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Well, it looks like Markelle Fultz might have a jump shot again

Source | 11 hrs ago.

With a rebuild jumper and renewed confidence, Markelle Fultz is looking to put his rocky rookie season behind him and move forward in Philadelphia. Less than a week before the Philadelphia 76ers open up training camp for the 2018-19 season, we got an answer — or the beginnings of one, at least — to one of the biggest questions facing the franchise: Yes, Markelle Fultz can shoot again. It doesn’t look exactly the same as the form he used to become an off-the-dribble pull-up nightmare and shoot 41.3 percent from the college 3-point line in his lone year at the University of Washington, a standout campaign that led to him being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

Report: 76ers promote Elton Brand to general manager

Source | 1 day ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly promoted Elton Brand, middle, from VP of basketball operations to general manager. (Getty) The Philadelphia 76ers have promoted former NBA player Elton Brand from vice president of basketball operations to be their

Report: Sixers' Zhaire Smith expected to return around Christmas

Source | 1 day ago.

According to a report that should shock no one, it doesn't sound like the Sixers are going to rush Zhaire Smith's recovery. While the timetable for recovery from a Jones fracture varies, Christmas is a conservative return date.

With Elton Brand hire, Sixers take a page out of the Super Bowl champs' playbook

Source | 1 day ago.

You have heard Eagles owner Jeff Lurie say that he wanted it to be a collaborative effort with Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson. The franchise wants this to be a collaboration and believes in group decisions. The Sixers looked both inside and outside the organization and found out that Elton Brand is the best fit for them.

Give and Go: Which Sixers rookie will have the best season?

Source | 1 day ago.

In today's Give and Go, Matt Haughton and Eric Mullin give their predictions on which Sixers rookie will have the best season. The Australian product proved his defense is already one of his best assets over the past two summers with the Sixers. If his offense - mainly his three-point shot - ever reaches a consistent level, Bolden could be a serious dual threat for the Sixers.

History with Brett Brown a big reason why new Sixers lead assistant coach Monty Williams returned to bench

Source | 2 days ago.

CAMDEN, N.J. - Training camp doesn't officially start for the Sixers until media day on Friday, but new lead assistant coach Monty Williams is already drilling his players on everything from the proper angle for elbow entry passes to new plays that make the most of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid's abilities. After two years away from coaching, working in the San Antonio Spurs' front office, Williams is happy to be back on the floor, drawing up creative options within the Sixers' sets.

Brett Brown expects Sixers will have a GM by start of season

Source | 2 days ago.

Soon enough, the Sixers will have their next general manger.Sixers head coach and interim GM Brett Brown told reporters on Tuesday he expects the team will have a GM before the season starts. The Sixers kick off their 2018-19 campaign on Oct. 16 against

Report: Sixers to have second interviews with general manager candidates Justin Zanik, Gersson Rosas

Source | 2 days ago.

The Sixers appear to be getting serious about the search for the team's next general manager. The Sixers will meet with candidates Justin Zanik and Gersson Rosas for a second time, according to Keith Pompey. Zanik and Rosas both met with the Sixers a couple weeks ago along with Warriors assistant GM Larry Harris (Harris does not have a second interview scheduled, per Pompey).

Give and Go: What are expectations for Markelle Fultz's sophomore season?

Source | 3 days ago.

In today's Give and Go, Matt Haughton and Noah Levick provide their expectations for Markelle Fultz's sophomore season. Whether it was a legitimate shoulder injury or a case of the yips, we all know Fultz's rookie season didn't go a planned. At the very least, a full summer of working on his body and jump shot with Hanlen should result in Fultz being even more aggressive going to the basket and connecting on his free throws (47.6 percent a season ago).

Give and Go: Will Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons see bigger increase in production?

Source | 4 days ago.

In today's Give and Go, Matt Haughton and Noah Levick discuss whether Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons will see the bigger increase in production. This is definitely a good problem to have if you're the Sixers. Embiid and Simmons are already elite players and still just scratching the surface of what they can become in the league.

JJ Redick deleted his social media, almost signed with Pacers

Source | 4 days ago.

JJ Redick and his family had a lovely summer after re-signing with the Sixers for another season. Redick took some time out of his relaxing summer to talk with ESPN NBA expert Zach Lowe on his podcast. The two cover a ton of interesting topics ranging from life on social media as an NBA star to the relationship between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and everything in between, including how the Indiana Pacers offered him more money than Philly.

Misadventures stall progress for 76ers

Source | 5 days ago.

After an extended period of mediocrity then several years of tanking, the 76ers won 52 games and reached the second round, their best season since Allen Iverson led them to the 2001 NBA Finals. The 76ers experienced plenty of disorder this offseason – some welcomed, some not, some between and most of it in service of adding another star. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, a combination many teams would envy, aren’t enough for Philadelphia.

