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Manu Ginobili Found 76ers' Pitch Appealing Due To Brett Brown, Size Of Offer

Jul 22, 2016 10:07 AM

Manu Ginobili said his contract talks with the Philadelphia 76ers were genuine and not a negotiating ploy to receive a richer offer from the San Antonio Spurs.

“It was not my main option. I never wanted to leave San Antonio,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But I had to listen to all the options that are there.”

Philadelphia was offering a two-year contract offer that guaranteed in the first season (between $16 million and $17 million) more than five times what the Spurs initially offered for one year ($3 million).

“The fact that Philadelphia had a great coach and a person I appreciate so much as Brett Brown, made it more appealing in the case the Spurs didn’t happen,” Ginobili told The Vertical. “But the Spurs happened and they always had the priority.”

The Spurs improved their one-year offer to $14 million.

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Tags: Manu Ginobili, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs Trade Sasha Kaun To 76ers To Clear Room For Chris Andersen

Jul 15, 2016 7:52 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Sasha Kaun and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers to create a roster spot for Chris Andersen.

Cleveland also gets a $1.33 million traded-player exception in the Kaun deal.

The 76ers will waive Kahn.

Andersen and LeBron James played together for two season with the Miami Heat.

Cleveland lost Timofey Mozgov to the Lakers in free agency.

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Tags: Sasha Kaun, Chris Andersen, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Officially Sign Dario Saric

Jul 15, 2016 4:57 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has signed Dario Saric. 

“We are thrilled to finally announce the highly anticipated signing of Dario Saric to an NBA player contract with the Philadelphia 76ers,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Our basketball team stands to benefit from both the on-court development and physical maturation of Dario as a professional player in Croatia and Turkey over the last few years.”

The Sixers acquired the rights to Saric in a 2014 draft-night trade with Orlando after the Magic selected him with the 12th overall pick. Since being drafted, Saric has spent two seasons with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League. In 2015-16, he averaged 11 points and six rebounds over 37 games while shooting 48 percent from the floor and helped lead Anadolu Efes to an appearance in the Turkish BSL Finals. Saric improved his three-point field goal percentage to 41 percent in 2015-16 after shooting 34 percent the previous season.

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Tags: Dario Saric, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Christian Wood, Hornets Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Jul 13, 2016 10:03 PM

Christian Wood has agreed upon a two-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

The second season of Wood's deal is a team option.

Wood played well for the Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League.

The 76ers waived Wood in January in order to sign Elton Brand.

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Tags: Christian Wood, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Signing Dario Saric Over Coming Days

Jul 13, 2016 6:21 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have informed Anadolu Efes they will sign Dario Saric this weekend.

Saric's buyout is worth €1 million.

Saric was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Bryan Colangelo Admits 76ers Will Likely Trade Okafor, Noel Or Embiid

Jul 13, 2016 11:04 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have a logjam at the big positions in Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel.

"There's no question you can look at our roster and say we have some unbalance," said Bryan Colangelo. "We're top heavy. We have some good talent there."

Colangelo talked positively about the individual attributes of each player.

"We have to figure out what we're going to do with everybody. When you look at the calls coming in, quite frankly, everyone's trying to poach a big man from us."

Colangelo also talked about his support for how Okafor publicly criticized reporting about the 76ers trying to trade him.

"Absolutely not," said Colangelo when asked if he's comfortable entering the season with their three centers on the roster. "We're not going to make a bad deal just to make a deal. I think we can be a better basketball team if we can distribute that talent better. Maybe take one of those assets and address other needs on the roster. I think right now it's best to say we like all of them, we want to see if we can make the most out of each of them. At the end of the day, the reality says one has to go at some point but only when the deal is right." 

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jahlil Okafor Responds To Report 76ers 'Tried Like Hell' To Trade Him

Jul 11, 2016 1:01 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers "tried like hell" to trade Jahlil Okafor this offseason, according to a report from Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

With Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel alongside Okafor, the 76ers have a logjam at center.

According to the report, Okafor is "upset and his people are upset."

Okafor responded to the report on Twitter.

"One second I'm reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I'm upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly," wrote Okafor. "Which one is it? Source please confirm. Seems like writers are getting lazy, dropping a fraudulent story and try to make it credible by using that magic word.... Sources! Lol stop it."

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Dario Saric Confirms He'll Join 76ers For 16-17

Jul 9, 2016 6:32 PM

Dario Saric has confirmed he will join the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

Saric helped lead Croatia to a place in the Olympics and was named MVP of the qualifying tournament.

"I'm going back home and then to the USA for the Sixers," said Saric.

There had been a recent report Saric could decide not to join the 76ers for another season.

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Dario Saric May Not Join 76ers For 16-17

Jul 8, 2016 12:10 PM

Dario Saric may not actually join the Philadelphia 76ers this season, according to a league source.

