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NBA Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Could Miss Out on Nicolas Batum

In NBA Rumors, the Philadelphia 76ers could miss out on Nicolas Batum in free agency if the Golden State Warriors don’t get Kevin Durant. The NBA Rumors are officially beginning to fly now that the NBA Finals and NBA Draft are both over. For the Philadelphia 76ers, it’s a big offseason, and that’s part of the […] NBA Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Could Miss Out on Nicolas Batum...
Via The Sixer Sense
7 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Sign Extra Rookies Following NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a few undrafted free agent rookies following the conclusion of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Philadelphia 76ers are once again taking advantage of the luxuries that come along with being in the offseason — adding a few extra players to their roster that is beginning to take shape. Instead of being […] Philadelphia 76ers Sign Extra Rookies Following NBA...
Via The Sixer Sense
10 hours ago

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
10 hours ago

3 Shooters The Philadelphia 76ers Can Surround Ben Simmons With

Philadelphia 76ers shooting specialists just didn’t cut it last year. There’s no doubt the Sixers will bring in new faces to surround Ben Simmons with. Shooting specialists like Nik Stauskas and Isaiah Canaan just didn’t cut it for the Philadelphia Sixers in the 2015-2016 season, and there’s no doubt they will be looking to bring in […] 3 Shooters The Philadelphia 76ers...
Via The Sixer Sense
12 hours ago

2016 NBA Draft grades: How experts grade Ben Simmons, Sixers

The Sixers earned almost universal high-marks for the selection of Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Here's a look at how the top NBA analysts and publications have graded the Simmons selection and the 76ers' draft haul.
Via NJ.com
14 hours 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
1 day ago

No matter position, Simmons centerpiece of 76ers' offense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) No matter what position he ends up playing, Ben Simmons is going to be the centerpiece of the Philadelphia 76ers' offense. ''He's a facilitator, a distributor and he's going to have the ball in his hands a lot,'' said Bryan Colangelo, the team's president of basketball operations. ''He's going to make everyone on the floor better. He's going to make our entire...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Colangelo explains why 76ers didn't make NBA Draft night trade

Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo explained just how close the team came to striking a deal during Thursday night's NBA Draft.   The Sixers landed the prize of Thursday's NBA Draft after choosing LSU forward Ben Simmons No. 1 overall, but some were disappointed the team wasn't able to land more via a blockbuster trade...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Sixers Draft Pick Furkan Korkmaz Competed in a Dunk Contest Dressed as Darth Vadar

Furkan Korkmaz, whom the Sixers drafted 26th overall, is a sharpshooting guard who still needs to develop. But – and I do apologize for this in advance – the Force is with him. From SI.com: 76ers first-round pick Furkan Korkmaz could’ve spiced up the draft if he wanted to, especially if he dug into his costume closet. Korkmaz, who selected No. 16, once competed in a dunk contest...
Via Crossing Broad
1 day ago

2016 NBA Draft Grades: Sixers Come Out On Top

The grades are in, and Philadelphia is graduating at the top of their class. In his first draft as Sixers general manager, the majority of opinions seem to be that Bryan Colangelo knocked it out of the park. Both Kyle and I sung his praises in our reaction pieces to Philadelphia's selections of Ben Simmons, Timothe Luwawu, and Furkan Korkmaz, and it seems as though we're not alone...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Sign Undrafted Rookie James Webb III

After a successful draft night, the Philadelphia 76ers have announced they have signed undrafted rookie James Webb III. The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for versatility, and they continue that trend by signing undrafted rookie James Webb III, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. James Webb III is a versatile wing that can be a factor […] Philadelphia 76ers Sign Undrafted Rookie...
Via Section215
1 day ago

2016 NBA Draft Grades And Analysis

The Philadelphia 76ers accomplished their goals in the 2016 NBA Draft, but how did they fare with each individual pick? The Philadelphia 76ers were the most talked about team leading up to the draft. Not necessarily involving the top pick, but how they would build around the whom they select first overall and how the […] Philadelphia 76ers: 2016 NBA Draft Grades And Analysis -...
Via Section215
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers take LSU's Simmons with the No. 1 pick in NBA draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted. He'll wear a team uniform for real soon enough. With the great hope he can lift one of the worst franchises in professional sports, the Philadelphia 76ers took Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Simmons, the 6-foot-10, 242-pound forward out...
Via Associated Press
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's No. 1? 76ers have LSU's Simmons in sight in NBA draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons may as well have walked right into a Philadelphia 76ers pep rally when he took a seat on ''The Tonight Show'' stage. The Philly-born band The Roots serenaded Simmons with the team's catchy anthem they play at every home game, a decades-old tune with a chorus where the fans belt out: ''1-2-3-4-5-Sixers.'' Simmons and host Jimmy Fallon shared some bites...
Via Associated Press
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
4 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers considering picking Jamal Murray No. 1 overall?

The Sixers aren’t about to let conventional wisdom stand in the way of their quest to return to respectability in the Eastern Conference. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, some within the Sixers organization think that former Kentucky guard Jamal Murray has the highest upside of any prospect in this year’s draft class, and the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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