Player News - 76ers

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Dario Saric "intends" to join the Sixers this offseason, according to international basketball journalist David Pick.

Less than two weeks ago a report surfaced that the Sixers planned to buy out Saric's contract in order to bring him over for the 2016-17 campaign, and the latest development will only help to fuel that fire. Brett Brown was previously confident that Saric would come to Philadelphia for the upcoming season, and though he can play either forward spot, the Sixers will have to figure out where he fits in a frontcourt that currently includes Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid.
Apr 25 - 9:52 AM

The 76ers are planning on buying out Dario Saric's contract with Anadolu Efes in Turkey in late May or early June.

He's going to be joining a crowded frontcourt rotation in Philly, but that's assuming that Joel Embiid (foot) will be healthy and that the 76ers don't move a big this summer. The 76ers view Saric as a combination forward, but coach Brett Brown would like him to work on his 3-point shot. He's going to be an interesting name to keep an eye on this summer and it already makes sense to put him on your radar in dynasty leagues.
Apr 15 - 9:33 AM

76ers coach Brett Brown didn't rule out the idea of allowing Joel Embiid (foot) to play in the summer league.

"We're still monitoring how far along he is with his injury," Brown said. "I feel like as a staff [when we learn more from] the medical staff, we'll be able to make a stronger comment then." Brown added that Embiid is "most definitely on track with what we've been doing, physically." We've heard several positive reports out of Philly that Embiid is making excellent progress and it appears he's still on track to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.
Apr 15 - 9:23 AM

Brett Brown believes that 2014 draft pick Dario Saric can play both small forward and power forward in the NBA.

Brown described Saric as a "do all" player and the Sixers have expressed confidence that he'll join the team for the 2016-17 season. Saric should already be on the radar in dynasty leagues, and he'll be an intriguing gamble in most formats if he does join Philly this summer.
Apr 14 - 2:52 PM

Jahlil Okafor (knee surgery) is roughly a month away from on-court activity, according to coach Brett Brown.

Brown said that Okafor's rehab is going well and it sounds like he'll be fully recovered in time for training camp. The Sixers' prized big man flirted with top-100 value on a per-game basis this season, despite averaging just 1.2 assists and 0.4 steals while shooting 68.6 percent at the FT line.
Apr 14 - 2:29 PM

The 76ers might fire head coach Brett Brown and promote Mike D'Antoni, according to a report.

Ken Berger of CBS reports, "if D’Antoni, the Sixers’ associate head coach, gets offers elsewhere — besides Brooklyn, he could be a fit in Washington or Phoenix — then Colangelo may be tempted to let Brown go and bump D’Antoni up to head coach in order to keep him, sources say." Brown's job was thought to be safe, but it sounds like we could be in for some twists and turns in Philadelphia. Stay tuned.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 14 - 12:20 PM

T.J. McConnell racked up nine points, nine assists, three rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes during the Sixers' road loss on Wednesday.

McConnell lit up a disinterested Bulls team early, making his first four shot attempts, but he was scoreless in the final three quarters. Ish Smith posted 10 points and eight assists in 38 minutes, Kendall Marshall had 11 points and five assists in 37 minutes, and the Sixers head into the offseason with a muddled backcourt and more questions than answers.
Apr 14 - 12:06 AM

Robert Covington finished his season finale with 27 points and six 3-pointers in a loss vs. Chicago on Wednesday, making 7-of-17 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs with six boards, two assists and one steal.

"When he gets a clean look at the rim, he’s as pretty of a shooter as their is in the NBA," said coach Brett Brown. The Sixers' coach also stressed that Covington needs to focus on good shot selection, however, after watching him launch 17 threes vs. the Bucks on Sunday. Assuming the Sixers don't make any major additions this summer, Covington should once again provide mid-round value as a perimeter gunner next year.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 14 - 12:06 AM

Kendall Marshall filled in as a starter on Wednesday, finishing a loss in Chicago with 11 points, five assists, three rebounds and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

The veteran started due to Nik Stauskas' absence with a knee injury. It was only Marshall's sixth start of the season and fantasy owners learned a while ago to avoid him -- he shot 35.5 percent from the field this season, and just 69.2 percent from the line.
Apr 14 - 12:05 AM

Carl Landry (back) didn't play in the Sixers' season finale on Wednesday.

Landry traveled with the team but didn't suit up for their back-to-back set, as there was no reason to risk his health in another meaningless game. He's likely to stick on Philly's roster next season, as they owe him $6.5 million, but his role will be insignificant with Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor all in the mix.
Apr 14 - 12:05 AM

Nik Stauskas is a late scratch (bilateral knee soreness) on Wednesday and Kendall Marshall will start in his place.

The 76ers are really thin at shooting guard with Isaiah Canaan (shoulder) out for this game. There should be a ton of shots going to Robert Covington and Hollis Thompson tonight.
Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

Kendall Marshall will start Wednesday's game with Nik Stauskas (knee) unavailable.

Philly has nine players available tonight and Marshall should get solid playing time, but he's only worth a glance as a punt-DFS option since Ish Smith will continue to run the show offensively.
Apr 13 - 7:33 PM

Nerlens Noel had 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

Robert Covington went off for 24 points and six 3-pointers, Ish Smith added 18 points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 8-of-11 shooting, and Nik Stauskas stepped up with 13 points and a 3-pointer in 37 minutes. Jerami Grant started, but played just 15 minutes due to foul trouble and finished with six points. The Sixers finish up at Chicago on Wednesday, so hopefully they'll continue to let the kids play in a meaningless game.
Apr 12 - 10:26 PM

Richaun Holmes (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors or Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

This means he will finish his rookie campaign with averages of 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 13.8 minutes per game. He likely won't be a fantasy option next season with Joel Embiid (foot) and Dario Saric expected to join the 76ers.
Apr 12 - 7:16 PM

Carl Landry (back) is traveling with the 76ers on their two-game road trip.

Landry has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, but given that he's traveling with the team, there's a chance he can play in Philly's regular-season finale against Chicago on Wednesday. Nerlens Noel and Jerami Grant will get all the run they can handle on Tuesday night, with Elton Brand logging extended minutes off the bench.
Apr 12 - 4:22 PM


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