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Have Philadelphia 76ers Overlooked Small Forward?

This off-season, the Philadelphia 76ers have added players to center, power forward, shooting guard and point guard. But so far, the small forward position has remain unaddressed. Is this merely timing, or have the Philadelphia 76ers overlooked that vital position this off-season? Competition for a roster spot can be very good. Good in that it […] Have Philadelphia 76ers Overlooked...
Via The Sixer Sense
5 hours ago

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Undervalued Veterans Of Philadelphia 76ers

Despite a difficult season, these returning players are young and improving. But most of all, they are undervalued players for the Philadlephia 76ers The roster of the Philadelphia 76ers will be a roster filled with competition, challenge, and intrigue. While many fall into the trap of “it’s always greener on the other side of the […] The Undervalued Veterans Of Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
8 hours ago

The Philadelphia 76ers Will Get Richer in 2017

After finally assembling a young core that will play together, two potential lottery picks await in 2017 for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bryan Colangelo-era is off to a terrific start for the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to patience in free agency, the drafting of Ben Simmons, and the arrival of Dario Saric. With a plethora of […] The Philadelphia 76ers Will Get Richer in 2017 - The...
Via The Sixer Sense
10 hours ago

Manu Ginobili talks interest in 76ers before sticking with Spurs

For Manu Ginobili, the Philadelphia 76ers were much more than a leverage piece for more money. It seems odd to think Ginobili might have signed with the rebuilding 76ers as opposed to sticking with the San Antonio Spurs, but it almost happened—which maybe isn’t that surprising considering this is the summer where Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade...
Via The Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Best Of The Rest: Three Potential Free Agents For The Sixers

Some potential final pieces to fill out the Sixers roster. The Philadelphia 76ers are currently sitting at the maximum allotment of players they are allowed to bring to training camp, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the team is done making roster moves. Jerami Grant and Nik Stauskas both performed poorly during their brief stint at Las Vegas Summer League, and could be losing...
Via Liberty Ballers
11 hours ago

Is the 2017 NBA All-Star game coming to Philadelphia?

Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf makes a play to host the NBA 2017 All-Star Game in Philadelphia. The NBA pulled the event from Charlotte, NC because of the city's anti-LGBT legislation. News broke Thursday night that the NBA decided to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC because of the state's anti-LGBT legislation. In turn, Gov...
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

What Happens to the Roster Now?

With the addition of two first round draft picks as well as three free agent signings and, finally, the arrival of Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, the Philadelphia 76ers roster is bloated with 18 players. What happens now? On July 15th, Philadelphia 76ers twitter was in a fervor. Croatian star Dario Saric was in Philadelphia, […] Philadelphia 76ers: What Happens to the Roster Now...
Via Section215
15 hours ago

Signing Dion Waiters Won’t Make Sense

The Philadelphia 76ers shouldn’t be tempted to sign hometown kid Dion Waiters, as it restricts them from continuing their timeline. The overdrawn topic of whether the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in signing Philly native Dion Waiters has been dragging out with the same rhetorics of “does he deserve a max contract” or “why not take […] Philadelphia 76ers: Signing Dion...
Via Section215
1 day ago

2017 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0

The Philadelphia 76ers will have their eyes on the upcoming NBA Draft, even with their 2016 1st overall pick Ben Simmons having yet to step foot on the NBA court. The Philadelphia 76ers, even with their good offseason and Ben Simmons, will be a lottery team this coming season. With the top-3 protected Los Angeles […] Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0 - Section 215...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives & Negatives of Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League

Summer League is watched by only the truest of fans. Only the most dedicated take 2 hours out of their summer day to watch a game in which arguably 10% of players on the floor will make the league. You know I absolutely tuned in. Summer League is a league for improvement and a first look at some of the bright new stars in the NBA. How did the 76ers fare? A lot of Ben Simmons coming...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers believe future could be bright after dismal seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Without playing a game, the 76ers will still spend this summer in the cellar. No, not because of their offseason. No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons has created a stir in Philly that has the Sixers stealing lazy summer headlines for the first time in years. Dario Saric's arrival from a Turkish league after two years overseas was greeted with cameras and fans mobbing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas criticizes Ben Simmons for resting during summer league

Ben Simmons didn’t play in the Philadelphia 76ers’ Las Vegas Summer League game on Wednesday, and you can count Isiah Thomas among those who weren’t happy at that. Thomas, who was doing color commentary for NBA TV’s broadcast of the game, was critical of the decision, going as far as to chastise Simmons for not playing and needing a rest after such a brief summer league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers sign prospect Saric 2 years after draft-night trade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal. Saric was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft and he was quickly traded to the Sixers for Elfrid Payton. The 22-year-old Saric, a 6-foot-10, 243-pound power forward, played...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers biggest loss on Thursday had no score

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers lost a close game to the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 84-81 in the Las Vegas Summer League. While the loss knocked them out of tournament play, it wasn’t close to their biggest loss of the day. Jerami Grant and Ben Simmons both sat out during the game, watching it from the end of the bench with Jahlil Okafor. However, the biggest missing...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas rips Ben Simmons for sitting out games in Summer League

Isiah Thomas is not impressed with Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers decided to rest Simmons in the club’s fourth Summer League game and Thomas wasn’t too pleased with the decision. “He should be playing tonight. You’ve got people coming into the building, they want to watch him play.  He’s a rookie. Taking selfies and signing autographs, I mean you’re 19. Earn...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Sixers ‘absolutely not’ comfortable with three centers

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo made the clearest assessment yet of the team’s plans for their three young big men — namely, somebody’s getting traded. Colangelo told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday that the team isn’t comfortable having Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid all on the roster. He also said, however, that the Sixers wouldn’t make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers can’t win if Ben Simmons won’t shoot threes

Ben Simmons has looked amazing running the Philadelphia 76ers’ offense throughout the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues. Through four games, Simmons is averaging 10.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists while dazzling fans with his artful passes. His play throughout the summer league has gotten Sixers’ fans excited for the team’s future. It’s not often that a player, even...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) July 11, 2016 Which one is it? Source please confirm...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers rookie Simmons dazzles in NBA Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers recently finished up their final game in the Utah Summer League, and one thing that stood out the most was the impressive skill set of Ben Simmons. Simmons showed why he deserved to be the number one overall pick in the NBA draft, but he still has some things that he has to work on. The one thing that really was impressive about Simmons was his passing...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers forward Dario Saric may remain overseas

It was just recently that it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that young international sensation Dario Saric would be joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming NBA season. That no longer seems to be the case. Citing sources close to the situation, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Friday that the former lottery pick may in fact remain in Turkey, primarily due...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers to play Ben Simmons at point guard

Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie may be gone, but the new regime is already making decisions that could affect the development of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. Head coach Brett Brown said the team plans to play the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Simmons at point guard in the future. And he was very clear: Not point forward, point guard. “When I say point guard I mean point guard,” Brown...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: 76ers will play Ben Simmons at point guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has lofty expectations for No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons in the coming years. Among other things, he says he expects Simmons to play point guard, though he made it clear that won’t be happening this upcoming season. “He would be all over the place,” Brown said, per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “It seems quite reckless to...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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