Jul 11, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
The Houston Rockets are working towards completing a trade of Jeremy Lin in order to create cap space now that LeBron James has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Rockets would like to sign Chris Bosh to a max offer sheet.
Sam Amick of USA Today reports Bosh is still weighing whether or not sign with the Rockets.
Jul 09, 2014 7:02 PM EDT
Clearing NBA free agency waivers after his release from the Toronto Raptors, Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.
Stone, one of the tallest pure point guards at 6-foot-7, averaged one point and one rebound in 21 games for the Raptors a season ago.
Stone remains a possibility for the Raptors, a source said.
Jul 07, 2014 10:33 PM EDT
The New York Knicks have contacted the Philadelphia 76ers about a trade centered on Amar'e Stoudemire.
Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Stoudemire.
The 76ers have made it known they would be willing to accept an undesirable contract if an asset is included in the deal. Iman Shumpert is a possible part in a Stoudemire deal to the 76ers.
Jul 05, 2014 3:38 PM EDT
Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league opener.
The injury is initially diagnosed as a rupture.
Jackson was traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the 76ers on draft night.
Jul 05, 2014 1:25 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin.
The Houston Rockets plan on trading away Lin in order to free up cap space.
The 76ers and Bucks would acquire Lin along with another asset such as a future first round pick. Both teams also would presumably be facilitating a player going to or staying in the Western Conference.
The Rockets are interested in Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh.
Jul 02, 2014 9:24 AM EDT
The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms on a four-year, $32 million deal with Avery Bradley, according to a source.
Bradley is a restricted free agent and was reportedly drawing interest from the Philadelphia 76ers, among others.
Bradley averaged 14.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists during an injury-plagued 2013-14 season.
Jul 01, 2014 12:38 AM EDT
Avery Bradley has received interest from the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in the opening minutes of free agency.
Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.
Bradley was in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Jun 28, 2014 1:38 PM EDT
Joel Embiid could miss his entire rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers following surgery on his foot.
"I've seen reported by some 4 to 6 months [for Embiid to be sidelined]," Sam Hinkie said. "I don't know where they came from. That's not the number that I heard from the surgeon himself; it's 5 to 8 months. Guess what our approach will be? We will focus on the health of the player. We've had this discussion before. I don't want that to sound glib, because it's not. It is all that matters, the long-term health of the player. Will we be smart about that? Of course. Will we be thoughtful about that? I hope so. Will we be patient? Yes, yes. We will focus on giving him a chance to be as healthy as he can be, to have the kind of career that he can have. If he can be healthy - and we think there is a very, very good chance - if he can be healthy he can have a very productive NBA career."
Jun 28, 2014 1:35 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers would have likely drafted Andrew Wiggins had Joel Embiid not suffered a foot injury that will require surgery.
"I sniffed opportunity the moment it happened, the moment it happened," Sam Hinkie said on Friday. "The moment he got hurt, we thought we might get him, and we might be the organization with just the set of owners, and we might be the one to do it."
Embiid could miss his entire rookie season, just as Nerlens Noel did for the 76ers last year.
"I've seen reported by some 4 to 6 months [for Embiid to be sidelined]," Hinkie said. "I don't know where they came from. That's not the number that I heard from the surgeon himself; it's 5 to 8 months. Guess what our approach will be? We will focus on the health of the player. We've had this discussion before. I don't want that to sound glib, because it's not. It is all that matters, the long-term health of the player. Will we be smart about that? Of course. Will we be thoughtful about that? I hope so. Will we be patient? Yes, yes. We will focus on giving him a chance to be as healthy as he can be, to have the kind of career that he can have. If he can be healthy - and we think there is a very, very good chance - if he can be healthy he can have a very productive NBA career."
Hinkie will continue to take the longview in building the 76ers.
"I've been here 13 months and I think we've been pretty consistent on what we've been focused on during that time," Hinkie said. "We want to add more and more talent and bring in more and more players and help us move forward with a goal of really trying to build something that can be championship-caliber. That doesn't happen overnight. We've been really open about that. We couldn't have predicted very well at 7:40 [Thursday] night what might have happened at the third pick and exactly who might be there and who might not, and we couldn't have predicted very well at all who was going to be there at the 10th pick at that moment, because there's so many factors in the marketplace that you have to figure out what they'd do to leave you with the set of options that you're left with. We focus on trying to make all the best decisions that we can, and we'll see where that takes us.
"We took a couple of 20-year-olds [Thursday] night. It's very clear that we're going to be growing with them. We talked about that with Michael [Carter-Williams] a year ago when we said that we felt like this is a player that we can grow with, and we still feel that way. We feel that he's a player that we can grow with."
Jun 27, 2014 5:43 PM EDT
Joel Embiid was projected by media reports to miss four to six months due to a stress fracture in his right foot, but the Philadelphia 76ers expect a five-to-eight month recovery timetable.
"I've seen reported some four to six months [for Embiid]," Sam Hinkie said. "That's not the number I heard. The number I heard from the surgeon himself was five to eight months.
"We will focus on the long-term health of the player. That's all that matters. Will we be smart about that? Of course. Will we be patient? Yes. If he can remain healthy, he can have a fantastic NBA career."
Embiid went to the 76ers with the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
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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.
Noah Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and nine rebounds this past season at the power forward position.
Andrew Wiggins is meeting with the 76ers this week.
Daniel Leroux and Derek Bodner discuss the 76ers' draft board at No. 3 along with the rest of their picks, Thaddeus Young's future with the team, and the human element of a losing franchise.
Jun 10, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The 76ers would take Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick and they have actually engaged the Cavaliers in regards to trading up.
The 76ers are moving ahead with plans to build a new practice facility on Camden's waterfront.
Michael Carter-Williams addressed a report that the 76ers have considered trading him this offseason.
The Knicks will attempt to trade for a second round draft pick by purchasing a selection.
May 27, 2014 | Chad Ford/ESPN
The Cavaliers and Bucks each appear to prefer Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker, while Andrew Wiggins would be the pick for the 76ers.
Nerlens Noel said he will play in the Orlando Summer League for the 76ers.
Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo are joined on the NBA All-Rookie First Team by Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway Jr.
The Cavaliers have won the NBA Lottery for the third time in four seasons.
Sam Hinkie has studied Dante Exum of Australia intently.
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Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder.
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