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The league's elite free agents will not sign with the 76ers this summer. And it's not because of the inferior practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. They wouldn't sign even if they were practicing in the Taj Mahal. Here's why: "It's all aligned to we are not going to be pursuing free agents for a while," said Sixers coach Brett Brown, whose franchise plans to build a new practice facility in two seasons. "We are about development. Once the alignment with development collides with a bunch of other things in the program, then you can start talking about free agents. Philadelphia Inquirer

March 16, 2014 Updates

Mike Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 14 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win Saturday night, sending the 76ers to a franchise-tying 20th straight loss. The Sixers, who scored a season low in points, can set the team mark with a loss Monday night at Indiana. The Sixers also lost 20 straight games from Jan. 9, 1973-Feb. 11, 1973, in a 9-73 season. The NBA record for consecutive losses in a season is 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. "We have to come out swinging," coach Brett Brown said. "We've got to compete." USA Today Sports

Brown is repeatedly asked if a losing atmosphere will adversely affect the likes of Michael Carter-Williams, Thaddeus Young or any of the other players the Sixers deem as keepers. “That is the en vogue angle,” Brown said. “I think if you ask Kevin Durant about the 20-win season he had, he seems to be doing just fine. I think when you look at those teams that have had a chance to rebuild, losing is a long-gone memory. “To truly rebuild and grow something is going to take three to five years. That is just the way it goes. It is too talented a league and too well-coached. The experiences we are going through now will be distant memories when these guys start getting older. They will find positives in this season and Michael Carter-Williams will be better for it.” CSNPhilly.com

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Brett Brown may have another new face on his roster. The Sixers currently have the maximum 15 players signed, but Jarvis Varnado’s 10-day contract expires Monday. The Sixers could sign him to a second 10-day contract or they could fill that roster spot with someone else. “I am thrilled with him so far,” Brown said of Varnado. “I think he is a good guy. He is so willing to please and so coachable, and then he has the skill of blocking shots. He has a toughness inside. He is someone I want to keep moving forward with.” CSNPhilly.com

There are numerous reports that the Sixers will be working out a number of D-League players, though Brown said that is not set in stone. “Nothing has been confirmed,” Brown said. “The only boring comment I have that is true is that this next period of time we are going to be all eyes and ears and wondering can a guy continue on in summer league or with our team. This time of year is that for a lot of teams and we are no different.” CSNPhilly.com

March 7, 2014 Updates

The sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, Noel has yet to make his NBA debut. It’s been 13 months since the Kentucky product underwent surgery to repair an ACL tear in his left knee. There’s no urgency on the Sixers’ part to get Noel on the floor, as they continue their rebuild effort and take a 15-game losing streak into Saturday’s game against visiting Utah. “Whether we ever get to see him in a game this year, it really is, ‘Who knows?’” Brown said. “I’ve gone on (the) record to say I wish I could coach him and get some games under our belt with him. But the boxes he has to tick, the ones we’ve always talked about, those have yet to be ticked.” Sixers Dish

March 1, 2014 Updates

“I don’t agree with coach Van Gundy at all,” Silver said. “I just came for locker room spoke to the coach (Brett Brown). It is an insult to the entire league to suggest these guys are going out on the floor and aren’t doing their very best to win games.” Nobody is saying the Sixers aren’t trying to win once on the court. Even Van Gundy didn’t say that. He said the way they gutted the team gives the Sixers little chance to win. So Silver tried to address that issue. “Now if what Stan Van Gundy is addressing is what appropriate rebuilding, which every organization goes though and it’s not just sports,” Silver said. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Want an idea of how unguardable Kevin Durant has been lately? Just take a look at the postgame quotes from Sixers coach Brett Brown. Durant went off for 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, his fifth career triple-double. And an perplexed Brown had no answers postgame. Brown: “I thought we did a pretty good job on him. We try, we get small guys chasing him around, denying him and fronting him, and we get everybody scared because he’s Kevin Durant, because he’s so long and scores in such a variety of ways. He is the NBA’s hardest player. He’s always been an incredibly difficult guard. I gameplanned back in my Spur days. How do you guard him? Is it Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Bruce Bowen, whoever. I thought our guys, I thought James (Anderson) was great and you look down and he’s got a triple double.” *Durant is now averaging 36.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 13 January games. *In his last five games, Durant has scored 198 points on 70-of-107 shooting (65 percent). Oklahoman

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