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    Getty Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. There are few players across the entire NBA who are as controversial as Ben Simmons. The former Sixers star’s unique play style earned him a near cult following during his early time with the team. The excitement of his distinctive style began to decrease throughout his four years in Philadelphia and feelings especially soured during his failure to suit up for the team last season. Simmons joined his former teammate JJ Redick on the Old Man and the Three Podcast where the two reflected on their time in Philadelphia. They discussed a variety of topics and Redick also asked if he had any regrets during his tenure to which Simmons replied that he did not: Ben Simmons says he has no regrets from his time in Philly ???? via @OldManAndThree pic.twitter.com/NjpuQiNkYh — Pick Swap Podcast (@PickSwapPod) September 22, 2022 Simmons Appears in a Much Better Mental SpaceOne of the...
    Getty Danny Green #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers. During their Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers season was not the only casualty. Danny Green picked up a nasty knee injury that resulted from an awkward fall from Joel Embiid. Green left the game after just three minutes of play and it was later announced that he had sustained a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. There was concern that this could be a threat to his career, but just three and a half months since he underwent surgery, Green already finds himself back on the court. The doctor gave us the ok to get that jumper back on auto-pilot. Last two seasons Danny Green shot 40% from 3PT. Feels good to get back in the gym with my guy @DGreen_14 ????. Big season coming up. -Stay locked in!???? #NBA #LethalShooter pic.twitter.com/ot7fxLyvgg — Lethal Shooter (@LethalShooter__) September 1, 2022 Famed shooting coach Chris Matthews posted a video on Twitter on August 31 of the shooting guard and small forward practicing three-pointers. “The doctor gave...
    Getty Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks with Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz. Heading into training camp, the Philadelphia 76ers should feel good about where they’re at from a roster standpoint. Along with retaining James Harden on a team-friendly deal, Daryl Morey brought in multiple depth pieces without giving up much. With the additions of De’Anthony Melton, Danuel House Jr., and P.J. Tucker, the Sixers have an abundance of defense and shooting around their stars. While trade talks have slowed down in recent weeks, there is still time for teams to make some finishing touches before the regular season gets underway. Bryan Toporek of Liberty Ballers recently brought up the idea of the Sixers adding more firepower to their second unit. Among the list of realistic trade targets he mentioned, former Sixth man of the Year Jordan Clarkson was brought up. As the Jazz wait out the New York Knicks on a potential Donovan Mitchell blockbuster, their Beverley and Rudy Gobert trades signal that they’re otherwise open for a rebuild. Mike Conley ($22.7 million), Bojan Bogdanovic...
    Getty Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz dribbles by Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers. So far this offseason, the main theme for the Philadelphia 76ers is wing depth. First, Daryl Morey inked P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. to deals at the start of free agency. A recent slip-up on social media indicated that another three-and-D forward could also be on the way. Since Morey traded Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies on draft night for De’Anthony Melton, the Sixers lacked playable two-way wings. Matisse Thybulle may be a two-time All-Defense nominee, but his offensive limitations have him on a short leash. Recently, the people at Bleacher Report came up with a proposed trade that will solve the Sixers’ issue at the forward position. While coming up with simple trades that could drastically change this upcoming season, a scenario was laid out where the Sixers send Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic, Jordan Clarkson, and Rudy Gay. Bogdanovic averaged 18.1 points and hit 38.7 percent of his...
    Getty The Sixers could be in the market for a new backup center. The Philadelphia 76ers have arguably the best center in the NBA, but even Joel Embiid has to get rest sometimes and his backup currently leaves a lot to be desired. It sounds like head coach Doc Rivers plans on using a combination of Paul Reed and DeAndre Jordan to fill those minutes. What’s difficult is the fact the team is so good with Embiid on the floor, that of course a drop off will happen when he’s gone, but the team has to do something about the steep decline that always seems to happen. Although it might not have seemed like it at the time, letting go of Andre Drummond in the James Harden trade ended up being a big move as it left the Sixers without a capable backup. Jordan was signed through the buyout market, and he’s been a mixed bag with the team, and many fans believe the team would be better off if he was given no minutes at all. In...
    Getty Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey during a Summer League game against the Dallas Mavericks on August 9. The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-0 in NBA Summer League thus far, which, at this point, means about as much as every Ben Simmons three-pointer this offseason. What has been very noteworthy through the pair of midsummer tune-ups is the play of some promising Philly youngsters, especially 2020 draft selections Tyrese Maxey and Isaiah Joe. Maxey – who said earlier this week that he talks to Simmons “all the time” – dropped a team-high 21 points in 25 minutes during Monday’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, while Joe drilled a game-best four shots from outside and hit all three of his free throws for 15 points. The duo stepped it up even more so in Thursday night’s 96-88 overtime thriller against the Atlanta Hawks, and 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant took notice. The latest Sixers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Sixers newsletter here! Join Heavy on Sixers! “maxey and joe tough,” Morant...
