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Malcolm Thomas To Re-Sign With 76ers

Dec 23, 2014 4:10 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will re-sign Malcolm Thomas, according to sources.

Thomas was waived this season by the 76ers on Nov. 10.

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76ers Have 'Zero Interest' In Claiming Josh Smith

Dec 22, 2014 7:31 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team under the cap with enough space to claim Josh Smith off waivers.

But the 76ers have zero interest in claiming Smith, who was released by the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

The 76ers have been opportunistic in acquiring assets under Sam Hinkie.

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Silver Believes Some Teams Are Going Through 'Legitimate Rebuilding Process'

Dec 20, 2014 6:24 PM

Adam Silver believes the public perception of tanking is a bigger issue than what teams are actually hoping to accomplish.

"I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines."

"No player is going out there to lose," Silver continued. "In terms of management, I think there's an absolute legitimate rebuilding process that goes on. It's so hard to win in this league, and it's so complex.

"I think what's happened in the case of Philadelphia -- their strategy has been reduced into a tweet. This notion 'be bad to be good.' ... When it gets reduced into a headline, I understand the reaction."

The Philadelphia 76ers have a 2-23 record and have drafted players with pre-existing long-term injuries each of the past two seasons.

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76ers To Waive Ronny Turiaf

Dec 20, 2014 2:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will release Ronny Turiaf.

Turiaf was acquired by the 76ers in a three-team trade on Friday.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer From Wolves For Troy Daniels

Dec 19, 2014 2:47 PM

The Houston Rockets have acquired Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Troy Daniels.

Ronny Turiaf will also be included from the Wolves, but sent to the Philadelphia 76ers with a second round pick.

The 76ers will send Alexey Shved to the Rockets.

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Alexey Shved To Strongly Consider Return To Europe As Free Agent For Lucrative Offers

Dec 17, 2014 1:32 PM

Philadelphia’s Alexey Shved has hoped to continue his NBA career as an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, but the Russian guard will instead strongly consider returning to Europe where he has received outlines for multimillion dollar offers, league sources told RealGM.

Shved was dealt to the 76ers in the summer after two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he has shown glimpses of the scoring and ball-handling that impressed many around the league in his rookie season of 2012-13.

In 17 games this season, Shved has averaged 9.9 points, 2.7 assists, 1.3 rebounds and 40 percent field-goal shooting. Through early December, Shved had been one of four NBA players with a usage shooting percentage over 26, total shooting percentage over 55 and an assist percentage over 36 — joining Stephen Curry, Jeff Teague and Dwyane Wade.

Nevertheless, Shved has lost enjoyment for his current situation due to low minutes. The 6-foot-6 product averaged nearly 23 minutes as a rookie, but just 10.5 per game a season ago. Despite being one of their most productive players this season, the 76ers have played Shved only 16.8 minutes a game. Before dealing Shved to the 76ers, the Timberwolves scanned several other teams interested in him, including the Indiana Pacers, league sources said.

If he ultimately returns to Europe as a free agent, Shved, 26, would recoup significant minutes and a lucrative offer comparable to, if not higher than, his NBA value.

Shved went unselected in the 2010 NBA Draft, but he signed a guaranteed three-year contract with the T’Wolves in 2012. As a rookie, Shved participated in the Rookie-Sophomore Rising Stars game at NBA All-Star Weekend. He played for CSKA Moscow before joining the NBA.

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Arnett Moultrie Signs With Jiangsu Nangang

Dec 16, 2014 10:59 AM

Arnett Moultrie has signed with the Jiangsu Nangang Basketball Club in China.

 

Moultrie was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and spent two seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the New York Knicks in October.

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Furkan Aldemir Signs Four-Year, $12M Deal With 76ers

Dec 14, 2014 4:32 PM

Furkan Aldemir has landed a four-year contract worth around $12 million with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources.

Aldemir has played professionally in Turkey.

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Brett Brown Upset By 76ers' Decision To Trade Brandon Davies

Dec 12, 2014 5:38 PM

Brett Brown was upset the Philadelphia 76ers' decision to trade away Brandon Davies in the Andrei Kirilenko deal.

The undrafted second-year player appeared in 71 games over two seasons, averaging 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 13.4 minutes.

"When you start losing people that you are very fond of and have tremendous respect for ... there is a human side of it that bothers me because you are trying to grow chemistry, you are trying to grow a culture," Brown said after Thursday's practice.

