TAG: Philadelphia 76ers

NBA / Aug 28, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Sixers GM, Sam Hinkie, Doesn’t Know If Joel Embiid Will Play Next Season

Joel Embiid

By now we all know the story behind Joel Embiid‘s roller-coaster entry into the NBA. He was the ostensible No. 1 pick in an acclaimed 2014 Draft despite sitting out Conference play and the NCAA Tournament with a wonky back. Then he suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and fell from his pre-draft perch as the largely unanimous No. 1 pick. Philadelphia’s GM, Sam Hinkie, swooped in to snag Embiid with the No. 3 pick, and now we’re here — with many Sixers fans holding back any enthusiasm for the selection until Embiid actually trots out on the hardwood. Read More »

Twitter, Video Games / Aug 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Joel Embiid

2K Sports released an extended trailer for NBA 2K15 this week. In it, Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier is featured prominently towards the end when he’s on the receiving end of a slam dunk from LeBron James. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid took to Twitter last night and explained why. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 23, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Is Finally Official

LeBron James, Kevin Love

The wait is finally over. With the 30-day moratorium on trading Andrew Wiggins having finally expired, Kevin Love has officially been dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Thaddeus Young Included In Love Trade, But Bennett Not Going To Philly

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a three-team trade will be completed on Saturday sending Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, Anthony Bennett, and Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia will receive Miami’s 2015 first-round pick Cleveland owns as well as Minnesota’s expiring contracts of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

Kobe Bryant

Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an equal share of the limelight to those whose situation was less fortunate than their NBA counterparts. Let’s take a look at some of the “Biggest Losers” of the offseason (sorry…there’s no association to the weight loss show on this one, unless we’re counting LeBron’s newer, skinnier body as a loss). Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Anthony Bennett May Not Be Traded To Philadelphia

Anthony Bennett

In two days, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves will be able to make the Kevin Love deal official. As part of the package going to the ‘Wolves, it was reported that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Thaddeus Young. However, reports are now suggesting he might stay put. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Aug 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if this latest tweet is any indication, we’ll glean as much entertainment from Embiid’s talk about basketball as we have his advice on relationships. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

LeBron James

July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Read More »

NBA / Aug 13, 2014 / 10:15 am

Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Being Able To Play Again

Nerlens Noel rocking the Reebok Classic Question Mid "First Ballot"

Before Nerlens Noel tore his ACL just 24 games into his freshman season at Kentucky, he was widely considered the favorite to be selected with the number 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Phoenix took Anthony Bennett, and Noel fell to the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 6 pick, before he was promptly traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jrue Holiday and a future protected first-round pick. He took all of 2013-14 off, and finally returned during summer league play last month. Dime caught up with the 6-10 Noel at Rucker Park for the EBC All-Stars Reebok event on Monday where he talked about his fantastic skinny pants and his return to the hardwood. Read More »

NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeus Young

Anthony Bennett

With the Kevin Love trade all but finalized, the attention now turns to how the Minnesota Timberwolves will approach their latest rebuild. In a scenario that’s been mentioned previously, it appears the ‘Wolves will re-route former first overall pick Anthony Bennett to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Thaddeus Young. Read More »