12:15 PM EST, Sat February 13, 2016
Philadelphia 76ers Rumors & News
philly.com 14 hours ago
TORONTO - Being a part of Rising Star Challenge on Friday night was nice. But 76ers post players Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor view the experience as a stepping-stone to where they want to be: playing in an actual NBA All-Star Game.
philly.com 17 hours ago
It's about Okafor On the court The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder is perhaps the NBA's most skilled rookie big man since the San Antonio Spurs drafted Tim Duncan first overall in 1997. The third overall pick out of Duke and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns are the co-rookie scoring leaders, each with averages of 17.1 points per game. Okafor also ranks third in rebounding at an average of 7.4 per game.
philly.com 18 hours ago
TORONTO - Allen Iverson is one step away from reaching basketball immortality. The former all-star guard and 76ers legend was among 14 finalists selected Friday for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Final Four in Houston on April 4. The Class of 2016 will be enshrined during Hall of Fame festivities in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 8-10.
GRADING A TEAM at the All-Star break when it has posted an 8-45 record? Why does the image of throwing chairs off the Titanic to prevent it from sinking come to mind?
TORONTO Jahlil Okafor's goal is to get as much knowledge as possible in two days. The 76ers center hopes to converse with the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and other NBA all-stars while here at All-Star Weekend.
A Camden municipal judge postponed a hearing on Jahlil Okafor's speeding charge to Feb. 18 after an attorney for the Philadelphia 76ers center alleged a conflict of interest in the case Thursday.
BOOGIE DROPPED 28 on the Sixers and his Kings won by four Wednesday night. Boogie Jr. dropped 26 on the Kings and gave Sixers fans a glimpse of the future.
The Kings beat the Sixers 114-110, at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
WHEN YOU look at the 76ers in the future - and really, that's the only sane way to look at them - wouldn't the vision be clear if it included a young big man who is one of the best in the league and a star point guard who can do just about everything? Sprinkle around that a terrific three-point shooter, a proven scorer and a rookie center with above-average defensive skills and thoughts of playoffs and 50-win seasons begin to materialize.
The 76ers suffered another fourth-quarter meltdown. This time, it came to the dysfunctional and seemingly uninspired Sacramento Kings. Leading by 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Sixers went on to lose, 114-110, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the final game before the all-star break for both teams.
IF THERE WAS ever a moment perfectly suited for 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor to show what he has learned, it was the one that presented itself with just over 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers. The game was tied and the Sixers were inbounding from midcourt.
76ers coach Brett Brown's popularity takes a hit after every close loss. That's what happens when your team is 8-44, and fans are tired of tanking.
A LOOK at the Los Angeles Clippers shows just how daunting a task confronts Sam Hinkie. Hinkie, the Sixers' general manager, has said numerous times that the goal of The Plan and The Process the Sixers are going through is to build a team that will be playing in June.
philly.com Feb 8, 2016
IF THERE'S anyone who needs a bit of a vacation, it is 76ers coach Brett Brown. His hair has become a little more silver since training camp began on Sept. 29 and his patience almost ran dry after the team started with one win in it's first 31 games.