Jahil Okafor Traded to Nets: Who’s the Winner?

76ers send Okafor, Nik Stauskas and a draft pick for Trevor Booker

At 13-10, the Philadelphia 76ers are already looking good for a potential return to the playoffs as they are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference thanks to the sensational performances by Joel Embiid and their super rookie, Ben Simmons. They are the top rebounding team as of the moment and they are the 3rd best team in assists per game. But more than the stats, the 76ers’ early success in the 2017-2018 season has been revolving around the 3-word sentence: “Trust the Process” It’s simply about trust. Trust towards the system. Trust towards their coaches and teammates. Most importantly, trust towards themselves that they can beat any team.
However, despite the success of Philadelphia in the early goings of the season, there’s one player in the Sixers’ bench who wanted to leave the team because he felt he wouldn’t be able to showcase his talents. His name is Jahil Okafor. Even though he’s the top pick in the 2015 draft, Okafor’s career with the Sixers hasn’t gone all-out as he only averaged 17 points per game in his rookie year, 11 points in the next year until that number went down furthermore to 5 points per game this season. Mind you, folks. He only played two games for the Sixers this season before the trade was announced. 
Now that Jahil Okafor’s trade request has been granted by the Sixers, sending him alongside Nik Stauskas and a draft to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Trevor Booker,  who is the winner in this trade?
If we are to look at the numbers, Trevor Booker played in 18 games for the Nets this season and he is averaging 10 points per game in 21 minutes of action. He’s also averaging 6 rebounds per game. Now, compare Booker’s numbers with the combined numbers of both Jahil Okafor and Nik Stauskas, then you will see that the Sixers have actually gotten more. Booker will be a good addition to the Sixers.

Conclusion

Jahil Okafor’s career is a roller coaster ride for him but his trade should benefit him, one way or another. It will allow him to have a fresh start, an opportunity to revive his career. 
On the other hand, the Sixers have finally dealt with the Okafor issue. They can now focus on winning more games. 

Is LeBron James Going to Philadephia in 2018?

76ers say they will try to sign the King next year

Whether you like it or not, LeBron James remains as one of the most sought-after superstars in the NBA right now. Despite being 32 years-old, the King still has a few good years ahead of him and yes, he can break a few more records before retiring.
Over the course of his well-decorated NBA career, LeBron has switched from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat and back to the Cavs. Ever since his blockbuster move to the Heat before the 2010-2011 season, LeBron James has yet to miss an NBA Finals although he is 3-5 in the Finals, so far. But, that doesn’t take away the fact that he already has 3 championships under his belt along with numerous MVP awards.
Now, heading into the 2017-2018 season, speculations regarding where LeBron James would be playing next have been popping out like popcorn. But, there’s one specific team in the Western Conference which appears to be LeBron’s next destination assuming he leaves Cleveland anew next year:  the Los Angeles Lakers to team up with the young core that includes Lonzo Ball.
While the prospect of seeing LeBron make the jump to the Lakers appears to be a near possibility, that doesn’t take away the fact that he can be signed by other teams- not to mention the possibility of him remaining with the Cavs although, given the fact that he already has a strained relationship with the Cavs’ front office, we can at least, eliminate that possibility, now.

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Among the teams that might make a push to land LeBron is the Philadelphia 76ers. Yes. You’ve read it right, folks.

Why? Here’s why:

If LeBron James goes on to leave the Cavs and his goal remains the same which is to win more championships, the Sixers would be among the best choices LeBron would have by then. As of now, the Sixers have been playing one of their best seasons since the Allen Iverson era as they are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a 12-9 record.  Ben Simmons has been playing terrific basketball as a rookie. So is Joel Embiid. Add a LeBron James into the picture and you have a mixture of two young scoring machines and a veteran leader who can do everything. And that’s scary.

