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April 26, 2015 Updates

MR: Do you remember a time when you were a kid or maybe when you were at college when a player reached out to you in a way that meant something? NN: “Probably the first time I met Kevin Garnett. I met him when I was in high school. My AAU team used to practice at the Celtics’ facility, so I was able to meet KG on my way out of practice. He just told me, ‘Good luck with everything,’ and he gave me a couple words of advice. And that was probably one of the times where I felt influenced by someone that really did it, and it really motivates you and helps you.” NBA.com

But once the June 25 draft is completed and free agency begins in July, the Sixers should have a pretty good idea what the 2015-16 roster will look like. At that point, talking to Brown would seem logical if he figures in the organization’s long-term plans and vice versa. Even a one-year extension would make sense. “We haven’t started any of those dialogues, but it’s certainly not out of the question, either,” Harris said on April 15. For his part, Brown said he hopes he “can deliver on the things that I have said.” “I will back myself and I feel that I will be fine.” The Intelligencer

The thought around the NBA is that the 76ers hope to select D'Angelo Russell in the NBA draft, according to a league executive. "He's the guy they want," the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday. "That's the word around the league. You know the Sixers. They won't come out and say it, but he's the guy they want." Philadelphia Inquirer

April 25, 2015 Updates
April 23, 2015 Updates

Saric is a 6-foot-10 Croatian power forward the Sixers took with the No. 12 choice in the 2014 draft. He signed a three-year contract to play professionally in Turkey less than a week before the draft that apparently doesn't have a buyout clause until 2016. “He's under contract for another year,” Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said. “It's no secret we would like him here. It's no secret to think he could be part of an incredible opportunity here.” The Intelligencer

Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said he's talked to Comcast SportsNet about broadcasting the Sixers' summer league games, much like the network did with Nerlens Noel last July after Noel missed his rookie season due to a torn ACL. The four games in which Noel appeared had higher than a 1 rating, according to O'Neil. The Intelligencer

The season for the Sixers ended, but for Anadolu Efes things are just starting to get interesting. And at this point Dario Saric is not thinking about the NBA. To be exact, the Sixers will probably have to wait at least until 2016. EuroHoops.net

As he said to the Greek TV channel OTE TV in an interview recorded at the end of Euroleague’s Top16: “I have a contract with Efes until 2016. That’s what I can say about my situation right now. I will fight for Efes and hope to win some titles”. To be exact in the summer of 2016 his contract with the Turkish club includes an NBA buy out, but he can stay in Istanbul at least for one more season. EuroHoops.net

Nerlens Noel received one third-place vote, becoming the first rookie to receive a Defensive Player of the Year vote since Iman Sumpert in 2012. Four other players received a lone third-place vote this year – Chris Paul, DeMarre Carroll, Hassan Whiteside, and Patrick Beverley. NBA.com

April 22, 2015 Updates
April 20, 2015 Updates

Keith Pompey: Free agent to be Luc Mbah a Moute wants to remain with #Sixers: "When you been through a season like this, when you see ups and downs, you see glimpses of what could be. You want to be a part of it. You want to be there when things turn around and we finally get hopefully that right team and become a good team. So yeah, that's what I'm thinking now." #NBA #PompeyOnSixers Instagram

The 26-year-old Smith is definitely an intriguing player. Even if it’s in a backup role. “That’s OK with me,” Smith said. “I just surprised myself as a starter. I am not going to lie. I’m sure it surprised everybody in the NBA. Hopefully, wherever it might be, I am ready. I have a lot to work on, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know I have more that I can give. I’m not going to take much time off. I’m getting right back at it.” NBA.com

Jason Richardson is open to re-signing with the 76ers this summer. The 34-year-old envisions himself in a similar role to the one he had this season. He would mentor his young teammates, be a positive influence and receive some playing time - maybe just not as the starting shooting guard. "I don't have a problem coming back here," said Richardson, whose contract expires in June. "I like every guy in this locker room, believe it or not. . . . And I love coach Brett [Brown]. He's one of my favorite coaches of all time. So, yeah, I'm really open to [coming] back." Philadelphia Inquirer

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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