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Philadelphia 76ers Getting Away From “The Process” Culture In Wrong Way

The Philadelphia 76ers still find a split in their fanbase caused by the hotly debated “Process” and the Sam Hinkie-era. The Process is dead…maybe? The Philadelphia 76ers are clearly trying to move away from “The Process” and its culture, but are doing so in a wrong way. President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo has been […] Philadelphia 76ers Getting Away From...
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10 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: Analyzing 3 Joel Embiid Pregame Workouts

Joel Embiid‘s pregame workouts are a thing of beauty, but just how beautiful are they? Going to a Philadelphia 76ers game over the past few seasons has been very, very nice. Fans that decide to go last minute have typically been able to snag tickets for as low as $5, depending on who the Sixers are […] Philadelphia 76ers: Analyzing 3 Joel Embiid Pregame Workouts - The Sixer...
Via The Sixer Sense
17 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers 2016 Off Season Team Needs

With plenty of draft picks and young talent, what are the Philadelphia 76ers needs for the 2016-2017 Season? Everything. Okay, that was expected.  But when you are a young team building a roster for a rapid improvement in this NBA, there are plenty of places to begin looking.  So to make it simple to follow, […] Philadelphia 76ers 2016 Off Season Team Needs - The Sixer Sense...
Via The Sixer Sense
22 hours ago

76ers GM: We have good relationship with Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons is one of the hottest names out there as the 2016 NBA Draft comes into focus, and the Philadelphia 76ers have the first pick of the draft. However, there have been rumors floating around that the LSU product and Aussie star would rather play for the Los Angeles Lakers, who own the No. 2 overall pick. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo isn’t buying into those rumors...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

T.J. McConnell Deserves A Philadelphia 76er Role

Despite the Philadelphia 76ers struggles in the 2015-2016, Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell earned NBA respect. Now, he deserves a chance to earn more Some people look better on the basketball court than they ought to. Whether it’s their height, wingspan, physique, or light experience in the game, some players simply are holding onto their […] T.J. McConnell Deserves A Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 day ago

2016 NBA Draft: Ben Simmons' Camp Approve of Philadelphia

Yay! Prior to the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery, reports from Yahoo's The Vertical stated that LSU forward Ben Simmons desperately hoped to land in Los Angeles in order to get Nike to budge on their sneaker deal offer. Projected top pick Ben Simmons and his agent, Rich Paul, are now changing course and plan to wait until after the NBA's draft lottery on Tuesday to decide with which...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

Philadelphia 76ers Face Difficult Decision on Draft Day

After three years of tanking, Philly was finally awarded with the opportunity to kick-start the NBA Draft. While Philadelphia may already possess its franchise player in a hopefully healthy Joel Embiid, the 76ers have a golden opportunity to capitalize on former GM Sam Hinkie’s Process. During the last two drafts, the City of Brotherly Love selected centers at No. 3 overall. Both...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Carlesimo could reportedly join Sixers staff if Mike D’Antoni leaves

As the Sixers’ post-Sam Hinkie makeover continues, it could be bringing a well-known basketball figure back into the spotlight: P.J. Carlesimo. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Carlesimo could join the Sixers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach Brett Brown’s top assistant if D’Antoni does indeed leave the team. Sources: If...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor To Face MCW Fate?

Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor got 1st Team All-Rookie praise, but that won’t make him untouchable in trade talks. The Philadelphia 76ers still find themselves with an over abundance of front-court talent that doesn’t mesh together. Jahlil Okafor played well enough to put himself amongst the 5 best rookies this season, but he may not be […] Philadelphia 76ers: Jahlil...
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3 days ago

Charles Barkley: Sixers can make playoffs next year with Joel Embiid, Dario Saric

The Sixers might be getting a bigger boost than just Tueday's NBA Lottery win. There's a new found optimism around the 76ers in the wake of the team winning the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night and Charles Barkley thinks the franchise's fortunes are about to turn in a monumental way.  "If Embiid can play," Barkley said during an appearance...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

The 76ers Future Looks Pretty Bright

Somewhere, Sam Hinkie is grinning ever so slightly. Lady Luck finally looked favorably upon the Sixers at the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening in New York City, and suddenly the organization’s immediate outlook looks a whole lot brighter. The Sixers, represented by beleaguered Head Coach Brett Brown, were awarded the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and thus they...
Via Around the Arc
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mission is Not Accomplished for the Philadelphia 76ers. Winning the Lottery is Merely the First Step.

