Mar 07, 2014 11:26 AM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 15 straight games by an average of 19.8 points and 25 of their past 28 games.
Some of that frustration recently boiled over in a highly animated conversation on the sideline between Michael Carter-Williams and Brett Brown.
"Nobody should be naïve enough to think that the benefits of this year won't be carried forward, despite the record, despite some of our pound-downs," Brown said. "We have done a lot to bring forward. We talk about the culture, and what does that mean? It's such an open-ended word and it means different things to different people. To me it means, what's the routine? From prepractice workouts to stuff we do in videotape to trying to be professional in the way we handle a shootaround, and on and on and on. So all these lessons, although the public might not see it because they pay attention to winning and losing, which is fair enough, I know what's going on behind the scenes, and we're ticking a lot of boxes. That is going to enable this program to move forward along with Michael Carter-Williams."
Carter-Williams was asked about the confrontation.
"Of course, losing is frustrating and it can be frustrating at times, but I don't think I was flustered out there. I was just trying to keep my composure and trying hard and keep my focus on the next play."
"I'm proud of them for understanding that there's more than on the floor," Brown said. "You want to have somebody not feel entitled, like they have to be on the floor and they limp over and can't believe they've just been subbed. Like there's a level of entitlement. You want somebody on the bench to say, 'That's a hell of a pass' or 'That's a great assist' or they run and help people up or they huddle on free throws. That part of the game is so undervalued in the NBA. What's interesting to me is that it's valued at every other level. It's hard to pull off because of people's paychecks and their age and their egos. It's not kumbaya college, but it means something. And when you really look at the good teams and you watch teams that play in June and May [playoffs], they all got that."
Mar 04, 2014 4:05 PM EST
Thaddeus Young has averaged 24.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 4 steals in the five games since the trade deadline passed on Feb. 20.
Young could elevate his trade value by the end of the season but does not view the final 22 games of the campaign as a potential audition for the NBA's other 29 teams.
"Guys always talk and they always say [that at] any given time and given moment, you are auditioning for 29 other teams," Young said. "So me personally, I'm just taking it as going out there and growing as a player and growing as a leader and taking steps towards more success in my career.
"I just took it as going out there and playing and focusing in and me doing the job and the task at hand. I didn't look at it as I was auditioning or anything like that. It crosses your mind. But at the end of the day, you have to just play basketball and things will work out."
Mar 01, 2014 11:25 AM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract.
Varnado was named a D-League All-Star for the Iowa Energy and is averaging 14.1 points along with a league-high 4.7 blocks while also ranking second in rebounding with 11.0 rpg. He signed a 10-day contract with Chicago on February 18, 2014 and appeared in one game.
Feb 26, 2014 5:16 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the frontrunner to sign Danny Granger.
Granger and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a buyout on Wednesday.
The San Antonio Spurs also remain a viable possibility for Granger. The Spurs plan on pitching Granger on the concept of him becoming a version of Robert Horry for them.
The Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks have also shown an inclination in pursuing Granger.
David Aldridge of NBA.com was first to report news of Granger's buyout agreement with the 76ers.
Feb 26, 2014 10:36 AM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers and Danny Granger are expected to finish their buyout agreement on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs are expected to be considered by Granger.
Feb 25, 2014 3:27 PM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers and Danny Granger continue to discuss a buyout.
Granger must be waived this week in order to become postseason eligible.
Granger was acquired by the 76ers at the deadline for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.
Feb 24, 2014 7:24 PM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers will agree to a buyout with Danny Granger, according to a source.
Granger was acquired last week by the 76ers in a trade with the Indiana Pacers.
Feb 24, 2014 12:56 PM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers are taking a somewhat radical approach in rebuilding their roster under Sam Hinkie, stripping the team down while accumulating as many draft assets as possible.
"We spend a lot of time with everybody in the organization making sure we are all focused on a singular purpose: to build something special for Philadelphia," Hinkie said by phone Sunday night. "That takes a willingness to look at things differently. It requires, at times, a contrarian approach, by definition. It requires it. And my role is to play the role of the steward, to focus on doing the best we know how with something that doesn't belong to me -- if anything, it belongs to the owner and it belongs to the fans. And I take that job very, very seriously. And it's very likely that we'll be unwavering."
The 76ers could have six of the top 40 or so picks and nine overall in the June draft.
Feb 22, 2014 1:01 PM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers and Danny Granger have been in discussions on a contract buyout and sources tells RealGM that management has given their complete cooperation.
Granger was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the 76ers at the deadline for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.
Should Granger receive a buyout, sources tell RealGM that he will likely decide between the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks.
Granger will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Feb 21, 2014 11:53 AM EST
Danny Granger was "pissed" when he learned that he had been traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a league source.
Granger had spent his entire career with the Pacers' organization.
Many around the NBA expect Granger to sign with either the Miami Heat or San Antonio Spurs assuming he is waived.
"We'll meet with (Danny Granger). ... It's going to be interesting," said Sim Hinkie. "We're going to sit and talk."
Hinkie said that there is a chance that the 76ers will discuss a buyout with Granger.
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Evan Turner will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
The 76ers have acquired Byron Mullens from the Clippers.
The Lakers have been searching for a trade of Chris Kaman to lessen their tax bill.
The Nuggets have been aggressively shopping Andre Miller.
The 76ers have agreed to trade Spencer Hawes to the Cavaliers in exchange for two second round draft picks.
Sources say the Rockets continue to seek a first round pick for Omer Asik.
The 76ers have held trade discussions with all 29 other NBA teams.
Evan Turner's future with the 76ers is uncertain as he is midway through his fourth season with the franchise.
Tiny Gallon has received – and rejected – a nearly six-figure proposal from Liaoning in the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.
Evan Turner will be a restricted free agent in the offseason if the 76ers elect to extend the qualifying offer.
Nerlens Noel's next steps will be playing with others and then against others.
Feb 07, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes will become free agents in July.
Michael Carter-Williams and Trey Burke have been named the NBA Players of the Month for January.
Arnett Moultrie will receive additional on-court time at game speed with the Sevens as a step in his return to the Sixers.
The Bobcats have first round picks that they could potentially offer.
The 76ers elected not to re-sign Dewayne Dedmon after the center's second 10-day deal expired on Sunday.
Lorenzo Brown has appeared in 11 games for the Sevens this season, averaging 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Lorenzo Brown has appeared in seven D-League games, averaging 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
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