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Chris Pontius embracing “fresh start” with the Philadelphia Union after long stint at DC United

  It has been a difficult few seasons for Chris Pontius. The talented winger has been out injured a lot and found it difficult to keep up fitness. He started his career with a lot of promise at D.C. United but has been unable to play to his best ability due to injury setback. The player feels that a fresh start with the Philadelphia Union will help kick-start his career and get...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hudson hoops great O'Koren heads Hudson Catholic 2016 HOF class

Hudson County basketball legend Mike O'Koren, a three-time All-America at North Carolina who played eight NBA seasons, headlines Hudson Catholic's 2016 Hall of Fame class. Hudson County basketball legend Mike O'Koren, a three-time All-American at North Carolina who played eight NBA seasons, and five others have been selected to the Hudson Catholic...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green admits to chasing triple-double against Sixers

Prior to Saturday's game between the Warriors and Sixers, you wouldn't have been alone in thinking Golden State would win the game comfortably. However, that wasn't the case as the Warriors needed a three-pointer from Harrison Barnes with less than second to go in regulation to escapee Philadelphia with a 108-105 victory. After leading at halftime 73-54, the Warriors were surprisingly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes' late 3-pointer lifts Warriors over 76ers, 108-105

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining and the Golden State Warriors escaped with a 108-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Klay Thompson had 32 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, who nearly blew a 24-point second-half lead. Draymond Green added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Golden State, which opened...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers were denied chance to talk to Kristaps Porzingis

Agents taking control of their clients’ draft situation is nothing new in sports. Agents are paid to set the demands for teams that wish to draft their client in all sports, from baseball to football to hockey and basketball. The draft process of Kristaps Porzingis was pretty much handled precisely to get him drafted by the New York Knicks, much to the possible chagrin of the...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ish Smith Effect

The Sixers began this season miserably. Everyone expected a poor start by the team considering the injuries to the point guards and Robert Covington. Still, not many anticipated a start that was as disastrous as the 1-30 beginning to this 2015-16 season. The record was horrible but somehow it seemed like the team was playing worse than their record. The Sixers looked lost on both...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers watch Nicki Minaj watch them win

PHILADELPHIA — Nicki Minaj took a seat near the 76ers' bench and watched the worst team in the NBA hit the top of the scoring chart.Well, maybe not.The superstar rapper seemed a bit preoccupied while the Sixers put the ball through the (hoopty hoopty) hoop."Everytime I looked over she was looking at herself in the mirror," guard Nik Stauskas said. "I don't think she was really...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Covington lift suddenly decent 76ers past Phoenix

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ish Smith had 20 points and nine assists and Robert Covington scored 19 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 113-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Once 1-30 on Dec. 23 and challenging for the worst record in NBA history, the Sixers have since gone 6-9 and might not even end up with the worst record in the league. The Sixers led almost the entire...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

For 76ers, this is what 'state-of-the-art' looks like in Camden

The 125,000-square-foot building will be the largest practice facility in the NBA. Watch video CAMDEN -- While it remains a work in progress, the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday released a digital rendering of what its new "state-of-the-art" training facility coming to the Camden waterfront later this year is expected to look...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Potential trade targets

The NBA trade deadline is approaching, and the Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to really shake up the team roster with some trades. The 76ers have accumulated multiple assets in the past few years, including players and draft picks that could be traded next month. Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel will definitely be traded if the 76ers make a trade. Noel and Okafor haven’t connected...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ish Smith: The Ultimate Journeyman Finds a Home

A diminutive point guard out of Wake Forest, Ish Smith has traveled all across the NBA in search of the right team. He has been traded, waived, brought back, traded and waived again by multiple teams. But it appears that Ish Smith has finally found a home, and it’s with the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers. In 2010, Ish Smith went un-drafted, then signed as a free agent with...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers weighing options ahead of trade deadline

The Philadelphia 76ers look like a team that could use a nice trade. Hence why the team’s name continues to pop up in the news with less than a month to go before the February 18 trade deadline. The 76ers have just five wins this year, as in that number after four but before six. Five times the 76ers have walked off the court winners since the end of October while suffering 38...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 'The Simpsons' take shot at the Philadelphia 76ers

If you’re a Philadelphia 76ers player, executive or fan, not even watching an episode of "The Simpsons" is an escape from letting you know your team stinks. The 5-37 Sixers were a punchline on Sunday’s episode “Much Apu About Something.” Homer goes to the Kwik-E-Mart to laugh at “losers” who forgot to buy parade supplies. While there, Superintendent Chalmers tries to...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers to Retire Dolph Schayes’ Number

