February 22, 2014 |
The reshaping of the Sixers took a dramatic turn Thursday. The team parted ways with starters and faces-of-the-franchise Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes, plus reserve Lavoy Allen, while acquiring three expiring contracts and five second-round picks in a series of moves before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. Turner and Allen were shipped to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Danny Granger, who has an expiring contract, and a 2015 second-round pick. The Sixers also traded center Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims, and two 2014 second-round draft picks - one from Cleveland and the other from the Memphis Grizzlies.
June 24, 2013 |
The 76ers are looking for a center? They've drafted a few in the last 25 years. You may have a hard time remembering some of them. Here they are, with year they were drafted and college in parentheses: Justin Hamilton (2012, Louisiana State): After being drafted in the second round, Hamilton was traded to the Miami Heat for first-round pick Arnett Moultrie. Hamilton played this past season in Croatia. Kyle Fesenko (2007, Ukraine): The Sixers selected the 7-foot-1, 288-pounder in the second round and traded him to the Utah Jazz.
May 21, 2013
Lower Merion's Yohanny Dalembert, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior forward, has committed to play basketball at James Madison. The half-brother of former Sixers center Samuel Dalembert also considered Drexel, Niagara, and Wagner. Memphis, Temple, and Villanova showed varying degrees of interest. Last season while helping Lower Merion to a 30-3 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state championship, Dalembert averaged 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks. He was an Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection.
March 29, 2013 |
Duke assistant coach Chris Collins, the son of 76ers coach Doug Collins, was named the head coach at Northwestern on Wednesday. Before the Sixers game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Collins said he hoped his son would get the job. "Chris had a very good interview there the other day, and obviously [Northwestern] fits the profile of what he's been looking for in his career," he said. Chris Collins replaces Bill Carmody, who was fired March 16 after his Wildcats went 13 years without an NCAA berth.
February 27, 2013 |
Lower Merion's Yohanny Dalembert has made considerable strides in basketball, a sport he began playing only three years ago. Before that, while he was living in Haiti, soccer was his passion. Dalembert showed his improvement on the hardwood in Tuesday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal against Great Valley, contributing 16 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks to a 61-35 triumph for the Aces at Temple's Liacouras Center. "He's playing with a lot of confidence," Aces coach Gregg Downer said.
February 14, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - The 76ers had to play 48 minutes of basketball before they were allowed to embark on their much-anticipated All-Star break. They played 24 really good ones to begin the game, then 24 oh-so-average ones to end the game and their unofficial first half of the season with a 94-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team they are directly chasing for a playoff spot. Milwaukee (26-25) improved to four games over the Sixers (22-29) for the eighth and final playoff spot and is now 3-0 against the Sixers this season with one more game remaining between the two. The Bucks' guard duo of Monta Ellis (27 points)
February 11, 2013 |
The wiggle room the 76ers had last year heading into the all-star break is nonexistent this time around. A 20-9 start last season helped the Sixers survive a 15-22 finish that began with a momentum-killing five-game losing streak right before the break. They led the Atlantic Division at the all-star break last year. Before they reach the break this season, the fourth-place Sixers know the importance of games against the Los Angeles Clippers (36-17) and the Milwaukee Bucks (25-24)
February 7, 2013 |
Former 76ers center Samuel Dalembert, now a Milwaukee reserve, got on a roll for the best game of his 10-year career on Tuesday night, turning in a 35-point performance for the Bucks against Denver. But the Nuggets found an answer, getting 22 points each from Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson as they rallied past the Bucks, 112-104, for a home win and their seventh straight victory. "Of course, we were shocked," Lawson said of Dalembert's game. "You don't see many players in the NBA get 35 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
January 25, 2013
At this stage, the Sixers have little choice but to wait on center Andrew Bynum. Their best bet is to hope his aching knees get better so they can make a semi-informed decision as to what to do moving forward. It seems that hope has been the Sixers' modus operandi in their search for a dominant big man who could take them a NBA championship. In the 50 years since the franchise moved to Philadelphia from Syracuse, two Hall of Fame centers have played for the Sixers. Wilt Chamberlain and Moses Malone both helped the Sixers win NBA titles and then, not long after, left when management made ill-fated decisions to trade them.
June 28, 2012
The Milwaukee Bucks are getting a much-needed big man and the Houston Rockets are positioning themselves to make a big move. The Bucks acquired former Sixers center Samuel Dalembert from the Rockets in a trade Wednesday. The Bucks said they got Dalembert, the 14th overall pick in Thursday's draft, a future second-round pick, and cash from Houston in exchange for forwards Jon Brockman and Jon Leuer, guard Shaun Livingston, and the 12th pick. Dalembert has career averages of 8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocked shots per game.