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Dario Saric Bounces Back for Croatia Win Over France

Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Croatian National team bounced back in a win on Saturday over France after losing to Argentina. Dario Saric recently signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, but before he comes over to play for the team that picked him up on draft night two years ago, he has to fulfill […] Dario Saric Bounces Back for Croatia Win Over France - The Sixer...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 hour ago

Winging It: Have Philadelphia 76ers Improved Wing D?

The Philadelphia 76ers struggled to defend the perimeter last season, Did the team successfully address wing defense this off-season? Winging it. That’s what the opponents of the Philadelphia 76ers did at will last season.  It was one of the Achilles heels of the team, and it never healed.  To compete in the NBA, a team […] Winging It: Have Philadelphia 76ers Improved Wing...
Via The Sixer Sense
7 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Needs: The Rookies Part II

The Philadelphia 76ers have some goals to look forward to this season. Here’s what needs to happen for the rookies that have been around for a few years. This offseason, I’m detailing every corner of the Philadelphia 76ers, and what the needs and goals should be for that portion of the franchise for the upcoming […] Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Needs: The Rookies Part II -...
Via The Sixer Sense
13 hours ago

Ben Simmons As Present And Future Point Guard Of The 76ers

When Sam Hinkie initiated the Philadelphia 76ers' rebuild back in June of 2013, trading Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel along with the pick that would eventually become Dario Saric, it created a hole at point guard. Hinkie quickly addressed it by selecting Michael Carter-Williams with the 11th pick. A season of gaudy counting stats combined with YMCA-level shooting efficiency would...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How To Maximize Filled Frontcourt

Logjam, logjam, logjam. It’s a term that has plagued the ears of the Philadelphia 76ers since Jahlil Okafor was drafted 3rd in 2015. The problem was overlooked last season by Philadelphia 76ers fans as highly anticipated rookie Joel Embiid missed his second straight season, and there was a belief that Okafor and Nerlens Noel could […] Philadelphia 76ers: How To Maximize Filled...
Via Section215
4 days ago

Could the Philadelphia 76ers win 30 games in 2016-2017?

The Philadelphia 76ers finally seem to be moving in the right direction as a team. According to some columnists, including me, the Sixers have aced this offseason due to the acquisitions and draft picks they’ve made all summer long. Now, 25 days after the NBA free agency period began, the trades and the signings finally seem to have slowed down, prompting ESPN to release their...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid arm-wrestled Justin Bieber to tip off weird weekend

Joel Embiid has still never played in an actual NBA game two years after being taken third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.But he's arm-wrestled Justin Bieber.And though Friday night's Hollywood hijinks (Embiid won, by the way) might not do anything to get Sixers fans worked up for his eventual (we assume) NBA debut, this video of Embiid working on his spin move and dunking on...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Bieber arm wrestle Sixers center Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, due to injury, hasn’t played a minute in the NBA just yet despite being drafted back in 2014. But he does have one important athletic achievement to his name – beating pop star Justin Bieber in an arm wrestle. Friday night, Bieber and Embiid apparently hung out at Hyde in Los Angeles and challenged each other to a test of strength. The...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili talks interest in 76ers before sticking with Spurs

For Manu Ginobili, the Philadelphia 76ers were much more than a leverage piece for more money. It seems odd to think Ginobili might have signed with the rebuilding 76ers as opposed to sticking with the San Antonio Spurs, but it almost happened—which maybe isn’t that surprising considering this is the summer where Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives & Negatives of Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League

Summer League is watched by only the truest of fans. Only the most dedicated take 2 hours out of their summer day to watch a game in which arguably 10% of players on the floor will make the league. You know I absolutely tuned in. Summer League is a league for improvement and a first look at some of the bright new stars in the NBA. How did the 76ers fare? A lot of Ben Simmons coming...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers believe future could be bright after dismal seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Without playing a game, the 76ers will still spend this summer in the cellar. No, not because of their offseason. No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons has created a stir in Philly that has the Sixers stealing lazy summer headlines for the first time in years. Dario Saric's arrival from a Turkish league after two years overseas was greeted with cameras and fans mobbing...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas rips Ben Simmons for sitting out games in Summer League

Isiah Thomas is not impressed with Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers decided to rest Simmons in the club’s fourth Summer League game and Thomas wasn’t too pleased with the decision. “He should be playing tonight. You’ve got people coming into the building, they want to watch him play.  He’s a rookie. Taking selfies and signing autographs, I mean you’re 19. Earn...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Dario Saric fit in with the Philadelphia 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers will finally be signing Dario Saric to a contract for the upcoming season, according to Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly. Saric will come to play for the team after two years of playing for the Turkish professional basketball league. Saric will be a great addition to the team, but one has to wonder what role he will be playing in Philadelphia. Saric has shown...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Sixers ‘absolutely not’ comfortable with three centers

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo made the clearest assessment yet of the team’s plans for their three young big men — namely, somebody’s getting traded. Colangelo told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday that the team isn’t comfortable having Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid all on the roster. He also said, however, that the Sixers wouldn’t make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) July 11, 2016 Which one is it? Source please confirm...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric reaffirms intention of joining Sixers next season

Despite recent reports to the contrary, Dario Saric does not appear to have changed his mind about joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2016-17 season. Saric finished the Olympic qualifiers on Saturday and afterwards reaffirmed his plans to head to Philadelphia. Dario Saric: "I'm going back home and then to the USA for the @Sixers" — Eurohoops.net (@Eurohoopsnet) July 9...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers rookie Simmons dazzles in NBA Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers recently finished up their final game in the Utah Summer League, and one thing that stood out the most was the impressive skill set of Ben Simmons. Simmons showed why he deserved to be the number one overall pick in the NBA draft, but he still has some things that he has to work on. The one thing that really was impressive about Simmons was his passing...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers forward Dario Saric may remain overseas

It was just recently that it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that young international sensation Dario Saric would be joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming NBA season. That no longer seems to be the case. Citing sources close to the situation, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Friday that the former lottery pick may in fact remain in Turkey, primarily due...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons keeps showing off extraordinary passing in NBA Summer League

The top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and assumed savior of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise, Ben Simmons, really put on an amazing display of passing in the Sixers’ summer league game against the Utah Jazz. You know these passes have to really be something else for us to highlight them, but trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Just look at this, Simmons makes a baseline drive...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers to play Ben Simmons at point guard

Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie may be gone, but the new regime is already making decisions that could affect the development of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. Head coach Brett Brown said the team plans to play the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Simmons at point guard in the future. And he was very clear: Not point forward, point guard. “When I say point guard I mean point guard,” Brown...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: 76ers will play Ben Simmons at point guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has lofty expectations for No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons in the coming years. Among other things, he says he expects Simmons to play point guard, though he made it clear that won’t be happening this upcoming season. “He would be all over the place,” Brown said, per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “It seems quite reckless to...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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