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76ers Trade Shawn Long to Rockets For 2018 2nd Rounder, Cash

Jun 28, 2017 3:52 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Shawn Long to the Houston Rockets for a 2018 second round pick and cash.

Houston continues to accumulate non-guaranteed contracts to facilitate possible trade scenarios.

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Tags: Shawn Long, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala

Jun 27, 2017 4:20 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz are among the teams that will pursue Andre Iguodala in free agency.

The Golden State Warriors still hope to re-sign Iguodala and it is not yet known whether Iguodala will take meetings with rival teams. Iguodala joined the Warriors on a four-year, $48 million deal in 2013.

If the Jazz lose Gordon Hayward, they are expected to make Iguodala their top priority.

Shaun Livingston is another free agent the Warriors would like to re-sign.

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Carmelo Anthony Was Previously Open To Trade To Wizards, 76ers

Jun 26, 2017 6:54 PM

Carmelo Anthony is currently reluctant to move out of New York for family reasons. Anthony and his wife are estranged and he continues to have a close relationship with his only son.

For that reason, Anthony is no longer as interested in playing in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Clippers have appeared to be the most realistic trading partner for Anthony in the past.

Anthony was considering accepting a trade to either the Philadelphia 76ers or Washington Wizards, which would keep him close to New York, but his mindset now is to remain with the Knicks.

Phil Jackson confirmed Anthony's position in an interview with MSG Network when the Knicks president said: "We've expressed the fact that we haven't been successful and it might be time for (Carmelo) to find an opportunity to go somewhere else. He's come back and said he'd just as soon stay.

Anthony is owed $54 million over the next two seasons.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers, Nets Expected To Pursue J.J. Redick

Jun 26, 2017 1:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue J.J. Redick in free agency. Both teams are in various stages of a rebuild, though the 76ers are far closer to competing for a playoff spot and can use a shooter of Redick's quality at shooting guard.

Reporters have consistently said they expect Redick to leave the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason for a more lucrative offer.

Redick is coming off a four-year, $27 million contract with the Clippers he signed in 2013.

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Tags: J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Joel Embiid Recruits Kristaps Porzingis With 'Exit Meeting' Joke

Jun 22, 2017 12:55 AM

In the hours following an interview on MSG in which Phil Jackson continued to express his disappointment with Kristaps Porzingis skipping his exit meeting with the New York Knicks, Joel Embiid intervened recruiting his fellow young big man.

The Knicks are considering trading away Porzingis this offseason and have talked to all of the teams drafting in the top-5.

Porzingis had a chance to be drafted by the 76ers in 2015, but his camp did not allow the franchise to interview him. Sam Hinkie instead drafted Jahlil Okafor, who is not considered part of the 76ers' core.

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Jun 21, 2017 11:18 PM

The New York have discussed Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios with each of the teams in the top-5 of the lottery as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings comprise the top-5.

The Suns have had recent conversations with the Knicks on Porzingis, while New York has also had substantive talks with at least two other teams.

The Knicks would like to target Josh Jackson if they do move up.

Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed that Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

"I don't think I've ever had a player over 25 years of coaching not coming to an exit meeting, so it hasn't happened to me,'' Jackson said. "It happens to other people and other players. His brother and his agent have downplayed it, but still it's a chance for a person to express themselves. I had a real good relationship with Kristaps over the last two years. It was kind of surprising.''

In 2004, Shaquille O'Neal skipped his exit meeting with the Jackson-coached Lakers.

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers, Celtics Officially Announce Trade With Future Pick Protections

Jun 19, 2017 1:39 PM

The Boston Celtics announced they have acquired the third overall selection of the 2017 NBA Draft and the favorably-protected rights to a future first round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the first overall pick in this year’s draft.

The future first round pick will be the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2018 pick if it’s within the No. 2 to No. 5 range of the 2018 draft. If it is not, the Celtics will instead receive either Sacramento’s or Philadelphia’s first round pick in 2019, whichever is more favorable. However, if either of those 2019 picks result in the first overall selection, Boston will instead receive the other first round pick.

“We’re thrilled to be able to select what we expect be an impact player with the third pick in this year’s very talented draft class, while also adding a highly valuable future asset as we continue to build towards Banner 18,” said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

"We think there’s a really good chance the player we’ll take at 3 is the player we would have taken at 1" Ainge told the media.

