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Give and Go: Which Sixer has been the most surprising?
In our latest Give and Go discussion,'s Matt Haughton and Paul Hudrick pick their most surprising Sixers this season. 
NBA All-Star Saturday: Robinson III dunk champion; Gordon wins 3-point contest
Glenn Robinson III is the new dunk king, while Eric Gordon won the three-point contest and Kristaps Porzingis won the Skills Challenge.
Report: Sixers sat Okafor because trade with Blazers was 'close to happening'
The Sixers reportedly held Jahlil Okafor out last week because a trade with Portland was close, but the Blazers pulled out.
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Could Mavericks be potential fit for Jahlil Okafor?
With trade rumors running rampant, the Dallas Mavericks have reportedly kicked the tires on a possible Jahlil Okafor trade.
Saric belongs in Rising Stars game, did Jahlil Okafor actually play?
Joel Embiid tweeted from the bench as Dario Saric and Jahlil Okafor participated on opposite sides of the U.S. vs. World competition of the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge.
Give and Go: Who has been Sixers’ MVP, LVP so far this season?
In our latest Give and Go discussion,'s Matt Haughton and Paul Hudrick pick their All-Star break MVP and LVP.
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2017 NBA draft: Kane's top 10 prospects 1.0
The Sixers have made progress but are still building. With the All-Star break here, let's look at the top 10 prospects in college hoops. By Sean Kane
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Saric, Okafor enjoying Rising Stars Challenge as Embiid makes his own fun
Dario Saric and Jahlil Okafor enjoyed playing in the Rising Stars Challenge, while Joel Embiid had his own fun from the sidelines. By Joseph Halm
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All-Star Notes: Embiid 'hopeful' for quick return; Okafor talks uncertain future
Joel Embiid is eyeing his return, Jahlil Okafor remains unsure of his future and Dario Saric is enjoying a "special" experience. By Joseph Halm
Joel Embiid and Dario Saric sure seem to be enjoying ASG weekend in NOLA
Dario Saric and Joel Embiid sure seem to be enjoying their first experience at NBA All-Star weekend down in New Orleans.
Data shows Joel Embiid ran an unprecedented All-Star campaign
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid ran perhaps one of the greatest NBA All-Star campaigns of all-time. Sadly, the popular vote doesn't always deliver when you really need it to.
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Sixers on All-Star break: Noel, Simmons to Miami, Stauskas on TV
On the All-Star break, some Sixers will be in New Orleans, while others are spreading out around the country. By Jessica Camerato
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Joel Embiid wants to play back-to-backs this season but probably won't
Joel Embiid wants a taste of playing back-to-back games this season but the schedule probably won't allow it. By Corey Seidman
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Doctor: Embiid's bone bruise, meniscal tear likely from 2 different instances
According to Virtua co-medical director Dr. Mark Schwartz, Joel Embiid's bone bruise and meniscal tear were likely suffered on different plays.
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Best of NBA: Bulls sneak past Celtics on Butler's last-second free throws
Jimmy Butler made two free throws left with 0.9 seconds left to give the Bulls a 104-103 win over the Celtics. That and more from Thursday's NBA action.
Report: Ben Simmons' foot might not be fully healed, exam next week
Ben Simmons' foot might not be fully healed, according to a report, and he has an appointment with specialists next week. By Corey Seidman
Does the Sixers' injury reporting really matter?
People are upset the Sixers' hid the full extent of Joel Embiid's injury, but do they have reason to be?
Sixers enter All-Star break the world's most intriguing 21-35 team
As messy as the Philadelphia 76ers have been off the court the past few weeks, they've been veritable poetry in motion on it, and beating the Celtics for the first time in forever would've given 'em four Ws
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Robert Covington says 'I'll be fine' after suffering head injury
Robert Covington suffered a head contusion after a rough collision against the Celtics but he expects to be fine. By Jessica Camerato
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Jahlil Okafor returns in Sixers' loss to Celtics as All-Star break awaits
Jahlil Okafor returned Wednesday and fit in "seamlessly," Brett Brown said, but the Sixers still fell to the Celtics, 116-108. By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Raptors rally from 17 down in 4th quarter to beat Hornets
We recap Wednesday's top NBA action, including the Raptors pulling off a furious rally for a 90-85 win over the Hornets.
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Instant Replay: Sixers' 3-game win streak snapped before All-Star break
Jahlil Okafor made his return for the Sixers as they allowed Isaiah Thomas to score 33 points in a 116-108 loss to the Celtics. By Jessica Camerato
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Brett Brown on Ben Simmons: 'We do expect him to play this year'
Brett Brown said that the Sixers do expect No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons to play at some point this season. By Jessica Camerato
The Dario-McConnell 'Perfect Strangers' mashup you didn't know you needed
Our pals over on the television side at CSNPhilly put together this fantastic mashup of Dario and T.J. set to the Perfect Strangers intro music.
