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Cavs Likely To Settle For TPE In Exchange For Haywood's Contract

Jul 23, 2015 6:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to soon trade Brendan Haywood for a traded player exception.

The Cavaliers have shopped the non-guaranteed contract of Haywood around the NBA, including talks with the Brooklyn Nets on Joe Johnson. They haven't been able to find a deal to their liking and could instead trade Haywood for a traded player exception.

The Cavs used a trade exception they created last summer to trade for Timofey Mozgov during last season.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers are the only teams currently with enough cap space to absorb Haywood and create a trade exception for Cleveland. The Cavs might need to surrender a draft pick to create the incentive for either team to help the Cavaliers with the TPE.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Embiid Re-Broke Navicular Bone In Right Foot

Jul 21, 2015 11:36 AM

Joel Embiid re-broke the same navicular bone in his right foot, according to sources.

On June 13th, the Philadelphia 76ers released a statement that Embiid's foot wasn't healing as much as had been anticipated. On July 11th, the 76ers released a statement that Embiid would undergo season-ending surgery.

Jahlil Okafor had known for a couple of weeks that Embiid would miss the entire season.

Between the season ending and the June 13 statement, a source said Embiid was working out daily at the team's practice facility. When asked if Embiid was playing five-on-five, the source said that he hadn't, but "only because there weren't enough people to play five-on-five. He was playing very meaningful games of three-on-three and was doing full-court workouts. He is pretty much a full go."

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

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76ers, Scottie Wilbekin Reach Four-Year Deal

Jul 18, 2015 12:47 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have reached agreement with summer league guard Scottie Wilbekin on a four-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

Wilbekin committed to a deal with the 76ers on Friday night, opting out of his deal with Cairns Taipans of Australia’s National Basketball League.

A standout at Florida, Wilbekin played for Cairns a season ago, averaging 15.2 points and 4.3 assists. The 6-foot-2 guard played four seasons under Billy Donovan, going unselected in the 2014 NBA draft.

In an impressive Summer League showing this year, Wilbekin averaged 12 points and 2.2 assists for the Magic in Orlando and the 76ers in Las Vegas. He shot a combined 42.4 percent from three-point range.

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Tags: Scottie Wilbekin, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pierre Jackson Signs Partially Guaranteed Four-Year Deal

Jul 15, 2015 12:56 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Pierre Jackson to a four-year, partially guaranteed contract.

Jackson received a make-good contract from the 76ers last season for the league minimum.

Jackson didn't appear to discuss a contract with any other teams.

Sean O'Connor/Liberty Ballers

Tags: Pierre Jackson, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Embiid To Undergo Second Surgery On Foot, Likely Out For 15-16 Season

Jul 11, 2015 1:54 PM

Joel Embiid will likely miss the 2015-16 season due to a second surgery after the latest setback in the healing of his right foot, according to several sources.

“I would say there’s a great possibility that Embiid won’t play next year,” the source said. “Just think how long they sat him when they thought he was healthy.”

The Philadelphia 76ers are planning as if Embiid won’t play this season, according to sources.

Another source said the franchise is concerned that this setback could be career-threatening.

Keith Pompey/The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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76ers' Rookie Richaun Holmes Suffers Broken Elbow

Jul 10, 2015 12:39 AM

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a fractured elbow in Utah and faces a six-to-eight week recovery timetable, league sources told RealGM.

Out of Bowling Green, Holmes cemented himself as rising draft prospect at the Portsmouth Invitational and went 37th overall to the 76ers in the June NBA Draft.

Holmes posted 29 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 56 total minutes in three games before suffering the broken elbow in Thursday’s summer league game. The 6-foot-10 forward continued to play through the injury, checking back into the game after his fall.

Holmes, 21, hopes to be fully healthy by the 76ers’ training camp in the fall and could be in line for a contract as a second rounder.

A two-way big man, Holmes averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds in his senior season in 2014-15.

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Tags: Richaun Holmes, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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76ers Still Evaluating Next Steps For Joel Embiid's Right Foot

Jul 9, 2015 10:35 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers remain undecided on the next steps for Joel Embiid's right foot.

“No change as of yet,” Sam Hinkie said Thursday. “A number of meetings are happening about that, even one today. But we have meeting almost every day about that. We don’t not have anything ready to announce.”

Embiid has been ruled out of the Summer League, but could still undergo surgery at some point.

“These are decisions you want to spend enough time on to make sure A: You get it right,” Hinkie said. “And B: you really talked through things and everything is on the same page.”

