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Report: Nets may make a run at Thomas Robinson

The Nets tried to sign Thomas Robinson when he was waived midseason this past year. Brooklyn figured he would pass through waivers and reached an agreement with the former Trail Blazers to come to Barclays Center. But the 76ers ruined everything. The Sixers claimed Robinson off waivers and the Kansas product ended up heading to Philly for the rest of the season. Now that he is a...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers on winning side of atrocious salary dump by Kings

In the Summer of 2013, the Golden State Warriors gave up two likely late first round picks in order to clear the space to sign Andre Iguodala. In the Summer of 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up Tyler Zeller and a first round pick in order to clear the space to sign LeBron James (though he had not committed yet). In the Summer of 2015, the Sacramento Kings gave up Nik Stauskas...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia lands Stauskas, Landry and Thompson from Sacramento

The first day of free agency was a quiet one for the Philadelphia 76ers. But even if they don't want to sign notable players to large contracts, that doesn't mean they aren't willing to take another team's unwanted salary for the cost of a valuable young asset.The Sixers were patient, waited for their opportunity, then struck (potential) gold by landing last year's eighth overall...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is McRae Headed for First Five?

As the 76ers head into July’s Summer Leagues, the team’s projected regular season roster remains filled with holes.  The recently-passed 2015 NBA Draft may have actually provided more questions than answers regarding the rebuild. The organization’s selection of Jahlil Okafor with the third overall pick added to the team’s overall talent pool and frontcourt depth, but it...
Via Philadunkia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Philadelphia Sixers' latest horde

​ For the second consecutive year, the Philadelphia 76ers entered the draft with a high lottery pick (No. 3 in both seasons) and a truckload of second-round picks. In 2014, the 76ers had a second lottery pick and five second-round picks, giving them seven in total. But, after four trades on the night of that draft, the 76ers came away with six players in total, plus a future...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers forced to pay $3 mill for not disclosing Holiday injury?

When the Philadelphia 76ers traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft day two years ago, a lot of people were caught by surprise. In addition to sending the sixth pick in that year’s draft, Nerlens Noel, the Pelicans yielded a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Two years later, and it appears the Pelicans are receiving another piece in the trade. According to Keith...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3M over Holiday

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3M over Holiday
Via Philly Sports Live
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Why They Were NBA Draft Losers

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t draft losers because of who they selected with the 3rd overall pick, Jahlil Okafor. They’re losers because of who they didn’t get: new Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell. For months, it seemed to be a formality that Karl-Anthony...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Which Free Agents Should Philadelphia Re-Sign?

(Dec. 22, 2012 – Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)   By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Whilst it is likely unnecessary, it may as well be made clear at least once in this article: the Philadelphia 76ers are not trying to win next year. That must be taken into consideration when assessing exactly whom they will and will not re-sign for 2015/16. As...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Confusing Draft Results

View image | gettyimages.com Two centers, Three power forwards, and a shooting guard, somehow the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t draft a guard until the 58th Overall Pick. The Sixers selected Jahlil Okafor with the 3rd Overall Pick, making it back to back years of selecting an injury prone center who played one year in the NCAA with the 3rd Overall pick. The pick of Okafor leaves...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite a Front Court Loaded with Potential, Don’t Expect to see the 76ers in the Playoffs Anytime Soon

The Philadelphia 76ers are relying on young players like Nerlens Noel to get them back to the post-season. With the 3rd overall pick in last night’s draft, the Philadelphia 76ers took prized Duke center, Jahlil Okafor. At 6-11 and 270 pounds, the Duke prospect has the size, instincts and talent to become a key cog in the 76ers’ game-plan. With the addition of Okafor, the 76ers...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Amused By The Philadelphia Sixers’ Hoarding Of 7-Footers

The Philadelphia 76ers are now the home of the 7-footers.  The Sixers got former Kansas big man Joel Embiid and former Kentucky star Nerlens Noel in previous drafts. And tonight, Philadelphia selected former Duke star Jahlil Okafor.  Philly’s hoarding of big men is amusing to Embiid.  OK……….. Lol — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 25, 2015 The NBA Draft is currently airing on ESPN.
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers select Jahlil Okafor No. 3 overall

