Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder surgery) expects to be fully recovered prior to the start of training camp.

MCW has already been cleared to shoot and he's focused on improving various facets of his game. "[I'll work on] my three-point shot, getting a little bit stronger, and my pull-up shot," said the reigning Rookie of the Year. "Those are the three things that I’m really working on this offseason to expand my game and make the game easier on myself." He made only 104-of-519 jump shots last season (20.0 percent), and was 26.4 percent from downtown, so any improvement would be eagerly welcomed.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 22 - 4:17 PM

Assistant coach Chad Iske said Sean Kilpatrick is an "intriguing" player to make the Sixers.

The 6'4" guard filled it up for the 76ers in Las Vegas, averaging 11.5 points with 2.3 boards and 0.8 steals. He is really going to have to knock down triples to have a chance to make the team. Plus, he'll have to beat out K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae.
Jul 21 - 12:57 PM

Vasilije Micic is finalizing a deal to play in Germany for FC Bayern next season.

There was little doubt the Sixers were going to stash him and the length of the deal is not yet known. Chances are he'll be overseas for a couple seasons. Micic is not worth a pick in any keeper format.
Source: Sportando
Jul 21 - 9:53 AM

Nerlens Noel feels that he "played well" during five Summer League appearances, but admitted that he must "keep building up [his] body to get ready for the regular season."

The need to add muscle to his lean frame will be a theme for Noel, but his play at Summer League was very encouraging for patient 76ers fans. He averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists, but made his biggest impact defensively with 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in under 26 minutes per game. The Sixers won't overload Noel with playing time during his rookie campaign, but he's still poised for a big role with Joel Embiid (foot) out of commission.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 20 - 2:30 PM

Nerlens Noel said he is very close to Michael Carter-Williams and played with him on the AAU circuit.

In an interview with NBA.com, the rookie said he has no problems with his knee right now and he's continuing to work on his body. Noel is in a great position to put up stats in his first season, but there will be some risk and an adjustment period due to how long he's been off the court. It's also encouraging that he's familiar with his point guard, so he's shaping up to be a decent target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 19 - 4:19 PM

Nerlens Noel will not play vs. the D-League team on Friday.

It's just rest for Noel today. He's looked fantastic vs. the summer league guys, and we will get a chance to see how he looks in a couple months. Fantasy owners can look to target him in the middle rounds.
Jul 18 - 5:23 PM

Joel Embiid's surgeon, Dr. Richard Ferkel, said on Wednesday that a return this season for Embiid is possible.

"It's certainly possible that he could come back this season," Dr. Richard Ferkel said. "There's no reason he shouldn't have a great NBA career and be very successful. Once this heals, hopefully this won't be an issue for him in the future." It is still undetermined whether the 76ers will follow the model they used for Nerlens Noel and let Embiid rehab for an entire season. However, it is clear Embiid's long-term future is more important than any immediate success in Philadelphia.
Jul 16 - 10:44 AM

Nerlens Noel (rest) will not play against the Suns on Tuesday.

It's too bad because it would have been quite a sight to see Noel vs. a very impressive Mason Plumlee. He is fine and will be ready to go for the tournament games later this week.
Jul 15 - 7:58 PM

Nerlens Noel returned from his rest vs. the Cavs on Monday, scoring 12 points with six boards, two steals, four blocks and seven fouls.

He's fine and the 76ers are just keeping his minutes in check. Noel should be close to 100 percent as the season comes around and will be worth a look in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts thanks to Philly's fast pace.
Jul 14 - 10:18 PM

Nerlens Noel and K.J. McDaniels are expected to play in Monday's Summer League game vs. Cleveland.

Noel was rested in the last contest, but the Sixers will allow their prized big man to compete on Monday night. Noel has been racking up the defense stats during Summer League, averaging 3.0 blocks, and 2.3 steals a game. McDaniels had a minor ankle issue, but with the Sixers allowing him to play in a Summer League game, the injury is clearly behind him.
Jul 14 - 1:48 PM

Daniel Orton (strained calf) is playing for the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he didn't practice on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

Orton's injury is "mild" but he may also just be out of shape -- in his only game in Vegas he scored four points, turned the ball over four times and committed six personal fouls in 17 minutes. Whether or not he earns a guaranteed NBA contract this season, Orton isn't worth fantasy owners' attention.
Jul 13 - 3:54 PM

Casper Ware will not play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

He ranked second in Orlando Pro Summer League at 19.0 points per game for the 76ers. Ware was one of the handful of esoteric guys on the team last year, but couldn't hold a regular role. He could get in the rotation due to Pierre Jackson tearing his Achilles.
Jul 12 - 9:31 PM

K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will not play on Saturday vs. Utah.

He rolled his ankle vs. the Nets on Wednesday and it's likely swelled up on him. McDaniels was trying to play through it, which looks like a mistake right now. Hopefully he'll be back out there soon after turning heads in Orlando.
Jul 12 - 9:28 PM

Nerlens Noel, K.J. McDaniels (ankle) and Casper Ware will not play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

It's too bad we won't get to see Noel against a long guy like Rudy Gobert and the 76ers are probably just resting him. He looked fantastic in Orlando and was able to block shots while showing off some nice moves on offense. Noel is picking up steam as a risky mid-round pick.
Jul 12 - 9:24 PM

Former Bulls forward Andres Nocioni has agreed to a two-year contract with Real Madrid.

He'll fill a need at the forward position left by the departure of PF Nikola Mirotic, who is close to signing his first NBA contract with the Bulls. Nocioni hasn't played in the NBA since 2011-12 and it's safe to assume we won't see him in uniform in the U.S. again.
Source: Marca.com
Jul 12 - 9:17 AM


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