76ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dikembe Mutombo: Joel Embiid is ‘like my son’

The kinship of Philadelphia 76ers big men runs rather deep.Retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo told Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that he sees star Sixers center Joel Embiid like a son and prays daily for the 23-year-old and his healing. Mutombo presumably sees a lot of himself in Embiid — both of them were born and raised in Africa before going on to attend college...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 things that need to happen for the Philadelphia 76ers to make the playoffs

Improvement is finally in sight.  Tanking should be over.  The Philadelphia 76ers’, and Sam Hinkie’s, plan of being terrible to acquire assets and cap space has accomplished just that.  The Sixers have a plethora of young talent in Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric.  They had enough cap space to lure J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson to Philadelphia. ...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch Markelle Fultz drain no-look, half-court shots, as he’s already fun to watch

There’s a lot of pressure that comes along with being the first overall pick in the NBA draft.And nowadays, it also entails speaking with the media as well and connecting with brands fairly often before even playing a meaningful game at the NBA level.Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft, has been shooting some promos, showing off his trick-shot skills.For your viewing...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Announce Season Opener, Confirm Christmas Day Game

More highlights from the upcoming season’s schedule were released tonight including a second consecutive national TV appearance on opening night Coming on the heels of the 76ers officially announcing a home game in London, the Sixers have officially announced that the team would play on Christmas Day for the first time since the 2001-02 season and also announced the team’s season...
Via Liberty Ballers
6 days ago

Philadelphia 76ers have great reply to Mike Trout wearing team gear

The Philadelphia 76ers enjoy having Mike Trout in their court.Trout’s Los Angeles Angels headed from Anaheim to Seattle on Thursday after beating the Orioles earlier in the day. The team decided to do a basketball-themed road trip where all the players dressed in basketball uniforms.Trout, who is from New Jersey and a fan of Philadelphia sports teams, donned his Sixers gear and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor admits he has thought about possibility of playing elsewhere

Many are surprised that Jahlil Okafor has lasted this long in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, and that apparently includes even Okafor himself.Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, the 21-year-old big man was asked if he has thought about the possibility of playing in another city.“I have,” Okafor said, per Tom Moore of GateHouse Media. “I hear trade rumors and stuff like that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Summer League Storyline | JJ Redick & Amir Johnson

Behind the scenes at JJ Redick and Amir Johnson's official team introduction in Las Vegas.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers News: Jahlil Okafor says a new situation might be best for him

He’s probably right. We haven’t seen or heard a whole lot from Jahlil Okafor this offseason, though silence from the young big man isn’t anything new. He’s a soft-spoken guy who tends to just go about his business, and his willingness to do so has been admirable during the toughest stretch of his basketball life. But who can blame him for thinking about other opportunities...
Via Liberty Ballers
8 days ago

Nik Stauskas’ days are numbered in Philadelphia

With the roster rapidly improving, Nik Stauskas‘ role with the Philadelphia 76ers is quickly dissipating. Nik Stauskas’ time with the Philadelphia 76ers has been interesting. Once a highly-touted lottery pick, the former Kings draftee has struggled to find his footing at the professional level. He got off to a rough start in Sacramento, and has come […] Nik Stauskas’ days...
Via The Sixer Sense
9 days ago

Alternate Sixers History: Philadelphia drafts Josh Jackson and trades for Kyrie Irving

A look into a world where the Philadelphia 76ers drafted Josh Jackson instead of Markelle Fultz. The Philadelphia 76ers were on the cusp of completing one of the most monumental trades in their franchise’s history. It was being reported everywhere that the Celtics and Sixers were in advanced discussions in a deal for the number […] Alternate Sixers History: Philadelphia drafts...
Via The Sixer Sense
9 days ago

