Aug 22, 2014 12:27 AM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Miami Heat to the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young.
Mbah a Moute's value to the 76ers, at least in part, comes from his close relationship with Joel Embiid.
There had been speculation that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the 76ers, but he will stay with the Wolves following his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Aug 21, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Anthony Bennett has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long-anticipated Kevin Love deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may be staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves after all.
The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.
Beat writer Jerry Zgoda reports that Bennett will stay with the Wolves.
"Just a reminder: if you keep reading Bennett is headed to Philly for Young in forthcoming trade...don't believe it," wrote Zgoda.
Aug 19, 2014 11:18 AM EDT
Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.
The Cavaliers will acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there have been reports Bennett would be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the deal.
“I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett said on Monday.
“Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to play the game of basketball.”
Bennett had a disappointing rookie season after coming back from shoulder surgery and doesn't find the uncertainty on his future distracting.
“Not distracting at all, just still focused on what I have to do, just working hard, keep my body healthy, just watching what I eat,” Bennett said.
“Last summer I couldn’t really do anything, just was pretty much out from the jump. This summer I was back on track right after the season, just watching everything I do, watching what I eat, just making sure everything is right for Summer League. I’m continuing more so I can be ready for the season.”
Aug 17, 2014 10:35 AM EDT
Nerlens Noel credits Rajon Rondo for being the biggest help in recovering from a torn ACL.
Noel and Rondo each played collegiately at Kentucky.
"With all the support and love, certain guys, especially Rajon Rondo -- he was definitely the biggest helper through this whole process, he actually gave me his phone number and told me I could hit him up whenever about it. Being from Boston, watching him growing up, and he went through it and he came back as strong as possible, actually before me, so it gave me a lot of confidence, having his good faith."
Noel will begin his rookie season one year after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Aug 08, 2014 10:32 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will be included in the final version of the Kevin Love trade, acquiring Anthony Bennett from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will acquire Thaddeus Young instead of Bennett, along with Andrew Wiggins and a first round pick.
The 76ers will now have Bennett, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams as lottery picks from the 2013 NBA Draft.
Aug 04, 2014 11:50 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett could be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long anticipated Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade.
The Minnesota Timberwolves would like to acquire Thaddeus Young as Love's replacement and Bennett could be re-routed to the 76ers.
Bennett was selected first overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Aug 04, 2014 11:47 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have a "handshake" deal in place on a trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.
Brian Windhorst said on air Monday that a "handshake" deal is in place between the teams, but that the two cannot come out and say it publicly yet, as Wiggins can't be traded until August 23rd.
The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be included in the deal with Thaddeus Young going to the Wolves. Windhorst reported that Anthony Bennett could be sent to the 76ers as part of the deal.
Aug 02, 2014 9:09 PM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.
"I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said.
Taylor still prefers for the Timberwolves to keep Love. The August date is when Andrew Wiggins can officially be traded.
The Cleveland Cavaliers remain the strong bet for Love, but the Timberwolves are also listening to offers from the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be part of any three-team deal involving Love.
"I think when you move somebody like Kevin, who's been an all-star, that you've got to get a number of players on your team that have the potential of replacing him," Taylor said. "Flip (Saunders, Wolves president) has looked at this team and offensively, he's got a pretty good team. Defensively, it's got to be better, so I think that's where some of the areas will be replaced."
Jul 30, 2014 10:15 AM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will fight changes to the draft lottery system that the NBA is pushing to implement in time for next season.
Though there are several facets and the proposals haven't been finalized, essentially the goal of commissioner Adam Silver is to balance out the lottery odds so the worst team or teams wouldn't have the highest chances of landing the top pick, sources said.
The 76ers are in a multiseason rebuilding project that is depending on a high pick next season.
The 76ers, however, may have a struggle to gain support from Silver or fellow teams on holding off the changes.
Jul 29, 2014 10:40 AM EDT
The then-New Jersey Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for $125,000.
The cash covered the Nets' Summer League bill and they spent the leftover money on a new copy machine.
Korver developed into one of the NBA's most valued swingmen.
“We gave away a good player for summer league,” says Rod Thorn, the Nets GM at the time. “It was just one of those things we had to do. At least, that’s how I rationalized it.”
“The game over the last four or five years has become so much more suited to the way he plays today,” says Jerry Sloan, who coached Korver in Utah.
Multiple current GMs say passing on Korver in the draft ranks as one of the worst mistakes of their respective careers.
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Thaddeus Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.
Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Pacers.
The Rockets would like to sign Chris Bosh to a max offer sheet and need to clear Jeremy Lin.
Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the 76ers, Kings and Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.
Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Amar'e Stoudemire.
Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the 76ers' summer league opener.
Jul 05, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.
Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and was also drawing interest from the 76ers.
Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.
Joel Embiid could miss his entire rookie season with the 76ers following surgery on his foot.
The 76ers would have likely drafted Andrew Wiggins had Joel Embiid not suffered a foot injury that will require surgery.
The 76ers expect a five-to-eight month timetable for Joel Embiid.
Jun 26, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The 76ers are widely believed to want to draft Andrew Wiggins.
With concerns about his health, Joel Embiid is expected to fall out of the top two slots of the NBA Draft.
Noah Vonleh said multiple times Wednesday that he likes to be compared to Chris Bosh and that his outside shot has been a point of emphasis since the season ended.
The 76ers are planning a slow rebuild, so selecting Joel Embiid with the possibility he sits out his entire rookie season as Nerlens Noel did in 13-14 is not an issue.
The 76ers have added a secondary logo for the 14-15 season featuring a dribbling Benjamin Franklin.
Joel Embiid has suffered a right foot injury with one source fearing it may be broken.
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