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NBA insiders weigh in on James Harden’s future, Sixers’ offseason

A panel of scouts, coaches and executives weighed in on whether James Harden would begin the season on the Sixers, among other topics.

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Bird rights are why James Harden is so desperate to force a trade from the Sixers

If the Sixers keep James Harden all year amidst his trade request, his free-agent options will be far more limited next summer.

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At a career crossroads, can Kelly Oubre Jr. be impactful off Sixers’ bench?

The Philadelphia 76ers were scant on wings to say the least when they decided to bring in free agent Kelly Oubre Jr. on a one-year, veteran minimum contract.

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Can ‘Mr. Do Something’ do something to help fill the James Harden void?

De’Anthony Melton was a big part of the Sixers’ success last season. Can he improve upon his first season in Philly?

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James Harden trade rumor tracker

James Harden opted into his $35.6 million player option with the Sixers and is asking to be traded.

An updated overview of the Sixers’ 2023-24 salary cap

As the Sixers canvas the league for possible James Harden trades, where do they stand cap-wise? And why should you care about "aprons"?

NBA insiders detail how vital Tyrese Maxey’s development is amid Harden stalemate

Zach Lowe of ESPN and Pure Sweat’s Drew Hanlen separately discuss just how critical Tyrese Maxey’s development is with so much unknown surrounding James Harden’s Sixers’ future.

Can Paul Reed thrive in what might be a complete role shift?

Paul Reed has been used almost exclusively as a backup five with the Sixers. It appears Nick Nurse has bigger plans for Bball Paul.

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2023-24 Sixers player profiles

Breaking down every player who will be in camp for the Sixers in October.

Report: Dame trade talks ‘intensifying,’ still no trade imminent

Suddenly, there’s a little smoke surrounding Damian Lillard and a potential trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.

The obstacles to the Sixers’ reported interest in Buddy Hield

One immediate and one long-term obstacle might stand in the way of the Sixers trading for Buddy Hield.

Coach Hanlen on Embiid: ‘We’ve spent a lot of time on the hook... and on the floater this summer’

Pure Sweat Founder and Skills Trainer to the stars Drew Hanlen rejoins the pod to spend time talking all things full-time client Joel Embiid and his newest, Tyrese Maxey. Must listen.

How important will Danuel House Jr. be this year for the Sixers?

The veteran wing is entering his second season with Philadelphia after an up-and-down 2022-23.

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Relax — the Kelly Oubre, Jr. signing is fine

The Sixers are expected to sign Kelly Oubre, Jr. At the veteran minimum, he’s a fine addition to their mix on the wing.

Nick Nurse speaks on Paul Reed’s shooting adjustments, Tyrese Maxey creating for others, and more

Nick Nurse has clear plans to use players like Tyrese Maxey and Paul Reed a little differently.

Is Patrick Beverley the Sixers’ best offseason signing?

The Sixers made a few low-risk signings and veteran Patrick Beverley might be the one that pays off the most.

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Sixers coach Nick Nurse talks NBA’s new resting policy, managing Joel Embiid

New rules approved by the NBA next week will limit the amount of rest stars such as Joel Embiid and James Harden will get throughout the season.

Is Mo Bamba the answer at backup center for the Sixers?

The 2018 lottery pick is still searching for consistency as he enters his sixth season.

Sixers expected to sign free agent Kelly Oubre Jr.

The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to finally sign a wing in free agent Kelly Oubre Jr.

Can Danny Green have a role with the Sixers in his age-36 season?

Danny Green spent two successful seasons in Philly. Can he make the Sixers at age 36 and help space the floor for Joel Embiid once again?

Sixers round up: Top reporters speculate how a potential Harden trade might actually look

While the Sixers only want to trade James Harden for a difference-making player, there are no such offers on the table at this point. Some top reporters speculate on how a deal might look down the line.

NBA Free Agency

Former Sixer Zhaire Smith agrees to Exhibit 10 deal with the Cavs

The 24-year-old wing is back in the NBA.

Sixers Tyrese Maxey, Paul Reed, coach Nick Nurse attend Philadelphia Eagles game

Tyrese Maxey, Paul Reed and coach Nick Nurse were at Lincoln Financial Field to see the Philadelphia Eagles go 2-0.

Can Jaden Springer break through this season?

Jaden Springer is somehow still just 20 years old and showed signs of growth at the end of last season. Can he sneak his way into rotation minutes with the Sixers?

Sixers round up: Did the Sixers negotiate illegally with Harden? Key insiders still sound perplexed

ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Bobby Marks have a very interesting back and forth about the Daryl Morey-James Harden conundrum, and whether or not there might be something that doesn’t pass the smell test.

Will Sixers fans see one more rain-making performance from Furkan Korkmaz?

Despite multiple trade requests over the years, Furkan Korkmaz is still a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Adam Silver on James Harden and Damian Lillard’s trade requests: ‘Don’t like them, as a league’

Silvers said he wants the situations in Philadelphia and Portland "to get resolved to everyone’s satisfaction."

Report: NBA approves new rules to limit resting of star players

NBA teams will have to follow a new set of rules and will no longer be able to rest two star players in the same game.

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What are the Sixers’ plans for Filip Petrusev?

How many centers are too many? The Sixers want to find out.

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Terq Time: What to look for in the Sixers’ two-way contracts

Who might make an impact from the fringes of the Sixers roster?

Sixers to hold training camp at Colorado State University

The Philadelphia 76ers released details of their training camp scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 6.

Former Sixer Boban Marjanović re-signs with Houston Rockets

Fan favorite Boban Marjanovic will return to the Houston Rockets for his ninth season in the NBA.

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