The saga that has engulfed the Minnesota Timberwolves, their head coach/president Tom Thibodeau, and disgruntled star Jimmy Butler has come to a merciful end. Within the last few hours The Wolves have agreed to trade Butler and center Justin Patton to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Robert Covington, forward Dario Saric, guard Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second round pick. The trade was first reported by ESPN's Adrian
BOSTON- Game five of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics could be a game for the ages. Philadelphia's 103-92 victory last night is more than just a win. Defeating Boston and avoiding elimination is the first step to improbable history, overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the next round. If the Celtics had Kyrie Irving and Gordon Heyward, this series would be over
PHILADELPHIA- After six long, grueling years of heartbreak, the 76ers are back in the playoffs. It seems like an eternity since the Philadelphia faithful saw their team in the playoffs. They defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-2 in the first round but lost to the Boston Celtics in the semi-finals 4-3. Why should anyone get excited about the 76ers returning to the playoffs? Can this team honestly defeat the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, then
The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be able to compete this year and make the playoffs. The excitement is in the air for the players, fans and coaches. The new big three of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Markelle Fultz for the Sixers talked about the chance to have success early in their careers. The Sixers have had their share of bad seasons these past couple years. A 40 or
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to go back to their glory days. From the glory days of Wilt Chamberlain to the living legend Allen Iverson taking the league by storm and winning the MVP award in 2001. Before the years of tanking the Sixers had a good team. With players like Andre Iguodala, who was finals MVP in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors, Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams, who
Ben Simmons had a promising summer league in 2016. He showed the ability to pass and to bring up the ball which was the skill that was the most exciting about him. With Joel Embiid looking ready to go the Sixers were looking forward to start the season. While Simmons was in training camp, however, he suffered a foot injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. This,
It was reported by Howard Eskin of 94WIP that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not play in 5 on 5 play until he gets an extension. Embiid’s agent, Leon Rose, wants to protect his future but the Philadelphia 76ers will want to protect theirs. Embiid has been on the team for three seasons and has only played 31 games. While this was good enough to show glimpses that he
The first night of NBA free agency came and went, and as always, it did not disappoint its fans. Besides the usual allotment of big-money contracts to stars and role players alike, the Paul George sweepstakes came to a swift end when the Pacers traded him to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. That left other teams out in the cold wondering why the Pacers settled for an
With Phil Jackson mutually agreeing to leave the New York Knicks, the franchise could be facing even more change in the coming month. Earlier this week, NYdailynews.com's Frank Isola reported that Carmelo Anthony would be open to a trade but wants to stay close to family due to his young son. As a result the team's Anthony mentioned to Isola's sources were with the Washington Wizards or the Philadelphia 76ers.
If you're the Philadelphia 76ers, the 2017 NBA Draft is going to be crucial. You've got Ben Simmons making his NBA debut, Joel Embiid coming back from injury, and whomever the team drafts in 2017. However, Philly shouldn't count out T.J. McConnell as its starting point guard for next season. I know it's a head scratching opinion, but why shouldn't T.J. McConnell open the 2017 season as starting point guard?