his point guard. “What that means is utilizing him in a way that first benefits our..." January 09

  • Sixers To Sign Haywood Highsmith To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers are set to sign G League wing Haywood Highsmith to a two-way contract later today, sources tell Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link). Philadelphia has an open two-way contract slot after waiving Demetrius Jackson on..." January 08

  • Sixers hire Annelie Schmittel as new VP of Player Development

    Liberty Ballers "According to a press release by the Philadelphia 76ers, the organization has hired Annelie Schmittel as Vice President of Player Development: PHILADELPHIA – JAN. 8, 2019 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the hiring of Annelie Schmittel. In her new role as..." January 08

  • Report: Jimmy Butler's Issues with 76ers' System 'Are Real'

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers have found themselves dealing with some internal drama lately, and while both may downplay the situation, there are reportedly legitimate issues between star Jimmy Butler and coach Brett Brown. According to The Ringer's Kevin..." January 08

  • Ben Simmons' willingness to shoot jumpers could change everything for Sixers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ben Simmons notched his 18th career triple-double Saturday night in the Sixers' win over the Mavericks, but that’s not the big story. Simmons willingly took four jump shots and made two of them. For most perimeter players, this isn’t much of a development. For..." January 07

  • As Butler, Brown Downplay Drama, Sixers Front Office Refuses Trade Calls

    Bleacher Report "It took less than two months in Philadelphia for Jimmy Butler to flip from Captain Camaraderie into, well, Jimmy Butler. For those of you who had the under, congrats.  According to a January 5 ESPN report, Butler in recent weeks has "aggressively challenged"..." January 07

  • Jimmy Butler Denies Having 'Confrontational' Interaction With Brett Brown

    Complex "ESPN reported that Jimmy Butler challenged Sixers coach Brett Brown over the team's offense, much to the shock of zero people in Minneapolis. As we wrote at the time: [I]nsiders say Butler "aggressively challenged" Brown about his role in the offense, where Butler..." January 07

  • 76ers To Release Demetrius Jackson

    USA Today "According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Philadelphia 76ers guard Demetrius Jackson is being released from his two-way contract and is accepting a deal in China. Jackson, a 24-year-old point guard, has appeared in nine games for the Sixers, beginning in the 2017-2018..." January 06

  • Brett Brown defends Jimmy Butler: He didn't cross the line during heated film session

    Sporting News "Sixers coach Brett Brown is coming to the defense of his star player Jimmy Butler.  After a report from ESPN revealed tensions were running high within the franchise and the 29-year-old forward has been challenging Brown about his offensive role, Brown confirmed..." January 06

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid wants Ben Simmons to shoot jumpers more often: 'He’s got to keep on taking them'

    Philly.com "The undermanned 76ers once again held off an underwhelming opponent. This time, it was a 106-100 victory Saturday night over the Dallas Mavericks at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers saw their commanding 19-point, fourth-quarter lead shrink to four points with 50 seconds..." January 06

  • 76ers' Brown downplays Butler's actions in film session

    The Score "A day after it was reported that Jimmy Butler challenged Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown about his role in the offense, Brown downplayed any possible friction between the two. "As I've said to the team a moment ago, I've had many meetings..." January 05

  • Is Anybody Surprised by New Jimmy Drama?

    Bleacher Report "It didn't take long for things to go sideways in the Jimmy Butler-Philadelphia 76ers universe. Is anyone really surprised? Only 24 games into the Butler era, brotherly love seems to be sorely lacking in Philly. According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona..." January 05

  • Are Sixers using Jimmy Butler the right way?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jimmy Butler and Brett Brown didn’t expect a fluid, flawless transition when the Sixers acquired their third star. They knew it would take time to maximize Butler’s talents. But, speaking about his role in the Sixers’ motion-heavy offense at his introductory press..." January 05

  • NBA Rumors: Jimmy Butler expected to take free-agent meetings with other teams in July

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers small forward Jimmy Butler can become an unrestricted free agent after this season ends if he declines his 2019-20 player option with the Sixers, and rival teams believe that Butler will eventually decide to take meetings with interested suitors once free..." January 04

  • Sources: Jimmy Butler challenging Brett Brown, 76ers' offensive system

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler has aggressively challenged coach Brett Brown on his role in the offense, complicating an already tenuous chemistry among..." January 04

