Player News - 76ers

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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

The Thunder traded Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the 76ers on Tuesday for a second-round pick, thus acquiring a $1.3 million trade exception.

The Sixers are expected to immediately waive Thabeet, whose fleeting acquisition bumps Philly a bit closer to the NBA's salary-cap 'floor'. With Kendrick Perkins, Steven Adams and rookie Mitch McGary filling out their center position, Thabeet was expendable for OKC, so they took the chance to earn a small salary-cap asset. The draft pick involved is so heavily protected that it's not expected to ever come to OKC. It's anyone's guess where Thabeet might land once he clears waivers.
Source: Oklahoman
Aug 26 - 5:16 PM

76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Nerlens Noel has had a "pretty good summer," highlighted by his shot-blocking, quick hands, and ability to drive left.

Noel has had a year to develop since being drafted No. 6 overall in 2013, and he looked good during Summer League with averages of 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in 26 minutes per game. With a starting job and untold defensive potential, Noel should be targeted in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 26 - 3:05 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute is "expected to stay" with the 76ers this season, according to beat writer Tom Moore.

The Sixers could try to buy out Mbah a Moute's expiring $4.4 million contract, but they seem content to let him fight for minutes while providing some veteran mentorship for their young squad. His fantasy outlook is as bleak as they come.
Aug 24 - 4:24 PM

Alexey Shved is not expected to be waived by the 76ers.

He's been one of the worst guards with respect to efficiency, and maybe a change of scenery will help him. Shved will compete for minutes with Tony Wroten and rookie K.J. McDaniels. We'd target Wroten and McDaniels before Shved in almost any format.
Aug 23 - 8:27 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute was traded to the 76ers on Saturday.

He is expected to be brought in to help mentor the young guys and he could actually get minutes. Mbah a Moute hasn't shown he's capable of sustaining fantasy value over a longer period of time, which means the lack of depth in Philly doesn't necessarily mean he'll be fantasy relevant.
Aug 23 - 1:06 PM

Alexey Shved will be headed to the 76ers in a three-team deal involving Kevin Love.

Shved had difficulty cracking the rotation in Minnesota last year (10.5 minutes per game), averaging a meager 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.5 three-pointers a game while shooting a dismal 32.1 percent from the field. He also had some trouble staying on the court as various injuries held him to just 63 games. However, he will certainly have opportunity on a horrific 76ers squad, but we'd rather draft a guy like K.J. McDaniels or Tony Wroten in standard leagues.
Source: USA Today
Aug 22 - 3:59 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute could be traded to the Sixers in a Thaddeus Young deal.

He's really battled some knee injuries and couldn't get a regular role with the Wolves, but he'll join a team with some laughable concerns at their forward spots. Philly is probably going to play their kids, but LMAM is on the radar in deeper formats for now.
Aug 21 - 7:47 PM


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