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December 9, 2014 Updates

Kirilenko, 33, is in the final year of a $3.3 million contract and would be waived in Philadelphia should the deal be completed, sources said. Kirilenko would become a free agent, but it could still be several weeks – even months – before he's ready to sign a deal to play elsewhere this season, sources said. The Nets would include a second-round pick to the 76ers in the deal, sources said. Team officials are still discussing who the Nets would take back in a trade – a player likely to be on a non-guaranteed contract. Yahoo! Sports

" [I'm] just using my length, using my athleticism – keep a hand above the ball and keep one below it," McDaniels said regarding his shot-blocking technique against potential jump shooters. "I’m trying to be second off the floor. That’s what Coach Brown is preaching to us all the time – just trying to be second of the floor and get a good contest. And as bad as I do want those blocks, I have to play smart and not let [opponents] get me up off my feet and pick up cheap, easy fouls. It’s just being smart, as well as trusting yourself and trusting your athletic ability." Sports Illustrated

Derek Bodner: Per @Tom Moore, Joel Embiid progressing to be allowed to shoot standstill jumpers. Some clips from the other day: youtube.com/watch?v=fOBTD8… Twitter @DerekBodnerNBA

Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are among 16 nominees up for Hoops Hype’s 2014 Tweeter of the Year. Ginobili currently sits in second, about 2,000 votes behind Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid. Diaw and Mills are in fifth and sixth, respectively. All three are obviously active on the popular social media site, particularly Ginobili. He won the award last year, posting everything from math riddles for local high school students to win Spurs tickets to candid pictures of his young sons. San Antonio Express-News

December 8, 2014 Updates
December 7, 2014 Updates

Michael Carter-Williams scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out 15 assists in the 76ers' overtime win over the Pistons. MCW has scored at least 16 points, hauled in at least seven rebounds and handed out seven or more assists in each of his last five games. Only one other player in the history of the 76ers/Nats had a streak like that. Wilt Chamberlain had three streaks like that in a 76ers uniform, with a career long of 14 consecutive games in 1967-68. ESPN.com

The Sixers are, once, again without reserve point guards Tony Wroten [sprained right knee] and Alexey Shved [left hip flexor strain] in Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Coach Brett Brown said there’s a chance Wroten could play in Wednesday’s game at the Atlanta Hawks. “Just from listening to our medical people, it’s seems that Tony is closer than Alexey,” Brown said. Philadelphia Inquirer

December 6, 2014 Updates

Philadelphia would need to beat the Timberwolves Wednesday to avoid matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets for the most losses to start a season in NBA history. Setting a new mark with 19 consecutive losses would be a safe bet Friday, when the Oklahoma City Thunder comes to town with most valuable player Kevin Durant playing his second game of the season. “I didn’t know that it was going to be like this in Year 2. Nobody really planned on our draft picks not playing in Year 2. To start the year, that wasn’t part of the plan when I accepted the position,” Brown said this week. “If I had to do it again I would do it 50 times out of 50 times. The challenge is still there. The rewards are still there. It is hard. And at times it is very hard.” Washington Post

“I am prideful. You care a lot. But I didn’t accept this job to boost my resume,” Brown said. “I am 53 years old. You get used to winning 50 games every one of my San Antonio years. And so I need to make sure that [the players] feel good about themselves, that there is a difference between losing a game and losers. “They are 20 years old and I need to help grow them. And as the media swells and records start to tumble and streaks are imminent or around the corner, then I’ve got to wrap my arms around our guys, coach them hard, tell them the truth but also make sure they don’t feel anything else but strong. And I want a confidence that they feel that they can go out and perform and ultimately win.” Washington Post

December 5, 2014 Updates
December 4, 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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