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The Sixers Need to Make Robert Covington a Long Term Piece

The Philadelphia 76ers are rebuilding towards the future — and Robert Covington should be a part of that process. Trust the process. The Philadelphia 76ers have passed through a multi-year gauntlet unlike any other in recent NBA memory. Sam Hinkie’s endeavors led the team into an unheralded stint of asset-driven reconstruction, where everything from drafting the […] The Sixers...
Via The Sixer Sense
11 hours ago

What Does Embiid’s Meniscus Tear Mean for His Future Performance?

After being sidelined for two entire seasons, should Philadelphia 76ers fans be worried about the long-term effects of Joel Embiid’s recent knee injury? As reported first by Derek Bodner, Joel Embiid has a meniscus tear in his left knee which has caused him to miss the Philadelphia 76ers last 11 games. At this point, any […] What Does Embiid’s Meniscus Tear Mean for His Future...
Via The Sixer Sense
13 hours ago

Report: 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone.According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers. At least one Sixers player wants to see the team keep Okafor in the fold. That seems...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid wants Sixers to keep Jahlil Okafor through trade deadline

Jahlil Okafor will remain with the Philadelphia 76ers through the trade deadline if one fellow big man gets his way.Sixers center Joel Embiid said earlier this week that he would prefer for the team to find a way to make it work with Okafor rather than to trade him.“We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we want to,” Embiid said, according...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Sixers Had a Lot of Fun on Friday Night

The Philadelphia 76ers were well represented on Friday night during NBA All-Star weekend, and had a lot of fun during the festivities. The NBA All-Star weekend was not too friendly to the Philadelphia 76ers just a few weeks ago, with the Sixers’ rookie big man Joel Embiid getting snubbed of being selected to the All-Star […] The Sixers Had a Lot of Fun on Friday Night - The Sixer...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 day ago

Joel Embiid once contemplated retirement while in 'a dark place'

Joel Embiid has revealed his first two injury-plagued seasons were so trying at times he actually contemplated retirement. Given the rocky road the Philadelphia 76ers budding young superstar had to navigate in his first two seasons, perhaps that revelation shouldn't be all that surprising.Before even being drafted third-overall by the Sixers in the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid underwent...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doctor’s visit to determine if Ben Simmons’ right foot is fully healed

Ben Simmons’ highly anticipated debut for the Philadelphia 76ers could be further delayed if the news isn’t good during an upcoming doctor’s visit. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Simmons is scheduled to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York as early as Monday to determine if the right foot he injured on Sep. 30 is fully healed after a...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Simmons Isn’t Fully Healed, Which Would Make The Sixers Full of ****

Mother****. Keith Pompey, doing stuff: Now we have a better idea why Ben Simmons hasn’t played yet for the 76ers. The first overall pick in last summer’s draft is scheduled to visit the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York as early as Monday to determine if his right foot is fully healed, according to multiple sources. Sources said that a foot scan on Jan. 23 showed that...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Report: Ben Simmons’ foot might still not be fully healed

Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons continues to remain out with a foot injury suffered before the season began.According to a report, he is headed back to have his foot checked out at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York “as early as next Monday” to see if the bone in his foot is fully mended.This follows a January 23rd visit, which revealed his foot still...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

The Process has begun to bear fruit, finally, for the Philadelphia 76ers, mainly due to the excitement and abilities of Joel Embiid. But that's not all the Sixers have — Dario Saric has also been excellent in his rookie season, T.J. McConnell is playing better than anyone would have ever predicted, Nerlens Noel is flexing his defensive muscles and, oh yeah, the first overall pick...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor ‘trying to focus on playing basketball’ amid trade rumors

Jahlil Okafor has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s match-up with the Boston Celtics after not traveling with the team for its past two games amid persistent trade rumors. And now that Okafor is back with the team, the second-year player is doing his best to ignore all the rampant speculation.“I’m just trying to focus on playing basketball,” Okafor said...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Okafor did not travel with 76ers to Charlotte

Amid rampant trade rumors, Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor reportedly did not travel with the team to Charlotte for a Monday matchup against the Hornets. This follows a report that indicated the 76ers would hold Okafor out of games until after the All-Star break as they looked for the ideal trade partner to unload the talented center (more on that here).Okafor has reportedly...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers' Embiid can't play but can dance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid isn't healthy enough for the basketball court, but his dance moves look just fine. A leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, Embiid missed his ninth straight game Saturday due to a bruised left knee. His absence against the Miami Heat came one night after cellphone video captured the 76ers center dancing on stage at a Meek...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: should Joel Embiid participate in All-Star weekend?

All-Star weekend is only a week away and the Philadelphia 76ers have three participants in two events during that weekend. However, Joel Embiid is one of those participants, but his injury history may be a concern for the team, especially after he has missed the last few games because of soreness in his leg. Is it worth it for Embiid to go out and participate in the All-Star weekend’s...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brett Brown | Practice (2.5.17)

Brett Brown speaks to the media following their practice.
Via YouTube
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: who will be traded?

The NBA trade deadline is in a month, but the Philadelphia 76ers must be listening to some trade offers while also thinking about whom they will trade. General manager Bryan Colangelo is improving this young team slowly, and making a trade or two will definitely help this team get over that bad streak of being a team that is consistently at the bottom of the league’s standings...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Covington taunts DeMarcus Cousins after he fouled out

DeMarcus Cousins was nearly unguardable in Monday’s game against the Sixers, dropping 46 points in only 32 minutes of play.Unfortunately, he fouled out in the game’s most pivotal moment, after turning the ball over via an errant pass with the Kings trailing, 116-113. There was only 58 seconds remaining in the game at the time, and Cousins probably would’ve been better suited...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers’ Robert Covington may want to try out for the NFL after this full-court bullet pass

If passing on Deshaun Watson is like passing on Michael Jordan, then what does that mean for the NFL teams who aren’t trying to offer Robert Covington a contract?The 76ers forward showed off his incredible arm Monday with a perfect full-court inbounds pass to Gerald Henderson to beat the third-quarter buzzer. What a cannon. Maybe Covington suffered a mysterious arm injury during...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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