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How To Maximize Filled Frontcourt

Logjam, logjam, logjam. It’s a term that has plagued the ears of the Philadelphia 76ers since Jahlil Okafor was drafted 3rd in 2015. The problem was overlooked last season by Philadelphia 76ers fans as highly anticipated rookie Joel Embiid missed his second straight season, and there was a belief that Okafor and Nerlens Noel could […] Philadelphia 76ers: How To Maximize Filled...
Via Section215
7 hours ago

Could the Philadelphia 76ers win 30 games in 2016-2017?

The Philadelphia 76ers finally seem to be moving in the right direction as a team. According to some columnists, including me, the Sixers have aced this offseason due to the acquisitions and draft picks they’ve made all summer long. Now, 25 days after the NBA free agency period began, the trades and the signings finally seem to have slowed down, prompting ESPN to release their...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers Bench Will Bang Boards

As the Philadelphia 76ers prepare for the 2016-2017 season, the team is awash with new faces who will likely start. That pushes some very good rebounders of the team to the bench After the first five minutes, time is called. The Philadelphia 76ers begin to substitute players with their starters: center Nerlens Noel goes in […] Philadelphia 76ers Bench Will Bang Boards - The Sixer...
Via The Sixer Sense
8 hours ago

Did Ben Simmons Have a Great Summer League

Did Ben Simmons‘ performance in Summer League live up to the hype of being the top pick in the 2016 NBA draft, or was it just an average debut that showed little to nothing of his actually potential? Summer League is the first time fans of the NBA get a chance to see the top […] Did Ben Simmons Have a Great Summer League - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers...
Via The Sixer Sense
10 hours ago

Sixers Stash Vasilije Micic Signs In Turkey

The Sixers former second round pick played in Germany and Serbia last year. If you've paused at all over the past couple months and wondered, "Where the hell is Vasilije Micic?", today's your lucky day. The 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has officially signed a deal with Tofas S.K., a team competing in Turkey's second division. VASILIJE MICIC TOFAŞ'TA https://t.co/XlNGecHJ42...
Via Liberty Ballers
10 hours ago

Forget Center, Philadelphia 76ers Logjam Is Roster Wide Now

With everyone’s focus on the center position, the Philadelphia 76ers quietly addressed the roster this off-season. However, now the perceived logjam is team wide. Dario Saric has come to the NBA to play basketball. His natural position is power forward, which just so happens to be the natural position of first year rookie sensation Ben […] Forget Center, Philadelphia 76ers Logjam...
Via The Sixer Sense
14 hours ago

WATCH: Justin Bieber arm wrestle Sixers center Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, due to injury, hasn’t played a minute in the NBA just yet despite being drafted back in 2014. But he does have one important athletic achievement to his name – beating pop star Justin Bieber in an arm wrestle. Friday night, Bieber and Embiid apparently hung out at Hyde in Los Angeles and challenged each other to a test of strength. The...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons Will Star In His Own Way

The Philadelphia 76ers long drought of finding a cornerstone player is over in the form of point forward Ben Simmons, but the Draymond Green comparisons are unreasonable. The Philadelphia 76ers will go into the next few years with confidence as long as Ben Simmons is at the forefront of the team. In his summer league […] Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons Will Star In His Own Way...
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3 days ago

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili talks interest in 76ers before sticking with Spurs

For Manu Ginobili, the Philadelphia 76ers were much more than a leverage piece for more money. It seems odd to think Ginobili might have signed with the rebuilding 76ers as opposed to sticking with the San Antonio Spurs, but it almost happened—which maybe isn’t that surprising considering this is the summer where Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors and Dwyane Wade...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happens to the Roster Now?

With the addition of two first round draft picks as well as three free agent signings and, finally, the arrival of Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, the Philadelphia 76ers roster is bloated with 18 players. What happens now? On July 15th, Philadelphia 76ers twitter was in a fervor. Croatian star Dario Saric was in Philadelphia, […] Philadelphia 76ers: What Happens to the Roster Now...
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4 days ago

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Positives & Negatives of Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League

Summer League is watched by only the truest of fans. Only the most dedicated take 2 hours out of their summer day to watch a game in which arguably 10% of players on the floor will make the league. You know I absolutely tuned in. Summer League is a league for improvement and a first look at some of the bright new stars in the NBA. How did the 76ers fare? A lot of Ben Simmons coming...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers believe future could be bright after dismal seasons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Without playing a game, the 76ers will still spend this summer in the cellar. No, not because of their offseason. No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons has created a stir in Philly that has the Sixers stealing lazy summer headlines for the first time in years. Dario Saric's arrival from a Turkish league after two years overseas was greeted with cameras and fans mobbing...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas criticizes Ben Simmons for resting during summer league

Ben Simmons didn’t play in the Philadelphia 76ers’ Las Vegas Summer League game on Wednesday, and you can count Isiah Thomas among those who weren’t happy at that. Thomas, who was doing color commentary for NBA TV’s broadcast of the game, was critical of the decision, going as far as to chastise Simmons for not playing and needing a rest after such a brief summer league...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers sign prospect Saric 2 years after draft-night trade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers have signed international prospect Dario Saric two years after they acquired his rights on a draft-night deal. Saric was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft and he was quickly traded to the Sixers for Elfrid Payton. The 22-year-old Saric, a 6-foot-10, 243-pound power forward, played...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas rips Ben Simmons for sitting out games in Summer League

Isiah Thomas is not impressed with Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers decided to rest Simmons in the club’s fourth Summer League game and Thomas wasn’t too pleased with the decision. “He should be playing tonight. You’ve got people coming into the building, they want to watch him play.  He’s a rookie. Taking selfies and signing autographs, I mean you’re 19. Earn...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Dario Saric fit in with the Philadelphia 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers will finally be signing Dario Saric to a contract for the upcoming season, according to Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly. Saric will come to play for the team after two years of playing for the Turkish professional basketball league. Saric will be a great addition to the team, but one has to wonder what role he will be playing in Philadelphia. Saric has shown...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Sixers ‘absolutely not’ comfortable with three centers

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo made the clearest assessment yet of the team’s plans for their three young big men — namely, somebody’s getting traded. Colangelo told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday that the team isn’t comfortable having Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid all on the roster. He also said, however, that the Sixers wouldn’t make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) July 11, 2016 Which one is it? Source please confirm...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 76ers' Jerami Grant throws down monster dunk in Summer League

Tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was billed as a showdown between the top two picks in this year’s draft: Ben Simmons (76ers) and Brandon Ingram (Lakers). However, nobody told Philly forward Jerami Grant not to steal the show.  Grant just threw down a hellacious dunk on the head of another LA rookie, big man Ivica Zubac. It...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers forward Dario Saric may remain overseas

It was just recently that it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that young international sensation Dario Saric would be joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming NBA season. That no longer seems to be the case. Citing sources close to the situation, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Friday that the former lottery pick may in fact remain in Turkey, primarily due...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers to play Ben Simmons at point guard

Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie may be gone, but the new regime is already making decisions that could affect the development of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. Head coach Brett Brown said the team plans to play the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Simmons at point guard in the future. And he was very clear: Not point forward, point guard. “When I say point guard I mean point guard,” Brown...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: 76ers will play Ben Simmons at point guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has lofty expectations for No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons in the coming years. Among other things, he says he expects Simmons to play point guard, though he made it clear that won’t be happening this upcoming season. “He would be all over the place,” Brown said, per Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “It seems quite reckless to...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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