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76ers Continue To Seek Major Trade To Boost Title Odds

Feb 22, 2021 8:14 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers pursued a trade for James Harden in January before he was eventually dealt to the Brooklyn Nets and sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer they continue to seek "major moves to increase its championship odds."

O'Connor mentions Kyle Lowry as a player to monitor. Lowry is in the final season of his current contract with the Toronto Raptors, is a native of Philadelphia and would give the 76ers a veteran perimeter shot-creator. 

Daryl Morey has been consistent during his career of doing nearly everything possible to increase his team's title odds if they are amongst the handful of teams with a shot of winning it.

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Joel Embiid Says He's 'Unguardable' After 50-Point Career-High

Feb 20, 2021 12:24 PM

Joel Embiid scored a career-high 50 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Embiid credited a new mentality for his play this season, saying that he's focused on dominating every minute he's on the floor.

"It just feels like the game has slowed down for me. I'll say the only difference this year from last year is not so much about coaching; it's more about me being willing to just dominate every single minute I'm on the floor ...  it's not about coaching, it's about me turning a corner and being willing to do it every single night on defense and on offense." said Embiid after the game.

Embiid is averaging 30.5 points and 11 rebounds this season.

The center added that his range of offensive skills makes him unguardable.

"That's what makes me unguardable. If you're going to crowd me, I'm going to find my way to the free throw line or I'm going to end up at the basket. If you back up on me, I've got the hesi -- that hesitation shot -- and my favorite, just pull-up shot. [That's] just an easy shot I always get in the post.

"So it's hard [to stop me] when you've got that much. And also off the dribble just dribbling the ball and just making things happen. I've been adding a lot to my game, and it's been working well."

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Doc Rivers To Coach Team Durant In All-Star Game

Feb 19, 2021 10:13 PM

Doc Rivers will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on March 7th.

The Philadelphia 76ers have guaranteed the best record in the Eastern Conference for games played through Feb. 21.

Rivers previously coached in the All-Star Game in 2008 and 2011. 

Rivers is in his first season as head coach of the 76ers.

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76ers Could Try To Trade For Nemanja Bjelica

Feb 12, 2021 1:21 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have interest in trading for Nemanja Bjelica, who is no longer in the rotation of Luke Walton with the Sacramento Kings. Bjelica would give the 76ers a big man who can stretch the floor.

The Kings are considered "highly likely" to trade Bjelica before the deadline. 

Bjelica backed out of a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the 76ers during the 2018 offseason with the intent of signing in Europe, but he ultimately signed with the Kings.

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Tags: Nemanja Bjelica, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Quin Snyder, Doc Rivers Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month

Feb 1, 2021 5:01 PM

Quin Snyder and Doc Rivers have been named the NBA's Coach of the Month for December and January.

Snyder led the Utah Jazz to a 15-5 record.

The Philadelphia 76ers had a 15-6 record during the first month-plus of Doc Rivers' tenure with the franchise.

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Nets, Sixers, Celtics Emerge As Potential Trade Destinations For JJ Redick

Jan 31, 2021 1:27 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have emerged as potential trade destinations for JJ Redick, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Redick prefers returning to the northeast area with his family currently in Brooklyn.

No trade is currently imminent, according to The Athletic.

February 2nd is the deadline for players to be traded and still be aggregated for future trades ahead of the March 25th trade deadline. 

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Tags: J.J. Redick, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 25, 2021 3:34 PM

Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 5 (Jan. 18-Jan. 24).

Embiid averaged 37.7 points and 11.7 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers went 3-0.

Jokic averaged 29.0 points, 14.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists as the Denver Nuggets went 3-0.

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76ers Sign Rayjon Tucker To Two-Way Contract

Jan 22, 2021 3:13 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to sign Rayjon Tucker to a Two-Way contract.

Tucker will join the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League in the Orlando bubble. 

Tucker went undrafted in 2019 out of Arkansas-Little Rock and spent last season with the Wisconsin Herd and Utah Jazz. Tucker spent training camp in 2020 with the Los Angeles Clippers. 

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Rockets Asked 76ers For Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey, Three First Round Picks

Jan 19, 2021 10:45 AM

The Houston Rockets asked for Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey and three first round picks from the Philadelphia 76ers for James Harden, sources tell Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

The 76ers declined and the Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a package that netted them four first round picks, three picks swaps, cap relief and Victor Oladipo.

If the 76ers eventually decide the Simmons' pairing with Joel Embiid is not maximizing their collective talents, they could attempt to trade for someone like Bradley Beal or Zach LaVine.

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Tags: Ben Simmons, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Waive Dakota Mathias From Two-Way Contract

Jan 18, 2021 9:13 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will waive Dakota Mathias from his Two-Way contract.

The 76ers are not making the move to immediately sign another player.

Mathias was averaging 6.0 points and 1.6 assists per game in a situational role off of the bench.

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76ers 'Ultimate Purpose' In James Harden Trade Talks Was To 'Provide Rockets Leverage'

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Sixers-Thunder Game Postponed With Sixers Unable To Field Eight Players

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Ben Simmons Happy To Still With 76ers Following End Of James Harden Trade Possibility

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76ers 'Just Fine' With Not Trading Ben Simmons For James Harden

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76ers Offered Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, Picks To Rockets For James Harden

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Ben Simmons 'Was Absolutely On The Table' To Rockets, 'Was Prepared To Be Traded'

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Nets Acquire James Harden From Rockets For Four FRPs, Four Swaps

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Rockets Pursuing Trade Of James Harden With 76ers For Ben Simmons, Tyrese Maxey

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NBA Fines 76ers $25,000 For Failing To List Ben Simmons On Injury Report

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Ben Simmons Day-To-Day Due To Knee Treatment

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Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Out Versus Nuggets, Mike Scott Upgraded To Available

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Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Vincent Poirier To Receive Quarantine Period

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Sixers Expected To Have Nine Available Players Versus Nuggets

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Seven Sixers Players In Health And Safety Protocol, Additional Staff Member Tests Positive

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Seth Curry Tests Positive For COVID-19, Sixers To Begin Contact Tracing On Friday

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Michael Rubin Considered Candidate To Eventually Become Majority Owner Of NBA Team

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Tobias Harris, Stephen Curry Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Joel Embiid: I Barely Use Social Media These Days

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76ers Will Evaluate Existing Roster Before Deciding Whether To Pursue James Harden

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Daryl Morey Fined $50,000 For Tweet On James Harden

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