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Jared Cunningham steals show as Cavs stars sit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scottie Wilbekin made a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to 115-114 preseason win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Jahlil Okafor, the No. 3 overall pick of the draft, scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting in his home debut. CAVALIERS: Jared Cunningham led all scorers with 31 points. The 6-foot-4 guard made 8 of 10 shots...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Stauskas Injury Cause for Concern?

The 76ers announced on Monday that shooting guard Nik Stauskas has been diagnosed with a right tibia stress reaction, but will only be sidelined for the next two weeks as a “precautionary” measure.  Brett Brown maintained that despite the injury, Stauskas should be ready for the season opener later this month. After practice yesterday Stauskas himself commented to a group...
Via Philadunkia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another season of looking ahead: Philadelphia 76ers 2015-16 season preview

The 76ers continue to build for the future, which means another season at the bottom of the standings is in store. Last season’s record: 18-64 Key additions: Jahlil Okafor Nik Stauskas Carl Landry Kendall Marshall Key Departures: Jason Richardson Thomas Robinson 2015-16 Outlook: Measuring success with the Philadelphia 76ers depends on how one defines it. If it’s...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Year, Same Low Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers

TARRYTOWN, NY – AUGUST 8: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2015 NBA rookie photo shoot on August 8, 2015 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) It’s year three of the Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie era and not much has changed from year one. Fans continue to preach...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Power Rankings: Where Do the 76ers Land?

Philadelphia 76ers Ranking: 5 Click to see full rankings This is an obvious one.  Not only are the Philadelphia 76ers the worst team in this division from my point of view, I think they’d like to be from their point of view.  This team is still in rebuild mode after their tanking efforts over the past few seasons. Nerlens Noel is an excellent talent down low for this team. Robert...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TC15: Philadunkia 4on4

It’s time for our annual training camp edition of Philadunkia’s 4on4… As a reminder, this Philadunkia question and answer series is “loosely based” on’s highly successful, NBA related series of posts titled “5on5″.  Our version of this genre of posts will ask 4 Philadunkia scribes to answer 4 topical, hot button questions about our Philadelphia 76ers...
Via Philadunkia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TC15: Six Questions for the Sixers

The 76ers training camp roster has been set, the new hype video went viral and media day is over, so it’s now time for Brett Brown and his staff to start molding this group of young prospects and journeymen into an actual NBA team. Depending on your view of Sam Hinkie’s master plan, today’s first “official” practice marks either the beginning of Tank 3.0 or the first...
Via Philadunkia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the 76ers face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Who will the starting point guard be? Brett Brown said he expects the battle for...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is third installment of our series as we examine the Philadelphia 76ers. 2014-15 Record: 18-64 Notable Acquisitions: Jahlil Okafor (Draft), Kendall Marshall (FA), Carl Landry (Trade), Nik Stauskas (Trade) Notable Departures: Ish Smith, Thomas Robinson Temperature Check: Another year, another season of tanking...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Sixers Legend Moses Malone: The Chairman of the Boards

Philadelphia Sixers legend Moses Malone passed away Sunday morning. He will forever be remembered as one of the best Sixers of all time, and one of the best big men to ever play in the NBA. Early Sunday morning Moses Malone passed away at age 60. The Sixers released this statement regarding Malone’s passing: “It is with a deep sense of sadness that the Sixers family mourns the...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jahlil Okafor win NBA Rookie of the Year?

Jahlil Okafor has a great chance at becoming the NBA Rookie of the Year this season, and with his offensive skill set he seems to be the front-runner. However, he does face some stiff competition with other rookies proving themselves in the Summer League. The first contender would be D’Angelo Russell. He is an extremely skilled player and was taken second in the NBA draft this...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What the eventual arrival of Dario Saric will mean for 76ers

Trust the process. Across social media and the fronts of t-shirts, this is the statement Philadelphians are clinging to. Waiting, sometimes impatiently, for success that hasn't come since A.I. Sam Hinkie has given the team some hope during his tenure, drafting promising players such as Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. However, none of his draft choices have had immediate positive...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal admits he never worked hard in practice

Shaquille O’Neal was so good he didn’t need to work hard in practice. The legendary center admitted as much in an interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Graham Bensinger, noting he didn’t want to get beat up both at practice and during games. Bensinger had asked O’Neal about practice because Phil Jackson has said in the past that he thought the big man could have won 10 MVPs in...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers need to make the playoffs

Everyone knows the Philadelphia 76ers are in a rebuilding stage at this point in time, with Sam Hinkie drafting a lot of young guys, and really building the team around guys like Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. The 76ers have been getting players with talent, but the guys that get drafted are on a team that has consistently missed out on the playoffs. Wells Fargo Center The Philadelphia...
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A tribute to 76ers legend Darryl Dawkins

On Thursday afternoon, the NBA and the Philadelphia 76ers lost an ambassador for the game of basketball. They also lost a legend in Darryl Dawkins. One of the NBA’s most beloved and original characters passed away at the age of 58, and it sent shockwaves around the basketball world. The 6-foot-11 forward from Orlando, Florida — also from the planet Lovetron — helped change...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the starting five for the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are starting the upcoming 2015-2016 NBA Season very soon, but the question is, who will be starting? The Sixers have a great pool of young talent they can use, so they will have to be careful in choosing worthy starters. Tony Wroten Starting off at point guard, the Philadelphia 76ers will be starting Tony Wroten. I truly believe Wroten is worthy of a starting...
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Embiid might not be ready for start of 2016-17 season

    Joel Embiid already missed his entire rookie season and is set to miss the upcoming season. What’s crazy is that he might not even be ready for the start of what would be his third season since being drafted. Reporter Keith Pompey said in a video posted to the Philly Inquirer’s website that the Philadelphia 76ers would like to see Embiid back in Oct. 2016. “Talking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Duke teammates take passes at Kendall, Kylie Jenner

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones were close in high school and played their college basketball together at Duke, so they might as well date two sisters, right?  That’s apparently what the former Blue Devils’ stars are thinking, anyway.  Okafor, now with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Jones, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, tweeted at Kendall and Kylie Jenner at roughly the same...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid needs another surgery, will miss season

It might be too early to claim that Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid’s career will end up going the way of other big men of the past, Greg Oden and Sam Bowie included. However, his early-career injuries are starting to raise some major questions marks. According to CSN Philly, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft is set to have a second surgery on his right foot...
Via Sportsnaut
July 11, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid suffers setback in recovery

Joel Embiid has suffered a setback in his recovery from a foot surgery last year, according to a report. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Embiid, who was the No. 3 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 draft, had something show up on his latest MRI. Embiid was working out in Southern...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: Drunk Allen Iverson story is a ‘flat out lie’

Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Biography: Allen Iverson once threatened to have wife killed

  Allen Iverson was a great basketball player. He was not, however, a very good person — at least according to allegations in a new biography about the former NBA superstar.   The book “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson” was written by journalist Kent Babb and released earlier in the week. Deadspin’s Drew Magary read the biography...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers did not win the NBA Draft lottery. Cue the laugh-out-loud op-eds in which holier than thou columnists mock Sam Hinkie for the futility of his strategy because, God forbid, he actually did something different. We get it, Deadspin, you’re the smartest guys in the room and you need all of us to know it, but maybe let a guy have more than two seasons on the...
Via The Sports Post
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

76ers roll out 'updated brand identity' with new logos, unis

While the Philadelphia 76ers continue it’s longtime residency in the NBA’s cellar, the organization — as directionless and failing professional sports franchises are wont to do — are in the process of what is being referred to to as an “updated brand identity” ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. The team posted images of...Read More The post 76ers rolling out ‘updated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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