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76ers See Development Asset for Joel Embiid in Ilgauskas

The Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is being mentored by Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who has gone through some of the same troubles as Embiid. Tuesday morning, Keith Pompey of Philly.com reported former NBA center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was at training camp for the Philadelphia 76ers. He’s a mentor of incoming rookie center Joel Embiid. Zydrunas Ilgauskas […] 76ers See Development...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 hour ago

Philadelphia 76ers Continue Supporting Joel Embiid

Sam Hinkie is gone, but the Philadelphia 76ers continue to support Joel Embiid.  While the team failed to sign Dikembe Mutombo, the Sixers ensured Joel Embiid’s first day of practice had mentor Zydrunas Ilgauskas observing and cheering him on. It was a huge day for the center from Cameroon. After two years, two foot surgeries, […] Philadelphia 76ers Continue Supporting Joel...
Via The Sixer Sense
2 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Training Camp Roster Set

With a new training facility, 20 players are set to begin the 2016-2017 basketball preseason. That must mean that the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp roster is set. It’s nearly THAT time. While many of us have satiated the need for sports with the NFL season, there is something missing. Basketball is yet to betgin. Thankfully, […] Philadelphia 76ers Training Camp Roster Set...
Via The Sixer Sense
6 hours ago

Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Ilgauskas is present at the opening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Noel and Okafor Pairing Can Still Work

Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor have been put in Philadelphia 76ers trade rumors because of their inability to perform on the court together last season. To give up on them now is premature. The debate has always been Nerlens Noel vs. Jahlil Okafor. The Philadelphia 76ers have been pinned into a metaphorical corner that if […] Philadelphia 76ers: Noel and Okafor Pairing Can Still...
Via Section215
10 hours ago

Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has put on 33 pounds of muscle

Often compared to LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons now possesses the physique to match after putting on 33 pounds of muscle. Since leaving LSU, Simmons has been working hard to gain strength, which he believes will help around the rim. “I’m a lot stronger [now],” said Simmons, who was listed at 240 pounds while at LSU but said Monday that he weighed...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Simmons makes shot from second deck of 76ers new practice facility

No. 1 overall draft choice makes draining a shot from the second story of the Sixers' new practice facility look easy.   .@bensimmons25 from the 2nd deck. [?] [?] #SixersMediaDay https://t.co/mCMRT70XCo -- Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) September 26, 2016 The Sixers cut the ribbon on the team's new state of the art practice facility last...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Nerlens Noel Numbering His Own Days

The Philadelphia 76ers media day opened up but not before an intriguing interview between Nerlens Noel and Philly.com’s Keith Pompey. Noel seems to be uneasy about the front court situation. The Philadelphia 76ers clearly have a problem at center. Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid were at some point viewed the top big men […] Philadelphia 76ers: Nerlens Noel Numbering...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Nerlens Noel calls Sixers' frontcourt situation ‘silly’

The roster construction of the Philadelphia 76ers already seems peculiar from the outside looking in. Apparently, their very own players now think so too. In an interview with Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, just one day before the team’s annual media day, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel expressed his dissatisfaction with the team’s crowded frontcourt situation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time To Bring Back Black Jerseys

The Philadelphia 76ers are under a new era of talent, but it’s time to bring back an old look. Allen Iverson made his iconic look in Philadelphia 76ers gear, and it has created a type of mystique behind it. When you look at the black jerseys the Philadelphia 76ers rocked from 1997-2009, all you think […] Philadelphia 76ers: Time To Bring Back Black Jerseys - Section 215 - Section...
Via Section215
2 days ago

On the Waterfront: 76ers set for practice facility opening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The dazzling rookie with the longest-lasting impact for the Philadelphia 76ers this season might not be Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid or Dario Saric: It could be the 125,000-square foot complex the Sixers expect to set the standard in the NBA. Yes, perhaps it's fitting for a franchise that was once home to Allen Iverson - the Sixers are indeed talking about practice...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Let’s start in the Atlantic Division out East. Projected Conference Finish: 14th Best Move of Offseason: They took the best player available! It would’ve been easy to take Brandon Ingram and showcase all of their young talent at the same time, but without a true franchise player it would’ve been useless. It’s...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Embiid will have minutes restriction, unlikely for back-to-backs

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is finally expected to make his much-awaited NBA debut this coming season, but he won’t be without limitations. According to a report by Keith Pompey of Philly.com, Embiid will be on a minutes restriction in 2016-17 and isn’t expected to play in back-to-back sets. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Sixers at No. 3 overall back in 2014,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers honoring ’67 championship team with throwback jersey and more

Who doesn’t love a good alternate uniform? It is all the rage in sports today, but especially in the National Basketball Association, where retro looks get some modern touches or great uniforms of the past find ways to get just enough of an update to not look completely ridiculous. This season, there may not be a nicer alternate uniform in the Association than the ones that the...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Tim Duncan’s retirement: ‘I have a hole in my gut’

Gregg Popovich without question is one of the most curmudgeonly coaches in all of sport. But even someone as gruff and cantankerous as the longtime San Antonio Spurs head coach cannot help but continue to feel a little a little sting over something as professionally and personally profound as Tim Duncan’s recent retirement. After all, the two spent nearly two decades working...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel trade rumors resurface

The Philadelphia 76ers are dead set on trading one of Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel sooner rather than later. This isn’t necessarily a new development, but the NBA draft passed without either big man getting moved. The lack of a deal made it seem like the 76ers simply wanted too much in return for either. According to a new note by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the 76ers...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable moppet brings weak stuff to the hole, Joel Embiid destroys it

Joel Embiid’s NBA career has been derailed by injuries. That’s been disappointing to a lot of people, but he’s reportedly healthy, and he’s still just 22, so there’s time for him to reclaim his status as an exciting prospect. This, though, is not a story about that. This is a story of the 76ers hosting a beach party. Fun, smiles, fan interaction, etc. Here’s a few choice...
Via The Comeback
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: Joel Embiid is ‘truly on track’ to play in the preseason

It’s been nearly 30 months since Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has played in a competitive game. That came as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks back in March of 2014. Now far removed from his most-recent foot surgery, skepticism regarding Embiid’s ability to play has been replaced with confidence in him contributing this season. According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown...
Via Sportsnaut
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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