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November 10, 2014 Updates
November 9, 2014 Updates

76ers post players Nerlens Noel and Malcolm Thomas won’t play Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. This will be the second consecutive game they missed due to injuries. Noel, a 6-foot-11, 217-pounder center/power forward, is dealing with a sprained left ankle. Thomas, a fourth-year reserve power forward, has fluid on his left knee. He did not make the trip to Canada. Henry Sims will start at center in place of Noel. Philadelphia Inquirer

November 8, 2014 Updates

Malcolm Thomas has a tough decision to make. The 76ers reserve power forward has been playing with fluid on his left knee for the last week in a half. He had an MRI on Tuesday. If he decides to have surgery, the 6-foot-9, 225-pounder will be sidelined four weeks. If not, he'll continue to play in pain. "I had it drained last week, Thomas said, "and it swelled back up on me . . .. [The knee] is just filled up. I got cartilage just floating around." Thomas, a fourth-year veteran, said the surgery would involve having his knee cleaned out. "I never had one before," Thomas said of surgery. "I have to choose wisely." Philadelphia Inquirer

On Friday, Embiid returned to the United States, flying into New York City on a connecting flight through Paris and traveling the rest of the way to Philadelphia by car to attend the Sixers’ game that evening against the Bulls. "It was great having Joel Embiid back," said head coach Brett Brown after the game. "The team welcomed him with open arms. For him to have walked into the locker room and to be a part of the huddle before we got going out to play, he's a valued member of this team, and everybody welcomed him as they should. It was good to have a teammate back." NBA.com

November 7, 2014 Updates

Brown credited point guard Michael Carter-Williams’ first scrimmaging of the season as being the primary reason why. Carter-Williams, who underwent surgery on his right shoulder six months ago, admitted he was a bit winded but thrilled this day finally arrived. “I feel great,” Carter-Williams said. “It’s good to be out there again with the guys.” The Intelligencer

Brown has said Carter-Williams could play as soon as next Thursday in Dallas if all goes well. Carter-Williams would only say that he’s “real close.” When he makes his season debut, Carter-Williams might look a little different than a year ago. Via weight lifting and his diet, he’s added 15 pounds to his lean 6-foot-6 frame. “He looks good,” Brown said. “He feels good. He likes putting on tank tops, singlets — whatever we call them nowadays.” The Intelligencer

While some of the current Sixers may develop into legit or great NBA players, the roster is mostly comprised of fringe guys. That was also the case last season. Up to 23 players donned the Philadelphia jersey in 2013-14 and 13 of them are no longer in the league. That's way worse than any other NBA franchise. HoopsHype

“I hate what’s going on in Philly,” he told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “They don’t have a basketball person in the organization. It makes me sick to my stomach.” In an email, N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver dismissed Brown’s nausea, saying: “First of all, no team goes on the court trying to lose games. What’s sometimes labeled tanking in our league is, in my view, more accurately described as rebuilding. Unfortunately, rebuilding a team is not easy in any league and takes time and careful planning.” New York Times

November 6, 2014 Updates
November 5, 2014 Updates


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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