League recognizing star power and depth of Sixers

Source | 6 days ago.

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have become franchise cornerstones for the Sixers. Sports Illustrated released its list of the top 100 players in the NBA. Simmons came in at No. 26 while Embiid was No. 9.

Yes, Robert Covington is a top-50 NBA player

Source | 6 days ago.

Many of the players behind Robert Covington on Sports Illustrated's list of the Top 100 NBA players appear more skilled than he is at basketball. Covington has none of these skills. Covington earned his spot on the All-Defensive First Team last season.

JJ Redick explains why he was upset at coverage of Markelle Fultz last year

Source | 6 days ago.

JJ Redick famously lashed out at reporters last season for covering seemingly every moment of 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz’s workout routine last season. The Philadelphia 76ers guard chided reporters for zeroing in on a player who was just 19 years old at the time, and who was clearly going through some sort of odd mental block with his shooting form. During Zach Lowe’s podcast on Thursday, Redick elaborated on his emotions at that time, saying that he felt it was out of line for media to continually publish updates on Fultz during practices.

Everything you need to know for Sixers training camp

Source | 8 days ago.

Time to start seeing just how much that offseason training has paid off.The Sixers' core of their 52-win team from a season ago along with new veteran additions and rookies will officially open training camp for the 2018-19 campaign on Sept. 21.Camp will

Report: Andrew Bynum wants to make NBA comeback

Source | 10 days ago.

Andrew Bynum last played a game in the NBA in March of 2014. The former Los Angeles Lakers big man traveled around from team-to-team, first with the Philadelphia 76ers, then with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and finally with the Indiana Pacers. About to

Watch Maurice Cheeks’ Hall of Fame induction speech

Source | 12 days ago.

Maurice Cheeks is officially in the Hall of Fame. Too often fans and media just give lip service to elite defense, it’s good to see defense get rewarded at the Hall of Fame. For much of his 15-year career Cheeks was known as a lock-down defender who made

Emotional Maurice Cheeks inducted to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Source | 12 days ago.

Maurice Cheeks' Hall of Fame call was cause for a double celebration. Cheeks, a second-round pick of the Sixers in 1978, finally went into the HOF as part of the 13-member 2018 class. Over his 15-year NBA career (11 with the Sixers), the point guard was a four-time All-Star, four-time All-Defensive first team selection and a key member of the 76ers' 1982-83 championship team.

Report: 76ers interviewing four internal candidates, including Elton Brand, for GM

Source | 13 days ago.

The 76ers like what they have in their front office. The 76ers plan to interview internal front-office executives — former NBA All-Star Elton Brand, Ned Cohen, Marc Eversley and Alex Rucker — next week for general manager search, league sources said. Team is interviewing outside candidates this week.

Report: Sixers to interview 4 internal candidates for GM position next week

Source | 14 days ago.

You can add four more names to the list of reported candidates for the Sixers' general manager position. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday that the team plans to interview internal candidates Elton Brand, Ned Cohen, Marc Eversley and Alex Rucker next week. The team is reportedly interviewing external candidates Larry Harris, Justin Zanik and Gersson Rosas this week (see story).

Sixers heading toward training camp without resolution on Jerryd Bayless

Source | 15 days ago.

In 2016, it was Nerlens Noel. Of course, Noel was right. The big man was eventually traded to the Dallas Mavericks after 29 games and just 19.4 minutes a night during his final stand with the Sixers in 2016-17.

Sixers starting five's NBA 2K19 ratings leaked

Source | 21 days ago.

The NBA regular season doesn't kick off until Oct. 16 for your Philadelphia 76ers but this year's NBA video games will be released in just a few short weeks. It's no surprise that Joel Embiid leads the way but his 90 rating will surely disappoint true believers in the Process. Ben Simmons comes in with a respectable 87 rating.

With Manu Ginobili retiring, a look back at just how close he came to joining Sixers

Source | 22 days ago.

You can hear just about anything being said in the Wells Fargo Center crowd during the guts of a Sixers game. While franchise legend Charles Barkley coined the yell that undoubtedly comes out when Manu Ginobili pulls off a sweet play, the newly-retired lefty came extremely close to donning a Sixers jersey of his own. Just a couple of summers ago, with the Sixers fresh off a 10-win season, head coach Brett Brown was in desperate need of some help.

Sixers make flurry of front office moves but no new general manager

Source | 22 days ago.

The Sixers on Monday announced several front office moves - none of which included a new general manager. The team has promoted Ned Cohen from associate vice president and chief of staff to assistant GM, and Marc Eversley from VP of player personnel to senior VP of player personnel. Former Sixer Elton Brand has been given the title of VP of basketball operations but will still run the Delaware Bluecoats, the team's G-League affiliate.