The Philadelphia 76ers are set to honor the recently deceased Dolph Schayes by retiring his number 4 uniform on Saturday, January 23rd. Schayes was one of the original NBA stars, and really help set the tone for the leagues legitimacy. Nerlens Noel will continue to wear the number 4 on the back of his jersey, however. Noel said: “I take the responsibility of wearing the Sixers...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ish Complicated: How Ish Smith Has Reinvigorated The Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers are finally playing good basketball!Well, kind of.Since acquiring Ish Smith from New Orleans in late December, Philly has won three of its last nine games, an impressive feat considering they managed only one win in their first 31 contests. Smith, the architect of these wins, is a 6'0" career backup who went un-drafted in 2010. On paper he's not exactly...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Jahlil Okafor had gun pointed at his head in October

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor has found himself involved in more than one off-court incident since he was drafted earlier this year, and the details from one of them are quite terrifying. According to an incident report obtained by TMZ, Okafor had a gun pointed at his head outside a nightclub in October. Previous unconfirmed reports indicated that Okafor had a gun drawn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Silver isn’t a fan of 76ers' rebuilding strategy

The 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers are on pace to be a historically awful team, and the franchise’s struggles are a product of purposeful tanking. NBA commissioner Adam Silver isn’t a fan of the strategy. While appearing on FiveThirtyEight’s “Hot Takedown” podcast (h/t Kurt Helin, PBT), Silver responded to a question if, as the commissioner, he is OK with the way Sam Hinkie...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Brown signs two-year extension with Philadelphia 76ers

Front office changes may have hit the Philadelphia 76ers, but coach Brett Brown isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Friday that Brown has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the coach in Philadelphia through the 2018-2019 hoops season. It is an interesting development since there was shuffling in the team's front office...
Via Yardbarker
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers owner wants to sell, buy NFL London franchise

Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris reportedly is interested in selling off his NBA franchise and trading up for the NFL’s first London team, according to Mitch Lawrence of Forbes. “Philadelphia Sixers billionaire owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer are gunning to own the first NFL team in London, industry sources tell Forbes. ‘They’re more interested in getting...
Via Sportsnaut
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo: Sixers’ savior, or more failed process?

Joshua Harris, the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, has no idea what he’s doing. Harris was part of a group of businessmen who purchased the Sixers on the NBA-equivalent of a short sale in 2011—planned perfectly to coincide with lockout—and have found a way, somewhat inexplicably, to take a moribund NBA franchise and make it worse, all in the name of the Process. Is Jerry...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dario Saric expected to play for the 76ers next season

Good news, Philadelphia basketball fans: Help is on the way!Croatian superstar Dario Saric will be joining the 76ers next season, according to his father. Father of Dario Šarić confirmed that his son will play next year for @Sixers . — Vedran Modrić (@vedranmo) December 2, 2015 Saric, the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, has been tentative about joining the Sixers...
Via Yardbarker
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Comedian Hannibal Buress blocks the 76ers on Twitter

It doesn't look like professional sports and Twitter are meshing too well in Philadelphia these days.First, Brandon Graham earned his own hashtag after blocking some unmeasurable number of followers.Then, there was the exchange between the 76ers' account and comedian Hannibal Buress. Please don't tweet me. Blocked. — Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jahlil Okafor fight video No. 2 released

Jahlil Okafor appears to have punched and gone after multiple people during his street brawl outside a Boston nightclub last week. TMZ published some footage last week that allegedly showed the No. 3 overall pick violently shoving one person and sending another to the ground with a punch. You can see that video here. On Wednesday, TMZ released another video that apparently shows...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jahlil Okafor stopped for driving 108 mph

It’s not been a good week for Jahlil Okafor. News broke Sunday morning that the Philadelphia 76ers rookie center was reportedly arrested for driving 108 miles per hour on the Ben Franklin Bridge about three weeks ago, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This news comes just days after it was revealed Okafor had gotten into a street fight with hecklers. During that...
Via Sportsnaut
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

What the eventual arrival of Dario Saric will mean for 76ers

Trust the process. Across social media and the fronts of t-shirts, this is the statement Philadelphians are clinging to. Waiting, sometimes impatiently, for success that hasn't come since A.I. Sam Hinkie has given the team some hope during his tenure, drafting promising players such as Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. However, none of his draft choices have had immediate positive...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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