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NBA Power Rankings Roundup: No Joel Embiid? No problem for Ben Simmons and the Sixers The Sixers have been playing without their superstar center, Joel Embiid, for just about two weeks as the big man recovers from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his non-shooting hand. And despite the absence of their franchise big, the Sixers have actually been playing much better.
Philadelphia 76ers: Zhaire Smith is Making Noise With the Blue Coats Philadelphia 76ers' 2018 draft pick Zhaire Smith is beginning to excel with the Delaware Blue Coats down in the G-League.
Episode 16: Nick, Gabe, and the Trade Machine Nick and Gabe talk about headlines around the league including Zion and Oladipo's first games of the season, Kyrie's comments about his teammates, and All-Star voting thus far. Then, almost every possible trade scenario is talked about as well as how the team standings look around the halfway point in the season!
What they're saying: Every good Sixers performance creates a new trade discussion With the trade deadline approaching and Ben Simmons playing his best basketball of the season with Joel Embiid on the bench, it is not surprising half of the internet is spending their time constructing fake trades to put the Sixers over the top. 'Tis the season, after all.
The best game of Ben Simmons' career highlights his recent surge Ben Simmons is on a tear. Over his last 9 games, he's averaged 21.7 points on 61.9 percent shooting, 10.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists to only 2.1 turnovers, 2.1 steals and 0.8 blocks. This stretch started on January 3, when the Philadelphia 76ers faced the Houston Rockets and Simmons was used more than ever as a screener and roll man.
Brett Brown Gives Honest Opinion on Sixers Trading Markelle Fultz 1 draft pick explained last week that LeBron James has been in contact with him multiple times to offer words of encouragement. James recently reached out after Fultz's 25-point outburst against the Nets on Jan. Fultz said, per NBA.com, that James has been "like a mentor" to Fultz.
The BroadCast - The Emergence of a Stopper In a word, Bens Simmons' defense halfway through the regular season has been sensational. Sure, he's among the NBA's leaders in several key statistical categories - such as steals, deflections, and loose balls recovered - but what he's done goes beyond that.
Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons' historic night is a statement Philadelphia has remained competitive in the absence of Joel Embiid, in large part due to the contributions of a much-maligned Ben Simmons. The Sixers, no matter how hard certain individuals try to swing the narrative, are a genuine contender. Simmons is part of the reason Philadelphia is a contender - not a reason they aren't.
The case for Covington: bring back the process gem That ESPN Trade Machine image above… that's the nuts and bolts, player-wise, of how a trade to reacquire Robert Covington might look. Then the Sixers and T-Wolves would probably begin negotiations on the draft compensation Philly would have to include.
Sixers: 2 needs the Philadelphia 76ers must address via trade This makes it four straight wins for the Sixers, as they continue to work themselves up towards the upper half of the Eastern Conference playoffs picture. Despite their recent success, however, the fact of the matter is that Philly has not been able to live up to the preseason hype surrounding their team.
Sixers Have Unlikely Blossoming 3-Point Shooter in G-League "I'm being lazy now, trying to shoot the threes. Give me three-balls." Smith's effort fueled an impressive 119-109 victory for the Wilmington Blue Coats over the South Bay Lakers. If the kid keeps up the pace, he may find himself on the big club sooner rather than later.
Five Figures: Ben Simmons puts it all out for display The Sixers forced 22 turnovers against the Brooklyn Nets. Per Cleaning The Glass, the Nets wasted about a fifth of their posessions. Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle took the ball away from the Nets seemingly whenever they felt like it.
Sixers: Why Philadelphia should trade for Derrick Rose The Sixers should seriously kick the can on trading for Pistons veteran guard Derrick Rose. He's been playing well and might not…
Charles Barkley says it is Ben Simmons' time to shine for Philadelphia 76ers NBA analyst Charles Barkley says Ben Simmons has reached a turning point in his season and it is now his time to shine for the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons tied his career-high with 34 points and finished with a triple-double to carry the Sixers to a 117-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers interested in point guard Derrick Rose It's been rumored that the Philadelphia 76ers have an interest in acquiring a former MVP point guard to improve their roster. The Philadelphia 76ers have s…
NBA news, Ben Simmons stats, triple-double, Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets result, US media reaction Simmons set the NBA world alight as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday without once again having Joel Embiid in their line-up. The Athletic acknowledged that both opposing viewpoints - that he is a bona fide star, or that he flatters to deceive - of Simmons hold a measure of truth.
Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Simmons, Lillard make history Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers: 61 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 TO. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers: 34 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks, 3 TO. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks: 42 points, 6 rebounds, 15 assists, 7 TO. Lowlights.
Sixers' Ben Simmons ties career high with 34, bests Nets late It was Simmons' first career 30-point triple-double. Simmons joins James Harden, Chris Paul and LeBron James as the only players over the past 20 seasons with a 30-point triple-double and five steals in the same game.
Sixers down Nets with dominant performance by Ben Simmons,… While Monday afternoon's 117-111 victory over the Nets didn't reach that level of dominance, it was decidedly better than this team has played of late, especially considering the Sixers were once again playing without star big man Joel Embiid.
Report: Sixers "have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose" The Philadelphia 76ers have shown interest in trading for Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. From Haynes' reporting:. The information in this report is so oddly worded that I don't know what to make of it.
Report: Sixers Among Teams Interested In Trading For Detroit Pistons Guard Derrick Rose According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, the Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams who have expressed interest in trading for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose. The 2011 NBA MVP is averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists while shooting just over 50% from the field so far this season.
Ben Simmons Makes NBA History, Posts Amazing Stat in Sixers' Win Sixers guard Ben Simmons recorded his fourth triple-double of the year and put his name in the NBA record books following a 117-111 win over Brooklyn.
NBA news, analysis: Ben Simmons stats, Derrick Rose, Philadelphia 76ers trade rumours Since Joel Embiid went down with a hand injury, Simmons has taken more shots, gotten himself to the line more, and played more of a 'big' role for a Philadelphia 76ers offense that's been mostly positionless. Watch the 2019/20 NBA Season with ESPN on KAYO.
GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 117, Brooklyn Nets 111 The Philadelphia 76ers are getting back to their winning ways, pulling off a second consecutive road win behind Ben Simmons' career night.
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