76ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant Adding More Stops to Tour

In NBA rumors, Kevin Durant is adding more and more teams to meet with regarding free agency. The Philadelphia 76ers have not been mentioned yet. Going into this offseason, Philadelphia 76ers fans knew that expecting Kevin Durant to come and join the team was a long shot. But with certain NBA rumors indicating that Durant […] NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant Adding More Stops to Tour ...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 hour ago

The Philadelphia 76ers: Miracle From Down Under

The Philadelphia 76ers 2016 NBA Draft: Miracle From Down Under The prolific 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey was recently picked up by the The Sydney Morning Herald.  In other words, the first selection of the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, is more than a national story. It is world news because of the “Australian connection.” It’s […] The Philadelphia 76ers: Miracle From...
Via The Sixer Sense
2 hours ago

The Winning Starts Now

With a combined 47 wins over the last 3 seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have been the bottom dwellers of the NBA in that time. With the additions to the team going into this season, it’s safe to say the “process” is dead. Joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time since being drafted this year […] Philadelphia 76ers: The Winning Starts Now - Section 215 - Section 215...
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2 hours ago

Ben Simmons is a Philadelphia 76er

After enduring a terrible season, the odds of the draft lottery and who the first pick would be, Ben Simmons is officially a Philadelphia 76er. The really was no other option here for the 76ers. With Simmons’ skill set and his connection to Brett Brown it was a pick the 76ers had to make. Simmons has all the potential to be a star in the NBA but the 76ers ownership needs to surround...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Top Five Lineups For Philadelphia 76ers

On a 10-72 team, you really can’t expect to find roster combinations with much positive.  Surprisingly, we found five such combinations from various Philadelphia 76ers lineups. The Philadelphia 76ers struggled throughout the 2015-2016 season.   But when these five lineups were in the game, things ran a little more smoothly. There are some things which I […] The Top Five Lineups...
Via The Sixer Sense
13 hours ago

The French Revolution: Sixers add to the wing with Timothe Luwawu

In the days and weeks leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft, all signs pointed to the Philadelphia 76ers taking LSU’s Ben Simmons with the first overall pick. There was no question that the Sixers were going to use the first overall pick on the best player in this year’s draft class. Unlike the first pick, there was uncertainty surrounding the Sixers and what they would do with picks...
Via Total Sports Live
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons' cousin killed in hit-and-run, was at NBA Draft

The days following the NBA Draft are supposed to be filled with celebration and joy for the No. 1 overall pick. Instead, for Ben Simmons, those moments were cut short as a close cousin of his was killed in a hit-and-run incident early Saturday morning. According to reports, Zachary Simmons, a first cousin of Ben, was killed after a car struck him at around 3:30 a.m. in Hoboken,...
Via The Comeback
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Furkan Korkmaz Earns Spot On Turkish National Team Roster

This is the only Furkan whose picture is in our photo database On Sunday, Turkish National Team head coach Ergin Ataman unveiled the roster of 14 players who will travel to Manila in two weeks for one of three FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Included on that list was Furkan Korkmaz, the 18-year-old swingman acquired by the Sixers with the 26th-overall pick in this week’s...
Via Liberty Ballers
23 hours ago

What To Expect From Rest Of Offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers offseason will be one of the most intriguing in the organization’s history, but expectations shouldn’t be high. The Philadelphia 76ers have checked off the boxes in the first leg of the offseason by falling to the top spot in the lottery, then selecting Ben Simmons. The focus will now be on free […] Philadelphia 76ers: What To Expect From Rest Of Offseason...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Ben Simmons' cousin killed in New Jersey hit-and-run

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Family members say the cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, has died after being struck by a car in a New Jersey neighborhood.Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Simmons died after being struck early Saturday while crossing a street in Hoboken. Authorities say the sport utility vehicle that struck the Ramsey man fled the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Trying To Maximize Brett Brown’s Potential

The Philadelphia 76ers are finally giving Brett Brown the team that perfectly fits his offensive scheme, which means they are trying to maximize his potential as a head coach. The Philadelphia 76ers had one of the best draft nights of any team in the 2016 NBA Draft and the team is looking much brighter moving […] Philadelphia 76ers Trying To Maximize Brett Brown’s Potential ...
Via Section215
2 days ago

Sixers' Timothe Luwawu: I Learned to Take Risks, 'Have Some Balls' Playing Overseas

Liberty Ballers got a few minutes to talk Mega Leks and the future with Timothe Luwawu. Speaking with Timothe Luwawu for the first time this afternoon, it was outside the norm seeing him without the pink-and-green of Mega Leks draped all over his body. But despite the new country and and the new uniform he'll wear in Philadelphia, Luwawu seemed confident in his ability to carry...
Via Liberty Ballers
2 days ago

