Another bad break for 76ers: Nerlens Noel needs knee surgery

Nerlens Noel needs surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely, the Philadelphia 76ers announced Friday.The 22-year-old big man missed his rookie season recovering from left knee surgery, however this procedure will be arthroscopic and Noel shouldn't miss too much time.However it's another setback for the 76ers, who already lost No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons to foot...
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1 hour ago

Noel needs surgery, Brown more cautious on Simmons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers say forward Nerlens Noel will need surgery on his left knee, the latest in a long line of injuries for a team that is trying to turn things around. The Sixers announced Friday that Noel elected to have surgery after consulting with several specialists. Noel missed his entire rookie season while recovering from surgery on his left knee,...
Via Associated Press
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Philadelphia 76ers Injury Updates on Noel, Simmons, Bayless

The Philadelphia 76ers have a ton of injuries, including a surgery that Nerlens Noel must now undergo, and growing complications with Jerryd Bayless. The Philadelphia 76ers have dealt with their fair share of injuries over the past several seasons. Without a doubt, Sixers fans thought they had paid their dues to the “injury gods” or […] Philadelphia 76ers Injury Updates on...
Via The Sixer Sense
2 hours ago

Nerlens Noel to undergo minor knee surgery

Nerlens Noel will once again have a season affected by injury. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Friday that Noel will undergo minor surgery on his left knee after reporting soreness in it. Here’s what the Sixers said about Noel: During the normal course of evaluation and treatment for his left adductor strain, which was identified on October 6, Noel reported localized soreness...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Brett Brown expects Ben Simmons back in January

Ben Simmons’ rookie year status is up in the air due to a Jones fracture in his right foot, but his coach seems confident that Simmons will be available for at least the latter half of the 2016-17 season. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said on Friday that he expects the No. 1 overall pick to be back in action come January, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Things to Watch in the Philadelphia 76ers Last Preseason Game

The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers face off on Friday night in the final preseason game. Here’s what to watch for. The Miami Heat will host Joel Embiid and the hapless Philadelphia 76ers Friday night in what will be the final preseason game for both squads. Aside from the health of Embiid, the Sixers have had […] Five Things to Watch in the Philadelphia 76ers Last Preseason...
Via The Sixer Sense
9 hours ago

WATCH: Trailer for Sixers' Ben Simmons Showtime documentary

Philadelphia Sixers star Ben Simmons will be the subject of a Showtime documentary on his short college career at LSU. Watch video As the 2016-17 nears its tip-off, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft won't be in the spotlight. In time, Sixers point-forward Ben Simmons has the type of talent to be a marquee attraction for...
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Partly Sunny but Mostly Cloudy 2016-2017 Sixers Preview

Three seasons. 199 losses. Multiple top-5 picks. … and a Process that gave us all belief something was being built. Five days from now, the Philadelphia 76ers begin game one of the next step in this new chapter entitled “A.H.: After Hinkie”. Some things have changed. Sam Hinkie is no longer the general manager. Joel Embiid is finally seeing NBA action for the first time since...
Via Total Sports Live
12 hours ago

Even with healthy Embiid, 76ers face another lousy season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brett Brown sticks a depth chart on a sizable TV before every game that's patterned more like a traffic light than a simple in/out list scrawled on most NBA team chalkboards. Red. Can't go. Yellow. Can play, with minute restrictions. Green. Healthy, let `em rip. Joel Embiid has been stuck at the red light for two years in Tankadelphia at the corner of The...
Via Associated Press
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Elton Brand Is Officially Retiring

Brand is ending his career after his second stint with the Sixers. Elton Brand ended his 17-year career today, officially retiring at 76ers practice. Elton Brand has announced his retirement. pic.twitter.com/S49smnml6r— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoCSN) October 20, 2016 Here’s a transcription of what Brand said above: ...17 years of playing the game that I love...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

Sixers Overseas: Korkmaz, Micic Lighting It Up

Korkmaz is expected to step up this season off the bench for Efes and he looks up to the task early on. Also: Vasilije Micic! Any time a team replaces Dario Saric with Tyler Honeycutt, things are going to be, well, different. And that was Anadolu Efes (the Istanbul 76ers) this offseason. Out went Saric with a bundle of solid wings in Jon Diebler, Elijah Johnson and Alex Tyus and...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

Philadelphia 76ers Interested In Tyus Jones, Another Signal To Who May Be Traded

The Philadelphia 76ers are after a young point guard who has some history with one of the big men. The Philadelphia 76ers are continuing to signal that Nerlens Noel will be the big man that’s traded. That, and the fact that he’s been giving hints towards unhappiness with the organization. The latest signal to the […] Philadelphia 76ers Interested In Tyus Jones, Another Signal...
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1 day ago

Sixers now considering playing Joel Embiid in back-to-backs

Slowly but surely, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continues to inch towards a full workload. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said on Saturday that the team is now considering playing Embiid in back-to-back games, but a final determination still has yet to be made, per Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly. Brown says Sixers now considering Embiid in back-to-backs but not definite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid ready for more minutes; Okafor, Noel status unclear

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers oft-injured center Joel Embiid could potentially play in both ends of back-to-back games this season. Sixers coach Brett Brown also says Jahlil Okafor should be ready for opening night on Oct. 26 in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. Brown says Nerlens Noel may not be ready for the opener as he recovers from a groin injury. Embiid...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Philadelphia 76ers' 'Process' lives on

It’s easy to say that No. 1 pick Ben Simmons is the most interesting player on the Sixers. Labeled as the best prospect since LeBron James, Simmons is a beacon of hope. He illuminates as the last piece of former General Manager Sam Hinkie’s wonderful process — THE Process. This same process had the Sixers, tank-, um, graciously enduring losing seasons while the highly drafted...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joel Embiid does in between legs dunk

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas Jayhawks product Joel Embiid with the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, and he’s gone on to play exactly zero regular-season games in the NBA. The seven-footer has dealt with foot injuries that derailed his first two seasons, and now of course the 76ers have another top draft pick that is dealing with a serious foot injury of his own...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has fracture in foot

Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons has a fracture in his right foot. Bob Cooney of the Daily News reported the injury first, and shortly afterwards the team announced it as “a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot.” This is definitely some dark news just days into the team’s training camp. Simmons was selected No. 1 overall this year and came...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers 'starstruck' by Will Smith's appearance at team dinner

Members of the Philadelphia 76ers were left in awe after actor Will Smith made a surprise appearance at a team dinner earlier this week. Smith is Philadelphia native who along with wife Jada Pinkett Smith purchased a minority stake in the team in 2011. Despite being a frequent attendee at Sixers games at Wells Fargo Center, players -- including Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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