Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Sixers sign G Brandon Paul.

The reported move is now official, and Paul will get a partial guarantee in order to become a training camp body for Philadelphia.
Jul 25 - 2:07 PM

Talks between the Celtics and 76ers regarding a potential Jahlil Okafor trade have grown "stale" according to the Boston Herald.

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that the Celtics aren't willing to give up much to acquire Okafor, but that's not surprising because Philly doesn't have any leverage in trade talks because of their desire to move a big. The teams could revisit the talks soon, but nothing is imminent by any means.
Jul 24 - 10:16 AM

Jeremy Pargo has signed a deal to play for the Shenzen Leopards in China.

He hasn't played in the NBA since the 2012-13 season, so the 30-year-old guard will probably finish his career overseas.
Source: Sportando
Jul 24 - 9:14 AM

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Celtics won't give up much for Jahlil Okafor.

Okafor is coming off knee surgery and had several off-court issues during his rookie season, and the 76ers won't have much leverage in trade talks because everyone knows that they need to move a big. It sounds like the talks are still ongoing, and if Okafor does find a new home then that will certainly benefit the fantasy outlook of Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Jul 22 - 9:35 AM

Anthony Barber agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the 76ers.

He's likely just going to be a camp body for the 76ers. Barber had a somewhat disappointing Summer League with the Pelicans, averaging 6.2 points, 1.2 boards, 0.5 assists and 0.2 steals.
Jul 21 - 7:37 PM

Brett Brown hinted that Timothe Luwawu could spend a decent amount of time in the D-League during his rookie season.

"It certainly makes sense to use the D-League that’s 45 minutes down the road to get him playing," Brown said of Luwawu-Cabarrot. "I think you’re going to see him in the D-League from time to time." Gerald Henderson is going to earn the lion's share of minutes at the two-spot for Philly, and with Nik Stauskas likely to soak up most of the backup two-guard minutes, that doesn't leave much room for Luwawu in the rotation. He's not a standard league target.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 21 - 5:26 PM

Dario Saric believes that he and Ben Simmons can share the court.

"I think we've got similar skills," said Saric of Simmons. "I think on the court he can play 4 and I will play 3, or he will play 3 and I will play 4, or he would play point guard and I would play another position. If you have five players who can run and feel each other on the court, it doesn't matter which position we play." Spacing could be an issue with both of those guys on the floor at the same time, but Brett Brown seems determined to play the duo together for prolonged stretches.
Jul 21 - 2:18 PM

Jahlil Okafor is reportedly the "most likely" Philadelphia big to be traded to Boston, should a trade go down.

The 76ers and Celtics have been in trade talks since draft night, and while Boston was initially higher on Nerlens Noel, their interest in Noel has dissipated after they picked up their team option on Amir Johnson. Boston management reportedly believes that Okafor could pair well with Al Horford, although they are concerned about Okafor's well documented off-court antics. Okafor's value wouldn't necessarily improve playing in Boston's loaded frontcourt, but sending Okafor away would open up minutes for Noel, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons.

Gerald Henderson said he'll be comfortable stepping into a leadership role playing for a young 76ers team.

"I always felt like on all levels I’ve been a leader," said Henderson, 28. "So that won’t be difficult for me. The biggest things I bring are my leadership, my defense, and my energy and stuff that every night they can expect from me." Henderson will provide with a much-needed veteran presence in the Philadelphia locker room, and he should receive his fair share of minutes as the unquestioned starting two-guard, but his only real contribution to fantasy teams will be his scoring.
Jul 19 - 4:25 PM

Brandon Paul has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the 76ers.

Paul's deal is essentially a training camp invite and he's likely to spend the 2016-17 season in the D-League. The 25-year-old can be ignored by fantasy owners at this point.
Source: Philly.com
Jul 19 - 12:45 PM

Jahlil Okafor (knee) will be limited to non-contact drills with the U.S. Men's Select Team in Las Vegas.

Okafor will train with the Olympic team from July 18-21 but the Sixers feel that he's "simply not in the kind of basketball condition required to compete at this level," according to team president Bryan Colangelo. His surgically-repaired knee has healed and he's expected to be ready for training camp, though his fantasy outlook is clouded by trade rumors and uncertainty about the Sixers' frontcourt rotation.
Jul 18 - 9:25 AM

The 76ers have officially waived Sasha Kaun.

This was the plan all along as Philly simply acquired him to dump his salary, and while the 31-year-old will now be free to join a team of his choosing, he may need to go back overseas to earn another contract.
Jul 17 - 5:33 PM

Brett Brown said that he plans on playing Dario Saric "a lot in multiple situations."

"He can shoot, pass and dribble at 6-foot-10 and he's competitive as any young player I've seen in a long time," Brown said. "He'll force me to play him a lot in multiple situations." Saric added that while he spent a majority of his playing time at the power forward position while in Europe, he's also capable of playing small forward, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of role he earns during his rookie year. Philly trading away some of their bigs would really help Saric's fantasy value.
Jul 16 - 11:57 AM

Ben Simmons made 5-of-15 from the field for 15 points against the Heat on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 31 minutes.

That's a wrap for Simmons' Summer League. He showed a lot of play-making ability and stuffed the stat sheet in his previous five, averaging 10.0 points, 7.2 boards, 5.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. The bad news is that he only made 36.0 percent from the field and turned the ball over 3.8 times per game in his six Summer League outings. Simmons feasted at the rim in college, but he might have some trouble getting good shots his first year.
Jul 15 - 11:09 PM

The Cavs traded Sasha Kaun to the 76ers.

It's basically just a salary dump to allow the Cavs to sign Chris Andersen. Unless the Cavs are resting guys, Kaun hasn't really been in the rotation. He won't be in the rotation for the 76ers with their current roster.
Jul 15 - 6:38 PM


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