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RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The 76ers, NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2015 12:40 AM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) of DraftExpress and Liberty Ballers about the NBA Draft prospects in the NCAA Tournament and the process for the Philadelphia 76ers. 

They work through the headliners (Jahlil Okafor, Karl Towns, Emmanuel Mudiay and D'Angelo Russell) as well as lottery picks and other players further down on the board while also evaluating Philadelphia's overhaul from Nerlens Noel to their recent trade of Michael Carter-Williams for the Lakers' valuable pick.

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Joel Embiid's Needle Going In Right Direction, Will Play Summer League

Mar 25, 2015 1:05 PM

Joel Embiid has been getting back to his normal pregame work after a few games in which it wasn't quite as strenuous.

Embiid had reportedly gained weight earlier in the season, but he's looking fit, toned and explosive.

"He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brett Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction."

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Summer League

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Joel Embiid Receives Good News On Foot

Mar 12, 2015 11:56 AM

Joel Embiid received good news on the examination of his surgically repaired foot.

Embiid had an impressive pre-game workout last Friday, but was later seen in a walking boot amid fears of a setback.

Embiid was back to working out normally on Wednesday.

"Everything is right on track," Brett Brown said. "It's healing at the rate we expected. He is allowed to dunk [laughter].

"They've increased the minutes that we can keep him on the floor [up to 60]. There is going to be some discretion that we use, in regards to how long we decide to work him out. We're going to be smart with trying to get his weight down, his conditioning up. Because we just received the news [Tuesday], there will be a plan with more detail in place for him that will be organized with K.J. [trainer Kevin Johnson], [assistant coach] Billy Lange and myself."

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Joel Embiid In Walking Boot After Setback With Foot

Mar 9, 2015 5:08 PM

Joel Embiid has experienced a "minor setback" with his right foot and is in a walking boot.

Embiid was seen wearing a walking boot on Sunday.

Embiid dunked between his legs during a pregame workout on Friday.

Tom Moore/Calkins Media

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76ers Plan On Using Noel At PF On Defense, Embiid At PF On Offense

Mar 9, 2015 1:31 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will need to figure out the roles of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel when they play together to maximize their skill-sets.

Brett Brown believes Noel will play power forward on defense, while Embiid will be more of a power forward on offense.

"(Noel's) role changes quite a bit (when he moves to 4) with pick-and-roll defense," said Brown.

Tom Moore/Calkins Media

Tags: Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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76ers Claim Glenn Robinson III

Mar 7, 2015 6:46 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.

Robinson was waived this week by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Robinson was the 40th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Michael Scotto/RealGM

Tags: Glenn Robinson, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Thomas Robinson: I'm Tired Of Getting Treated Like A Rag Doll In NBA

Mar 4, 2015 11:19 AM

Thomas Robinson has been traded three times and also placed on waivers by a non-playoff team in his short career after being the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The Philadelphia 76ers claimed Robinson in order satisfy payroll-usage rules, but they've also given him a chance to play.

Robinson has averaged 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 16.4 minutes (19.0 PER) of play off the bench in four games with the 76ers.

"I'm tired of getting treated like a rag doll in this league," Robinson said after his second game with the Sixers. "I just want to prove that I belong here. I'm tired of being treated like I've been treated in this league."

Robinson has been a healthy scratch for about 20 percent of his NBA games.

"Nobody's given me a chance," Robinson said. "That's pretty much it."

Marcus Hayes/Philadelphia Daily News

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76ers Waive JaVale McGee, Allowed To Sign With Playoff Team

Mar 2, 2015 12:10 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff team.

McGee did not have to give any money back for the opportunity to play in meaningful games this season. McGee is owed $12 million for next season.

The 76ers acquired a future first round pick from the Denver Nuggets while taking on McGee and his contract.

McGee played in six games for the 76ers.

The San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat are mentioned as possible destinations for McGee.

Update: McGee was officially waived on Monday morning.

Yahoo's Marc J. Spears reports ten teams, mostly playoff contenders, have already expressed interest in McGee.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: JaVale McGee, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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JaVale McGee Discussing Buyout With 76ers

Mar 1, 2015 1:19 PM

JaVale McGee is discussing a potential contract buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources.

Chances of McGee's buyout depends on McGee's ability to find a team to bring him in now.

McGee was traded to the Sixers from the Denver Nuggets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: JaVale McGee, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Embiid Has Improved Conditioning Since Report Of Weighing Nearly 300 Pounds

Feb 27, 2015 7:50 PM

Joel Embiid appears to now be in much better shape than he was in five weeks ago when a report indicated he weighed close to 300 pounds.

Embiid was working out before the Philadelphia 76ers' game on Friday and he was moving well, executing jump hooks with either hand and exhibiting good mobility.

Embiid has missed the entire season with a right foot stress fracture.

Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

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76ers Claim Thomas Robinson On Waivers
Thomas Robinson was prepared to sign with the Nets if he cleared waivers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Report: 76ers Were Willing To Discuss Trade Of Joel Embiid For 2015 Pick
The 76ers were trying to trade up for a top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and indicated a willingness to discuss Joel Embiid or any player on their team.

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Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko said "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA.


JaVale McGee Wants To Remain With 76ers
JaVale McGee also sees this as an opportunity to mentor rookie centers Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Claim Ish Smith, Waive Malcolm Thomas
The 76ers have signed guard Ish Smith after claiming off his waivers.

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Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko and the 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

David Pick/Eurobasket

Andrei Kirilenko Waived By 76ers
Andrei Kirilenko has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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76ers Have Strong Interest In Emmanuel Mudiay
The 76ers have already taken a liking to Emmanuel Mudiay, according to Larry Brown.

Marc Narducci/Philadelphia Inquirer

Hinkie: I Believe In Optionality, We Won't Bat 1,000 With Draft Picks
Sam Hinkie helped explain his strategy in trading away Michael Carter-Williams and K.J. McDaniels for draft picks.

Tom Moore/Calkins Media

Sam Hinkie: Important We Continue To Be Aggressive In Ways We Build Roster
The 76ers picked up additional draft assets in exchange for two of their most productive young players.

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76ers Sign Tim Frazier To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Tim Frazier has averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 35.7 minutes per game in three appearances with the 76ers.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Don't Plan On Discussing Buyout With JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee has a contract that owes him $11.2 million this season and $12 million in the 2015-16 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

K.J. McDaniels Traded By 76ers To Rockets
K.J. McDaniels has been traded by the 76ers for Isaiah Canaan and a second round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Suns, Bucks, 76ers Agree Upon Knight, Carter-Williams Trade
Brandon Knight and Michael Carter-Williams were traded just before the deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Acquire JaVale McGee, 1st Round Pick From Nuggets
JaVale McGee signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Nuggets in 2012.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Charles Barkley Was Traded To Lakers In 1992 Before 76ers Backed Out
The Lakers, Suns and Blazers were trying to trade for Charles Barkley in 1992.

Richard Deitsch/Sports Illustrated (via Tom Ziller/SBNation)

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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76ers To Sign Tim Frazier To 10-Day Contract
Tim Frazier has played with the Maine Red Claws in the NBA D-League this season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Mike Efevberha Receives Interest To Join NBA System Of Kings, 76ers Through D-League
Mike Efevberha is receiving interest from the Kings and 76ers to integrate his rights into their NBA system via the D-League, a league source told RealGM.

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K.J. McDaniels Receiving Strong Consideration For Rising Stars Game Despite New Format Narrowing Roster
K.J. McDaniels has performed well enough to receive serious consideration for the NBA’s Rising Stars game during the All-Star Weekend.

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