Last night, for the first time in quite some time, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers had reason to celebrate. The team won the draft lottery, and will now get the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. I understand why fans were happy. Winning the lottery is better than not winning the lottery (although there […] The Mission is Not Accomplished for the Philadelphia 76ers. Winning the Lottery...
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4 days ago

Philadelphia 76ers Win Lottery, Will Pick #1

1-10-5-9. The golden ticket…not given to the team in the gold and purple. At 7:26 Eastern time, the NBA lottery machine spit out that 4 number combination that made Sixers co-owner Art Wrubel and another co-owner’s daughter, Kylie Rubin extremely thrilled. That number determined that the Philadelphia 76ers would have the 1st pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Sitting up on the stage...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers ‘leaning heavily’ towards selecting Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, and they reportedly already know what they intend to do with the pick. According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, the Sixers are “leaning heavily” toward selecting LSU’s Ben Simmons first overall ahead of Duke’s Brandon Ingram. The Sixers know Simmons well. Their director of performance research is from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid says he will be back next season

It was already a good night for the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday when they won the top overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, but Joel Embiid made it even better with an update on his health. Shortly after the Sixers nabbed the No. 1 pick, Embiid tweeted that he expects to be good to go at the start of the 2016-2017 season. The #3 Pick from the 2014 draft is gonna be ready too...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA Draft Lottery

After finishing the 2015-16 season with a record of 10-72, the Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery, and will have the first pick in next month’s draft. #PHILAfirst pic.twitter.com/3eJBolBRbg — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) May 18, 2016 LSU forward Ben Simmons has long been the projected No. 1 pick, though some prefer Duke’s Brandon Ingram to the Australian...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo congratulates 76ers for No. 1 pick…before lottery

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo tweeted out a congratulatory message to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, hours before the Draft Lottery was to take place. Here's Dikembe Mutombo congratulating @Sixers for top pick...before the lottery. He took this down not long after.pic.twitter.com/1LhvIJp8pN — Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) May 17, 2016 Now, either Mutombo isn’t aware of how the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers need all the luck they can get

The Philadelphia 76ers have a great opportunity to be a much better basketball team next season. Dario Saric and Joel Embiid will be on the active roster (barring any setbacks) after being drafted two years ago.  The 76ers also have the opportunity to have four first round picks, including two in the top four. Two of the four picks are set, the No. 24 pick from the Miami Heat and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

After lots of losing, 76ers hope to win big in NBA lottery

NEW YORK (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers lost plenty the previous two seasons, though never managed to lose the most. This season, they finally fell all the way to the bottom. The potential payoff comes Tuesday, when the 76ers have the best chance to win the NBA draft lottery - and could walk away with two top-four picks if the pingpong balls bounce their way. ''It's a big day on...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers ink NBA's first jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub

We’ve been preparing for this moment for a few weeks now, but the day has finally come when jersey ads have made it to the big four North American professional sports. And the Philadelphia 76ers are the first to take the plunge in a partnership with StubHub. On Monday morning, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported the first jersey sponsorship in the NBA, with the Sixers set to make...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers, will have its logo appear on the front left of the jersey in 2017-18 for the start of a three...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Important is this Draft Lottery for the Philadelphia 76ers?

In a word…very. After an off-season where Sam Hinkie was unfairly ousted and Bryan Colangelo took over the front office, the draft lottery is the next step in “the process”. Due to some of Hinkie’s sly deals, the 76ers could have up to 4 first round picks in the 2016 NBA Draft. They hold the Miami Heat’s pick (#24), the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Pick (#27) and possibly...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the 76ers trade away a lottery pick?

The NBA draft lottery is coming up very soon and we will see which pick, or picks, the Philadelphia 76ers draw. There are plenty of potential situations that may play out for the 76ers, and they have an opportunity to get two top-five draft picks. In any situation, there is a chance that the 76ers could trade away a lottery pick. In the likely situation that the 76ers do get the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers coach Brett Brown believes Joel Embiid will be ready next season

Joel Embiid has not logged a second of NBA action since getting drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers back in 2014. But coach Brett Brown feels that that will change shortly. In an interview with a local Philadelphia-based radio station (transcribed by James Herbert of CBS Sports), Brown stated unequivocally that he believes Embiid will be ready for the start of the 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers fans take out billboard thanking Sam Hinkie

Sam Hinkie was given the shaft when he was forced to resign as general manager from the Philadelphia 76ers following a power struggle under Jerry Colangelo. Sixers fans were divided over the resignation since Hinkie hadn’t finished his master tanking plan, which some saw as unfair. Despite all the losing in Philadelphia, Hinkie was building toward a better future and ultimately...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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