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October 16, 2014 Updates

When it comes to roster cuts, the Sixers plan to keep the best 15 players regardless of position. "I'm not out to construct an incredibly well-balanced team," Brown said. "If we've got to tilt because we've got a bunch of interesting wings, then that's the way we will go. . . . This team is going to be fluid, as we all know." Philadelphia Inquirer

October 15, 2014 Updates
October 14, 2014 Updates

Philly will sniff out Michael Carter-Williams deals. They tried hard during the draft, but they couldn’t draw the trove they envisioned or guarantee that the player they wanted with an acquired pick would be there, per several league sources. Expect Philly to repeat the exercise. It’s not a shot at Carter-Williams, or even a signal that the Sixers are dying to trade him. He may well end up a long-term cog in Philly. The team knows point guard is the most replaceable position in the league today, and it will seek out any deal that adds to its stockpile of high-value draft picks. Grantland

Carter-Williams said Monday that his original diagnosis was that he’d miss six to nine months, which seems to mean the injury was more serious than typical labrum surgery and/or he’s recovering slower than expected. “I’m plenty ahead of schedule,” Carter-Williams said after Monday afternoon’s practice. The Intelligencer

Asked about the two- to four-month timetable, MCW replied, “That’s not true at all.” “There’s no specific set date (for my return),” he said. The Intelligencer

October 13, 2014 Updates
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October 11, 2014 Updates

With a fresh start in Philadelphia, Alexey Shved believes he will get more opportunities than he had in his two seasons with the Timberwolves. In a three-team trade in August, former Wolves players Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute went to the 76ers and Kevin Love went to Cleveland. In turn, the Wolves received Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Thaddeus Young from the Sixers. "For me, it's much better because I can show my potential in the game," Shved said. St. Paul Pioneer Press

October 10, 2014 Updates
October 9, 2014 Updates

The phrase “he’s a character” was mentioned repeatedly throughout the 76ers’ locker room when discussing the rookie. Embiid has made a quick impression with his sense of humor, which has kept his teammates entertained early in the preseason. “He’s a funny kid,” Henry Sims said. “He’s enjoyable to be around. He has a fun-loving attitude, a carefree attitude.” Many say Embiid can be quiet at times, especially when first meeting someone, but once he loosens up he can command the floor. “Anything that comes out of his mouth, you’re going to bust out laughing,” Arnett Moultrie said. “He jokes a lot. He’s all-around funny.” Basketball Insiders

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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