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  • D'Angelo Russell a tantalizing possibility for 76ers

    D'Angelo Russell a tantalizing possibility for 76ers

    philly.com Updated 8 hours ago
    As he pored over game film and prepared his Penn State players for their second game against D'Angelo Russell and Ohio State last season, Pat Chambers devised what he believed to be a sound and smart game plan. Chambers grew up in Newtown Square and coa…
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  • For Sixers assistant Lange, it all began in South Jersey

    For Sixers assistant Lange, it all began in South Jersey

    philly.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    Everybody starts somewhere. For Billy Lange and many other prominent members of the South Jersey basketball community, it all began at St. Rose of Lima school in Haddon Heights - in the little gym on cold winter nights, on the outdoor court on Third Ave…
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  • Sixers need luck in draft - the way Spurs got lucky with Duncan

    Sixers need luck in draft - the way Spurs got lucky with Duncan

    philly.com Apr 22 (5 days ago)
    Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs turns 39 on Saturday, and the aging process for the best player on the best team of his generation has been gradually catching up with him. Coach Gregg Popovich says he believes Duncan will come back for another seaso…
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  • Sixers' Jerami Grant a potential X-factor

    Sixers' Jerami Grant a potential X-factor

    philly.com Apr 22 (6 days ago)
    Head coach Brett Brown says the 6-8 forward 'knows he's going to be a good player.'
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  • Inside the Sixers:  A third season of tanking may be too much t…

    Inside the Sixers: A third season of tanking may be too much to ask

    philly.com Apr 18
    Having witnessed an embarrassing, 63-loss season in 2013-14 and a 64-setback campaign this season, 76ers fans have suffered greatly. For the most part, they supported the Tank I and Tank II seasons while others dubbed the Sixers a laughingstock.
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  • Sixers should extend coach Brett Brown

    Sixers should extend coach Brett Brown

    philly.com Apr 17
    The coach should be rewarded for buying into management's build-for-future approach.
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  • Brett Brown hints at growing impatience with Sixers' rebuild

    Brett Brown hints at growing impatience with Sixers' rebuild

    philly.com Apr 17
    Coach didn't outright express his displeasure with team's lack of talent, but he seems to indicate he wants more.
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  • Sixers owner Josh Harris notes progress in his team

    Sixers owner Josh Harris notes progress in his team

    philly.com Apr 16
    The Sixers are gaining an edge in analytics and sports science, and now just need four top-20 players, Harris says.
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  • Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other …

    Heat And Sixers Both Really, Really Need To Lose To Each Other Tonight

    deadspin.com Apr 15
    There is a very special game being played tonight, the final night of the NBA regular season, with so much more at stake than just a boring old postseason berth. The Heat and 76ers will meet, each seeking the same draft pick, each needing desperately to…
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  • Charles Barkley recalls trying to gain 20 lbs. in 2 days so the…

    Charles Barkley recalls trying to gain 20 lbs. in 2 days so the 76ers wouldn't draft him

    yahoo.com Apr 14
    Charles Barkley has always been a man of substantial appetites. Some 30 years ago, well before a Hall of Fame playing career that would make him one of the most famous athletes in the world and one of the most sought-after voices in sports media, the so…
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  • Derrick Rose compares his most recent surgery rehab to 'Hell'

    Derrick Rose compares his most recent surgery rehab to 'Hell'

    yahoo.com Apr 13
    Yes, it was against the Philadelphia 76ers, and yes, the Sixers were playing without their best player in Nerlens Noel, but the Chicago Bulls looked great on Saturday evening. Not only did the team win to keep pace in the race for the third seed, but De…
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  • Sixers' Robert Covington has come a long way

    Sixers' Robert Covington has come a long way

    philly.com Apr 11
    CHICAGO - The story of Robert Covington's unlikely success is best illustrated by his being cut from the McArthur Middle School team in the fifth, sixth, and eighth grades. He probably would have also been released in the seventh grade had his parents n…
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  • Matt Barnes' time with the 76ers sounds like it was pretty inte…

    Matt Barnes' time with the 76ers sounds like it was pretty interesting

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    Sports Illustrated just a pretty great feature story by Chris Ballard โ€” as if Chris Ballard writes anything other than great feature stories โ€” on Los Angeles Clippers swingman Matt Barnes, who has spent the better part of the last dozen years developing…
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  • Noel's Sixers fate: Wait and see

