TAG: Philadelphia 76ers

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 »

NBA / Aug 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Transformation Tuesday: Joel Embiid Used To Be Very, Very Skinny

Joel Embiid

The brilliant social media antics of Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid have made it easy to forget that he’s arguably the top talent of a loaded 2014 draft class. The two-way dominance Embiid flashed in his lone season at Kansas suggested far bigger things to come given his limited hoops background – the Yaounde, Cameroon native only began playing basketball at age 15. Just as tantalizing? Embiid was clearly still growing into his body during his freshman year in Lawrence, a reality driven home by photos he posted on Twitter earlier today and the Sixers’ #TransformationTuesday story. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: ‘Wolves & Cavs Have “Handshake Agreement” On Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

It seems the Kevin Love to Cleveland trade rumors aren’t just rumors. According to Brian Windhorst on ESPN radio this morning, the two teams have a “handshake agreement” to send Love to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Of course, they can’t finalize the paperwork until August 23, the end of the 30-day window after Wiggins signed his rookie deal with Cleveland. Read More »

Video / Aug 4, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Joel Embiid Talks Rihanna, Cheese Steaks, And Recovery From Surgery

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (photo. ESPN)

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid appeared in an amusing live interview on SportsCenter yesterday. The burgeoning Twitter superstar touched on his dinner with Rihanna, his love life in general, and his contrasting on- and off- court personalities. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 30, 2014 / 11:30 am

The Sixers Are Hoping To Delay Proposed Changes To The Draft Lottery System

Sam Hinkie

Earlier this month, the league formally proposed changes to the current draft lottery system to the competition committee. Under the new rules, the odds of receiving the first overall pick would be more weighted among the worst teams in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers, who plan to be pretty bad again next season, are reportedly trying to delay those changes from happening. Read More »

NBA / Jul 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Road To Recovery: Sixers Center Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel

Overcoming the adversity of injury is the common theme of our Road to Recovery series. He just turned 20 years old this past April, but Sixers center Nerlens Noel had to deal with injury misfortune before ever stepping foot onto the NBA hardwood after a torn ACL during his freshman season at Kentucky robbed him of his rookie campaign. Read More »