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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sixers announce camp roster

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced their training camp roster Monday in advance of  the 2014-15 NBA season.

Training camp will take place at Stockton College in Galloway, N.J. from Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 4.

In conjunction with the start of training camp, the Sixers have announced the signing of three players:

Chris Johnson (6-6, 201) was eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft following a four-year career at Dayton.  He earned Honorable Mention All-Atlantic 10 honors as both a junior and a senior.  Johnson appeared in 40 games for the Celtics last season.

Ronald Roberts (6-8, 225) was a four-year player at St. Joseph’s.  He was named Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team as both a junior and a senior.  Roberts shot 60% from the floor as a senior and 57% for his career.

Jakarr Sampson (6-9, 214) was an early entry candidate for the 2014 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at St. John’s.  The 21-year-old was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year as a freshman and averaged 14 points and six rebounds for his career.

Here is the entire Sixers 2014 Training Camp roster:


NAME
POS.
HT.
WT.
DOB
Prior to NBA/Home Country
YEARS PRO
0
Brandon Davies
F
6-10
240
7/25/91
Brigham Young/USA
1
1
Michael Carter-Williams
G
6-6
185
10/10/91
Syracuse/USA
1
4
Nerlens Noel
C
6-11
228
4/10/94
Kentucky/USA
R
5
Arnett Moultrie
F
6-10
240
11/18/90
Mississippi State/USA
2
7
Ronald Roberts
F
6-8
225
3/20/93
St. Joseph's/USA
R
8
Tony Wroten
G
6-6
205
4/13/93
Washington/USA
2
9
Jakarr Sampson
F
6-9
214
3/20/93
St. John's/USA
R
12
Luc Mbah a Moute
F
6-8
230
9/9/86
UCLA/Cameroon
6
14
K.J. McDaniels
G-F
6-6
200
2/9/93
Clemson/USA
R
16
Chris Johnson
F
6-6
201
4/29/90
Dayton/USA
2
17
Casper Ware
G
5-10
175
1/17/90
Long Beach State/USA
1
21
Joel Embiid
C
7-0
250
3/16/94
Kansas/Cameroon
R
23
Jason Richardson
G
6-6
225
1/20/81
Michigan State/USA
13
25
Elliot Williams
G
6-5
190
6/10/89
Memphis/USA
3
31
Hollis Thompson
G-F
6-8
206
4/3/91
Georgetown/USA
1
35
Henry Sims
C
6-10
248
5/27/90
Georgetown/USA
2
39
Jerami Grant
F
6-8
210
3/12/94
Syracuse/USA
R
40
Jarvis Varnado
F
6-10
225
3/1/88
Mississippi State/USA
2
88
Alexey Shved
G
6-6
187
12/16/88
CSKA Moscow/Russia
2
Keith Bogans
G
6-5
215
5/12/80
Kentucky/USA
11

Monday, September 22, 2014

Former Sixer Caldwell Jones passes away

PHILADELPHIA - The Sixers confirmed that Caldwell Jones has passed away at age 64.

A defensive stalwart on the great Sixers teams of the late 1970s and early 80s, Jones also played with Houston, Chicago, Portland and San Antonio in an NBA career that spanned from 1976 through 1990. He started his pro basketball career in the old ABA with the San Diego Conquistadors in 1973.

Jones made the NBA's All-Defensive team with the Sixers in back-to-back seasons (1980-81, 1981-82).

“We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a special member of the Sixers family, Caldwell Jones," Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said ." He was a consummate teammate, a friend to many and a player who was beloved and respected throughout the league. Our franchise and fans will always remember the impact and contributions Caldwell made to the city of Philadelphia.

“On behalf of our entire organization, we extend our deepest condolences to the entire Jones family during this difficult time.”

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sixers complete Thabeet deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday evening acquired a trade exception and a 2015 protected second round draft pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for center Hasheem Thabeet and cash considerations.

Multiple sources, including ESPN and Philly.com report the Sixers will waive Thabeet, who has a contract which is worth $1.25 million in unguaranteed money.

The Thunder have one year to use the trade exception.


Thabeet, a UConn product about to enter into his sixth NBA campaign, averaged 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds over just 23 games with OKC a season ago.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sixers unveil 2014-15 schedule

The Philadelphia 76ers will open up the 2014-15 season on the road, two days before Halloween.

Games in Indiana (10/29) and Milwaukee (10/31) precede the club's home opener, the next night against the four-time defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat.

The campaign will conclude, oddly enough, against Miami on April 15. 

Hit the link for the full 82-game slate.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sixers prepare for Las Vegas with second minicamp

PHILADELPHIA The 76ers have announced invitees to the team's mini-camp in advance of the Samsung NBA Summer League, which will take place at COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas from July 11-21.  

