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Andrew Bogut Plans To Sign With Cavs If Bought Out

Feb 27, 2017 10:40 AM

Andrew Bogut is negotiating his release by the Philadelphia 76ers and intends to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Bogut to the 76ers at the deadline.

‎Various ailments limited Bogut to 26 games with the Mavs. A bone bruise in his knee and a hamstring strain, in particular, caused Bogut to miss extended stretches.

Bogut was the starting center of the Golden State Warriors until his trade last offseason to create cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

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Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut

Feb 26, 2017 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut is engaged in buyout talks with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours.

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Joel Embiid Unhappy With How 76ers Handling Injury Updates

Feb 24, 2017 10:45 AM

Joel Embiid went through a full scrimmage Thursday and the Philadelphia 76ers' medical staff was pleased by his progress, but the team still said he'll miss their next four games.

The Sixers are targeting a March 3 return against the Knicks from what the team is calling a left knee contusion.

"Honestly, I think I can play, but I'm not ready to play," Embiid said. "There was no swelling yesterday. This morning when I came in, there was a little bit. I just finished practice and I feel good, but there's still a little bit of swelling. I've got to manage that."

Embiid has sat out the previous 11 games and admits he's not happy with how the 76ers have managed updates with the injury.

"I was told I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks, so I wasn't happy with the way it was handled," Embiid said. "I thought keeping my name out there was going to literally have people think about me all the time instead of just saying when I was going to be back. So I'm happy that they did that today and said that I’m out for the next four games."

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Ben Simmons Ruled Out For Entire 16-17 Season

Feb 24, 2017 10:35 AM

Ben Simmons will sit out the entire 16-17 season.

Simmons underwent surgery on a broken foot in training camp and a most recent scan shows the bone has not fully healed.

Simmons was the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of LSU. The 76ers also had Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid miss what would have been their rookie season with Embiid sitting out a second season before returning this year.

"It's not the way you want to start your career, but it happens. We're not excited about the news today," said Bryan Colangelo.

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Andrew Bogut Allowed To Sign With Warriors Due To CBA Loophole

Feb 23, 2017 8:38 PM

Andrew Bogut is expected to agree upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers and a loophole in the CBA will allow him to return to the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors traded Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason to help clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant. The Mavericks traded Bogut to the 76ers in a package for Nerlens Noel at the deadline.

The reacquisition restriction rule only applies to the "last trade" and not all prior trades as well.

According to a source, the NBA is interpreting that the "last trade" designation technically applies to the Mavericks only.

It is not year clear if the Warriors will have interest in Bogut, who figures to receive interest from the Cavaliers and Celtics.

According to Marc Stein, the Warriors will consider all options but they have been focused on targeting guards or signing Briante Weber for the remainder of the season. The Warriors have Zaza Pachulia, David West and JaVale McGee on their depth chart for big man minutes, though they recently waived Anderson Varejao.

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76ers Trying To Trade Andrew Bogut By Deadline

Feb 23, 2017 12:09 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will try to find a trade of Andrew Bogut before the deadline.

Bogut was acquired by the 76ers from the Mavericks in exchange for Nerlens Noel.

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have monitored Bogut's situation all season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Bogut would like to be a free agent and have begun discussions with Philadelphia on a buyout.

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Mavs Acquire Nerlens Noel For 1st Rounder, Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut

Feb 23, 2017 11:47 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a first round pick.

Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. Dallas has long been interested in Noel and intend to re-sign him.

The pick from the Mavericks to Philadelphia will be protected 1-18 in June's draft. According to Zach Lowe, if the pick is not conveyed as a first rounder this year, it converts to a second rounder in 2017 and 2018.

The 76ers had been attempting to trade Jahlil Okafor as they balance out their roster.

Bogut is widely expected to be rerouted to another team via trade or to be bought out in time to sign with a playoff contender. Bogut is on an $11 million contract this season.

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76ers Call Bulls On Availability Of Jimmy Butler

Feb 23, 2017 1:56 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have reached out to the Chicago Bulls this week about the availability of Jimmy Butler. The Boston Celtics have also had interest in Butler in the past.

The Bulls have told teams they have no plans to trade Butler.

When the Bulls and Celtics discussed a Butler trade in June, they were seeking Jae Crowder, either Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley, as well as No. 3 and No. 16 picks in the 2016 draft.

