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Tony Wroten Has Partial ACL Tear In Right Knee

Jan 23, 2015 5:12 PM

Tony Wroten has a partial tear of his ACL in his right knee.

"While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired," said the Philadelphia 76ers in a statement.

“Until the procedure takes place, we are unable to provide a specific timeline for his return to play.”

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Dario Saric Beats Giannis To Win FIBA Europe Young Men's POY

Jan 21, 2015 10:48 AM

Dario Saric has won the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year award for 2014.

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo finished a close second in the voting while Cedi Osman of Turkey rounded out the top three.

Saric led Cibona Zagreb to a win of the Adriatic League with an MVP performance in the Final Four.

A third campaign in the Croatian senior men's team followed, averaging 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds on his team's run to the Round of 16 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Saric's NBA draft rights are owned by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Robert Covington Establishes Himself As Part Of 76ers' Long-Term Plan Amid Inquiries

Jan 20, 2015 6:19 PM

A few NBA teams have placed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, but the 24-year-old sharpshooter has been made largely unavailable from trade inquiries as a core part of the franchise’s long-term plans, league sources told RealGM.

Since signing a contract with the 76ers on Nov. 15, Covington has arguably been the team’s most consistently productive player, with a skill set that’s able to translate throughout the league’s 30 teams.

Over 31 games and 19 starts this season, Covington is averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. He is a 39.2 percent shooter from three-point range, making 2.2 over 5.5 attempts a game.

The 76ers will have strong odds to land Covington into the rookie-sophomore Rising Stars Challenge game at All-Star weekend, along with K.J. McDaniels, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Among second-year players, Covington ranks first in three-pointers per game, fifth in points behind Victor Oladipo, Carter-Williams, Shabazz Muhamad and Trey Burke and fifth in steals behind Noel (2013 Draft class, rookie), Oladipo, Shane Larkin and Carter-Williams.

As un undrafted forward out of Tennessee State in 2013, Covington landed with the Houston Rockets on a multi-year deal that summer. He was released in training camp this season, before turning into a valuable signing for Philadelphia.

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Joel Embiid Now Weighs 300 Pounds, 76ers Concerned With His Work Ethic

Jan 18, 2015 11:41 AM

Joel Embiid now weighs close to 300 pounds, representing a substantial gain from his 250 pounds while at Kansas last year.

Embiid's work ethic is being question by some within the Philadelphia 76ers.

Embiid had a blowup with assistant strength and conditioning coach James Davis, which is one of the reasons he was sent home during the team's recent West Coast road trip.

"He's a young, 20-year-old kid who is trying to figure his way into being a professional basketball player and learning life," Luc Mbah a Moute said.

Because of his foot injury, his conditioning has been limited. Embiid can only do things such as use the antigravity treadmill and take long walks to generate a rapid heart rate.

The Sixers are trying to address the added weight. Embiid, however, hasn't always been a willing workout participant, according to sources. He's even blown off conditioning drills, one source added.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Larry Drew II To Sign 10-Day Contract With 76ers

Jan 15, 2015 1:49 AM

Larry Drew II will be signed to a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, according to a source.

Drew has played for the Sioux Falls SkyForce in the NBA D-League this season.

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Veteran Player: Nobody Wants To Play For 76ers

Jan 12, 2015 1:23 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are undergoing a radical rebuild and while it's long-term results success has yet to be determined, there is a perception now that veteran players will avoid playing there at all costs.

"No one wants to go there," said an Eastern Conference player who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Not right now."

Danny Granger and Andrei Kirilenko are two veterans who refused to suit up for the Sixers following trades to the team.

The Sixers hope their team will become a desired destination for free agents in a few seasons.

"I guess the obvious reason would be [it's] on a struggling team," said Luc Mbah a Moute, a seventh-year player who was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "Most veterans I guess don't want to go through the process and be on a team where there's a lot of young players and you deal with losing a lot of games."

"I'm not insulted by it at all," Brett Brown said. "And I don't think anybody involved in the program should be. I think it's just reality of where we are at."

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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76ers Reneged On Agreement To Waive Andrei Kirilenko

Jan 9, 2015 11:03 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to release Andrei Kirilenko after their trade with the Brooklyn Nets was agreed upon, according to two sources.