Is it awkward having Jahlil Okafor back with Sixers?
Jahlil Okafor and Brett Brown discuss having Okafor return to the Sixers after a two-game absence.
Sixers fall in Forbes' rankings of most valuable NBA teams
In the latest Forbes' rankings of valuable NBA franchises, the 76ers have fallen several spots from the last time. By Josh Ellis. 
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Okafor deal reportedly 'in gridlock,' and no one buying what Sixers are selling
The Jahlil Okafor trade is "stuck in gridlock," per The Ringer, and no one is buying what the Sixers are selling. 
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Back with Sixers, Jahlil Okafor thought there was 'good chance' of trade
Jahlil Okafor is back with the Sixers tonight, but thought there was a "good chance" he was going to be traded this week. By Jessica Camerato
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Sixers-Celtics 5 things: Avenging two extremely close losses
After losing to the Celtics this season by 1 and 4 points, the Sixers try to get over the hump and win a fourth straight game. Matt Haughton's game notes
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Joel Embiid will be in New Orleans but will sit out All-Star events
Joel Embiid will be in New Orleans for All-Star weekend but will not participate in the Rising Stars or Skills competitions.
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On the move or here to stay? Okafor rejoins Sixers with future still unclear
Jahlil Okafor rejoined the Sixers after missing the last two games amid trade speculation, but is he back with the team for good? By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Love-less Cavs overcome Wiggins' 41 points
Minus Kevin Love, the Cavs were able to hold on for a 116-108 win over Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves. That and more from Tuesday's top NBA action.
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Jahlil Okafor joins Sixers in Boston after two-game absence
Jahlil Okafor joined the Sixers in Boston on Tuesday, the day before they play the Celtics at TD Garden. By Jessica Camerato
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Nate Robinson looks rusty in Delaware 87ers debut
Nate Robinson made his NBA D-League debut for the Delaware 87ers on Tuesday, coming off the bench to play 18 minutes
Joel Embiid appears to have found himself a Valentine — or maybe not
The photo was posted on February 14th by the very attractive young lady who appeared on E!'s WAGS TV series.
You can now buy an official #RaiseTheCat T-shirt from the Sixers
#RaiseTheCat has gone mainstream. From your Twitter feed to your chest. It's now available on official merch.
All of these Philly sports Valentine's break our heart
Nothing says romance like Philadelphia sports.
Dario Saric
Dario Saric's production, confidence on rise as season pushes forward
After an adjustment period early in the season, Dario Saric is more comfortable with the Sixers and his recent hot streak is proof. By Jessica Camerato
Lunch Break: Does bulletin board material really work?
Jillian Mele and Barrett Brooks discuss how players' comments before a game can impact performance.
NBA Notes: Serge Ibaka traded to Raptors
Toronto and Orlando have agreed on a trade that will send Serge Ibaka to the Raptors for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick. That and more from around the NBA.
Joel Embiid is ruined forever
This post was written by the estimable FakeWIPCaller. Please, please, please don't make us explain.
The Jahlil situation is a mess, but at least we still have Nerlens
This is not a good situation.
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Best of NBA: Jokic posts triple-double as Nuggets blast Warriors
We recap Monday's top NBA action, including Nikola Jokic recording his second triple-double in the the Nuggets' 132-110 win over the Warriors.
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Watch: Dario Saric may not trust the high five after this one
Dario Saric is trusting the friendship, but he may not always trust the high five after Monday night.
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Sixers on Batum's guarantee: 'You can't say that with us'
After Nicolas Batum guaranteed a victory, the Sixers made him eat those words with a 105-99 win over the Hornets on Monday. By Jessica Camerato
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Michael Jordan, Adam Silver helping to repair Charles Oakley-James Dolan relationship
Michael Jordan and Adam Silver are stepping in to help out the relationship between Charles Oakley and James Dolan.
CSN NBA Insiders: Oakley, Dolan feud; Okafor deal soon?
CSN's NBA Insiders take a look at the latest trade rumors, Charles Oakley getting banned from Madison Square Garden and Kevin Durant returning to Oklahoma City.
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Instant Replay: Sixers tie season high with 3rd straight win
After Nicolas Batum guaranteed a victory, the Sixers made him eat those words with a 105-99 win over the Hornets on Monday. By Jessica Camerato
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Ben Simmons 'moving forward,' but 5-on-5 during All-Star break unlikely
Brett Brown on Monday said Ben Simmons is "moving forward" in his rehab but "at a very slow pace." By Jessica Camerato
Bulls' pursuit of another 1st-round pick could be Jahlil Okafor-related
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly trying to trade for another first-round pick, which could be related to their pursuit of Jahlil Okafor. By Corey Seidman
Does Sixers' Joel Embiid need to protect himself better on the court?
There are a lot of words to describe Joel Embiid. Amazing. Uncanny. Special. Lately, a few others are coming to mind.  
