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RealGM Radio: Jared Weiss and Jared Dubin On the Atlantic Division (Aug 2022)

Aug 11, 2022 3:36 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jared Weiss of The Athletic (@JaredWeissNBA) and Jared Dubin of FiveThirtyEight (@JADubin5) in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the 76ers, Celtics, Nets, Raptors and Knicks 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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Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, RealGM Radio

Kevin Durant Views Celtics, 76ers As Desirable Destinations

Aug 10, 2022 1:40 PM

Kevin Durant has interest in a trade to the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell Ian Begley of Durant was previously focused on the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat, who each likely lack the assets necessary to trade for him.

The Celtics and Brooklyn Nets engaged last month on a trade centered around Durant for Jaylen Brown.

The Nets have sought the inclusion of Marcus Smart, who Durant would like to play with if he's traded to the Celtics.

Brown has been the best single player offered to the Nets in a trade for Durant.

The Sixers would have to include Tyrese Maxey in a trade for Durant along with some combination of Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and other assets. The Sixers already sent a number of assets to the Nets as part of the James Harden trade.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

James Harden Has 15 Percent Trade Kicker In Contract With Sixers

Aug 9, 2022 11:22 AM

James Harden negotiated a 15 percent trade bonus in his new two-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Harden will earn $33 million in Year 1 and has a player option for 23-24 worth $35.64 million.

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Tags: James Harden, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

NBA Launches Investigation Of Sixers' Signings Of James Harden, P.J. Tucker, Danuel House

Jul 29, 2022 8:14 PM

The NBA has opened an investigation into a possible tampering violation committed by the Philadelphia 76ers centered on their signings of James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House.

Harden declined his $47 million player option to sign a one-plus-one contract with the 76ers at $33 million in Year 1 to give the team flexibility to sign Tucker and House.

Some have wondered if another deal with Harden is in place for the future, which would be a violation of league rules.

Tucker joined the Sixers from the Miami Heat on a three-year, $33.2 million deal.

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Tags: James Harden, Danuel House, P.J. Tucker, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Suspension, NBA CBA

James Harden Officially Signs Two-Year, $68M Deal With Sixers

Jul 27, 2022 5:49 PM

James Harden has officially signed a two-year, $68 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden has a player option for the 23-24 season.

“Today, I'm celebrating alongside Sixers fans everywhere as we announce that James Harden – former MVP, 10-time All-Star and three-time scoring champion – has re-signed with the team,” Managing Partner Josh Harris said. “James stands out as an elite playmaker and feared scorer, and his commitment to the team reflects his dedication to bring a championship to this city. We recognize that winning a title is no easy feat, but I’m proud of the work our organization has done this offseason and look forward to the season ahead.”

“This is where I want to be. This is where I want to win, and I think we have the pieces to accomplish that goal,” Harden said. “From my first day with the 76ers organization, the team and the fans have helped me feel at home here in Philadelphia. I’m excited to build off of last season and I can’t wait to get out on the court with the guys and start this journey.”  

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Tags: James Harden, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

James Harden's Deal With Sixers Drawing 'Suspicion In Some Corners Of League'

Jul 23, 2022 5:10 PM

James Harden declined his $47.4 million player option for the 22-23 season with the Philadelphia 76ers and signed a one-plus-one contract in which he will earn nearly $15 million less in Year 1.

The decision, which Harden detailed in an interview with Yahoo! Sports, has raised questions around the league, according to Marc Stein.

"I told Daryl [Morey] to improve the roster, sign who we needed to sign and give me whatever is left over," Harden explained to Chris Haynes.

The 76ers managed to sign both P.J. Tucker and Danuel House while also trading for De'Anthony Melton given the flexibility offered by Harden.

"There is a suspicion in some corners of the league that Harden had to have consented to this arrangement because he also secured a wink-wink guarantee about the future — meaning a promise from Morey that would allow Harden to recoup what he left on the table this offseason by declining the player option for next season in his new Sixers deal and then signing a whopper of a five-year deal in the summer of 2023 at almost 34," writes Stein. "Such speculation is inevitable given how close Morey and Harden clearly are, but I've also heard plenty around the league question whether the Sixers, beyond the fact that these types of arrangements are against league rules, could actually bring themselves to give Harden any assurances."

The Sixers acquired Harden from the Brooklyn Nets in February, a few months after he rejected a three-year, $161 million extension. 

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Tags: James Harden, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Sixers Announce Plans, Site For New Downtown Philadelphia Arena

Jul 21, 2022 9:04 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have announced plans for a new arena to be built in downtown Philadelphia. The team shared some designs, as well as the proposed location for the $1.3 billion, privately funded arena.

