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Pistons edge 76ers, 109-103

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Detroit (5-2) was missing three rotation members -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Jennings and Jodie Meeks -- while the Sixers (2-6) used a rag-tag roster in the final preseason game...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Showdown: 76ers vs Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will wrap up a fairly successful preseason by challenging the Philadelphia 76ers at the Palace tonight at 7:30 PM ET. At this point it is unclear whether the Pistons will come back from disappointment to impress their fan base. The same question lies with the Sixers, whose miserable 2013 season surrounded them with an aura of hopelessness. Both teams await new...
Via The League News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers Michael Carter-Williams Eying November 13 Return

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been out since May after having surgery on his right shoulder, but he remains optimistic of returning to the team for this season on November 13. According to ESPN, the Sixers could hold Carter-Williams a bit back. General manager Sam Hinkie has had the team in all-out tank mode since last season, and signs show he’s going...
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carter-Williams targets Nov. 13 for return

The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Michael Carter-Williams established Nov. 13 as the target date for Carter-Williams' return, ESPN.com reported Thursday. Carter-Williams, last season's Rookie of the Year, had shoulder surgery in May. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds for the 76ers last season. Even if Carter-Williams is ready to play Nov. 13, it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams Targets Return From Shoulder Injury On Nov. 13

Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have a target return date of Nov. 13 against the Dallas Mavericks, according to a source. Carter-Williams has been out since May after surgery on his right shoulder. Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds for the 76ers team that finished with the second-worst record in the NBA last season. While Carter...
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

TC14: Question No. 10

The 76ers stand at 2-5 this preseason and matchup with the improved Detroit Pistons lies ahead on Thursday night.  After missing 3 games because of a respiratory infection, it appears Nerlens Noel (8.7 points & 8.7 rebounds per this preseason) will return to the lineup vs. the Pistons and look to scrape more of the rust of his game.  As Brett Brown’s “all of October”...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The NBA Is Changing Its Draft System

A tanking epidemic has been the bogeyman of the NBA’s draft lottery system for the last year or so. The Philadelphia 76ers’ committment...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Philadelphia 76ers: Rising Down

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2247" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2014/03/Michael-Carter-Williams-dejected-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Michael Carter-Williams by Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that...
Via Hoops Manifesto
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1 overall pick, only perfected the pursuit. The strategy of Philadelphia general manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers should be even worse than last season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Name a starter for the Philadelphia 76ers. Go ahead, we'll wait. Nerlens Noel? The rookie out of Kentucky who missed all of last season as he recovered from a torn ACL? OK, that's one. Thaddeus Young, traded. Evan Turner, traded. Spencer Hawes, traded. Michael Carter-Williams? Great guess. But the NBA rookie of the year is sidelined indefinitely as he recovers...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 3-Ball & This 76ers’ Roster

Yesterday on Philly.com there was a story by Joe Juliano about the 76ers their struggles from behind the 3-point.  In the article/post coach Brown basically acknowledged that the Sixers don’t have the shooters to be successful from deep, but also noted that he will continue to encourage this roster to hoist up 3-point attempts. Here are a couple of interesting quotes by Brown...
Via Philadunkia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Plumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers

NEW YORK (AP) Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. Deron Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten scored 13 points apiece to lead the 76ers. Brooklyn led 68-67 heading into the fourth before Plumlee and Jerome Jordan took over. The pair combined...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers: 2013/14 Record: 19-63Expected Starting LineupNerlens NoelLuc Mbah MouteKJ McDanielsAlexy ShvedMichael Carter Williams Team Overview The Philadelphia 76ers suck. That's not a nice way to start an Atlantic Divison preview, but it's also kind of the only way. How else would you summarize a team that is so bad that it's ownership is actively fighting the...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers season preview: Player projections

Although the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to have a down year, they hope to find a couple of players who can be a part of their master plan in the future. Part three of isportsweb’s season preview of the Sixers identifies some potential bright spots for the Broad Street ballers. Will Nerlens Noel live up to expectations in his rookie season?  Roster Analysis Team Projections...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