    Getty Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons battles for a loose ball with Gordon Hayward of the Charlotte Hornets. Much of the recent Ben Simmons trade chatter from Philadelphia 76ers fans has been focused on bringing Damian Lillard to the City of Brotherly Love, and why not? Rumors of an impending trade request from Lillard have been one of the hottest topics in the entire hoops world. Given Lillard’s denial, though, as well as the sizable downward step that would be occurring if the Sixers were to aim for CJ McCollum instead, there’s a chance that the Portland Trail Blazers simply aren’t the ideal trade partners for Daryl Morey and Co. In fact, the current list of clubs that both want Simmons and can (or are willing to) pay a premium price in a trade netting his services may be smaller than Philly had hoped it would be. However, there are definitely teams that can make a legitimate play for the Aussie point-man. On Friday, Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale identified one potential landing spot for Simmons that few people...
    Getty Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday drives against Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns during the 2021 NBA Finals. Jrue Holiday’s NBA journey officially began on June 25, 2009 when the Philadelphia 76ers took him with the 17th overall selection. Twelve years later, the former Sixers floor general has finally reached the pinnacle of professional basketball. Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns, 105-98, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. In doing so, the team captured the 2021 NBA championship; its first title since 1971. The Bucks were led in the game, as per usual, by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who became just the seventh player to score 50 points in a Finals game. However, Holiday — as he had done throughout the series — played a key role in the title-clinching win. In a game-high 46 minutes of play, Holiday finished just shy of logging a triple-double, scoring 12 points, dishing out 11 assists and grabbing nine rebounds. He also had four steals in the game and the Bucks outscored the Suns by 12...
    Getty Ben Simmons and Dwight Howard of the Philadelphia 76ers battle for the ball during a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Although Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers expressed hope on Monday that Ben Simmons could make major strides as a shooter this offseason, the partnership between the former No. 1 overall pick and his team looks to be on shakier ground than ever. Rivers’ confidence was noticably absent when he was asked if Simmons could lead a title-winning team one day earlier. And while he didn’t actually namecheck Simmons, Sixers star Joel Embiid similarly appeared to throw him under the bus following Philly’s Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Setting a record for the worst free throw shooting percentage in NBA playoff history (and doing so as a starting point guard) and retreating from an open shot at the hoop when your postseason life is on the line will have that effect. It will also inspire fans and hoops pundits alike to go all-in on trade chatter. And, sure enough, Simmons’ name is currently burning...
    In the last decade of the NBA, you couldn’t pick more than two teams as the contenders for the NBA title. Miami Heat ruled the roost in the first half of the 2010s, while the Warriors picked their way to total domination in the second. But that is changing now with the likes of the Lakers, Nets, Sixers, and the Clippers all equal favorites to take home the Larry O’Brien trophy this season. But former Milwaukee Bucks star Michael Redd thinks otherwise. Redd became an NBA All-Star and made the All-NBA Third Team with the Bucks during his playing career, so he knows where his allegiances lie. Jan 21, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports “Well, the Bucks. I think the Bucks are right there,” Redd replied when asked to pick his leading contender for the NBA Title on 1-on-1 with Basketball Network Podcast. But even before one can talk about them becoming...
    Philadelphia 76ers dancers were involved in a controversy | Mitchell Leff / . The NBA team, Philadelphia 76ers, has launched an investigation after one of its former dancers reported that he suffered harassment and racism during his time in the squad. This is Yahne Coleman, a model and influencer who made tough statements on her Instagram account on Tuesday where she reveals the ordeal she lived through. #divasearchYahné Coleman @Just_Yonn pic.twitter.com/qJIZ6G051O – The Outlaw (@WWEneedtosign) September 23, 2015 According to her account, she was “racially outlined, intimidated and threatened” not only by her dance teammates but also by members of the coaching staff. He also offered public evidence of what he denounces: a video in which he shows a former partner making inappropriate and racist comments towards her, even threatening her. See this post on Instagram First of all Thank you @treysongz, @hollywoodunlocked and you amazing people that’s showing me support. I was scared to release this because I was bullied and racially targeted by my 76ers NBA teammates and former Teammates. I went to...
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