Sep 18, 2014 7:33 PM EDT
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) focuses on the Atlantic Division with Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game (@uuords) and Jared Weiss of CLSN Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss).
The three work through an eventful off-season in terms of players and coaches alike from the Jason Kidd fiasco to the major New York / Dallas trade that brought Jose Calderon to the Knicks.
In addition, they also preview the upcoming season including ranking the teams in the division 1-5 and predicting how many of them will make the playoffs.
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Sep 14, 2014 10:58 PM EDT
JarKarr Sampson has signed a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sampson played for the 76ers in the July NBA summer league.
Sampson went undrafted out of St. John's.
Sep 12, 2014 10:08 PM EDT
Devon Collier, an undrafted forward out of Oregon State, has passed on an invitation to NBA training camp to sign a deal with Bnei Herzliya in Israel, sources told RealGM.
Collier had received interest as a draft-and-stash prospect in June’s NBA Draft, and he was in discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers before his agent Charles Briscoe and manager Tzvi Grossman decided upon a contract in Israel's top basketball league.
Collier will now play alongside former NBA players Devin Ebanks and Josh Selby.
Collier was a standout all-around player in four collegiate seasons, averaging 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his senior year.
Sep 02, 2014 4:00 PM EDT
Courtney Witte is leaving the Philadelphia 76ers to join the front office of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Witte has been the 76ers' director of player personnel for more than a decade.
Sam Hinkie and Witte reached agreement that allowed the longtime scout to join the Clippers.
Witte, who played college basketball under coach Bob Knight at the University of Indiana, spent 11 seasons with the Indiana Pacers before the Sixers hired him in 1998 as a video coordinator and advance scout.
Aug 30, 2014 3:22 PM EDT
Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.
McRae was selected 58th overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft, and his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will maintain his rights.
McRae has an NBA out clause in his deal until January.
Brett Brown has deep ties to Australian basketball, and is credited with smoothing McRae’s transition to Melbourne.
Aug 27, 2014 1:35 PM EDT
Joel Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.
"Officially signed my NBA contract today... I'm BLESSED!!!! The American Dream "Coming to America," Embiid posted on his verified Twitter account.
Embiid was the third pick in June's NBA draft and could miss the 2014-15 season.
Aug 27, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Joel Embiid will play in any games this season.
Embiid underwent surgery on his foot in June and the original prognosis was that he would be out 4-6 months.
"I don't know at this point. Right now, he's in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests," said Sam Hinkie.
"He'll get a good baseline and then we'll put together a rehab plan. He's still in a boot. He was shooting threes on one leg in our gym [Monday]. I don't know how it will play out. We'll take an approach without knowing where the finish line is. We want to know how we can be sure to put him in a position to have a long NBA career. However long [rehab] takes will be however long it takes. In my experience with this injury, a very reasonable approach that our medical professionals take is to put these hurdles in place for them to rise above and then measure the symptoms and then let's see what happens in the days after. Is there tightness or soreness or swelling? Does the MRI or X-ray show something different? When we set that road map, no one knows [how long it will take]."
Aug 27, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first round pick along with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in exchange for Thaddeus Young.
The 76ers will likely receive the pick, which originates from the Miami Heat, in 2015.
"There were several components [that were enticing] and one is the first-round pick held by Miami," Hinkie said in a conference call yesterday. "That's important. You don't see a lot of first-round picks changing hands these days. The players will be helpful, too. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had a fantastic career at UCLA. Early in his NBA career, he was an everyday lockdown defender. He's a versatile guy who could guard multiple positions.
"Alexey Shved, been around for 2 years and played at a high level in big games, a guy that we had paid attention to for many years before he joined Minnesota. He can both handle the ball and play off the ball."
Mbah a Moute is also expected to help as a mentor to Joel Embiid.
"Luc's relationship with Joel can only help," said Hinkie. "We're definitely in the mode of player development and Joel's a big part of that."
Aug 26, 2014 4:55 PM EDT
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception.
Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.
Aug 23, 2014 2:31 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade that sends guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami's protected 2015 first round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.
As part of the three-team trade, Minnesota will also acquire forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia receives forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves.
“Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success," David Griffin said in a statement. “We want to also wish Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett the best as they will continue the start of their careers in Minnesota. They are both outstanding young men that have great potential on the court and long, very successful careers ahead of them.”
Philadelphia Sixers Archives
The Wolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Heat to the 76ers for Thaddeus Young.
The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.
Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.
Nerlens Noel and Rajon Rondo each played collegiately at Kentucky.
The 76ers will now have Anthony Bennett, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams as lottery picks from the 2013 NBA Draft.
Anthony Bennett could be traded to the 76ers as part of the long anticipated Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade.
The Cavaliers and Wolves have a "handshake" deal in place on a trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.
The Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.
The NBA is attempting to balance out the odds of the draft lottery to discourage tanking.
The Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the 76ers for $125,000.
Jul 28, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Thaddeus Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.
Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Pacers.
The Rockets would like to sign Chris Bosh to a max offer sheet and need to clear Jeremy Lin.
Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the 76ers, Kings and Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.
Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Amar'e Stoudemire.
Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the 76ers' summer league opener.
Jul 05, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.
Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and was also drawing interest from the 76ers.
Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.
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