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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 Updated 17 hours ago
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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (3 days ago)
    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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  • Inside the Sixers:  Hinkie got it right when he got Noel

    Inside the Sixers: Hinkie got it right when he got Noel

    philly.com Mar 28 (4 days ago)
    CLEVELAND - 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie got it right. Everyone else undervalued Nerlens Noel. Maybe it was because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee the last time we saw him on the court at Kentucky. Maybe it had something to …
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  • Sixers' Brown says Noel is in mix for rookie of year

    Sixers' Brown says Noel is in mix for rookie of year

    philly.com Mar 26 (5 days ago)
    Coach Brett Brown said Nerlens Noel is a 'complete game changer.'
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  • New nickname alert: How Kings rookie Nik Stauskas became 'Sauce…

    New nickname alert: How Kings rookie Nik Stauskas became 'Sauce Castillo'

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    On Tuesday night, away from the prying eyes of most of the NBA world — which is to say, during the broadcast of the matchup between the lottery-bound Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers — something beautiful happened. Luckily for us, Sixers fan/SPIN…
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  • Joel Embiid won't play NBA hoops until the Summer League, as th…

    Joel Embiid won't play NBA hoops until the Summer League, as the 76ers do

    yahoo.com Mar 25 (7 days ago)
    In late June, NBA prospect Joel Embiid underwent surgery to repair the broken navicular bone in his right foot. The initial prognosis, in the days before the 2014 NBA Draft, stated that he’d be out four-to-six months. Depending on the team that selected…
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  • Inside the 76ers: Noel deserves rookie of the year consideratio…

    Inside the 76ers: Noel deserves rookie of the year consideration

    philly.com Mar 21
    LOS ANGELES - It has been 62 years since someone averaging fewer than 11 points per game won the NBA's rookie-of-the-year award: Fort Wayne Pistons forward/center Don Meineke averaged 10.7 points to win the inaugural award in 1953.
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  • 76ers' Answer? Front office interests Iverson

    76ers' Answer? Front office interests Iverson

    ESPN.com Mar 20
    Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson has said he would be interested in working in some capacity within the team's front office.
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  • Sixers' Richardson snaps out of slump

    Sixers' Richardson snaps out of slump

    philly.com Mar 20
    Veteran Jason Richardson has struggled with his shot after missing 2 years, but his shot was falling against Detroit.
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  • NBA -- J.A. Adande on Michael Jordan's 1995 comeback fax

    NBA -- J.A. Adande on Michael Jordan's 1995 comeback fax

    ESPN.com Mar 17
    Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan issued a two-word fax that symbolized the height of 1990s technology and changed the course of basketball history.
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  • Inside the Sixers:  Who's better: Russell or Mudiay?

    Inside the Sixers: Who's better: Russell or Mudiay?

    philly.com Mar 14
    Who will be the better NBA player, Emmanuel Mudiay or D'Angelo Russell? That is the great basketball debate in the Philadelphia area. The better guard, at least the one perceived to be better, will almost surely be whichever one is surrounded by a bette…
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  • Brown has big aspirations for the Sixers' offseason

    Brown has big aspirations for the Sixers' offseason

    philly.com Mar 12
    Coach Brett Brown thinks summer is the best time to make players better, has even higher hopes once new practice site is done.
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  • Noah sits against 76ers with knee soreness

    Noah sits against 76ers with knee soreness

    ESPN.com Mar 11
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah sat out Wednesday night's 104-95 OT win against the Philadelphia 76ers because of left knee soreness.
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  • Inside the Sixers: Veteran Richardson is a plus

    Inside the Sixers: Veteran Richardson is a plus

    philly.com Mar 9
    The 76ers can increase the likelihood that they will have a successful future with one simple move: General manager Sam Hinkie must re-sign Jason Richardson to a one- or two-year deal.
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  • Joel Embiid dunks through the legs, still isn't playing for Six…

    Joel Embiid dunks through the legs, still isn't playing for Sixers

    yahoo.com Mar 6
    It is not bold to claim that the Philadelphia 76ers need better players. The NBA's most tank-happy franchise entered Friday's home game against the Utah Jazz with a 13-48, just one win ahead (or behind?) of the 12-48 New York Knicks for the worst record…
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  • Westbrook scores 4th straight triple-double

    Westbrook scores 4th straight triple-double

    ESPN.com Mar 5
    Russell Westbrook set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime Wednesday night.
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  • Will Philly teams' makeovers soar or sink?

    Will Philly teams' makeovers soar or sink?

    philly.com Mar 5
    It';s too soon to know whether Eagles, Sixers and Flyers will succeed amid the changes, but there's no doubt changes are drastic.
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  • Robinson finding a home with Sixers?

    Robinson finding a home with Sixers?

    philly.com Mar 4
    Thomas Robinson, with his fifth NBA team since being the fifth pick of the 2012 draft, could be a keeper.
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  • Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

    Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • Sixers spending an awful lot on an awful lot of nothing

    Sixers spending an awful lot on an awful lot of nothing

    philly.com Mar 3
    GM Sam Hinkie's machinations with the cap and his payrollmeans the Sixers are seeing very little return on their investments.
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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.

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