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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

“He thinks all the time,” said head coach Brett Brown. “Sometimes it helps him, sometimes it gets the better of him. But he is a cerebral player, no doubt, about a lot of things really. He’s got more going on than just basketball. He’s always inquisitive about things that we like to challenge our locker room with, things going on in the world. I like sharing that part of just being a team, where you can talk about different things than basketball, and he’s always amongst the leaders in having an opinion. … He’s a great team guy. High intellect, high character, and those are always qualities you want.” Basketball Insiders

March 17, 2015 Updates

Until then, expect the Brett Brown-led Sixers to play hard. It's the only way they know how. "I love the direction that we're heading in," Noel said. "I love what Sam Hinkie is doing with our team: building through the draft, getting young guys and being very particular about the pieces that he brings into this organization. "I think this is going to be a very solid team in the next few years and we're just going to continue to grow together." ESPN.com

Robinson was asked if he sees himself coming back to play with Noel and Embiid next season. "I don't think that far in the future," he said. "I try to go one day at a time, especially [with] what I've been through in this league. "But it's scary to think about what we three have here, especially with those two getting older. . . . Everybody is excited for Joel [who is sitting out this season after foot surgery] to come back, and if I keep doing my thing, it's definitely scary." Philadelphia Inquirer

"I don't blame any team or any head office for moving me," Robinson said. "It's all part of the business. So I understood that part of it any time I got moved. So I just think I've been in unfortunate situations so far. "Sacramento, a rough start and I got traded halfway through the season. Houston, they made room for Dwight [Howard and Robinson played] behind LeMarcus [Aldridge], the best power forward in the game in Portland." Philadelphia Inquirer

76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that Tony Wroten’s recovery and rehabilitation are going as planned. The point guard is recovering from knee surgery on Feb. 3 to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. “No great news,” Brown said. “No new news, just on track, doing well, goes back and forth from [his hometown of] Seattle to Philadelphia. We are getting more organized with him. But he’s in great spirits and we look forward to welcoming him back. That will be not for a long time.” Philadelphia Inquirer

March 16, 2015 Updates
March 15, 2015 Updates

Crystal Palace are set to be sold for £100 million. The Sunday Telegraph says Josh Harris and partner David Blitzer are close to taking full control and could be officially unveiled early next week, following months of discussions with the Premier League club. Harris also owns NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers and NHL side New Jersey Devils. Tribal Football

March 14, 2015 Updates

And what if the Sixers end up with Duke center Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns in the draft? They already have a core center in 7-footer Joel Embiid, who is sitting out his rookie season with a foot stress fracture. “I really hope nothing happens,” Noel said last week. “I like this team. I like what we're building. I hope we can stick together and continue to grow.” Noel is confident that he and Embiid — with Embiid likely playing power forward on offense and center at the defensive end — will turn out to be a terrific tandem. “Jo is going to get more and more healthy and more active,” Noel said. “I see things really taking shape (next season).” Still, Noel gets that “at the end of the day, it is a business. You always have to keep that in mind. You've just got to do what you've got to do, work on your thing.” 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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