Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Joel Embiid (foot) is "well and truly on track" to play during the preseason, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

Brown added that there have been zero "red flags" as Embiid has progressed in his rehab from a second surgery to his right foot, and all signs are pointing towards the former No. 3 overall selection finally making his NBA debut after two straight seasons on the sidelines. Embiid has the potential to make some noise his rookie season, but he'll likely start off slow with a hard minutes cap.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 23 - 6:33 PM

Kwame Brown is reportedly looking to sign a deal overseas in the $300,000 range.

We had an earlier report that Brown had signed with a new agency in the hopes of playing professional basketball again, and now we know that he's focused on playing outside the U.S., which makes a ton of sense given that he never really panned out at the NBA level.
Aug 23 - 3:38 PM

Kwame Brown has signed with a new agency with the hope to start playing again.

He hasn't been in the league since 2013, so the 34-year-old center would be lucky to land a training camp deal. The former No. 1 pick will not have an impact in fantasy leagues this season.
Source: Sportando
Aug 22 - 1:48 PM

According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games.

"I just left my third consecutive day working out with Joel 45 minutes ago," Brown said. "Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction. We’re just very excited." All signs are pointing toward Embiid finally getting onto the hardwood, but his exact role and any potential restrictions remain uncertain at this point.
Source: Philly Mag
Aug 20 - 2:20 PM

Dario Saric was not satisfied with how he performed at the 2016 Olympic Games.

"I don’t know what to say. We have lost to Serbia again. And I have played like the biggest [expletive]", said Saric. "I didn’t start the game well and when I realized I couldn’t get it going on offense, I tried to help the team by playing good defense. I think I wasn’t at my best during whole tournament." Saric wasn't great during Croatia's loss to Serbia, but he definitely put his upside on display during the Rio Games with averages of 11.8 points, 6.7 boards and 3.2 assists per contest. He's on the radar as a potential late-round flier in standard leagues.
Aug 18 - 3:22 PM

Dario Saric chipped in seven points, four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during a losing effort vs. Serbia on Wednesday.

76ers coach Brett Brown has been watching Saric closely throughout the tournament. "I feel like we knew the competitive side, physical side," Brown said. "The more I study him, the more you realize he’s really gifted intellectually on how to play our sport." Brown noted that Saric has improved as a shooter over the years, and he's expected to earn minutes out of the gates for the Sixers' young roster. We'll get another long look at him during the preseason.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 17 - 11:33 PM

Dario Saric turned it on in the second quarter during a 90-81 victory over Lithuania on Monday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

This was all about the 3-pointers for Croatia, making 11-of-19 from deep. The Croatians were a little inconsistent in their five games, but they were able to lock up the top seed in Group B. That means they won't have to face the Americans until the gold medal game. Of course, it's not going to be easy in any round with the Serbians on deck for Wednesday's quarterfinal. As for Mr. Saric, he's been a darling of Rio and is becoming a very interesting late-round fantasy target in even re-draft leagues.
Aug 15 - 11:26 PM

Former NBA player Travis Outlaw was arrested last week after a grand jury indicted him on a felony marijuana charge.

He was waived by the 76ers back in 2014, so this won't help his chances of earning another NBA deal. He's already been released after posting his $10,000 bond.
Aug 15 - 10:26 AM

Earl Clark will sign a deal with Besiktas in Turkey.

He finished last season in China after a stint in the D-League. Clark has played for six different NBA teams, but he was never able to find his comfort zone.
Aug 14 - 9:30 AM

Dario Saric scored seven points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes during a loss to Nigeria on Saturday.

His teammates didn't get him involved much during this one. Up until tonight, Saric was having a nice upward trend in this tournament with a terrific 19-point gem coming on Tuesday. He's showcasing his versatility in reality and on the stat sheet, which has been his calling card overseas. We'll see how he fares on Monday against Lithuania.
Aug 13 - 11:29 PM

Coming off of the bench, Andres Nocioni erupted for 37 points and 11 rebounds over 47 minutes during Argentina's 111-107 2OT win over Brazil.

That's Sixers legend Andres Nocioni to you. Nocioni did his damage on 11-of-19 shooting, including a whopping eight triples. It's been a long time since the veteran was a name to watch in fantasy, but any questions about his ability to play the game of basketball should be nonexistent.
Aug 13 - 3:58 PM

Sixers coach Brett Brown expects Ben Simmons to serve as a "facilitator" in his rookie season.

This is yet another hint from Brown that Simmons is going to serve as a point forward and be very involved in getting others involved. "You’re going to see [Simmons] making plays," Brown said. "The ball will be in his hands and you can call what position you want. He’s certainly going to have the ball in his hands a lot, and everybody will certainly be reaping the benefits of that and truly enjoy playing with him. What we will say is we will give him the ball as much as we can."
Source: CBS Local
Aug 13 - 3:40 PM

The Sixers have "scripted a plan" for Joel Embiid that he's been following "religiously," according to head coach Brett Brown.

"The city is going to see something very unique in a 7-foot-2 frame that has the skill package that is exceptional, albeit young, albeit he hasn’t played a second of NBA basketball," Brown said. The big man is fully expected to finally make his pro debut during the 2016-17 season, but it's unclear what kind of role or limitations he may have initially.
Source: CBS Local
Aug 13 - 3:36 PM

Robert Covington said the "possibilities are endless" for the 76ers next season.

"We’ve been in games. It’s just a matter of us finishing, but that’s one part of being a pro," Covington said of the 76ers' 10-72 record last season. "We’re very young, so that’s one thing we have to get together and understand. Once we do that, the possibilities are endless." Covington is still the favorite to start at small forward because Ben Simmons and Dario Saric are better suited at the four, and it's no secret that Philly needs his floor spacing. Covington returned top-65 value in standard leagues last season, averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.5 treys in just 28.4 minutes per game.
Source: Slam online
Aug 13 - 10:03 AM

Nerlens Noel is "very open" to being traded if the 76ers decide to make that decision, according to sources of A. Sherrod Blakely.

To be clear, Noel hasn't formally asked for a trade, but 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo has openly acknowledged that he does not intend to begin the 2016-17 season with Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Noel all on the roster. The Celtics reportedly remain highly interested in making a deal for Noel, although nothing is imminent at this point. For what it's worth, Noel recently changed his Twitter avi to a black box, and removed the Philly skyline from his background.
Source: CSN NE
Aug 11 - 5:48 PM


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