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The Philadelphia 76ers History Of Picking At One In NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers Haven’t Picked At One In NBA Draft often, But Do Well At It Shooting guard Doug Collins was one.  Point guard/ shooting guard Allen Iverson  was the other.  So far that trend has been in the back court. Now the Philadelphia 76ers annals will add a third name to the players picked […] The Philadelphia 76ers History Of Picking At One In NBA Draft - The...
Via The Sixer Sense
16 hours ago

No Philadelphia 76ers Receive All-Defensive Team Votes

Despite Nerlens Noel and Jerami Grant having huge defensive seasons, no votes for All-Defensive team were casted for any Philadelphia 76ers. Statistically, the Philadelphia 76ers were one of the worst defensive teams in the league last year. So it wouldn’t be a surprise to most that no Sixers players received any votes for the All-Defensive […] No Philadelphia 76ers Receive All...
Via The Sixer Sense
16 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: Dario Saric’s Playoffs in Turkey

Dario Saric is reportedly joining the Philadelphia 76ers next season, but first, he has a duty to lead his Turkey team in their playoffs! Here’s how he’s been doing. The Philadelphia 76ers have an incredibly exciting season coming up. They have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, Joel Embiid is coming back from […] Philadelphia 76ers: Dario Saric’s Playoffs in Turkey...
Via The Sixer Sense
18 hours ago

Report: Philadelphia 76ers could look to trade Jahlil Okafor

Already in possession of the top overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to have their pick of the litter as it relates to one of the most talent-laden classes in recent Association history. Also boasting three more picks in the top 39, including two other first rounders, Philadelphia could make a huge splash when commissioner Adam Silver takes...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Brass Attend Workout Featuring Brandon Ingram, Thon Maker

Brett Brown and Josh Harris were among team members at the workout. Although the Philadelphia 76ers have slowly been bringing in 2016 NBA Draft prospects to PCOM over the past two weeks, they're also hitting the road to check out some more notable names. According to Keith Pompey, vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley, head coach Brett Brown and majority owner Joshua...
Via Liberty Ballers
22 hours ago

Report: Sixers Covet Another High Pick, Strongly Support Nerlens Noel

David Aldridge relays some intel on what the Sixers are thinking regarding their frontcourt situation. Thanks to Ben Simmons' status as the draft's highest-rated prospect, speculation has engulfed the Sixers. Their already crowded frontcourt would be bursting at the seams if it added the Aussie point-forward, so everyone is looking for indications as to what their next move would...
Via Liberty Ballers
1 day ago

Philadelphia 76ers Getting Away From “The Process” Culture In Wrong Way

The Philadelphia 76ers still find a split in their fanbase caused by the hotly debated “Process” and the Sam Hinkie-era. The Process is dead…maybe? The Philadelphia 76ers are clearly trying to move away from “The Process” and its culture, but are doing so in a wrong way. President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo has been […] Philadelphia 76ers Getting Away From...
Via Section215
2 days ago

76ers GM: We have good relationship with Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons is one of the hottest names out there as the 2016 NBA Draft comes into focus, and the Philadelphia 76ers have the first pick of the draft. However, there have been rumors floating around that the LSU product and Aussie star would rather play for the Los Angeles Lakers, who own the No. 2 overall pick. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo isn’t buying into those rumors...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Face Difficult Decision on Draft Day

After three years of tanking, Philly was finally awarded with the opportunity to kick-start the NBA Draft. While Philadelphia may already possess its franchise player in a hopefully healthy Joel Embiid, the 76ers have a golden opportunity to capitalize on former GM Sam Hinkie’s Process. During the last two drafts, the City of Brotherly Love selected centers at No. 3 overall. Both...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Carlesimo could reportedly join Sixers staff if Mike D’Antoni leaves

As the Sixers’ post-Sam Hinkie makeover continues, it could be bringing a well-known basketball figure back into the spotlight: P.J. Carlesimo. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Carlesimo could join the Sixers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach Brett Brown’s top assistant if D’Antoni does indeed leave the team. Sources: If...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers' Finally Have Optimal Optionality In Draft

It's been three years since the Philadelphia 76ers fully began their rebuild by trading away Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel and an additional pick in 2014. The plan was to add pieces around Noel, but it was two centers that epitomized "Best Player Available" at picks No. 3 in both the 2014 and 2015 drafts. Sam Hinkie stuck with his mantra of picking talent over need, despite losing...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Experts believe 76ers take Ben Simmons

