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January 15, 2015 Updates

Chad Ford: I've heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that Carter-Williams is available. There are some in ownership and in the front office, though not all, that don't see him as a long-term piece of the puzzle. There was a lot of chatter that direction before the draft and in the past few weeks I know several teams have had exploratory discussions with the Sixers. I think the challenge right now is that the Sixers will want a lot in return and MCW's play, to date this season, hasn't warranted multiple first round picks for him. That makes him tough to deal. ESPN.com

January 14, 2015 Updates

Q: MCW. Some say it wouldn't be fair to judge considering his supporting cast, but he doesn't look good. In fact he looks awful. MCW doesn't seem like the type of player an analytic driven FO would consider long term. Will Hinkie try again to deal MCW? Chad Ford: I've heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that Carter-Williams is available. There are some in ownership and in the front office, though not all, that don't see him as a long-term piece of the puzzle. There was a lot of chatter that direction before the draft and in the past few weeks I know several teams have had exploratory discussions with the Sixers. I think the challenge right now is that the Sixers will want a lot in return and MCW's play, to date this season, hasn't warranted multiple first round picks for him. That makes him tough to deal. ESPN.com

"I root for the Sixers, but it's been hard the last 2 years," said Brand. "It definitely could have been different because we were so close. You see Boston breaking up, and we were younger than those guys. Miami breaking up, and we were younger than them. Indiana had a surge, but you see what's going on with them. I see the pieces around the league - Lou Williams getting 30 [for Toronto] or Andre Iguodala being the glue guy [in Golden State]. Even [Marreese] Speights is getting 20 off the bench [for Golden State]. [Nikola] Vucevic getting 30 [points] and 15 [rebounds] some nights [for Orlando]. "[The Sixers] are getting assets and those assets have to grow. They're stockpiling some young talent for sure and then this draft again. It is to be determined, so you'll see in a few years what happens from it." Philadelphia Inquirer

Jordan McRae is putting up some impressive numbers in Australia. McRae, the No. 58 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft whose rights the Sixers acquired from the Spurs, is averaging 20.9 points in 18 games for Melbourne United, making him one of only two players in the Australian National Basketball League averaging at least 20 ppg. Sixers coach Brett Brown used to coach that Australian team, so he’s keeping an especially close eye on the slender 6-foot-6 shooting guard. “We are always paying attention to Jordan,” Brown said prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. “He’s in a good situation. He’s playing a lot of minutes and continuing to score. Jordan is always in the back of our minds.” The Intelligencer

“I don’t get analytics, I never will,” he said The Sixers are heavily involved in using analytics. “I have been doing analytics since I was 12 years old, try to get fouled, try to get great shots and try to limit people from getting good shots,” Browns said. “I don’t buy this mid range jump shot is not a good shot.” He understands why analytics have become a big part of the game. “New owners made their money on information so you can sound awful smart throwing a lot of information at people,” he said. “But inside, you know who can play and who can’t.” Philadelphia Inquirer

January 13, 2015 Updates

Derek Bodner: Talk to anybody in the NBA who is familiar with Hinkie and they will readily acknowledge his scouting background. He's always on the road. Twitter @DerekBodnerNBA

January 12, 2015 Updates

The 76ers are feeling good about themselves after winning two straight games and three of their last four. But that hasn't changed how the team is viewed by veterans around the NBA. "No one wants to go there," said an Eastern Conference player who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Not right now." Philadelphia Inquirer

Danny Granger and Andrei Kirilenko are two veterans who refused to suit up for the Sixers. Granger didn't want to play for them last season after being acquired from the Indiana Pacers at the trade deadline. He never even practiced with the team, which ultimately bought out his expiring contract. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 10, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN SIXERS HISTORY

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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