76ers say they will try to sign the King next year
Why? Here’s why:
And why Philly fans should continue trusting the Process
46 Points- Highest by any Philadelphia player in 11 years
40+ Points. 7 Assists. 7 Blocks- The First since Julius Erving back in 1982
Klay Thompson is a vital piece but his expiring contract can be problematic
After being down by as much as 3 loss 0 wins. Philadelphia Sixers finally found their rhythm somehow after a big win against the lossless Brooklyn Nets 133-114.
Sixers really are on a smooth groove today against their opponent evidenced by their 25 assists compared to Nets with just 16.
On the other hand, Nets guard D’Angelo Russell swallowed Jerryd Bayless and Ben Simmons. Russell outscored the 2 guards combined with his 24 point performance compared to the two with 17 points in total.
Philadelphia Sixers vs Brooklyn Nets – Full Game Highlights | October 11, 2017 | NBA Preseason
Kyrie Irving with a 21 point explosion to clinch 2nd victory with the green side.
No matter how close a game is, one team will loosen up, let its foe break away in the end for the victory. Kyrie and the rest of Celtics kept it head-to-head until the final buzzer.
Kyrie is Kyrie with or without LeBron James
Celtics holding on to a slim lead at the end of the 1st 28-25. Full throttle exchange of baskets took place in the opening 12 minutes. The Sixers held a lead up by a point, but Marcus Smart delivers a jumper followed by Aron Baynes.
Celtics – 112 Irving 21, Brown 10, Tatum 9, Hayward 9, Horford 7, bench – 44
Sixers- 101 -Bayless 15, Johnson 12, Redick 12, Simmons 8, Covington 7 bench – 41
Watch the full game highlights below:
The top two picks faced off Saturday night at the NBA Summer League, but it wasn’t really the match-up we’re expecting from the top picks of the NBA Draft.
Simmons finished the game with just 8 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Though his stats were already near of a triple-double, but along with that, he had 7 turnovers, which had been a huge problem for him in securing the ball.
While Ingram hasn’t made much of an impact with a dreadful 3-of-12 shooting, finishing with just 7 points for that game.
Here are some highlights from the game, including D’Angelo Russell’s clutch moment at the buzzer
This Day June 16(Philippines) and June 15 (America) the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 108-96 in Game 5 of NBA Finals 2001, completing the most dominating playoff run in NBA history. The Lakers won the series 4 games to 1. The Lakers posted a 15-1 record and .937 winning percentage in NBA Playoffs 2001, both NBA records. Shaquille O’Neal was named NBA Finals MVP for the second consecutive season, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards.
Lets take a flash back on some highlights in the game 5 of 2001 NBA Finals:
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to trade one of their promising big man, either Jhalil Okafor or Nerlens Noel. According to the reports, the Sixers could offer Nerlens Noel to the Chicago Bulls in exchanged for Derrick Rose. Reports also added that the Bulls could also throw in the contracts of Mike Dunleavy and Taj Gibson to the Sixers along with a first round pick to clear cap space.
Everybody believes that the Bulls need to move on and trade Rose who suffered multiple injuries starting 2011-2012 season. The league’s youngest MVP averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 66 games this season. He only played a total of 166 regular games and 13 playoff games since 2011.
The Bulls will get a promising young big man that they could build along with Jimmy Butler and Bobby Portis and could probably land big free agent names with their cap space if the deal falls through. Noel,the 6th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists. 1.8 steals and 1.5 blocks in 29.3 minutes per game this season. On the other hand. the Sixers will get a star point guard in Rose that could lead the team to their first playoff appearance since 2012.
|Jeff Teague drives over Nerlens Noel|
According to the reports, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks are discussing a deal that will send Jeff Teague to the 76ers in exchange for Nerlens Noel. The Hawks are looking for a big man in replacement of Al Horford in case he leaves the Atlanta and sign elsewhere this summer while the 76ers are looking to unload one of their young frontcourt players as Joel Embiid and Dario Saric are expected to play next season, either Okafor or Noel will be traded. The 76ers want a guard in return.
Meanwhile the Boston Celtics are reportedly interested to Okafor as they are willing to give their prized third overall pick in this coming NBA Draft for the promising big man. The 76ers are expected to draft either guards Kris Dunn, Jamal Murray or Buddy Hield.
