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Kyle Lowry Seeking Three-Year, $90M Deal

Jul 27, 2021 1:52 PM

Kyle Lowry is seeking a three-year, $90 million contract in free agency, sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia inquirer.

The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat are expected to pursue Lowry in free agency. The 76ers, Heat and Lakers sought a trade for Lowry at last season's deadline and he then sought a two-year extension worth at least $25 million per year.

The 76ers and Lakers would need to acquire Lowry via a sign-and-trade deal. Ben Simmons makes $33 million next season, which would help the 76ers and Toronto Raptors facilitate a deal. 

“If there’s a sign-and-trade [with the Sixers] that can be done that can get him there, and he gets $25 to $30 million, he will consider it,” a source said.

The Knicks are believed to be preparing a two-year deal between $20 million and $30 million per season. 


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Tags: Kyle Lowry, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Raptors Have Had Most Serious Ben Simmons Trade Talks With 76ers To Date

Jul 27, 2021 8:21 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to maintain hope of trading Ben Simmons in a package to the Portland Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard, but discussions continue with other teams.

According to Bleacher Report, talks between the Sixers and the Toronto Raptors are considered to be the most advanced of any that have been had on Simmons. Philadelphia is interested in acquiring Kyle Lowry from the Raptors, as they were at last season's trade deadline.

"The overwhelming expectation around the NBA remains that Philadelphia will trade Simmons before the start of training camp," writes Jake Fischer at Bleacher Report.

Simmons is signed through the 24-25 season and will make $40.3 million in the final season.

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Tags: Ben Simmons, Kyle Lowry, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Ben Simmons Trade Believed To Be Inevitable But Could Wait Until Preseason

Jul 26, 2021 11:22 AM

A trade of Ben Simmons by the Philadelphia 76ers is considered "inevitable" by sources, but it could drag out until the preseason.

The 76ers are seeking a package that includes a point guard for Simmons and more teams are interested than have been reported due to a weaker than usual free agency class.

Sources believe teams interested in Simmons will operate with more urgency closer to the season.

Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry and Bradley Beal are considered the most enticing trade options for the 76ers.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Popeye Jones Could Join Nuggets' Coaching Staff

Jul 26, 2021 8:01 AM

Popeye Jones has emerged as a strong candidate to join the coaching staff of Michael Malone with the Denver Nuggets.

Jones has been an assistant coach in the NBA since 2010 with the Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers.

Jones also previously played for the Nuggets.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Bradley Beal Considering Trade Request Before Draft

Jul 24, 2021 1:37 PM

Bradley Beal is considering requesting a trade from the Washington Wizards before Thursday's draft. Beal is set to enter the final season of his existing contract with the Wizards.

"He knows he has to make a decision before the draft," one source with direct knowledge of Beal's thinking told Bleacher Report.

While Beal has been adamant he wants to remain with the Wizards, a second source described the situation as now fluid.

If Beal were to request a trade, he would want to end up with a team with an established winning environment. Beal doesn't have a list of preferred destinations, but he would welcome a trade to the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat or Philadelphia 76ers. 

"Beal's the guy right now," one assistant general manager said. "The one guy that could be available, that could help you win the whole thing."

A trade during the week of the draft is helpful for all parties considering the known quantity of draft position as opposed to future picks.

"It's just so much easier to make a deal when you know what the draft picks are, as opposed to future picks," another high-ranking team official said.

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Tags: Bradley Beal, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Warriors Unlikely To Trade For Ben Simmons

Jul 24, 2021 8:52 AM

The Golden State Warriors are unlikely to trade for Ben Simmons this offseason due to the exorbitant price tag set by the Philadelphia 76ers, a source told the San Francisco Chronicle.

While Simmons is the only star player ostensibly available, the fit of Simmons alongside Draymond Green would be problematic.

The Warriors would prefer a player like Bradley Beal or Damian Lillard, but their incumbent teams are not believed to be making either of them available.

Stephen Curry, Green and Klay Thompson have stressed the need for the Warriors to improve the roster around them this offseason as all three are in their early 30s.

Connor Letourneau/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Ben Simmons, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Gauge Trade Market Of Ben Simmons, Seek All-Star In Return

Jul 23, 2021 5:05 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are gauging the trade market of Ben Simmons, but are in no rush to part with him for what they consider to be unsubstantial offers.

The 76ers are prepared to trade Simmons only if they receive an All-Star player in return.

Rich Paul met with the 76ers in June to discuss the possibility of a Simmons' trade.

Simmons averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 32.4 minutes per game last season with the 76ers.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Open To Trading Away 28th Overall Pick In Draft

Jul 23, 2021 4:18 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are open to trading away the 28th pick in the Thursday's draft for either future assets or a veteran player.

The 76ers also own the 50th overall pick.

Daryl Morey was known for trading first-round picks when with the Houston Rockets. The Rockets’ last first-rounder was Sam Dekker (No.18) in the 2015 draft.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Reggie Bullock To Receive Interest From Knicks, Celtics, 76ers, Lakers

Jul 21, 2021 11:13 PM

Reggie Bullock is expected to receive interest from a number of teams in free agency.

While the New York Knicks would like to retain Bullock, the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers will also pursue him.

Bullock would prefer to stay with the Knicks and will likely seek a three-year deal. Bullock will likely command the full mid-level exception of $9.23 million. 

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kings 'Highly Unlikely' To Trade De'Aaron Fox

Jul 14, 2021 9:45 AM

The Sacramento Kings are "highly unlikely" to trade De'Aaron Fox this offseason, sources tell the Sacramento Bee.

Marc Stein of Substack reported this week that the Kings have interest in trading for Ben Simmons. The Kings would likely be willing to offer the Philadelphia 76ers a package of Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III and multiple first round picks. The 76ers likely wouldn't be interested in a package from the Kings unless it included either Fox or Tyrese Haliburton. 

Fox signed a five-year, $163 million extension with the Kings during the 2020 offseason. Fox averaged 25.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 35.1 minutes per game last season.

Jason Anderson/Sacramento Bee

Tags: De'Aaron Fox, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs, Pacers, Wolves, Kings, Raptors Interested In Trading For Ben Simmons

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76ers Open Up Ben Simmons Trade Talks

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Tad Brown Hired To Become CEO Of 76ers, Devils

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Wolves Plan On Pursuing Trade For Ben Simmons

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Scott O'Neil Steps Down As CEO Of 76ers, Devils

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Ben Simmons Won't Play In Tokyo Olympics


Rich Paul Discusses Possibility Of Ben Simmons Trade With 76ers

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76ers Drafted Mikal Bridges In 2018 Expecting To Keep Him

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Daryl Morey: We've Got A Good Foundation, Everyone Has To Do Better

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76ers Believed To Have Decided Against Trading For Kyle Lowry To Hold Out For Bigger Star

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Ben Simmons: I Love Being In Philly, I Love This Organization

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Joel Embiid Fined $35K For Game 6 Altercation, Bruno Fernando Suspended One Game

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Joel Embiid Says He Wants Refs To Call It 'Both Ways' After Game 6

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Tobias Harris Says Sixers Displayed 'Grit' After Game 6 Win


Joel Embiid Becomes Eligible For Four-Year, $191M Supermax Extension With 76ers

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Danny Green Out 2-3 Weeks With Right Calf Strain

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Joel Embiid: Playing With A Torn Meniscus Is Not Easy

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Ben Simmons Delivers On 76ers' Directive To Use 'Pace And Power' On Offense

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Danny Green To Undergo MRI On Calf On Saturday

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Doc Rivers Says Trae Young 'Does A Great Job Of Drawing Fouls'

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