Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Carter-Williams said he's ready to lead the Sixers if Thaddeus Young is traded.

"I think regardless who is on the team, I have to be a leader out there, give direction to the new guys and really bring the team together," Carter-Williams said. The Sixers are expected to have a starting five compose of sophomores and rookies, so they'll need as much leadership as they can get out of the reigning Rookie of the Year. He's a high-end PG2 in fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 12:58 PM

Nerlens Noel said that the support he received from Rajon Rondo was a big help during his recovery process.

"With all the support and love, certain guys, especially Rajon Rondo — he was definitely the biggest helper through this whole process," said Noel. "Being from Boston, watching him growing up, and he went through it and he came back as strong as possible, actually before me, so it gave me a lot of confidence, having his good faith." Noel will have plenty of opportunity in Philly's up-tempo system, and he makes for an intriguing mid-round pick in redraft leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 15 - 3:32 PM

The 76ers are expected to sign free agent F Ronald Roberts Jr., though his agent wouldn't confirm the deal.

A contract may become official "in the next few weeks," and Roberts has reportedly opted out of his deal in France to compete for a roster spot during Philly's training camp. The athletic small forward impressed 76ers coaches during Summer League, and assistant Lloyd Pierce described Roberts' role as "to run, to rebound, to go for offensive rebounds and to just be physical."
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 13 - 11:32 AM

Marcus Smart, Joel Embiid and Jerami Grant were special guests at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine.

Brian Scalabrine was also there and he was playing in a game while Embiid was obviously not. The No. 3 pick is in high spirits and has been one of the best Twitter accounts for a laugh in his pursuit of Rihanna. It's possible he does play in the 2014-14 season, but we're not holding our breath. Embiid isn't worth drafting in almost any redraft format.
Aug 9 - 4:24 PM

The Sixers will be sending Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Anthony Bennett, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

It will be a three-team trade in the Kevin Love deal and it wouldn't become official until Aug. 23. The Wolves currently do not have a true power forward on their roster and are hurting for an offensive option up front, so Young would be in a similar situation with the Wolves. Although, the Wolves will likely run a slower pace, so Thad's fantasy value isn't quite as high. Young is still a target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Aug 8 - 9:13 AM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is "pissed" that trade talks between with the Timberwolves involving Thaddeus Young have been leaked to the media.

The Wolves have been reportedly eying Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love. There are a couple more weeks for things to play out until Andrew Wiggins is allowed to be traded. Young's value profiles much better in Philly than it does in Minnesota.
Aug 7 - 3:04 PM

The Timberwolves and 76ers are still discussing a deal for Thaddeus Young.

Even though the latest Kevin Love trade reports didn't include the rumored three-team deal that would send Young to Philadelphia, the Wolves and Sixers are reportedly still talking. A deal can't be consummated until August 23, so the two teams have some time to work out the details of a Thaddeus Young for Anthony Bennett trade.
Aug 7 - 10:44 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the 76ers starting five to be Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, K.J. McDaniels, Thaddeus Young and Nerlens Noel.

We agree. Philadelphia is really short-handed in the frontcourt, so they will have to play Young at the four while the team is believed to be higher on K.J. McDaniels than fellow 2014 second-round pick Jordan McRae. Noel guarding larger centers sounds a bit frightening, but the up-tempo style suits his game nicely. Thompson was efficient to start his career last season, but he couldn't shoot above 44 percent from the field in March or April.
Aug 4 - 12:10 PM

A league executive said the Sixers were having a "negative effect on the integrity of the NBA," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers aren't losing games on purpose once the games start, but it's somewhat clear they're not putting the best team on the court. They unloaded players at the deadline, have spent three lottery picks in the last two seasons on guys who aren't expected to have an impact in their rookie seasons, and they are not likely to be near the salary cap this season. Their rotation is going to be full of young, inexperienced players for 2014-15.
Aug 4 - 12:05 PM

Vasilije Micic officially signed to play with Bayern Munich in Germany next season.

He is signed through the 2016 season and has a player option for a third year. Micic was the 52nd pick in the draft in June, and there has never really been much of a doubt he was going to be stashed overseas.
Source: Sportando
Aug 4 - 9:17 AM

Darius Johnson-Odom signed with Acqua Vitasnella Cantù of Italy.

He was in China for much of last season, but was able to play a total of 15 minutes over three games with the 76ers last season. Johnson-Odom will be 25 when the NBA season starts and may have to continue his basketball career overseas.
Source: Sportando
Aug 2 - 1:54 PM

The 76ers have strongly objected to proposed rule changes for the NBA's draft lottery system.

The rule changes have yet to be finalized, but according to ESPN.com they will "balance out lottery odds so that the worst team or teams wouldn't have the highest chances of landing the top pick." Such a change would dissuade teams from intentionally tanking to improve their draft position, but it would also hurt teams like the 76ers whose long-term strategy is built around the existing draft rules.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 30 - 11:17 AM

The Timberwolves reportedly view Thaddeus Young as a potential Kevin Love replacement.

The Wolves are reportedly looking into acquiring Young from the 76ers either through a separate transaction, or as part of an expanded Love trade. However, Young still has two years remaining on his current contract, and it's unclear as to whether Philadelphia is willing to part ways with Young in any deal.
Source: ESPN
Jul 28 - 3:36 PM

Jeremy Pargo signed a two-year deal with Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.

Pargo signed a two-year deal with CSKA Moscow last year, but is now jumping ship and rejoing Maccabi Tel Aviv. He helped Maccabi win the Israeli double-league and cup titles in 2011, and is now hoping to recapture his Euroleague success from a few years ago. He last played in the NBA in 2013 with Philadelphia, and it is unknown whether he plans to return to the NBA if given the opportunity.
Jul 24 - 4:42 PM

The 76ers have signed point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal.

He suffered a torn achilles on July 5th and is likely out for the regular season. Jackson has shown promise in his stints in the D-League, but his future in the NBA is now in doubt. It is a positive sign however, that the 76ers are willing to give Jackson a partially guaranteed deal despite his significant injury.
Jul 24 - 4:35 PM


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