"That takes a hit when teammates lose teammates. There is a respect, effort-wise, of how they go about their business. There is a reality to our job that is just business in the NBA, but it doesn't mean it has to feel right."

Davies played in every game before Tuesday, made six starts and averaged 19.0 minutes.

"He is a role player, but we saw him grow his perimeter game," Brown said. "We saw him make some turn-and-face jump shots. He always played with that reckless abandon. He is one of those low-maintenance guys that teams look for who want to have high-character, solid people at the 15, 14, 13 roster spots. I think his better days are ahead of him because he improved with us."

The 76ers could play more small-ball with their makeshift roster.

"There are a lot of moving parts, and there is going to continue to be because it is the nature of our job," Brown said. "Stability is not a word that comes to mind very often with where we are at with the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It is a tremendous challenge to keep the locker room together if they lose a teammate or friend. It is a tremendous challenge to have a semblance of order or purpose on offense or with rules on defense. It is just such a volatile situation at times."

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76ers Sign Ronald Roberts From D-League, Waive Jorge Gutierrez

Dec 12, 2014 3:24 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent forward Ronald Roberts from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.  

Roberts is the 11th Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. 

Roberts started all eight games for the Sevens so far this season, averaging team-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 67% from the floor.  He was also on the Sixers roster during the preseason and the Orlando Pro Summer League.

The 76ers have also waive Jorge Gutierrez.

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Malcolm Lee Waived By 76ers
The 76ers waived Malcolm Lee on Thursday, the team announced.

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Nets Trade Andrei Kirilenko, 2020 2nd Rounder To 76ers
The 76ers will acquire Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second round pick, along with the right to swap 2018 second rounders and cash from the Nets.

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76ers Waive Drew Gordon, Sign Malcolm Lee
The 76ers have waived Drew Gordon to sign Malcolm Lee from the D-League.

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Some Around NBA Warn Brett Brown He Could Be Eventually Cast Aside By 76ers
Gregg Popovich suggested to Brett Brown in 2013 not to accept anything less than a four-year deal

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Dario Saric Named Euroleague MVP For November
Dario Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots.

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Tony Wroten Out At Least One Week With Sprained Knee
Tony Wroten will be re-evaluated on December 5.

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JaKarr Sampson Recalled To 76ers
JaKarr Sampson appeared in two games for the Delaware 87ers, averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds.

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76ers Won't Be Favored In Any Of Remaining 69 Games
The 76ers' best odds to win are at 44.6 percent on March 30th when they host the Lakers.

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Furkan Aldemir To Sign With 76ers
Furkan Aldemir is averaging 8.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game for Galatasary in 11 games.

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76ers Assign JaKarr Sampson To D-League
JaKarr Sampson has appeared in nine games with two starts for the Sixers this season.

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Brett Brown: Nobody Knew Year 2 Would Be Like This
The 14 players who have played so far this season for the 76ers have an average age of 23.3 years.

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Allen Iverson Stops Nike From Selling Shoes With His Likeness
Allen Iverson endorses rival company Reebok and has been with the brand since being drafted in the NBA in 1996.

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Jason Richardson Hopes To Return From Stress Fracture As Soon As December
Jason Richardson believes he will return as soon as December from a stress fracture in his right foot.

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76ers Sign Robert Covington
Robert Covington was the first overall pick of the 2014 D-League Draft.

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76ers Waive Chris Johnson
The 76ers have waived Chris Johnson.

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Robert Covington To Sign Multi-Year Deal With 76ers
Sam Hinkie and the 76ers are finalizing a deal with Robert Covington.

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76ers Call Up Drew Gordon, Waive Malcolm Thomas
The 76ers have signed Drew Gordon from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.

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76ers Using International Leagues To Stash Young Talent
The 76ers have stashed several young talented players in international leagues in order to keep their rights as long as they remain away from the team.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Robert Covington, 76ers Nearly Finalize Agreement; Forward Likely Signing In D-League
Robert Covington and the 76ers progressed toward finalizing a multi-year contract this week, but a deal has deteriorated as the two sides failed to agree upon contract length, league sources told RealGM.

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Knicks Trade Outlaw, 2nd Rounder To 76ers To Clear Roster Space
The Knicks will also send a future second round pick to the 76ers.

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