76ers counting on free agents, draft picks for better future
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 76ers are ready to dump Philadelphia for the promise of a fresh start practicing in New Jersey. But who comes along for the ride? The Sixers have pointed to the fall opening of their state-of-the art 120,000-square foot training headquarters in Camden as the rebirth of the distressed franchise. Team officials tout the hydrotherapy room, two regulation-size courts and a private players restaurant among the goodies that will keep their stars happy and entice free agents to sign. Selling players on t
TORONTO (AP) Toronto coach Dwane Casey probably could be forgiven for a bit of scoreboard watching Tuesday night. Though the Raptors' 12th straight win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 122-98, did not affect their Eastern Conference playoff standings, a couple other games did. The Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons fell to the Miami Heat. That meant the Pacers secured the seventh seed and will face the Raptors in the first round starting this weekend. Casey, who had refused to talk about who his te
Analysis: Okafor's rookie season came to an end in late March, when he required a procedure to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee. The big man will likely be back at full strength by June, so he's in little danger of being limited during training camp.
Analysis: Coach Brett Brown commented Thursday that both Embiid and Jahlil Okafor (knee) are progressing as expected, but it's still unclear when Embiid might be able to make his professional debut. The team has generally kept the situation close to the vest, though Embiid was reportedly showing increased mobility during shooting drills earlier this month. At this point, it seems rather unlikely that Embiid would play in summer league, with a debut during the preseason looking like the more realistic scenario.