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Timberwolves fall short of consecutive wins, lose to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in a matchup of two of the league's worst teams. Luc Mbah a Moute had a team-high 18 points, and Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington chipped in 14 apiece for the 76ers, who won...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If MCW Gets Traded…

The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline is now just twenty days away.  If between now and February 19th Sam Hinkie decided to pull the trigger on one of the numerous Michael Carter-Williams trade rumors circulating around the League, that would leave Nerlens Noel as the only 1st Round pick taken by the 76ers between 2007-2013 remaining on this roster.  The cold truth is in fact that every...
Via Philadunkia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GM46: Rapid (Eat My Shorts Stan) Reacts

Detroit Pistons 69 FinalRecap | Box Score 89 Philadelphia 76ers Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, PF 31 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | +34 +/- The 1st Q of last night’s game was the Luc show as he scored 8 points in the opening stanza to propel the Sixers fast start and huge early lead.  IMO 14 FGAs is too many for Luc, but we’ll over...
Via Philadunkia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: MCW’s offensive progress report

Over halfway through the NBA regular season, the Philadelphia 76ers have unearthed several hidden gems from the depths of basketball purgatory who could become contributing rotation players, namely second round picks K.J. McDaniels and Jerami Grant, along with former D-Leaguer Robert Covington. While evaluating future potential role players certainly matters to Sam Hinkie and head...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels Receiving Strong Consideration For Rising Stars Game Despite New Format Narrowing Roster

The Philadelphia 76ers’ K.J. McDaniels has performed well enough to garner serious consideration for the NBA’s Rising Stars game during the All-Star Weekend, despite the event’s new format causing his status to be put into question around the NBA, league sources told RealGM. The NBA has started a rookie-sophomore game centered on a matchup between U.S. and World players, two...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Wroten’s season in jeopardy with a torn ACL

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten season could be in jeopardy as last week he was diagnosed with a partially torn ACL after he saw a specialist in Los Angeles. Wroten originally suffered the injury on Jan. 13 against the Atlanta Hawks; he left the game with a sprained knee. Wroten is still deciding if he still wants to have surgery on the ACL as he said on Monday the team is still...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers among other teams interested in Gary Talton

The Philadelphia 76ers could be in the market for another point guard with the uncertainty of Tony Wroten’s torn ACL. According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Sixers, Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets are interested in D-League point guard Gary Talton. Talton is the D-League’s assists leader dishing out 10.2 assists per game and having 13 games of 10 or more assists this...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakarr Sampson Gets Pranked By His Teammates

NBA forward Jakarr Sampson who recently resigned with the Philadelphia 76ers in November 2014 received a warm welcome when he was pranked by his teammates. The Bleacher Reports: Between meeting the ludicrous demands of veteran teammates and being the target of pranks, rookies in professional sports have it rough at times. Case in point: Philadelphia 76ers first-year forward JaKarr...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers' Carter-Williams out vs. Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Philadelphia coach Brett Brown says guard Michael Carter-Williams is sick and unable to play at New Orleans. Carter-Williams, last season's rookie of the year, has an upper respiratory infection. He is averaging 15.3 points, 7.1 assists and six rebounds per game this season and was instrumental in the 76ers' victory over New Orleans in Philadelphia on Jan. 16, scoring...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers sign Larry Drew II to another 10-day pact

Today, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they have signed point guard Larry Drew II to a second 10-day contract. His first 10-day contract with the team expired on Sunday. With the Sixers thus far, he has played in six games and is averaging 4.7 points and 4.3 assists in 18.7 minutes per game. Drew II will see more playing time as the Sixers lost guard Tony Wroten to a torn ACL...
Via Total Sports Live
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Sign Larry Drew II To 2nd 10-Day Contrat

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed guard Larry Drew II to a second 10-day contract. In six games played since joining the Sixers, Drew is averaging five points and four assists in nearly 19 minutes per game. Dating back to the start of the 2000-01 season, Drew is one of just 22 players to have recorded at least 26 assists within the first six games of a career.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Wroten to have ACL surgery

Philadelphia 76’ers point guard Tony Wroten is going to need ACL surgery since he partially tore the ligament in his leg against the New Orleans Pelicans. 76’ers GM Sam Hinkie had this to say about the injury: “During our game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, Tony Wroten suffered an injury to his right knee. Over the past week, we have worked closely with Tony...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers prank rookie JaKarr Sampson by wrapping SUV in tin foil (Video)