With the 76ers drafting Ben Simmons and Saric needing to leave money on the table to leave Turkey, he may not actually join the team this season.

"He makes 1.5 million Euros ($1.66 million US) playing in Turkey," said the source Thursday night. "It's a comfortable living. Why come over and risk that and go back to the rookie-scale contract when you've completed two-thirds of not having to be on the rookie scale? This is before the draft."

Saric would be due $9 million over the next four seasons based on being the No. 12 overall pick. If he plays a third season in Turkey, he wouldn't be subject to the rookie scale and would probably make more than twice that amount.

"(Saric's parents are) counting every dollar because this is their gravy train," the source said.

Saric would likely be a reserve with Simmons projected to start at power forward.

"He's not coming over to be a backup," said the source, who could envision Saric asking for a trade if he does leave Turkey this summer. "Why would he come over now? How is he going to play?"

Tom Moore/Courier Times

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Celtics Continue To Have Interest In Jimmy Butler, Jahlil Okafor Trade

Jul 5, 2016 8:54 PM

The Boston Celtics continue to work the trade market with Jimmy Butler and Jahlil Okafor still available.

A path to a trade will be more difficult than it was on draft night as both the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers wanted the No. 3 pick to select Kris Dunn.

The Celtics signed Al Horford in free agency, which gives them a legitimate All-Star who is also at the later stage of his prime.

Boston is holding the line on their trade offers from before the draft and are ready to move forward if any teams come down to their price. There are indications that the Celtics may still be able to do business with the Bulls and 76ers.

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Report: 76ers Offer Rudy Fernandez Two-Year, $20M Deal
Rudy Fernandez reportedly has a buyout of approximately $4 million with Real Madrid.

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Gerald Henderson, 76ers Agree Upon Two-Year, $18M Deal
Gerald Henderson played last season for the Blazers following his trade from the Hornets.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sergio Rodriguez Agrees To One-Year, $8M Deal With 76ers
Sergio Rodriguez has played for Real Madrid since leaving the NBA.

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Tyler Johnson, Nets Agree Upon Four-Year, $50M Offer Sheet
Tyler Johnson made $507,000 in his second NBA season for the Heat in 2015-16.

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Jerryd Bayless, 76ers Agree Upon Three-Year, $27M Deal
The 76ers have agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Jerryd Bayless.

Jon Krawczynski/AP

Ish Smith Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Pistons
Ish Smith wanted to re-sign with the 76ers but received no interest at the start of free agency.

Rod Beard/The Detroit News

76ers Interested In Jordan Clarkson
Because Jordan Clarkson is under the Arenas provision, the 76ers can sign him to a deal that is heavily backloaded.

Sam Amick/USA Today

DeMar DeRozan To Meet With Raptors In Los Angeles On July 1st
DeMar DeRozan could meet with the Heat, Mavericks, 76ers and Lakers if he's unable to agree upon terms with the Raptors.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Raptors Have Approached 76ers On Trade For Nerlens Noel
The Raptors feel Nerlens Noel could fill the backup center role that Bismack Biyombo played.

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Dario Saric To Join 76ers For 16-17
The 76ers and Dario Saric's reps are working on contract details.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Report: Adam Silver May Have Pressured 76ers Into Regime Change
According to sources, Adam Silver was "scared" by the "glorification of the Process" made famous by Sam Hinkie.

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Nets, Kings, 76ers Interested In Allen Crabbe
Allen Crabbe had a breakout 15-16 season, scoring 14.2 points per 36 minutes with a True Shooting Percentage of .572 in 26.0 minutes per game.

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76ers, Kings Interested In Dion Waiters
The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for Dion Waiter's return.

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76ers Have Serious Interest In Signing Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes will be a restricted free agent, giving the Warriors matching rights.

Marc Stein/ESPN

James Webb III, 76ers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal With Partial Guarantee
James Webb III was named first team All-Mountain West in 2015-16 after averaging 15.8 points and nine rebounds per game for the Broncos as a redshirt junior.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

76ers Offering Nerlens Noel, 24, 26, Robert Covington To Celtics For No. 3
The Celtics have been shopping the third overall pick for weeks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

76ers Have Been Conducting 'Due Diligence' On Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio signed a four-year, $54 million extension with the Wolves in 2014.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

76ers Increase Efforts To Acquire 3rd Overall Pick From Celtics
The 76ers have increased their efforts to acquire the third overall pick from the Celtics.

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76ers Decided To Select Ben Simmons On Lottery Night
The 76ers were always locked in on Ben Simmons despite doing their due diligence on other players.

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76ers Offering Either Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel To Boston For 3rd Pick
Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have struggled in their minutes together so far and Philadelphia is encouraged by the progress Joel Embiid has made coming back from multiple foot surgeries.

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