The score 103 – 91. Kobe came out blazing scoring the 1st 11 points of his team and ended the game with 20 pts and 5 rebs. We all know the reason why 76ers are tanking aside from the fact that they have been dealing with injuries they are tanking for this guy http://www.powcast.net/2015/11/introducing-ben-simmons-1-pick-for-2016.html
With that in mind 76ers may look for a partner to get a quality PG or SG in replacement for Nerlens Noel, I think Okafor and Embiid will end up playing better together, they already have a Jerami Grant who can play multiple positions for them and they will also have the versatile Dario Saric from Croatia. I will keep an eye on this development because I am sure that after the Lebron Era, the 76ers might be team that will take their place.
Here’s the highlight of the game:
Benjamin “Ben” Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian basketball player, currently a freshman on the 2015–16 LSU Tigers basketball team. The 208 cm (6 ft 10 in) forward from Melbourne previously attended Box Hill Senior Secondary College and Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, and has represented the Australian national team. He is touted as the possible first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.
I guarantee you he is not going to be a disappointment like Exum, I am not sold on exum as a top first round pick why? See Jordan Clarkson 44th pick outshining Exum.
Going back to Ben Simmons he’s a monster at 6’10 he plays like a PG with the tenacity and the knack to deliver when it matters.He is not the second coming of Lebron to be honest but he is going to be good in the pro’s. To me Ben is more of a combo of Shareef Abdur-Raheef and Lamar Odom. Ben is targeted by LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philly 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings.
If you are to ask me I would rather see him play along side Davis they would make the Pelicans have a stronger future. The 76ers on the other hand has the biggest chance of them all and certainly have the pieces to go after Simmons if they dont get the first pick in 2016. I know the NBA season has just started but for teams like Sixers etc. They are looking forward to 2016 Draft already. I cant blame them at all why? Here is what they could potentially get.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived veteran swingman Gerald Wallace. All 30 NBA teams were notified at 5 p.m. Saturday that the 76ers have released Wallace without ever using him in a game.
Wallace will become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday if he clears waivers.
Wallace was acquired by Philadelphia in late July from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for forward Jason Thompson. The Warriors had Wallace on their books for only a few days, having acquired his cap-friendly contract in a swap that sent fellow former All-Star David Lee from Golden State to the Boston Celtics.
The death of Hall of Famer and three-time NBA Most Valuable Player Moses Malone on Sunday left touching memories from fellow Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who spent the first two seasons of his professional career as Malone’s teammate on the Philadelphia 76ers, and who has long credited Malone’s guidance and veteran leadership as one of the primary factors in his development into one of the greatest players in NBA history.
“The man I called ‘Dad’ passed today. Words can’t explain my sadness. I will never know why a Hall of Famer took a fat, lazy kid from Auburn and treated him like a son and got him in shape and made him a player. Every time I saw him I called him Dad. I hope he knew how much I appreciated and loved him.”said Barkley.
The Virginia medical examiner’s office says Hall of Fame basketball player Moses Malone died of natural causes. Malone was found dead in a Norfolk hotel Sunday morning. He was 60.
Last Monday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Malone’s cause of death was listed as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Retired Philadelphia 76ers superstar Allen Iverson will reportedly be eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2016 class.The last time Iverson suited up in the NBA was the 2009-10 season, when he returned to Philadelphia for 25 games after several years in Denver and brief stints in Detroit and Memphis. Hall of Fame candidates have to be retired for five full years before they can be enshrined.
He only officially retired in October 2013, but since Iverson has been removed from the NBA long enough, Saturday’s news has him on an expedited track to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Iverson won the league MVP award in 2001 when he averaged 31.1 points and then put up 32.9 points per contest in the playoffs, guiding the Sixers to the NBA Finals. Although the team lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, Iverson helped his underdog squad steal Game 1 with 48 points. His performance was highlighted by an iconic moment in which he stepped over Los Angeles Lakers point guard Tyronn Lue after hitting a key jump shot in overtime.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has spoken of how he idolized Iverson before making his own mark in the Association, comparing Iverson’s impact to that of Michael Jordan’s.
“Pound-for-pound, probably the greatest player who ever played. He was one of the greatest finishers we’ve ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. A.I. was like my second-favorite player growing up, after MJ.” said James of Iverson.”
A collective decision has been made that the best approach to promote full healing would be to proceed with a bone graft of the fracture site. We anticipate the procedure will take place in the next 7-10 days and result in Joel missing the upcoming season.
Here was Embiid’s warm ups last March: