Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Gerald Henderson underwent hip surgery on Thursday.

Henderson has been dealing with nagging hip pain for over five years and finally decided he wanted to have the hip operated on. According to his agent, Henderson will start rehab as early as next week in preparation for his return to the NBA. Henderson is still a free agent, so he'll have to convince a team he is healthy enough to play once he gets close to 100%. He won't have fantasy relevance anytime in the near future.
Aug 18 - 9:51 AM

Mathias Lessort has signed to play with KK Crvena Zvezda in Serbia next season.

The Sixers selected Lessort with the 50th overall pick in the 2017 draft. The plan has always been to stash him in Europe for a year or two. Lessort's contract with KK Crvena Zvezda is reportedly for three years, but very likely has an NBA opt-out clause should the Sixers want to bring him stateside in 2018-19.
Aug 11 - 11:33 AM

Jahlil Okafor understands that he could get traded next season.

"I hear trade rumors and stuff like that, realizing that having a new scenario, think it might be better than what it is now," said Okafor. Okafor hasn't lived up to expectations after going No. 3 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and knee issues have really lowered his trade value. He's not in a good situation at all in Philly with Joel Embiid clearly the franchise five man, but he might be a backup regardless of the name across his jersey, as his old school, post-up game doesn't really translate to the modern NBA.
Aug 9 - 10:23 AM

J.J. Redick said he initially planned on signing with the Rockets, but Houston amended their offer from four years to three.

According to Redick, he thought he was on his way to Houston. "The day before free agency, I thought it was a four-year deal. Chris Paul and I talked for about 30 minutes the night before free agency started," said Redick. "I wanted to go there." As we know, Redick eventually inked a one-year, $23 million deal with the Sixers. Redick should be more an offensive focus in Philly than he would have been with the Rockets.
Aug 5 - 12:49 PM

Gerald Henderson (hip) will have hip surgery and could miss the entire 2017-18 season, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

He just hasn't been able to shake this hip injury, which has bothered him for most of this decade. Henderson was waived last month and is an unrestricted free agent, so chances are a team won't be looking to add him until he shows he's healthy. Henderson is still only 29, but the frequent injuries suggest he only has a handful of useful seasons left in his NBA career.
Aug 2 - 2:58 PM

Joel Embiid (knee surgery) said he's been cleared for non-contact drills and he expects to be ready for training camp.

"I can do everything but play 5-on-5 and one-on-one," Embiid said. "I think I will be ready for training camp." Embiid is loaded with upside, but the fact that knee and foot issues have kept the seven-footer off the floor for all but 31 games through his first three years in the league is certainly concerning. He'll likely again have a minutes limit next season, and there are no guarantees he'll be cleared for back-to-back sets, so he'll be the epitome of a high-risk, high-reward pick on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Aug 2 - 9:59 AM

Timothe Luwawu has been ruled out of Eurobasket 2017 with the French National Team after picking up a knee injury at camp.

He was diagnosed with patellar tendinopathy, but it's more commonly known as Jumper's Knee. There's no real reason to be concerned and TLC should be fine with a couple weeks of rest. The 76ers didn't do him any favors this offseason by bringing in J.J. Redick and Furkan Korkmaz, so TLC won't be a standard-league fantasy target on draft day despite a strong finish to the 2016-17 season.
Source: FFBB.com
Jul 31 - 10:33 AM

Dario Saric will play for Croatia at Eurobasket 2017.

The NBA world got familiar with Saric in the Olympics and he should be an even bigger part of Croatia's offensive attack. Saric has been working on his 3-pointers, so that will be something to watch next month.
Jul 29 - 7:10 PM

Markelle Fultz (ankle) said that his rehab is going well and that he feels "a lot better."

Fultz badly sprained his ankle in Las Vegas back on July 8th and Sixers fans watched nervously as he had to be helped off the court. However, it appears he is on track to be a full participant in training camp. "Rehab’s going real great," said Fultz. "My ankle’s a lot better thanks to the training staff. I give big props to them, one of the best in the business. I’ve been jumping, shooting, everything like that, so I’m real healthy, so I’m happy." Fultz also predicted the Sixers would make the playoffs this season.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 29 - 9:45 AM

Jonah Bolden will play for Maccabi Tel Aviv next season.

The Sixers selected Bolden with the 36th pick in last month's draft. He was set to play for Red Star Belgrade but has decided to sign with Maccabi. Stashing him overseas allows Philadelphia to preserve a roster spot. Depending on how he performs this season, Bolden may be in Philly by 2018-19.
Jul 21 - 9:20 AM

Jonah Bolden will spend the 2017-18 season overseas.

Bolden averaged 8.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game through five Summer League games with the 76ers, but he was always expected to head overseas for the 2017-18 season as a draft-and-stash prospect.
Jul 17 - 7:00 PM

Furkan Korkmaz scored 22 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday.

Additionally, he's catching a flight tonight to play in the under-20 European Championship in Greece and he'll be out there until July 23. Regarding tonight, Korkmaz looked more comfortable with the ball in his hands and he showed he's not just a shooter. He still may not be in the rotation to start his NBA career.
Jul 14 - 10:07 PM

Markelle Fultz (ankle) got shots up at practice on Friday.

That's a great sign after suffering a scary ankle sprain on July 8. Fultz was originally expected to miss 1-2 weeks back on July 9, so he appears to be right on schedule. Before his injury, he was spectacular in Utah Summer League with most of his production coming on the ball. With Ben Simmons expected to handle the rock and Joel Embiid likely to have one of the top usage rates among all NBA bigs, Fultz will need to be off the ball more to boost his scoring.
Jul 14 - 9:25 PM

Alex Poythress and Larry Drew II will not play on Friday.

The 76ers will start Isaiah Briscoe, James Blackmon, Furkan Korkmaz, Jonah Bolden and Charles Jackson for their last Vegas game. Expect to see a lot of Korkmaz and Bolden as the rookies look to show some more to their eye-catching events.
Jul 14 - 2:35 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (lip) will not play on Friday, but will play for the French team this summer.

He was hurt on the same play Markelle Fultz (ankle) suffered his injury, but this one isn't as severe. Luwawu-Cabarrot has grown a lot in the last 12 months and the French team is not going to have Tony Parker, so TLC should be a factor.
Jul 14 - 2:32 PM


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