They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).
Philadelphia Sixers Wiretap
Brett Brown admitted the Philadelphia 76ers will explore the trade market for Jahlil Okafor.
While the 76ers traded away Nerlens Noel last season, Okafor remains behind Joel Embiid and possibly Richaun Holmes on their depth chart at center.
The 76ers have found the trade market for Okafor to be soft during their previous attempts to deal him.
Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared by the Philadelphia 76ers for five-on-five drills. The 76ers will take a cautious approach as he returns from his meniscus surgery.
"If you walk in the gym, it looks like he could play 5-on-5 basketball," Bryan Colangelo said. "But we're going to take our cues from the people who know best."
According to Colangelo, those people favor a "hyper-conservative progression" for Embiid.
Colangelo also said he was optimistic the 76ers and Embiid could agree to a contract extension before the deadline.
Elton Brand has been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as general manager of the Delaware 87ers.
Brand played five seasons with the 76ers.
Brand has one of the best reputations around the NBA of recently retired players.
Brand spent last season with the 76ers as a player-development consultant.
James Michael McAdoo has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Golden State Warriors declined to extend the qualifying offer to McAdoo in June.
McAdoo went undrafted out of North Carolina in 2014 and spent the past three seasons with the Warriors, appearing in 108 games.
Jahlil Okafor has lost approximately 20 pounds since the start of training camp in 2016 by following a "mostly vegan" diet.
Okafor has cut out dairy but occasionally eats fish.
“I’ve cut out dairy, so that’s cheese, chocolate, stuff like that,” Okafor said. “But every now and then I still might eat some fish.”
Okafor is hoping he can stay healthy this season.
“I feel lighter, I feel great,” he said. “I’ve been taking my body seriously, my health seriously, what I eat very seriously. So I think it’s going to pay off.”
Okafor's future with the Philadelphia 76ers is uncertain due to the presence of Joel Embiid and Richaun Holmes.
“I’m not sure [of my role],” Okafor said. “We haven’t had all the guys together yet. ... When we all start training camp, we’ll all figure that out."
Ben Simmons has been cleared to resume full basketball activity for some time.
Simmons played in a pickup game on Monday in Australia.
Simmons sat out his entire rookie season due to his broken foot and subsequent surgery.
The 76ers begin training camp on Sept. 26th.
They discuss how the Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Knicks and Nets fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.
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The Brooklyn Nets were leaning towards hiring Bryan Colangelo to run their front office leading up to the All-Star Game in 2016.
During the weekend, Nets' chairman Dmitry Razumov had a long talk with R.C. Buford about Sean Marks. Buford told the Nets that they may not let Marks interview unless he would get to run the team his way.
Bob Myers and several other executives praised Marks to Razumov during the weekend.
Marks was hired less than a week later and given a mandate to rebuild the franchise patiently.
Colangelo soon thereafter was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Joel Embiid revealed he expects to be ready for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Embiid is doing non-contact drills but hasn't been cleared yet to play five-on-five.
Embiid is recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee that required surgery.
Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game over 31 games with the 76ers as a rookie.