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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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Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, RealGM Radio

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

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.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury

Kings Hire Brandon Williams As Assistant GM

Jul 30, 2017 4:45 PM

The Sacramento Kings have hired Brandon Williams as assistant general manager.

Williams was previously Vice President of Basketball Administration for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Williams will replace Scott Perry, who was hired by the New York Knicks as general manager.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Rockets Offered J.J. Redick More Money Than 76ers

Jul 21, 2017 10:44 AM

Before the start of free agency, J.J. Redick was recruited by Chris Paul to join him with the Houston Rockets.

“Five days before free agency, I didn’t think Houston was even a possibility,” Redick said on his new podcast on Uninterrupted. “Then, the night before free agency started, I’m getting a call from CP [Chris Paul] telling me how much I need to go there.”

Redick claims the Rockets offered him more money in total than the one-year, $23 million deal he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.

“Houston offered me more total money than Philly,” he said. “I knew in Houston I was going to come off the bench. Me and Eric Gordon do a lot of the same things. We were going to play some minutes together. He would get to finish some games; maybe I would get to. But it wasn’t necessarily going to be what I wanted in this point in my career for the court part of it. Now certainly, it was a contender and all that stuff, so that’s probably the main reason I wanted to do it.”

Jonathan Tannenwald/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: J.J. Redick, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers' 2nd Rounder Jonah Bolden Agrees To Sign With Maccabi

Jul 21, 2017 10:30 AM

Jonah Bolden has agreed to sign with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Bolden was the sixth pick of the second round by the Philadelphia 76ers and played for Red Star Belgrade last season.

Bolden averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes per game for Red Star.

In Summer League, Bolden averaged 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.4 minutes per game for the 76ers.

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Tags: Jonah Bolden, Philadelphia Sixers, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Ben Simmons Envisions Himself As 'Starting Point Guard'

Jul 10, 2017 1:55 PM

Ben Simmons has heard people question whether the Philadelphia 76ers are making the correct decision to have him play point guard.

“Everybody is a coach,” Simmons said late Sunday at the NBA Summer League. “Everybody is a GM.”

Simmons is clear on how he envisions himself on the floor.

“For me, I think you can move me anywhere,” Simmons said. “But I’m a starting point guard.”

The Sixers believe Markelle Fultz, a solid shooter and another point guard, is the perfect backcourt complement to Simmons.

“I have no problem sharing the ball,” Simmons said. “He doesn’t, either. Watching him play, he can share the ball.”

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Markelle Fultz Out For Summer League With High Ankle Sprain

Jul 9, 2017 11:29 AM

Markelle Fultz suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's Summer League game.

Fultz was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle.

"We will treat him accordingly and be as cautious as we can, making sure he is healthy," 76ers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said. "We will know [more] once we get some treatment on him. I haven't heard anything [more]."

Fultz was attempting to block a drive in the third quarter when he jumped and landed on the heel of Jabari Brown.

Joel Embiid missed the first two seasons of his career while Ben Simmons missed his first season though he's expected to return for 17-18.

"I'm a little bit punch-drunk with the injuries that we've had with our first players selected over the years,'' said Brett Brown.

Fultz will miss the remainder of Summer League.


Tags: Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Summer League

Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media

Jul 8, 2017 5:12 PM

Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media.

Embiid used said "F--k LaVar Ball" while on Instagram live.

“The reason he said that? He’s got three words," said LaVar Ball in response. "His vocabulary is limited. You gotta use cuss words when don’t have no intellect. He’s not intelligent at all. He shouldn’t worry about me, he should be worried about playing. I got three words for him: Can’t play at all. Oh, shoot! That’s four.”

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Tags: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Fines

Amir Johnson Agrees Upon One-Year, $11M Deal With 76ers

Jul 1, 2017 6:12 PM

Amir Johnson has agreed upon a one-year, $11 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bryan Colangelo previously signed Johnson when he was with the Toronto Raptors.

Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Boston Celtics.

The 76ers and Celtics discussed a sign-and-trade deal involving Jahlil Okafor but those talks fell apart.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Amir Johnson, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

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.

Ian Begley, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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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Celtics Hope To Trade No. 3 To Bulls For Jimmy Butler
The Bulls were seeking the No. 3 pick from the 76ers for Jimmy Butler.

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Celtics Agree To Send No. 1 Pick To 76ers
The Celtics have agreed to trade the first overall pick to the 76ers

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Joel Embiid Takes Selfie In Front Of Markelle Fultz's 76ers' Locker
The 76ers are moving towards trading for Markelle Fultz.

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76ers, Celtics Could Finalize Trade After Markelle Fultz Workout
Discussions between the 76ers and Celtics have centered on the first overall pick in exchange for the third overall pick, the Lakers' unprotected pick in 2018 and possibly a 2021 first rounder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Celtics, 76ers May Not Agree Upon Trade Until Draft Night
There have been reports of the deal expanding to include a third team with Jimmy Butler going to the Celtics.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Markelle Fultz To Work Out For 76ers On Saturday
Markelle Fultz was scheduled to work out for the Celtics, but Friday's trade talks with the 76ers have changed the dynamic.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

76ers Discussing Trading Up To No. 1 With Celtics
The Celtics would receive multiple draft assets from Philadelphia in exchange for the No. 1 pick.

Marc Stein, Zach Lowe/ESPN