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Suns Offered 2nd Round Pick To 76ers For T.J. McConnell

Oct 17, 2018 9:39 AM

The Phoenix Suns sought a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for T.J. McConnell in recent weeks.

The Suns offered a second round pick for Philadelphia's backup point guard, which the 76ers rejected.

The Suns have also had interest in Patrick Beverley, Cory Joseph and Spencer Dinwiddie.

The Cleveland Cavaliers also sought a trade for McConnell during the 17-18 season.

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Daryl Morey Had Serious Talks With 76ers On GM Job

Oct 15, 2018 12:15 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers pursued Daryl Morey as a potential replacement for Bryan Colangelo as general manager.

According to a source close to the process, discussions between Morey and the 76ers were "pretty far down the road" before he decided to remain with the Houston Rockets.

Morey has been general manager of the Rockets since 2007.

The 76ers eventually hired Elton Brand as general manager.

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76ers Waive Cory Jefferson, Darin Johnson, Emeka Okafor

Oct 13, 2018 6:46 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived forward Cory Jefferson, guard Darin Johnson and center Emeka Okafor. 

Jefferson and Johnson signed with the team on Oct. 12, while Okafor joined Philadelphia on Sept. 21 and appeared in two preseason games.

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Joel Embiid Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Oct 9, 2018 11:10 PM

Joel Embiid has agreed to sign an endorsement deal wit Under Armour.

Embiid is one of the NBA's most popular players and Under Armour hopes he will buck the conventional wisdom against big men selling shoes.

Embiid has been spotted wearing Under Armour shoes this preseason, including at 76ers media day. 

“A lot of people, you know, always have that notion [that] big men can’t sell shoes," Embiid said recently. "When I look at myself … I’m more than a big man. So as far as signature shoes, I’m excited to come and break that.”

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Jahlil Okafor Reveals Struggles With Depression, Anxiety

Oct 9, 2018 1:21 PM

Shortly after Jahlil Okafor was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets, he sat down with a staff member of his new team who helped him realize he might have been dealing with depression and anxiety.

“I didn’t know I was dealing with depression and anxiety myself,” Okafor told The Athletic. “When I was in Brooklyn after the Philly trade, I started to talk to somebody there. That was the first I heard about it. Then, during the season, I didn’t act on it.

“I was in a dark place, man. I didn’t act on what was told to me, and I ignored it and shut it down.”

Okafor appeared in only 26 games for the Nets and before the end of the season, he had an epiphany about his situation.

“A week before the season ended, I looked at myself in the mirror and knew I not only had to get my body right but my mind right,” Okafor said. “I went straight to Miami and changed my diet and worked out. But most importantly, I started talking to a therapist to help me get through the depression and anxiety that I was going through, and it’s something I’m still dealing with. But I’m coping with it a lot better, and I’m learning ways to continue to feel good.

“I thanked Kevin Love because when I was reading his piece, I realized that this is normal and some of the stuff he was talking about … damn, I deal with some of the same things. Kevin Love, we know how successful he’s been in the NBA, but to hear somebody of his stature come out and talk about this is super inspiring to me.

“I lost my mom when I was 9, and it goes way deeper than me playing the game of basketball. It’s my life. It’s my trials. I wouldn’t blame Philly, wouldn’t blame the media or anybody.”

Okafor worked to transform his body and lost 17 pounds over the offseason.

“There was no bullshit with Jah, and I have a no (expletive) approach,” trainer David Alexander said. “We clicked, and it was organic from the beginning. I knew that with Jah, it would be work both mentally and physically. It goes hand in hand. He’s had some unfortunate situations, some setbacks and organizations that weren’t a great fit. I understand the psychological side. With someone like Jah, I understood the space and where he’s coming from. From what I felt and saw, he wouldn’t have benefit from the drill sergeant approach, or the fuck you mentality. The more he believed in himself and his body, the more successful he would be.

