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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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76ers Have Interest In Trading For Kawhi Leonard

May 13, 2018 5:56 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have interest in trading for Kawhi Leonard this offseason, according to sources.

Leonard's status with the San Antonio Spurs is uncertain just as he becomes eligible to sign a five-year, $219 million max contract extension.

Leonard has a great relationship with Brett Brown.

Leonard can become a free agent in 2019.

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Lloyd Pierce Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Hawks

May 11, 2018 7:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks and Lloyd Pierce have agreed upon a four-year deal for him to become head coach.

The Hawks will have a team option for the fourth year.

The Hawks parted ways with Mike Budenholzer earlier this offseason.

Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and Philadelphia.

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Hawks To Offer Head Coaching Job To Lloyd Pierce

May 11, 2018 3:21 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to offer their head coaching position to Lloyd Pierce.

Pierce, currently an assistant coach with the 76ers, traveled to Atlanta on Friday to meet with team officials.

Pierce first met with Travis Schlenk a week ago, and he met with Atlanta majority owner Tony Ressler earlier this week.

The Hawks parted ways with Mike Budenholzer earlier this offseason.

Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and Philadelphia.

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers To Exercise Team Option On T.J. McConnell

May 11, 2018 12:28 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will exercise their team option on the contract of T.J. McConnell.

McConnell has remained a key rotation player for the 76ers.

McConnell is due $1.6 million next season.

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76ers Plan On Discussing Extension With Brett Brown

May 11, 2018 11:19 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers plan on discussing a contract extension with Brett Brown this offseason.

Brown is entering the final season of his contract and was hired by Sam Hinkie before the current Bryan Colangelo regime.

"It's my intention to sit down with him and discuss a contract extension for him," said Colangelo. "I don't think it's the healthiest situation for a coach to go into a season with one year left on their contract."

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Brett Brown: It's Quite Clear Who Would Help 76ers In Free Agency

May 11, 2018 10:30 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers figure to be active in free agency this offseason with most expecting them to pursue LeBron James and Paul George.

Brett Brown believes the 76ers will be a player in free agency.

"I think another high level free-agent is required [to win a championship]," said Brown. "I think we have the ability to attract one."

Without getting into issues of tampering, Brown was candid when asked about potential targets that could help take the 76ers to the next level.

"We don't have to turn this into calculus. It's quite clear," said Brown.

Brown was also asked about how such a hypothetical player would fit with the 76ers.

"If this player you're describing is great, we'll figure things out," said Brown. "It's as honest and as simple as I can answer that."

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Ben Simmons Not Considering Changing Entire Jump Shot

May 10, 2018 4:03 PM

Ben Simmons is not considering major changes to his shot this offseason.

Simmons struggled with his jump shot this season and some have speculated that he would be better served changing hands.

"Minor things," said Simmons. "But changing the whole shot, no."

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Lloyd Pierce Emerges As Frontrunner For Hawks' Job

May 6, 2018 4:36 PM

The ownership of the Atlanta Hawks will interview Lloyd Pierce for their head coaching job.

Pierce could soon receive a job offer if he has a strong meeting with ownership.

Travis Schlenk interviewed Pierce for the job on Friday.

Pierce has been an assistant for 11 years in the NBA, including with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis and the Sixers.

Atlanta is also considering Stephen Silas and Nate Tibbetts.

Pierce played collegiately at Santa Clara with Steve Nash. Pierce also spent four years at Santa Clara as an assistant coach before joining the NBA.

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Playoff Rest Hasn't Had Impact In First Game Of Next Series
Much was made about the difference in time off between the Celtics and 76ers entering Game 1.

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Doris Burke Believes Ben Simmons Could Shoot Right-Handed Next Season
Whether Ben Simmons should be shooting with his left-hand or his right-hand has been a topic of discussion since before he entered the NBA.

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RealGM Radio: Derek Bodner On The 76ers
Host Danny Leroux goes in-depth on the Philadelphia 76ers with Derek Bodner of The Athletic

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Joel Embiid: I Think Our Time Is Now, We Don't Need Anybody Else
Joel Embiid's quote could be in reference to future free agents the 76ers could pursue.

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Joel Embiid: I'm Going To Be A Nightmare For Miami
Joel Embiid appeared to be uncomfortable wearing his mask at times.

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Joel Embiid At Risk Of Permanent Eye Damage If Hit Again In Orbital Bone
Joel Embiid's previous eye injury happened during his lone season at Kansas.

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Joel Embiid 'Sick And Tired Of Being Babied'
Joel Embiid has been medically cleared to return and his status for Game 3 has not been determined.

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LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Could Impact Each Other's Offseason Destination
While LeBron James will be a free agent this offseason, the most interesting story could be the future of Kawhi Leonard.

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Joel Embiid Clears Protocol But Ruled Out For Game 2
Joel Embiid previously said he's is optimistic about playing in Game 2 or Game 3.

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76ers On Their Way To 'Sustainable Excellence'
The 76ers play in the playoffs for the first time since Sam Hinkie began a much discussed rebuild.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons Named Rookies Of The Month
Donovan Mitchell averaged a rookie-high 22.8 points and added 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.52 steals in 21 games.

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Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons Named NBA Players Of The Week
Nikola Jokic averaged 23.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game.

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LeBron James Cites Family, Winning As Two Biggest Factors In 2018 Decision
LeBron James has previously been a free agent in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Ben Simmons Would '100 Percent' Vote For Himself For Rookie Of The Year
Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell are the two favorites for Rookie of the Year.

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Joel Embiid Making Progress Following Surgery
Joel Embiid will now begin the non-contact cardiovascular exertion steps required to return from his concussion.

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Joel Embiid Undergoes Surgery, Could Return In Two Weeks
Joel Embiid will play when it is safe and medically advisable.

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Joel Embiid Out 2-4 Weeks With Orbital Fracture Surgery
Joel Embiid collided with Markelle Fultz during Wednesday's game.

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Joel Embiid Taken To Hospital Following Collision With Markelle Fultz
Joel Embiid posted an Instagram story that showed him in a hospital room and captioned it "Not good."


Markelle Fultz Active For First Time Since Oct. 23rd
Markelle Fultz has been ruled available to play in Monday's game.

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