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Joel Embiid already recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, but Joel Embiid is already laying the groundwork for bringing the Milwaukee Bucks star to the Philadelphia 76ers.According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Antetokounmpo said he spoke with Embiid during the All-Star break and heard a brief pitch.“He told me I should trust the process and come...
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Breaking down the Sixers’ remaining schedule

The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-25 at the break. Their first half schedule was one of the toughest in the NBA, but the second half figures to be easier. We should get a sense of how good this team really is. The Philadelphia 76ers are beginning to stabilize their place in the playoff...
Via The Sixer Sense
2 hours ago

Sixers mailbag: What if Paul George joins in free agency?

With the season’s final stretch upon us, let’s dive into some questions surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers sit at 30-25, trailing the fourth-seeded Wizards by two games. That’s also the most wins the Sixers have accumulated in a single season since Brett Brown...
Via The Sixer Sense
4 hours ago

WATCH: Joel Embiid Favorite Memory | All Star 2018 (2.18.18)

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WATCH: Joel Embiid's Best Skills | All Star 2018

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WATCH: Ben Simmons | Rising Stars Media Availability (2.16.18)

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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading every Sixers player at the All-Star break

The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-25 at the break. How has each individual player fared? By most standards, the Philadelphia 76ers have exceeded (reasonable) expectations this season. Despite being one of the league’s younger teams, they’re just two games out of fourth place in the Eastern...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 day ago

Former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie routinely contacted by NBA execs for advice

Sam Hinkie has been out of a job for almost two years now, but his sage advice is still very much in demand apparently.Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher reported on Tuesday that NBA owners and executives routinely contact the former Philadelphia 76ers GM for advice.Per Bucher: Sources both close to Hinkie and around the league said owners and executives routinely reach out to him for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin responds to JJ Redick racial slur controversy

It didn’t take Jeremy Lin, the only Chinese player currently in the NBA, long to weigh in about JJ Redick’s poor choice of words about the league’s New Year’s greeting.Chinese media company Tencent produced a video that featured a number of NBA players, including Lin, Spencer Dinwiddie and D’Angelo Russell, in which they provided unscripted takes in wishing fans a happy Chinese New...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiago Splitter announces retirement

Veteran NBA big man Tiago Splitter has decided to retire, he announced in an interview with SporTV (hat tip to HoopsHype).Splitter, 33, has been slowed by injuries over the last two years, having been particularly bothered by hip issues. He underwent surgery on his right hip approximately two years ago, but says he was recently told by doctors that in order to continue playing, he...
Via Hoops Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Redick apologizes for perceived racial slur

JJ Redick is issuing a mea culpa after uttering a perceived racial slur.In a post to his official Twitter page on Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers guard apologized after he appeared to use a derogatory term for Chinese people in a Chinese New Year-themed video. In his statement, Redick said that he meant to say “NBA Chinese fans” but tried to change it mid-sentence to “NBA fans in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid has interesting strategy to win All-Star MVP

Joel Embiid will be starting in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game for “Team Stephen.” He’ll share a starting lineup with distance shooters like Stephen Curry and James Harden. But that may not keep the Philadelphia 76ers center from attempting plenty of deep shots on his own.Embiid was asked how he could win the game’s MVP. Relaying a conversation he had with coach Mike D’Antoni, Embiid...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers trailed the Miami Heat by 24 points early in the third quarter and seemed poised for a letdown night with Joel Embiid sitting to rest a sore ankle. Instead of laying down, the 76ers slowly clawed back into the game by ratcheting up their defensive efforts. Those efforts, along with complete and utter domination on the boards and some timely...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Markelle Fultz sit out the entire season due to shoulder injury?

The first pick of this year’s draft played in four games to begin the season, but that may be the only action he sees on the court.Sixers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz has been dealing with a shoulder injury which has significantly hampered his shooting form, and the team could look to protect their future star by shutting him down until next season. We’ve seen Fultz shoot free...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Fultz may not return this season

While the Sixers are in the running for a playoff berth this year after bottoming out for multiple seasons, the status of No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz continues to cast a dark cloud over a fairly sunny season in Philadelphia. Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo admitted that it’s possible Fultz won’t play again in...
Via Hoops Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers, Celtics stand pat at deadline

The trade deadline has come and gone and while there’s always the faint possibility that news of other moves leaks out, two Atlantic Division teams seemingly receptive to making moves have opted against any shakeups.Per Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers did not make any deals today. Similarly, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania tweets that the Celtics elected to stand...
Via Hoops Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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