The new arena is proposed to open in time for the 2031-32 NBA season. It's unknown if the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL will join the Sixers in playing in the new building, or if the Flyers will stay at the Wells Fargo Center.

One of the motivating factors for the 76ers to build a new arena is location. The Wells Fargo Center is located in South Philadelphia with limited access to public transportation. There's also limited parking in the area. The location of the new arena has several public transportation options, as well as an abundance of parking nearby.

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James Harden Re-Signs With Sixers On Two-Year, $68.6M Deal

Jul 20, 2022 11:11 PM

James Harden signed a two-year, $68.6 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal includes a player option for the 2023-24 season.

Harden declined a $47.4 million player option for next season, giving the Sixers the cap flexibility to sign PJ Tucker and Danuel House and trade for De'Anthony Melton this offseason.

Harden, who turns 33 years old next month, averaged 22.0 points and 10.3 assists last season. 

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Tags: James Harden, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Official Signing

James Harden To Daryl Morey: Sign Whoever, Give Me What's Left Over

Jul 18, 2022 9:15 AM

James Harden said he is "locked in" with the Philadelphia 76ers, despite having a few contract details to still work out. Harden also said he was on board with helping the team add talent this offseason, after he opted out of his contract.

“I had conversations with Daryl, and it was explained how we could get better and what the market value was for certain players. I told Daryl to improve the roster, sign who we needed to sign and give me whatever is left over,” Harden said. “This is how bad I want to win. I want to compete for a championship. That’s all that matters to me at this stage. I’m willing to take less to put us in position to accomplish that.”

Harden opted out of $47.4 million for the 2022-23 season. He's reportedly agreed to take a contract starting around $36 million, which is how much room the Sixers have under the hard cap. Harden opting out and taking less money allowed Philadelphia to sign both P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. to contracts this summer.

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Tags: James Harden, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

NBA Expected To Investigate Sixers Signing Of PJ Tucker

Jul 16, 2022 10:53 AM

The NBA is expected to investigate potential tampering on the part of the Philadelphia 76ers in their signing of P.J. Tucker. It was reported several days in advance of the opening of free agency that Tucker was going to sign with the Sixers.

Tucker's agreement with Philadelphia on a three-year, $33 million deal was one of the first reported when free agency opened at 6:00 PM ET on June 30. The first tweet of an agreement between Tucker and the 76ers came from Shams Charania of The Athletic at 6:01 PM ET.

In recent years, the NBA has punished the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks for reaching early agreements with free agents. In each case, each team was forced to forfeit a second-round pick. The NBA is also expected to investigate whether the New York Knicks tampered with Jalen Brunson when he was a Dallas Mavericks free agent this summer.

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Tags: P.J. Tucker, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Other Teams Eagerly Waiting For Arbitration Ruling Between Ben Simmons, Sixers

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James Harden Agrees To Two-Year, $67M Deal With 76ers

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Rockets Received Trade Offers On Eric Gordon From Sixers, Heat, Bucks, Suns

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Mavericks, Sixers Not Interested In Trading For Kyrie Irving

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Sixers 'Keeping An Eye' On Kyrie Irving Situation

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James Harden Meeting With Sixers To Negotiate New Multiyear Deal

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James Harden, 76ers To Discuss Contract Over Weekend

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Trevelin Queen, 76ers Agree To Two-Year, $3.3M Deal

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P.J. Tucker, 76ers Agree To Three-Year, $33.2M Deal

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Danuel House, 76ers Agree To Two-Year, $8.5M Deal

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P.J. Tucker To Receive Interest From 76ers, Wolves, Nets, Hawks, Bulls

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James Harden Declines $47.4M Player Option To Sign Long-Term With Sixers

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76ers Acquire De'Anthony Melton From Grizzlies For David Roddy, Danny Green

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Sixers Trying To Trade For Eric Gordon

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Kyrie Irving Has Lakers, Clippers, Heat, Mavs, Knicks, 76ers On List If Deal With Nets Can't Be Reached

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James Harden Likely To Opt In And Extend On Short-Term Below Max Deal With Sixers

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Michael Rubin Selling 10 Percent Stake In 76ers, Devils

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Sixers Reportedly Pursuing PJ Tucker, Could Trade Matisse Thybulle To Create Cap Space

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James Harden, Sixers Expected To Sign Short-Term Extension

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Sixers Gauging Trade Interest On Several Players, Including Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle

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