Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gritty McConnell impressing Sixers

Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:38 PM
One would have assumed that T.J. McConnell is a longshot to make the Sixers 15-man roster. But that was before hearing Sixers coach Brett Brown talk about the undrafted rookie point guard following Friday's practice. “How good was T.J. last night?” the coach said of McConnell showing grit... Read more

Noel bruises knee, back

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:29 PM
Getting injured is the most consistent thing the 76ers did this preseason. Nerlens Noel became the sixth injured Sixer after bruising his lower back and left knee in Thursday night's 115-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that doesn't include the three others who may be out for a while... Read more

Twin Towers tandem takes a step back

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:29 AM
No one said Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor would mesh quickly into the 76ers version of the Twin Towers. Especially not when you consider that they were mostly on opposite teams during last week’s training camp. But the tandem actually took a step back in Thursday’s 115-114 victory over... Read more

Sixers must use Okafor "in a bunch of ways"

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:56 AM
Thursday night was a learning for moment for 76ers coach Brett Brown. Brown realized that you can't leave Jahlil Okafor on the low block during the 115-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I think that he needs to be used in a bunch of ways,” Brown said of his rookie center.... Read more

Sixers chat with Keith Pompey

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 11:45 PM
Join the Inquirer's Keith Pompey for a chat about everything Sixers starting at 1 p.m. Read more

Okafor calls Gortat's wrath "sign of respect"

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 2:42 PM
Jahlil Okafor is far from bothered by being on the hit list of Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat. “Honestly, I thought it was funny, also like a sign of respect,” said the 76ers rookie center, who dominated Gortat iin Tuesday's 129-95 preseason loss to Wizards at the Verizon Center... Read more

Sixers perimeter and transition defense lacking

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 2:31 AM
WASHINGTON – The Washington Wizards talked about their pace and it led to a 129-95 victory over the 76ers in Tuesday’s preseason opener at the Verizon Center. But last I checked, the Sixers also like to play at an extremely fast pace. So having superior players and benefiting from their... Read more

Former Sixers PG with Wizards, presence missed

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Former 76ers point guard Ish Smith is attempting to latch on with the Washington Wizards. The sixth-year veteran has been sidelined since Wednesday with a sprained ankle. Smith turned down free-agent offers from the Sixers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns this summer. He’s considered... Read more

Stauskas out 2 weeks with injured tibia

Monday, October 5, 2015, 2:19 PM
Nik Stauskas said definitely will be back for the start of the regular season - if not sooner. But the announcement Monday that the 76ers shooting guard will be sidelined two weeks with a right tibia stress reaction is a huge setback for his bonding on the court with teammates. The move has been called... Read more

Sixers Insiders: Noel impressing at camp

Monday, October 5, 2015, 11:51 AM
On today's Sixers Insiders, The Inquirer's Marc Narducci and Keith Pompey discuss the first week of Sixers training camp and how Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor have looked so far. Read more
About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
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