NBA Power Rankings: After Sixers split their games, opinions split too
The Sixers split their four games this week -- without Joel Embiid -- but did they rise or fall in power rankings? By Mike Murphy
NBA Notes: Cavaliers trade 'Birdman' Andersen to Hornets
The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Chris "Birdman" Andersen to the Hornets for a second-round pick to lead off today's NBA Notes. 
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Brett Brown: 'Jahlil Okafor's situation is transparent'
Jahlil Okafor isn't with the team as trade talks sizzle, but Brett Brown said his player's situation is "transparent." By Jessica Camerato
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If Sixers trade Jahlil Okafor to Pelicans, Jrue Holiday reunion unlikely
Hoping the Sixers and Jrue Holiday reunite this offseason? Well, it probably means not trading Jahlil Okafor to New Orleans. Here's why. By Corey Seidman
Sixers-Hornets 5 things: Nicolas Batum guarantees Charlotte win
The Sixers look for their first road win in nearly 3 weeks tonight against the Hornets, as Nicolas Batum guarantees a Charlotte win. By Matt Haughton
Happy win No. 20, Brett Brown
As much as has been said about the transformative power of Joel Embiid on this Sixers squad -- all fair, and all earned -- kudos really need to go to Coach Brown for how he's managed to keep this team from f
Best of NBA: Knicks end tumultuous homestand with win over Spurs
Carmelo Anthony dropped 25 points to lead the Knicks past the Spurs to end a tumultuous five-game homestand.
Philadelphia sports fan stereotypes mocked in spot-on video
Philly sports fans were perfectly mocked in Whistle Sports' latest "Every Fan You Know" video.
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Source: Jahlil Okafor does not travel with team to Charlotte amid trade rumors
With trade rumors swirling, Jahlil Okafor did not travel with the team to Charlotte for Monday's game vs. Hornets, according to a source. By Jessica Camerato
Examining likely suitors and trade scenarios for Jahlil Okafor
Jahlil Okafor looks to be on his way out, so who are the leading suitors for the big man, and what can they offer the Sixers in return? By Paul Hudrick
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Reported Nuggets-Blazers swap could take both out of Okafor sweepstakes
The Nuggets and Blazers reportedly swapped big men Jusuf Nurkic and Mason Plumlee on Sunday, potentially taking them out of play for a trade for Jahlil Okafor.
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Sixers snap NBA's 'hottest team' Heat's 13-game winning streak
T.J. McConnell's double-double helped the Sixers end the Heat's 13-game winning streak Saturday with a 117-109 win. By Jessica Camerato
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Brett Brown: Okafor a DNP in Sixers' W over Heat because of 'trade rumors'
Jahlil Okafor didn't play Saturday in the Sixers' 117-109 win over the Heat because of "trade rumors," according to Brett Brown. By Jessica Camerato
Best of NBA: Warriors win in Kevin Durant's return to Oklahoma City
Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City as the Golden State Warriors beat the Thunder, 130-114, in a chippy game Saturday night.
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Instant Replay: Sixers 117, Heat 109
Dario Saric (19 points) had another big night as the Sixers cooled off the Heat with a 117-109 win on Saturday night. By Jessica Camerato
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Bryan Colangelo: Joel Embiid has 'very minor meniscal tear' in left knee
Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo on Saturday night revealed Joel Embiid has "a very minor meniscal tear" in his left knee. By Tom Dougherty
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Joel Embiid: 'I'm not healthy ... I'm not able to play right now'
Talking to the media for the first time in weeks, Joel Embiid says he is "not able to play right now." By Jessica Camerato
Sixers-Heat 5 things: Time for the Sixers to start a streak of their own?
Dario Saric and the Sixers will try to contain Hassan Whiteside and the red-hot Heat at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m./CSN, and the NBC Sports app).
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Just let Joel Embiid be himself
Sixers fans might be upset Joel Embiid, who's missed the last eight games, danced at a Meek Mill concert last night, but they shouldn't be.
Shirtless Joel Embiid dances on stage at Meek Mill concert
Joel Embiid is a national treasure.
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Best of NBA: Draymond Green posts rare triple-double in Warriors' win
Draymond Green notched a rare triple-double with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Warriors' win over the Grizzlies. That and more from Friday's top NBA action.
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A look at Dario Saric's odds to win NBA Rookie of the Month for February
With Joel Embiid sitting out every game in February so far, is teammate Dario Saric the frontrunner for the Rookie of the Month? By Jessica Camerato
Highlights from Bryan Colangelo's interview with 94 WIP
Sixers GM spoke on 94 WIP on Friday afternoon to discuss everything from Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Nerlens Noel to potential trade options.
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NBA Notes: Charles Oakley banned from Knicks games
Former Knicks big man Charles Oakley was banned from Madison Square Garden by chairman James Dolan after Wednesday's incident. That and more from around the NBA.  
Joel Embiid using his free time to film commercial for national brand
Former Philly newscaster for Fox29, Billy Vargas, shared some photos of Embiid at the shoot and says it's for a product you likely know well.
