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Philadelphia 76ers Hire Dr. David T. Martin As Director Of Performance Research & Development

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Via Philly Sports Live
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge proposes Smart, Young for Noel, Covington deal

TNT’s David Aldridge offers up a dozen off-season moves, one of which is a deal between the Celtics and Sixers: 9. The 76ers should trade Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington to Boston for Marcus Smart and James Young An easy, need-based deal for both teams, who doubled up on what they’d done in last year’s Draft with this year’s Draft picks. The Sixers went for Jahlil Okafor...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Philadelphia Sixers' latest horde

​ For the second consecutive year, the Philadelphia 76ers entered the draft with a high lottery pick (No. 3 in both seasons) and a truckload of second-round picks. In 2014, the 76ers had a second lottery pick and five second-round picks, giving them seven in total. But, after four trades on the night of that draft, the 76ers came away with six players in total, plus a future...
Via The Sports Post
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sixers forced to pay $3 mill for not disclosing Holiday injury?

When the Philadelphia 76ers traded Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft day two years ago, a lot of people were caught by surprise. In addition to sending the sixth pick in that year’s draft, Nerlens Noel, the Pelicans yielded a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. Two years later, and it appears the Pelicans are receiving another piece in the trade. According to Keith...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3 million for failing to disclose Holiday's injury history

Two years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers dealt All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for two first-round draft picks that eventually became Nerlens Noel and Dario Saric. Noel sat out his rookie season with a torn ACL and Saric will stay in Europe for at least one more year. But the Pelicans didn't get that great of a haul, either. Holiday has missed 90 games...
Via Fox Sports
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Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3M over Holiday

Report: 76ers paid Pelicans $3M over Holiday
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers’ Okafor: NBA remains a big man’s league

76ers' Okafor: NBA remains a big man's league
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Why They Were NBA Draft Losers

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t draft losers because of who they selected with the 3rd overall pick, Jahlil Okafor. They’re losers because of who they didn’t get: new Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell. For months, it seemed to be a formality that Karl-Anthony...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Which Free Agents Should Philadelphia Re-Sign?

(Dec. 22, 2012 – Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)   By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Whilst it is likely unnecessary, it may as well be made clear at least once in this article: the Philadelphia 76ers are not trying to win next year. That must be taken into consideration when assessing exactly whom they will and will not re-sign for 2015/16. As...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Confusing Draft Results

View image | gettyimages.com Two centers, Three power forwards, and a shooting guard, somehow the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t draft a guard until the 58th Overall Pick. The Sixers selected Jahlil Okafor with the 3rd Overall Pick, making it back to back years of selecting an injury prone center who played one year in the NCAA with the 3rd Overall pick. The pick of Okafor leaves...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid's return to 76ers from broken right foot uncertain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jahlil Okafor's could get a solo turn as the next big man to put the 76ers' fate on his 6-foot-11 frame. Joel Embiid would still like a try to lead them on his own two feet. But his future with the franchise remains very much in doubt. Philadelphia president Sam Hinkie could have put last year's post-draft press conference on replay, with many of the same concerns...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 76ers Draft Review

Well it was another crazy night at the Draft for the Sixers and it was disappointing to many of us. D’Angelo Russell was the guy all along for the Sixers to take with the 3rd Overall pick. In fact, it would be a let down if that didn’t happen. The Timberwolves took Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick and the Lakers were up next with the second pick. Last week it almost...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite a Front Court Loaded with Potential, Don’t Expect to see the 76ers in the Playoffs Anytime Soon

The Philadelphia 76ers are relying on young players like Nerlens Noel to get them back to the post-season. With the 3rd overall pick in last night’s draft, the Philadelphia 76ers took prized Duke center, Jahlil Okafor. At 6-11 and 270 pounds, the Duke prospect has the size, instincts and talent to become a key cog in the 76ers’ game-plan. With the addition of Okafor, the 76ers...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Drafted Jahlil Okafor 3rd Overall in 2015 NBA Draft

