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Sixers' Joel Embiid, Dario Saric beat out by Malcolm Brogdon for Rookie of the Year

Source | 6 hrs ago.

Updated: 10 p.m.Joel Embiid and Dario Saric had standout rookie years, but in the end, Malcolm Brogdon was named the 2016-17 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year.The Bucks guard beat out the pair of Sixers at the NBA Awards held Monday night in New York. Brogdon

Report: Nets, Sixers to try and land J.J. Redick as free agent

Source | 19 hrs ago.

No player works harder off the ball to get open than Redick, he’s got enough game to put the ball on the floor and create if he gets closed out on, and he’s a solid team defender. Multiple league sources I’ve spoken to expect the Sixers and Nets to make a hard push at Redick. Were he to go to either of those teams, Redick could receive an opportunity unlike anything he’s had before.

Sixers mailbag: Playoffs, veteran free agents and Simmons or Fultz at PG

Source | 19 hrs ago.

The NBA draft is a wrap and free agency is less than a week away. What better time for a mailbag. There were so many questions about free agency that I couldnt answer them all here, so stay tuned for a more in-depth look at possible targets on Tuesday

LeBron James: Michael Jordan inspired me, Allen Iverson was the god

Source | 19 hrs ago.

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James has previously professed his admiration for Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson but offers even more high praise for the Philadelphia 76ers legend in Lee Jenkins' "Where are they Now" profile in the latest Sports Illustrated. “He represented what black kids were all about and he resonated with every inner-city kid in the world who had a struggle,” LeBron James says. “Michael Jordan inspired me, and I looked up to him, but he was out of this world.

Kevin Durant on Sixers' FEDS: 'How they got a nickname without playing together?'

Source | 1 day ago.

On draft night, Joel Embiid gave the Philadelphia 76ers' young core the nickname FEDS. It pulls a letter from the names of Markelle Fultz, Embiid, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons. Over the weekend, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant got wind of the nickname and

Jonah Bolden took a strange path, but now among familiar faces with Sixers

Source | 1 day ago.

There are essentially two paths for young international players to enter the NBA. Jonah Bolden kind of did both. The 21-year-old Australian-born forward went to prep school in Las Vegas and New Hampshire before landing at UCLA.

Sixers will talk contract extension for Joel Embiid this summer, want to lock him up

Source | 2 days ago.

No, I don’t mean taking 30-foot bombs that demoralize opponents (although, no doubt Embiid is game for trying it). After three seasons in the NBA, Joel Embiid is eligible for a contract extension this summer (one that would be negotiated now but not kick in until the 2018-19 season). Teams lock up their stars at this point, and Embiid is that — he was dominant in the 31 games he played.

NBA Draft Breakdown: Key Storylines and Grades for Top Picks

Source | 2 days ago.

Thursday's NBA Draft was filled with wild rumors, big trades and fascinating selections. Below are 10 of the most intriguing storylines from a crazy night in the NBA. 76ers amp up rebuilding by adding Markelle Fultz – Fultz was the best pick to go first overall.

76ers formally introduce Markelle Fultz to Philly

Source | 3 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers introduced #1 overall NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz to the city on Friday.

NBA draft 2017 grades: Danny Ainge and the Celtics march to the beat of their own drum

Source | 3 days ago.

It would have been easy to just take Markelle Fultz, but the Celtics traded down for Jayson Tatum. Right or wrong, you have to admire Danny Ainge's commitment to his process. The Celtics plan had finally come to fruition.

‘The Process’ was not what you thought it was

Source | 3 days ago.

The Sixers traded for the first pick in the NBA draft, and Markelle Fultz will join Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Ben Simmons to form arguably the most exciting young nucleus in pro basketball. Was Sam Hinkie right all along? Worse still, Im quite certain nobody knows what The Process is at this point.

Jimmy Butler goes to Wolves, as Bulls begin rebuild with draft night blockbuster

Source | 4 days ago.

Right as the Philadelphia 76ers were making the first pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves were finalizing the first blockbuster deal of draft night. As first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein and K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have agreed in principle to send All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to the Wolves in exchange for the No. 7 pick, shooting guard Zach LaVine and point guard Kris Dunn, Minnesota’s first-round pick in last year’s draft.

The Latest: Butler trade, freshmen picks highlight NBA draft

Source | 4 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers did what everyone expected, and picked Markelle Fultz with the first pick of Thursday night's NBA draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off the biggest surprise, and traded for Jimmy Butler. The first seven picks were one-and-dones and a record 16 of them heard their names called in the first round.

Who was picked first in last year's NBA draft?

Source | 4 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Ben Simmons from LSU with the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Simmons averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists and was a consensus first-team All-American in his lone year at LSU. Simmons joined Shaquille O'Neal (1992) as the only other Tiger to be taken No. 1 in the NBA draft.

