Player News - 76ers

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The 76ers signed Richaun Holmes to a multiple-year deal.

It won't be fully guaranteed and Holmes will have a tough time making the team. He suffered a fractured elbow at Summer League after playing in three games. Holmes has some potential as a 6'8" forward with decent range and blocking 2.6 shots per game in his three-year college career. Obviously he's not on the fantasy radar yet.
Jul 29 - 3:00 PM

Maalik Wayns has signed with Pallacanestro Varese, sources told Sportando.

Wayns has bounced around overseas since his release from the Clippers in January of 2014, and the pint-sized point guard will find a more lucrative career abroad than he would stateside.
Jul 27 - 9:55 AM

Ronny Turiaf (hip) is hoping for another shot in the NBA after making just two appearances during the 2014-15 season.

The 10-year veteran is clearly past his prime and his body is starting to wear down, and he wouldn't have more than a limited role on any NBA team. Turiaf can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jul 26 - 10:50 AM

Larry Drew II will sign a contract with AS Monaco in France.

Drew made 12 appearances with the 76ers last season with averages of 3.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.3 boards per game, but it may be a while before he gets another shot at the NBA. Drew is not on the fantasy radar.
Jul 26 - 9:11 AM

The Mavericks have not ruled out signing JaVale McGee.

The team is still making sure McGee is healthy enough to suit up. McGee's leg issue has kept him to just 28 games in the last two seasons combined.
Jul 25 - 2:35 PM

The 76ers have announced the signing of G Scottie Wilbekin.

Wilbekin received a four-year deal from the 76ers, so it's clear that Philly liked what they saw during the summer league. The 76ers have an interesting mix of players at point guard with Isaiah Canaan, Tony Wroten, Pierre Jackson and Wilbekin all vying for minutes, so this is definitely something to keep an eye on during training camp.
Jul 24 - 10:09 AM

Isaiah Canaan said Jahlil Okafor is "going to open up everything" for the 76ers offense.

"He’s a big presence on the post," Canaan said. "He can score the ball and he can pass. With a big guy who can do that and draw a lot of attention, he’s going to open up everyone else on the team and he’s going to be big piece for us." While everyone is hung up on small-ball, having a dominant big man within three feet of the rim should help spacing around the 3-point line. Although, Okafor's passing out of the post was nowhere near as effective as Karl-Anthony Towns. Canaan is a late-round flier for now.
Jul 24 - 12:10 AM

Jhalil Okafor said he's ready to be a centerpiece for the 76ers.

Okafor enters the season with high expectations now that Joel Embiid is out for the year, but the rookie sounds prepared. "I am ready," Okafor said. "I think I’ll handle it pretty fine. My role is to dominate. I’m one of the centerpieces of the team, so my role is the same." Okafor will need to improve his free throw percentage in order to be an elite fantasy asset, but he's still worth a mid-late round pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 12:38 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has yet to have surgery on his right foot.

Ten days ago, the Sixers said Embiid would undergo surgery within "the next 7-10 days", but there has yet to be an announcement on the surgery. While this could just be the team trying to keep things under wraps, it's a little curious that we've yet to hear anything about his impending surgery. We'll keep an eye on his status going forward, but fantasy owners can move on from the big man as he's set to miss the 2015-16 season.
Jul 21 - 12:38 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) re-broke the navicular bone in his right foot, sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bad news is getting worse for Philadelphia. The Sixers issued a statement indicating Embiid hadn't healed as the team had hoped, but there was no indication that the big man had re-broken the bone again—until now. Embiid is facing another lost season and an uphill battle to prove he can get—and stay—on the floor.
Jul 20 - 8:37 AM

Nerlens Noel said that he thinks he and Jahlil Okafor "can do a lot of great things on the court."

Noel praised Okafor's versatility on offense, something we haven't heard much about when it comes to Noel's game at that end of the floor. With Joel Embiid (foot) expected to miss his second consecutive season, there are no longer questions about who will be the starting frontline in Philly.

The first season of Pierre Jackson's contract is guaranteed for $750,000.

Jackson signed a four-year, partially guaranteed deal to start his NBA career with the Sixers, and the hefty first-year guarantee indicates he'll be on the roster. With a paper-thin depth chart at point guard and Tony Wroten (knee) uncertain to begin the season, Jackson is a name to monitor.
Jul 20 - 8:30 AM

76ers rookie Richaun Holmes will not require surgery on his fractured elbow and he could return to action in 3-4 weeks.

His original timetable was 6-8 weeks so this is great news for the second-round pick, who was a shot-blocking machine in the NCAA. He should be fully recovered for training camp but it's hard to envision him making a big impact in Philly's frontcourt.
Jul 19 - 3:21 PM

Scottie Wilbekin has agreed to a four-year deal with the 76ers.

Wilbekin has been solid in Las Vegas and even dropped 26 points with six 3-pointers in a game vs. the Knicks on July 14. The 76ers also recently signed Pierre Jackson, so the point guard position battle is going to be a lot of fun to watch at training camp. As with any player who makes the 76ers roster, Wilbekin is worth keeping an eye on.
Jul 18 - 12:35 PM

Jarvis Varnado is finalizing an agreement to join Dinamo Sassari in Italy.

He was averaging just 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game with the Pelicans during the summer league, so his chances of getting a training camp invite from an NBA team would have been slim. We will let you know if he pops up on the NBA radar again.
Source: Sportando
Jul 18 - 10:40 AM

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