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April 4, 2014 Updates

The 76ers signed Casper Ware to a second 10-day contract on Friday. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound guard averaged 3.6 points, 1.2 assists, 1.2 rebounds and 14 minutes in five games with the Sixers. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 2, 2014 Updates
April 1, 2014 Updates

While dealing with so much change – like five coaches in his seven pro seasons – Young would like one thing to stay the same. Namely, he’d appreciate Sixers coach Brett Brown continuing to give him the freedom to roam near the 3-point line. “I think I was capable of it before,” Young said after Tuesday’s practice. “It was just one of those things where I’ve always been a player where, when a coach needs something or asks me to do something, I go out there and do it. I fulfill a job. “With Coach (Doug) Collins, he didn’t want me shooting a lot of 3s. He wanted me in the paint, getting extra possessions, hustling, make open shots. He told me actually, ‘Treat the 3-point line like a barbed-wire fence.’ I didn’t like that at all, but I went out there and fulfilled the job. This year, Brett said to me he wanted me to step out and shoot 3s, to put the ball on the floor, get to the basket, and do everything. I was like, ‘Perfect. I can get back to playing how I was before Coach Collins, before Eddie Jordan.’ My first two years in the league were free-flowing.” Sixers Dish

March 31, 2014 Updates

It can't be stated enough - and probably hasn't been - what a professional Thaddeus Young has been during this debacle of a season. While the losses have mounted, Young's intensity has never waned. He has been the perfect role model for this young team, particularly for MCW and Wroten, who will probably be here during the growing pains that will certainly surround this team for at least next season, and perhaps for a few more after that. "I don't know what's going to happen at the end of the season, we'll just have to wait and see," said Young recently. "But at the end of the day they showed me respect by keeping me here and asking me to be the leader of this young team. That means a lot. I don't know what the future holds, but right now my job is to be the player that leads by example and I'm always going to do that, no matter what the circumstances are." Philadelphia Inquirer

The entire back wall of his locker is taken up by a large laminated poster with the names and faces of all of the NBA’s referees this season. It’s full color, with first names bolded in capital letters below each official’s head shot, all of which are big enough and clear enough to be referenced (and perhaps remembered) at a glance. Carter-Williams laughed when I brought it up following his team’s first win in almost two months, a 123-98 victory over the Pistons which snapped a league-record 26-game losing streak. “My coaches put that up so I’ll learn the names of the refs and build a relationship with them,” he said. “So that’s why that’s up there.” NBCSports.com

March 30, 2014 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers ended their 26-game losing streak with a 123-98 win over the Detroit Pistons. It was the end of the longest losing streak in NBA history, and Philadelphia’s loyal fans celebrated like their team had won the title with a standing ovation. Brown: "I'm happy for the players, and I'm happy for the fans… REAL happy for the players and REAL happy for the fans."— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 30, 2014 With the win, the 76ers also avoided the longest losing streak at home in NBA history (that honor stays with the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.) For The Win

March 28, 2014 Updates

"It's definitely tough taking . . . loss after loss," said Thaddeus Young, whose team is a game behind the Milwaukee Bucks (14-58) in the race for the NBA's worst record and a better chance in the draft lottery. "But it's just one of those situations where you have to keep continuing to play." Philadelphia Inquirer

March 27, 2014 Updates

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

"No free agent is going to want to come to Philadelphia at this stage. Why would a good free agent want to come in and be a part of a rebuild?" Philadelphia Inquirer

"When you have so many teams tank, that creates a problem, because they all have to play each other," Cuban said. "You're going to have bad teams beating bad teams that make the playoffs with good records and are not going to get the draft pick they expect." FOXSports.com

At one point Young thought he might be Leonard’s teammate. He said was aware of the rumors that had him being traded to the Spurs (Young and Duncan share the same agent). Young said he would have embraced the move, as winning is the only thing on his mind. “You know, it’s a great opportunity,” Young said. “I’m one of those guys that just want to win. … We play the game and make a lot of money, but this is our career and me personally, I want to win. I want to play for a winning team, I want to win a championship. … At the end day, right now, the trade deadline is over and I’m just trying to develop guys and rebuild the culture.” San Antonio Express-News

Asked if he’s thought about this offseason, and the possibility that he name will again surface in trade rumors, Young said he hasn’t thought about it. But when he was asked again about joining Leonard in San Antonio, he smiled saying: “It can happen. Like I said, I can play with anybody.” San Antonio Express-News

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The 76ers have more MVPs than any other franchise outside of Lakers and Celtics, so the team's Top 50 is obviously stacked with talent.

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