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Jimmy Butler Suffers No Structural Damage To Groin

Dec 11, 2018 3:36 PM

Jimmy Butler underwent an MRI on his injured groin, which showed no structural damage.

Butler is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

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Joel Embiid Admits Struggles Since Jimmy Butler Trade

Dec 8, 2018 12:40 AM

Joel Embiid said he hasn't been himself and is struggling with his 3-point shooting playing alongside Jimmy Butler. Brett Brown held Embiid out of the 76ers 117-111 win over the Detroit Pistons so he could get more rest.

“I think it’s mainly because of the way I’ve been used, which is I’m being used as a spacer, I guess, a stretch five," Embiid said, before adding that he's only shooting 29 percent from deep. 

“Since the trade, it’s been really down,” Embiid continued. “I tend to get triple-teamed a lot. I was in the flow of the offense. I feel like I’m not any more. There’s not a lot of possessions on the block. I don’t know. We got to figure it out.”

Despite his recent struggles, Embiid is still averaging a career-high 26.3 points and 13.3 rebounds on the season. 

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76ers Work Out Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, Sean Kilpatrick, Haywood Highsmith

Dec 6, 2018 4:56 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers held a free agent workout this week with Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, Sean Kilpatrick and Haywood Highsmith.

The 76ers need more depth on the wing.

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Markelle Fultz Out Indefinitely With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Dec 4, 2018 5:36 PM

Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome involves compression or irritation in the thoracic outlet (area between lower neck and upper chest).

Fultz will begin physical therapy immediately.

Sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski that there is optimism that Fultz could return in three to six weeks.

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Markelle Fultz's Teammates Concerned With His Overall Well-Being

Nov 30, 2018 5:19 PM

Markelle Fultz will continue to see medical specialists about his right shoulder next week.

Fultz is searching for solutions that have included several rounds of examinations in recent days.

The Philadelphia 76ers will wait until those appointments are complete before they decide his next steps on a return to the team.

Fultz's teammates are increasingly concerned about his overall well-being beyond his struggles on the court.

Fultz has lost the ability to carry out and follow through on long jump shots, and there has been internal and external debate about how much of this perplexing circumstance is physical versus mental. 

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76ers Believe Markelle 'Definitely Has The Yips'

Nov 27, 2018 2:41 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers and the camp of Markelle Fultz are in disagreement over his continued shooting struggles.

A team source said Fultz's issues are "definitely the yips."

A source close to Fultz said he's hurt and suggested that his thumb his bothering him.

Fultz is independently being evaluated this week.

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76ers Stop Listening To Trade Offers For T.J. McConnell

Nov 26, 2018 5:10 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have stopped listening to trade offers for T.J. McConnell.

The decision comes as McConnell has taken Markelle Fultz's minutes.

McConnell can become a free agent this offseason.

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Markelle Fultz's Shoulder Exams To Continue Through Wednesday

Nov 26, 2018 5:09 PM

Markelle Fultz will have his right shoulder examined through Wednesday in New York. A decision on Fultz's next steps won't be made until later in the week.

Fultz has lost the ability to carry out and follow through on long jump shots, and there's been internal and external debate about how much of this perplexing circumstance is physical vs. mental. 

The Philadelphia 76ers still expect Fultz to return to the team and have a role in the rotation.

The 76ers have also stopped listening to trade offers for T.J. McConnell.

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Markelle Fultz No Longer Believed To Be In 76ers' Long-Term Plans

Nov 24, 2018 6:38 PM

Markelle Fultz is no longer in the long-term plans of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to some sources.

A report surfaced this week that Fultz would prefer a fresh start with another team. Fultz's agent, Raymond Brothers, has denied requesting a trade from the 76ers.

Fultz is in the process of seeing another shoulder specialist.

Multiple sources have said Fultz's value has declined since even the start of the season.

Fultz is guaranteed $9.7 million next season and the 76ers could look to trade him for a late first round pick or an expiring contract.

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Markelle Fultz's Agent Denies Requesting Trade

Nov 23, 2018 9:51 AM

The agent for Markelle Fultz, Raymond Brothers, has denied requesting a trade on behalf of his client.

"I have given no indication to [general manager] Elton Brand or anyone else that Markelle would prefer to be traded," Brothers told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "My focus is to get Markelle healthy. End of story."

Fultz is scheduled to see a specialist on his right shoulder.

The front office of the 76ers have been in talks with Brothers on potential next steps.

"It would be irresponsible and reckless for me to even comment on it. I won't until I learn more," said Brown.

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Markelle Fultz Prefers Fresh Start With New Team
Markelle Fultz has been playing with an apparent injury in his right wrist area that has affected his ability to shoot.

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Markelle Fultz To See Shoulder Specialist
Markelle Fultz will not participate in team practices or games until after he is seen by the specialist.

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Brett Brown Won't Commit To Markelle Fultz Or T.J. McConnell As Backup Point Guard
Markelle Fultz downplayed the situation after the game.

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Jimmy Butler Calls Being With 76ers 'Night And Day' Difference
Jimmy Butler's contract situation and an indifference toward Minnesota's roster is what led to his trade request.

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76ers Move Markelle Fultz To Bench Role
Brett Brown will start Jimmy Butler alongside Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, J.J. Redick and Wilson Chandler.

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Blazers, Pelicans, Lakers, Heat, 76ers Could Have Interest In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is expected to leave the Rockets.

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Elton Brand: Acquisition Of Jimmy Butler Doesn't Change 76ers' View Of Markelle Fultz
The arrival of Jimmy Butler will likely impact the role of Markelle Fultz.

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76ers Remain Interested In Trading For Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver is in the second season of a three-year, $22 million deal.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Karl-Anthony Towns: I Think Jimmy Butler Will Be Missed
Karl-Anthony Towns spent most of the past two months downplaying any friction with Jimmy Butler.

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76ers Acquire Jimmy Butler From Wolves For Robert Covington, Dario Saric
Jimmy Butler plans on re-signing with the 76ers in the offseason.

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76ers Walk Back Assertion Markelle Fultz's Shoulder Still Isn't Healthy
Markelle Fultz agreed with Brett Brown that his shoulder feels great.

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76ers Could Trade Furkan Korkmaz After Declining 19-20 Option
Furkan Korkmaz has only played in 19 career games.

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76ers Exercise 19-20 Options On Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric
Markelle Fultz is averaging 9.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.6 minutes per game this season.

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Tom Thibodeau Believed To Not Be Ready To Trade Jimmy Butler
The Rockets, Heat and 76ers have interest in Jimmy Butler.

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Joel Embiid: I Own A Lot Of Real Estate In Andre Drummond's Head
Andre Drummond was ejected when his hand brushed Joel Embiid's face.

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Suns Offered 2nd Round Pick To 76ers For T.J. McConnell
The 76ers rejected the Suns' interest in T.J. McConnell.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Daryl Morey Had Serious Talks With 76ers On GM Job
Daryl Morey eventually decided to remain with the Rockets.

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76ers Waive Cory Jefferson, Darin Johnson, Emeka Okafor
Emeka Okafor joined Philadelphia on Sept. 21 and appeared in two preseason games.

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Joel Embiid Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour
Joel Embiid has been spotted wearing Under Armour shoes this preseason, including at 76ers media day.

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Jahlil Okafor Reveals Struggles With Depression, Anxiety
A staff member of the Nets helped Jahlil Okafor realize he might have been dealing with depression and anxiety.

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