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  1. Sixers waive Justin Holiday

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Justin Holiday

    Justin Holiday was waived by the Sixers on Wednesday, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The move was made in order for the team to avoid being on the hook for a portion of his salary next season. Had Holiday remained on the roster through August 15, his contract would have become partially guaranteed…

  2. Spencer Hawes drops 58 points in Seattle Pro-Am game (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

    Spencer Hawes

    After six seasons in the NBA, Spencer Hawes is viewed by most as a serviceable big man who is capable of averaging just north of 11 points and seven rebounds per game when given more than 27 minutes per contest to do what he does best. Hawes has never been viewed as a Kevin Durant…

  3. Video: Kevin Durant highlights in his return to Seattle

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    durant green sonics

    Kevin Durant was supposed to usher the Seattle SuperSonics into a new age of dominance when the Portland Trail Blazers passed over him with the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. That obviously fell through when the Sonics relocated to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Durant returned to Seattle to play a little…

  4. Thaddeus Young trying to take on leadership role with Sixers

    Aug 9, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Thaddeus Young

    This coming season will be Thaddeus Young’s seventh in Philadelphia. It will be his fifth coach in that time… once the Sixers get around to picking a coach. That’s not exactly consistency of leadership. New GM Sam Hinkie will certainly want to address that leadership issue, but in the short term Young wants to take…

  5. Thursday night And-1 links: J.R. Smith is no longer a blond

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • The Knicks Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith dyed his hair blond…

  6. A few more images out of Rookie photo shoot day

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:57 AM EDT

    Trey Burke

    As we’ve been telling you, Tuesday was Rookie Photo Shoot day in the NBA — we’ve brought you some fun images and a couple good dunks. Tomorrow we’ll have some other fun stuff from the day. But for now here are some of the official photos of the day that I liked. No. 1 pick…

  7. 76ers finally ready to enter free-agent marketplace

    Aug 2, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    The 76ers, for my money, had one of the best offseasons in the NBA. Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick was a great trade, one that gave Philadelphia clear direction. In their rebuilding efforts, the 76ers made a few other small moves: drafting Michael Carter-Williams, trading for Royce White and Furkan…

  8. Sixers not working to buy out Kwame Brown… yet

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Rudy Gay, Kwame Brown

    It’s not expected that Kwame Brown will be back with the Sixers next season. Brown picked up his $3 million option to come back to the Sixers this season, because he’s not getting that money anywhere else. Still, it’s been expected that the team would buy out that deal and send him on his merry…

  9. Nerlens Noel dances “Gangnam Style” with children (VINE)

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    So, apparently Nerlens Noel‘s knee is at least this healthy. Sixers fans just LOVE to see their injured centers dancing. This could become a meme. That said, this isn’t nearly as offensive as the last one, this one really isn’t at all. Not much else to say here, other than thanks to Dan Devine at…

  10. Should Sixers trade Evan Turner? Do they wait hoping his value goes up?

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics

    When Jrue Holiday was traded, it felt like a trade countdown clock started over Evan Turner’s head — he was the logical next to go. Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young are on that list, too, but Turner has real value around the league. Plus, Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has said he’s not done shaking up…

  11. It took Jrue Holiday five minutes to get over being traded

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Jrue Holiday

    A couple years ago the Philadelphia 76ers looked like an up-and-coming team — Doug Collins had them playing good defense, they had Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner to go with Andre Iguodala. There was some reason for hope… then the gamble on Andrew Bynum went bad. Very bad. Now the Sixers are rebuilding and Holiday…

  12. Sixers new GM not done shaking up roster, will be active with trades

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    When the Sixers moved Jrue Holiday on draft night, the plan of new GM Sam Hinkie became clear — they were going to get worse to get better. Philly is not going to be good this year, but they will have two first round draft picks (theirs and New Orleans, so long as that isn’t…

  13. David Vanterpool is a surprise ‘serious candidate’ in Sixers’ coaching search

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors

    David Vanterpool is far from a recognizable name to the casual NBA fan. That could be changing soon, however, because the Portland Trail Blazers’ assistant has emerged as a “serious candidate” to replace Doug Collins as the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach. Vanterpool has just one season of NBA coaching experience under his belt, but he…