As the 2015 NBA Draft rolled on, the Philadelphia 76ers were on the clock with the No. 3 overall pick. Speculation leading up to the draft linked the 76ers to D’Angelo Russell and Kristaps Porzingis. However, that all changed when the Los Angeles Lakers went with the Ohio State guard No. 2 overall rather than selecting Duke standount Jahlil Okafor. As a result, Okafor went No....
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers Must Trade Their Way into Another First Round Pick

DENVER, CO – March 25: Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 25, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) The latest and most prominent buzz surrounding everyone’s favorite tanking debate is who the Philadelphia 76ers are going to take with the 3rd overall...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Trading For Another Lottery Pick

  (Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America) By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… To the disappointment of most Philadelphia fans, and Sam Hinkie, the 76ers missed out on two potential lottery picks this year. Miami getting the 10th pick meant they kept their pick and the Lakers getting pick 2 meant the same for LA. Whilst Philly have plenty of future picks...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric will not play for the Philadelphia 76ers next season

It appears the Philadelphia 76ers may have to wait at least one more season for 2014 lottery pick Dario Saric to join their team, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The move is somewhat expected, but still a medium-sized blow to Sam Hinkie's ongoing rebuild:"Saric is under a three-year contract with Turkish powerhouse Anadolu Efes. The Sixers reportedly have attempted to negotiate a...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DRAFT15: “Expert” Predictions for 7-6

With the 2015 NBA Draft just three days away, we thought today would be a good time to check in with the “expert” online mock drafts and review what the predictions are for the 76ers at No. 3. For the second straight June, Joel Embiid’s right foot injury could impact which direction the 76ers will go on Thursday night with the third overall pick.  Prior to Embiid’s ...
Via Philadunkia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson wants Sixers’ exec job: ‘I’m a basketball genius’

When former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown lobbied the team earlier this week to consider hiring Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager, it took some people by surprise. Iverson, of course, was not one of them. On Thursday, Iverson followed Brown’s endorsement by trying to pitch himself to the Sixers. “I may not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Embiid Could Miss 2015-16 NBA Season

The Philadelphia 76ers selected an injury-prone prospect in Joel Embiid third overall in the 2014 NBA draft, choosing to overlook a broken foot that kept him sidelined for the season. Whether or not the team was intentionally tanking doesn’t matter, because the Sixers weren’t build to contend last year anyway. They could let Embiid recover, add another top player in the 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid suffers setback in recovery

Joel Embiid has suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot surgery last year, according to a report. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Embiid, who was the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 draft, had something show up on his latest MRI. Embiid was working out in Southern...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: Drunk Allen Iverson story is a ‘flat out lie’

Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Biography: Allen Iverson once threatened to have wife killed

  Allen Iverson was a great basketball player. He was not, however, a very good person — at least according to allegations in a new biography about the former NBA superstar.   The book “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson” was written by journalist Kent Babb and released earlier in the week. Deadspin’s Drew Magary read the biography...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers did not win the NBA Draft lottery. Cue the laugh-out-loud op-eds in which holier than thou columnists mock Sam Hinkie for the futility of his strategy because, God forbid, he actually did something different. We get it, Deadspin, you’re the smartest guys in the room and you need all of us to know it, but maybe let a guy have more than two seasons on the...
Via The Sports Post
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers roll out 'updated brand identity' with new logos, unis

While the Philadelphia 76ers continue it’s longtime residency in the NBA’s cellar, the organization — as directionless and failing professional sports franchises are wont to do — are in the process of what is being referred to to as an “updated brand identity” ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. The team posted images of...Read More The post 76ers rolling out ‘updated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers' rebuild bears fruit in Nerlens Noel

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 It has been a rough few years for Philadelphia 76ers fans. The team has lacked significant relevance since Allen Iverson was traded away in 2006...... The post Sixers’ Rebuild Slowly Bears Fruit With Nerlens Noel appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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