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The Case for Kris Dunn on the Philadelphia 76ers

Kris Dunn is the best point guard prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft and should be highly considered if the 76ers attain another lottery pick. With the NBA Draft coming up in just over three weeks, the Philadelphia 76ers find themselves in a unique position. Between the top overall pick, two late first-round picks, and […] The Case for Kris Dunn on the Philadelphia 76ers - The Sixer...
Via The Sixer Sense
3 hours ago

Why Trade A Big Now?

Jahlil Okafor is the best player the Philadelphia 76ers possess at this point. Trading him would be the most outrageous decision possible right now. As would trading teammate Nerlens Noel. There have been numerous rumors recently about the Philadelphia 76ers being open to the idea of trading one of their big guys. If this is a rumor […] Philadelphia 76ers: Why Trade A Big Now...
Via Section215
4 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Legend Rips the State of the NBA

Former Philadelphia 76ers player Charles Barkley ripped the NBA for the current state that it is in. Former Philadelphia 76ers Hall of Famer and legendary power forward Charles Barkley claims that the NBA has never been worse. Barkley holds that he’s, “never seen the NBA as bad as it is, and [he’s] been saying it the […] Philadelphia 76ers Legend Rips the State of the NBA...
Via The Sixer Sense
5 hours ago

Joel Embiid tries to recruit Kevin Durant to Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was known more for his activity on social media than for his play on the court in his second season in the league. Embiid missed the entire year with a stress fracture in his foot, but is on track to return for the start of the team’s 2016-17 campaign. And he’s playing the role of team ambassador too, apparently. With the Warriors defeating...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Sleeper Picks for Assistant Coach

There are some possible people that could fill Mike D’Antoni‘s Philadelphia 76ers shoes that are not getting a whole lot of attention. The Philadelphia 76ers are in searching mode for an associate head coach. The position was one that really hadn’t been filled after assistant coach Chad Iske left to join the coaching staff of […] Philadelphia 76ers: Sleeper Picks for Assistant...
Via The Sixer Sense
7 hours ago

Brett Brown Appears To Prefer Ben Simmons With Top Pick

Brett Brown has a history with the Simmons family, having coached Ben's father, David Simmons, for four years in Australia, beginning in 1989. Brown was coaching David when Ben was born and has maintained a relationship with the family. Brown mentioned several top prospects by name when posed with questions but referred to Simmons as "him." "Think of just, and we've talked about...
Via RealGM
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Denied By Carlesimo, Lloyd Pierce To Be More Involved?

The Philadelphia 76ers tried to replace the loss of Mike D’Antoni by hiring P.J. Carlesimo as their newest associate head coach. Does this mean Brett Brown’s sidekick Lloyd Pierce will have a bigger role? All the talk of went to questioning Brett Brown’s future when the Philadelphia 76ers signed Mike D’Antoni mid-season, right after Brown […] Philadelphia 76ers Denied By...
Via Section215
1 day ago

P.J. Carlesimo Will Not Join Sixers Coaching Staff

Philadelphia will also look to replace video coordinator Will Weaver as well. Although previous reports indicated that P.J. Carlesimo was likely to become Mike D'Antoni's successor as the Philadelphia 76ers lead assistant, multiple reports indicate he will not be joining the coaching staff. Despite clear mutual interest between both parties, ESPN's Marc Stein has reported the 67...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

5 Trade Scenarios For Noel/Okafor

With the Philadelphia 76ers expected to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor this summer, what are the possible trades that could occur if one of the centers are moved? The Philadelphia 76ers are about to hit their most important draft in their rebuild, and could spark things up with some big trades involving young and […] Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Trade Scenarios For Noel/Okafor...
Via Section215
2 days ago

Would trading Okafor or Noel make sense for the 76ers?

It appears it’s time for the Philadelphia 76ers to accelerate their arduous rebuild, as ESPN reports that the team is exploring the trade market for big men Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Based on these reports, Philadelphia is likely to move at least one of them in time for the upcoming NBA Draft on June 23, where the Sixers hold the No. 1 overall pick for the first time...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Philadelphia 76ers trade Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel?

When you go to the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Philadelphia 76ers at home, the venue itself is not normally crowded with people. However, the 76ers’ front-court is crowded, and someone has to leave. This front-court includes centers like Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid. Dario Šarić, the power forward who Philadelphia traded for in the 2014 NBA Draft, may leave...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers to gauge interest in Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel

It sure sounds like The Process is coming to a swift end in Philadelphia. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford, the Philadelphia 76ers intend to shop both Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel this summer, with the team characterized as “increasingly likely” to move one of the two before the NBA Draft on June 23. Okafor is reportedly more likely to be moved than Noel, with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Philadelphia 76ers could look to trade Jahlil Okafor

Already in possession of the top overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to have their pick of the litter as it relates to one of the most talent-laden classes in recent Association history. Also boasting three more picks in the top 39, including two other first rounders, Philadelphia could make a huge splash when commissioner Adam Silver takes...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers' Finally Have Optimal Optionality In Draft

It's been three years since the Philadelphia 76ers fully began their rebuild by trading away Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel and an additional pick in 2014. The plan was to add pieces around Noel, but it was two centers that epitomized "Best Player Available" at picks No. 3 in both the 2014 and 2015 drafts. Sam Hinkie stuck with his mantra of picking talent over need, despite losing...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Experts believe 76ers take Ben Simmons

The 2016 NBA Draft is just about a month away and it looks like most of the first round is already shaping up at this point. The Philadelphia 76ers have to choose between Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram and it seems that experts believe they will stick with the former. Business Insider released their first edition of a NBA mock draft and the 76ers are going with the freshman sensation...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
13 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...
Via College Spun
13 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...
Via Sportsnaut
13 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
14 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
15 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...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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