Conclusion

While the LeBron-to-Philadelphia scenario remains a dream especially for the fans of the Sixers, LeBron’s future will depend on how the Cavs will perform this season and how deep they will go come the playoffs. As of now, the Cavs are on a 10-game winning streak and LeBron is on a tear offensively. But, will that be enough for the Cavs to keep him? It depends on LeBron himself,  too. 

By the Numbers: A Look Back at Joel Embiid’s Career Game Against the Lakers

And why Philly fans should continue trusting the Process

Joel Embid exploded for a new career high against Lonzo Ball and the Lakers.

Everyone was talking about the most-hyped rookie in NBA history in Lonzo Ball and his horrible statistics. Everyone was talking about how super teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder were failing to meet expectations as they are stumbling during the early goings of the season. Everyone is now talking about the Boston Celtics’ impressive 13-game winning streak heading into their match-up against the defending champions, Golden State Warriors.
But there’s one team that has been overlooked. Slightly.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Philadephia 76ers are currently in 6th place in the East- 2 places higher than the Cavs. They are no longer the same Philadelphia team that used to dwell in the bottom of the East during the past few years. Not anymore.
They are fighting. They are winning. And yes, they are trusting the process.
If there’s one guy whom the Sixers should thank for their early success, it’s none other than the big guy in the middle, Joel Embiid. Sure, Ben Simmons is playing like a super rookie but it’s Joel Embid who is leading the Sixers- at least in scoring, averaging 23 points per game while making 51% of his shots.
Against the Los Angeles Lakers of Lonzo Ball and company, Joel Embiid came out and clearly outplayed the young Lakers, especially Ball and fellow rookie, Kyle Kuzma. Below are Embiid’s numbers:

46 Points- Highest by any Philadelphia player in 11 years

If you want to know how dominant Joel Embiid was, or how poor the Lakers’ defense on him was, just look at the box score. He took 20 shots, making 14 of them, en route to finishing the game with a career-high 46 points. Mind you, folks. He went 2 for 3 from the three-point line and 16 for 19 from the free throw line. If that will not leave you a good impression on  Joel Embiid, then nothing will.

40+ Points. 7 Assists. 7 Blocks- The First since Julius Erving back in 1982

Another stat line that will be remembered as Joel Embiid’s. By recording 7 assists and 7 blocks against the Lakers, Joel Embiid joined another Sixer legend, Julius Erving, as the only players who recorded 40+ points, 7+ assists and 7+ blocks in a single game. In fact, Embiid had more blocks than the entire Lakers who only had 6 blocks. Now that’s how you dominate. 

Conclusion

At 23 years-old, Joel Embiid’s career is still young and he’s yet to become a potentially-big star but if anything, his performance against the Lakers is a great start to becoming a dominant big man. The only thing that he needs aside from consistency: staying healthy. Why? He missed 2 seasons due to injury. And you can’t dominate if you’re wearing a suit, can you? 

A Wheeler’s Opinion: Will GSW Pull the Trigger on Thompson Trade?

Klay Thompson is a vital piece but his expiring contract can be problematic

Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry. 
Klay Thompson.
This is the duo that earned the name “Splash Brothers” owing to their outrageous capability to shoot and MAKE threes like nothing else mattered. 
Over the last 3 seasons, this dynamic duo has been so lethal beyond the arc that opponents knew they were doomed the moment one of them starts shooting and making threes like they were only shooting a few steps from the basket. 
Both Thompson and Curry have played crucial roles in the three consecutive Finals appearances of the Golden State Warriors in the past 3 seasons- winning two NBA titles in those trips and are looking good for another NBA Finals trip this season. 
However, GSW’s front office will be faced with a much bigger problem come the end of the next season regardless if they win the championship or not. 
Why?
Here’s the thing, folks. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have already been signed to max deals which will run through the next 3 seasons.

