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September 26, 2014
THE 76ERS have agreed to sign shooting guard Malcolm Lee, a 6-5 UCLA product who was selected 43rd in the 2011 draft. Since then, Lee has played 35 games in the NBA, all with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Over the past two seasons, he has averaged 15.2 minutes, four points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists. In 3 years at UCLA, Lee averaged 9.7 points, including 13.1 his junior season. The Sixers open training camp Tuesday at Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, N.J. - Bob Cooney
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March 8, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Are the Minnesota Timberwolves actually getting good? The long-suffering Wolves set a franchise record last night with their 30th victory of the season, a convincing 96-83 win over visiting Denver. Tom Gugliotta had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the Wolves snapped a two-game losing streak. "It was time to get over this little challenge," Gugliotta said of the milestone win. Minnesota's previous best record was 29-53 in 1990-91, their second season. TARPLEY: EX-MAV BUSTED Former Maverick Roy Tarpley, who has been banned from the NBA for violating its substance abuse policy, was charged with public intoxication this week after Dallas officers said they found him passed out in his car.
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February 21, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tom Gugliotta will be lost for the season after learning he needs surgery on his injured right ankle. No date was set. Gugliotta, the team's leading scorer at 20.1 points a game, has been out since Jan. 30, when his ankle locked up in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was later diagnosed with bone spurs and bone chips in his ankle. "I would say there's a pretty goo dchance he's done for the year," Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale said last night.
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July 18, 2013
BIO BOX Name: Ed Pinckney Born: March 27, 1963 (age 50), in Bronx, N.Y. College: Villanova; was a member of the underdog Wildcats team that upset Georgetown to win the 1985 NCAA championship. He won the Most Outstanding Player award for the Final Four. Also won the Robert V. Geasey Award as the Big 5 player of the year in 1985. Pros: Drafted No. 10 overall by Phoenix in 1985. Played with the Suns until 1987. Also played for Sacramento Kings (1987–89), Boston Celtics (1989–94)
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May 21, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), Compiled By The Inquirer Staff
Sixers center Jahlil Okafor has been named to the 2015-16 NBA all-rookie first team. Okafor is the 12th player in franchise history to earn all-rookie first-team honors and joins teammate Nerlens Noel, who was named to the first team last season. In 53 games with 48 starts this season, Okafor averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block per game. He was the first Sixers rookie ever to attain such averages. Joining Oakfor on the first team were Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, both of whom were unanimous selections; the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker; and the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic.
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August 24, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Bill Musselman, who used to tell the University of Minnesota basketball team that "defeat is worse than death," was introduced yesterday as the first head coach of the NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves. The job with the Timberwolves, who will begin play in the 1989-90 season, will be the second NBA head-coaching stint for Musselman, 48. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 27-67 record in parts of two seasons in the early 1980s. Musselman signed a four-year contract with the Timberwolves.
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March 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Shaquille O'Neal had 33 points, and the Miami Heat rode an 18-2 second-half surge last night to a seventh straight victory, 107-90, over the Minnesota Timberwolves. O'Neal added 13 rebounds, was 10-for-18 from the floor and - most surprising, considering he was a 46.2 percent foul shooter coming into the game - shot 13-for-18 from the line. Dwyane Wade added 20 points for Miami, which won its 11th straight at home. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
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May 6, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Just because the Minnesota Timberwolves selected a high school player in last year's NBA draft doesn't mean they would do it again. In fact, Lower Merion High's Kobe Bryant can almost surely count out being selected by the lottery-locked Wolves. "There will be a kid who can do it once every decade," said Kevin McHale, the Wolves' vice president of basketball operations, who last year selected 6-11 small forward Kevin Garnett from Chicago's Farragut Academy at No. 5. "In another 10 years, it will happen again.
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August 23, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Thaddeus Young will be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal that will bring a first-round pick to the 76ers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Thursday night. The trade, between the Sixers, Timberwolves, and Cleveland Cavaliers, will send all-star forward Kevin Love to Cleveland. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, the top overall picks in the last two NBA drafts, will go to Minnesota along with Young. The Sixers will receive the Miami Heat's 2015 first-round pick, which belongs to the Cavs, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Wolves.
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July 23, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Ricky Rubio plans to part ways with Spanish basketball club DKV Joventut even if the Minnesota Timberwolves cannot reach a deal to bring their first round draft pick to the NBA. Rubio is at odds with his boyhood club over a buyout clause that could cost the 18-year-old point guard as much as $6.6 million. The NBA's collective bargaining rules limit the Timberwolves' contribution to $500,000. Regardless of whether Rubio makes the trip across the Atlantic next season, he won't be playing at Joventut.