Brooklyn NY: The entire basketball came to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night.  The Minnesota Timberwolves  had the number 1 pick after the won the draft lottery by having the worst record in the league this past season which was 16-66. The Los Angeles Lakers had the […]
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers draft C Jahlil Okafor at No. 3

Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY SportsThe Philadelphia 76ers drafted Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Okafor, 6-11, 270 pounds, averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in his only season with the Blue Devils. Aye my boy is in philly with me #AfricanConnection — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 25, 2015 Welcome @JahlilOkafor...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Amused By The Philadelphia Sixers’ Hoarding Of 7-Footers

The Philadelphia 76ers are now the home of the 7-footers.  The Sixers got former Kansas big man Joel Embiid and former Kentucky star Nerlens Noel in previous drafts. And tonight, Philadelphia selected former Duke star Jahlil Okafor.  Philly’s hoarding of big men is amusing to Embiid.  OK……….. Lol — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 25, 2015 The NBA Draft is currently airing on ESPN.
Via College Spun
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76ers select Jahlil Okafor No. 3 overall

As the 2015 NBA Draft rolled on, the Philadelphia 76ers were on the clock with the No. 3 overall pick. Speculation leading up to the draft linked the 76ers to D’Angelo Russell and Kristaps Porzingis. However, that all changed when the Los Angeles Lakers went with the Ohio State guard No. 2 overall rather than selecting Duke standount Jahlil Okafor. As a result, Okafor went No....
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Temple University Extends Head Football Coach Matt Rhule Contract

Philadelphia PA: The rest of the NCAA football teams continues on with their offseason programs to get them ready for the start of the 2015 season, On Thursday, Temple University announced that they have extended the contract of their football coach Matt Rhule for 4 years that would keep him on North Broad Street until […]
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Believed To Have Stayed Within Technical Framework Of CBA

The Philadelphia 76ers are unlikely to face any punishment for possible violations of the "spirit" of the collective bargaining agreement. RealGM's Shams Charania reported this week that the NBPA was investigating the situation. The Sixers have approached their salary-cap requirements from a unique perspective in the last two seasons under Sam Hinkie and stayed within the technical...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 76ers Need to Draft a Guard

  Since 2008 the Philadelphia 76ers have used 5 out of 8 first round draft picks to draft either a Power Forward or Center. Within the last two drafts the Sixers have acquired three big men, two of which have never played an NBA game. The following is a recap of the 76ers most recent big men whom they either drafted or traded for: 2008 – 16th Overall Pick – Marreese Speights...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's a look at five possible Sixers draft picks

The draft is tomorrow night, and the Philadelphia 76ers have a huge decision to make. By the time they're first on the clock, only two players will be off the board, leaving a deep pool of extremely talented prospects to choose from. CBS Philly's Andrew Porter and Ray Boyd focused in on five candidates and their potential fit with the Sixers. Here's a look at what they had to say...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Mourn The Passing Of Legendary Harvey "Super Stat" Pollack

It is with great sadness that the Philadelphia 76ers announce Harvey Pollack, Sixers Director of Statistical Information and t
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers Must Trade Their Way into Another First Round Pick

DENVER, CO – March 25: Nerlens Noel #4 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 25, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) The latest and most prominent buzz surrounding everyone’s favorite tanking debate is who the Philadelphia 76ers are going to take with the 3rd overall...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics offered Smart, picks to 76ers for Noel, No. 3

If a new report is to believed, the Boston Celtics considered trading point guard Marcus Smart less than a year after drafting him sixth overall. In an attempt to move up in this Thursday’s NBA draft, the Celtics offered a package of Smart and the Nos. 16 and 28 picks to the Philadelphia 76ers for center Nerlens Noel and the third overall selection, league executives told the...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Trading For Another Lottery Pick

  (Source: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America) By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… To the disappointment of most Philadelphia fans, and Sam Hinkie, the 76ers missed out on two potential lottery picks this year. Miami getting the 10th pick meant they kept their pick and the Lakers getting pick 2 meant the same for LA. Whilst Philly have plenty of future picks...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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