Now you’re probably asking: Where’s Klay Thompson? 
Klay Thompson’s current contract expires at the end of next season he can now command a max deal- similar to those of his teammates, in the next 18 months. Here’s the tricky problem: the Warriors can’t afford to offer a max deal to Thompson unless they let go one of their stars. And if they let Thompson walk away, they won’t be able to sign a potential big star come free agency of 2019.
The best thing Golden State can do is to trade Klay Thompson- a guy who is averaging 21 points while shooting 47% from three-point distance this season. The question is: which team could benefit if they get Thompson’s services via a trade?
One of the probable answers is the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Why? JJ Redick only signed a 1-year deal with the Sixers and Redick plays a position that Thompson plays too. 
Question: How will it happen?
Answer: The possibilities are unlimited but should Thompson chooses to walk away and signs with the Sixers, Philadelphia will have the flexibility on their salary cap to offer the deal that Thompson should desires. It’s the Warriors’ loss if they let Thompson walk. Trade him to the Sixers can at least, allow them to receive something in return.  
Or,
Let go of one of its stars so they could keep Thompson. 
GSW has many options. But the question is: will they pull the trigger on Thompson? 

Drought Days Finally Over: Sixers’ First Taste of Victory

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia Sixers

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.

Philadelphia controlled the boards (52-37) to limit the Nets ball possessions and second-chance points.

Sixers really are on a smooth groove today against their opponent evidenced by their 25 assists compared to Nets with just 16.

Aside from rebounds, Sixers conquered the inside by their pumped-up center, scoring 22 huge points in 15 minutes compared to Nets big man Mozgov with just 2 points with 18 minutes of play.

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.

Yet, the solid inside of Philadelphia prevailed over the raging outside man of the Nets.
Sixers took full control of the first three quarters, then slacking off a bit in the final 12 minutes, Nets couldn’t manage a comeback from a 112-84 crack.
Scores:
Sixers 133 – Embiid 22, Redick 18, Simmons 9, Bayless 8, Covington 5, bench – 71
Nets 114 – Russell 24, Lin 12, Hollis-Jefferson 12, Carroll 9, Mozgov 2, bench – 55

Philadelphia Sixers vs Brooklyn Nets – Full Game Highlights | October 11, 2017 | NBA Preseason 


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Kyrie Effect: Celtics on Their 2nd Straight Victory

Kyrie Irving with a 21 point explosion to clinch 2nd victory with the green side.

Smart and Okaforin mid-air

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.

Same scene exploded at the 2nd quarter. Gordon Hayward operates the offense together with Kyrie Irving hitting from the rainbow country, countered by the whole Sixers lineup to keep the raging Boston within striking distance. Celtics only up close 59-55 at the half.
Starting up the 3rd quarter, Sixers pushed the game to a deadlock (59 all) after a Jahlil Okafor and Jerryd Bayless layup quickly answered by a Kyrie Irving 16 footer countered by Okafor slamming the ball down on the other end. Run and gun battle throughout the 3rd but the Boston offense prevailed 91-82 at the end of the 3rd.
Momentum shift was slowly going to the Boston side, letting the lead grow larger, plus a crucial flagrant foul by Okafor. The sixers firepower started to wear-off. But they aren’t completely out of steam as Jacob Pullen and James Blackmon Jr. executed magic passes to each other, catching up to as close as to 105-98. But last 2 minutes ain’t enough for a comeback, the bench of Boston pulled off 112-101 final.

Scores:

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:

(video courtesy of Rapid Highlights)

Watch: Sixer’s Can’t Catch a Break! Markelle Fultz is Out for the Whole Summer League

The number one overall draft pick of the NBA this season is down and out! Markelle Fultz suffered an injury in the 3rd quater of the summer leauge basketball game against the Warriors.
The Sixers believed so much in Markelle that they traded for him even before he became an NBA player. The Sixers management had their eyes set on Fultz who they believe would be able to take them to the promise land.
Fultz recently had a scary injury in front of the basketball crowd that worried the Sixers nation.
Reports says that the injury is not serious and he is expected to return to basketball activities soon and the Sixers are not taking any chances and will be shutting down the point guard for all games in the Summer league.