Colangelo: Doubtful Joel Embiid returns for Sixers before All-Star break
Bryan Colangelo finally gave an update on Joel Embiid, saying the big man is doubtful to return before the All-Star break.
A catalyst during Heat's streak, Dion Waiters set for weekend homecoming
Philly native Dion Waiters has averaged 20.6 points during the Heat's 12-game win streak, and is set this weekend for a homecoming. By Jessica Camerato
Is Dario Saric next in line for Rookie of the Year?
Dario Saric was absolutely brilliant against the Magic, the kind of versatile, whirling-dervish frontcourt player we hoped we were waiting for as he took two years to come from Croatia.
Photo: Nik Stauskas' cat Dribbles gets in on #RaiseTheCat
Nik Stauskas shared a photo of his dad raising his cat Dribbles after the Sixers win over the Magic on Thursday night.
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Ersan Ilyasova sounds like he wants to stay; which direction do Sixers go?
With career highs in minutes, points, field goals and threes, Ersan Ilyasova is performing in a contract year and sounds like he wants to stay with the Sixers. By Corey Seidman
McConnell: 'the clutchest player in the history of the NBA' according to Embiid
At least one NBA player seems to believe T.J. McConnell is the most clutch ever.
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Best of NBA: Russell Westbrook's triple-double pushes Thunder past Cavs
Russell Westbrook notched another triple-double and the Thunder beat the Cavs, 118-109. Here's a recap of Thursday's action around the NBA.
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Sixers beat Magic behind Saric's career night, McConnell's clutch jumper
Dario Saric scored a career-high 24 points and T.J. McConnell hit a last-second shot to give the Sixers a wild 112-111 win over Orlando. By Bill Fay
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Instant Replay: Sixers 112, Magic 111
Dario Saric scored a career-high 24 points and T.J. McConnell hit a jumper in the final seconds for a wild 112-111 win over the Magic. By Bill Fay
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NBA Notes: Bucks' Jabari Parker out for season with torn ACL
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is out for the season after tearing his ACL for the second time.
Sixers-Magic 5 things: A chance to end the 5-game skid
The Magic are 20-34 and 29th in the NBA in scoring, giving the Sixers an opportunity to end their 5-game skid. Matt Haughton's game notes
Years after leaving, Brett Brown still has lasting effect on Spurs
Brett Brown left the Spurs to become the Sixers' head coach in 2013, but his old team (and Gregg Popovich) still raves about him. By Jessica Camerato
Bryan Cranston attends Sixers game, wants to watch Embiid 'COOK'
If there's anybody that can appreciate a good (scientific) process, it's Walter White.
Let's keep Stauskas coming off the bench for the time being
For the Sixers' sake, it's better if Nik Stauskas continues to come off the bench right now.
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Brett Brown: Jahlil Okafor 'a more capable' jump shooter than most realize
On the night Jahlil Okafor set career highs in free throws made and attempted, Brett Brown said he's "almost a more capable" elbow player than post player. By Corey Seidman
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Jahlil Okafor focused on moment, not rumors: 'I'm a Sixer right now'
Jahlil Okafor knows trade rumors will surround him until the Feb. 23 deadline, but he's only worrying about being a Sixer. By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Heat crush Bucks, push win streak to 12 games
We recap Wednesday's top NBA action, including the Heat rolling to a 106-88 victory over the Bucks to push their win streak to 12 straight games.
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Instant Replay: Spurs 111, Sixers 103
The Sixers kept pace with the Spurs for most of the night, but they couldn't push ahead down the stretch in a 111-103 loss. By Jessica Camerato
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Ex-Knicks big man Charles Oakley arrested after altercation at MSG
Charles Oakley was escorted from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation near Knicks owner James Dolan.
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Brett Brown on Jahlil Okafor trade rumors: 'It's part of our world'
Brett Brown knows the trade rumors surrounding Jahlil Okafor won't slow down anytime soon, but that won't cause him to coach the big man any differently. By Corey Seidman
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Sixers Notes: 'Extreme caution' with Embiid; Brown talks Simmons plans
Brett Brown is using "extreme caution" with Joel Embiid's bone bruise, and he laid out some plans to bring Ben Simmons along. By Corey Seidman
The700Level Show: Bye bye, Okafor?
National NBA writer for the Washington Post Tim Bontemps joins The700Level Show to discuss the Sixers' playoff chances, the future of Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel, and if the team will get the Lakers'...
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Delaware 87ers acquire former NBA guard Nate Robinson
The Delaware 87ers on Wednesday acquired former NBA point guard Nate Robinson. By Tom Ignudo
Embiid (not playing) considering bringing back goggles to the court
Joel Embiid is looking for your input on bringing back goggles to the NBA.
Lunch Break: When will Embiid return to the court?
Jillian Mele and Barrett Brooks discuss the Sixers' struggles without Joel Embiid to start February.
Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid to miss next 2 games
Joel Embiid's knee injury will keep him out for at least the next two games -- vs. the Spurs and in Orlando. By Corey Seidman. 
Sixers-Spurs 5 things: Another chance to showcase Jahlil Okafor
With Joel Embiid still out with a knee injury, Jahlil Okafor will get another chance to showcase his skills amid trade rumors. By Matt Haughton
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Best of NBA: McCollum caps late flurry with game-winner for Blazers
C.J. McCollum capped off his late scoring binge with a floater with 0.9 remaining to give the Blazers a 114-113 win over the Mavs. That and more from Thursday's top NBA action.
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87ers guard, Temple product Dionte Christmas suffers ruptured Achilles
Temple product and 87ers guard, Dionte Christmas, suffered a ruptured right Achilles during a D-League game on Tuesday night. By Jessica Camerato
Showcasing Jahlil Okafor: What could go wrong?
Sixers fans are certainly hoping that execs are reading the box scores and not much else.
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Jahlil Okafor puts trade talk aside with solid effort in loss to Pistons
Despite trade talk swirling around him, Jahlil Okafor expressed his desire to stay with the Sixers after a 113-96 loss to Detroit. By James Schmehl
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Best of NBA: Cavs top Wizards in OT thriller after LeBron fouls out
LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving all took turns dominating in the Cavs' thrilling 140-13 OT win over the Wizards. That and more from Monday's top NBA action.
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Instant Replay: Pistons 113, Sixers 96
The Sixers were no match for Tobias Harris and the Pistons in a 113-96 loss on Monday to close out their four-game road trip. By James Schmehl
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Brown: 'We talk freely' with Okafor, Sixers about trade rumors
With Jahlil Okafor's name heating up in trade chatter, Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he talks freely about the "rampant" rumors with his players. By James Schmehl
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Jahlil Okafor would fit well with Anthony Davis and Pelicans
Why would the New Orleans Pelicans want Jahlil Okafor? He would be a nice complement with All-Star big man Anthony Davis. By Jessica Camerato
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Source: Sixers, Pelicans have discussed trade for Jahlil Okafor
The Sixers and Pelicans have engaged in trade talks regarding center Jahlil Okafor, per a league source and multiple reports. 
NBA Power Rankings Roundup: Sixers fall after rocky start to February
As Joel Embiid has missed several games recently, the Sixers have slipped in several power rankings. 
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CSN Insiders Notebook: Magic Johnson returns; Serge Ibaka on the move?
This week's CSN NBA Insiders Notebook includes Magic Johnson's return and Serge Ibaka's trade candidacy.
Sixers-Pistons 5 things: Returning to the scene of their most lopsided win
The banged-up Sixers have been victimized on the boards lately and have another huge challenge tonight in Andre Drummond. By Matt Haughton
Robert Covington probable to return; Jahlil Okafor to start vs. Pistons
After missing three straight games with a right hand contusion, Robert Covington is probable to return for the Sixers tonight in Detroit.
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Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from Lower Merion HS
Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at Lower Merion.
Best of NBA: Celtics say goodbye to Paul Pierce, beat Clippers
The Celtics stole the spotlight from former Boston captain Paul Pierce in his final game at the Garden with a 107-102 win over the Clippers.
Say goodbye to hopes of the 8th seed, Sixers fans
Well, it was a fun playoff push while it lasted.
Aggressive Hassan Whiteside dominates undermanned Sixers
Hassan Whiteside took advantage of an undermanned Sixers team, dropping 30 points and 20 rebounds in 27 minutes. By Jessica Camerato
Instant Replay: Heat 125, Sixers 102
The Sixers ran into a buzzsaw in a 125-102 loss to Hassan Whiteside and the Heat in Miami Saturday night. By Jessica Camerato
Covington (hand) out vs. Heat; Noel (illness), Okafor (knee) probable
Sixers' Robert Covington will be sidelined for the third straight game Saturday vs. the Heat with a bruised right hand. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are probable.
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Jahlil Okafor addresses trade rumors: It 'doesn't bother me'
Second NBA season, second go-around with trade rumors. Jahlil Okafor knows how to handle the buzz by now. By Jessica Camerato
Sixers Injury Update: Embiid, Covington, Okafor out vs. Heat
Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor are out for tonight's game against the Heat. Nerlens Noel will start at center for the Sixers. By Jessica Camerato
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Sixers-Heat 5 things: Banged-up lineup gets NBA's hottest team
The shorthanded Sixers will roll into Miami for the latest stop on their road trip to face the NBA's hottest team in the Heat (7:30 p.m./CSN). By Matt Haughton
Houston Rockets, NBA, James Harden
Best of NBA: Harden scores 42, rallies Rockets past Bulls in OT
James Harden scored 42 points to help give the Rockets a 121-117 comeback over the Bulls in OT. That and more from Friday's top NBA action.
