Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms.: 3 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson’s deal with the Brooklyn Nets will be a two-year deal, with a player option for the second year, according to sources.: 3 more rumors
Keith Pompey: #Sixers assistant coach on Jahlil Okafor’s first summer-league practice: “He did excellent today. His energy was great. He looks you in the eye. He’s coachable He’s engaged with his teammates. He asks the right questions. He’s humble. And he’s exactly what you would want him to be on the first day.”
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers don’t plan on waiving @jtthekid (2 years, $13.2 million) or Carl Landry (2 years, $13.5M). #76ers #Kings
Sean Cunningham: Predictably so, told Jason Thompson is thrilled to be heading home to Philly. His franchise high games played ends at 541 – 405 as starter
Derek Bodner: League source confirms the #sixers get the Kings 2018 1st round pick (at earliest) and right to swap 1st rd pick with Kings in 2016 + 2017.
The Sacramento Kings cleared about $16 million in salary-cap space on Wednesday night, unloading two significant contracts onto the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings traded forwards Carl Landry and Jason Thompson and 2014 No. 8 overall draft pick Nik Stauskas to the 76ers for the rights to overseas players and a future second-round draft pick, sources said. The Kings will send the Sixers a protected future first-round draft pick as part of the deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Zach Lowe: Hearing the Sixers have also acquired the rights to at least one Sacto draft pick in this trade. Digging further.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik Staukas to the 76ers as part of the deal too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is clearing the space for a pursuit in free agency, league sources tell Yahoo. Stauskas had been pursued by several teams. 76ers sending the rights of oveseas players to Kings as part of Philly wanted Stauskus and will take on Thompson/Landry salaries.
Jake Pavorsky: Source: Houston Rockets aren’t convinced they’re out on LaMarcus Aldridge, and have talked to Philadelphia about possibly taking on players. No word on how far these talks have gotten, could possibly be exploratory. But Philly and Houston have talked about guys like Terrence Jones. Please do not take this as “ALDRIDGE TO HOUSTON”. I’m just saying, Houston has had discussions with Philly just in case.: 76 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Just to clarify, Nets expressed interest in Thomas Robinson last night at the start of free agency. Brooklyn likes the 24-year-old big man.: 3 more rumors
It was reported yesterday that Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Jimmy Butler did have an interview set up with several teams, including the Sixers, but canceled, once Chicago offered him a deal of $90 million over five years.
Tom Moore: #NBA source confirms #Sixers decline $1.18 million qualifying offer for Henry Sims, making him unrestricted. #76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers declined to offer guard Glenn Robinson III a qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Mike Mazzeo: Another reserve big that could perhaps interest the #Nets is Thomas Robinson. The #Nets loved Robinson when he was drafted out of Kansas. Thought they claimed him off waivers before Philly came in and claimed.
Marc J. Spears: Guard Pierre Jackson, returning from torn Achilles, will play for Sixers’ summer league team, source said, but uncertain if Vegas & Orlando.
On Monday morning, Sixers head coach Brett Brown spoke with Malik Rose and Jared Greenberg of SiriusXM NBA Radio about the talented young big man, among other topics. “To think that in three drafts you got Nerlens [Noel], and Joel [Embiid], and Jah (Jahlil Okafor), it’s quite an amazing accomplishment when you look at the quality of those bigs,” he said. “We always went into [the draft] saying, ‘Whoever the best player is, that’s who you want.’ You really can’t get tricked on trying to draft for position, I feel. And if Nerlens hadn’t gotten injured, they say [he goes] #1, if Joel hadn’t gotten injured, they say #1, and Jahlil, all year, was #1, so the [outlook] of the 2015-16 season is quite positive.”
Jake Fischer: A league source has confirmed the Sixers invited Arturas Gudaitis to play in Summer League. Guadaitis was the No. 47 pick on Thursday.
Orazio Cauchi: Not a surprise at all but Luka Mitrovic, 60th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, will remain overseas next season, per source.
The 76ers were ordered to pay the New Orleans Pelicans $3 million by the NBA last season for not fully disclosing Jrue Holiday’s injury history before he was traded two years ago, according to two sources. The Sixers traded Holiday, an all-star point guard, to the Pelicans on the night of the 2013 NBA draft for the rights to Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick that year.