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May 6, 2015 Updates

“At times, I think I should have stayed in college,” Jones said. “That’s mainly what the NBA is looking at right now: Players who are in college. It’s not that they’re not looking, but they can forget about the players who are draft-eligible in the D-League. So sometimes, I feel I should have stayed, but life goes on. You learn from the decision you make. I grew as a man over these past eight, nine months. Now, I need to show teams that I can knock down the NBA three-pointer consistently. I don’t feel like teams know this part about me. I shot 34 percent [from three] this year, so I need to show them that I can shoot and also handle the ball. If I show these things, I feel NBA teams can be excited about the type of player I am. It can be done. I just have to work harder than everyone who got exposure at the college level this year.” RealGM

During a Philadelphia radio interview with 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday, Brown remembered on the Morning Show that the 76ers actually ranked Pierce as the No. 2 prospect in 1998. After the forward fell on draft night, he was still available when the 76ers made their selection. But Brown, Philadelphia's coach at the time, wanted to keep his word. "We took Larry Hughes because (with the eighth pick) because we thought we had a need," he said. "But the reason we took Larry is I promised him when we interviewed him -- we knew we were getting the eighth pick -- I promised him if he was there at (No.) 8 we would take him." Booth Newspapers

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“More and more, we’re seeing teams transition from hosting their content primarily on their websites to using their social channels for that purpose instead,” Rappaport says. “When I started with the Sixers, sharing a video from your phone to Twitter required you to upload it to YouTube and share the link. But now, with Vine, Snapchat, native video on Twitter and Facebook, Instagram video, etc., the process is not only incredibly simple, but it’s also way more effective. “It won’t be long before we start to see [NBA] teams beefing up their social teams in lieu of staffing traditional content creators.” complex.com

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MR: Would you say that your biggest goal for the offseason is to put on weight? Nerlens Noel: “Yeah, I definitely would say that’s my biggest goal along with continuing to work on my skillset. But I think working on my body will be an around-the-clock thing that I’ll have to be fully conscious of, and I have been.” MR: So what does a day look like for you in terms of what you’re eating? NN: “Just eating four times a day, minimum. Eating heavy calories, a lot of shakes, and just continuing to stay with the weight lifting. They compliment each other in helping size come on a lot faster.” NBA.com

MR: I know the Philippines is pretty NBA crazy. What was their reaction to seeing you, the campers? Nerlens Noel: “They were definitely showing some shock. They were definitely surprised, and you do see how much they pay attention to NBA basketball and keep up with it, so that was great to see." NBA.com

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

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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 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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