Heat are hot; Sixers will try to cool them off on Saturday
The Sixers will try to put an end to the red-hot Heat's nine-game win streak when they face them in Miami on Saturday. By Jessica Camerato 
NBA Notes: Kevin Love doesn't expect to be traded
Kevin Love does not believe he is a trade piece for the Cavaliers.
Some Sixers fans would trade Okafor to Chicago for some pizza
Rumblings hit the Internet on Thursday evening that the Chicago Bulls have some interest in Philadelphia 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor.
Gregg Popovich's top quotes on Brett Brown, Joel Embiid
Here are the five best quotes on Brett Brown and Joel Embiid from the always fascinating Gregg Popovich. By Jessica Camerato
How can Bulls match up with Sixers in a Jahlil Okafor trade?
The Bulls have reportedly inquired about Jahlil Okafor, but are they a match with the Sixers? Here are a few potential trade ideas. By Corey Seidman
Come back, good 76ers players
Without Joel Embiid, Nerlens Noel or Robert Covington -- very arguably the Sixers' three best players at this point in time -- the Sixers took a lead halfway into the third quarter in San Antonio.
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Sixers' Embiid, Covington uncertain for next stop of road trip in Miami
Joel Embiid and Robert Covington are uncertain to play during the next stop of the Sixers' road trip in Miami on Saturday night. By Jessica Camerato
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McConnell takes blame after Sixers' loss to Spurs: 'I was crappy tonight'
T.J. McConnell placed the blame on himself after the Sixers came unglued during the second half of a 102-86 loss to the Spurs. By Jessica Camerato
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Report: Bulls have inquired about Sixers center Jahlil Okafor
According to a report from, the Bulls have inquired about a trade for Sixers big man and Chicago native Jahlil Okafor.
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Best of NBA: Howard stars in return to Houston as Hawks rally for win
We recap Thursday's top NBA action, including Dwight Howard putting up a monster double-double in his return to Houston as the Hawks notched a 113-108 comeback win.
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Instant Replay: Spurs 102, Sixers 86
The Sixers let things get away in the third quarter again to continue their misery in San Antonio with a 102-86 loss to the Spurs. By Jessica Camerato
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Joel Embiid named to Skills Challenge for All-Star weekend
Sixers rookie phenom Joel Embiid was named as a participant in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during All-Star weekend.
Sixers Injury Update: Noel (upper-respiratory infection) out, leaves team with 9 healthy players
Nerlens Noel (upper-respiratory infection) missed the Sixers' game against the Spurs, which left the team with just nine healthy players.
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3 in a row: Joel Embiid named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
For the third straight month to start his NBA career, Joel Embiid was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.
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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons ranked high on ESPN's Top 25 Under 25
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons ranked high on ESPN's "Top 25 Under 25" list, while Jahlil Okafor didn't make the cut.
Sixers-Spurs 5 things: Get back on the glass
The Sixers continue their road trip against the Spurs on Thursday night and know they need to hit the glass harder. By Matt Haugton
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Robert Covington's absence 'massive' but benefits Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
Brett Brown called the absence of Robert Covington "massive," but it's also a necessary learning experience for rookie Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. By Jessica Camerato
Is Ersanity finally coming to an end?
Ersan Ilyasova has been a key piece for the Sixers this season, but his shot selection has left a lot to be desired. By Andrew Unterberger
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Sixers outworked on glass in blowout to Salah Mejri, Mavericks
Jahlil Okafor and the Sixers were abused on the boards by reserve Salah Mejri, who had a career night in the Mavs' 113-95 win. By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Another big 4th quarter from Isaiah Thomas gives Celtics win
We recap Wednesday's top NBA action, including Isaiah Thomas scoring 19 of his 44 points during the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 109-104 win over the Raptors.
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Instant Replay: Mavericks 113, Sixers 95
The Sixers were victimized by a career night from reserve center Salah Mejri in a 113-95 loss to the Mavs on Wednesday. By Jessica Camerato
Red-hot Robert Covington sidelined for Sixers-Mavericks
In addition to being without Joel Embiid, the Sixers tonight won't have Robert Covington, who is out with a hand injury.
Sixers-Mavericks 5 things: On the road without Joel Embiid
The Sixers are in Dallas to start their four-game road trip, but are without the services of rookie sensation Joel Embiid. By Matt Haughton
Joel Embiid's Rookie of the Year odds even more overwhelming
Joel Embiid was already the heavy favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, but the latest odds are even more overwhelming. By Corey Seidman
Toronto Raptors, NBA, Kyle Lowry
Best of NBA: Kyle Lowry caps big night with game-winner in final seconds
We recap Tuesday's top NBA action, including Kyle Lowry finishing off his big night with a tiebreaking jumper with 4.3 seconds left in the Raptors' 108-106 OT win over the Pelicans.