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Dario Saric Had Interest In Joining 76ers For 15-16

Jul 8, 2015 12:03 PM

Dario Saric had interest in joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming season.

Saric will have to remain with Anadolu Efes until 2016.

“Saric told people he wanted to join Philadelphia now, but couldn’t because his contract had no out-clause,” a source told Basketball Insiders.

Saric was the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.

“It’s really hard for me to answer that,” Saric said. “I can’t comment.”

“I think I’m ready to compete in the NBA, against the best players, but we built a great team in Efes and I want to help the club win a championship.”

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, Anadolu Efes, Euroleague, Turkish TBL, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Kings Trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry To 76ers To Clear Cap Space

Jul 1, 2015 11:24 PM

The Sacramento Kings have cleared salary cap space by trading Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia was targeting Stauskas in the deal and will take on the salaries of Thompson and Landry as the cost.

Sacramento is pursuing Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews in free agency.

The 76ers receive a protected first round pick from the Kings and also get swap rights with Sacramento in the first round of two other drafts, per Zach Lowe.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Wesley Matthews, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls

Jun 30, 2015 11:39 AM

Jimmy Butler has reportedly postponed meetings with rival teams after receiving a max qualifying offer from the Chicago Bulls.

Butler had planned on meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.

Butler can sign a five-year deal worth more than $90 million.

Butler is attempting to determine how many years to sign a new deal with the Bulls for as reports earlier surfaced that he preferred a short-term deal.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: 76ers Ordered To Send $3M To Pelicans For Not Disclosing Holiday's Injuries
The sources said Jrue Holiday played with stress fractures in his lower right leg during his final season with the Sixers.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Legitimately Concerned About Joel Embiid's Right Foot
Sam Hinkie said selecting Jahlil Okafor third overall was not connected to the situation with Joel Embiid's injured foot.

John Smallwood/Philadelphia Daily News

Celtics Prepared To Trade Up With 76ers If Jahlil Okafor Slips
The Celtics have a considerable numbers of assets to make trading up to No. 3 viable.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

76ers Believed To Have Stayed Within Technical Framework Of CBA
The 76ers are unlikely to face any punishment for possible violations of the "spirit" of the collective bargaining agreement.

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

NBPA Looking Into 76ers' Salary Handling Under CBA
The NBPA told agents in a meeting on Monday that it will actively look into the 76ers' handling of the CBA, such as salary distributions, the cap floor and contract format loopholes.

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Celtics Offer Marcus Smart, Two Firsts To 76ers For Nerlens Noel, No. 3
The Celtics have offered Marcus Smart and picks No. 16 and 28 in the first round to the 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the No. 3 pick.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Dario Saric Won't Join 76ers In 15-16
Dario Saric won't be bound by the rookie scale if he waits three years to come to the NBA.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Joel Embiid Could Miss Entire 15-16 Season
Joel Embiid's latest setback will not influence the Sixers' plan in the June 25 draft.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid Has Setback With Foot Injury, Receiving Further Evaluations
A standard CT scan on Joel Embiid's right foot revealed less healing than anticipated, according to Sam Hinkie.

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Lakers, 76ers Considering Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis is a multi-dimensional power forward who showed excellent athleticism and shooting in his workout.

Marc Stein/ESPN

D'Angelo Russell Cancels Visit, Workout With 76ers
D'Angelo Russell has been heavily linked to the 76ers with the No. 3 overall pick.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Emmanuel Mudiay To Work Out For 76ers On June 16th
Emmanuel Mudiay will have a workout with the 76ers on June 16th following a dinner the night before with officials.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Ford: Dario Saric Is One Of The Better Playmaking Fours
Dario Saric was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and currently plays for Anadolu Efes.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Towns, Okafor, Russell, Mudiay Go 1-4 In First Post-Lottery Mocks
D'Angelo Russell is projected to go to the 76ers in the first post-lottery mocks.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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Wiggins, Noel, Mirotic, Clarkson, Payton On All-Rookie Team
Andrew Wiggins, Nerlens Noel, Jordan Clarkson, Nikola Mirotic and Elfrid Payton have been named to the 14-15 NBA All-Rookie Team.

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Joel Embiid Sits In On 76ers' Meetings With Prospects At Combine
The 76ers included Joel Embiid in their meetings at the NBA Draft Combine in what is an unprecedented move.

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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76ers Release New Brand Identity (Photo)
The new primary logo is not a complete departure from previous versions.

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76ers Passed On Paul Pierce In 1998 Due To Larry Hughes' Promise
Paul Pierce and Allen Iverson could have formed a remarkable scoring tandem for the 76ers.

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