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2017-18 Sixers: How badly do we want to finally start winning?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 hrs ago.

Philly has not sniffed a winning record in ages, and only won 29 games last year. Ben Simmons, consensus No. 1 overall pick in 2016 who missed the entire '16-'17 season after suffering a broken foot two Septembers ago, is finally healthy and in the lineup, as (most likely) is Markelle Fultz, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in 2017, who the Sixers traded up to select as the final piece of their burgeoning prospect core.

76ers' Fultz gets to make NBA debut at Wizards close to home

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 hrs ago.

Markelle Fultz gets to start the next chapter of his career in a familiar setting. The No. 1 pick in the draft will make his NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at the Washington Wizards, about a half-hour from home. Fultz grew up in nearby Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County and played at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville and will have many friends, family members and former coaches in attendance.

Can the Lakers show enough this season to convince LeBron James to move to L.A.?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 hrs ago.

The 2017-18 NBA season doesn’t really exist for the Los Angeles Lakers. At least, not in the way it exists, for example, for the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics or the San Antonio Spurs, or even the Brooklyn Nets whose overperformance this year could scupper Cleveland’s best-laid plans. All of those teams, and more besides, have something tangible to aim for. For Luke Walton, Magic Johnson and the rebuilding Lakers, the 2017-18 NBA season that begins on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena when the Celtics visit the Cavaliers is about intangibles, a deliberately frustrating and ambiguous term that stands, in this case, for small steps in the direction marked

Good morning. Let’s basketball.

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 hrs ago.

The 2017-18 NBA season begins Tuesday. THE 2017-18 NBA SEASON BEGINS TUESDAY! Let's go. Here's our big season preview, if you missed it last week. I also put together 99 predictions for the season to come from tip to trophy. We have two games for Tipoff Tuesday: Celtics at Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET, TNT) and Rockets at Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT). LeBron James has been a question mark for the opener due to injury, but J.R. Smith claims LeBron will play. (I am also pretty certain of this.) It will be a big night for Kyrie Irving, who will honored with a video reel in his return to Cleveland. All eyes will be on the LeBron-Kyrie interactions given the shock of the latter requesting a trade while being

Sixers to keep Joel Embiid’s minutes in teens to start season, he’s not happy

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Joel Embiid wants to get on the court, he wants to unleash himself on the NBA this season. After three seasons of being bottled up — even in the 31 games he has played there was a minutes restriction — Embiid wants to impose his will on the league. Sixers coach Brett Brown says to start the season there will be a tight minutes limit on Embiid, who averaged less than 15 minutes in two preseason games after finally being cleared to play.

Joel Embiid disappointed Brett Brown has him on another minutes limit

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Joel Embiid would like to play 48 minutes every game. The Sixers are looking at a maximum of 20 for opening night. "I don't really know if there's a solid number," Brett Brown said Monday after practice.

Emeka Okafor and Kendrick Perkins are going to the G-League

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Emeka Okafor and Kendrick Perkins do battle, either several lifetimes ago or in 2013. If you’re a traditional big man who can’t shoot 3-pointers or tread water in the deep end of the defensive pool at the 3-point arc, the NBA in the fall of 2017 is a tough place to make a living. Emeka Okafor has agreed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers’ G League team, the Delaware 87ers, in hopes of signing with an NBA team in the coming months, league sources told ESPN.

Markelle Fultz's NBA career will start on the Philadelphia 76ers' bench mob

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will start his NBA career on Philadelphia’s second unit. Markelle Fultz’s NBA debut against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening will serve as an inauspicious homecoming of sorts for the D.C. native. After a preseason spent battling a mysterious shoulder issue that altered his shooting mechanics before a knee injury cost him two more exhibition games, the No. 1 overall pick will begin his rookie season on the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Markelle Fultz to come off bench for Sixers to start season

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

After a preseason where he only played in a few games due to shoulder and knee issues, and where he was clearly still finding his game in the ones he did play (after tweaking his free throw form on his own this offseason, and his whole shot went wonky shooting less than 30 percent in preseason), he will be coming off the bench to start the season, coach Brett Brown told Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Brown's plan is for Fultz to come off the bench to start the season. Pointed to the fact Fultz didn't played much in preseason.

Sources: Emeka Okafor to join Sixers' G League team with hopes of playing in NBA again

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Emeka Okafor has agreed to play for the Philadelphia 76ers' G League team, the Delaware 87ers, in hopes of signing with an NBA team in the coming months, league sources told ESPN. Okafor, the second overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, was in training camp with the 76ers before the club waived him on Saturday. Okafor, 35, hasn't played in an NBA regular-season game since April 15, 2013, because of a herniated disk in his neck.

Video Bold Prediction for NBA season: Sixers make the playoffs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

There’s a lot of hype around the Philadelphia 76ers heading into next season — Joel Embiid is getting buckets and taunting opposing centers, Ben Simmons‘ passing skills are dropping jaws, and the Sixers have veterans who can both mentor the young stars and stabilize the team on the court when needed.

Sixers offer glimpse of dynamic offensive potential in preseason finale

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

There will be a time in the near future, perhaps even in the Sixers' regular-season opener Wednesday night in Washington, when Markelle Fultz will fit seamlessly into the offense. Until then, the Sixers showcased Friday night just how efficiently the trio of 7-foot-2 center Joel Embiid, veteran sharp-shooter JJ Redick and point-forward Ben Simmons can work together. Start with Embiid, who followed up his dominant preseason debut with a clunker on paper.

Joel Embiid vs. Hassan Whiteside is the Twitter Beef We All Needed Going into the Season

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Joel Embiid—a internet darling of a troll who takes no prisoners—noticed that Miami center Hassan Whiteside tried to sneak diss him after Whiteside held Embiid to five points on 1-7 shooting. What followed was a hilarious exchange in which Whiteside was absolutely dragged.