The anatomy of Robert Covington's full-court inbounds pass
Robert Covington looked more like Carson Wentz throwing a deep pass on Monday night. Here's how it all came together. By Jessica Camerato
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After unexpected path, Randle gives Sixers coveted backcourt depth
The Sixers wanted backcourt depth and Chasson Randle wanted to find a home. Both sides have accomplished their goals. By Jessica Camerato 
Watch: Joel Embiid makes his tiniest fan's day
Philadelphia 76ers fans are falling in love with Joel Embiid even when he's not playing in games.
The differences between Sam Hinkie and Bryan Colangelo are in the details
The Sixers would be turning a corner regardless of whether Sam Hinkie were still in charge, but the team still wouldn't be winning as much as it has.
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LeBron James fires back, calls Charles Barkley 'a hater'
After he was criticized by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland's front office, LeBron James tore into the former NBA star.
Robert Covington is good again
What a difference a month makes.
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T.J. McConnell's decision to not go overseas paying off
T.J. McConnell was not selected in the 2015 NBA draft. But, it turns out his going undrafted was the best-case scenario for the Sixers' point guard. By Tom Ignudo
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Sixers show significant growth in 10-win month of January
The Sixers beat the Kings on Monday, 122-119, to finish January with 10 victories, matching last season's overall win total. By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Harrison Barnes leads Mavs' upset of Cavaliers
Harrison Barnes scored 24 points and the last-place Dallas Mavericks knocked off a title contender for the second straight night, beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Cousins on Sixers: 'You can't let the record fool you'
DeMarcus Cousins spoke about his respect for the Sixers after they overcame his 46-point effort to beat the Kings, 122-119. By Matt Haughton
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Sixers-Kings 10 observations: Shrugging off slow start in comeback win
Here are 10 observations from the Sixers’ thrilling 122-119 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. By Matt Haughton
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Instant Replay: Sixers 122, Kings 119
The Sixers overcame a 16-point deficit and 46 points from DeMarcus Cousins to beat the Kings on Monday, 122-119. By Jessica Camerato
Embiid All-Star jerseys float around the Internet despite snub
Even though Joel Embiid did not make the All-Star team, that isn’t stopping one person from selling his jersey.
NBA power rankings roundup: Sixers fall after 2-game skid
After losing consecutive games to the Rockets and Bulls, the Sixers slipped in most NBA power rankings this week.
Embiid doubtful next 2 games; Brown says 'no red flags here'
Joel Embiid was out Monday with a left knee contusion and is doubtful to play in the Sixers' following two games at Dallas and San Antonio.
Reminder: A Sixers win tonight can really help their pick swap chances with Kings
The pick swap sweetener in the now infamous 2015 trade with the Sacramento Kings in the Nik Stauskas trade is looking better and better.
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Source: Sixers sign point guard Randle to 3-year contract
The Sixers on Monday signed backup point guard Chasson Randle. It's a three-year contract, a source confirms to's Jessica Camerato.
CSN NBA Insiders Notebook: Where will Carmelo Anthony land?
This week's CSN NBA Insiders Notebook begins with a look at Carmelo Anthony's realistic trade destinations.
Sixers-Kings 5 things: Court dry and ready to go
The Sixers host the Kings tonight at 6 in a game rescheduled from Nov. 30 after there was moisture on the floor. By Matt Haughton
If Sixers really have a shot at the playoffs, we'll find out the next two weeks
Are the Sixers really serious about winning games and making the playoffs? They're just 5 out of the 8th seed.
Best of NBA: Paul Millsap, Hawks outlast Knicks in 4OTs
Paul Millsap scored a season-high 37 points and the Hawks outlasted the Knicks, 142-139, on Sunday night in four overtimes.
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Despite Ilyasova's 31, Sixers fall to Bulls for 12th straight loss to Chicago
Despite Ersan Ilyasova's season-high 31 points Sunday, the Sixers fell, 121-108, to the Bulls for their 12th straight loss to Chicago. By Scott Held
Sixers in 5: McConnell scores double-double in 121-108 loss
Despite a second-half push and T.J. McConnell's double-double, the Sixers fell, 121-108, in Chicago on Sunday.
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Instant Replay: Bulls 121, Sixers 108
Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 31 points, but the Sixers fell, 121-108, to the Bulls on Sunday for their 12th straight loss to Chicago. By Scott Held
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Report: Sixers turn down Cavaliers' trade offer for T.J. McConnell
The Sixers have reportedly turned down the Cleveland Cavaliers' trade offer for starting point guard T.J. McConnell.
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Joel Embiid (left knee) questionable Monday vs. Kings
Joel Embiid (left knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Sacramento and will likely be a game-time decision. By Scott Held
Sixers-Bulls 5 things: Can success minus Embiid continue vs. dysfunctional Bulls?
