Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

The Sixers have traded the 39th pick in the draft to the Lakers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

In return, the Sixers get L.A.'s second-round pick in 2019 (via Bulls) and cash. Philly is overloaded with picks, having held Nos. 10, 26, 38, 39, 56 and 60 going into Thursday's draft, and it wouldn't be surprising to see a few more of their picks involved in trades over the next 24 hours.
Jun 20 - 10:11 PM

Markelle Fultz has been working out in Los Angeles and coach Brett Brown recently checked in on him on Monday.

This isn't the first time Brown and the 76ers staff has checked in on players, so this isn't too noteworthy. Fultz has posted a few videos of himself throwing down dunks, and he's stayed in good shape this offseason. Hopefully, he can get out to Vegas for summer league, which he could dominate after an injury cut his run short last year.
Jun 20 - 3:22 PM

Brett Brown said he hopes the Sixers will re-sign J.J. Redick this offseason.

Brown, who is now serving as interim GM in place of the fired Bryan Colangelo, spoke highly of Redick on Friday. "I really hope I can coach him again. I think the city and certainly his teammates understand what he brings to the table. Everyone gets the benefits that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have when they play with somebody like that. I really hope I can coach him again." If the Sixers are unable to sign a top-tier FA such as LeBron James or Paul George, they may use their cap space to bring back Redick and other shooters to flesh out the roster.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 16 - 11:03 AM

After Markelle Fultz struggled in his workout with the 76ers last June, front-office members suggested the team should have taken a second look at Jayson Tatum or Lonzo Ball, but it was "shot down" by Bryan Colangelo, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

That was a normal talent evaluation. Find a new slant.
Source: The Ringer
Jun 13 - 5:38 PM

The 76ers have officially exercised the fourth-year options on both Richaun Holmes and T.J. McConnell.

Both these guys will be on the books on non-guaranteed deals worth $1.6 million for the 2018-19 campaign, so this was a pretty easy decision for Philly management. Holmes has decent upside, but he wasn't able to get into the rotation much this past season, and that's unlikely to change as long as Joel Embiid can remain healthy. McConnell is a solid reserve, but he doesn't have much value in fantasy hoops.
Jun 13 - 11:01 AM

President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo and the 76ers have agreed to part ways.

The 76ers will hold a press conference later this afternoon to make it official. This was the expected outcome after Colangelo and his wife were linked to several burner accounts criticizing players, coaches and front office executives. According to the 76ers, their investigation "revealed substantial evidence that Mr. Colangelo was the source of sensitive, non-public, club-related information contained in certain posts to the Twitter accounts." While the 76ers search for a replacement, head coach Brett Brown will oversee basketball operations.
Jun 7 - 12:04 PM

According to John Clark of NBCS Philadelphia, the general belief within the 76ers organization is that it believes Bryan Colangelo's assertion he had no knowledge of the Twitter accounts, did not send the messages or had known the messages were being sent.

Well, there sure is a lot of evidence against him, and his wife is believed to be linked to multiple burner accounts. Given some of that information was private team info, this would be shocking to see the team keep Colangelo.
Jun 6 - 5:43 PM

Philadelphia ownership met on Tuesday to discuss the future of current 76ers' GM, Bryan Colangelo, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 76ers recently retained the lawfirm of Paul/Weiss to investigate Burner-gate, and the findings of that probe could necessitate Colangelo's firing. The investigators interviewed both Colangelo and his wife, Barbara, for several hours over the course of two days and the reporting right now suggests Barbara may have been the one who was doing the tweeting. Colangelo maintains he had no knowledge of the burner accounts, but management is "struggling" to separate BC from his wife.
Source: ESPN
Jun 6 - 11:23 AM

Monty Williams has agreed to a deal to join Philly's coaching staff.

He's been in talks with the 76ers for about a week and will become the lead assistant on Brett Brown's staff. Williams recently worked for San Antonio's front office and was the Pelicans' head coach from 2011-15.
Jun 4 - 8:42 PM

Joel Embiid could put himself at risk financially if he suffers a serious injury away from the team that causes him to miss a substantial amount of time.

If you missed it, some videos have been going around of Embiid playing ball on the streets of Philly, including him dunking on some. Embiid isn't exactly going all out, but his injury history is no secret. We'll see if this news affects how he approaches the offseason.
Jun 1 - 5:45 PM

The 76ers ownership is "seriously considering" Bryan Colangelo's dismissal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN.com.

This report adds attacks surrounding the 76ers "left ownership flushed with embarrassment and anger -- and Colangelo fighting for his professional life." They also report that his wife, Barbara Bettini, "may have been involved" in posting tweets from burner accounts. Based on the detail in the tweets, it's fairly clear that the burner accounts are from someone who knows Colangelo very well, and it sounds like the 76ers really have no recourse unless they can 100 percent prove Colangelo is innocent.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 12:34 AM

The 76ers announced their contract extension with coach Brett Brown.

This was reported by ESPN two days ago, and of course there is bigger in 76ers world these days. It is worth a mention that the official release does say President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo made the official announcement, so maybe that's why it took a couple days. Brown may have had one of his worst stretches as a coach when the 76ers fell to the Celtics, but his body of work since the Sam Hinkie days makes this an easy call for the 76ers. His normal-sized blue-collar style fits in with the city and the team's identity, as well. We'd assume there isn't a press conference here.
Source: NBA.com
May 31 - 4:23 PM

Monty Williams is in discussions with Sixers coach Brett Brown about the team's top assistant coach position, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Williams is working for Spurs front office but he's reportedly been "eager" to return to coaching -- he served as New Orleans' head coach from 2011-15. Philly lost assistant Lloyd Pierce when he was offered the Hawks' coaching job, so it makes sense that they're interested in Williams and his defense-first mentality.
May 30 - 9:14 PM

The 76ers have launched an independent investigation into claims that GM Bryan Colangelo used secret Twitter accounts to criticize players, coaches and front office personnel.

"The allegations are serious and we have commenced an independent investigation into the matter," the 76ers organization said in an official statement released Wednesday morning. "We will report the results of that investigation as soon as it is concluded." Colangelo could get the ax if the independent investigation finds The Ringer's report to be true, but for now, the Philly players and other front office execs around the league are taking Colangelo at his word; that only one of the four burner accounts were his.
May 30 - 10:37 AM

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo has been linked to secret Twitter accounts criticizing his players, coaches and front office personnel around the league.

Just when you thought the 2017-18 season couldn't get any weirder. The Ringer's Ben Detrik detailed five different Twitter accounts that took shots at players such as Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, coaches (including Philly head coach Brett Brown) and league executives (Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri and former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie). Colangelo confirmed that one of the five accounts was his, but denied his involvement with the other four. Check out the link below for one of the strangest stories in recent memory.
Source: The Ringer
May 29 - 10:43 PM


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