Joel Embiid—who was great enough last season that he maybe should have been the Rookie of the Year despite averaging just 25.4 minutes in 31 games—will start the season on a minutes restriction. It makes sense, since he missed his first two entire NBA seasons with injuries and sat out 51 games last year and is very,…
Sixers head coach Brett Brown has reportedly decided that number one overall draft pick Markelle Fultz will start the upcoming NBA season on the bench.
Jahlil Okafor likes movies. A new profile of him at SB Nation opens with Okafor watching Home Again with his girlfriend. And he mentions at curious fact: Okafor has “been known to take a train from Philadelphia to Manhattan just to catch a flick or two at the iPic.” That wording doesn’t explain how often he does this,…
NBA preseason games are not fun to watch, but when they give you the opportunity to see a singular talent whose appearances on the court are far too scarce, then it’s time to tune in. The 76ers’ Joel Embiid, ostensibly somewhat healthy, lent his game some value tonight when he hit the court for the first time since…
When frequently injured Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid signed a five-year, $146.5 million maximum contract extension the day before yesterday, ESPN’s Zach Lowe quoted a source calling it “perhaps the most complex” contract in NBA history. Now some of that complexity is coming to light, and the gist of it is,…
Have you ever found a caterpillar, fed and nurtured it in a jar, seen it through its cocoon phase, watched it emerge as a nice butterfly, and then released it into the wild with a happy little hop? Maybe Markelle Fultz did a lot of that back in the day because that’s how he shoots a damn free throw now:
This isn’t a thing that you can often say about an NBA contract extension, given that they do not usually contain labyrinthian incentive structures or non-guaranteed money, but it’s hard to make any kind of value judgment on the five-year, $148 million extension the Sixers just gave Joel Embiid.
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s pretend husband for 72 days and a 13-year NBA veteran, is now on the Philadelphia 76ers. The team played its first preseason game in Philly last night, and Humphries got his first action with the squad.
Philadelphians are psyched as heck for the Sixers, but the excitement that the city feels for potential superstar Joel Embiid is something even purer and stranger than that.
A couple days ago Mike Schmitz, formerly of DraftExpress and now of ESPN, tweeted out this interesting, perhaps troubling video of Markelle Fultz shooting free throws during a Sixers training camp practice:
Pretty much every pro athlete in America is getting asked about Donald Trump these days, and though many have had interesting things to say, few have cut to the chase quite like Ben Simmons:
“The process never ends,” said 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo during media day on Monday, and while those words sounded perhaps a bit conservative at the time, now that we’ve gotten a glimpse at his team in practice, Colangelo could be right.
The Philadelphia 76ers have issued a training-camp invite to veteran center Emeka Okafor. In Philly he will join his distant cousin and fellow center, Jahlil Okafor, to assemble the tallest, greatest, and only pair of oft-injured basketball centers named “Okafor” in the history of the world.
Hey kids, it’s Sixers franchise center Joel Embiid:
ESPN’s Chris Haynes is reporting today that Nerlens Noel will sign the qualifying offer to stay with the Dallas Mavericks, choosing to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018 instead of signing what he apparently believed was a below-market long-term deal in restricted free agency this summer. Someday…
I remember it well. I was 16, right at the start of my senior year of high school, and my friends and I drove down to Veterans Stadium to watch the Phillies play the Reds. It may actually have been the first time I went to a Phillies game unaccompanied by my elders.
When the Sixers announced in 2014 that they’d be building a new practice facility in Camden, N.J.—just across the Delaware from Philadelphia—team president Scott O’Neill was asked if the team was committed to hiring Camden residents for jobs at the building. After all, Camden County NAACP president Kelly Francis…
Lovable Sixers center Joel Embiid participated in some sort of panel on Thursday, and he was asked about the fine he received from the NBA for saying “Fuck LaVar Ball” on Instagram. If the original comment wasn’t enough to get you on Team Embiid, this response probably will:
Lonzo Ball returned to Las Vegas Summer League action last night, but not in his much-ballyhooed Big Baller Brand ZO2s. No, he was wearing a purple pair of Kobe A.D. sneakers. Yes, they kind of look similar to the BBB ZO2.
In a continuation of a time-honored Philadelphia tradition, 2017 first overall draft pick and most recent 76ers savior Markelle Fultz will miss early developmental playing time following a lower leg injury.