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  • Bob Cooney: Sixers draft for the future, once again

    PHILADELPHIA If you are a fan of sequels, then the 76ers are the team for you. "Tanking 2" is coming to the Wells Fargo Center and NBA arenas all over the NBA. For the second consecutive season, the Sixers acquired an injured big man, this time...
  • 76ers resigned to slow progress. GM Brown looked ahead

    This is why Brett Brown insisted his coaching contract with the 76ers would be guaranteed for four years instead of three, or get yourself another guy. General manager Sam Hinkie told Brown the goal, but was also honest about the path. It would be slow....
  • Sixers select Embiid with third pick in NBA Draft

    Sixers select Embiid with third pick in NBA Draft
    NEW YORK — Sam Hinkie went big for the second straight year. At 7:52 p.m., commissioner Adam Silver announced that Hinkie and the Sixers had selected Kansas center Joel Embiid at No. 3 in Thursday night's NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. The 7-...
  • Unable to move up in draft, 76ers take a chance with Joel Embiid

    NEW YORK Sam Hinkie is a gambling man. The 76ers general manager selected former Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick in Thursday night's NBA draft at the Barclays Center. The Sixers made the pick after their proposed trade with the Cleveland...
  • Sixers' 2nd-round picks offer intrigue

    PHILADELPHIA The 76ers hold seven picks in Thursday night's NBA draft, or, analytically speaking, 11.67 percent of all the selections available to the 30 teams. The first two of those picks the third and the 10th in the opening round are the most...
  • Dante Exum, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid: Who will Sixers get in draft?

    Dante Exum, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid: Who will Sixers get in draft?
    NEW YORK — Australian Dante Exum enjoys being what he called "a mystery guy." "Being in the States walking down the street and no one knows who you are is a good thing," Exum said during Wednesday's pre-draft media availability at the Times Square...
  • Examining the Orlando Magic-Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumor

    Examining the Orlando Magic-Cleveland Cavaliers trade rumor
    On Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Orlando Magic have attempted to move up (and have considered moving down) in the 2014 NBA Draft. The parameters of a potential deal have become more clear recently. The Magic supposedly have offered...
  • Orlando Magic will have to confront risk in the 2014 NBA Draft

    Orlando Magic will have to confront risk in the 2014 NBA Draft
    For the Orlando Magic, the 2014 NBA Draft is shaping up as a referendum on how much risk the team is willing to accept. The team will face a difficult choice if it keeps the fourth overall pick. Either center Joel Embiid or guard Danté Exum, perhaps...
  • Embiid's injury means Sixers will have to get creative to get their man

    Perhaps the Philadelphia 76ers' most important NBA Draft in 30 years just became more complicated. The diagnosis of Kansas center Joel Embiid's stress fracture in his right foot that is expected to sideline him for a minimum of four months (he was...
  • Parsing Riley's words while wondering

    Parsing Riley's words while wondering
       Apparently LeBron James couldn't come up with the speaker's fee, so he didn't get his private audience with Pat Riley. Instead, he found himself, like many, as just another spectator.    That's what made Riley's season-ending Miami Heat soliloquy...
  • Magic can't gamble on taking Embiid

    Deflated by their lottery position last month, the Magic might have a shot at picking the projected best player in a star-studded draft after all. The catch? Joel Embiid is damaged goods. And you know what that means: The Magic and their faithful...
  • Bob Ford: Embiid's injury sends shudder down draft order

    As long as the goal is set exactly 10 feet off the floor just like back in good, old Hickory basketball coaches and team executives will always see the value, and hear the siren song, of having players able to visit that lofty area with ease. Height is...