Player News - 76ers

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JaVale McGee is a serious consideration for the Clippers.

Yes, this is what it's come to for the Clippers. They can't sign anyone big because of their cap space, so they might actually have to sign Pierre McGee. This could get weird, but he does have some potential.
Jul 4 - 3:32 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) was at summer league mini-camp.

In the short video, he was dribbling in shorts, a tank top, and sneakers, but he was not in a team jersey like the rest of the participating team members. Embiid almost certainly wasn't taking on contact and he likely wasn't going through drills. Still, it's nice to see he is up and about. The team should have an answer on his status this month.
Jul 3 - 12:55 PM

In addition to getting Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson from the Kings, the 76ers also received a first-round pick and have swap rights with Sacramento in the first round of two other drafts.

If you thought the 76ers would do a trade and not get a first-round pick back, we hope you enjoy watching your first season of 76ers basketball. The Sixers only had to give up Arturus Gudaitis and Luka Mitrovic in the deal and we're not really sure what Vlade Divac was doing on this one.
Jul 1 - 11:46 PM

Carl Landry was traded to the 76ers.

He is likely going to miss the start of the year due to wrist surgery back in June. Landry is no lock to remain on the roster, especially with the team so heavily invested in their frontcourt. Don't let this news affect your projections on Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel. The Kings also opened up more than $20 million in cap space with this move.
Jul 1 - 11:18 PM

Nik Stauskas has been traded to the 76ers.

Pat's and Geno's better get a menu item with Sauce Castillo on it. Delicious cheesesteak ideas aside, the Kings are clearing out salary so they can go after some free agents. The 76ers have some serious depth issues at guard, so Sauce could get plenty of playing time. Still, he hasn't done much to prove he's capable of putting up solid fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 11:12 PM

The Kings are trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the 76ers.

So it turns out Sam Hinkie didn't take the day off today. Thompson was the longest tenured King on the roster, but now he may get some playing time with the 76ers. Although, there's a chance the team lets their young guys get minutes. Don't be too aggressive in targeting Thompson right now.
Jul 1 - 11:07 PM

The 76ers did not extend a qualifying offer for Henry Sims, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Sims had a $1.2 million QO but Philly didn't prioritize the 25-year-old big man with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Furkan Aldemir already on the roster. Sims wasn't even a reliable fantasy contributor in an ideal situation with Philly, for whom he started 32 games last season.
Jun 30 - 9:47 PM

Nik Stauskas will play on the Kings' Summer League team, joining lottery pick Willie Cauley-Stein.

Stauskas' presence on the team isn't surprising after a disappointing rookie season -- the No. 8 pick averaged a mere 4.4 points on 36.5 percent shooting, including 32.2 percent from downtown. He has a lot to prove before garnering fantasy owners' interest.
Jun 30 - 7:23 PM

The 76ers did not extend a qualifying offer to Glenn Robinson III, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Robinson, the 40th overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft, played for two teams his rookie year (Minnesota and Philadelphia) compiling averages of 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds on 38.8 percent shooting from the field. There are no guarantees he's on an NBA roster when the 2015-16 season begins, and he can safely be ignored in all leagues.
Jun 30 - 6:33 PM

Both Joel Embiid (foot) and Nerlens Noel were left off the 76ers' Summer League roster.

76ers' GM Sam Hinkie said that he did not anticipate Embiid playing in Summer League after his most recent setback, and it looks like that will be the case. There's a legitimate chance that Embiid misses the entire 2015-16 season, and if that is how this thing plays out, Noel and Jahlil Okafor will get all the minutes they can handle in Philadelphia's frontcourt.
Jun 30 - 5:41 PM

The 76ers should have an answer on the status of Joel Embiid (foot) in a month.

General manager Sam Hinkie said the team is more concerned with Embiid's long-term health, so that suggests they're going to be very cautious with him. There is still some concern that Embiid would need yet another surgery, which would likely sideline him for most of the 2015-16 season. This is not fun for Philly fans.
Jun 27 - 6:22 PM

Jahlil Okafor is expected to play in the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues.

There are going to be a lot of top players in Vegas. Okafor pushed NCAA big men around, so watching him post-up NBA-caliber big men will be very useful information in projecting his output next season. He scored 61.9 percent of his buckets at the rim at Duke and was a monster on the offensive glass.
Jun 27 - 5:14 PM

Sam Hinkie confirmed that he expects Pierre Jackson and Jordan McRae to play in at least one summer league for the 76ers.

The 76ers acquired yet another big man when they selected Jahlil Okafor during Thursday's NBA Draft, so they still need to find some answers for their backcourt. Jackson recently recovered from a torn Achilles, but he is an explosive scorer and he would be a really exciting player to watch in Philly. Both Jackson and McRae could potentially make the 76ers' final roster for the 2015-16 season, so they are worth keeping an eye on this summer.
Jun 27 - 12:42 PM

According to Liberty Ballers, Jordan McRae will play for the 76ers in the Las Vegas Summer League.

To be clear, he won't be playing in the Utah Jazz Summer League, but this is still very exciting. The 76ers didn't address their backcourt in the NBA Draft, so McRae could potentially carve out a role in Philly if he impresses this summer. He is not on the fantasy radar just yet, but owners who will be in deeper leagues should keep tabs on him. Anything can happen in Philly, just ask Robert Covington.
Jun 27 - 9:24 AM

Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell signed a partially-guaranteed deal with the 76ers.

He was the heart and soul of the Wildcats in the 2014-15 season and also played well down the stretch. McConnell's measurable attributes made it unlikely for him to be drafted, but he can pass and is a decent shooter. Considering Tony Wroten is really the only reliable point guard on Philly's roster right now, maybe T.J. can get some minutes.
Jun 26 - 11:33 PM

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