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Why the Philadelphia 76ers may regret trading Noel and Ilyasova

As the NBA trade deadline came and went, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo made several significant moves.  Fan favorites, Nerlens Noel and Ersan Ilyasova, were traded for four second round draft picks and players that won’t be in Philly for long. Noel was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks Thursday morning in exchange for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a first...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Philadelphia 76ers Trade Deadline

In what was an extreme letdown of a trade deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers made some moves that shocked Philadelphia and national fans alike. Their moves began Wednesday night. Out of nowhere, Ersan Ilyasova was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in which the 76ers received Tiago Splitter, a 2017 second round draft pick and the ability to swap another second round draft pick in this upcoming...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago

Looking at Some Positives of the Philadelphia 76ers Deadline Moves

The Philadelphia 76ers NBA trade deadline was anticlimactic. It was bad, for the most part. But some positives did arise as a result. The Philadelphia 76ers, overall, disappointed their fans as the trade deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon. Fans that were looking for a flashy trade certainly didn’t get that in the trade […] Looking at Some Positives of the Philadelphia...
Via The Sixer Sense
18 hours ago

Ben Simmons won’t play for the Sixers this season

With less than a third of the season remaining, time was running out for rookie No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons to make his NBA debut. Simmons suffered a broken foot back in training camp and has been sidelined since.Unfortunately for those with the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons will now sit out the remainder of the season.“The scan on his (Simmons) right foot the first overall pick...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Philadelphia 76ers Trading Nerlens Noel was Terrible

The Philadelphia 76ers trading Nerlens Noel was a bad move, and Bryan Colangelo should be held responsible for the small return. The following quote is from an article I wrote on December 2, 2016, suggesting the Philadelphia 76ers trade Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut and a top 5 protected 2017 first round pick. On […] Why the Philadelphia 76ers Trading...
Via The Sixer Sense
21 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Player Profile: Who is Justin Anderson?

The trade deadline has officially passed for the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA. While he isn’t a superstar, there are plenty of reason to be optimistic about the newest player, Justin Anderson. Justin Anderson came into the NBA as a 21-year-old junior. A 4 star recruit from Montross Virginia, Anderson decided to remain close to […] Philadelphia 76ers Player Profile: Who is Justin...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 day ago

Report: Ben Simmons gets bad news on CT scan

The Philadelphia 76ers were awaiting results on a CT scan Ben Simmons was set to undergo on his foot Thursday, and a report says things did not go well.WIP’s John Barchard reported on Twitter that he heard the scan “didn’t go as planned,” which puts Simmons’ season in doubt. Adding to that speculation was Simmons putting a sad face on his Snapchat. The last scan Simmons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sixers release Chasson Randle

The Sixers had to release Randle in order to complete the Nerlens Noel trade. The Philadelphia 76ers officially announced their trade with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening, but needed to place Chasson Randle on waivers in order to complete the deal. The additions of shooting guard Justin Anderson and center Andrew Bogut put the team over the 15 man roster limit, and the...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

Joel Embiid: 76ers misled media about my injury timeframe

Joel Embiid is not happy with the way the Philadelphia 76ers publicly handled his knee injury.Embiid says that he was told by the team he would be out a few weeks with his knee injury, but they told the media he was day-to-day, leading to more attention to his situation than necessary.“I was told that I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks,” Embiid said Thursday via Philly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brown admits Simmons could miss entire season

Philadelphia 76ers fans may have to wait a little longer to get a look at Ben Simmons, with coach Brett Brown doing little to quiet speculation about him sitting out the entire season.Simmons is getting a CT scan on Thursday, and even before the results were in, Brown openly admitted that he couldn’t rule out Simmons not playing until next season. Rumors have been flying that Simmons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown | Practice (2.22.17)

Brett Brown speaks to the media following their practice in Camden, NJ.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor apparently wants to get traded to the Bulls

Jahlil Okafor isn’t dumb—he knows a trade away from the Philadelphia 76ers is likely so he might as well go ahead and make it known where he would like to play.Per the former Duke star himself, the Chicago Bulls are No. 1 on his list.ESPN’s Marc Stein dropped the report: It’s an unexpected development from Okafor himself. His name popped up around the New Orleans Pelicans...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hawks acquire Ersan Ilyasova from 76ers for Tiago Splitter

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have received scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers announced Wednesday night they got center Tiago Splitter and a protected second-round draft pick from Atlanta. The 76ers have the right to swap another 2017 second-round pick with the Hawks. The 6-foot-10 Ilyasova is expected...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers and Sixers have talked Jahlil Okafor trade

The Indiana Pacers are looking to buy before Thursday’s trade deadline. Indications are that the team is willing to give up a first-round pick in order to bring in someone to help Paul George and youngster Myles Turner as the season progresses.Meanwhile, Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor has long been on the trade block. The team removed him from action earlier this month...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid once contemplated retirement while in 'a dark place'

Joel Embiid has revealed his first two injury-plagued seasons were so trying at times he actually contemplated retirement. Given the rocky road the Philadelphia 76ers budding young superstar had to navigate in his first two seasons, perhaps that revelation shouldn't be all that surprising.Before even being drafted third-overall by the Sixers in the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid underwent...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons’ foot might still not be fully healed

Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons continues to remain out with a foot injury suffered before the season began.According to a report, he is headed back to have his foot checked out at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York “as early as next Monday” to see if the bone in his foot is fully mended.This follows a January 23rd visit, which revealed his foot still...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

The Process has begun to bear fruit, finally, for the Philadelphia 76ers, mainly due to the excitement and abilities of Joel Embiid. But that's not all the Sixers have — Dario Saric has also been excellent in his rookie season, T.J. McConnell is playing better than anyone would have ever predicted, Nerlens Noel is flexing his defensive muscles and, oh yeah, the first overall pick...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor ‘trying to focus on playing basketball’ amid trade rumors

Jahlil Okafor has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s match-up with the Boston Celtics after not traveling with the team for its past two games amid persistent trade rumors. And now that Okafor is back with the team, the second-year player is doing his best to ignore all the rampant speculation.“I’m just trying to focus on playing basketball,” Okafor said...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls asking 76ers about Jahlil Okafor trade

Despite a rollercoaster of a season right now, it sounds like the Chicago Bulls have an interest in swinging a big trade.Said big trade features Jahlil Okafor of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill: The Bulls have been active with the trade deadline approaching, and they’ve inquired about the availability of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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