Sam Hinkie hasn't followed through with that handshake deal and the 76ers suspended Kirilenko this week.

"He might have an IQ of 150, but [Hinkie] doesn't seem to realize you have to deal with these people over and over," one league source said.

"No," said another source when asked if Hinkie may have misunderstood the alleged agreement. "I think he started thinking he can just hold onto him and use him at the trade deadline in a package to get something."

Sources indicate Hinkie is gaining a reputation as someone other teams are reluctant to do business with.

"General managers like to call each other and talk, but nobody wants to talk to Sam Hinkie. Nobody trusts this guy," one source said.

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Andrei Kirilenko Suspended By 76ers Without Pay

Jan 9, 2015 10:58 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have suspended Andrei Kirilenko for failing to report to the team.

Kirilenko's suspension is without pay.

The NBA was notified of Kirilenko's suspension earlier this week.

Kirilenko was traded to the 76ers by the Brooklyn Nets in December.

Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that Sam Hinkie reneged on a deal to release Kirilenko.

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Clippers To Trade Jared Cunningham To 76ers

Jan 7, 2015 2:35 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are trading Jared Cunningham to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources.

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76ers View Nerlens Noel's Primary Position As Center
The 76ers have experimented at times this season with playing Nerlens Noel at power forward.

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Malcolm Thomas To Re-Sign With 76ers
Malcolm Thomas was waived this season by the 76ers on Nov. 10.

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76ers Have 'Zero Interest' In Claiming Josh Smith
The 76ers are the only team under the cap with enough space to claim Josh Smith off waivers.

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Silver Believes Some Teams Are Going Through 'Legitimate Rebuilding Process'
Adam Silver believes the public perception of tanking is a bigger issue than what teams are actually hoping to accomplish.

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76ers To Waive Ronny Turiaf
Ronny Turiaf was acquired by the 76ers in a three-team trade on Friday.

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Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer From Wolves For Troy Daniels
Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets.

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Alexey Shved To Strongly Consider Return To Europe As Free Agent For Lucrative Offers
Alexey Shved will strongly consider returning to Europe where he has received outlines for multi-million dollar offers, league sources told RealGM.

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Arnett Moultrie Signs With Jiangsu Nangang
Arnett Moultrie was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and spent two seasons with the 76ers before being traded to the Knicks in October.

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Furkan Aldemir Signs Four-Year, $12M Deal With 76ers
Furkan Aldemir has landed a four-year contract worth around $12 million with the 76ers, according to sources.

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Brett Brown Upset By 76ers' Decision To Trade Brandon Davies
Brett Brown said "there is a human side of it that bothers me because you are trying to grow chemistry, you are trying to grow a culture."

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76ers Sign Ronald Roberts From D-League, Waive Jorge Gutierrez
Ronald Roberts started all eight games for the Sevens so far this season, averaging team-highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 67% from the floor.

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Malcolm Lee Waived By 76ers
The 76ers waived Malcolm Lee on Thursday, the team announced.

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Nets Trade Andrei Kirilenko, 2020 2nd Rounder To 76ers
The 76ers will acquire Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second round pick, along with the right to swap 2018 second rounders and cash from the Nets.

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76ers Waive Drew Gordon, Sign Malcolm Lee
The 76ers have waived Drew Gordon to sign Malcolm Lee from the D-League.

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Some Around NBA Warn Brett Brown He Could Be Eventually Cast Aside By 76ers
Gregg Popovich suggested to Brett Brown in 2013 not to accept anything less than a four-year deal

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Dario Saric Named Euroleague MVP For November
Dario Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots.

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Tony Wroten Out At Least One Week With Sprained Knee
Tony Wroten will be re-evaluated on December 5.

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JaKarr Sampson Recalled To 76ers
JaKarr Sampson appeared in two games for the Delaware 87ers, averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds.

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76ers Won't Be Favored In Any Of Remaining 69 Games
The 76ers' best odds to win are at 44.6 percent on March 30th when they host the Lakers.

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Furkan Aldemir To Sign With 76ers
Furkan Aldemir is averaging 8.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game for Galatasary in 11 games.