Brett Brown will be back as Sixers head coach

In a move that should fall under the “duh” category, the Philadelphia 76ers will retain head coach Brett Brown for next season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski from Sixers managing partner Josh Harris. Saturday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that Brown’s future was on shaky outcome ( which in and of itself is complete lunacy) pending the outcome of the 76ers’ second round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. Philadelphia would lose in game seven 92-90 when Kawhi Leonard hit an amazing buzzer beater. If the Sixers want…

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Joel Embiid status for game 1 against Nets uncertain

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is not certain if he will take the court Saturday for game one of the team’s first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets because of let knee pain. According to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of TNT, the knee pain started after the All-Star break. The team will determine Embiid’s availability for Game 1 following Friday’s practice. He missed 5 of the team last 7 games with the issue, which he has called “extremely frustrating.” If the 76ers want to return to the Finals for the first…

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Steve Clifford: ‘Very Difficult’ for Markelle Fulton to return this year

It appears the long and mystifying saga of Markelle Fultz will see no resolution in 2018-19. The former no.1 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft has seen just 33 games of action in his first two professional campaigns, as a shoulder issue lead to shooting issues. In those 33 games, he has posted averages of 7.7 points and 3.4 assist per game on 41.4 percent from the floor, 26.7 percent from three-point range and 53.4 from the foul line. The Sixers felt they had been…

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Joel Embiid will miss one week with knee injury

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not be on the court when the team returns to post All-Star action Thursday against the Miami Heat. According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, the team announced that Embiid experienced soreness in his left knee that led to him getting an MRI, which fortunately revealed no structural damage. Embiid will be re-evaluated in a week and he will undergo physical therapy and load management ( whatever that means). Anytime Embiid has to miss a game there is always cause for concern, given his previous injury…

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Sixers will not sign Brewer for season’s remainder

It appears that the Philadelphia Sixers will not be retaining the services of veteran wing Corey Brewer for the rest of the season. The team had signed Brewer to a 10-day contract on January 15 and then to a second deal on January 25. Brewer had seemed to play well, adding a veteran toughness and another still capable defender to the team. I his seven games with the club, Brewer averaged 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 20 minutes per contest. Brewer will now become a free agent…

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Wilson Chandler out 2-3 weeks

Philadelphia 76ers forward Wilson Chandler will miss 2-3 weeks with a strain of the right quadriceps muscle. His anticipated return will be after the All-Star break. Keith Pompey reports the injury occurred during the third quarter of their game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and that he underwent a MRI Friday. Chandler has suffered thigh,hamstring and shoulder issues that have caused him to miss 16 games this season. As this has thinned out the Sixers at the four, has caused speculation as to whether the club could look…

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Jimmy Butler out against Rockets

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler will miss the team’s game against the Houston Rockets tonight, according to Kyle Neubeck. Neubreck also added that Butler informed the team he was experiencing discomfort in his wrist and that the team is calling it a “mild wrist sprain.” Since being traded to the Sixers earlier this season, Butler has averaged 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per contest.

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Philadelphia 76ers are interviewing for vacant GM position

The Philadelphia began interviewing candidates for their General Manager position left vacant by the resignation of Bryan Colangelo following some infamous Twitter activity. Yesterday the team interviewed Utah Jazz assistant GM Justin Zanik. Zanik had previously been an agent with ASM Sports prior to joining the Jazz as the assistant General Manager. He joined the Milwaukee Bucks in June 2016 for the same role on the promise he would be the GM-in-waiting. The Bucks ended passing him up to hire Jon Hurst. Sources: After contentious ownership disagreement over search, Bucks…

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Celtics defeat Sixers 114-112 to advance to East Finals

Celtics Rookie Jayson Tatum had 25 big points, his seventh straight post season game with at least 20 points, to help push Boston past Philadelphia 114-112 in the decisive game five of their second round playoff series. It was Tatum’s go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left in the game that put the Celtics up for good. Jalen Brown scored 24 points,, while Terry Rozier, who has been very good in the absence of Kyrie Irving, had 17. Al Horford contributed more steady play with 15 points and 8 rebounds. In…

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