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Philadelphia Sixers Want To Continue Losing

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — The Philadelphia 76ers have no shame. According to multiple reports, the Sixers are strongly objecting to the NBA’s plans to implement a draft lottery reform prior to the start of the 2015 season. The league wants to remove some of the incentive to playing awful — multiple teams were accused of tanking this season in order to win the Wiggins/Parker sweepstakes...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Mullens Signs With Shanxi Zhongyu

Byron Mullens has signed a contract with Shanxi Zhongyu in China. Mullens is the third foreign player to round out Shanxi's roster. Mullens signed wiht the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason and was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers before the NBA trade deadline.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Summer School: Nerlens Noel

There is no denying that the relationships between NBA players on and off-the-court has changed over the last 15 years.  In this era of AAU basketball, powerhouse sports agents, mega sneaker contracts and social media, the majority of today’s NBA stars are well connected to each other and former players.  Thus, they have no problem texting an on-the-court rival for advice or...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Reportedly Not Interested In New NBA Draft Lottery System

The theme of the past few years for the Philadelphia 76′ers seemed to be; put bare minimum talent on the hardwood, and try to compete for a top draft spot in June. Well, apparently, I might not have been too off-base with that observation. The NBA held its annual meetings in Las Vegas last week, and one of the topics discussed was changes to the draft lottery system. Reportedly...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers reportedly fighting proposed changes to NBA lottery system

Check out the original article from Philly.com here.--The NBA has discussed altering its draft lottery system as soon as next season, but they are reportedly receiving some resistance from the team that such a move may affect the most, according to ESPN. The 76ers, who are facing another struggle of a season in 2014-15, are fighting changes that would balance the lottery odds and...
Via Around the Arc
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Philadelphia 76ers Fighting Proposed NBA Draft Lottery Changes

After declaring last season’s last-place finish a “huge success,” the Philadelphia 76ers now appear to be fighting the NBA’s efforts to prevent another similarly unmitigated Sixers victory. The Sixers have mounted “strong objection” to the league instituting changes to the draft lottery system, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday, citing multiple sources....
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Philadelphia 76ers: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer A Hoopstuff… The Philadelphia 76ers certainly have plenty of individuals to choose from to be in their starting 5. Unfortunately for them, the talent on their roster isn’t strong and it is hard to even pick the best starting 5 for them to win. PG – Michael Carter-Williams – There is no debate...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love. The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction. Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Summer School: Tony Wroten

There is no denying that the relationships between NBA players on and off-the-court has changed over the last 15 years.  In this era of AAU basketball, powerhouse sports agents, mega sneaker contracts and social media, the majority of today’s NBA stars are well connected to each other and former players.  Thus, tey have no problem texting an on-the-court rival for advice or...
Via Philadunkia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Minnesota interested in Thaddeus Young

At this point it's unclear how close we are to a resolution in the Kevin Love saga, but we've heard plenty of rumors in the meantime. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers may be finding themselves in the thick of things.Stein reports that the Wolves have interest in Sixers forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Love should they decide to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota eyes Thaddeus Young

The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, while continuing to discuss trade proposals that would send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, have been exploring their options for acquiring Young from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel will be reunited on court this season for the Sixers

Finally. Nerlens Noel had to sit on the sideline for a season, but after over a year of anticipation, he made his debut this summer and showed signs. Good signs.Sixers' reigning Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, and Noel were AAU teammates back in the day in Boston, and come late October, they will be reunited on the hardwood as they both suit up for the Sixers.The...
Via Around the Arc
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade

The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there are going to be more ants circling the picnic," one front-office...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers reportedly interested in Dion Waiters, again

Check out the full, original article from Philly.com here.The Sixers just can't shake these Dion Waiters rumors.--Once again, the Sixers and Philadelphia native Dion Waiters are linked together. According to a report from Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Sixers are interested in acquiring the shooting guard from Cleveland. The Cavaliers are actively trying to land Kevin Love...
Via Around the Arc
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Legends of Summer…76ers Style

Long before the NBA’s marketing juggernaut placed it’s time, money and television network fully behind the Orlando Pro Summer League and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the only time a hoop head like me got to watch his favorite pro ballers in the off-season was on the rare occasion where one of them would drop in for a run at the local summer Pro Am.   Back in the day...
Via Philadunkia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius?