Philadelphia 76ers: draft recap

The Philadelphia 76ers had a good draft in which they addressed some key issues they have faced in the past few seasons. It was disappointing to not see the 76ers trade up in the first round for another lottery pick to address the issues they have at point guard, but they still had a good draft. Here is a recap of the players they took with their three first round selections. Ben...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from the Philadelphia 76ers Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers entered the 2016 NBA draft looking to begin a new era. After compiling assets and losing an embarrassing 199 games over the last three seasons, the Sixers and their fans were looking to end the night with some new players that would help them get back on the right track. With draft night now completed, Sixers fans may now be able to understand where the front...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers pick Simmons with first pick in 2016 NBA Draft

It has been no secret that the Philadelphia 76ers were going to pick LSU forward Ben Simmons with the first pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. On Thursday night they made it official when they selected the LSU Tiger. Simmons averaged 19.2 ppg and 11.8 rpg in his only season with the Tigers. With the 1st pick in the #NBADraft, Philadelphia 76ers select Ben Simmons, SF out of LSU. pic...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers ‘ramping up efforts’ to land Celtics' No. 3 pick

The Boston Celtics have been working hard to find a team that will trade them an impact veteran player for the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, and they may ultimately strike a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. ESPN NBA insiders Chad Ford and Marc Stein are reporting that the Sixers are starting to get more aggressive in their efforts to acquire the No. 3 pick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Ben Simmons reveal on Instagram he’s headed to 76ers?

Ben Simmons may have just provided the scoop of the 2016 NBA Draft with an Instagram post featuring a photo from his workout Tuesday with the Philadelphia 76ers. Reports indicate that Simmons’ workout with the team provided tacit confirmation the team would be selecting him with the first overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The highly touted prospect out of LSU possibly confirmed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers inform Ben Simmons he’ll go number one in draft after workout

The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly informed prospect Ben Simmons that he’s their top choice with the first overall selection ahead of Thursday’s NBA draft, reports Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This morning Philadelphia 76ers informed camp of Ben Simmons he would be taken No. 1 in NBA Draft, league sources tell @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Simmons' 76ers workout indicates team will draft him

Top NBA Draft prospect Ben Simmons worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, per Marc Stein of ESPN, indicating a promise has been made by the team to select him at the top of the draft. Sources say Ben Simmons' workout for the Sixers today is the strongest indication yet Philadelphia has promised to select Simmons at No. 1. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Have Face-To-Face Meeting With Ben Simmons

The speculation continues! After the 76ers held a private workout with Brandon Ingram (also grabbing dinner with Brett Brown and Joel Embiid, as well), there were thoughts that the 76ers’ interest in Ben Simmons was waning. Brandon Ingram seems to fit the Sixers better, so the Sixers hosting him didn’t seem like much of a surprise. However, in a report by ESPN today, the 76ers...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers impressed with Ben Simmons after meeting

The Philadelphia 76ers finally got their face-to-face meeting with Ben Simmons and came away from it impressed by the presumptive No. 1 pick. Marc Stein of ESPN reports the Sixers met up with Simmons in Cleveland Thursday before Game 6 of the NBA Finals. “The Sixers, sources said, came away impressed by the 20 pounds of muscle Simmons is said to have added to his physique since...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor talks about hearing his name in trade rumors

Rumors around the NBA world will be heating up soon as the league prepares for this month’s draft. A lot of the rumors thus far have surrounded the possibility that the Philadelphia 76ers may be looking to move last year’s lottery pick Jahlil Okafor. Speaking on a ton of topics with Basketball Insiders Alex Kennedy on Wednesday, the former Duke standout touched on these rumors...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons is not planning to work out for the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers aren't technically on the clock, but they are in the driver's seat for this month's NBA Draft. The Sixers hold the No. 1 pick and are expected to take former LSU star Ben Simmons.But despite the 76ers' interested in the versatile forward, it appears the feeling is not mutual. Simmons is not expected to work out for Philly ahead of the June 23 draft."As of this...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Big Man Should the Philadelphia 76ers Trade?

Logjam: It’s the perfect word to describe the rotation of the Philadelphia 76ers big men. They say you can’t ever have too much of a good thing, but the 76ers have put themselves in a weird spot with their power forwards and centers. If the Sixers draft Ben Simmons #1, and have Dario Saric come over from Turkey as he is expected to do, the 76ers will have 6 players at 6 foot...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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