Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

The 76ers signed JaKarr Sampson to a partially-guaranteed deal.

He played with their summer league team in Orlando, averaging 9.0 points per game in 19.3 minutes. Sampson is a 6'9" forward, but his numbers went down at St John's in 2013-14 compared to his 2012-13. He's on the Sixers now, so he could wind up having fantasy value given their lack of depth.
Sep 15 - 11:49 AM

Pierre Jackson (Achilles) has started his rehab.

He had a gruesome Achilles tear at Orlando Pro Summer League back on July 5 and he's not expected to play this season. The Sixers signed him to a partially guaranteed deal and he could be back with the team in 2015-16.
Source: Youtube.com
Sep 15 - 10:15 AM

Nerlens Noel will emulate Sylvester Stallone's run through Philadelphia from the first two 'Rocky' films.

He'll have a camera crew with him and of course the 5K run will end with the iconic climb up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Noel will be ready for training camp for the Sixers this September and he'll look to avoid Clubber Lang's prediction in Rocky III: Pain. The rookie is worth a mid-round pick fantasy leagues.
Sep 12 - 10:02 AM

76ers coach Brett Brown stated during a recent interview that he believes Dario Saric could play in the NBA now.

"I think he can play now! I think that in Philadelphia we are about development and about opportunity," said Brown. "He would look around and see a lot of fellow young players that just want a chance to play. Our whole emphasis in Philadelphia is about development and help our players." With the way the Sixers roster looks, Saric probably could find minutes on that team. However fresh off signing a three-year deal with his Turkish club, Saric is not expected to make his NBA debut until the 2015-16 season at the earliest.
Sep 7 - 9:53 AM

Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, and Joel Embiid (foot) have been spending time together in Spain to watch the FIBA World Cup.

General manager Sam Hinkie and coach Brett Brown are also there as the group watched future teammate Dario Saric. Embiid had a couple complimentary tweets of Saric, and he also appears to be walking around fine. Noel seems to be making a good impression on coach Brown, so he figures to be the main piece in the Philly frontcourt rotation.
Sep 5 - 9:22 AM

76ers Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel both took to twitter to recruit their future teammate Dario Saric.

Saric has been performing well in the FIBA World Cup, catching the attention of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. Noel tweeted "Darioooo!! #DarioToPhilly #Beast" while Embiid posted "Dario is a beast...... We can't wait 2 more years." As Embiid alluded to, Saric isn't expected to play in the NBA this upcoming season. The 76ers are hoping he can join a talented young nucleus in the near future. Saric had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in Croatia's win over Puerto Rico .

Reyer Venezia is planning to release Lorenzo Brown before the start of the season.

There are no further details available on why the team is planning to release Brown, but it would mark an extremely short stay in Italy for the 24-year-old. Brown was released by the 76ers in March and seemingly has a long road back to the NBA in front of him.
Sep 4 - 10:30 AM

Dario Saric lost six teeth during Croatia's win over Argentina at the World Cup of Basketball on Sunday.

Saric was able to stay in the game after taking an elbow to the face from Andres Nocioni and even hit a three-pointer after losing six teeth. While Saric isn't worth adding in keeper leagues just yet, the 20-year-old has flashed the potential that made him a 2014 lottery pick by averaging 27.3 minutes, 13.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists over three World Cup games.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 2 - 12:05 PM

Dario Saric played well in Monday's loss to Senegal with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one turnover on 6-of-9 from the field.

The 76ers won't have him until at least 2015-16, but they have to be pleased with how he's looked in international play. Saric has scored 13.7 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting in three outings to help Croatia to a 2-1 record. He isn't worth stashing in most keeper formats yet.
Sep 1 - 7:25 PM

Jordan McRae signed with the Melbourne United in Australia.

He was tremendous at Las Vegas Summer League, scoring 21 points per game, and he probably would have competed for playing time with the 76ers. With McRae out of the picture, second-round pick K.J McDaniels is even more attractive in fantasy leagues.
Source: NBL.com.au
Aug 29 - 9:56 AM

Sixers GM Sam Hinkie didn't close the door on Joel Embiid (foot) playing during the 2014-15 season.

If Embiid does play, it will be in the 2015 part of the 2014-15 season as he's still in a walking boot. "I don't know at this point," Hinkie said. "Right now, he's in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests. We want to know how we can be sure to put him in a position to have a long NBA career." While we could see Embiid in the tail part of the regular season, redraft owners shouldn't bother using a pick on him.
Aug 28 - 11:02 AM

76ers big man Arnett Moultrie understands how much is at stake for him in 2014-15, his third NBA season.

Moultrie served a five-game suspension last season for repeatedly failing the NBA's anti-drug policies, and he's been out of shape for most of his brief NBA career. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said Moultrie has been working out "really hard" in Philadelphia, and the team's shallow frontcourt puts him in position to earn minutes if he stays focused and fit.
Aug 27 - 12:02 PM

Jason Richardson (knee) has been training in Denver this summer but it's uncertain when or if he'll play this season.

"I know he’s focused on getting ready for camp," said 76ers GM Sam Hinkie. "I don’t know exactly how that will go. We’ll see when he gets closer." J-Rich opted into a $6.6 million player option for 2014-15 but he's unlikely to have a significant on-court role even if his knee allows him to get back on the court.
Aug 27 - 11:34 AM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) has not yet been cleared for five-on-five workouts with contact, according to 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.

Carter-Williams is "working out hard" and expects to be healthy for training camp, but for now he faces medical restrictions. He missed 12 games last season but he won Rookie of the Year after averaging 16.7 points, 0.8 threes, 6.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. If he can stay healthy he should be a reliable top-50 fantasy option, especially in leagues which don't penalize turnovers.
Source: Philly.com
Aug 27 - 9:47 AM

Sixers sign rookie Joel Embiid to contract on Tuesday.

Embiid announced his signing on Twitter and the terms are unknown. He'll be sidelined for most, if not all, of the upcoming season, meaning Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims are going to have to play a lot of minutes at center. Embiid is worth a pick in dynasty leagues, but we see little reason to use a draft pick on him in re-draft leagues.
Aug 26 - 7:14 PM


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