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Ben Simmons Could Debut Shortly After All-Star Break

Jan 18, 2017 7:37 PM

Ben Simmons could make his NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break.

During training camp, Simmons, 20, fractured the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot and was ruled out indefinitely following surgery. His foot has completely healed, sources say.

 

Simmons' current rehab will be centered on gradually increasing his conditioning and on-court workload. Last week he participated in 5-on-5 drills for the first time. 

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76ers Expected To Consider Jrue Holiday In Free Agency

Jan 18, 2017 10:04 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to "take a hard look at" Jrue Holiday in the 2017 free agency.

The 76ers traded Holiday at the beginning of Sam Hinkie's tenure as general manager for what became two lottery picks. Nerlens Noel, who was the first player acquired by the 76ers for Holiday, will also be a free agent this offseason.

With Ben Simmons expected to be the 76ers' de facto point guard, Holiday would be a natural fit with his defensive versatility against guards, playmaking off the dribble and perimeter shooting.

Holiday is averaging 13.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists with a PER of 15.3 this season.

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76ers To Sign Chasson Randle To 10-Day Contract

Jan 9, 2017 12:58 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Chasson Randle to a 10-day contract on Tuesday.

Randle has been playing with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League.

In 19 games in the D-League, Randle has averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.0 minutes per game.

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Joel Embiid Shooting For Playoffs After 76ers Win 10th Game Of 16-17

Jan 8, 2017 6:41 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers recorded their 10th win of the season on Sunday, matching their win total from 15-16.

Joel Embiid said he has looked at the standings, where the 76ers are eight games back of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and he believes that should be a goal.

"I think we have a chance. We've been hot lately,'' he said. "We've won three out of four lately, so I look at it, and I think we have a chance, and we're really figuring things out. We're starting to learn how to win games.''

"We are winning basketball games more frequently than we have been, but for us it's still, how are we doing what we do?'' Brett Brown said. "Are we doing our job? Are we not skipping steps? Are we putting in good days? And we believe as simple as that might sound, that they will add up.''

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76ers Have Nate Robinson, Jordan Farmar, Yogi Ferrell On Radar

Jan 8, 2017 6:34 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are considering a number of free agent point guards for a 10-day contract.

Nate Robinson, Jordan Farmar and Yogi Ferrell are three of the players they're considering.

The 76ers have T.J. McConnell and Sergio Rodriguez on their depth chart at point guard while Ben Simmons is expected to play the position when he makes his NBA debut.

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Kings, Raptors, Nuggets, 76ers Interested In Paul Millsap

Jan 6, 2017 1:31 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are holding Paul Millsap trade discussions with a number of teams.

Millsap can become a free agent this offseason.

The Sacramento Kings are "very interested" in Millsap, while the Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers have also shown interest.

The Hawks agreed to trade Kyle Korver this week to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Longest-Tenured Sixer Nerlens Noel Describes Process As 'Survival Of The Fittest'

Jan 5, 2017 6:55 PM

With the Philadelphia 76ers releasing Hollis Thompson this week, Nerlens Noel is the only player left from the 13-14 edition of the team.

Noel, Robert Covington and Joel Embiid are the only holdovers from the

"I thought there would be a few more players that would have stuck," Noel said. "But it obviously is a crazy thing to look at, seeing how many players we've been through and how many teammates I barely can remember the names of."

The Sixers had discussions with numerous NBA teams last summer about trading Noel.

"Every time you have a sit-down, Coach [Brett Brown] is saying such and such got released," Noel said. "So it definitely builds a willing nature to just be strong enough [to handle it if he's released or traded.] If it ever does come, I've seen it [with others before] and been through it."

 

Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

"I just see it as survival of the fittest. . . . Honestly, I just see it as that's how it is right now. With all of the guys that came through, they are obviously in better places."

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Joel Embiid Jokes About Playing Point Guard Later In Career

Jan 4, 2017 8:10 PM

Joel Embiid raved about playing alongside Nerlens Noel following the Philadelphia 76ers' win on Tuesday over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid also joked about changing positions later in his career.

