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Jazz Trade Tibor Pleiss To 76ers For Kendall Marshall In Salary Dump

Aug 26, 2016 11:41 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second round picks and cash.

The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed.

The 76ers will absorb the $3 million guaranteed to Pleiss for 2016-17 and the $500,000 guaranteed on the $3.1 million in 2017-18. 

Marshall will find it difficult to find a guaranteed spot for training camp with another team due to being waived this late in the offseason.

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Joel Embiid 'Truly On Track' For Preseason

Aug 23, 2016 5:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers expect Joel Embiid to be ready for the start of training camp and the preseason.

Embiid hasn't played formal five-on-five since March of 2014 as he's since undergone multiple surgeries on his right foot. Embiid was the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Kansas.

“Embiid is well and truly on track, there are no red flags anywhere," said Brett Brown. "None of us should be afraid right now. We’re very proud of him.” 

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RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The Sixers

Aug 18, 2016 5:08 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine, the USA Today and DraftExpress (@DerekBodnerNBA) discuss the 76ers’ present and future, including the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid (1:23), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (16:41), Ben Simmons (27:15), Dario Saric (41:09), the potential Okafor/Noel decision (53:45) and much more.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss

Aug 10, 2016 3:37 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss) go in-depth on the Atlantic Division. They analyze the offseason, including who got better and worse, moves that stood out (20:02), and rookies they are most excited to see (32:02). After that, they preview the upcoming season, including ranking the teams 1-5 (39:51), predicting who will make the playoffs (50:35) and pick breakout players (1:14:11).

They also discuss the possibility of Chris Paul joining the Knicks (14:24), Melo’s no-trade clause (54:00) and much more.

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76ers To Give Ben Simmons Minutes At Point Guard

Aug 10, 2016 1:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers plan on playing Ben Simmons at point guard at times during his rookie season.

"I can't wait for the season to begin and all over the place I'm very, very excited to start our season," Brett Brown said. "I think [Simmons] is going to have some taste of [point guard] for sure. He'll dictate that himself when he rebounds and leads the break. I've said it many times, I think the NBA point guard is the hardest position in the NBA.

"He's never played point guard, let alone NBA point guard, so what do you think he's going to be? He has a real good chance to be that. I think initially we're going to play him in different positions and that [point guard] will certainly be one of them. I believe he's an elite passer. He has the mentality to do that first--and in a 6-foot-10 frame that weighs 240, 250 pounds, at 20 years old. That's a great package to work with to play multiple positions.

"He's going to be a facilitator. You're going to see [Simmons] making plays. The ball will be in his hands and you can call what position you want. He's certainly going to have the ball in his hands a lot, and everybody will certainly be reaping the benefits of that and truly enjoy playing with him. What we will say is we will give him the ball as much as we can."

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Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Joel Embiid Honors Sam Hinkie With Instagram Post Calling Him 'The GOAT'

Jul 24, 2016 10:41 AM

Joel Embiid created a post on Instagram honoring Sam Hinkie.

"THE GOAT #HeDiedForOurSins #TrustTheProcess," wrote Embiid as the caption of a photo of himself with Hinkie.

Hinkie stepped down as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers in April.

 

THE GOAT #HeDiedForOurSins #TrustTheProcess

A photo posted by Joel Hans Embiid (@joelembiid) onJul 23, 2016 at 4:17pm PDT

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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

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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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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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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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76ers Signing Dario Saric Over Coming Days
Dario Saric's buyout is worth 1 million.

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Bryan Colangelo Admits 76ers Will Likely Trade Okafor, Noel Or Embiid
The 76ers have a logjam at the big positions in Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel.

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Jahlil Okafor Responds To Report 76ers 'Tried Like Hell' To Trade Him
According to the report, Jahlil Okafor is "upset and his people are upset."

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Dario Saric Confirms He'll Join 76ers For 16-17
Dario Saric helped lead Croatia to a place in the Olympics and was named MVP of the qualifying tournament.

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Dario Saric May Not Join 76ers For 16-17
If Dario Saric plays a third season in Turkey, he wouldn't be subject to the rookie scale and would probably make more than twice that amount.

Tom Moore/Courier Times

Celtics Continue To Have Interest In Jimmy Butler, Jahlil Okafor Trade
A path to a trade will be more difficult than it was on draft night as both the Bulls and 76ers wanted the No. 3 pick to select Kris Dunn.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

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.

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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.

Jordan Brenner/ESPN

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Michael Scotto/Sheridan Hoops

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

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