    Noel's Sixers fate: Wait and see

    philly.com Apr 10
    In these dreary seasons that hopefully precede something better for the 76ers, management has been careful to give the fans something to dream on each year. It is their version of the Chinese calendar, but instead of the Year of the Ram or the Year of t…
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  • Sixers' rebuild could have a place for Smith, Robinson

    Sixers' rebuild could have a place for Smith, Robinson

    philly.com Apr 10
    Ish Smith, Thomas Robinson show some skills that could be valuable for the Sixers next season.
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  • Awful Sixers literally limping to finish line

    Awful Sixers literally limping to finish line

    philly.com Apr 8
    The 76ers entered the merciful final week of their season Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, a team so disinterested in the outcome that star guard John Wall was given the night off to rest up for more important nights to come.
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  • Sixers' Noel leaves game with right eyelid cut

    Sixers' Noel leaves game with right eyelid cut

    nba.com Apr 4
    The Philadelphia 76ers say forward Nerlens Noel will not return to Saturday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets after suffering a cut to his right eyelid.
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  • Hornets' Jefferson, two other starters out vs. 76ers

    Hornets' Jefferson, two other starters out vs. 76ers

    nba.com Apr 4
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford says center Al Jefferson and two other starters will not play Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Final Four a showcase for NBA's worst, like the Sixers

    Final Four a showcase for NBA's worst, like the Sixers

    philly.com Apr 2
    The NBA's worst will be on hand in Indianapolis this weekend to watch the NCAA's Final Four. That means the 76ers will be in attendance and paying close attention to the best players on the best teams in college basketball.
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  • Struggling Pierce (rest) out for Wizards versus 76ers

    Struggling Pierce (rest) out for Wizards versus 76ers

    nba.com Apr 1
    The Washington Wizards rested forward Paul Pierce for Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • The NBA has a tanking problem because the NBA used to employ a …

    The NBA has a tanking problem because the NBA used to employ a lot of problems

    yahoo.com Mar 31
    On Monday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers downed the Philadelphia 76ers on a last-second shot from rookie Jordan Clarkson. Hands were rung and eyes rolled, as a significant portion of NBA fandom could hardly recall what number Clarkson wore prior to thi…
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  • Might Sixers take another big man in the draft?

    Might Sixers take another big man in the draft?

    philly.com Mar 31
    For the first time since they became teammates, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel were in uniform together for a 76ers game. It was a neat little trick for Monday's Fan Appreciation Night. The Sixers' players and fans held a pregame jersey swap, and Embiid -…
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  • The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentiv…

    The Lakers' Pyrrhic Victory Lays Bare The NBA's Flawed Incentives

    deadspin.com Mar 31
    With the game tied 111-111 with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, the Lakers' Jordan Clarkson made a layup to defeat the 76ers. Clarkson was the 46th pick in the draft, sandwiched between two guys named Dwight Powell and Russ Smith. Both Powell and Smith ha…
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  • Lakers sink 76ers in OT, endanger draft pick

    Lakers sink 76ers in OT, endanger draft pick

    ESPN.com Mar 30
    Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams.
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  • Cavaliers lose Love, Shumpert to injuries

    Cavaliers lose Love, Shumpert to injuries

    ESPN.com Mar 29
    Not only did the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off an upset scare in their 87-86 win over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, they also appear to have avoided major injuries to two of their key contributors.
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  • Video - Iverson The Exec? 06:16

    Iverson The Exec?

    Mar 20
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss whether Allen Iverson would make a good NBA executive.
  • Video - Noel Guides 76ers Past Knicks 00:50

    Noel Guides 76ers Past Knicks

    Mar 20
    Nerlens Noel's double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds carried the 76ers to a 97-81 win over the Knicks.
  • Video - 76ers Stun Pistons 01:10

    76ers Stun Pistons

    Mar 18
    The 76ers topped the Pistons 94-83 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • Video - Celtics Win Fifth Straight 00:58

    Celtics Win Fifth Straight

    Mar 16
    Tyler Zeller and Avery Bradley combined for 46 points in the Celtics' 108-89 win over the 76ers.

Sports Columnists

  • ESPN Now

    Apr 27
    According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the prognosis on Kevin Love's shoulder may be delayed as the Cavs PF seeks a second opinion.
  • 2015 NBA playoffs - Win or lose change is coming to the Raptors

    Apr 24
    If Toronto can't win its series against the Wizards, the Raptors' future could feature a radical remaking of the roster.
  • Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draft

    Apr 23
    FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
  • James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draft

    Apr 23
    Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.