The 2016 NBA Draft is just about a month away and it looks like most of the first round is already shaping up at this point. The Philadelphia 76ers have to choose between Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram and it seems that experts believe they will stick with the former. Business Insider released their first edition of a NBA mock draft and the 76ers are going with the freshman sensation...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 76ers Future Looks Pretty Bright

Somewhere, Sam Hinkie is grinning ever so slightly. Lady Luck finally looked favorably upon the Sixers at the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening in New York City, and suddenly the organization’s immediate outlook looks a whole lot brighter. The Sixers, represented by beleaguered Head Coach Brett Brown, were awarded the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and thus they...
Via Around the Arc
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Win Lottery, Will Pick #1

1-10-5-9. The golden ticket…not given to the team in the gold and purple. At 7:26 Eastern time, the NBA lottery machine spit out that 4 number combination that made Sixers co-owner Art Wrubel and another co-owner’s daughter, Kylie Rubin extremely thrilled. That number determined that the Philadelphia 76ers would have the 1st pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Sitting up on the stage...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Philadelphia 76ers, its been 20 years in the making to get the No. 1 pick

For the last three seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have been the laughing stock of the NBA, compiling wins totals of 19, 18, and 10. The man who was behind the rebuilding process, Sam Hinkie, made it clear that he was going to do it his way, and if that meant tanking, so be it. Eventually, the tanking got old, and the Sixers’ ownership brought in Jerry Colangelo to help steer the...
Via Total Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers ‘leaning heavily’ towards selecting Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, and they reportedly already know what they intend to do with the pick. According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, the Sixers are “leaning heavily” toward selecting LSU’s Ben Simmons first overall ahead of Duke’s Brandon Ingram. The Sixers know Simmons well. Their director of performance research is from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid says he will be back next season

It was already a good night for the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday when they won the top overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, but Joel Embiid made it even better with an update on his health. Shortly after the Sixers nabbed the No. 1 pick, Embiid tweeted that he expects to be good to go at the start of the 2016-2017 season. The #3 Pick from the 2014 draft is gonna be ready too...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA Draft Lottery

After finishing the 2015-16 season with a record of 10-72, the Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA Draft Lottery, and will have the first pick in next month’s draft. #PHILAfirst pic.twitter.com/3eJBolBRbg — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) May 18, 2016 LSU forward Ben Simmons has long been the projected No. 1 pick, though some prefer Duke’s Brandon Ingram to the Australian...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo congratulates 76ers for No. 1 pick…before lottery

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo tweeted out a congratulatory message to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, hours before the Draft Lottery was to take place. Here's Dikembe Mutombo congratulating @Sixers for top pick...before the lottery. He took this down not long after.pic.twitter.com/1LhvIJp8pN — Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) May 17, 2016 Now, either Mutombo isn’t aware of how the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers need all the luck they can get

The Philadelphia 76ers have a great opportunity to be a much better basketball team next season. Dario Saric and Joel Embiid will be on the active roster (barring any setbacks) after being drafted two years ago.  The 76ers also have the opportunity to have four first round picks, including two in the top four. Two of the four picks are set, the No. 24 pick from the Miami Heat and...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers ink NBA's first jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub

We’ve been preparing for this moment for a few weeks now, but the day has finally come when jersey ads have made it to the big four North American professional sports. And the Philadelphia 76ers are the first to take the plunge in a partnership with StubHub. On Monday morning, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported the first jersey sponsorship in the NBA, with the Sixers set to make...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers, will have its logo appear on the front left of the jersey in 2017-18 for the start of a three...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Important is this Draft Lottery for the Philadelphia 76ers?

In a word…very. After an off-season where Sam Hinkie was unfairly ousted and Bryan Colangelo took over the front office, the draft lottery is the next step in “the process”. Due to some of Hinkie’s sly deals, the 76ers could have up to 4 first round picks in the 2016 NBA Draft. They hold the Miami Heat’s pick (#24), the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Pick (#27) and possibly...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the 76ers trade away a lottery pick?

The NBA draft lottery is coming up very soon and we will see which pick, or picks, the Philadelphia 76ers draw. There are plenty of potential situations that may play out for the 76ers, and they have an opportunity to get two top-five draft picks. In any situation, there is a chance that the 76ers could trade away a lottery pick. In the likely situation that the 76ers do get the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers fans take out billboard thanking Sam Hinkie

Sam Hinkie was given the shaft when he was forced to resign as general manager from the Philadelphia 76ers following a power struggle under Jerry Colangelo. Sixers fans were divided over the resignation since Hinkie hadn’t finished his master tanking plan, which some saw as unfair. Despite all the losing in Philadelphia, Hinkie was building toward a better future and ultimately...
Via The Comeback
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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