| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:45 AM
Maryland’s emergence as one of the nation’s top college basketball teams amid an unexpectedly-quick turnaround has landed a few players on NBA mock draft boards.
The biggest jump has been made by junior forward Jake Layman, who went from...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic was named Wednesday as one of 20 players who will compete in the Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star weekend in February.
For the first time, the game featuring first- and second-year players will pit the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:49 AM
The 76ers are hoping Nerlens Noel follows the path of fellow 6-foot-10 Kentucky big man Anthony Davis.
Davis, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, has progressed from a slender 212-pound rookie to an all-star starter in just his third year....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Brett Brown isn't ready to say Joel Embiid won't play this season.
Embiid, the rookie center who was the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, is recovering from a foot stress fracture he suffered in June.
While it's expected that the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:58 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Led by Carmelo Anthony, New York is at last on the right kind of streak.
Anthony had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 98-91 on Wednesday night.
The worst team in the Eastern...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:40 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Nerlens Noel believes the ball should move when the 76ers are on offense.
“There should be a minimum five passes in a possession,” said Noel after Tuesday's two-hour practice. “There's not rhythm when (the ball)...
| Jan 19, 2015
Suppose everything goes Sam Hinkie's way at the May 19 lottery and the 76ers land the No. 1 overall pick in the June 25 NBA Draft.
Duke center Jahlil Okafor is at the top of everybody's list.
Right now, 6-foot-5 playmaking point guard Emmanuel...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have a catchy anthem they play at every home game, a feel-good song with a lyric that implores fans to, "Stomp your feet, everybody."
The fans may as well dedicate that tune to Nerlens Noel.
Coach Brett Brown had...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — A little less than two years ago, Jrue Holiday represented the 76ers at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and was seemingly a cornerstone of the franchise.
Four and a half months later, new Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie began his...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:49 PM
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 12 assists, DeMar DeRozan returned from a groin injury to score eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors never trailed in a 100-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Michael Carter-Williams is the 76er most affected by the team's second year of tanking, aka "Tank 2: This Time We Really Mean It."
First of all, Carter-Williams doesn't have veterans Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes or Evan Turner to pass the ball to...