Joel Embiid And Hassan Whiteside battle on Twitter

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Twitter beef is real with Joel Embiid And Hassan Whiteside. (Getty) Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are both awesome on Twitter. But the two got into with each other on the court and Twitter Friday night. Embiid draws a foul and tells the Heat to

Sixers-Heat preseason observations: Ben Simmons steals the show

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Joel Embiid got the biggest cheers in his return to Kansas City. Ben Simmons deserved them. The former No. 1 overall pick stole the spotlight from his teammate and former Kansas standout Friday night, pouring in 19 points in a 119-95 exhibition victory over the Miami Heat.

Celtics sign 6-11 center Daniel Ochefu

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Celtics have signed center Daniel Ochefu, a 6-11 center, who played 19 games with the Wizards as a rookie last season. Ochefu, cut by the Wizards in camp, averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds for Washington in totaling just 75 minutes in his first season out of Villanova. With the injury to Celtics big man Aron Baynes, who hyperextended his left knee in a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this week, Ochefu was perhaps signed because of the uncertainty over Baynes' status.

Joel Embiid confesses a Kansas secret that would have changed everything

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Practice had long ended and Joel Embiid was still on the floor, putting up countless shots from every spot imaginable, the echo of each dribble seemingly bouncing off the walls of Allen Fieldhouse. Embiid returned to Kansas, where he starred for one brief season, and led the Sixers through a spirited workout before their preseason finale Friday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City. "It was a great feeling," Embiid said of Kansas after the workout, sweat still dripping from his face.

This is why you pay Joel Embiid as much money as you can

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Joel Embiid is back, and he is beautiful. When the Philadelphia 76ers pulled the trigger on a five-year, $146.5 million maximum-salaried contract extension for center Joel Embiid, many very smart and reasonable people raised a very smart and reasonable red flag. How, even if there are certain cost-saving provisions built into the contract, can you justify giving a max deal to someone who has been limited by injury to just 31 games since entering the NBA in the 2014 draft?

Joel Embiid's deal protects 76ers in case of contractually specific injury

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid's five-year, $146.5 million maximum extension is essentially guaranteed but protects the franchise financially should Embiid suffer a contractually specific catastrophic injury, league sources told ESPN. Embiid, 23, signed the rookie-scale max extension Tuesday, with the $146.5 million total for the deal based on the NBA's new salary-cap projections for the 2018-19 season. Embiid's unique career trajectory -- missing his first two NBA seasons with successive foot surgeries and playing only 31 games in the 2016-17 season -- created a pathway for Philadelphia general manager Bryan Colangelo; Embiid's agents at CAA Sports; and the National Basketball Players Association to work together on creating a complicated and creative contractual agreement.

Joel Embiid makes everything better

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

When the folklore is passed down from generation to generation about the Philaelphia 76ers' preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets on a Wednesday night at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, it will probably go unmentioned how the game started as the rest of this preseason has for the Sixers: poorly, very poorly. It was 17-7 in a blink, with the Nets hitting threes from everywhere and the Sixers coughing the ball up like they were Julianne Moore in Safe.

Sixers-Nets preseason observations: Welcome back, Joel Embiid

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Joel Embiid drained the Sixers' first basket of the game (see video) and set the tone for the night in his preseason debut. The big man played with every ounce of energy of someone who had been sidelined since January and then some in the Sixers' 133-114 win over the Nets on Wednesday. Embiid posted 22 points (4 for 9 from the field, 0 for 2 from three, 14 for 18 from the line), seven rebounds, three assists, one block, one turnover, three fouls, and was a plus-15 in just under 15 minutes.

Jahlil Okafor: I was drunk during Boston fight, unsure how I fit with 76ers now

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

Another 76ers center, Jahlil Okafor, is still trying to rehab his image after he got caught on video fighting on the streets of Boston in 2015 (and getting in another fight and speeding and allegedly trying to use a fake ID and playing ineffective defense and…). Okafor opened up about that Boston fight and his place in Philadelphia. “We were almost about to win that game against the Celtics and it ended up getting away from us in the fourth quarter,” Okafor says of that night in Boston.

Jahlil Okafor feels ostracized by the Sixers' 'Process'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

Jahlil Okafor seemingly has been on the trade block since the day he attended his introductory press conference with the Philadelphia 76ers. While the franchise’s other lottery picks have been ingratiated into “The Process” with open arms, Okafor has always seemed to be stuck on a team that didn’t want him. On a franchise that is investing so much into developing young prospects, Okafor has been a disappointment, though much of that sentiment has been for reasons outside of his control.

Five leading candidates for Rookie of the Year

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

How they will handle the athleticism and speed of the NBA, how ready they are the long grind of the season, how they handle pressure situations, and how tough they are (and become) mentally, they are all unknowns entering the season. It’s why guys like Malcolm Brogdon can catch everyone off guard and win Rookie of the Year (in what was a down year). Predicting this year’s Rookie of the Year race is especially tough because a number of players will meet the traditional criteria — skilled players who will get a lot of minutes and touches on a team willing to ride their ups and downs.

Report: Contract allows Sixers to waive Joel Embiid if foot, back issues cost 25 games or more

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

If Joel Embiid stays healthy, he will get all of his max contract extension — approximately $148 million over five years, something he and the Sixers agreed to on Monday. The Sixers put protections in the contract, and now we have found out some of what they are. If Embiid misses 25 or more games — playing in fewer than 57 — in the final years of the contract due to the recurring injuries that have cost him time in the past, the Sixers have the option to waive him.