The Philadelphia 76ers have been the talk of the NBA since they acquired Jimmy Butler in a trade earlier this week. However, one of the team's most important players is a tad banged up. Following Philadelphia's 113-107 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday, center Joel Embiid revealed that his right hand was bothering him early on in the game.
Zach Lowe goes in-depth on how Philly's coaches and analytics staff use a detailed system to make key lineup decisions.
Joel Embiid led all players in points and rebounds, but he was exploited regularly in a Game 1 loss to the Celtics. And Philadelphia’s All-Star center, never afraid to speak his mind, is sure to be targeted by the Boston crowd in Game 2. The Celtics defeated the Sixers 117-111 on Monday, shaking off a litany of injuries and a quick turnaround from their Game 7 win over the Bucks on Saturday to claim an early lead in the East semis. Embiid finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds—looking especially dominant for stretches of the third quarter—but was central to Philadelphia’s defensive failings.
The inside (and Down Under) story of how Ben Simmons became the NBA's best rookie since LeBron James.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss the remainder of the season after a follow-up MRI revealed that the meniscus tear in his left knee "appears more pronounced," the team announced Wednesday. Embiid, who had been out indefinitely while dealing with swelling and soreness in his left knee, has not played since Jan. 27.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons is continuing his recovery from foot surgery he underwent to repair a Jones fracture, which has held him out of each regular-season game in 2016-17. According to the team's official Twitter account, head coach Brett Brown told the media there is "no chance" that Simmons will be ready to play by Jan. 27, when the 76ers host the Houston Rockets.
A determined Derrick Rose returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night. One game after Rose didn't show up for a game and the team had no idea where its starting point guard was, the drama continued for the reeling New York Knicks, who suffered what could have been their most painful loss of the season to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward and No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons fractured a bone in his right foot, the team announced Friday. The Sixers did not specify how long he will be sidelined.
A commemorative bottle of red wine celebrating the 1966-67 champion Philadelphia 76ers just isn’t enough to honor one of the NBA’s greatest teams.
The Philadelphia 76ers own the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, and most signs point to them picking LSU's Ben Simmons as of now. Yet while Simmons may be the best player in the draft, adding another big man with no shooting range only makes their frontcourt more crowded. Thus, rumors surrounding possible trades of Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel continue to swirl as the Sixers look to solve their frontcourt dilemma.
76ers coach Brett Brown had some strong, strong words when he was asked about Ben Simmons on Wednesday.
The Philadelphia 76ers have a tough choice with the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Will it be the sweet-shooting wing from Duke or the gifted point-forward from LSU?
Trust the process. That's the mantra the Philadelphia 76ers touted for nearly three full years before dumping the process overboard, pushing general manager Sam Hinkie out of power and revamping their front office.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost big for three years, when they appeared to value draft picks more than players.
Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie began to believe that this burgeoning front-office arrangement would never work for him, that chairman Jerry Colangelo had persuaded ownership to marginalize Hinkie’s influence and strip his authority.
Sam Hinkie quit on The Process on Wednesday. One day later, the Philadelphia 76ers threw a pizza party. No, the two events were not related, though it was a bit peculiar to find the team's practice facility festooned with balloons as select season-ticket holders gorged on food a day after perhaps the most bizarre departure in 76ers history.
The lead in journalism sums up the story or principal idea, and that one pretty much says it all about the Bulls 24-point comeback and 115-111 overtime victory Thursday over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. “It’s as good a performance as I’ve seen,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated as he pretty much said the same thing 10 days ago when Butler’s 40-point second half bailed out the Bulls in a victory in Toronto. “Jimmy throws up a career game like that and the guys hopped on his shoulders and he carried us home. Point after point; unbelievable performance.”