“He was extremely inflamed, extremely bloated, when he arrived here to start the offseason program. He wasn’t a fat guy, but he doesn’t have the physique he has now. And when you’re not successful at something you’ve been successful at your whole life, it can eat at you. It can tear you apart. You can’t look at the glass half empty, and I told him he’s got to believe in himself, that he’s young enough to be one of the better big men in this league. He built himself back up.”

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Tags: Jahlil Okafor, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

76ers Sign D.J. Hogg To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 8, 2018 6:09 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to sign D.J. Hogg to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Hogg went undrafted in 2018 out of Texas A&M and played for the New Orleans Pelicans in Summer League.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

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Wilson Chandler Out Two Weeks With Left Hamstring Strain

Sep 30, 2018 12:32 PM

Wilson Chandler will miss at least two weeks due to a left hamstring strain.

Chandler suffered the injury in the first half of Friday's game.

Chandler was acquired in a July trade with the Denver Nuggets.


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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler

Sep 24, 2018 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Butler.

Butler requested a trade from the Wolves last week.

Glen Taylor and Butler want a deal completed before the Timberwolves' first day of practice on Tuesday.

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76ers Sign Emeka Okafor To Non-Guaranteed Deal

Sep 21, 2018 6:56 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Emeka Okafor to a non-guaranteed deal for the veteran's minimum.

Okafor was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fred Katz/The Athletic

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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76ers Hire Elton Brand As General Manager
Elton Brand reportedly made a strong impression on both ownership and Brett Brown.

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76ers Hire Sean Derenthal As Scout
Sean Derenthal was the host of the 'Ode to Oden: The NBA Draft Podcast' at The Stepien.

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76ers Expect Zhaire Smith To Return Around Christmas
Zhaire Smith underwent surgery on Aug. 9 to repair an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

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76ers Plan Additional Talks With GM Candidates Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik
Philadelphia is searching for a replacement for Bryan Colangelo.

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LeBron James Sells Show To NBC Based On Ben Simmons' Life
Brotherly Love is inspired by the life of Ben Simmons and centers on a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family.

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76ers Had Concerns With Giving David Griffin Final Say As GM
The 76ers interviewed David Griffin for their general manager vacancy this offseason.

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76ers Granted Permission To Interview Larry Harris, Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik For GM Job
The 76ers are picking back up their GM search.

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Joel Embiid: I Pretended My Way To The NBA
Joel Embiid wrote a first person essay at The Players' Tribune explaining his journey from Cameroon to the NBA.

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76ers Sign Anthony Brown To Camp Deal
Anthony Brown was on a two-way contract with the Wolves last season.

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76ers Still Evaluating Potential GMs, Could Keep Interim Structure
Brett Brown has served as Philadelphia's interim GM.

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76ers Hire Lindsey Harding As Full Time Scout
Lindsey Harding spent last season in the NBA's Basketball Operations Associates Program.

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Zhaire Smith To Undergo Surgery For Jones Fracture In Left Foot
Zhaire Smith suffered the injury on Monday while training at Tim Grgurich's developmental camp in Las Vegas.

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Zhaire Smith Suffers Foot Injury
Zhaire Smith is returning to Philadelphia to be further evaluated.

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76ers Sign Norvel Pelle
Norvel Pelle averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and a team-leading 1.2 blocks in 13.8 minutes per game across five Summer League games.

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RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of The Athletic go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

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LeBron James 'Thought Long And Hard' About Signing With Rockets, 76ers
LeBron James never formally met with the Rockets or 76ers.

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76ers Will Let Jerry Colangelo's Contract Expire
Jerry Colangelo's tenure as a special adviser to the 76ers is effectively over.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Demetrius Jackson Agrees To Sign Two-Way Deal With 76ers
Demetrius Jackson spent last season with the Rockets and 76ers.

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder
Ed Davis signed a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Nets.

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76ers Sign Jonah Bolden To Four-Year, $7M Deal
Jonah Bolden played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last season.

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