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March 27, 2015 Updates
March 26, 2015 Updates

Will the Magic pay Tobias Harris? That is the magic question. Harris has posted a solid season since the Magic tabled extension talks in October. Harris is believed to be obtainable in free agency even though the Magic plan to issue a qualifying offer and restrict his free agency. There have been a number of teams linked to Harris including the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and even Atlanta Hawks. Basketball Insiders

March 25, 2015 Updates

Robinson passed on a four-year deal with the Timberwolves that included non-guaranteed years to take a one-year, $507,336 contract. So he'll become a free agent at the conclusion of the season. The Sixers have expressed interest in keeping him. And the feeling is mutual. "They've really done a good job with me, just the little time I've been here," he said. "So I would definitely love to come back and play with these bigs [Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel] and this whole team. I think we really have a good chance of being a great team." Philadelphia Inquirer

The 21-year-old received a lot of criticism for leaving college early. "I try not to pay attention to that and still keep pushing," he said. "I still believe that one day I'm going to be one of the best players in this league. I have no doubt about that." Philadelphia Inquirer

After a few games when his pregame routine wasn't quite as strenuous as it had been, Joel Embiid was back to getting in his normal work before last night's game. He was with Brett Brown before the game, working on his post moves and outside jump shot. Sunday in Los Angeles at the team's morning shootaround, Embiid shed his shirt and showed a very toned upper body. "He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction." Philadelphia Inquirer

March 22, 2015 Updates

Richardson doesn’t want this to be his final season. He wants to continue playing, but the next three weeks will be spent trying to convince teams that he has NBA game left and will only improve once his legs get stronger and he improves his conditioning. “It depends on the situation, what team wants me. How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years,” he said. “I have to keep telling myself [I’ll be better]. I’m my toughest critic. I can’t sleep at night when we don’t win and I play bad. I have to keep telling myself I’ve only played 10 games in two years. Hey, your legs might not be there some nights, so do something else to help this team out. “But I am having fun. It’s great being back. I’m not what I once was but I still think I can help a team. I’ve still got something left.” Boston Globe

Richardson has played in 12 games, averaging 9.4 points as he attempts to resuscitate his career after being a forgotten man. And in the chaos that is Philadelphia basketball, coach Brett Brown immediately inserted Richardson in the starting lineup. “It’s been an amazing experience and I’m enjoying it,” Richardson said. “I never lost the love [for the game] and that lets you know that I didn’t play for a paycheck. I played to play basketball. If I would have never played in an NBA game, I would have played in a YMCA somewhere. Just being around the game so long and how hard I work, and I came over so many obstacles to make it here, why stop now?” Boston Globe

Tom Moore: SH will consider every option. Not out of question. RT @jbravoSK @JakePavorsky @Tom Moore I believe the Sixers might trade Embiid. Twitter @tmoore76ers

March 21, 2015 Updates

Appearing in the broadcast booth with Marc Zumoff and Malik Allen on Wednesday night, Iverson revealed that he would like to join the Sixers front office. “I have a relationship with these fans like no other. And with this city and with this organization,” Iverson explained of his ties to Philadelphia. “Anything I can do to help, I’m here.” The conversation then turned to Iverson’s post-retirement plans, and if he would like to remain around the game, potentially in a front office capacity. “I would like to be even in that war room,” Iverson replied. “Even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right.” Philadelphia Inquirer

March 20, 2015 Updates

Russell Westbrook is on an absolute tear right now. Six triple-doubles in eight games, the NBA’s leading scorer and an all-around menace on the court. He’s got lots of fans, including none other than Allen Iverson. In fact, The Answer said last night during the Sixers broadcast that he’s “the biggest Westbrook fan I think there is.” AI added that Westbrook “reminds me so much of myself as far as his heart, laying it on the line night in and night out.” SLAM

March 19, 2015 Updates

Appearing on the CSN Philly telecast of last night’s 76ers-Pistons game, Iverson was asked about joining the team’s front office. Iverson: I would like to be even in that war room. Even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right. NBCSports.com

March 18, 2015 Updates

The shapes and angles take life when Hollis Thompson views the court. Instead of a ball and a hoop he sees basketball with an analytical eye, one which allows him to view the game from a mathematical perspective. “I’ve always been kind of a numbers guy,” he told Basketball Insiders. “I’m good with numbers, sometimes fascinated by them. I just like numbers, I kind of turn everything into a numbers game.” Growing up, Thompson was a straight-A student with a 4.2 GPA at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. Math and science classes captured his attention. “All that type of weird algorithms stuff, I was into that,” he said. “I was honestly a pretty big nerd… I just liked to learn.” Basketball Insiders

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