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Brett Brown: Joel Embiid has 'a lot on his shoulders,' fatigued late in Pacers loss

Source | 9 hrs ago.

After a dominant start by Joel Embiid on Friday night, one that had him entering the locker room at halftime with 28 points and 14 rebounds, things turned south for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Indiana Pacers rallied back in the second half to beat the 76ers 113-101 at the Wells Fargo Center behind a big third-quarter push, nullifying the big night Embiid had built up. While he still finished with an impressive stat line — Embiid dropped a game-high 40 points and 21 rebounds, shooting 13-of-22 from the field — coach Brett Brown said he noticed a big change in his star center in the second half: He was tired.

Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101

Source | 20 hrs ago.

Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits. For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.

Sixers vs. Pacers: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game

Source | 20 hrs ago.

Sixers vs. Pacers: 3 storylines to watch and how to live stream the game originally appeared on The Philadelphia 76ers (19-10) will be looking to shake off their Brooklyn loss at Wells Fargo Center, as the Indiana Pacers (18-10) come to town. The Pacers are on a five-game winning streak (with their most recent win coming against Milwaukee) and Victor Oladipo (who missed 11 games with a sore right knee) will have his second night back in the lineup. Here are three storylines to watch for tonight's game and how to live stream the game.

I confess, I may have been wrong about Jimmy Butler

Source | 1 day ago.

When Butler came over to the media, drenched in sweat, he cracked jokes about beating up on Ndiaye. "Hell no," Butler said when asked if he ever lets Ndiaye shoot. The subject then turned to Joel Embiid.

Rumor: Pistons among teams considering Markelle Fultz trade

Source | 1 day ago.

Markelle Fultz remains away from the 76ers, getting treatment for his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome while the rest of his teammates try to adjust to playing with Jimmy Butler (which is going better for some than others). The sense around the league is the Sixers still plan to trade Fultz, they’re just waiting for better offers to come in, the first round was very lowball. A few teams are kicking the tires on a trade, and among them are the Pistons, reports Rod Beard of the Detroit News.

Spencer Dinwiddie scorches Sixers, gives them glimpse of what they need

Source | 1 day ago.

The shorthanded Sixers fought but lost to the Nets, 127-124, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. This story is partly about Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn guard who scorched the Sixers for a career-high 39 points Wednesday (see observations). This story isn't all about Dinwiddie - though he is a pending free agent who has yet to get an extension -  but about what he brings to the table.

Sixers film review: Evolution in some areas, but nagging problems persist

Source | 1 day ago.

Sixers film review: Evolution in some areas, but nagging problems persist originally appeared on It's been an unusual week for the Sixers since our last film review. Joel Embiid rested for the first time this season, Jimmy Butler missed Wednesday night's loss to the Nets with a strained groin, and the Sixers beat the Pistons twice. At this point in the year, it's rare to see any earth-shattering shifts from a team.

Butler opens up about heated Timberwolves practice

Source | 2 days ago.

Jimmy Butler has opened up about the infamous practice he was involved in while he was still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler asked to be moved out of Minnesota in mid-September and the team finally honoured his request by dealing him to the Philadelphia 76ers two months later. But, shortly before he was traded, Butler took part in a scrimmage where he challenged multiple team-mates as well as Minnesota's coaching staff and executives.

Sixers trade rumors: Breaking down Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's fit

Source | 2 days ago.

Sixers trade rumors: Breaking down Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's fit originally appeared on A popular name among Sixers fans came up in a trade rumor over this past weekend. Suns swingman Trevor Ariza was mentioned in a possible move to the Lakers, per ESPN. Ariza going elsewhere could be disappointing to some, but the reason we're writing about it is that the Sixers are mentioned as a team that could help facilitate the deal.

Sixers' Jimmy Butler Suffered No Structural Damage to Strained Groin

Source | 2 days ago.

Jimmy Butler is doubtful for the Sixers' matchup against the Nets on Wednesday night, coach Brett Brown said on Tuesday. Butler sat out Tuesday's practice after the All-Star guard suffered a strained groin in the first quarter of Monday's 116–102 win over Detroit. Butler left the floor with two minutes and 20 seconds left in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

Sixers to wear a new white 'Earned Edition' jersey on Christmas in Boston

Source | 2 days ago.

Sixers to wear a new white 'Earned Edition' jersey on Christmas in Boston originally appeared on Philadelphia fans won't just be dreaming of a white Christmas this year, they'll get to see white on the court when the Sixers take on the Celtics up in Boston on Dec. 25. According to Sixers president Chris Heck, he strongly hinted in a tweet that the team will wear a white Earned Edition uniform made by Nike on Christmas Day. For those unfamiliar with the Earned Edition unis, the NBA is rewarding teams who made the playoffs the previous season with a one-off variation of the City or Statement Edition jerseys as part of the Nike NBA Earned Program.

Nets 127, Sixers 124: Shorthanded Sixers scorched yet again by Nets' guards

Source | 2 days ago.

