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NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measures

NBA Shockingly Votes Against Anti-Tanking Measures

deadspin.com Updated 11 hours ago
Today's vote on a proposal to re-weight the NBA draft lottery to discourage tanking was expected to pass with near-universal support. Instead, it fell hard, receiving only 17 of the 23 necessary votes for adoption. The 76ers' Tankapalooza is back on!Rea…
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  • NBA owners vote down changes to lottery system

    NBA owners vote down changes to lottery system

    nba.com 7 hours ago
    One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Sixers' lack of quality players reflected in ESPN rankings

    Sixers' lack of quality players reflected in ESPN rankings

    philly.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    At No. 79, Michael Carter-Williams is the highest-rated Sixer in ESPN's annual rankings of the NBA players.
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  • Inside the Sixers: Task is to stay together through tough times

    Inside the Sixers: Task is to stay together through tough times

    philly.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    The 76ers are about to embark on another dreaded season of 60-plus losses. They'll be heckled on the road and play in front of sparse crowds at home.
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  • 76ers' Embiid sits after younger brother dies

    76ers' Embiid sits after younger brother dies

    ESPN.com nba.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    Arthur Embiid, the younger brother of Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid, died Thursday in Africa.
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  • Nerlens Noel Jumps Passing Lane, Gets Steal, Leads Break For Ea…

    Nerlens Noel Jumps Passing Lane, Gets Steal, Leads Break For Easy Layup

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    Players so tall aren’t supposed to move like Nerlens Noel. The Philadelphia 76ers’ prized rookie showed off his supreme blend of quickness, speed, and coordination against the New York Knicks last night as he jumped a passing lane, corralled the steal, …
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  • Jesus, Have You Looked At The 76ers' Roster?

    Jesus, Have You Looked At The 76ers' Roster?

    deadspin.com Oct 15
    Just look at this roster. Look at it. Read more...
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  • Report: Sixers Tried To Trade Michael Carter-Williams During Dr…

    Report: Sixers Tried To Trade Michael Carter-Williams During Draft

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    Michael Carter-Williams won the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year award in pretty decisive fashion. Part of this was the dearth of talent in the 2013 NBA Draft, and part of it was Williams’ stellar rookie campaign for a dreadful Sixers team. So it’s with mild…
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  • Inside the Sixers: Rebuilding is fine, if it works

    Inside the Sixers: Rebuilding is fine, if it works

    philly.com Oct 11
    It's apparent that a lot of 76ers fans are content with rebuilding. Many are pleased that general manager Sam Hinkie has a plan to turn this struggling franchise into an annual contender. He's chosen to sacrifice wins to get a better draft pick for the …
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  • Kelly and Hinkie approach rebuilding differently

    Kelly and Hinkie approach rebuilding differently

    philly.com Oct 9
    Eagles' Chip Kelly wants to win now, while Sixers' Same Hinkie takes a long-term approach.
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  • 76ers CEO shows off Nerlens Noel jersey sewn inside suit jacket…

    76ers CEO shows off Nerlens Noel jersey sewn inside suit jacket during preseason home opener (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 9
    Your browser does not support iframes. As one of the public faces of the Philadelphia 76ers, chief executive officer Scott O'Neil has had to take his fair share of lumps for both the sins of the franchise's past and the league-incensing, perhaps rule-ch…
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  • Noted paparazzo Joel Embiid captures teammate Nerlens Noel danc…

    Noted paparazzo Joel Embiid captures teammate Nerlens Noel dancing with lady on street in Spain (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 7
    It's been — excuse me: iiiiiit's been — a couple of months since we emphasized the importance of keeping an eye on the Twitter account of Philadelphia 76ers rookie big man Joel Embiid. While there hasn't been nearly as much open campaigning for celebrit…
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  • 76ers trio of lottery picks key to future success

    76ers trio of lottery picks key to future success

    nba.com Oct 3
    Brett Brown's best call of the offseason had the Philadelphia 76ers reaching for their passports instead of the playbook.
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  • Richardson hopes to contribute with Sixers, one way or another