Philadelphia 76ers fans face another NBA team hiring Sam Hinkie

Philadelphia 76ers fans admire the courage of former executive Sam Hinkie in his long-term view of rebuilding. But as the team enters a season bursting with optimism, fans face the knowledge someday another NBA team will hire Sam Hinkie The challenge of any sport is attempting to replace a legend.  Fans of Philadelphia professional sports […] Philadelphia 76ers fans face another...
Via The Sixer Sense
10 days ago

WATCH: Jonah Bolden, Mathias Lessort | Summer League Review

Jonah Bolden's and Mathias Lessort's Summer League Review as narrated by Brian Seltzer.
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Furkan Korkmaz | FIBA U20 European Championship Highlights vs Montenegro

Furkan Korkmaz records 11 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes vs Montenegro.
Via YouTube
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Did LeBron troll the world with Ben Simmons birthday tweet?

The Internet was whipped up into a veritable frenzy earlier this week when Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons shot out a cryptic tweet directed at LeBron James. And now it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is perhaps engaging in some social media chicanery in light of it all.Simmons turned 21 Thursday and received tweeted well wishes from the 76ers organization and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why J.J. Redick Is A Perfect Fit For The Process

J.J. Redick signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers for $23 million, just about the amount he made in the past four years combined for the Los Angeles Clippers. While that may seem pricey for a 33-year-old shooting guard, the 76ers got a steal, as Redick fills a huge hole in their promising young roster.  In today's run-and-gun league, the 76ers struggled miserably at...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kwame Brown blames Sixers medical staff for early end to career

As the first high-school player to ever be drafted No. 1 overall, Kwame Brown entered the NBA with some serious pressure on his broad shoulders. And though his career did last 12 years, it wasn’t filled with highlights, playoff victories or championships. Instead, he’s always going to be remembered as a guy who didn’t live up to the hype.For what it’s worth, Brown averaged...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' cryptic Miami pics on Instagram mean nothing

LeBron James has long demonstrated a mastery of posting cryptic messages on social media that may mean something significant or more likely nothing at all. Either way, it always prompts rampant speculation and amateurish psychoanalysis. And the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was recently back at it with his cryptic ways.James took to Instagram to post two photos from Miami in which...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball issues scathing retort to Joel Embiid

The feud between LaVar Ball and Joel Embiid doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. In fact, it might just be heating up.As most are likely aware, Embiid participated in some rather pointed trolling on draft night after Ball said the Lakers were a playoff team following his son’s selection at No. 2 overall. Then he got into some hot water after using a naughty word to...
Via Sportsnaut
July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: Sixers 'definitely' will make playoffs in 2017-18

Former Philadelphia 76ers forward and NBA legend Charles Barkley is buying the hype surrounding his old team in a big way.Now with TNT as an analyst and in-house funny guy, Barkley echoes what we’ve heard from Joel Embiid and rookie Markelle Fultz. He sees the Sixers making the playoffs. And we’re not talking about in a couple of years. He says they will ‘definitely’ make...
Via Sportsnaut
July 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Is It Smart to Make Ben Simmons the Point Guard?

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has been saying the 6’10” Ben Simmons will be his starting point guard from the beginning.  Recently, Simmons has stated he also sees himself as a starting point guard.  It looks like the rumors are true in spite of the fact the Sixers just drafted a point guard, Markelle Fultz, with the first pick in the draft a few weeks ago.  It...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Trust The Optionality: Philadelphia 76ers Preview

For the first time in a long time, the Philadelphia 76ers enter the season with theoretical optionality at every position on their roster. Emphasis on theoretical. The Markelle Fultz high ankle sprain serves as an all too harsh reminder of how fine the line is between hope and despair. Throughout “The Process” every single highly touted prospect had their debut delayed by...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Utah Summer League review

The Philadelphia 76ers recently finished up their stint at the Utah Summer League with a win and two losses. Although most of the players who played for the Sixers in those games probably won’t make the team’s roster, some players stood out. Markelle Fultz is the first player who stood out for the Sixers. Fultz, this year’s first overall draft pick, played in all but one of...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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