Four times 76ers Had Number 1 Picks, Could this be the Answer?

After a trade with the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers are set to make the first pick in the NBA Draft for the second year in a row and the fourth time in franchise history. The Sixers previously selected Ben Simmons (2016), Allen Iverson (1996) and Doug Collins (1973) at No. 1. Philadelphia held the top pick in 1986 by virtue of a previous trade with the LA Clippers, but the 76ers traded the pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected Brad Daugherty.
Only time will tell if the decision to trade for the number 1 will pay dividend for the sixers. 

Who is the Real Winner in the Celtics and Sixers Trade?

So the Celtics, after winning the number one pick decided that they want it anyway.  Danny Ainge of the Celtics has shown a lot of balls by pulling this trade as he put his legacy on the line by trading potential superstar Markelle Fultz to the Sixers. 
Fultz, a point guard, could be the next big thing in the NBA but the Celtics at this stage may not need one right now as their biggest star Isaiah Thomas is a point guard as well.  The upcoming draft class is stacked with good point guards up to the top 10 and the Celtics feels that Fultz may not be a necessary addition to the current roster especially if they want to win now. 
Full Trade Details Involving the #1 Overall Pick:
Celtics Gets: 76ers #3 overall pick, 2018 unprotected 1st round pick (via LAL), AND a 2019 1st-round pick (via SAC). 
76ers Gets: #1 overall pick, will select Markelle Fultz!
Who won this deal?

Ingram and Simmons Duel at the NBA Summer League, Highlights from Lakers vs. 76ers game in Vegas

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
 

2016 NBA Draft Profile: Ben Simmons

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

On June 23Ben Simmons was selected by Brett Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. 

Let’s look back at Simmons’ profile before he was drafted in NBA.

Prospect Analysis

Strengths
  • High basketball IQ
  • Unselfish playmaker/facilitator
  • Good handle
  • Excellent rebounder
  • Good in transition as scorer or passer

Weaknesses
  • Has to develop a consistent face-up game in the midrange
  • Needs to cut down on turnovers

NBA projection: Draft analysts have long considered Simmons to be the No. 1 overall pick.
2015-16 Season
Ben Simmons was chosen the national freshman of the year by the USBWA, The Sporting News and USA Today, was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year, and also made the All-SEC first team. He was a first-team All-America pick by the USBWA and second team by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. Simmons left LSU was a trophy room full of individual honors, but the Tigers struggled early in the season and again in March, failing to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament or even the NIT. Some critics placed a lot of the blame for that on Simmons, but unfairly so. He performed as most recruiting analysts expected he would, ranking in the top five in the SEC in several statistical categories, including scoring, rebounding and assists.
Key statistics: 17.4 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 2.0 tpg, 3.4 spg, 34.9 mpg, .560 FG, .333 3PT, .670 FT
Cool statistic: Simmons racked up 23 double-doubles, tops among power conference players and fifth nationally. One of those double-doubles was a 40-point, 10-rebound effort against North Florida. He also added five assists and five steals, making him the first freshman in 20 years to put together a 40/10/5/5 game.
— Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Boston aiming for Nerlens Noel, not Jahlil Okafor

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It was previously rumored that the Boston Celtics are discussing terms to trade their 3rd overall pick for Philadelphia’s Jahlil Okafor, but according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics are discussing a trade where Nerlens Noel will be traded to Boston for the 3rd overall pick. 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: This Day in the NBA History

Shaq dunks on Mutombo

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:

Will the Bulls and Sixers Pull Off a Rose-Noel Swap?

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.

Hawks, Sixers Discussing a Noel-Teague Swap

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.

Jimmy Butler Career High 53 points to win vs 76ers w/o D.rose and Gasol!


Jimmy Butler was just simply NASTY!!!

