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76ers Sign Dionte Christmas

Oct 24, 2016 1:14 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have have signed Dionte Christmas.

Christmas originally signed with Sixers back on Sept. 28, 2009 before being released on Oct. 21 of that year.

Christmas last played in the NBA during the 13-14 season with the Phoenix Suns.

Christmas last played professionally in Turkey.

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Nerlens Noel To Miss 3-5 Weeks With Left Knee Surgery

Oct 23, 2016 11:46 AM

Nerlens Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks with his surgery on his left knee.

Noel's surgery will address an inflamed plica above his left knee.

Dr. Riley Williams will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure.

Noel's only game action this preseason came in the Oct. 4 opener against Boston at the University of Massachusetts.  He finished that game with six points on 3-for-8 shooting. Noel also finished with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Noel will be a restricted free agent in 2017.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Wolves Still Exploring Tyus Jones Trade Scenarios

Oct 22, 2016 8:20 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be engaged in trade talks involving Tyus Jones.

The Wolves have received interest on Jones from the Philadelphia 76ers amongst other teams.

Jones grew up in the Minnesota area and was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but he's behind Ricky Rubio and Kris Dunn on their depth chart at point guard.

Jones was also named the 2016 Summer League MVP.

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Nerlens Noel To Undergo Minor Surgery On Left Knee

Oct 21, 2016 6:50 PM

During the normal course of evaluation and treatment for his left adductor strain, which was identified on October 6, Nerlens Noel reported localized soreness in his left knee.

After consulting with multiple specialists, the source of the soreness was identified as inflamed plica. Noel has elected to address the injury via a minor surgical procedure in the coming days.

Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

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Elton Brand To Retire After Preseason

Oct 20, 2016 1:13 PM

Elton Brand has announced he plans on retiring from the NBA with the conclusion of the preseason.

Brand announced his retirement in 2015 but was signed by the Philadelphia 76ers in January of 2016 to give the franchise a veteran presence. 

Brand was the top overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1999 and enjoyed his best seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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76ers, Pelicans Express Interest In Trading For Tyus Jones

Oct 19, 2016 8:33 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans have expressed interest in trading for Tyus Jones.

Jones improved his stock around the NBA with his MVP performance in the Summer League. Jones was the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves are open to moving Jones.

Tom Thibodeau has used non-guaranteed veteran John Lucas III in his point guard rotation.

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Dunc'd On: Philadelphia 76ers Season Outlook w/ Derek Bodner

Oct 19, 2016 3:19 PM

Derek Bodner of PhillyMag and Draft Express joins for the Philadelphia 76ers season outlook. We discuss the outlook for franchise cornerstones Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, as well as the Sixers' other key prospects. We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, and give our predictions for the Sixers season.

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Joel Embiid Asks 76ers To Introduce Him As Joel 'The Process' Embiid

Oct 7, 2016 2:49 PM

Joel Embiid asked the Philadelphia 76ers to introduce him in their starting lineup as Joel "The Process" Embiid.

Embiid was instead introduced as "A 7-foot center from Kansas, No. 21, Joel Embiid." 

Embiid sat out the first two seasons of his career due to a recurring foot injury and perhaps represents The Process that was practiced by Sam Hinkie. Embiid also changed his name on Instagram to include the nickname "The Process."

The 76ers selected Embiid with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and picked another center in 2015 in Jahlil Okafor.

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Ben Simmons Undergoes Surgery For Jones Fracture

Oct 4, 2016 2:04 PM

Ben Simmons has undergone surgery to repair an acute Jones fracture in his right foot.

Simmons suffered the injury during a training camp scrimmage.

It is not yet known how long Simmons will be sidelined.

Simmons' rehabilitation will fall under the supervision of Sixers Director of Performance Research and Development Dr. David T. Martin. 

"Our sports performance and medical staff was debriefed by Dr. O'Malley following the procedure, and we were encouraged by the positive feedback," Martin said. "Moving forward, a comprehensive return to court program will be implemented for Ben, and we will closely monitor his progress throughout the rehabilitation process." 

