Apr 15, 2014 9:44 AM EDT
Casper Ware signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will cover the remainder of the season.
Ware's second 10-day deal expired on Sunday. He said he is still trying to work out a deal for the future.
"I just want to finish up strong and try to work out something for the long term," Ware said. "I had a meeting with [general manager] Sam [Hinkie] this morning. All [day], I was, like, 'Dang, when am I going to get the call?' It ended up good, so I'm happy about that."
Apr 13, 2014 12:27 PM EDT
The Miami Heat were offered Evan Turner in a trade by the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the deadline with Udonis Haslem being the only significant piece they would have had to send in return.
The Heat didn't make the trade, at least in part because they didn't like how it would look to deal one of the club's longest tenured players.
The Indiana Pacers, however, traded Danny Granger to the 76ers for Turner.
Haslem has twice given up in excess of $10 million to remain with the Heat.
Apr 08, 2014 10:54 PM EDT
Brett Brown was introduced to basketball analytics this season as the Philadelphia 76ers become a franchise that bases major decisions on data and model-drive analysis.
"There's always the thing that they call unintended consequences," said Brown. "That's where my curiosity combined with, yeah, you know, there's a bit of defiance in me that I don't believe it. Prove it. And what about this? What about that?
"And if you can get through all those type of layers, I say, 'Wow.' And I feel like I've improved."
Lance Pearson was hired by the 76ers to work on advanced analytics and statistical scouting. Pearson, 53, has a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Boston University.
"I have a guy in my meetings that I've just fallen in love with," Browns said of Pearson. "I have a bunch of assistant coaches, and I've got a gentleman with about four degrees that is incredibly impressive when you say, 'What's your background?' And he rolls off all of this followed by his doctorate.
"In my meeting, I say . . . 'Who's the best in the league in this? What does this mean? We are number one in the league in pace. Is that a kick-ahead three-ball?' "
Brown has enjoyed incorporating the analytics into his assessment of the game.
"The analytics side has really captured my imagination and will factor into a lot with this upcoming draft," Brown said. "I'm going to see a different side than I probably will ever know when we start . . . assessing people."
Apr 08, 2014 10:01 PM EDT
Nerlens Noel spoke to reporters for the first time since the end of September.
Noel hasn't played a competitive game since tearing his ACL in March of last year while a freshman at Kentucky.
"I am very encouraged," Noel said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Through the past year since I had my injury, I have pushed myself through thick and thin and I had some struggles and I just stayed with it."
Noel continues to be limited in practice.
"I worked my butt of to get where I am at now and definitely feel confident I am at my best point and have increased my vertical leap," he said. "And I am just building up my body though this past year."
Noel was hoping to be cleared in time to play in his hometown of Boston on April 4th, but he will miss the entire season.
Apr 07, 2014 12:34 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Adonis Thomas to a 10-day contract.
The 76ers had room on its 15-man roster after James Nunnally’s second 10-day deal expired Saturday night.
Thomas has had two 10-day stints with the Orlando Magic this season.
Apr 06, 2014 1:49 PM EDT
With the expiration of his second successive 10-day contract, the Philadelphia 76ers won’t sign wing shooter James Nunnally for the remainder of the season, league sources told RealGM.
The 76ers have used the end of their roster for auditioning, and Nunnally averaged three points and shot 33.3 percent from three-point range in nine games. He scored eight points in 21 minutes in his second appearance on March 19.
Nunnally had also earned two 10-day deals with the Atlanta Hawks in January.
Nunnally had enjoyed his time with the 76ers, and now his agent, Bill Neff, will try to find with a more structured offensive system to better utilize Nunnally. Brett Brown has done a remarkable job to stabilize a culture around the 76ers, whose ball movement has increasingly dissipated as the season’s progressed.
Undrafted in 2012, Nunnally excelled in Summer League a season ago and has used the NBA Development League to earn two call-ups. He has averaged 18.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 35 games this season with the Texas Legends and Bakersfield Jam.
Apr 04, 2014 12:11 PM EDT
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Casper Ware to a second 10-day contract.
Ware averaged 3.6 points, 1.2 assists, 1.2 rebounds and 14 minutes in five games with the 76ers.
Ware played for Virtus Bologna in Italy earlier in the season.
Apr 02, 2014 12:20 PM EDT
Nerlens Noel has been ramping up the visibility of his work over the past few days, but he probably won't play a competitive game until the Summer League.
"I'm sorry to say the same, old answer and he's just moving forward and I can't even really give you a rate," Brett Brown said. "You see what I see. Whether he is going to play or not is still up in the air. But I think just to watch him, how can you not get excited about what we're all seeing?
"The first thing that I've fallen in love with is that he is beyond competitive. There is a dog in him, there is a toughness in him that I misjudged, because you look at him and he's got those big eyes at 19 years old and there's a naiveté that no doubt exists within him, as it should. So you're talking to him and he doesn't talk a lot, he listens a lot, he's a fantastic listener. As you go through all those months shooting one-handed with him and then all of the sudden you see him come out here, he's a tremendous competitor. For me, it's the No. 1 quality that makes somebody special. Then you get into the athleticism where he's got that bounce and he can jump twice. People that can miss a blocked shot, hit the floor and go back up are special. And he can do it both with his right hand and his left hand. I think the growth of his actual foul shot will carry over to his real shot, [which] has been excellent this year. I'm proud of the time that we've spent with him. I see a far more mature type of player having gone through all the film sessions and the weight room sessions and on a team bus. He's been with the team, he just hasn't played. This year has been invaluable to him."
Apr 01, 2014 6:51 PM EDT
Michael Carter-Williams and Gorgui Dieng have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for March.
Carter-Williams averaged 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in March, along with a PER of 12.5.
Dieng averaged 8.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in March, along with a PER of 22.8.
Mar 31, 2014 1:07 PM EDT
Arnett Moultrie has been suspended five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.
Moultrie will also be ineligible to play for the Delaware 87ers during the period of his suspension.
Moultrie has appeared in just 12 games this season for the Philadelphia 76ers,
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