Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Joel Embiid (foot) said that he'll likely start slow after spending that past two years on the sidelines.

"I haven’t played in two years, so...I think I’ll start a little slow," Embiid said. Embiid went onto say that he thinks he'll fit in well with Brett Brown's up-tempo offense, and that once he gets it, he believes he'll be "pretty good." Reports on the health of Embiid's foot have been nothing but positive thus far, and it looks like the former No. 3 overall selection is finally ready to make his NBA debut. He'll likely start slow, but he presents enough upside to warrant a late-round selection in standard settings.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 30 - 3:20 PM

The Sixers are planning to waive Tibor Pleiss, according to his agent.

The 26-year-old has a chance to hook on with another NBA team once he's waived, but he won't be anything more than a backup and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Aug 30 - 10:43 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) said that he's feeling "a hundred percent" healthy.

Players are always overly optimistic when given the chance to self-assess, but this is obviously notable given how the first two years of Embiid's NBA career have gone. Embiid added that it's been "really tough" to be forced to watch from the sidelines, but he's obviously eager to get on the floor and contribute in any possible way. The Sixers have been incredibly tight-lipped regarding Embiid's possible role, and it doesn't help that the team still currently has both Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor on its roster. For what it's worth, Embiid did say that he'll "probably" having playing restrictions, something we already knew was coming.
Aug 27 - 4:20 PM

According to CSN Philadelphia’s Jessica Camerato, the Sixers are likely to waive Tibor Pleiss.

The Sixers just don't have room on the roster for a project like Pleiss. Even if Pleiss isn't waived, it will be very difficult for him to crack the rotation and generate any form of fantasy value.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 27 - 12:39 PM

The 76ers haven't decided if they will keep Tibor Pleiss or waive him according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

They simply have too many bigs on their roster as it is, but it sounds like they took Pleiss from Utah for the cash and second-round picks. He won't have fantasy value if he stays in Philly.
Aug 26 - 11:46 AM

Tibor Pleiss has been traded to the 76ers along with two second-round picks and cash in exchange for Kendall Marshall.

The Jazz are simply clearing up some salary cap space because they plan on waiving Marshall. The last thing Philly needs is another big in their loaded frontcourt, so Pleiss wouldn't be in the rotation barring a roster move.
Aug 26 - 10:51 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) is "well and truly on track" to play during the preseason, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

Brown added that there have been zero "red flags" as Embiid has progressed in his rehab from a second surgery to his right foot, and all signs are pointing towards the former No. 3 overall selection finally making his NBA debut after two straight seasons on the sidelines. Embiid has the potential to make some noise his rookie season, but he'll likely start off slow with a hard minutes cap.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 23 - 6:33 PM

Kwame Brown is reportedly looking to sign a deal overseas in the $300,000 range.

We had an earlier report that Brown had signed with a new agency in the hopes of playing professional basketball again, and now we know that he's focused on playing outside the U.S., which makes a ton of sense given that he never really panned out at the NBA level.
Aug 23 - 3:38 PM

Kwame Brown has signed with a new agency with the hope to start playing again.

He hasn't been in the league since 2013, so the 34-year-old center would be lucky to land a training camp deal. The former No. 1 pick will not have an impact in fantasy leagues this season.
Source: Sportando
Aug 22 - 1:48 PM

According to Andy Larsen of KSL.com, the Jazz have been disappointed with Tibor Pleiss' performance in both games and practices.

While Pleiss is on the books for $3 million next season, Larsen said that his chances of making the 15-man roster took a hit when the Jazz signed rookie Joel Bolomboy this week. Larsen also adds that Jeff Withey likely has an edge over Pleiss right now, so it sounds like he's probably going to be waived along with Chris Johnson.
Source: KSL.com
Aug 21 - 10:07 AM

According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games.

"I just left my third consecutive day working out with Joel 45 minutes ago," Brown said. "Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction. We’re just very excited." All signs are pointing toward Embiid finally getting onto the hardwood, but his exact role and any potential restrictions remain uncertain at this point.
Source: Philly Mag
Aug 20 - 2:20 PM

Dario Saric was not satisfied with how he performed at the 2016 Olympic Games.

"I don’t know what to say. We have lost to Serbia again. And I have played like the biggest [expletive]", said Saric. "I didn’t start the game well and when I realized I couldn’t get it going on offense, I tried to help the team by playing good defense. I think I wasn’t at my best during whole tournament." Saric wasn't great during Croatia's loss to Serbia, but he definitely put his upside on display during the Rio Games with averages of 11.8 points, 6.7 boards and 3.2 assists per contest. He's on the radar as a potential late-round flier in standard leagues.
Aug 18 - 3:22 PM

Dario Saric chipped in seven points, four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during a losing effort vs. Serbia on Wednesday.

76ers coach Brett Brown has been watching Saric closely throughout the tournament. "I feel like we knew the competitive side, physical side," Brown said. "The more I study him, the more you realize he’s really gifted intellectually on how to play our sport." Brown noted that Saric has improved as a shooter over the years, and he's expected to earn minutes out of the gates for the Sixers' young roster. We'll get another long look at him during the preseason.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 17 - 11:33 PM

Dario Saric turned it on in the second quarter during a 90-81 victory over Lithuania on Monday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

This was all about the 3-pointers for Croatia, making 11-of-19 from deep. The Croatians were a little inconsistent in their five games, but they were able to lock up the top seed in Group B. That means they won't have to face the Americans until the gold medal game. Of course, it's not going to be easy in any round with the Serbians on deck for Wednesday's quarterfinal. As for Mr. Saric, he's been a darling of Rio and is becoming a very interesting late-round fantasy target in even re-draft leagues.
Aug 15 - 11:26 PM

Former NBA player Travis Outlaw was arrested last week after a grand jury indicted him on a felony marijuana charge.

He was waived by the 76ers back in 2014, so this won't help his chances of earning another NBA deal. He's already been released after posting his $10,000 bond.
Aug 15 - 10:26 AM


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