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Joel Embiid Thought First NBA Training Camp 'Went Great'

Oct 2, 2016 12:33 PM

Joel Embiid was happy with how his first training camp in the NBA went.

"I didn't practice yesterday," he said Friday as the team wrapped its four-day camp at Stockton University. "They had me take the day off, but other than that it went great. I went through the whole practice today, two days ago and the first day."

Embiid hasn't played since March 1st, 2014.

Embiid missed the last two seasons due to surgery in each of the last two summers to repair the navicular bone in his right foot.

"Today was a good day, especially going against [Jahlil Okafor]," he said of his first time squaring-up against the 6-11, 265-pounder. "It went really great. It makes me elevate my game."

Embiid will make his preseason debut on Tuesday.

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Ben Simmons To Undergo Surgery Next Week
The 76ers and doctors involved believe Ben Simmons suffered an "acute injury" unrelated to his weight gain of muscle mass.

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Ben Simmons Fractures Fifth Metatarsal In Right Foot
Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of training camp.

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Joel Embiid Rusty In 76ers' Scrimmage
Joel Embiid appeared to struggle with his footwork, finding his balance and figuring out things in real-time speed on defense.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Nerlens Noel Frustrated By 76ers' 'Silly' Center Logjam
Nerlens Noel expected the 76ers to balance their roster following the departure of Sam Hinkie.

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Joel Embiid To Be On Minutes Restriction, Won't Play Back-To-Back Nights
Joel Embiid underwent two operations on the navicular bone of his right foot, causing him to miss all of his first two seasons in the NBA.

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Brett Brown: Difference Now Is Everybody Is Going To Want To Win Some Games
The 76ers won just 10 games last season and a combined 47 in Brett Brown's first three seasons.

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Sam Hinkie To Teach At Stanford, Snowboard, Watch Basketball During 'Gap Year'
Sam Hinkie made his first public comments since he stepped down as general manager of the 76ers in a series of Twitter posts.

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Jerry Colangelo: 'Guarded Optimism' Appropriate For 76ers
The 76ers are in the middle of a rebound though they're widely expected to be improved in 16-17 with the draft selection of Ben Simmons, as well as the additions of Joel Embiid and Dario Saric.

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Elton Brand, 76ers Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Elton Brand joined the 76ers midseason in 15-16 to provide veteran leadership.

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76ers Officialy Sign Cat Barber
Cat Barber was a First-team All-ACC selection in 2016.

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76ers Waive Carl Landry, Tibor Pleiss
The 76ers have waived Carl Landry and Tibor Pleiss.

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Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump
The Jazz plan to waive Kendall Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed.

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Joel Embiid 'Truly On Track' For Preseason
The 76ers haven't seen any red flags with the progress of Joel Embiid since his surgery in 2015.

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RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The Sixers
Host Danny Leroux and Derek Bodner discuss the 76ers' present and future, including the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, their potential Okafor/Noel decision and more.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio and CelticsBlog go in-depth on the Atlantic Division.

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76ers To Give Ben Simmons Minutes At Point Guard
Ben Simmons will always have the freedom to bring the ball up the court after defensive rebounds.

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Joel Embiid Honors Sam Hinkie With Instagram Post Calling Him 'The GOAT'
Joel Embiid created a post on Instagram honoring Sam Hinkie.

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Manu Ginobili Found 76ers' Pitch Appealing Due To Brett Brown, Size Of Offer
Philadelphia was offering a two-year contract offer that guaranteed in the first season five times more than the Spurs.

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Cavs Trade Sasha Kaun To 76ers To Clear Room For Chris Andersen
Cleveland also gets a $1.33 million traded-player exception in the Sasha Kaun deal.

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76ers Officially Sign Dario Saric
The Sixers acquired the rights to Dario Saric in a 2014 draft-night trade with Orlando after the Magic selected him with the 12th overall pick.

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