Monday, July 6, 2015

Okafor ready for the unveiling

Monday, July 6, 2015, 1:45 PM
SALT LAKE CITY – The excitement is there for Jahlil Okafor, as he gets ready to make his professional debut tonight when the 76ers take on the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of the Utah Summer League. The excitement, however, is buried deep in his 6-10 frame, as trying to see it outwardly... Read more

MCW baffled that Sixers traded him

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:08 PM
MILWAUKEE -- If it were up to Brett Brown, Michael Carter-Williams said this morning, the reigning rookie of the year would probably still be a 76er instead of now playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. Following the team’s morning shootaround at the Bucks’ practice facility, Carter-Williams... Read more

Sixers can't take advantage of Jazz's shooting

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:42 PM
Salt Lake City, UTAH – A night after the Portland Trail Blazers put on an offensive show with 18 made three-pointers against the 76ers, the Utah Jazz put on a horror show with their perimeter marksmanship. The similarity was that both wound up with a victory, last night the Jazz getting it by... Read more

New Sixer on the way?

Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
Furkan Aldemir, a 6-10 forward whose rights are owned by the 76ers, has terminated his contract with Galatasaray, the team he plays for in Turkey, fueling speculation that he will soon become a Sixer. The Sixers did not provide a comment on the subject. The offensively challenged Aldemir, the 53rd... Read more

NBA's Board of Governors fails to pass a new lottery system

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:40 AM
The 76ers may have gotten their biggest win of the season before it has even started. On Wednesday, the NBA’s Board of Governors failed to pass a new lottery system, with 13 teams voting to keep the current system in place that gives teams with the league’s worst records the highest chance... Read more

Reports: 76ers to finally trade Thad Young

Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:46 AM
THE ADMIRABLE 7-year career of Thaddeus Young with the 76ers will come to an end as early as today, when the team will be involved in a three-team trade that will send Young to the Minnesota Timberwolves and land the Sixers combo guard Alexey Shved and and big man Luc Mbah a Moute, according to multiple... Read more

How LeBron James' decision affects the Sixers

Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:54 PM
With his seemingly heartfelt and very well written announcement yesterday, LeBron James is headed back home to Cleveland. In his story, James stated that he made a mistake leaving Cleveland for South Beach four years ago and that his time spent in Miami was one that enlightened him as to how much he... Read more

Roster hopefuls prepare for 76ers' Vegas Summer League slate

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:58 PM
The Sixers brought in 14 players that are expected to be on their roster for the start of the Las Vegas Summer League, starting July 11-21 and will be held at the Thomas and Mack Center at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Jordan McRae, the 58th pick in the 2014 Draft, had positive things to say... Read more

Sixers' summer league roster set

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 12:37 PM
The 76ers announced their Summer League roster for Orlando, which begins play on Saturday. Some of the players may also join the team the following week as the Sixers will also have a team in the Las Vegas Summer League. Nerlens Noel, who sat out this past season with a knee injury, is the biggest... Read more

The Sixers choose Joel Embiid at No. 3, Payton at No. 10

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:50 PM
For the second straight season the 76ers took a big man with an injury in the first round, an injury that will probably sideline him for the season. Apparently unable to move up from the third spot, the Sixers selected Kansas 7-foot center Joel Embiid, who suffered a stress fracture in his right foot... Read more
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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