    Richardson hopes to contribute with Sixers, one way or another

    philly.com Oct 1
    Injury has kept Jason Richardson off the floor, but, as long as he's here, aging veteran still wants to help Sixers get better.
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  • PHOTO: Joel Embiid Shows Off His Late September Holiday Cheer

    PHOTO: Joel Embiid Shows Off His Late September Holiday Cheer

    This isn’t exactly the portrait of a guy known for his sarcastic, gregarious social media persona. Smile, Joel Embiid! You’re wearing a Santa hat, holding a burlap sack, and a tiny fir in late September! ‘Tis the season! Okay, perhaps that’s overkill. W…
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  • 76ers' future may be bright, but present is bleak

    76ers' future may be bright, but present is bleak

    The big chill Monday inside the Wells Fargo Center was caused by the building's ice hockey configuration. The cold reality was provided by the return of the 76ers, the city's professional basketball franchise that wants you and its roster of NBA neophyt…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

    yahoo.com Sep 29
    We’re just two years removed from the Philadelphia 76ers nearly knocking off the Boston Celtics for a shot at the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, and not a single player remains from that roster. Gone is every pick predating Michael Ca…
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  • Cavs trade Bogans to Sixers

    Cavs trade Bogans to Sixers

    nba.com ESPN.com Sep 27
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Philadelphia's 2015 second round pick (protected) in exchange for guard Keith Bogans and the Cavs 2018 second round pick in a trade with the 76ers, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic…
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  • Rehabbing Carter-Williams unsure of return

    Rehabbing Carter-Williams unsure of return

    nba.com Sep 27
    Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams is unsure when he'll return to play following offseason shoulder surgery.
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  • Joel Embiid Returns To Twitter, Offers Take On Celebrity Photo …

    Joel Embiid Returns To Twitter, Offers Take On Celebrity Photo Scandal

    dimemag.com Sep 25
    Joel Embiid’s eight-day Twitter hiatus is over. His reign atop the NBA’s social media throne, though, is anything but. Instead of continuing to propagate his fictional romantic escapades, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie took to the web and offered his tho…
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  • Joel Embiid Posts Instagram “Photo” Of Rihanna Cheering Him On …

    Joel Embiid Posts Instagram “Photo” Of Rihanna Cheering Him On At Kansas

    dimemag.com Sep 18
    We chronicled Joel Embiid’s (successful?) courtship of Rihanna all summer long. The Philadelphia 76ers big man turned to the pop superstar after striking out with Kim Kardashian, getting her to follow him on Twitter at the very least – and depending on …
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  • Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UP…

    Nerlens Noel Runs Rocky Balboa’s Trail Through Philadelphia (UPDATE)

    dimemag.com Sep 12
    Nerlens Noel has yet to suit up for the Philadelphia 76ers, but has already begun endearing himself to one of the league’s most cantankerous fan bases. In an effort to promote his goal of establishing a charity 5K going forward, Noel ran – or jogged, mo…
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  • Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His…

    Joel Embiid Sends Twitter Direct Message To Try And Improve His NBA 2K15 Rating

    Incoming Sixers rookie Joel Embiid has become something of a darling on Twitter, courting celebrity crushes AND NBA free agents while providing impromptu news fodder to those of us who can get a little stir crazy in the offseason. But now he’s using Twi…
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  • Video - Plumlee Leads Nets Past 76ers 00:43

    Plumlee Leads Nets Past 76ers

    Oct 20
    Mason Plumlee scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Nets' 99-88 win over the 76ers.
  • Video - Carmelo Leads Knicks Past 76ers 00:38

    Carmelo Leads Knicks Past 76ers

    Oct 14
    Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 17 points in the Knicks' 84-77 win over the 76ers.
  • Video - The Worst Division In The NBA 05:13

    The Worst Division In The NBA

    Oct 10
    Henry Abbott and Jordan Brenner preview the Atlantic Division, likely the worst in the NBA.
  • Video - Sixers' Buzzer-Beating Heave 00:12

    Sixers' Buzzer-Beating Heave

    Oct 8
    The 76ers' Casper Ware buries a three-quarters court buzzer-beater from 3/4 court in the third quarter against the Hornets.

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