"I've always thought that I'm a guard," Embiid said, via CSN Philly, "so having him rolling to the basket, because he's so athletic, he can catch lobs, and me just playing on the perimeter or posting up and just handling the ball -- by the end of my career, I want to be a point guard, so that was good."

Embiid is averaging 3.7 turnovers and 1.9 assists per game, though he does have a shooting percentage of 38.6 from the three-point line.

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Richaun Holmes Assigned By 76ers To D-League

Jan 4, 2017 6:54 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have assigned Richaun Holmes to the D-League.

Holmes has been out with a concussion after being elbowed in the back of the head on Dec. 22nd.

Holmes hadn't played in a game since Dec. 14th as Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are all ahead of him in the depth chart at center.

Holmes has averaged 6.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 16 minutes in 21 appearances with two starts for the Sixers

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76ers Waive Hollis Thompson

Jan 4, 2017 4:22 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived Hollis Thompson.

Thompson was in the final season of a four-year contract, which would have become fully guaranteed on January 10th.

The 76ers create a roster spot and more playing time for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot with the move.

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Blazers Not Interested In DeMarcus Cousins, Nerlens Noel
The Blazers could use a rim protector at center to anchor their defense.

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Joel Embiid, Buddy Hield Named Rookies Of The Month For December
Joel Embiid averaged 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 27.3 minutes per game in 10 December games.

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76ers Want To Evaluate Nerlens Noel-Joel Embiid Pairing
The 76ers are working Nerlens Noel back into the rotation and are interested in seeing how he can play with Joel Embiid.

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Nerlens Noel Makes Peace With Lack Of Playing Time
Nerlens Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Believe Joel Embiid Deserves All-Star Consideration
Blake Griffin in 2011 was the last rookie to be named to an All-Star Game.

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Gerald Henderson Suffering From Intolerable Hip Pain
Gerald Henderson said soreness and stiffness are a result from his having two surgeries in that hip.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid Calls Nerlens Noel 'My Best Friend On The 76ers'
Nerlens Noel surprisingly played on Tuesday with Joel Embiid getting in foul trouble and he received a standing ovation from the Philadelphia 76ers' home crowd.

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Joel Embiid Taking Responsibility Of Changing 76ers' Culture
The 76ers have struggled in their recent nationally televised appearances, something that doesn't sit well with Joel Embiid.

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76ers Take Nerlens Noel Out Of Rotation
Nerlens Noel missed the first 23 games with the knee injury and he spent some of that time rehabilitating in Alabama.

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Nerlens Noel Meets With Brett Brown About Playing Time
Nerlens Noel complained publicly to the media on Friday after playing just eight minutes.

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Jerryd Bayless Likely Out For Season With Wrist Surgery
Jerry Bayless was signed by the Sixers in the offseason and appeared in three games.

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Dario Saric Accepts Need To Play Small Forward
Dario Saric knows his best position in the NBA is power forward but he's accepting of the fact that he'll have to play small forward in certain situations to receive playing time.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Rival Teams Have Been Discouraged By Their Intel On Nerlens Noel
The 76ers could be open to trading Nerlens Noel before the trade deadline.

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Ben Simmons On 76ers' Practice Floor For First Time Since Surgery
Since beginning rehab a little over two months ago, Ben Simmons and Brett Brown have been conducting one-on-one tutoring sessions to develop his on-court game.

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Nerlens Noel 'Curious' To See How Three 76ers' Centers Can Coexist
Nerlens Noel gets the impression that two big men will be on the floor together.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Elton Brand Hired By 76ers As Player Development Consultant
Elton Brand will be heavily involved in assisting the players in every facet of their on- and off-court development, in addition to other responsibilities within the basketball operations department.

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Joel Embiid Interested In Participating In Three-Point Contest
Joel Embiid has made 15 of his 30 three-point field goal attempts so far this season.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers To Use Ben Simmons As Point Guard
The 76ers plan on making Ben Simmons their point guard when he returns from injury.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid Named Rookies Of The Month
Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.

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Nerlens Noel Assigned To 87ers To Continue Rehab
The 76ers have assigned Nerlens Noel to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.

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