From Process to results: 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick in 2017 NBA draft

Source | 4 days ago.

During Wednesday’s media session prior to the 2017 NBA draft, Markelle Fultz was asked how quickly he thought the Philadelphia 76ers could start winning. The 76ers made it official at Barclays Center on Thursday, using the first overall pick in 2017’s draft on Fultz, a 19-year-old thunderbolt out of the University of Washington by way of Maryland prep hoops power DeMatha Catholic, to become the 76ers’ point guard of the present and future. Fultz had long been projected by most draftniks as the likely top choice in this year’s class, but most — including Fultz himself — figured it would be the Boston Celtics making the selection.

Los Angeles Lakers select hometown star Lonzo Ball to kickstart new era

Source | 4 days ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers had several options at the No. 2 spot in the 2017 NBA draft, including trading the pick for an established player or taking a promising prospect like Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox or Kansas wing Josh Jackson. In the end, though, they made the choice most expected — to select UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, a local product from Chino Hills with the talent and star appeal to lead the Lakers into a new era. The pick makes sense for the Lakers on several levels.

The Latest: Top pick Fultz shows off memorable suit jacket

Source | 4 days ago.

For Markelle Fultz, it's what's on the inside that counts. In keeping with that theme, he showed off the inside of his grey suit jacket after the Philadelphia 76ers picked him first in Thursday night's NBA draft. After the 76ers selected Fultz, the Los Angeles Lakers took Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick.

Philadelphia 76ers NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Source | 4 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been active early on this summer, trading for the top spot in the NBA draft with every intention of selecting Washington guard Markelle Fultz. The deal with the Boston Celtics was finalized Monday, and it puts the rebuilding Sixers in perfect position to secure a true playmaker. The No. 1 pick will join 2016 top pick Ben Simmons and 2014 No. 3 pick Joel Embiid to begin guiding a team that finished 28-54 last season.

How to watch the 2017 NBA draft: Live stream, time, TV channel, order

Source | 4 days ago.

The NBA draft will be held on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Philadelphia 76ers are on the clock after agreeing to swap the No. 3 overall pick and an additional first-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for the

Sixers break team record for season tickets, rank No. 1 in NBA

Source | 5 days ago.

The NBA draft is not until Thursday night and the 2017-18 season doesn't begin for another four months, but Sixers fans already are buying up their tickets. The Sixers have sold a franchise-record 14,000 season tickets for the upcoming season. "Fortunately we're able to break the Sixers' all-time record for season-ticket memberships," Sixers chief sales and marketing officer Christopher Heck said.

For Ben Simmons, Sixers' label of point guard may not really mean point guard

Source | 5 days ago.

The Sixers are expected to draft Markelle Fultz, a point guard, on Thursday. "I know Coach (Brett Brown) and I have, probably Coach more so than I, have used the terminology point guard for Ben as it relates to Ben Simmons," Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Monday. "The way I like to characterize it, and I always fall back to this, is primary ball-handler." One of the criteria for the Sixers' selection at No. 1 has been fit.

NBA Draft 2017 Contracts: What Can Top Picks Including Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz Expect to Earn?

Source | 5 days ago.

The NBA draft is almost upon us and the machinations have already begun as teams jostle for position before June 22. Dwight Howard has been traded to the Charlotte Hornets, with the Atlanta Hawks sending the 31st overall pick down the east coast and getting the 41st pick in exchange. The Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, have been stockpiling first-round picks.

NBA Draft 2017 prop bets: Fultz, Ball, Jackson, Tatum highlight odds at sportsbooks

Source | 5 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers will start the NBA Draft off this Thursday with the No. 1 overall pick, and the sportsbooks have released betting lines for all aspects of the event. The Philadelphia 76ers made a trade with the Boston Celtics to move up to the No. 1 spot in the NBA Draft earlier this week. The 76ers are expected to take Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz with that pick in Thursday night's draft.

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

Source | 5 days ago.

Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. During a dizzying few days of deals around the NBA, the presumed No. 1 pick had his Saturday plans — not to mention his future destination — change when the Philadelphia 76ers brought him in for a workout. "It's been a little crazy last couple days," Duke forward Jayson Tatum said Wednesday.

Celtics GM Danny Ainge explains trade with Sixers from Boston's perspective

Source | 6 days ago.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Are the Sixers done making first-round trades? Maybe not. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said there may be even more moves in their future shortly after the the team announced it had acquired the No. 1 pick in the draft from the Celtics. "I think whether we are selecting No. 1 or just staying at three, there's been some talk about our interest in acquiring yet another pick, and I'm not going to give up those efforts because we have moved up to No. 1," Colangelo said Monday afternoon.  The Sixers will draft the first pick for the second straight year. They sent the Celtics their No. 3 pick and a protected future first-round pick to make the deal happen