Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Joel Embiid will participate in summer league basketball.

Sixers head coach Brett Brown had previously been non-committal when asked about Embiid's potential participation, but it looks like that plan has now been finalized. After having some conditioning issues while sitting out his rookie season due to surgery, this is a good move for Embiid to get into shape so he can hit the ground running for the 2015-16 season. Like his teammate Nerlens Noel did this past summer, Embiid will go into fantasy drafts as a high-risk, high-reward option for owners willing to roll the dice.
Apr 23 - 9:26 AM

Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the Sixers this offseason.

Sam Hinkie should be forced to surrender some of the second-round picks he's traded for if he decides to re-sign Richardson.
Apr 20 - 11:16 AM

Joel Embiid was reportedly fined thousands of dollars for showing up late and missing multiple rehab sessions this season.

Head coach Brett Brown recently said that he questioned Embiid's work ethic at times this season, so this report likely has some validity. This is definitely a story that he will continue to follow, and if you factor in the uncertainties surrounding his foot injury, he will be a high-risk, high-reward option next season. Hopefully, we will get a good chance to evaluate him at the summer league if he is cleared to play.
Apr 18 - 10:13 AM

76ers head coach Brett Brown said there were times that he was disappointed with Joel Embiid's work ethic this season.

Brown previously said he would be personally disappointed if Embiid isn't able to play in the summer league and on Thursday added, "there were times I wasn't happy with [Embiid's work ethic]." While Embiid is still young, it's not a great sign to have your coach question your work ethic, so here's to hoping the 21-year-old takes Brown's words to heart as he continues his rehab this summer. Embiid will enter 2015-16 fantasy drafts similarly to Nerlens Noel in 2014-15 and will provide his future owners with a high-risk, high-reward gamble.
Apr 16 - 12:39 PM

Jerami Grant made 3-of-13 from the field for eight points during a 105-101 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, four assists and one blocks.

He is one of the most exciting shot blockers in the NBA, which came a huge surprise because he didn't do too much of that at Syracuse. Grant couldn't even make 36 percent from the field or 60 percent at the line, so he'll really need to step it up in those areas for next season.
Apr 15 - 11:01 PM

Glenn Robinson III made his first start of his career on Wednesday against the Heat, scoring 10 points with eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

Even with the Wolves dealing with a ton of injuries, they still dumped GR3. Robinson has a ton of bounce in his legs, but he needs to improve big time this offseason. He won't be a big dog in fantasy for a long time.
Apr 15 - 10:58 PM

Thomas Robinson double-doubled against the Heat on Wednesday with 13 points, 10 boards, four assists and two steals in 26 minutes.

He did turn the ball over six times and T-Rob being a bit of a bull in a china shop has been a bugaboo. The 76ers will likely give him a look, but he's not expected to play more than 20 minutes when the team is healthy next season. Robinson won't be worth drafting in almost any league.
Apr 15 - 10:46 PM

JaKarr Sampson played the best game of his career on Wednesday against the Heat, scoring a career-high 22 points with five rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and five turnovers.

He was great and was attacking the basket throughout the game. Sampson was arguably one of the worst players in the first month of the season, so we really have to hand it to him for showing some vast improvement. He'll still have to work on his jumper in the offseason and isn't a lock for minutes next season.
Apr 15 - 10:42 PM

Glenn Robinson III will start in place of Hollis Thompson vs. the Heat on Wednesday.

The Sixers are deploying yet another odd-ball lineup with GR3, JaKarr Sampson, Robert Covington, Jerami Grant and Henry Sims. They'll take on an equally obscure Heat lineup tonight, as Miami is resting the bulk of their veterans, and this game promises to be a forgettable conclusion to a dismal season for Philadelphia.
Apr 15 - 8:00 PM

Furkan Aldemir will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

It's the ultimate tank game and not even Aldemir was invited. He is unlikely to be in the rotation next season. Henry Sims, Jerami Grant and Robert Covington will get most of the frontcourt minutes.
Apr 15 - 7:59 PM

Ish Smith (groin) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

There will be more inactives coming here because the Heat haven't announced their guys they'll sit. JaKarr Sampson will start and is actually worth a look because he looked good in his last start.
Apr 15 - 7:13 PM

Henry Sims will start against the Heat on Wednesday.

It's still unclear who else will be in the starting lineup with Ish Smith (groin) questionable. Hollis Thompson and Robert Covington are also starting tonight. Sims isn't a great option tonight.
Apr 15 - 6:38 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) will not play vs. the Heat on Wednesday.

He has missed three of the past four games, so the writing was on the wall for this one. Jerami Grant, Robert Covington and Thomas Robinson should be the primary beneficiaries following this news.
Apr 15 - 11:24 AM

Ish Smith (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

Smith played 34 minutes against the Bucks on Monday and contributed four points, nine assists and three steals, but he didn't appear to be limited in any way. Regardless, this is the 76ers we are talking about, and they don't have any incentive to play at full strength tonight. If Smith sits, JaKarr Samspon will have to run the show, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 15 - 11:23 AM

Nerlens Noel (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Wednesday.

The 76ers are desperate to lose tonight so that they can take Miami's top-10 protected lottery pick, so this isn't surprising by any means. Noel was phenomenal this season, and he is going to be a force in fantasy leagues for many years to come. Jerami Grant, Thomas Robinson, Henry Sims and Furkan Aldemir will all be in the mix for more minutes vs. the Heat, with Grant and Robinson offering the most upside.
Apr 15 - 11:22 AM


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