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76ers Hire Lindsey Harding As Full Time Scout

Aug 17, 2018 11:08 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Lindsey Harding as a full time scout.

Harding was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft.

"I think when you have this goal in mind, your gender shouldn't even matter," Harding told ESPN. "It should be about if you can do it, if you're good, you're experienced, if you know what you're doing and what you're talking about."

Harding officially retired as a player in 2017.

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

Aug 7, 2018 2:44 PM

Zhaire Smith has suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot and will undergo surgery.

Smith suffered the injury on Monday while training at Tim Grgurich’s developmental camp in Las Vegas.

Smith was the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Texas Tech.

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Zhaire Smith Suffers Foot Injury

Aug 7, 2018 10:02 AM

Zhaire Smith suffered a left foot injury on Monday while working out at Tim Grgurich's development camp in Las Vegas.

Smith is returning to Philadelphia to be further evaluated.

The 76ers used the 16th overall pick on Smith in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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76ers Sign Norvel Pelle

Aug 3, 2018 3:43 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed center Norvel Pelle. 

Pelle most recently represented the 76ers at MGM Resorts Summer League 2018, where he averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and a team-leading 1.2 blocks in 13.8 minutes per game across five contests.

The 6-foot-11 center spent the 2017-18 season playing for Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino and Pallacanestro Varese of Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). Over the course of 29 games (11 starts), he averaged 6.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 14.6 minutes per game combined between the two teams.

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RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division

Aug 1, 2018 4:15 AM

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

They discuss how the Celtics, Raptors, 76ers, 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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LeBron James 'Thought Long And Hard' About Signing With Rockets, 76ers

Jul 30, 2018 6:48 PM

LeBron James said he strongly considered joining the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets before deciding to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I definitely thought long and hard about the possibilities of lining up alongside Ben [Simmons] and [Joel] Embiid or lining up aside [James] Harden and Chris [Paul],'' James said.

James never formally met with the Rockets or 76ers, though his representatives did meet with Philadelphia on July 1st.

The path for James to join the Rockets would have been difficult in terms of the salary cap.

James said his decision involved where his family would feel comfortable as well.

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76ers Will Let Jerry Colangelo's Contract Expire

Jul 30, 2018 9:31 AM

Jerry Colangelo's tenure as a special adviser to the Philadelphia 76ers is effectively over.

The 76ers, however, will honor his contract through the end of the year.

The 76ers and Colangelo's son, Bryan Colangelo, parted ways after a number of Twitter accounts operated by Bryan's wife surfaced.

Philadelphia first retained Jerry Colangelo in 2015.

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Demetrius Jackson Agrees To Sign Two-Way Deal With 76ers

Jul 27, 2018 9:35 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have re-signed Demetrius Jackson on a two-way deal.

Jackson spent last season with the Rockets and 76ers.

Jackson was a second round pick in 2016 by the Celtics.

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder

Jul 26, 2018 9:50 AM

Ed Davis received interest from the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers before agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

“The main thing is they definitely came out aggressive when July 1 hit, so I definitely wanted to go to where I was wanted, so that had a lot to do with it,” Davis said on a conference call. “Then, I talked to Allen (Crabbe) and Jeremy (Lin) a little bit about the coaching staff and things like that and how the organization was run, and it was nothing but great things. Then, I think this team has potential definitely. We can try to make this push into the playoffs this year, and it’s going to be a challenge, but that’s one of the reasons why I’m here.”

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76ers Sign Jonah Bolden To Four-Year, $7M Deal

Jul 23, 2018 9:09 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to sign Jonah Bolden to a four-year, $7 million rookie deal.

The contract includes team options.

Bolden was the 36th overall pick by the 76ers out of UCLA in 2017.

Bolden played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last season.

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Nemanja Bjelica Agrees To Three-Year, $20.5M Deal With Kings
Nemanja Bjelica reconsidered the agreement with the 76ers because of family, professional and personal concerns.

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Suns Acquire Richaun Holmes From 76ers
Richaun Holmes is owed $1,600,520 in the final year of his four-year contract that was signed in 2015.

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76ers Discuss Trading Jerryd Bayless To Cavaliers For Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver has two seasons remaining on his contract at more than $15 million.

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Spurs Required Ben Simmons Or Joel Embiid To Trade Kawhi Leonard To 76ers
The 76ers were unwilling to trade Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid or even Markelle Fultz to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.

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Nemanja Bjelica To Open Contract Talks With Kings
Vlade Divac reached out to Nemanja Bjelica to explain the value of remaining in the NBA versus returning to play in Europe.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs
Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week.

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Nemanja Bjelica Backs Out Of One-Year, $4.4M Deal With 76ers
Nemanja Bjelieca will stay in Europe this season.

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Nemanja Bjelica Could Back Out Of Agreement With 76ers For Deal In Europe
Nemanja Bjelica and the 76ers agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million deal on July 5th.

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76ers Unsuccessful Trying To Hire Daryl Morey As GM
Daryl Morey has been with the Rockets over the past 12 seasons.

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Spurs Continue To Have High Threshold On Kawhi Leonard Trade
The Spurs aren't nearing a deal of Kawhi Leonard.

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Spurs Plan On Reaching Out To Kawhi Leonard Once Trade Is Close
Kawhi Leonard continues to prefer a trade to Los Angeles.

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76ers Haven't Offered Markelle Fultz In Trade Talks With Spurs For Kawhi Leonard
It's also unclear if the Spurs have interest in Markelle Fultz.

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76ers Interested In R.C. Buford For GM Job
While the 76ers are interested in R.C. Buford, league exec Kiki VanDeWeghe has reached out to them.

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76ers Considered Only East Team Kawhi Leonard Would Re-Sign With
The Lakers and Clippers are Kawhi Leonard's preferred destinations.

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76ers Agree To Sign Nemanja Bjelica To One-Year, $4.4M Deal
Nemanja Bjelica has spent his entire NBA career with the Wolves.

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Amir Johnson Re-Signs With 76ers On One-Year Deal
Amir Johnson left the Boston Celtics for the 76ers on a one-year deal last season.

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Spurs Still Haven't Given Up Hope Kawhi Leonard Changes Mind
Kawhi Leonard's camp says he's about 95 percent healthy at this point.

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LeBron James Wanted More Information On 76ers Before Choosing Lakers
While LeBron James quickly decided to sign with the Lakers, there was a meeting with the 76ers.

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76ers Acquire Wilson Chandler From Nuggets
The Nuggets are looking to unload salary to decrease their tax bill.

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J.J. Redick Agrees To One-Year, $12M-$13M Deal With 76ers
J.J. Redick agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with the 76ers last offseason.

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