Fultz could be the key for 76ers to take step toward title
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown made the bold decree that the Philadelphia 76ers would be "star hunting " this summer.
Hope the Sixers coach made some nice trips to the local observatory.
AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers.
A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter.
Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them.
And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no longer remain their top basketball executive.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during the league's title series.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have announced a three-year contract extension for coach Brett Brown while team president Bryan Colangelo is embroiled in controversy.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media.
Sixers unsure whether Fultz will play again this season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury and works on his shot.
Fultz played the 76ers' first four games of the season but has been sidelined since.
Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday before the team's game against the New Orleans Pelicans that Fultz is progressing in his recovery — but with uncertainty.
76ers agree trade Jahil Okafor, 2nd-round pick to Brooklyn
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he's not a bust.
Okafor got his wish when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ends the stalemate that had kept Okafor on the bench for all but two games this season.
Once a prized piece of The Process, Okafor rapidly fell out of favor with the rise of star center Joel Embiid.
No. 1 draft pick Fultz remains sidelined for 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz remains sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick this year, rejoined the team this week following a rehab assignment in Kentucky but there is no timetable for his return. Fultz has been sidelined since late October with soreness and a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.
Injured 76ers center Embiid not cleared for 5-on-5 drills
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee.
Embiid's career has been riddled with injuries dating to his college career at Kansas and all three seasons with the Sixers. Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, played only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Bulpett: Bryan Colangelo credits friend Danny Ainge for Gordon Hayward move
LAS VEGAS — Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ainge are longtime friends, having worked together in Phoenix and been around the league for more than 30 years. They might like to needle each other a bit at times — you know, when they’re not busy executing the biggest trade of the 2017 draft — but the Philadelphia 76ers president of hoop operations offered a tip of the cap to his Celtics counterpart’s acquisition of free agent Gordon Hayward.
The Philadelphia 76ers will have the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo announced on Monday that the team has acquired the first overall pick in the draft from the Boston Celtics.
In exchange, the Sixers send the third overall pick in the NBA Draft and a future first-round pick to Boston.
Bryan Colangelo, the Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations, announced Wednesday the team exercised the contract option on forward Robert Covington for the 2017-18 season. Covington has made 165 starts in 204 games over the course of three seasons with the Sixers.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers' championship.
The effort toward a title — OK, let's face it, anything near .500 — could get the breakthrough the organization needs with the No. 3 overall pick and four second-rounders in next month's NBA draft.
Injured 76ers rookie Ben Simmons won’t play this season
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Ben Simmons won't make his NBA debut this season.
His surgically repaired right foot hasn't healed sufficiently for the No. 1 overall pick to play in the final 26 games, the team said Friday.
Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the final training camp scrimmage in October and hasn't played a game. A CT scan Thursday revealed his foot hasn't fully healed.
76ers rookie Simmons likely needs surgery on right foot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely need surgery for a broken bone in his right foot.
Philadelphia 76ers president Bryan Colangelo on Sunday said no decision had been made and there was no timetable for how long Simmons would be out of action.
Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone during the 76ers' final training camp scrimmage on Friday.
76ers center Noel: Too many bigs on team, ‘Just a logjam’
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team's three big men.
"I don't see a way of it working," Noel said Monday, one day before the Sixers' first full workout in their new practice facility along the New Jersey riverfront across from Philadelphia. "It's just a logjam.
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