Philadelphia 76ers: Is Sam Hinkie Lucky Or A Genius? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The man who runs the 76ers, Sam Hinkie is either lucky or a genius. There is no middle. Which one is he? Let me walk you through this, but I am leaning towards lucky and clueless. Yes he seems to be an excellent drafter, but was it luck? In the Michael Carter Williams draft, he...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM5: ‘Chip Dreams End

The double tank may be on for the 76ers, but the team’s bid to be crowned double summer league champs came to an end last night after a slow start to the 4th quarter produced 79–68 loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Summer Sixers were led by Jordan McRae who scored 25 points on 7 of 8 shooting and 10 – 10 from the charity stripe. Nerlens Noel posted 14 points on 5-13 shooting...
Via Philadunkia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid's surgeon optimistic about center's future

The Philadelphia 76ers went into the off season with more questions than answers following a dismal 19-win season, which included a 26-game losing streak. The Sixers have had solid play in the summer league from Nerlens Noel. The hope is that Noel, along with Michael Carter-Williams and this year's first round draft pick Joel Embiid, that the Sixers have something to build upon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM4: Crush and Advance

Despite not having Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae — all out with ankle sprains — the Summer Sixers posted a  85-63 win over the Los Angeles Lakers last night to advance in the elimination round of play at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. After a stalemate first quarter (20-20l), Casper Ware and the 76ers summer reserves opened the 2nd qurter with a 16-0...
Via Philadunkia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid humorously hollers at Kim Kardashian on Twitter

Joel Embiid's Kim Kardashian Twitter holler is the best Kanye West diss.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Somehow Has No Idea Who Kim Kardashian Is, Tries To Hit On Her Via Twitter

Joel Embiid has yet to play in the NBA but we’re already starting to fall in love with his social media game. First, he tried to recruit LeBron James to join him on the Philadelphia 76ers then, when that didn’t work, he posted a flurry of hilarious tweets regarding James’ decision to return to Cleveland. This week might have given us our finest Embiid social media moment yet...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid wins ROY on Twitter

Joel Embiid might not suit up for the 76ers this season as he recovers from surgery to repair the navicular bone in his right foot, but for now fans of the team and player have been thoroughly entertained by his Twitter presence in this past month. First, Embiid did his best to try and lure LeBron James to Philly, now Embiid has taken to Twitter to try and lure Kanye West’s wife...
Via Philadunkia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Surgeon: A Return This Year is Possible

photo credit: /Robin Craft/ Flickr.com via Photopin.com NBA- The surgeon who performed surgery on Philadelphia 76ers rookie (C) Joel Embiid said on Wednesday that it’s a possibility that Embiid may still be able to play in the 2014-2015 season. The surgeon, who name is Dr. Richard Ferkel, told reporters “It’s certainly possible that he could come back this season,” Dr. Richard...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBASL GM5: JV Team Takes A Loss

The 76ers brass decided last night to sit Nerlens Noel and with K.J. McDaniels  out because of injury (left ankle sprain), the Summer Sixers reserves got their chance to shine last night.  Unfortunately those members on the roster shot a combined 36% from three and allowed Suns 1st round pick TJ Warren  to post a double-double (28 points and 11 rebs) in a  97-88 Suns Phoenix...
Via Philadunkia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015 NBA Champs’ tattoo on his ass (photo)

A Philadelphia 76ers fan, apparently undeterred by the fact the team suffered through a colossally miserable season during the 2013-14 NBA regular season campaign, staggering to a horrible 19-63 record — the second-worst record in the league — went out and put his money where his, uh, butt is by getting a “2015 National Champs” […] The post Philadelphia 76ers fan gets ’2015...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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