You could win $100,000 at a Sixers game this season

Via press release:PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 15, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that SugarHouse Casino has joined the team as an Official Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.“We are proud to add SugarHouse Casino to our growing roster of partners as we work with them in providing our fans with unique assets and events,” said Sixers Chief Revenue Officer Chris...
Via Around the Arc
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6: No name 76ers demolished by Boston 111-91

The Celtics took on a 76ers team tonight in Philadelphia playing with heavy hearts due to the death of draft pick Joel Embiid's brother Arthur.To make matters worse, due to Nerlens Noel's upper respiratory infection, Philadelphia's starting five combined to average 35.4 ppg last season and consisted of:Hollis ThompsonBrandon Davies Henry SimsElliot Williams Tony WrotenThe...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Webber part of group interested in buying Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks haven’t been in the news for many good things lately, but a former NBA star is hoping to change that. Five-time All-Star Chris Webber is part a potential ownership group — dubbed “The Webber Group” — that is interested in buying the Hawks. Webber announced the news via his Twitter account Thursday morning. http://t.co/gQDnrpdngf— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid’s Younger Brother Has Died

The details are sketchy at this time, but Arthur Embiid, the younger brother of Sixers star rookie Joel Embiid, has passed away. Embiid’s brother lived in Cameroon. He died in Africa. In a text from Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, “Joel is devastated.” According to the Sixers, Joel Embiid will not be in attendance for the team’s preseason game tonight against the Celtics in...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What's Going On With Michael Carter-Williams?

Rumor has it that Philadelphia 76ers PG and the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, could miss up to 50 games!  MCW had shoulder surgery back in May, he didn't play all summer, and the Sixers couldn't trade him this offseason.  Things are all starting to make sense!  In his NBA debut, Carter-Williams scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Webber A Part Of Group Interested In Buying Atlanta Hawks

Chris Webber made a lot of money in the NBA as player, and now he’s ready to try his hand at ownership.  Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that C Webb is a part of a group that has interest in purchasing the Atlanta Hawks. Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has registered interest to NBA about buying the Atlanta Hawks, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Thacover2
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TC14: Question No. 9

Last night up in Syracuse the 76ers lost another preseason game and their record fell to 1-3 this month.  Nerlens Noel (12 & 11) and Henry Sims (10 & 7) posted solid performances against the Knicks, but it remains painfully obvious that the 76ers have a great deal to work on.  So as Brett Brown’s “all of October” training camp rolls on, we are going to continue...
Via Philadunkia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Could Revisit Michael Carter-Williams Trade Talks

The Philadelphia 76ers tried hard to trade Michael Carter-Williams around the time of the 2014 NBA Draft, but sources say the player they sought with an acquired pick was unlikely to be available. The 76ers are expected to repeat the exercise in trading Carter-Williams as he recovers from offseason surgery. The 76ers do like Carter-Williams, but point guard is the most replaceable...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers put Michael Carter-Williams on trade block in June

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams won the Rookie of the Year award last season, but that didn't stop the Sixers from offering the youngster around in trade proposals during the draft, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe. Lowe reports the Sixers didn't like the return they were offered for Carter-Williams, but that won't stop them from trying to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MCW: Recovery timetable longer than Sixers said

THIS MIGHT not come as a real surprise, but recent history has shown the 76ers are not very good at giving information on players' injuries - such as those to Andrew Bynum and Nerlens Noel. Now there appears to be a little confusion over the shoulder surgery that has sidelined NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. Just after MCW received his award in May, the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter-Williams Given Longer Actual Recovery Time Than 76ers Released

The Philadelphia 76ers originally announced Michael Carter-Williams' rehab time from a torn labrum as two to four months, but it was actually six to nine months. "Everything but play contact," Williams reiterated on his participation. "I wish I was [playing], but that's doctors' orders. I have to listen to what they say and come back 100 percent. I feel...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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