  • How Sixers can further cut down on turnovers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Turnovers are not the root cause of all evil. It’s possible to turn the ball over a lot and still win a lot of games. The Sixers did it last season, in fact. They averaged 16.5 turnovers per game in their 2017-18 campaign, worst in the NBA, and still won 52..." January 03

  • Joel Embiid Flips Out After Ben Simmons Fights Him For A Rebound

    Deadspin "Cartoon steam billowed out of every player’s ears towards the end of a spicy 119-113 Sixers win over the Clippers Tuesday night. Joel Embiid and Patrick Beverley had to be pried apart in a meeting of master trolls; Jimmy Butler and Avery Bradley then got a double-ejection for some..." January 02

  • Sixers' Markelle Fultz to be reevaluated next week, nearly one month after diagnosis announced

    Philly.com "Markelle Fultz will be reevaluated early next week for thoracic outlet syndrome, according to multiple sources. Raymond Brother, Fultz’s agent, announced on Dec. 4 that the 2017 first-overall pick was diagnosed with the nerve condition, which affected the guard’s right..." January 02

  • Sixers are flawed but have plenty of time to make changes in 2019

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With the arrival of 2019 comes new hope for the Sixers. There’s frustration because of the Christmas day overtime loss in Boston. A bit of an overreaction as people gloss over the fact that they nearly beat the team that knocked them out of the playoffs on the road on national..." January 02

  • Sixers' Jimmy Butler: ‘I’ll be done with this game before I’m 35’

    Philly.com "Jimmy Butler has an idea when he’s going to retire from playing in the NBA. The 76ers swingman wouldn’t disclose his exact timeline following Tuesday morning’s shootaround. But the 29-year-old did share this: “I don’t plan on playing this game..." January 02

  • Joel Embiid dismisses Montrezl Harrell: ‘That’s nobody for me to worry about’

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid and Montrezl Harrell got animated with one another during the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, but it does not sound like something Embiid is going to lose any sleep over. Embiid, who scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 19..." January 02

  • Matt Barnes Gets Massive Reduction in Child Support Payments to Gloria Govan

    TMZ "Matt Barnes just got a massive reduction in how much he'll have to pay Gloria Govan in child support for their twin boys. Barnes -- who was paying Govan $20,000 a month -- will now have to pay just $7,500 per month. The two have 10-year-old twins, Carter and Isaiah..." December 31

  • The idea of trading Ben Simmons right now is insane

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "There’s no question the Sixers’ triumvirate of stars are an imperfect fit.  We knew that when Elton Brand pulled the trigger on the Jimmy Butler trade. Simmons’ unwillingness to take open jump shots shrinks the floor and allows defenders to sag off of him to..." December 31

  • Sixers center Joel Embiid questionable against Blazers with left knee soreness

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with left knee soreness. The 76ers center missed practice Saturday here at the University of Portland. Mike Muscala is expected to start against the Blazers if Embiid is unable to..." December 30

  • Joel Embiid slights Rudy Gobert over Defensive Player of the Year award

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid is having an outstanding season with the Philadelphia 76ers, and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year could not even slow him down in Thursday night’s 114-97 win over the Utah Jazz. If you didn’t happen to notice that, Embiid would be more than happy to call..." December 28

  • Ben Simmons: Rookie of the Year 'Wasn't a F--king Race' vs. Donovan Mitchell

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons angered Utah Jazz fans Thursday with his comments on last season's NBA Rookie of the Year Award. When asked about his competition for the title from Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Simmons downplayed the idea that it was tightly contested,..." December 28

  • How Can Ben Simmons Be a Top 10 Point Guard When He Can't Shoot?

    The Big Lead "Ben Simmons is not a bad NBA starting point guard by virtue of the fact that he is a great passer and defender, but as we evaluate where he’s at in his second season would he crack the top 10 at his position? If so, it’s by a thread. As three-point shooting continues..." December 27

  • Joel Embiid again frustrated with fourth quarter use: “I felt I could’ve done more”

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "On one hand, Christmas was the same old, tired, exasperating tale for the Sixers. They lost in Boston, 121-114 in overtime (see observations). They let the opposition take 16 more field goals. An opposing guard, Kyrie Irving, torched them for 40 points. The bench didn’t..." December 26