The 76ers have had reported interest in Buddy Hield for a few months now, and Buddy has also been at odds with Kings management. The Kings famously took forever to give him an extension, and when they finally gave it to him, it was much lower than expected. Kings coach Luke Walton (the NBA’s worst […]Buddy Hield to Philly? Is it Realistic? How Would it Help the 76ers? — Philadelphia Sports Chronicle
The Celtics, on the other hand, are living up to Kemba Walker’s pre-series prediction that the Celtics would beat Philadelphia’s size with their speed. The proof lies in their 128-101 win over the Sixers last night for a 2-0 lead in their first round series.Celtics take 2-0 series lead over Philadelphia — Boston Herald
The Boston Celtics are set to face the Philadelphia 76ers for the first round of the NBA Playoffs, tipping off Monday. And fortunately for them, this matchup is much less daunting with 76ers star Ben Simmons done for the rest of the year after needing surgery on his left knee. But still, Joel Embiid and…Brad Stevens Details Difficulty Of Celtics’ First-Round Matchup With 76ers — NESN.com
Yesterday, Sixers fans saw Ben Simmons leave the win over the Wizards early in the fourth quarter with a limp in his left leg. While early indications were encouraging, today’s MRI revealed a dislocated knee cap. Ben Simmons suffered a subluxation of the left knee cap, Sixers say. He’s considering treatment options and currently out. […]Sixers: Ben Simmons’ injury obviously hurts the Sixers—but his timetable determines everything — Full Scale Philly
We’ve heard this one before.Here comes the hype over Ben Simmons shooting three-pointers again — For The Win
The NBA’s return-to-play plan is in effect, though some players, like Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, still aren’t entirely in favor of it. The NBA plans to restart the 2019-20 season July 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., with 22 of the league’s 30 teams in attendance. A lengthy list of…Sixers’ Joel Embiid Is ‘Not A Big Fan’ Of NBA’s Return-To-Play Plan — NESN.com
John Devereaux previews the rest of the 76ers’ regular season:Predicting the Philadelphia 76ers’ Regular Season — Prime Time Sports Talk
When the Philadelphia 76ers take the court on Aug. 1 against the Indiana Pacers in Disney World, they will have their All-star point (…)Brett Brown says Ben Simmons is good to go for NBA’s restart — The Sports Daily
When the Philadelphia 76ers take the court on Aug. 1 against the Indiana Pacers in Disney World, they will have their All-star point guard back in the starting lineup.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sixers head coach Brett Brown told reporters that Ben Simmons is fully recovered from his back injury, which he suffered on Feb. 22 against the Bucks.
“He’s good to go. He’s put in a tremendous amount of work for me to be able to confidently say that,” he said on a conference call (h/t Tim Bontemps of ESPN).
“As you search for silver linings with this pandemic and the way things have shaped up, it would be hard-pressed for me to find something more obvious than this: It’s enabled Ben to reclaim his health. He’s good to go, and we look forward to watching him with what I’m told is effectively 100 percent health.”
Back in April, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan reported that the former first-round pick would be ready to go if the 2019/20 season resumed.
Additionally, MacMullan also mentioned that the Sixers plan was to bring back Simmons towards the end of the regular season, to get prepared for the NBA playoffs.
However, as we all know, the NBA had their season suspended on Mar. 11, which allowed Simmons and other players to recover from their respective injuries.
With Simmons back in the fold, the Sixers should be in good shape heading down to the bubble in Orlando, Florida, barring any other foreseen circumstances.
When healthy, Simmons is one of the best two-way players in the league and adds another dimension to the Sixers’ offense. This season, the former LSU standout is averaging 16.7 points, 8.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Over the past season, Shake Milton became a bright spot in what turned out to be a disappointing year (so far) for the 76ers. Now that the season is set to resume with 8 games before the playoffs, Brett Brown has an easy move to make on his roster by giving Shake Milton a spot […]Shake Milton should be in the starting lineup for the Sixers — The Liberty Line
This comes after Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that professional sports teams can begin practicing and resume competition in New Jersey.Philadelphia 76ers To Begin ‘Phased Reopening For Voluntary, Individual Workouts’ At Camden Complex — CBS Philly
Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand seems to have his team operating under the assumption the NBA will move on from the remainder of the regular season and instead jump directly into the postseason. It’s why Brand has the Sixers focusing on the Boston Celtics, specifically, amid quarantine. As you may remember, prior to the…Sixers Doing ‘Deep Dive’ On Celtics, Expecting First-Round Playoff Matchup — NESN.com
NBA practice facilities have been closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But two Philadelphia stars received permission to use the 76ers’ facility. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have been utilizing the Camden, NJ building, according to 76ers general manager Elton Brand. “Ben and others have been given permission to use our facility,” he said,…Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Given Permission To Use 76ers’ Practice Facility — NESN.com