  14. Josh Childress is still garnering NBA interest

    Jul 29, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    Josh Childress, Draymond Green

    Josh Childress certainly isn’t as highly regarded as he was when he decided to leave an offer on the table from the Atlanta Hawks and instead go overseas in the summer of 2008. That doesn’t mean the swingman isn’t still coveted by NBA teams, though, because he’s apparently narrowed his options down to three teams…

  15. New Sixers CEO apologizes for Andrew Bynum debacle, preaches patience

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Scott O'Neil

    It was a gamble, but I still contend at the time the Philadelphia 76ers made a good one — they had a chance to get Andrew Bynum fresh off a season where he played in 60 of 66 games (it was the lockout year), averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds a game, and shot 55.8…

  16. New Pelican Jrue Holiday finds name funny; thinks team can be competitive

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    Toney Douglas, Jrue Holiday

    In New Orleans, the switch of the team name from Hornets to Pelicans largely went over well — it’s something local, not something imported and forced on them. Outside New Orleans, there are a lot of people shaking their heads. Until recently, Jrue Holiday was outside New Orleans. He was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers…

  17. Noel working hard but Sixers in no rush to get him on court

    Jul 24, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie, Nerlens Noel

    Trading Jrue Holliday for Nerlens Noel was not about this season, certainly. Or really the next one. It’s about three years from now, five years from now. If Philadelphia brought back Holiday, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and the rest of the gang the Sixers were a bottom-seed playoff team wining 41 games, give or take.…

  18. Tuesday And-1 Links: Three years out, Lorenzen Wright’s murder unsolved

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Lorenzen Wright

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Americans love baby English monarchs… well maybe not that much. • Three…

  19. Sixers GM speaks in broad strokes about coaching search (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    What, you were expecting names and details? We know how Charles Barkley feels about the Sixers dragged out coaching search. When Philadelphia introduced Nerlens Noel to the media Tuesday you knew GM Sam Hinkie was going to have to answer questions about where the search stands and why it is dragging on. And he did.…

  20. 76ers replace risk-taking front office with risk-taking front office

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    Confession: I liked the Andrew Bynum trade for the 76ers. They were a middling team capable of making the playoffs but without the proven ability to win a series unless the opponent’s top player was injured. Their roster had limited flexibility, and two starters, Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala, were aging. The 76ers didn’t necessarily…

  21. Charles Barkley thinks it’s “silly” Sixers don’t have a coach yet

    Jul 20, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Tahoe Celebrity Golf

    New Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie is taking his time picking a coach for the Sixers. There was not one in place for the draft, not one for Summer League. He’s interviewing a handful of candidates, but there is no rush. Sixers’ legend Charles Barkley doesn’t get it. At all. Barkley doesn’t mince words and didn’t…

  22. In a crowded Pelicans backcourt, Austin Rivers wants to show he belongs

    Jul 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Austin Rivers Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — Austin Rivers’ poor start to last season got a lot of attention — he was genuinely awful. Historically awful. For the season he ended with a PER of 5.9, the kind of number that normally would suggest his next paycheck will come from Europe. It’s the worst PER ever for a rookie…

  23. Oden to meet with Kings, Mavericks, Pelicans

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Smart money says Greg Oden signs with either the San Antonio Spurs or the Miami Heat. But he’s not going to limit his options and talk to other teams, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Free-agent center Greg Oden will be in Las Vegas this week for face-to-face meetings with officials from the Dallas Mavericks,…

  24. DeMar DeRozan throws down two monster jams at the Drew League (VIDEO)

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan goes to the basket against Bucks forward Tobias Harris during their NBA basketball pre-season game in Toronto

    Summer League in Las Vegas is happening right now, and it’s where rookies, second-year players, and undrafted guys looking to catch on with a professional squad play a serious brand of basketball in front of NBA executives, coaches, and league personnel. But in terms of pure entertainment value, it doesn’t come close to what happens…

  25. Who is left on free agent market? Pickings getting slim but a few good players out there

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Jennings

    Free agency has been open for more than two weeks now and most of the big names are gone, not just Dwight Howard but also guys like Andrew Bynum, Mike Dunleavy, Al Jefferson, Andrei Kirilenko, Quentin Richardson, Nick young and more. But there are a few name guys left on the market. Guys with flaws…

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