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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...
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1 hour ago

Ben Simmons’ Cousin, Who Was in NY for the Draft, Was Killed in a Hit-And-Run in Hoboken

Well this is terrible. From ESPN.com: A cousin of Ben Simmons who was with the No. 1 pick at Thursday night’s NBA draft was killed in a hit-and-run early Saturday morning in New Jersey. Police in Hoboken said Zachary Simmons, 21, was hit by a black SUV at around 3:30 a.m. ET, according to CBS New York. The victim’s mother, Monique Steele, identified Zachary Simmons as the...
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3 hours 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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Philadelphia 76ers Should Expect All Draft Picks To Play This Year

Despite Pre-Draft concerns that Philadelphia 76ers would stash late first round draft pick, don’t rule out both playing this season. This is a wild ride for the Philadelphia 76ers fans right now.  No pre-draft chatter resembles anything we are experiencing right now.   We were led to believe that either Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel would […] Why Philadelphia 76ers Should...
Via The Sixer Sense
13 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
1 day 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 ...
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1 day 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
1 day 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

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
2 days 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
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...
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2 days 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...
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2 days 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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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
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
10 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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Was the “process” worth it for the Philadelphia 76ers?

The 2016 NBA Draft is only a few weeks away and the Philadelphia 76ers have the number one overall pick. This is the culmination of the past three dismal seasons that the 76ers had to go through. This is the culmination of the infamous “process” that Sam Hinkie brought to the team. But Sam Hinkie is gone, so you really have to ask the question of whether this whole rebuilding...
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15 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
17 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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