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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

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 Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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76ers To Again Explore Trade Market For Jahlil Okafor

Sep 20, 2017 9:18 PM

Brett Brown admitted the Philadelphia 76ers will explore the trade market for Jahlil Okafor.

While the 76ers traded away Nerlens Noel last season, Okafor remains behind Joel Embiid and possibly Richaun Holmes on their depth chart at center.

The 76ers have found the trade market for Okafor to be soft during their previous attempts to deal him.

Okafor was the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Confident Extension Agreement Will Be Reached With Joel Embiid

Sep 20, 2017 7:17 PM

Joel Embiid has yet to be cleared by the Philadelphia 76ers for five-on-five drills. The 76ers will take a cautious approach as he returns from his meniscus surgery.

"If you walk in the gym, it looks like he could play 5-on-5 basketball," Bryan Colangelo said. "But we're going to take our cues from the people who know best."

According to Colangelo, those people favor a "hyper-conservative progression" for Embiid.

Colangelo also said he was optimistic the 76ers and Embiid could agree to a contract extension before the deadline.

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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Elton Brand Hired By 76ers As GM Of 87ers

Aug 28, 2017 12:10 PM

Elton Brand has been hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as general manager of the Delaware 87ers.

Brand played five seasons with the 76ers.

Brand has one of the best reputations around the NBA of recently retired players.

Brand spent last season with the 76ers as a player-development consultant.

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Two-Way Deal With 76ers

Aug 26, 2017 10:09 AM

James Michael McAdoo has agreed upon a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Golden State Warriors declined to extend the qualifying offer to McAdoo in June.

McAdoo went undrafted out of North Carolina in 2014 and spent the past three seasons with the Warriors, appearing in 108 games.

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Jahlil Okafor Has Lost 20 Pounds On 'Mostly Vegan' Diet

Aug 25, 2017 11:46 AM

Jahlil Okafor has lost approximately 20 pounds since the start of training camp in 2016 by following a "mostly vegan" diet.

Okafor has cut out dairy but occasionally eats fish.

“I’ve cut out dairy, so that’s cheese, chocolate, stuff like that,” Okafor said. “But every now and then I still might eat some fish.”

Okafor is hoping he can stay healthy this season.

“I feel lighter, I feel great,” he said. “I’ve been taking my body seriously, my health seriously, what I eat very seriously. So I think it’s going to pay off.”

Okafor's future with the Philadelphia 76ers is uncertain due to the presence of Joel Embiid and Richaun Holmes.

“I’m not sure [of my role],” Okafor said. “We haven’t had all the guys together yet. ... When we all start training camp, we’ll all figure that out."

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Ben Simmons Cleared For Full Basketball Activity

Aug 22, 2017 7:05 PM

Ben Simmons has been cleared to resume full basketball activity for some time.

Simmons played in a pickup game on Monday in Australia.

Simmons sat out his entire rookie season due to his broken foot and subsequent surgery.

The 76ers begin training camp on Sept. 26th.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss

Aug 11, 2017 2:54 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of CLNS Media and CelticsBlog (@JaredWeissNBA) go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Knicks and Nets 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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Nets Nearly Hired Bryan Colangelo Over Sean Marks

Aug 3, 2017 2:32 PM

The Brooklyn Nets were leaning towards hiring Bryan Colangelo to run their front office leading up to the All-Star Game in 2016.

During the weekend, Nets' chairman Dmitry Razumov had a long talk with R.C. Buford about Sean Marks. Buford told the Nets that they may not let Marks interview unless he would get to run the team his way.

Bob Myers and several other executives praised Marks to Razumov during the weekend.

Marks was hired less than a week later and given a mandate to rebuild the franchise patiently. 

Colangelo soon thereafter was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Joel Embiid Expects To Be Ready For Training Camp

Aug 2, 2017 1:18 PM

Joel Embiid revealed he expects to be ready for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Embiid is doing non-contact drills but hasn't been cleared yet to play five-on-five.

Embiid is recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee that required surgery.

Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game over 31 games with the 76ers as a rookie.

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Kings Hire Brandon Williams As Assistant GM
Brandon Williams was previously Vice President of Basketball Administration for the 76ers.

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Rockets Offered J.J. Redick More Money Than 76ers
Before the start of free agency, J.J. Redick was recruited by Chris Paul to join him with the Rockets.

Jonathan Tannenwald/Philadelphia Daily News

76ers' 2nd Rounder Jonah Bolden Agrees To Sign With Maccabi
Jonah Bolden averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game for Red Star.

David Pick

Ben Simmons Envisions Himself As 'Starting Point Guard'
The Sixers believe Markelle Fultz is the perfect backcourt complement to Ben Simmons.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Markelle Fultz Out For Summer League With High Ankle Sprain
Markelle Fultz was attempting to block a drive in the third quarter when he jumped and landed on the heel of Jabari Brown.

ESPN

Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media
Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media.

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Amir Johnson Agrees Upon One-Year, $11M Deal With 76ers
Bryan Colangelo previously signed Amir Johnson when he was with the Raptors.

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J.J. Redick Agrees Upon One-Year, $23M Deal With 76ers
J.J. Redick has agreed upon a one-year, $23 million deal with the 76ers.

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J.J. Redick Rules Out Re-Signing With Clippers
J.J. Redick is receiving interest from the 76ers, Wolves and Nets in free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

76ers Waive Gerald Henderson
The 76ers have waived Gerald Henderson.

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76ers To Sign Furkan Korkmaz For 17-18 Season
Furkan Korkmaz averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.2 minutes during the 16-17 season overseas.

Jake Pavorsky/Liberty Ballers

Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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LaVar Ball: Jerry Colangelo Is A Helicopter Parent
Jerry Colangelo previously said the people around Lonzo Ball "present a challenge" when asked about the possibility of the 76ers drafting him.

Geoff Mosher/FanRagSports

76ers Trade Shawn Long to Rockets For 2018 2nd Rounder, Cash
The 76ers have traded Shawn Long to the Rockets for a 2018 second round pick and cash.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala
The Warriors still hope to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Was Previously Open To Trade To Wizards, 76ers
Carmelo Anthony now wants to remain close to his son in New York.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

76ers, Nets Expected To Pursue J.J. Redick
J.J. Redick is coming off a four-year, $27 million contract with the Clippers he signed in 2013.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Joel Embiid Recruits Kristaps Porzingis With 'Exit Meeting' Joke
Kristaps Porzingis had a chance to be drafted by the 76ers in 2015, but his camp did not allow the franchise to interview him.

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Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Suns, Kings Thunder Have Discussed Kristaps Porzingis Trade
Phil Jackson expressed in an MSG interview that he's still disappointed Kristaps Porzingis skipping his exit meeting.

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76ers, Celtics Officially Announce Trade With Future Pick Protections
If the Lakers' pick doesn't convey, the Celtics will receive either Sacramento's or Philadelphia's first round pick in 2019, whichever is more favorable unless it's No. 1.

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