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Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ Process Complete?

The Philadelphia 76ers did nothing surprising in the 2017 NBA Draft.  Philadelphia selected three players from overseas: Anzejs Pasecniks, Jonah Bolden, and Mathias Lessort who will likely be stashed for a few seasons.  They also drafted arguably the best player in the draft: Markelle Fultz.  They made a trade for another selection in the first round.  They selected players to...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers trade Shawn Long for 2018 2nd pick and cash

  Adrian Wajnowroski reports the Philadelphia 76ers trading Shawn Long to the Houston Rockets for a 2018 second round pick and cash considerations The Houston Rockets are zerging the NBA today. As such, the latest trade involves the Philadelphia 76ers. In the latest transaction, the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to send center/power forward Shawn Long […] Philadelphia 76ers trade...
Via The Sixer Sense
2 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 cap space trade targets

Absorbing bad contracts has been a hallmark of the Philadelphia 76ers‘ rebuilding process.  This article identifies three trade targets that could offer one more opportunity for the 76ers to cash in on other team’s dire need for cap room. Cap Space Trades Grew the Orchard During Sam Hinkie’s tenure as general manager, each season contained a […] Philadelphia 76ers: 3 cap...
Via The Sixer Sense
7 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: Extending Robert Covington is a must

Robert Covington is under contract for one more season.  The Philadelphia 76ers must make it a priority to sign him to a long term extension. When Sam Hinkie acquired Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets in 2014, there were not very many people that believed he would stick on the roster.  The forward out of […] Philadelphia 76ers: Extending Robert Covington is a must - The...
Via The Sixer Sense
8 hours ago

Report: Carmelo may be open to trade to Wizards, Sixers

A new report concerning Carmelo Anthony’s uncertain future with the New York Knicks suggests the superstar is “toying with the idea of orchestrating” a trade to either the Washington Wizards or Philadelphia 76ers.Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports sources close to Anthony say he’s interested in such potential trades as it would allow him to stay close to his son...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Electrician hid Sam Hinkie “Trust the Process” Easter eggs throughout Sixers’ practice facility

The Philadelphia 76ers opened up a brand new, state-of-the-art practice facility to help their well-known process develop for the future within the last year. It turns out the facility has plenty of hidden easter eggs that honor the legacy of former general manager Sam Hinkie.Sprinkled throughout the light fixtures and electrical boxes and more in the Sixers’ training facility...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Malcolm Brogdon makes history by beating out Saric, Embiid for Rookie of the Year

Although not as high-profile as the MVP debate, the Rookie of the Year race has still been a hot topic of conversation in NBA circles with the 76ers’ Dario Saric and Joel Embiid and the Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon earning finalist spots. You could make a strong case for any of those three, but, in the end, the ultimate underdog won the award.Brogdon, who was drafted 36th overall by...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mathias Lessort 1-on-1

Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com speaks with 76ers second-round selection Mathias Lessort a day after the 2017 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant throws shade at Sixers’ new nickname

Kevin Durant had jokes for the new nickname for Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and Ben Simmons.Not long after the Sixers selected Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick in last Thursday’s NBA Draft, Embiid sent out a tweet with a new nickname for Philadelphia’s four prominent young players. Below is what they will now be known as. It’s definitely not a bad nickname and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

Having played just 31 games in his three NBA seasons, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid can be considered a major injury risk.Despite averaging 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds, Embiid’s 2016-17 campaign was cut short by a torn meniscus in his knee. Obviously, this has led to renewed concerns about his ability to hold up over the long term.Though, the Sixers themselves don’t...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown Media Availability

Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown speaks with the media a day after the NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: what will happen to Jahlil Okafor?

The Philadelphia 76ers just drafted Markelle Fultz in the 2017 NBA Draft, and it seems like the “Process” may be coming to an end. After countless draft picks, roster changes, losses, and painful displays of amateur basketball by an NBA team, the Philadelphia 76ers seem to be on the right track. The roster is young, healthy, and full of future stars, but one player who is still...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown Press Conference: Draft Night Recap

Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown speaks with the media following the 76ers' first pick in the NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz hilariously botches his Instagram ad

No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz fell into the trap of the poorly-edited Instagram ad on Thursday night.Hours after landing with the Philadelphia 76ers, Fultz, who has a partnership with Tissot, posted an ad about his new city and customized watch.Just one problem: he forgot to personalize the script. The post was swiftly deleted and a corrected version followed shortly thereafter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz wearing shows made out of actual basketballs at NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz is set to be the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, with the Sixers trading up to pair him alongside Ben Simmons.And when you’re the top player in the draft, you need to look the part, so that’s what Fultz is doing.He’ll be wearing these shoes — which are made from basketballs — at the big event. Anyone else want a pair?
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz literally laughed when asked about hot-take column saying he can’t win

Last week, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover wrote a column headlined, “Risk and price too high for Markelle Fultz,” in which he argued the 76ers shouldn’t have traded for the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft because Washington point guard Markelle Fultz is no good.The catch was that Brookover admitted in the first sentence of the piece that he had never actually...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz: Sixers will start winning ‘as soon as I get there’

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t enjoyed a winning season in well over a decade, but Markelle Fultz is confident that’s all about to change.When asked when the Sixers will start winning games, the former Washington point guard said, “as soon as I get there,” via Sean Deveney of Sporting News.Fellow incoming rookie Josh Jackson might just bust a gut laughing about that comment...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: 76ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick From Celtics

If there's any two teams most likely to meet in multiple Eastern Conference Finals over the next decade, it's the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, and that potential rivalry became captivatingly intertwined with the biggest draft trade since the early 1990s.The methodology of Sam Hinkie was always about asset collection with acquiring multiple potential or established superstars...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Philadelphia 76ers should do during free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers have a solid foundation of young players, and they just need to add to that foundation by adding established players who will help this team take the next step to becoming contenders. The only way to do this is by signing players during the free agency period, and they have a chance to make a couple of big moves this year. Here are the three things the Sixers...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Furkan Dilemma: What Should The Sixers Do With Furkan Korkmaz?

Ben Simmons was the ultimate prize in the 2016 NBA Draft. That prize landed in the lap of the Philadelphia 76ers, who had three first round picks last June. Though Simmons missed the entire season injured, the team got to see flashes of potential from another first rounder in Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot. Luwawu-Cabarrot was the 24th overall pick and may turn into a real asset on the...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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