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Philadelphia 76ers season preview: Player projections

Although the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to have a down year, they hope to find a couple of players who can be a part of their master plan in the future. Part three of isportsweb’s season preview of the Sixers identifies some potential bright spots for the Broad Street ballers. Will Nerlens Noel live up to expectations in his rookie season?  Roster Analysis Team Projections...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You could win $100,000 at a Sixers game this season

Via press release:PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 15, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that SugarHouse Casino has joined the team as an Official Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.“We are proud to add SugarHouse Casino to our growing roster of partners as we work with them in providing our fans with unique assets and events,” said Sixers Chief Revenue Officer Chris...
Via Around the Arc
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6: No name 76ers demolished by Boston 111-91

The Celtics took on a 76ers team tonight in Philadelphia playing with heavy hearts due to the death of draft pick Joel Embiid's brother Arthur.To make matters worse, due to Nerlens Noel's upper respiratory infection, Philadelphia's starting five combined to average 35.4 ppg last season and consisted of:Hollis ThompsonBrandon Davies Henry SimsElliot Williams Tony WrotenThe...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning. http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid’s Younger Brother Has Died

The details are sketchy at this time, but Arthur Embiid, the younger brother of Sixers star rookie Joel Embiid, has passed away. Embiid’s brother lived in Cameroon. He died in Africa. In a text from Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, “Joel is devastated.” According to the Sixers, Joel Embiid will not be in attendance for the team’s preseason game tonight against the Celtics in...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What's Going On With Michael Carter-Williams?

Rumor has it that Philadelphia 76ers PG and the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, could miss up to 50 games!  MCW had shoulder surgery back in May, he didn't play all summer, and the Sixers couldn't trade him this offseason.  Things are all starting to make sense!  In his NBA debut, Carter-Williams scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TC14: Question No. 9

Last night up in Syracuse the 76ers lost another preseason game and their record fell to 1-3 this month.  Nerlens Noel (12 & 11) and Henry Sims (10 & 7) posted solid performances against the Knicks, but it remains painfully obvious that the 76ers have a great deal to work on.  So as Brett Brown’s “all of October” training camp rolls on, we are going to continue...
Via Philadunkia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Could Revisit Michael Carter-Williams Trade Talks

The Philadelphia 76ers tried hard to trade Michael Carter-Williams around the time of the 2014 NBA Draft, but sources say the player they sought with an acquired pick was unlikely to be available. The 76ers are expected to repeat the exercise in trading Carter-Williams as he recovers from offseason surgery. The 76ers do like Carter-Williams, but point guard is the most replaceable...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers ‘Tried Hard’ To Trade Michael Carter-Williams

The Philadelphia 76ers have to be the only franchise in NBA history that was hell-bent on trading away their reigning rookie of the year. According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, Sam Hinkie and 76ers brass spent the weeks before the draft and most of the summer trying to trade point guard Michael Carter-Williams. They tried hard during the draft, but they couldn’t draw the trove they...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is There A Doctor in the House?

“If it was up to me, I’d be out there playing right now.  I want to be out there.  I feel unbelievable.  I feel 100%.  I’m plenty ahead of schedule.” According to a number of Twitter feeds run by the 76ers’ beat writers, those are the words of Michael Carter-Williams after the Sixers workout at PCOM yesterday. The shocking part about MCW’s comments is that just last...
Via Philadunkia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Duo Lead All NBA Rookie Teams

Philadelphia 76ers Duo Lead All NBA Rookie Teams By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content There are few things more difficult in sports than predicting how well a rookie will perform in their first year in their respective league. The jump in competition can’t be overstated and for some highly thought of prospects, can be too much to overcome. Making predictions for the All Rookie...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TWroe to the Rescue??

It may only be two preseason games against non-title contending Boston and Charlotte, but Sixers fans have every right to be optimistic about how guard Tony Wroten has performed on offense over the last two contests.  Wroten has not only been the top scorer both nights, 19 points against the Celtics and 15 points against the Hornets, but his decision making and level of control...
Via Philadunkia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers guard Casper Ware sinks long distance buzzer-beater (Video)

Philadelphia 76ers guard Casper Ware sank a long-distance 3-point buzzer-beater that was launched from 65 feet away to end the third quarter of Wednesday night's preseason game against Charlotte.Ware took the inbounds pass with 1 second left on the clock and heaved it up from 65 feet away...and his prayer was answered.Ware scored 14 points off the bench as the Sixers beat the...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

I suppose any conversation about Philadelphia’s current season, and not the future, is pointless given the direction they have. This season will be like an endless training camp, rotating low-paid players through and giving extensive time to young guys. But I wouldn’t say they should be totally ignored. Nerlens Noel could be a fly-swatting defensive force, and there’s a chance...
Via Analytics Game
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers waive Keith Bogans, Jarvis Varnado

The Philadelphia 76ers made a couple of roster moves today after their preseason loss to the Boston Celtics last night. Today, the team announced that they have waived shooting guard Keith Bogans and power forward Jarvis Varnado. Update: Drew Gordon and Malcolm Lee are now with the team; Keith Bogans and Jarvis Varnado have been waived. — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) October 7...
Via Total Sports Live
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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