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June 9, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
Former 76ers assistant coach Sean Rooks died Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 46. The cause of Rooks' death could not be confirmed. "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean," said Deborah Brown, Rooks' mother, in a statement. "Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time. " A 6-foot-10 center out of Arizona, Rooks played 12 seasons in the NBA. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds during stops with the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, and Orlando Magic.
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May 21, 2016 | $util.encode.html($!item.byline), Compiled By The Inquirer Staff
Sixers center Jahlil Okafor has been named to the 2015-16 NBA all-rookie first team. Okafor is the 12th player in franchise history to earn all-rookie first-team honors and joins teammate Nerlens Noel, who was named to the first team last season. In 53 games with 48 starts this season, Okafor averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block per game. He was the first Sixers rookie ever to attain such averages. Joining Oakfor on the first team were Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, both of whom were unanimous selections; the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker; and the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic.
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March 20, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
There was a time, not too long ago, when the 76ers' future appeared brighter than that of the Boston Celtics. Smart decisions over an extended period of time by the Celtics combined with the Sixers' focus on acquiring assets over much-needed players have proven otherwise. And it might be a long time before the Sixers can reach the Celtics' level unless they're lucky. While the Sixers (9-60) felt it was best to extend their tank job into a third straight season, the Celtics (39-30)
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January 25, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
Brett Brown would probably disagree. A victory Sunday against the Boston Celtics would provide a confidence boost for his 76ers. It would also serve as validation of their improvement from the start of the season. Here's why: A win against the Celtics (23-21) would finally give the Sixers (6-38) a victory against a team with a winning record. But . . . "I don't even sort of position it like that," Brown said of the benefits of a win. "We lost to the Chicago Bulls in overtime.
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January 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
Jerry Colangelo continues to reshape the 76ers. The new chairman of basketball operations pushed for Elton Brand to sign with the team, the same way he orchestrated the hiring of Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach and the trade for point guard Ish Smith. "I think with Jerry's connections with Coach K [Mike Krzyzewski] and [Brand's agent] David Falk, that [helped] our desire to maybe bring in more senior voices in the program," Sixers coach Brett Brown said of the signing of Brand, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke.
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January 5, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
MAKEOVERS in the Hollywood area are about as common as disappointing pro sports seasons here in Philadelphia. So it's a little bit ironic that the 76ers come back from a 11-day, six-game road trip out west with a team that only slightly resembles the one that last played here on Dec. 22, when it lost to visiting Memphis. In that 104-90 loss to the Grizzlies that seems so long ago, coach Brett Brown was still juggling the point guard position as Kendall Marshall was just coming back from offseason surgery for a torn ACL on his right knee and Tony Wroten was just a couple of games in from his return due to the same injury.
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January 4, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - Luc Mbah a Moute was under the impression that he would remain a 76er. The eighth-year veteran believed he was viewed as someone the team wanted to grow with and be part of their culture. But . . . "They didn't call me," Mbah a Moute said. "I talked to them at the end of the season. They said they were interested in bringing me back. And then the free-agency period, we didn't hear from them. "So I had to make a decision. " He ultimately signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sept.
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January 3, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - Joel Embiid is in the midst of his West Coast rehabilitation plan. The 76ers' sidelined center arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday. Sixers coach Brett Brown said he would stay for a few days, doing on- and off-the-court work. Asked if Embiid's trip to California included a doctor's visit, Brown responded, "Not so much that. " "It's all part of that rehab and that plan and path that he is on with David Martin, one of the world's recognized sports scientists," Brown said.
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November 30, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEMPHIS - The 76ers are trying to buck a trend. They have gone away from the NBA's move toward small ball and decided to build their team around their two talented big men. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor are perhaps the two best healthy draft picks of general manager Sam Hinkie's tenure. They have shown they are talented centers in the league's point guard era. Today, few teams boast true centers. The Sixers (0-17), however, have two. Seventeen games is truly a small sample to decide whether these two 6-foot-11 players can complement one another.
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November 27, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - Brett Brown has a dilemma. Does the 76ers coach keep his best players on the floor no matter what? Or will be put in what he believes is his best situational lineup despite possibly losing his top players who aren't on the floor? In this the Sixers' third consecutive season of tanking, one of their main goals is developing Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel in a talented twin-towers tandem. However, the 6-foot-11, 223-pound Noel sat the final 2 minutes, 11 seconds in Monday's 100-95 setback to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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