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Philadelphia 76ers: Do Not Trade Nerlens Noel

The Philadelphia 76ers have a frontcourt logjam, but they should not be training Nerlens Noel to clear it. The articles are flying around the internet regarding the Philadelphia 76ers: Nerlens Noel to the Lakers. Nerlens Noel to the Raptors. Nerlens Noel to the Cavaliers. Obviously people are watching what he brings and talking about his natural ability and […] Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
37 minutes ago

Odd Man Out: Nik Stauskas

Back in April the sudden resignation of Sam Hinkie and the immediate hiring of former Suns and most recently Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo signaled a drastic change in thinking for the 76ers rebuilding process. Colangelo’s focus on the roster for the near future can already be felt.   He added veterans like combo-guard Jerryd Bayless and wingman Gerald Henderson....
Via Philadunkia
1 hour ago

3 Reasons for Philadelphia 76ers to Keep Carl Landry

The Philadelphia 76ers have some decisions to make as far as who to keep and who to cut, and Carl Landry may be on the bubble. Carl Landry is one of those classic “Process” Philadelphia 76ers players that just ended up in the Sixers’ lap somehow. While most players over the last three years have […] 3 Reasons for Philadelphia 76ers to Keep Carl Landry - The Sixer Sense -...
Via The Sixer Sense
5 hours ago

Should the Philadelphia 76ers Keep Hollis Thompson?

If the Philadelphia 76ers keep Hollis Thompson on the roster for the upcoming season and can he become a useful member of the team for years to come. I’ve never been a fan of Hollis Thompson, but I have usually been okay with him being part of my favorite team. When the Philadelphia 76ers signed Thompson […] Should the Philadelphia 76ers Keep Hollis Thompson? - The Sixer Sense...
Via The Sixer Sense
5 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reminiscence Of Hinkie Regime To Be Booted

The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to clear out the the rest Hinkie’s “hand-picked management team”, per Zach Lowe. The Philadelphia 76ers are continuing their busy offseason, as Zach Lowe reports that the team will clear out the rest of Hinkie’s analytics management team by the end of August. The report from league sources came […] Philadelphia 76ers: Reminiscence...
Via Section215
23 hours ago

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
13 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
14 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
14 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
17 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
18 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
20 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
21 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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