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Jordan McRae Signs With Melbourne United

Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.

McRae was selected 58th overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft, and his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will maintain his rights.

McRae has an NBA out clause in his deal until January.

Brett Brown has deep ties to Australian basketball, and is credited with smoothing McRae’s transition to Melbourne.
Via Michael Kaskey-Blomain/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid Signs Rookie Deal With 76ers

Joel Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

"Officially signed my NBA contract today... I'm BLESSED!!!! The American Dream "Coming to America," Embiid posted on his verified Twitter account.

Embiid was the third pick in June's NBA draft and could miss the 2014-15 season.

 

Via RealGM Staff Report

76ers Unsure If Joel Embiid Will Play At All This Season

The Philadelphia 76ers are unsure if Joel Embiid will play in any games this season.

Embiid underwent surgery on his foot in June and the original prognosis was that he would be out 4-6 months.

"I don't know at this point. Right now, he's in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests," said Sam Hinkie.

"He'll get a good baseline and then we'll put together a rehab plan. He's still in a boot. He was shooting threes on one leg in our gym [Monday]. I don't know how it will play out. We'll take an approach without knowing where the finish line is. We want to know how we can be sure to put him in a position to have a long NBA career. However long [rehab] takes will be however long it takes. In my experience with this injury, a very reasonable approach that our medical professionals take is to put these hurdles in place for them to rise above and then measure the symptoms and then let's see what happens in the days after. Is there tightness or soreness or swelling? Does the MRI or X-ray show something different? When we set that road map, no one knows [how long it will take]."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Hinkie: Acquiring 1st Round Pick Was Key To Trade For 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a first round pick along with Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

The 76ers will likely receive the pick, which originates from the Miami Heat, in 2015.

"There were several components [that were enticing] and one is the first-round pick held by Miami," Hinkie said in a conference call yesterday. "That's important. You don't see a lot of first-round picks changing hands these days. The players will be helpful, too. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had a fantastic career at UCLA. Early in his NBA career, he was an everyday lockdown defender. He's a versatile guy who could guard multiple positions.

"Alexey Shved, been around for 2 years and played at a high level in big games, a guy that we had paid attention to for many years before he joined Minnesota. He can both handle the ball and play off the ball."

Mbah a Moute is also expected to help as a mentor to Joel Embiid.

"Luc's relationship with Joel can only help," said Hinkie. "We're definitely in the mode of player development and Joel's a big part of that."

Via Bob Cooney/Philadelphia Daily News

Thunder Trade Thabeet To 76ers To Create $1.25M TPE

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception.

Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavaliers Acquire Kevin Love, Send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett To Timberwolves In Three-Team Deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade that sends guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami's protected 2015 first round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.

As part of the three-team trade, Minnesota will also acquire forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia receives forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves.

“Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success," David Griffin said in a statement. “We want to also wish Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett the best as they will continue the start of their careers in Minnesota. They are both outstanding young men that have great potential on the court and long, very successful careers ahead of them.”

Via RealGM Staff Report

Wolves To Acquire Young From 76ers For Mbah a Moute, Shved, Miami's 1st Rounder

The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved and the first round pick in 2015 belonging to the Miami Heat to the Philadelphia 76ers for Thaddeus Young.

Mbah a Moute's value to the 76ers, at least in part, comes from his close relationship with Joel Embiid.

There had been speculation that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the 76ers, but he will stay with the Wolves following his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Minnesota Star Tribune

Wolves May Keep Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the long-anticipated Kevin Love deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he may be staying with the Minnesota Timberwolves after all.

The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.

Beat writer Jerry Zgoda reports that Bennett will stay with the Wolves.

"Just a reminder: if you keep reading Bennett is headed to Philly for Young in forthcoming trade...don't believe it," wrote Zgoda.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Anthony Bennett Focused On Basketball, Not Eventual Destination

Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.

The Cavaliers will acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there have been reports Bennett would be sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in the deal.

“I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett said on Monday.

“Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to play the game of basketball.”

Bennett had a disappointing rookie season after coming back from shoulder surgery and doesn't find the uncertainty on his future distracting.

“Not distracting at all, just still focused on what I have to do, just working hard, keep my body healthy, just watching what I eat,” Bennett said.

“Last summer I couldn’t really do anything, just was pretty much out from the jump. This summer I was back on track right after the season, just watching everything I do, watching what I eat, just making sure everything is right for Summer League. I’m continuing more so I can be ready for the season.”

Via Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Nerlens Noel Credits Rondo For Being Biggest Help In Recovery

Nerlens Noel credits Rajon Rondo for being the biggest help in recovering from a torn ACL.

Noel and Rondo each played collegiately at Kentucky.

"With all the support and love, certain guys, especially Rajon Rondo -- he was definitely the biggest helper through this whole process, he actually gave me his phone number and told me I could hit him up whenever about it. Being from Boston, watching him growing up, and he went through it and he came back as strong as possible, actually before me, so it gave me a lot of confidence, having his good faith."

Noel will begin his rookie season one year after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via James Herbert/CBS Sports

Philadelphia Sixers Archives

76ers To Acquire Anthony Bennett; Thad Young To Wolves As Part Of Love Trade

The 76ers will now have Anthony Bennett, Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams as lottery picks from the 2013 NBA Draft.

Anthony Bennett Could Be Traded To 76ers As Part Of Love Deal

Anthony Bennett could be traded to the 76ers as part of the long anticipated Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love trade.

Cavs, Wolves Have 'Handshake' Deal In Place On Love, Wiggins Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves have a "handshake" deal in place on a trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Timberwolves Expect To Execute Kevin Love Deal By Aug. 23-24

The Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

76ers To Fight Proposed Changes To Draft Lottery System

The NBA is attempting to balance out the odds of the draft lottery to discourage tanking.

Nets Sold Kyle Korver To Cover 2003 Summer League, Purchase Copy Machine

The Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the 76ers for $125,000.

Wolves Interested In Trading For Thaddeus Young To Replace Love

Thaddeus Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.

Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Pacers.

Rockets Now Moving Quickly On Jeremy Lin Trade

The Rockets would like to sign Chris Bosh to a max offer sheet and need to clear Jeremy Lin.

Julyan Stone In Discussions With 76ers, Kings, Bucks

Julyan Stone has started strong discussions with the 76ers, Kings and Bucks on a new deal, a league source told RealGM.

Knicks Contact 76ers On Amar'e Stoudemire Trade

Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Amar'e Stoudemire.

Pierre Jackson Diagnosed With Ruptured Achillies

Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the 76ers' summer league opener.

76ers, Bucks Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lin

The Rockets plan on trading away Jeremy Lin in order to free up cap space.

Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and was also drawing interest from the 76ers.

Avery Bradley Receives Interest From Celtics, 76ers

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.

Joel Embiid Expected To Miss 5-8 Months

Joel Embiid could miss his entire rookie season with the 76ers following surgery on his foot.

Hinkie Saw Opportunity To Draft Embiid As Soon As Injury News Surfaced

The 76ers would have likely drafted Andrew Wiggins had Joel Embiid not suffered a foot injury that will require surgery.

76ers Expect Joel Embiid To Miss Up To Eight Months With Foot Injury

The 76ers expect a five-to-eight month timetable for Joel Embiid.

76ers Give Up Trying To Trade Up With Cavs

The 76ers are widely believed to want to draft Andrew Wiggins.

76ers Making One Final Push To Trade Up For Andrew Wiggins

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