Philadelphia 76ers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers: 3 reasons why the Lakers are bad for Jimmy Bulter
Its become no secret that Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is recruiting other free agent agents to come to the storied franchise. One of the rumored stars that James has had contact with is Philadelphia 76ers free agent Jimmy Butler. Despite James' attempts, there are several reasons why Butler shouldn't consider the Lakers this upcoming free agency.Supporting cast
Normally with a team featuring a superstar like James, perspective free agents don't need to worry about the rest of the supporting cast, but that's not the case with the Lakers.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers 2019 NBA Draft profile: Matisse Thybulle
When it comes to defensive prowess in this year's draft, you'd be hard-pressed to try and find a player who is on the same level as Washington's Matisse Thybulle.
Thybulle boasts a prolific collegiate career. He was twice named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award this past season. His 126 steals broke Jason Kidd's Pac-12 single-season record, and he also surpassed Gary Payton as the Pac-12's all-time steals leader with 330. In addition, he's the the first player in Division 1 history to record at least 100 steals and 80 blocks in a single season, and for the year averaged 2.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers mailbag: Beginning of the offseason
Throughout the offseason, we at The Sixer Sense will be having mailbags on a consistent basis where you, the fans, can ask questions pertaining to the Philadelphia 76ers and we answer them. This week produced plenty of good questions surrounding free agency and player development.Our first question comes from one of our Twitter followers.
Do you think the first pick and shamet was for nothing if we don't sign harris back
That's a far question. It was a much bigger gamble than the Jimmy Butler trade. For the as for mentioned reasons of Landry Shamet and the two first round picks being sent to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Liberty Ballers: Prospect Breakdown: Daniel Gafford
Everyone knows the Philadelphia 76ers must make some decisions this offseason. They're going to #RunItBack with head coach Brett Brown, but the roster must be filled out. The Sixers have decisions to make with Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, but there's another important item to work out: backup center.
During the regular season, the on/off numbers for the Sixers when their All-NBA 2nd Team Defensive Center Joel Embiid weren't great. During the playoffs, they were downright awful at times without Embiid on the floor.
The Sixers played several different backup centers throughout the regular season and playoffs; Amir Johnson, Boban Marjanoviu0107, Jonah Bolden, Greg Monroe, some dude from the West Philly Branch at the YMCA, and our own Kevin Rice all got some minutes at backup center.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers rumors: Jimmy Butler to the L.A. Lakers is a real possibility
The Philadelphia 76ers' season ended on a sour but promising note, as Kawhi Leonard's last-second shot hit rim four times and bounced in. Now the Raptors are up 3-2 on the first-seeded Bucks, which shows how close the Sixers were to legitimate title contention.
Jimmy Butler was integral to Philadelphia's success, emerging as the team's best offensive player for long stretches this postseason. His shot-making, passing and defense were all weapons the Sixers lacked the year prior. He's what elevated the Sixers to true contender status.
Now Butler is a free agent, hitting the open market less than a season after the Sixers acquired him from Minnesota.
Liberty Ballers: Liberty Ballers Mailbag: send us your questions
With a critical offseason looming, the Liberty Ballers mailbag is making a triumphant return. So with that said, we need your questions.
You can submit questions in a few ways:Using the forum below (community membership required)
Emailing your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers: Should Ben Simmons have made an All-Defense team?
The 2018-19 first team All-Defense spots were awarded to Eric Bledsoe and Marcus Smart, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert. The second team featured Jrue Holliday, Klay Thompson (first-time selection), Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green and Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid.
Fellow Sixers Jimmy Butler (two first-team votes, five second-team votes) and Ben Simmons (two second-team votes) were also listed on th4e ballot.
People that have watched the Sixers play throughout this season know how much of an underrated defender Ben Simmons is. When his name is called, he is capable and has proven that he can defend some of the league's best offensive players, including names such as LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers 2019 NBA Draft profile: Brandon Clarke
Brandon Clarke transferred to Gonzaga after two seasons at San Jose State, garnering little public interest before the season. Killian Tillie, Rui Hachimura and others were discussed as NBA prospects, but few pointed to Clarke as someone to watch.
Now Clarke projects as the first or second Gonzaga player off the board in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. There are some who believe Hachimura will be selected first, but most talent evaluators have Clarke slotted higher. He's the better prospect.
In his first season with the Zags, Clarke averaged 16.9 points, 8.
Liberty Ballers: Sixers' salary cap scenarios: covering some of the summer's massive what ifs...
Elton Brand and the Sixers' front office were willing to gamble this season. So will their biggest bets pay off? We'll learn a lot more over the next 6-7 weeks. When Brand traded Robert Covington and Dario Saric for Jimmy Butler, who was always expected to opt out of his contract and test free-agency, it placed plenty of pressure on the team to retain Butler's services long-term. Butler at the time, it was reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, preferred to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, the New York Knicks, or the Brooklyn Nets, apparently in that order; all teams who could pursue the four time All-Star this July.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid earns spot on 2018-19 All-NBA second team
Joel Embiid took another step forward in his third NBA season, averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in a career-high 33.7 minutes per game. His 64 games played was the highest number to date. The Philadelphia 76ers' success was directly tied to his presence.
In a league shifting away from traditional centers, Embiid has managed to establish himself as a genuine top-10 NBA player. He anchors the Sixers' defense, shoulders the biggest offensive load and possesses one of the most drastic on-off splits in the league. The Sixers often split at the seams in his absence.
Fansided: Former Philadelphia 76ers center Richaun Holmes arrested
There were plenty of players that stood out from the time of "The Process". One of which was big man Richaun Holmes, who was a second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Holmes worked his way into the rotation and was with the Philadelphia 76ers until the franchise traded him last summer to the Phoenix Suns. Now, he's made news again in a negative way as he was recently arrested in Miami, Fl.
He, along with James Webb, were arrested for possession of marijuana, according to David Ovalle of the Miami Herald (subscription need).
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers: Rashad Vaughn to be at free agent camp
With the prospects of spending a lot of money retaining players like Tobias Harris, J.J. Redick and Jimmy Butler, the Philadelphia 76ers need cheap options to fill out the rest of the roster. There are two ways of doing so. The first being is adding veterans on cheap deals and the second is signing players with potential but haven't panned out in the past. According to Darren Wolfson of Skor North, the Sixers will be evaluating former first round pick, Rashad Vaughn.
Golden Valley native and former Bucks first round pick Rashad Vaughn will participate in free agent camps with the #Blazers and #Sixers next month.
Fansided: Philadelphia 76ers podcast: Moving on from Game 7 and into the offseason
After having several days to recover from the heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Toronto Raptors, the guys give their insight on the game. They went into detail on how the game played out, how Serge Ibaka was the Philadelphia 76ers' killer and the tough ending. Joel Embiid was very emotional and some took to social media to bash him, but the guys discussed that that showed how much he invests in the game of basketball and despite his sense of humor off the court, Embiid is a straight killer when he steps between the lines.
Heckuva season for the big fella. #HereTheyCome https://t.co/cwEbsbgaRG
Liberty Ballers: Jimmy Butler has proven his max-contract value to the Sixers
Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick -- the package the Philadelphia 76ers dealt for Jimmy Butler was widely seen as fair. It's the price you pay to star hunt.
The start of the Butler era was electric. He hit two game-winners in his first seven games, both in the form of a step-back 3, the kind of pull-up shot that no one could create before he joined the team. He was producing offensively unlike anyone else on the roster, while providing some brilliant defensive playmaking at the same time.