Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Ian Begley: Asked at the NBPA/Five-Star Camp today where PHI ranks in the East, Tobias Harris says, “The top. We’re for sure at the top of the East. With that being said, it’s the NBA. It’s hard to win games in the NBA so we know it’s going to take a lot chemistry & it’s going to take work.”
The National Basketball Association has invested in Nex Team Inc., a mobile artificial intelligence company that has developed HomeCourt, an iPhone-based training application aimed toward youth basketball players. Nex Team had already attracted a wide range investors, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Brooklyn Nets co-owner Joe Tsai, Mason and Miles Plumlee, Al Horford, Sue Bird, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal.
Brian Robb: Danny Ainge to @Toucherandrich on Al Horford picking the Sixers: “I think that Al really likes to play the 4 more than the 5. He likes playing with Aron Baynes. He didn’t mind playing some 5 but I think…going to Philadelphia will allow him to be almost exclusively the 4.”
The Pacers tried to pursue Harris, whose family has deep ties to the franchise’s late/great Mel Daniels, but they failed to set up a meeting not because he wasn’t interested in a small market. It was because, league sources tell IndyStar, Harris only would meet with teams that could present him with a max term offer sheet. That was his line in the sand. An exploratory call from the Pacers wasn’t turned down. Given the other holes on the roster they had to fill, they knew they lacked the buy-in chips for the Harris sweepstakes.