Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Coach Brett Brown said the 76ers are "going to enter a legitimate approach to free agency" this summer.

The 76ers have the most cap room and could make a run at the high-end perimeter players in July. They stuck with Brown for his inventive strategy and they might actually be able to sell some players in joining up with the league's worst team in the last two seasons.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 3:49 PM

The 76ers are reportedly exploring a trade of Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor, according to ESPN's Chad Ford and Marc Stein.

This isn't a surprise. The 76ers are fully expecting Joel Embiid (foot) to be ready for opening night, so they have three bigs currently incapable of spacing the floor. Perhaps Noel is the worst of the bunch on offense and he would be due for an extension first. It's going to be very odd to see how the 76ers approach this summer in the post-process era.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 3:42 PM

According to Chad Ford of ESPN, the 76ers are more likely to trade Jahlil Okafor than Nerlens Noel this summer.

The 76ers have a serious logjam in their frontcourt and it will likely get even more crowded this summer when they draft either Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. "I think that there's a very high likelihood, that whether it's to move up in the draft or use them to grab a free agent in a sign and trade or just to a trade, that you will not see the Nerlens Noel-Jahlil Okafor pairing at the start of next season," Ford said. "I think that they'll gauge the interest of both players." A trade would likely benefit both Noel and Okafor, so this will be one of the most interesting storylines of the summer.
Source: CSN Philly
May 27 - 9:18 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) is still "unlikely" to play in the summer league according to a source of the Bucks County Courier Times.

We've heard nothing but positive reports regarding Embiid for several months now, but the 76ers don't believe that it would be "practical" for him to play 11 months after a bone graft procedure. Embiid can't afford another setback, so it's understandable why the 76ers are being so cautious. There should be a ton of updates this summer and it still sounds like he could be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.
May 20 - 9:12 AM

76ers head coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid's most recent scan revealed that he is on track in his recovery from the bone graft procedure he underwent in August.

The positive reports keep coming on Embiid, and it sounds like the No. 3 overall selection from the 2014 draft will finally make his NBA debut next season. "At some point prior to training camp, we’re hoping that he’s in a situation where he can play competitive basketball," said 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. If the 76ers don't do anything with their plethora of bigs prior to the 2016-17 season, it could take a while for Embiid to produce steady fantasy value as he compete for minutes in Philly’s loaded frontcourt.
Source: NBA.com
May 19 - 5:12 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) tweeted that he'll be ready when the 2016-17 season begins.

Reports thus far on Embiid have been positive, and it sounds like he could potentially get on the court for Summer League this offseason. Head coach Brett Brown has said that Embiid will have a "serious minutes restriction" once he is able to get on the court, and he'll likely start behind Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel on the depth chart, so expect him to be brought along slowly in Philly.
May 18 - 10:14 AM

The 76ers have won the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery.

Their tanking has finally paid off and they will now likely choose between Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram at the top spot. Both Simmons and Ingram would have immediate fantasy value in Philly, though this does dampen the outlook of players such as Jerami Grant and Robert Covington. The Lakers kept their top-3 protected pick that was owed to Philly, so the 76ers will now receive the Lakers' 2017 1st-round pick which is also top-3 protected.
May 17 - 8:28 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) was dunking and doing more basketball moves in a workout on Monday.

It does sound like he could be doing some 2-on-2 work soon after all. Embiid's workouts did include some emphatic dunks and a video (in link below) shows him with some agility on post moves. He did look a bit tired in the workout, so he still has a long way to go. We'll be watching closely for any definitive word of his 2-on-2 workouts this week.
May 16 - 7:24 PM

Richaun Holmes (Achilles) was working out at the Sixers practice facility on Monday.

That's a good sign that his end-of-season Achilles injury isn't overly serious, and the big man should be ready to roll well in advance of summer league. His role for next season is uncertain playing behind Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and likely Dario Saric.

The 76ers declined to comment on the report that Joel Embiid (foot) has been cleared to participate in 2-on-2 drills next week.

A couple items on social media have surfaced about Embiid possibly doing some 2-on-2 work next week, but there won't be an official update. Coach Brett Brown was on an official team podcast this weekend talked about how Embiid is coming along nicely, but didn't mention the 2-on-2 workout. We'll be watching this closely all summer.
May 14 - 7:59 PM

Sixers head coach Brett Brown thinks Joel Embiid (foot) will be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.

In a radio interview on Tuesday, Brown expressed his optimism in saying it is his "strong belief" that Embiid will be ready for the first game of the 2016-17 regular season. While this could make for exciting news, we'll take Brown's optimism with a grain of salt and wait to see if the big man is able to play in summer league before getting too excited about his 2016-17 fantasy prospects.
May 10 - 1:53 PM

Dario Saric plans to play with the 76ers for the 2016-17 season, according to a Croatian newspaper.

While Saric reportedly told teammaes he's headed to the NBA, the 76ers plan to head to Turkey to confirm those plans with Saric. "I don't want to go on hearsay and what might have been said by him or what his friends are telling people he's telling them," said Sixers president of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo. As long as Saric follows through on his plan, he'll make for an interesting late-round flier in fall fantasy drafts as he should be able to earn minutes with Philadelphia.
May 10 - 9:27 AM

Brett Brown recently praised Jerami Grant's leadership skills.

"I think he has the foundation to be a leader," said Brown. "I look at him as much out of excitement for his leadership as I do his skill package." Given the frontcourt logjam that the Sixers are expected to have, it will be interesting to see how Philadelphia plans to utilize Grant after he averaged 9.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.6 blocks on 41.9 percent shooting this season.
Source: NBA.com
May 9 - 1:04 PM

Jahlil Okafor is still sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in late March.

"I think in the next few weeks, we’ll be able to see him get back on a court, and start inching his way back into playing basketball again," Brett Brown said. It's not exactly clear where the big man is in his rehab, but he has plenty of time to be ready for training camp. It's currently unknown if Okafor will participate in summer league.
Source: NBA.com
May 9 - 11:45 AM

Joel Embiid worked out a few days ago, according to head coach Brett Brown.

"He's moving well," Brown said. "Everything is looking great right now." We would hope that Embiid is working out and not just sitting on the couch drinking Shirley Temples, so it's nice that Brown was able to confirm that much for us. Anything beyond that is still a giant question mark, and the Sixers have yet to state whether or not Embiid is expected to play in summer league.
Source: NBA.com
May 9 - 9:54 AM


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