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76ers Interested In Jordan Clarkson

Jun 30, 2016 7:48 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have interested in Jordan Clarkson in free agency.

Clarkson is a restricted free agent, which gives the Los Angeles Lakers the ability to match.

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

The Lakers would presumably be fine matching that type of deal because it would help them maximize their cap space for 2017.

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DeMar DeRozan To Meet With Raptors In Los Angeles On July 1st

Jun 30, 2016 1:31 PM

The Toronto Raptors have been granted the first meeting in free agency with DeMar DeRozan.

DeRozan will meet with the Raptors in Los Angeles on July 1st. DeRozan would like to re-sign with the Raptors.

DeRozan could meet with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers if he's unable to agree upon terms with the Raptors.

DeRozan is a free agent for the first time in his career.

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Raptors Have Approached 76ers On Trade For Nerlens Noel

Jun 29, 2016 10:21 PM

The Toronto Raptors will have to trade away at least one big contract to have any hope of re-signing both DeMar DeRozan and Bismack Biyombo.

Toronto has approached the Philadelphia 76ers about sending out a rotation player such as Terrence Ross and other add-ons for Nerlens Noel. The thought is that Noel would be able to fill the backup center role that Biyombo played.

Noel is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and the 76ers have been trying to balance out their roster and their glut of centers.

Talks have yet to gain much traction to date.

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Tags: Nerlens Noel, Bismack Biyombo, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dario Saric To Join 76ers For 16-17

Jun 29, 2016 5:53 PM

Dario Saric is expected to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason.

Saric has told reporters he'll be coming to the NBA this season. Saric was the 12th overall pick in 2014.

Saric has also played for Anadolu Efes of Turkey since 2014.

Sources say the 76ers and Saric's reps are working on contract details.

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Report: Adam Silver May Have Pressured 76ers Into Regime Change

Jun 29, 2016 10:57 AM

Adam Silver admitted to reaching out to Jerry Colangelo on behalf of the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers in December. Colangelo was ultimately hired as chairman of the 76ers, which led to Bryan Colangelo becoming general manager in April after Sam Hinkie stepped down.

ESPN reports that interviews with more than a dozen GMs, other executives and agents suggests that Silver's "involvement in that regime change may have been greater than he let on.

"Some sources claim Philly's ownership group had grown impatient with Hinkie's lack of a clear timetable to be competitive and had been worn down by constant criticism. Others suggest Silver pressured the 76ers into making a change.

"The league has never hidden its distaste for tanking, and sources around the NBA say Silver grew more irritated after the Sixers lost their first 18 games last fall and (Jahlil) Okafor was involved in multiple off-court incidents. Ultimately, those sources say, it is likely that a combination of all those factors led to Jerry Colangelo's hiring."

According to sources, Silver was "scared" by the "glorification of the Process." Silver attempted to reform the lottery as a deterrent for teams to tank as the 76ers did under Hinkie.

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Nets, Kings, 76ers Interested In Allen Crabbe

Jun 29, 2016 1:02 AM

Allen Crabbe is expected to receive interest in free agency from the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings.

The Portland Trail Blazers own Crabbe's matching rights and they are interested in re-signing him.

Crabbe was the 31st overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Cal.

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

Jun 28, 2016 4:54 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have interest in signing Dion Waiters.

Waiters will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder holding matching rights. The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for his return.

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76ers Have Serious Interest In Signing Harrison Barnes

Jun 28, 2016 4:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have serious interest in signing Harrison Barnes when free agency opens.

Barnes will be a restricted free agent, giving the Golden State Warriors matching rights.

Barnes would prefer to re-sign with the Warriors by all accounts though they're exploring other options including Kevin Durant.

The 76ers could pair Barnes with Ben Simmons at the forward positions.

Barnes rejected a four-year, $64 million extension offer from the Warriors last fall.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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James Webb III, 76ers Agree Upon Two-Year Deal With Partial Guarantee

Jun 24, 2016 10:34 AM

James Webb III and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a two-year, partially guaranteed deal. Webb will have a chance to compete for a roster spot.

Webb went undrafted after leaving Boise State with one season of eligibility remaining.

Webb 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. He started 27 games as a redshirt sophomore and averaged 11.2 points per game.

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76ers Offering Nerlens Noel, 24, 26, Robert Covington To Celtics For No. 3

Jun 23, 2016 7:33 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are offering Nerlens Noel, the No. 24 and No. 26 overall picks and Robert Covington to the Boston Celtics for the third overall pick.

The Celtics have been shopping the third overall pick for weeks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

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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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Ben Simmons Informed 76ers Will Select Him 1st Overall
The 76ers have informed Ben Simmons they will select him with the first overall pick in Thursday's draft.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Joel Embiid Cleared For 5-On-5 Scrimmage
The soundness of Joel Embiid's problematic right foot should continue to allow him to begin preparations for next season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Ben Simmons Works Out For 76ers
Up until this point in the draft process, Ben Simmons had refused to work out for any teams.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Ben Simmons, Rich Paul Meet With Reps From 76ers
Ben Simmons, and his agent Rich Paul, met with all of the key representatives from the 76ers for dinner before Game 6 of The Finals.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bryan Colangelo: 76ers' Preference At No. 1 'Changes Every Day'
With Ben Simmons refusing to conduct a workout for the 76ers, they will continue to consider instead selecting Brandon Ingram.

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Ben Simmons Won't Work Out For 76ers Or Any Other Team
The 76ers also did not work out Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid or Jahlil Okafor.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid Playing In 'Controlled' Three-On-Three Situations
Joel Embiid will not participate in Summer League for the 76ers but he continues to make progress coming back from multiple foot surgeries.

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Still Hopeful Of Bringing Over Dario Saric For 16-17
Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown met with Saric and his agent in Turkey on Wednesday.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers Prefer To Trade Jahlil Okafor Over Nerlens Noel
Both Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have been discussed in trades.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Brandon Ingram Schedules Monday Workout With 76ers
Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons are widely considered the probable top-2 picks of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Sean Rooks Passes Away At 46
Sean Rooks was recently let go by the 76ers as he had been serving as a player development assistant/assistant coach.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Ben Simmons Looks Like Top Overall Pick 'In A Landslide'
Ben Simmons went into his freshman season at LSU as the expected first overall pick and had an inconsistent season at LSU.

Trevor Lane/Lakers Nation

Ben Simmons Has No Issue Being Selected By 76ers
Multiple sources say the 76ers are leaning towards selecting Ben Simmons.

Tom Moore/Courier Times

76ers Have Shopped Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor To At Least 15 Teams
With Joel Embiid expected to finally be healthy and their anticipated pick of Ben Simmons, the 76ers are attempting to balance out their roster.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers, Hawks Discussing Nerlens Noel For Jeff Teague Deal
Jeff Teague will become a free agent in 2017.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Ben Simmons Hasn't Committed To Workout For 76ers, Lakers
The 76ers are still "very likely" to take Ben Simmons with the first overall pick regardless of whether they get him in for a workout.

Chad Ford/ESPN