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November 12, 2014 Updates
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In addition to adding Gordon to the roster, the Sixers waived Malcolm Thomas. Thomas missed the last two games because of left knee effusion. He decided to undergo surgery, and that will sideline him four to five weeks. Prior to being waived, Thomas had made 10 of 14 field-goal attempts in the five games he played. He was also averaging 14.3 minutes and 4.6 rebounds. CSNPhilly.com

The Sixers depart later this week for a three-game road trip that begins on Thursday in Dallas. When asked if that game will see the season debut of reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams and the return of Nerlens Noel from a nagging ankle sprain, head coach Brett Brown expressed optimism. “It’s fantastic,” he said of getting the two 2013 lottery picks back on the floor. “I feel like the team got a little bit of a bounce [with both players practicing today], and we needed that.” NBA.com

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed free agent center Drew Gordon from its NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. He is the fourth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

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

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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