53 points 15-30 from the field, 2-4 from 3, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

He did all this without D. Rose and Pao Gasol to wins against Philly 115-111 (OT).

He only scored 2 points in the over time period as he was getting denied of the possession the 76ers really tried to win this one but Butler wont let his career night be spoiled. 

HERE IS THE NASTY! 53 Points outburst by Jimmy Butler



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Philly 76ers finally gets a W after beating Kobe Bryant’s team Lakers, Kobe is about to retire after this season.


Finally!


CELEBRATE!!! 

The 76ers after registering a team history for having the worst start in NBA, finally gets to the win column.
1-18 can’t blame them the roster is iffy outside of Okafor the rest are decent backups or a 6th mind kind of guy. That is exactly what happened Robert Covington stepped up to score 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds and my sleeper in my current fantasy league Jerami Grant had a great night, scored 14 pts grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 blocks. 


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:


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76ers almost won against Houston! Because of Jerami Grant!

Jerami Grant 
He is the Brother of Jerian Grant, the PG from New York Knicks. Father is Harvey the twin brother of  Horace Grant! Enough about the history. Time for my under dog to shine. Jerami Grant who is averaging almost 2 blocks per game, has made a huge impact and almost stole the victory for his team too bad they were up against Houston. Grant ended the game with 18 pts his career high so far with 6 rebs, a steal and a block! He was so fluid in this game shooting 3’s, slashing through the rim and Dunking like there’s no tomorrow. 

I am impressed for sure because this guy kept on trying to get a victory for his team and has been playing decent so far averaging 10ppg and 5reb . Not bad for a back up and in this game he actually started at SF and even won the Jump ball against D12. 

Here is a highlight for those who actually deserve it! 11/27/2015




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Introducing: Ben Simmons – the #1 pick for 2016 the target of 76ers NOT A CENTER!

Ben Simmons

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.[1]



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. 


Monster GAME!



Highschool Highlights

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Andrew Wiggins 32 pts to keep Sixers with 0-15 start! Okafor monster though 25 pts 12 rebs and 2 blocks over KAT!



Karl Anthony Towns got owned by Jahlil Okafor in this game, unfortunately for Jah he was the only one really trying to get the W for his team. On the other side of the court Mr. Wiggins didn’t want to be the first victim of this win-less 76ers squad right now. Seems like the 76ers are on the verge of tanking this season once again, they don’t have a choice they still don’t have Embiid.

Wiggins kept the Twolves on this game and ignited the come back to help his team get the W. 
He scored 32 pts grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 3 assists. It maybe just 3 but the last 1 was the 3 pointer by Martin that stretched the lead to 5 (96-91) with 28 seconds remaining. Final Score 100-95.

Highlights of Wiggins:



Highlights of the game:





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Jahlil Okafor pre season Debut 12 points 2 Blocks! and can shoot!

Jah Okafor

This kid has been questioned because he can’t apparently shoot but seems like dude has put in a lot of work and showed that he can make jump shots which is a good sign for the 76ers enough of the talk let me just give you the highlights.





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Sixers waived Gerald Wallace

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.

Charles Barkley remembers Moses Malone: "Every time I saw him, I called him Dad"

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.

Allen Iverson eligible for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame

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.”

76ers: Joel Embiid to miss 2nd straight season, because of his foot!

Joel Embiid


It maybe a bit worrying for most of us because Embiid was supposed to be the guy who would give Anthony Davis a run for his money. However, we might have to wait another year for it. Its also a bit surprising because according to Joel he didn’t feel pain but as reported its still needs surgery. Its the same right foot that needed surgery, it is critical and its common for big guys. This is the same injury that caused Yao Ming to retire but on the bright side Ilgauskas had the same injury but he spent 10 seasons after “successful” recovery from it. 

Lets just hope that this would be a good amount of time off for the 76ers and its organization. 

Here is part of the statement regarding his status right now: From nba.com

 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: