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Sixers say there is currently no load managing plan for Joel Embiid

Sixers say there is currently no load managing plan for Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of a 4-game road trip and they will begin a back-to-back on Friday when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans and then the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. This is a big challenge for them as they continue to manage the injury to Joel Embiid.Embiid missed 10 games due to a bone bruise in his left knee and he sat out the second game of a back-to-back in his most recent return. Considering that he is continuing the recovery from the injury, the Sixers will have to make a decision.Coach Doc Rivers said there currently is no plan to load manage him,...

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Joel Embiid, Sixers react to sweeping Celtics for first time since 2001

Joel Embiid, Sixers react to sweeping Celtics for first time since 2001

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is one of the more dominant players in the game. Once he gets the ball down on the low block, it is either a bucket or he s getting fouled and getting to the line. Teams can't even double him anymore due to the new weapons surrounding him.In Tuesday's 106-96 win over the Boston Celtics, Embiid had 35 points and six rebounds to lead the way in the win. The big fella got the free-throw line a whopping 20 times making 16 of them and he completely bullied all of Boston's bigs in the...The Philadelphia 76ers are a team that will hang its hat on the defensive...

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Doc Rivers not concerned with Ben Simmons as a scorer for Sixers

Doc Rivers not concerned with Ben Simmons as a scorer for Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is one of the more unique superstars in the game. He has a huge impact on the floor, but he is not one to go out there and score a bunch of points, and sometimes that can frustrate fans and people who see his size and skill who believe he should do more out on the floor.In Sunday’s , the team was missing Joel Embiid as he continues his recovery from the bone bruise in his knee. This is a game where Simmons should have stepped up as the team’s other star and put points on the board for his team as he did in February against the Utah Jazz when .On Sunday,...

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Sixers coach Doc Rivers provides update on Joel Embiid, says he's close

Sixers coach Doc Rivers provides update on Joel Embiid, says he's close

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a tough stretch of their schedule where they are playing 10 out of 12 games on the road and they have not had their MVP candidate, Joel Embiid, since March 12. The big fella went down with a bone bruise in his knee that night, but the Sixers have been 6-2 since he’s been out.Obviously, the Sixers are anxious to have their best player back out on the floor with them as soon as possible. Friday would mark three weeks since his injury and there is hope that he can return for their weekend home games, but there is no guarantee.The Sixers did say that...

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Mar 30
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Sixers veteran Danny Green reflects on the night the NBA was suspended

Sixers veteran Danny Green reflects on the night the NBA was suspended

While the Philadelphia 76ers are in Chicago as they prepare for the second half of the season against the Bulls, their G League affiliate was playing in the championship game in the Orlando bubble.The Delaware Blue Coats have had a terrific season, but they ran into a buzzsaw in the Lakeland Magic on Thursday afternoon. The Magic shot the ball very well (49.4%) compared to Delaware's 31.4%, and they knocked off the Blue Coats 97-78 to win the 2021 G League championship.The Sixers had two rookies with the Blue Coats and both struggled a bit in this one. Paul...At this point of the season,...

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Ky Carlin
Mar 11
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Doc Rivers wants Sixers to help Joel Embiid find answers on offense

Doc Rivers wants Sixers to help Joel Embiid find answers on offense

The G League is meant for young players to go down and develop without the pressure of having to perform at a high level for an NBA team. For Philadelphia 76ers rookie Isaiah Joe, he has been using his opportunity down in the bubble in Orlando and he showed up big time in a playoff win.The team's G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, was making their first-ever playoff appearance on Monday and they needed a big performance in order to get a win. Joe delivered by going for 28 points while shooting 7-for-15 from deep while also grabbing...The Philadelphia 76ers are getting set to begin...

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Mar 8
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Sixers stars Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons officially ruled out for All-Star game

Sixers stars Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons officially ruled out for All-Star game

The league’s health and safety protocols have struck the Philadelphia 76ers once again. After dealing with the protocols in January, their two All-Stars are dealing with it at the moment in Atlanta.Star duo Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have officially been ruled out for the All-Star game on Sunday due to contact tracing with a barber they came in contact with before they took the trip to Atlanta. The barber had an inconclusive test and there was hope that they could play, but the barber’s test has returned positive and the star duo have been ruled out for the game on Sunday night.The...

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Sixers match Joel Embiid's $100,000 donation to combat homelessness

Sixers match Joel Embiid's $100,000 donation to combat homelessness

With the Philadelphia 76ers and the rest of the NBA at the All-Star break, it is time for the festivities to begin. Well, sort of. All of the regular All-Star events will be happening, except for the Rising Stars Challenge, and they will all be happening on Sunday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.While the Sixers will not have a representative in the 3-point shootout, now is the time to go back and take a look at some of the top 3-point shooters in the storied history of one of the NBA's oldest franchises.The following is a list of...The first half of the 2020-21 NBA season is officially in...

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Mar 6
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Doc Rivers campaigns for Sixers guard Ben Simmons to be named DPOY

Doc Rivers campaigns for Sixers guard Ben Simmons to be named DPOY

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons continues to make strides on the offensive end of the floor as assistant Sam Cassell has done a great job with him on that end. However, on the other end, Simmons is one of the elite defenders in the league.He did a terrific job against Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, leading a team effort that held him to 12-for-34 shooting. Sure, Mitchell scored 33 points, but he struggled shooting the ball.When defended by Simmons, he shot 5-for-15 and he was 2-for-8 from deep. The way Simmons stayed in front of him and harassed him into tough shots all night was...

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Doc Rivers realizing that Joel Embiid is a better defender than he thought

Doc Rivers realizing that Joel Embiid is a better defender than he thought

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is putting up big numbers on the offensive end of the floor and there is no denying that, but he is not just a one-way player. The big fella is one of the better defenders in the NBA as well.Embiid is one of those shot blockers that make defenders think twice and sometimes even three times before putting up a shot against him. His instincts and timing in order to get a blocked shot are impeccable and that allows the Sixers to be one of the better defensive teams in the league.Even in the pick-and-roll game, coach Doc Rivers is able to use Embiid up more...

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Feb 27
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