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  • Bob Ford: Okafor selection turns Sixers away from analytics, toward the past

    The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers recently concluded an NBA championship series that was a model of the leaguewide trend toward pace-and-space basketball in which running the floor, slashing to the paint and kicking out for 3-point shots...
  • Unrestricted Sims 'a little surprised' at Okafor pick

    Unrestricted Sims 'a little surprised' at Okafor pick
    With the deadline looming for the 76ers to pick up his $1.18 million qualifying offer, Henry Sims knew Tuesday could be the last day of his first stint with the team. The addition of Duke center Jahlil Okafor, who was the No. 3 overall selection in...
  • Will Sixers GM Sam Hinkie continue to surprise in NBA Draft?

     Will Sixers GM Sam Hinkie continue to surprise in NBA Draft?
    Perhaps Sam Hinkie's first two NBA Drafts provide clues to what he'll do with the Philadelphia 76ers' No. 3 overall pick Thursday night. The common threads with Hinkie's initial two top-6 selections are that he took a pair of big men (Nerlens Noel and...
  • Sixers wondering: What will Lakers do in draft?

    The 76ers have said they'll select the best available player Thursday with the third overall pick in the NBA draft. As a result, their selection could be determined by the players that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers pick ahead of them....
  • Lakers said to be chasing DeMarcus Cousins as NBA rumor mill heats up

    Lakers said to be chasing DeMarcus Cousins as NBA rumor mill heats up
    A song by the 1980s group Timex Social Club called "Rumors" could just as easily be the national anthem for the NBA. One of the lyrics in the song begins, "How do rumors get started?" Another asks, "Did you hear that one about . . . ?" Fill in the...
  • It could come down to Kristaps Porzingis or D'Angelo Russell for 76ers

    An espn.com story Tuesday captured the wildly disparate views on Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis. Its headline read: "Is Porzingis more Dirk (Nowitzki) or Darko (Milicic)?" In other words, will Porzingis turn out closer to the 7-foot Hall of...
  • Sixers remain a wild card as draft night approaches

    The 76ers are all about the long-term plan. The team is looking to draft someone with NBA all-star potential to be a cornerstone for seasons to come. On paper, former Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell appears to be the best fit. Yet some believe that...
  • Bob Ford: A look at some moves 76ers GM Hinkie might make on draft night

    The NBA draft takes place Thursday night and, for fans of the 76ers, it arrives with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Riding along with the Sixers on their twisting journey is like getting into a taxi driven by someone in no hurry to arrive at...
  • Sixers set for every scenario

    Sixers set for every scenario
    NEW YORK — Decision time is almost here for Sam Hinkie and the 76ers. With the No. 3 pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, the Sixers could choose Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell or Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzginis. Or perhaps it could...
  • Sixers draft Jahlil Okafor with third pick in first round

    NEW YORK The 76ers took the best available player, who just happens to be another towering post player. The team selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor with the third pick in the NBA draft Thursday night at the Barclays Center at Brooklyn. The Sixers were...
  • Jahlil Okafor says he's happy to be a Sixer

    Jahlil Okafor says he's happy to be a Sixer
    NEW YORK — Sam Hinkie went big again. After the Lakers grabbed Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell at No. 2 in Thursday night's NBA Draft at the Barclays Center, Sixers general manager Hinkie selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor at No. 3,...