The Nets' guards continuing to kill them. It just didn't look like the Sixers' night Wednesday from the beginning in a 127-124 loss to Brooklyn at the Wells Fargo Center. The loss was just the Sixers' second defeat at home this season and drops them to 19-10 overall.

Embiid powers Sixers past slumping Pistons, 116-102

Source | 3 days ago.

Joel Embiid hasn't been feeling like himself for a while and felt sick a day earlier. Nothing like playing the Pistons to help him snap out of it. Embiid scored 24 points in his return to the lineup after a one-game absence, Ben Simmons and Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Detroit for the second time in four days, winning 116-102 on Monday night.

After pregame 'migraine and diarrhea,' Joel Embiid starts to look like himself

Source | 3 days ago.

After pregame 'migraine and diarrhea,' Joel Embiid starts to look like himself originally appeared on After playing the Sixers' first 26 games this season, Joel Embiid was in danger of missing two straight. Embiid sat out practice Sunday and his status for Monday night's game over the Pistons was up in the air. "I had a migraine and diarrhea," Embiid said.

Jimmy Butler shares 'most interesting detail' of infamous Timberwolves practice

Source | 4 days ago.

Jimmy Butler is telling his side of the story after starring in the months-long NBA reality show of when and if the Minnesota Timberwolves would trade him. Butler, now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, went on teammate JJ Redick’s podcast to tell all about requesting a trade, sitting out the preseason and a secret from the infamous practice that no one yet told. Butler told Redick he was told by management to practice, which “lit the match,” and their insistence on him practicing with a team that was likely to trade him made the fire roar.

Jimmy Butler understands Joel Embiid's frustration, says 'he's a hell of a player'

Source | 4 days ago.

Since Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in mid November, they’re 9-3 and have looked like the team Sixers fans have waited years for. Embiid said recently that he’s been frustrated with how he’s played since Butler joined the team, and also with how he’s been used. Butler didn’t shy away from addressing Embiid’s comments.

Jimmy Butler leaves Monday's game with groin strain, will not return

Source | 4 days ago.

76ers star Jimmy Butler was ruled out for the remainder of Monday’s game against the Pistons with a groin strain. Philadelphia 76ers swingman Jimmy Butler exited Monday’s 116-102 win over the Detroit Pistons early with a strained groin and did not return. Butler left the game with 2:20 left in the first quarter.

76ers hope to make it two in a row over Pistons

Source | 5 days ago.

Last time they met, Detroit had it easy: Philadelphia's hulking center Joel Embiid was given the night off to rest. In Embiid's absence, Jimmy Butler had 38 points, his second straight game with 38, matching his single-game high during his brief 76ers tenure.

Pistons bring three-game skid into matchup with Pelicans

Source | 5 days ago.

The Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans shared a common bond on Friday. Detroit gave away a 15-point lead in a 117-111 loss to Philadelphia. New Orleans was outscored 15-3 by Memphis during crunch time and fell 107-103.

Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111

Source | 6 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers gave their standout center a night off, fell behind by 15 points on the road - and then came back to beat the Detroit Pistons anyway. Jimmy Butler scored 38 points, and the 76ers overcame Joel Embiid's absence Friday night, rallying from a sizable third-quarter deficit to beat the Pistons 117-111. Blake Griffin had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, but the Pistons squandered their 15-point third-quarter lead, as well as a six-point advantage in the fourth.

Joel Embiid: 'I haven't been myself lately' in new role since Jimmy Butler trade

Source | 7 days ago.

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid is frustrated with his play recently and hasn’t “been myself” since the Jimmy Butler trade. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was held out of their game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night so that he could rest. “I haven’t been myself lately,” Embiid told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday.

Tracking Ben Simmons' development shows encouraging signs for future

Source | 7 days ago.

Tracking Ben Simmons' development shows encouraging signs for future originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comAn obvious narrative after the Sixers' loss Wednesday night to the Raptors, their 13th straight in Toronto, is that the team's young stars

Allen Iverson talks GOAT, the Process, and giving away a Bentley

Source | 7 days ago.

Allen Iverson talks GOAT, the Process, and giving away a Bentley originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comAllen Iverson wants you to know he's just a regular dude.Yes, a regular dude who once gave his rookie teammate Larry Hughes one of his Bentley

Kobe Bryant defends Jimmy Butler's confrontational Wolves practice

Source | 8 days ago.

Lakers star Kobe Bryant discussed how Jimmy Butler’s competitive edge reminds him of himself. Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is no stranger to fiery competition, so naturally he came to the defense of the newest member of the Philadelphia 76ers: Jimmy Butler. Butler has been all over the news since he asked for the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade him in September.

Seeking guard depth, 76ers reportedly workout Arron Afflalo, Brandon Rush, others

Source | 8 days ago.

Markelle Fultz is officially off getting treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome and will be out for weeks or months (nobody is exactly sure). Which isn’t really bothering the Sixers — other than the fact players, coaches, and everyone else is weary of the barrage of Fultz questions — they are playing well without him, and Fultz is not in the long-term plans for the Sixers anyway. Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick start and get the key minutes, with T.J. McConnell and rookie Landry Shamet behind them, but this is no longer a deep spot on the team.