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Josh Harris: Drafting Joel Embiid Was 'Reasoned, Smart Risk'

Oct 2, 2015 12:37 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers don't regret drafting Joel Embiid in 2014 as he continues to be plagued by foot issues.

“An elite big man is very hard to come by in this league,” managing owner Josh Harris said. “I think when we drafted Joel , I think it was a reasoned risk, a smart risk.”

Embiid had another surgery in August and will miss the entire 15-16 season.

“His progress looked very promising up until very late when we thought he was going to play in summer league and then all of a sudden we had a setback," Harris said. "I was disappointed, It took me like a week to pick myself up off the floor.

“But what we done since then … [is have] a very high quality process to get him the best medical care for the surgery and since the surgery making sure that he and we are doing everything possible to position him to be an elite NBA player.”

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inqurier

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

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76ers' Owner Wishes Rebuild Was Faster But Happy With Progress

Oct 1, 2015 4:15 PM

Josh Harris remains optimistic that the Philadelphia 76ers are on their way to becoming title contenders as they begin Year 3 of their rebuild with Sam Hinkie in charge.

“I think we are making progress,” Harris said Thursday during his preseason state-of-the-franchise press conference.  “I’m an impatient person at heart. I would rather get to the end point as fast as possible.

“But at the same time, the goal is still the same goal to be an elite extremely competitive team that goes deep in the playoffs.”

The 76ers aren't expected to contend for a playoff spot this season.

“But at the same time there aren’t shortcuts to it,” Harris said. “So you have to react to the realities on the crowd. I certainty wish it was going faster. But at the same time, I’m happy with the progress."

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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76ers Waive Gerald Wallace

Sep 26, 2015 6:12 PM

Gerald Wallace has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wallace was acquired by Philadelphia in late July from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for forward Jason Thompson.

Wallace was on the Warriors' roster for just a few days following their trade of David Lee.

If Wallace clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Jordan McRae Signs One-Year Tender With 76ers

Sep 25, 2015 7:03 PM

Jordan McRae has signed a one-year tender with the Philadelphia 76ers.

McRae will go to training camp with the 76ers.

The 76ers acquired the draft rights to McRae, who was picked 58th overall by the San Antonio Spurs. McRae played collegiately at Tennessee and is a 6'6 shooting guard.

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Tags: Jordan McRae, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brett Brown Intends To Finish Four-Year Contract With 76ers

Sep 24, 2015 2:29 PM

Brett Brown expects to complete his four-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers have won just 19 and 18 games in the first two seasons of Brown's tenure as the franchise rebuilds under Sam Hinkie.

"I signed a four-year contract and my intention is to see it through," Brown said. "For whatever reason, I personally feel connected to this city and enjoy the people of this city."

If Brown doesn't get an extension, he would enter 16-17 with lame-duck status.

"I just don't want to talk about it," he said. "I've said what I have to say. I'm just really excited to coach the group and I'd be disappointed in myself it I commented many sentences beyond what I've just done as it relates to my contract."

Tom Moore/The Intelligencer

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76ers Pursued Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard In Restricted Free Agency

Sep 23, 2015 4:24 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers broached the possibility of signing Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard to an offer sheet during their restricted free agency. Their interest was described as "due diligence."

But there was little chance of either playing choosing to sign with the 76ers at this stage in their rebuild.

The 76ers almost entirely sat out free agency, not even pursuing younger players on cheap contracts.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

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J.P. Tokoto Agrees To One-Year Deal With 76ers

Sep 7, 2015 4:18 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a one-year deal with J.P. Tokoto.

Tokoto was the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Tokoto agreed to a non-guaranteed $525,000 tender offer, which would make him a restricted free agent in 2016. The 76ers would have to make him a qualifying offer to keep Tokoto.

Tokoto will likely share time between Philadelphia and its NBA Development League affiliate in Delaware. Tokoto played for the Sixers' summer league teams in Las Vegas and Utah.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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76ers Sign Christian Wood

Sep 7, 2015 2:51 PM

Christian Wood and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a contract.

The deal is for four years and has a partial guarantee.

Wood spent two seasons at UNLV, averaging 15.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while shooting 49.7% from the field.

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Kendall Marshall Signs Multiyear Deal With 76ers

Sep 5, 2015 12:18 AM

Kendall Marshall has agreed to a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Marshall's deal includes a fully guaranteed salary for the 15-16 season.

Marshall has been rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Chapel Hill.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Kendall Marshall Working Out With 76ers

Sep 2, 2015 12:28 PM

Kendall Marshall has been working out with the Philadelphia 76ers at their facility and will likely receive a training camp invitation.

Marshall played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season until he tore his ACL.

Marshall was traded to the Phoenix Suns, the team that originally drafted him, and he was then waived as part of the Brandon Knight trade.

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Darryl Dawkins Passes Away At 58
Darryl Dawkins was the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA.


76ers Set Goal Of October 2016 For Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid underwent surgery last week on his foot and the public timetable is five to eight months.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer (via Dan Feldman/ProBasketballTalk)

Dario Saric Expects To Join 76ers For 16-17 Season
Dario Saric conducted an interview in Croatia about his future in the NBA.

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Joel Embiid Undergoes Successful Surgery On Foot
Joel Embiid underwent a bone graft procedure of the navicular bone at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on Tuesday.

RealGM Staff Report

Joel Embiid To Undergo Second Foot Surgery Tuesday
Joel Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Joel Embiid Surgery Details Remain Unknown
There is still no word if or when Joel Embiid will undergo surgery.

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

JaVale McGee Focused On Getting Healthy As He Remains Free Agent
Several teams have shown interest in JaVale McGee with the Mavericks and Lakers appearing to be frontrunners.

Alex Kennedy/Basketball Insiders

Jordan McRae To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers
Jordan McRae joined the Delaware 87ers of the D-League in March.

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Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace
Jason Thompson gives the Warriors depth in the frontcourt.

RealGM Staff Report

J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers
J.P. Tokoto was the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the 76ers out of North Carolina.

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Richaun Holmes, 76ers Agree To Terms On Multi-Year Deal
Richaun Holmes has agreed to terms on a multi-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Cavs Likely To Settle For TPE In Exchange For Haywood's Contract
The Cavs used a trade exception they created last summer to trade for Timofey Mozgov during last season.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Joel Embiid Re-Broke Navicular Bone In Right Foot
Between the season ending and the June 13 statement, a source said Joel Embiid was working out daily at the team's practice facility.

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

76ers, Scottie Wilbekin Reach Four-Year Deal
The 76ers have reached agreement with Scottie Wilbekin on a four-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Pierre Jackson Signs Partially Guaranteed Four-Year Deal
Pierre Jackson received a make-good contract from the 76ers last season for the league minimum.

Sean O'Connor/Liberty Ballers

Joel Embiid To Undergo Second Surgery On Foot, Likely Out For 15-16 Season
The 76ers are planning as if Joel Embiid will not play this season, according to sources.

Keith Pompey/The Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers' Rookie Richaun Holmes Suffers Broken Elbow
Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a fractured elbow in Utah and faces a six-to-eight week recovery timetable, league sources told RealGM.

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76ers Still Evaluating Next Steps For Joel Embiid's Right Foot
Joel Embiid has been ruled out of the Summer League, but could still undergo surgery at some point.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Dario Saric Had Interest In Joining 76ers For 15-16
Dario Saric will have to remain with Anadolu Efes until 2016.

David Pick/Basketball Insiders

Kings Trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry To 76ers To Clear Cap Space
Sacramento is pursuing Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews in free agency.

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