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David Stern 'Placed' Michael Rubin In Sixers' Ownership Group

Sep 26, 2023 12:12 PM

When Josh Harris and David Blitzer purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, David Stern reportedly "placed" Michael Rubin as a late addition to the group.

Rubin had recently sold his company GSI Commerce to eBay for $2.4 billion and he had done business with the NBA since 1999.

"David said, 'Michael, I thought about this. You need to go in and be a real partner,'" Rubin tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because if anything goes wrong, you work for f---ing me and I can control you. And so you're f---ing doing this, because I need someone in this group that I control.'"

Rubin completed his divestment as a limited partner of the Sixers in 2022 as Fanatics entered the gambling space.

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France Gives Joel Embiid October 10 Deadline For Olympics Decision

Sep 24, 2023 3:22 PM

France would like to see Joel Embiid suit up for them when they host the 2024 Summer Olympics. But French basketball federation president Jean-Pierre Siutat said that they need an answer by October 10.

“It will happen very quickly in all cases. We hope so and I think he knows it. We may have an answer by October 10," Siutat said. "We have set this deadline.”

Siutat added, “We never communicated anything official about Joel Embiid. There was buzz created from everywhere, and I repeat that I want him to come. However, we made no communication about the fact that he was with us. Today, he is still not with us. We are working on it, we have a firm desire to do it. He knows it. We had the opportunity to discuss it with him and we are awaiting a decision. The American team is very interested in the idea of ​​having him. Cameroon is qualified for the pre-Olympics. It’s a delicate situation for him.”

Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, France, National, National Olympics, National Teams

James Harden Still Hopes For Trade To Clippers

Sep 23, 2023 10:23 AM

Just over a week from training camp opening, James Harden is still hoping for a trade to the LA Clippers. This is despite the fact that there seems to be little momentum sending Harden anywhere away from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Harden made a trade request shortly before free agency opened this past summer. Harden doubled down on that request later when he called Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey a "liar". On that same trip to China, Harden also said he'd never play for an organization that Morey is a part of again.

The 76ers have media day scheduled for Monday, October 2. Training camp for the Sixers will be held in Colorado Springs shortly thereafter.

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Tags: James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 22, 2023 2:36 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Pistons (3:44), Hornets (12:01), Wizards (18:11), Magic (24:18), Pacers (28:25), Raptors (33:12), Bulls (37:45), Hawks (43:30), Nets (47:27), Heat (54:01), Cavaliers (58:47), Bucks (1:03:18), Knicks (1:11:21), 76ers (1:19:55) and Celtics (1:29:08).

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Sixers Sign Marcus Bagley

Sep 22, 2023 12:18 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Marcus Bagley.

Bagley spent parts of three seasons at Arizona State where he posted career averages of 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 17 total appearances. 

During his time as a Sun Devil, he also shot 35.1% from beyond the arc on 5.5 attempts per game over his three years. 

He is also the younger brother of Marvin Bagley III who has played five NBA seasons after being selected with the No. 2 pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2018 Draft. 

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Mavs, Sixers, Bucks Have Registered Interest In Buddy Hield

Sep 22, 2023 1:27 AM

The Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks are among teams that have registered recent interest in Buddy Hield, according to Shams Charania.

"The Lakers were long rumored for Buddy Hield. You look at teams like Dallas, Philly, Milwaukee. Those are the types of teams that could definitely use a shooter like Buddy Hield, and they've had a level of interest in him over the last several months," said Charania on The Rally.

The Pacers started trade talks on Hield after the two sides failed to reach a contract extension. 

The Lakers and Pacers reportedly discussed a trade involving Hield last August

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Tags: Buddy Hield, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Teams Preparing For Possibility Of MVP Candidates Hitting Trade Market In Next 12 Months

Sep 20, 2023 10:54 AM

With Giannis Antetokounmpo openly questioning his future with the Milwaukee Bucks, teams have begun to plan for the possibility he becomes available via trade. The futures of Joel Embiid with the Philadelphia 76ers and Luka Doncic with the Dallas Mavericks have created a situation where multiple MVP candidates become available in a trade over the next year.