The Philadelphia 76ers veteran players pranked rookie forward JaKarr Sampson on Thursday by wrapping his SUV in tin foil.Cameras captured Sampson's reaction when he returned to his vehicle to find it covered in Reynolds Wrap. Tough day, rook.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) January 22, 2015The Sixers may have one of the worst records in the NBA, but it...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

JaKarr Sampson’s truck wrapped in foil for rookie hazing

JaKarr Sampson of the Sixers is in his first NBA season. On Thursday, he was the victim of the type of treatment often received by players during their rookie year. Sampson was walking through the parking garage only to find his truck wrapped in aluminum foil. As expected, hilarity ensued. Thankfully, teammate Robert Covington was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: What a rebuilding roster should look like

Last night the New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on the back of a 27-point, 11-rebound performance by Carmelo Anthony. This was one of those games where several players on the floor at all times were completely unrecognizable to the casual fan, with anonymous players like Lou Amundson, Langston Galloway, Travis Wear, and...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Declaration of Windependence: The Philadelphia 76ers and Winning

The Philadelphia 76ers are still bad, but they’ve been less bad as of late. The Philadelphia 76ers lost again on Wednesday night. It was their 34th loss of the year. The news wasn’t all bad, though, because the team to whom they lost, the New York Knicks, is one of the two teams in the league worse than them in the standings. The 76ers are supposed to be bad; this is the way...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Jerami Grant impresses with increased playing time

It’s no secret that Sam Hinkie loves his second round picks. In last year’s draft alone, the Philadelphia 76ers made five selections in the second round, with four more selections coming in next year’s draft. Hinkie acquires some of these picks in case he wants to swap with another team or needs to throw in a sweetener for a trade. Still others Hinkie keeps, either stashing...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers give 'Old man' Jason Richardson birthday diapers

Proving once again the NBA is a (very) young man’s league, Jason Richardson’s Philadelphia 76ers teammates had a bit of fun at his expense as he celebrated his birthday on Tuesday. Richardson was presented with some gag gifts courtesy of his youngish Sixers teammates to commemorate that he has advanced to the ripe old age...Read More The post ‘Old man’ Jason Richardson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Season: More Questions Than Answers

After an embarrassing 35 point blowout loss in their MLK Day matinee with the Wizards, the 76ers have now lost two straight games.  Still, they are 3-4 in their last seven contests, which given the current roster is a respectable stretch of play.  They are now just over halfway through (8-33) their 2nd season of…call it tanking or rebuilding, whichever you prefer…and trying...
Via Philadunkia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Puts Larry Drew II on Skates with Behind-the-back Crossover

Larry Drew II is playing in his third game in his very short NBA career, playing on a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. So him trying to guard arguably the best point guard in the Eastern Conference in John Wall is very much unfair. But he was channeled with that task during the Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards. Just as one would aspect, Wall schooled the...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are We Beginning to See the 76ers of the Future?

Brett Brown’s Philadelphia 76ers started the season 0-17 and many believed another legendary tank was in store for Philadelphia. Yet since defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 3rd, the 76ers have achieved a drastic turnaround. Named a “disgrace” by some, the 76ers are now beginning their rise from the ashes as one of the worst teams in the league. Now 8-14 since...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers putting Carter-Williams on the trading block

The Philadelphia 76ers are seemingly ready to cut ties with Michael Carter-Williams. According to the report, he has been toxic in the locker room and has even almost come to blows with Nerlens Noel. It is no secret that the 76ers didn’t exactly want MCW in the first place, as they did try to trade him away before the draft last year. The Sixers are currently in talks with three...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Suspended By Philadelphia 76ers For Failure To Report

  The Philadelphia 76ers has suspended Andrei Kirilenko for failure to report to the team. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Under the suspension, Kirilenko is unable to collect the balance of his $3.3 million salary. The NBA was made aware of the suspension in the past several days, sources said, but the Sixers had not made the information public. Andrei Kirilenko...
Via Basketball Bicker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Kentucky beat the 76ers?

Want to hear a fun stat? The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently scoring, on average, 14.6 points per game. The Philadelphia 76ers, the winless Philadelphia 76ers, are losing by an average of 16.5 points. That’s right; an NBA team exists that loses by more points than an NFL team even scores. Do you realize how impossible that is? In the last two full seasons, no team besides...
Via The Sports Post
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: A young Taylor Swift sings anthem at 76ers game

Raise your hand if thought that crossover music star Taylor Swift is from Nashville, Tenn. Well, to everyone with their hands raised — she’s not. Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Penn., and as a 12-year-old youngster, she sang the national anthem at a 2002 Philadelphia 76ers game at the former First Union Center, current Wells Fargo Center. Lucky for us, there’s...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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