Like the Celtics, the 76ers are capable of putting together an enticing package for Butler with their combination of young players and future draft pick assets.

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Lakers, Kings Could Be Trade Partner For 76ers On Jahlil Okafor

Feb 23, 2017 1:01 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have had discussions with 10 or 11 teams on a trade for Jahlil Okafor.

The New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls were teams that had expressed some interest but the Bulls and Nuggets are no longer interested while the Blazers and Pelicans have made trades for centers.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are possible trading partners for Okafor.

“I’m happy here,” Okafor said when asked if he wants a new start with a different team. “I’ve been here. This is all I know as far as the NBA goes. I’ve gotten real comfortable with the coaches, and my teammates. If I’m here, I’d be more than happy.”

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Bulls Pursue Trade With 76ers For Jahlil Okafor

Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM

The Chicago Bulls continue to pursue a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor.

Okafor has been on the trading block by the 76ers for several weeks.

Okafor is a native of Chicago and was the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Duke.

The 76ers would prefer to trade Okafor instead of Nerlens Noel as they look to balance their roster.

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Hawks Trade Tiago Splitter, Two 2nd Rounders To 76ers For Ersan Ilyasova
The 76ers are finalizing a trade to send Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks for two second round picks and Tiago Splitter.

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76ers Prefer To Trade Jahlil Okafor By Deadline But Not Necessary
The 76ers still value Jahlil Okafor as a third overall pick, though rival teams don't view him that way.

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Pacers Interested In Trading For Jahlil Okafor
The Pacers have been motivated to upgrade their roster around Paul George and appear willing to trade their first round pick this season.

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Pelicans Nearly Dealt For Jahlil Okafor With Similar Offer As Cousins' Trade
The deal between the Pelicans and 76ers fell apart over pick protections.

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Blazers Were Close To Jahlil Okafor Trade Before Dealing For Jusuf Nurkic
Talks between the Blazers and 76ers were advanced enough for Philadelphia to pull Jahlil Okafor from their lineup.

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Jahlil Okafor Would Enjoy Playing With Anthony Davis
Jahlil Okafor was in New Orleans for the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday as his future with the 76ers remains uncertain amid trade rumors.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Ben Simmons' Foot May Not Yet Be Fully Healed
Ben Simmons was initially scheduled to only miss three months and return in January.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

76ers Still Expect Ben Simmons To Play This Season
Ben Simmons is running, jumping and cutting but hasn't been cleared for contact.

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Jahlil Okafor Rejoins 76ers After Trade Fails To Materialize
The 76ers shelved Jahlil Okafor in order to create the best trade offer possible leading to the All-Star break, league sources speculate.

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Ben Simmons Less Likely To Play At All This Season
Ben Simmons is appearing less likely to play at all this season as he continues to recover from surgery on a broken foot.

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Jahlil Okafor Trade Talks Gain Momentum
Jahlil Okafor is averaging 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game in February.

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Joel Embiid Has Minor Tear In Meniscus Of Left Knee
Joel Embiid has missed 11 out of the past 12 games and will likely remain out through the All-Star break.

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76ers Want Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid To Play Together At Some Point This Season
Ben Simmons is beginning to practice, while Joel Embiid has missed eight straight games because of a knee contusion.

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BPI: Lakers Have 44.4 Percent Chance Of Landing Top-3 Pick
If the Lakers don't convey their pick to the 76ers this year, they also benefit by converting a first round pick owed to the Magic from the Dwight Howard trade into two second rounders.

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Pelicans, 76ers Discussing Jrue Holiday For Jahlil Okafor Trade
Philadelphia is seeking a first round pick from the Pelicans as part of the deal.

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Joel Embiid, Marquese Chriss Named Rookies Of The Month
Marquese Chriss averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the month.

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Chasson Randle Signs Three-Year Deal With 76ers
Chasson Randle has appeared in four games for the 76ers on multiple 10-day contracts.

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Cavaliers Sought Trade For T.J. McConnell
Cleveland wanted T.J. McConnell to fulfill a role similar to the one Matthew Dellavedova had with the Cavs the last three seasons as Kyrie Irving's backup.

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RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The 76ers
Host Danny Leroux and Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine go in-depth on the 76ers.

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Ben Simmons' Recovery On Track As Foot Scan Reveals No Setbacks
Ben Simmons could make his debut shortly after the All-Star break.

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