This situation is one of the factors that has also diminished the trade market for Damian Lillard. 

"What the trade market, the NBA portal, is going to look like next summer," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "There could be some massive talents available for trades next season. Maybe at the trade deadline. Maybe next year. You have teams weighing the assets they might use to trade for Damian Lillard versus who could be available that 'we don't want to be out of the game for some players younger.' First-team All-NBA type of players who may be in that marketplace."

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nick Nurse On Joel Embiid: 'We're Trying To Get Him To Play More Games'

Sep 19, 2023 12:48 AM

Nick Nurse said that he wanted Joel Embiid to play more games this upcoming season during an interview with Ky Carlin of Sixers Wire.

"We’re trying to get him to play more games. Our goal is that it’s going up for him, not the other direction ... there’s always things that can come up with that stuff, but I don’t know. I believe in the guys playing as much as they can and let’s see what happens," Nurse told Carlin.

Embiid played 66 games last season and 68 games in 2021-22.

Nurse also addressed other players on the roster, including the idea of Tobias Harris taking on an expanded role.

"There’s so much more he could possibly do and I kind of want him to settle in and play this role that he’s capable of playing that he’s got experience playing, but I do kind of want him to dream outside that role or expand outside that role eventually," added Nurse. 

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Kelly Oubre Jr., Sixers Agree To One-Year Deal

Sep 18, 2023 7:14 PM

Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Oubre spent the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 20.3 points last season.

Oubre gives the Sixers depth on the wing after losing Georges Niang, Jalen McDaniels and Shake Milton.

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Clippers Have Moved On From Trading For James Harden

Sep 18, 2023 9:28 AM

The LA Clippers have moved on from trying to trade for James Harden, per Brian Windhorst on The Hoop Collective podcast from ESPN. Windhorst said it was the Clippers who walked away from the Harden trade talks, and not the Philadelphia 76ers.

"The Clippers tried to trade for James Harden, and that deal didn’t happen," Windhorst said. "And from what I understand, it was the Clippers who said, ‘Okay, there’s no deal here. We’re gonna move on.’ And while I assume that they could certainly make a deal midseason, I assume that this is what they’re gonna go with."

The Clippers have been reported as Harden's preferred landing spot since he asked for a trade earlier this summer. The Sixers have set a complicated asking price for Harden, which includes win-now players, draft picks that can be traded for win-now players, while also preserving cap flexibility for the summer of 2024.

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Joel Embiid Has Given Sixers Assurances He's Comfortable Riding Out James Harden Situation

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James Harden Felt Daryl Morey Was 'Ghosting' Him Before Free Agency, Sixers Were 'Stunned' By Opt-In

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James Harden Knew In 2022 Sixers Were Uncomfortable Offering Full Max Contract

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James Harden Ignored NBA On Being 2023 All-Star Replacement

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Danny Green, Sixers Agree To One-Year Deal

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Montrezl Harrell Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair ACL

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NBPA To File Grievance Over James Harden Fine

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NBA Fines James Harden $100,000 For Public Trade Demands

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Josh Harris: Sixers Working To Convince James Harden To Stay With Sixers

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Daryl Morey Allegedly Told James Harden He'd Trade Him 'Quickly' After Opt-In

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Clippers Believed To Have Made Call To End James Harden Trade Talks

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Many Around NBA Believe Joel Embiid Will Eventually Ask For Trade

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NBA Opens Investigation On James Harden, Daryl Morey

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James Harden Believes Relationship With Sixers Beyond Repair

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James Harden Interested In Playing In China At Some Point

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James Harden's Camp Told Sixers They'd 'Put Them In Some Pain' After Ending Trade Talks

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Daryl Morey Not Surprised By James Harden's Decision To Make Things Personal

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James Harden Calls Daryl Morey 'A Liar', Says He Won't Be Part Of Sixers

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James Harden Has No Intention Of Playing For Sixers Again

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Javonte Smart, Sixers Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

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