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Darryl Dawkins Passes Away At 58

Aug 27, 2015 4:31 PM

Darryl Dawkins has passed away at the age of 58.

Dawkins had the nickname of Chocolate Thunder and broke two backboards in separate games in 1979.

The Orlando native played 15 seasons in the NBA, spending the majority of his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets.

Dawkins was the first player ever drafted directly from high school to the NBA.

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76ers Set Goal Of October 2016 For Joel Embiid

Aug 24, 2015 5:37 PM

Joel Embiid underwent surgery last week on his foot and the public timetable is five to eight months.

But the internal timeline is longer and even Sam Hinkie has ruled out Embiid for the entire 15-16 season.

"Talking to my sources, they want to see him return around October – not this October, but the next October, for that season," said Keith Pompey. "And he may not even return for the start of that season. He may miss a couple games. But that’s their goal."

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

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

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Dario Saric Expects To Join 76ers For 16-17 Season

Aug 24, 2015 12:25 PM

Dario Saric conducted an interview in Croatia about his future in the NBA, implying he expects to move to the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the 16-17 season.

"Next summer I will, probably, finally go where I want, to the biggest basketball league in the world, NBA. Imperative is to spend another year in Efes, and then is (time for) America. We have tried to do something this year, but since Efes demended for me to stay as an important player, I was forced to stay. Finally, I see the point in staying "

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Joel Embiid Undergoes Successful Surgery On Foot

Aug 18, 2015 10:16 PM

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

"Everyone involved – our organization, Joel, and his agent Darren Matsubara of Wasserman Media Group – worked diligently to assemble this highly sought after group of professionals. The goal was simple: Provide the best possible care for Joel to maximize his opportunity for a long and successful NBA career," said Sam Hinkie in a statement.

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Martin O'Malley led the surgery.

"Visual inspection suggested good vascularity of the bone. We replaced the two existing screws and performed a bone graft of the site using bone from his hip," said O'Malley.

“We were able to identify that bone's integrity was even better than expected and has been put in a great position to support full recovery. 

"The entire procedure lasted approximately three hours and there were no complications.”

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Joel Embiid To Undergo Second Foot Surgery Tuesday

Aug 15, 2015 12:30 PM

Joel Embiid will have a second surgery on his right foot Tuesday, according to sources.

Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season.

Embiid was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft and missed his rookie season after having surgery in June 2014 to repair a stress fracture in the foot.

Embiid last played with the University of Kansas during the 2013-14 season.

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Joel Embiid Surgery Details Remain Unknown

Aug 10, 2015 4:30 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers remain secretive over the impending surgery of Joel Embiid.

On June 13 the team released a statement that said, in part, "Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams. During his visit, a standard CT scan on Joel's right foot revealed less healing than anticipated at this point." Then on July 11, after it was reported that Embiid would miss the season due to another surgery, the team came out with a statement acknowledging such, and said that surgery would take place "in 7 to 10 days."

There is still no word if or when Embiid will undergo surgery.

The Daily News reported Embiid had rebroken the navicular bone in his foot, which was the reason for the second surgery and why the team announced he would be sidelined for the upcoming season.

Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

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JaVale McGee Focused On Getting Healthy As He Remains Free Agent

Aug 9, 2015 4:16 AM

JaVale McGee has remained focus on getting healthy ahead of the 15-16 season as he remains unsigned.

Several teams have shown interest in McGee with the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers appearing to be frontrunners.

McGee was waived last season by the Philadelphia 76ers and nearly signed with the Boston Celtics.

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Jordan McRae To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

Aug 3, 2015 6:40 AM

Jordan McRae will sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a training camp deal.

McRae joined the Delaware 87ers of the D-League in March.

McRae previously played in Australia with the Melbourne United.

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Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers For Gerald Wallace

Jul 31, 2015 5:08 PM

The Golden State Warriors have acquired Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for cash and draft considerations.

The 76ers acquired Thompson in a trade with the Sacramento Kings this offseason.

Wallace was acquired by the Warriors in their trade with the Boston Celtics for David Lee.

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J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

Jul 31, 2015 3:34 PM

J.P. Tokoto plans to sign a training camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source tells RealGM.

Tokoto and the 76ers are discussing terms, and the athletic forward has made clear he has no intention of signing overseas or in the D-League.

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.

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls
Jimmy Butler had planned on meeting with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Mavericks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Report: 76ers Ordered To Send $3M To Pelicans For Not Disclosing Holiday's Injuries
The sources said Jrue Holiday played with stress fractures in his lower right leg during his final season with the Sixers.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Legitimately Concerned About Joel Embiid's Right Foot
Sam Hinkie said selecting Jahlil Okafor third overall was not connected to the situation with Joel Embiid's injured foot.

John Smallwood/Philadelphia Daily News

Celtics Prepared To Trade Up With 76ers If Jahlil Okafor Slips
The Celtics have a considerable numbers of assets to make trading up to No. 3 viable.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

76ers Believed To Have Stayed Within Technical Framework Of CBA
The 76ers are unlikely to face any punishment for possible violations of the "spirit" of the collective bargaining agreement.

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

NBPA Looking Into 76ers' Salary Handling Under CBA
The NBPA told agents in a meeting on Monday that it will actively look into the 76ers' handling of the CBA, such as salary distributions, the cap floor and contract format loopholes.

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Celtics Offer Marcus Smart, Two Firsts To 76ers For Nerlens Noel, No. 3
The Celtics have offered Marcus Smart and picks No. 16 and 28 in the first round to the 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the No. 3 pick.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Dario Saric Won't Join 76ers In 15-16
Dario Saric won't be bound by the rookie scale if he waits three years to come to the NBA.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Joel Embiid Could Miss Entire 15-16 Season
Joel Embiid's latest setback will not influence the Sixers' plan in the June 25 draft.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid Has Setback With Foot Injury, Receiving Further Evaluations
A standard CT scan on Joel Embiid's right foot revealed less healing than anticipated, according to Sam Hinkie.

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