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Celtics Hope To Trade No. 3 To Bulls For Jimmy Butler

Jun 19, 2017 1:35 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers held discussions with the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler before they moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 to trade Markelle Fultz.

The Bulls were seeking the No. 3 pick from the 76ers for Butler.

With the Celtics owning the third overall pick now, they are hopeful of trading it to the Bulls in a package for Butler and then sign Gordon Hayward in free agency while also keeping Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart. The Celtics also pursued a trade for Butler last offseason.

Boston is confident they have the best chance of any team of signing Hayward away from the Utah Jazz.

If the Celtics are unable to trade No. 3 to the Bulls, they are comfortable using the selection for themselves.

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Celtics Agree To Send No. 1 Pick To 76ers

Jun 17, 2017 10:15 PM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the first overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal will be finalized on Monday.

Philadelphia is expected to select Markelle Fultz, who worked out for them on Saturday.

Boston will receive the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft along with the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first round pick or the Sacramento Kings' 2019 first round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to Derek Bodner, the Celtics will get the Lakers pick if it falls between two and five in 2018 and will get the 2019 pick if not.

Adam Himmelsbach reports the Celtics' "overflowing backcourt" was a factor in their decision to pass on Fultz.

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Joel Embiid Takes Selfie In Front Of Markelle Fultz's 76ers' Locker

Jun 17, 2017 2:10 PM

With the Philadelphia 76ers moving towards trading for the first overall pick with the Boston Celtics, Joel Embiid Tweeted out a selfie in front of Markelle Fultz's potential locker alongside Dario Saric.

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76ers, Celtics Could Finalize Trade After Markelle Fultz Workout
Discussions between the 76ers and Celtics have centered on the first overall pick in exchange for the third overall pick, the Lakers' unprotected pick in 2018 and possibly a 2021 first rounder.

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Celtics, 76ers May Not Agree Upon Trade Until Draft Night
There have been reports of the deal expanding to include a third team with Jimmy Butler going to the Celtics.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Markelle Fultz To Work Out For 76ers On Saturday
Markelle Fultz was scheduled to work out for the Celtics, but Friday's trade talks with the 76ers have changed the dynamic.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

76ers Discussing Trading Up To No. 1 With Celtics
The Celtics would receive multiple draft assets from Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 1 pick.

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76ers Exercise $1.58M Option On Robert Covington For 17-18
Robert Covington holds averages of 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game over the past three seasons.

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76ers Not Ruling Out Trading No. 3 Overall Pick
Bryan Colangelo said "there's some discussions that have been fairly interesting."

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks
Jan Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Won't Play In Summer League
Ben Simmons played in Summer League last year but sat out the entire 16-17 season.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Part Ways With Director Of Applied Analytics Lance Pearson
Lance Pearson was a holdover from the Sam Hinkie era.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Jerry Colangelo: People Around Lonzo Ball Present 'Challenge'
The 76ers own the third overall pick in the draft and have attempted to bring Lonzo Ball in for a workout.


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Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) previews the NBA Draft and off-season with people who cover the three winners of the draft lottery.

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Lonzo Ball Considering Workout For 76ers
Ben Simmons is expected to play the role of primary ballhandler for the 76ers, which is a concern for Lonzo Ball as a point guard.

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76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick
The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in J.J. Redick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical (via Nets Daily)

Ben Simmons Unlikely To Play In Summer League
Ben Simmons missed the entire 16-17 season due to a foot fracture.

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Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks
Markelle Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

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Joel Embiid To Represent 76ers At Lottery
The 76ers could end up with a scenario where they drafted first overall and fourth overall.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Robert Covington Undergoes Surgery To Repair Meniscus
Robert Covington is expected to resume full weight bearing in two weeks and begin basketball activities this summer.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Remain Committed To Using Ben Simmons As Traditional Point Guard
The 76ers plan on using Ben Simmons as their point guard though the offseason could change the equation.

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Buddy Hield, Dario Saric Named Rookies Of The Month For March
Hield is the first member of the Kings to win the award since Ben McLemore won in November of 2013.

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76ers To Sign Alex Poythress With Injury Exception
Alex Poythress had been playing with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical