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March 12, 2015 Updates

Pope hasn't really had much in the way of breakout games since he debuted at No. 25 on our Big Board a month ago. But he has drawn the attention of a number of NBA scouts and GMs, many of whom have traveled to San Diego State and come away with the same feedback: "He's not ready now, but when he does get ready -- look out." With the 76ers owning a draft pick in the late lottery to mid-first round, Pope seems ready made to be their guy. He's everything Sam Hinkie is looking for: A player who's long, athletic and, most importantly, a potential (emphasize potential) home run. After Okafor, Towns, Mudiay, Russell and Porzingis, there isn't a player in the draft with more upside than Pope. You're just going to have to be very, very patient with him. ESPN.com

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March 9, 2015 Updates

According to a report from the Intelligencer's Tom Moore, the Sixers' Joel Embiid suffered a minor setback in the rehab for his surgically repaired right foot and is wearing a walking boot again. The team has not commented on the topic. However, a league source close to Embiid is unaware of any setback, but told CSNPhilly.com that the center would be in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a checkup with his doctor. It is unclear if this appointment was already scheduled or made after Embiid's viral dunk from Friday night. CSNPhilly.com

Rookie center Joel Embiid experienced a “minor setback” during the rehab of the stress fracture in his right foot, according to an NBA source. Some folks saw Embiid in public Sunday wearing a protective boot, which he apparently hadn't sported in weeks, on the foot. The Intelligencer

Following Monday's practice in preparation for Wednesday's home meeting with the Bulls, Brown indicated he expects Embiid to be the center on defense with Noel, a natural center, facing the power forwards when the two are paired together next season. “I don't see Joel guarding people on the perimeter,” Brown said. “I think Nerlens' athleticism where he can switch out on point guards, guard 4-men, I just think there's a versatility and athleticism that we're going to really enjoy tapping into.” The Intelligencer

In the meantime, he can help extend his career while playing 15 or so minutes in a reserve role. Richardson would remain a Sixer if the choice was his. "I'm not that type of guy who is going to chase a championship," he said. "Who knows what's going to happen after this season. If I do go to a team that's a championship contender, a title contender, I want it to mean something, not just [as] a bench player or a practice player. "I want to be out there getting meaningful minutes and playing." Philadelphia Inquirer

March 8, 2015 Updates

Gobert and Noel each got slapped with a technical foul late in the fourth quarter for a brief, less-than-cordial interaction under the basket. The double techs were doled out after Noel swung on the rim a bit and Gobert swiped his arm at him after the play. Spur of the moment reaction? Or was that act of frustration building up throughout a physical game against a potential rival player? “He was talking too much, that’s why,” Gobert said when asked about the technical. “I just got mad and I shouldn’t react. I shouldn’t react.” Deseret News

March 7, 2015 Updates

The 76ers claimed Glenn Robinson III off waivers Saturday. The Minnesota Timberwolves waived the 6-foot-7 small forward on the Thursday. Philadelphia Inquirer

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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