Can the Sixers continue to win without Joel Embiid when they face the dysfunctional Bulls tonight (7 ET on CSN/ Matt Haughton's game notes
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'Always joking,' Dario Saric's personality shines bright for Sixers
As he's become more accustomed to the U.S., Dario Saric's personality is starting to shine bright on the Sixers. By Jessica Camerato
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OK, #WhoIsPaullMillsap is pretty funny
After Joel Embiid got snubbed from the NBA All-Star Game, Sixers fans responded by starting the #WhoIsPaulMilsap hashtag on Twitter.
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After historic triple-double vs. Sixers, Rockets' Harden praises Joel Embiid
After posting a historic triple-double Friday, the Rockets' James Harden sung high praise of Sixers rookie Joel Embiid. By Andrew Kulp
Charles Shackleford
Former Sixer Charles Shackleford dies at 50
Charles Shackleford, a North Carolina State basketball star in the 1980s who spent six seasons in the NBA, was found dead in his home Friday. He was 50.
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Joel Embiid feels he could have done more in Sixers' loss to Rockets
Despite scoring 32 points, Joel Embiid felt he could have done more in the Sixers' 123-118 loss to James Harden and Houston. By Jessica Camerato
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Best of NBA: Cavs cruise, Bulls stumble at end of turbulent week for both
We recap Friday's top NBA action, including the Cavs rolling to a win and the Bulls suffering another tough loss at the end of a rough week for both clubs.
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Instant Replay: Rockets 123, Sixers 118
Despite 32 points from Joel Embiid, James Harden's huge triple-double was too much for the Sixers in a 123-118 loss to Houston. By Jessica Camerato
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Watch: Joel Embiid makes loud statement with vicious dunk on Nene
Joel Embiid had lots of motivation on Friday night and showed it with this nasty dunk on Nene.
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Mike D'Antoni: 'No-brainer' Joel Embiid would be this good so soon
Fomer Sixers associate head coach, Mike D'Antoni, is not surprised center Joel Embiid is already this good. By Andrew Kulp
Michael Buffer ready to rumble after Joel Embiid All-Star snub
Michael Buffer, the legendary boxing ring announcer, assures Sixers fans to "stay strong" after Joel Embiid's All-Star snub.
Charles Barkley argued for Joel Embiid to make All-Star Game
"I was really pulling for Joel Embiid," Charles Barkley said. "I always root for the Sixers and the Suns."
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Embiid: 'Thought I deserved' ASG nod; McConnell calls snub 'travesty'
Joel Embiid thinks he deserved an All-Star nod and that his stats in limited minutes should have helped his case, not hurt it. By Jessica Camerato
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Joel Embiid questionable tonight vs. Rockets, Jahlil Okafor available
Joel Embiid (left knee) is questionable to return tonight for the Sixers, while Jahlil Okafor is available vs. the visiting Rockets.
Embiid throws down dunk after draining a three at practice
Sixers' rookie Joel Embiid throws down a sweet dunk after draining a three in practice on Friday.
Sixers-Rockets 5 things: Big-time test for Sixers' improving defense
The Sixers' improving defense will be tested tonight against the NBA's second-highest scoring team, James Harden's Rockets. By Matt Haughton
Enes Kanter breaks forearm punching a chair on bench, could miss months
Video shows Enes Kanter punching a chair on the Thunder bench which resulted in a broken forearm. 
The last week cost Joel Embiid the All-Star team
The only thing I wonder about is if Joel Embiid would have made the All-Star team anyway if not for the last week.   
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Best of NBA: Westbrook scores 45 in Thunder win over Mavs
Russell Westbrook went off for 45 points in a 109-98 Thunder win over the Mavericks. That and more from Thursday's top NBA action.
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Twitter unhappy with Joel Embiid's All-Star Game snub
Joel Embiid was left off the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and Twitter let its unhappiness with the decision be known. By Josh Ellis
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Embiid not named NBA All-Star Game reserve as Love, Millsap earn bids
The push is over. Sixers star rookie Joel Embiid on Thursday was not named a reserve for the NBA All-Star Game. By Jessica Camerato
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For Sixers, sharing ball key to winning without Joel Embiid
One key to the Sixers' resurgence? Sharing the ball. They have 67 assists on 85 field goals in their last two games. Not shockingly, both were wins. 
Sixers fan protests Trump in Philly, citing voter fraud in Embiid ASG voting
Pretty good sign at today's protest of Donald Trump in Philadelphia. 
Why Joel Embiid deserves All-Star nod over Millsap, Whiteside and others
With NBA All-Star reserves being revealed tonight at 7 ET, here is one final look at Joel Embiid's chances and top competition. By Corey Seidman
Let's all point and laugh at this Jason Kidd quote about Malcolm Brogdon
The Philadelphia 76ers [1] won last night in Milwaukee in tremendously silly fashion, outlasting a Milwaukee Bucks team that seemed to solve the Sixers early and late but still couldn't quite deliver the...
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Sixers show newfound poise down the stretch in win over Bucks
After blowing a big lead, Nerlens Noel and the Sixers were able to regroup down the stretch for a 114-109 win over the Bucks. By Andrew Wagner