Nerlens Noel and rookies K.J. McDaniels and Jerami Grant are currently with the Sixers entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs through July 11, and are planning to join the team in Vegas.  Noel, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, had 19 points in 26 minutes of play in his summer league debut against the Magic on July 5.

Brandon Davies, who saw action in 51 games as a rookie for the Sixers last season, will be joined at the Vegas camp by Adonis Thomas and Jordan McRae.  Thomas signed a 10-day contract with the Sixers in the final days of the 2013-14 regular season and appeared in two games.  McRae was the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and was named First Team All-SEC by conference coaches following his senior season at Tennessee.

Below are the invitees for the team's mini-camp from July 7-10, in advance of the Samsung NBA Summer League:
No.
Player
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
D.O.B.
Prior to NBA/Country
Yrs. Pro
Last Played For
0
Brandon Davies
F
6-10
240
7/25/91
Brigham Young/USA
1
Philadelphia (NBA)
7
Adonis Thomas
G-F
6-7
235
3/25/93
Memphis/USA
1
Philadelphia (NBA)
9
Garrick Sherman
C
6-11
255
8/18/90
Notre Dame/USA
R
Notre Dame (NCAA)
17
Scottie Wilbekin
G
6-2
176
4/5/93
Florida/USA
R
Florida (NCAA)
18
Devon Saddler
G
6-2
210
5/10/91
Delaware/USA
R
Delaware (NCAA)
25
Elijah Millsap
G-F
6-6
215
8/12/87
UAB/USA
R
Los Angeles (NBADL)
26
Tyreek Duren
G
6-0
190
10/15/91
La Salle/USA
R
La Salle (NCAA)
27
Tim Frazier
G
6-1
170
11/1/90
Penn State/USA
R
Penn State (NCAA)
30
Drew Gordon
C
6-9
245
7/12/90
New Mexico/USA
R
Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Italy)
36
Elijah Johnson
G
6-0
190
7/11/90
Kansas/USA
R
Rosa Radom (Poland)
44
Jamelle Hagins
F
6-9
230
10/19/90
Delaware/USA
R
Rio Grande Valley (NBADL)
50
Sean Kilpatrick
G
6-4
210
1/6/90
Cincinnati/USA
R
Cincinnati (NCAA)
51
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
F
6-6
215
6/26/91
Temple/USA
R
AB Contern (Luxembourg)
52
Jordan McRae
F
6-6
185
3/28/91
Tennessee/USA
R
Tennessee (NCAA)


Below is the Sixers schedule for the Samsung NBA Summer League

Date
Opponent
Location
Time (ET)
Saturday, July 12
Utah
Thomas & Mack Center
4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 14
Cleveland
COX Pavilion
2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
Phoenix
COX Pavilion
2:00 p.m.
 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Noel headlines Sixers mini-camp roster

PHILADELPHIA The 76ers have announced the team's mini-camp roster in advance of the Orlando Pro Summer League, which will take place on the Orlando Magic’s practice court at Amway Center from July 5-11.

Headlining the Sixers entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League is Nerlens Noel, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.  The 20-year-old was SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team All-SEC in 2012-13.  Joining him will be Sixers guard Casper Ware and forward Hollis Thompson, who appeared in 77 games last season while shooting a rookie-best 40.1 percent from 3-point range.

Below are the invitees for the team's mini-camp from July 1 - July 4, in advance of the Orlando Pro Summer League:

No.
Player
Pos.
Ht.
Wt.
D.O.B.
Prior to NBA/Country
Yrs. Pro
Last Played For
4
Nerlens Noel
C
6-11
228
4/10/94
Kentucky/USA
R
Philadelphia (NBA)
12
Casper Ware
G
5-10
175
1/17/90
Long Beach State/USA
1
Philadelphia (NBA)
16
Ronald Roberts, Jr.
F
6-8
225
8/5/91
St. Joseph's/USA
R
St. Joseph's (NCAA)
18
Aaron Craft
G
6-2
195
2/12/91
Ohio State/USA
R
Ohio State (NCAA)
30
Isaiah Sykes
G
6-6
220
12/2/91
UCF/USA
R
UCF (NCAA)
31
Hollis Thompson
F
6-8
206
4/3/91
Georgetown/USA
1
Philadelphia (NBA)
33
Travis Bader
G
6-5
190
7/2/91
Oakland/USA
R
Oakland (NCAA)
39
Jerami Grant
F
6-8
210
3/12/94
Syracuse/USA
R
Syracuse (NCAA)
41
JaKarr Sampson
G
6-9
214
3/20/93
St. John's/USA
R
St. John's (NCAA)
42
Talib Zanna
F
6-9
230
10/1/90
Pittsburgh/Nigeria
R
Pittsburgh (NCAA)
43
Ed Daniel
F
6-7
228
6/13/90
Murray State/USA
R
Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (Italy)
44
Jamelle Hagins
F
6-9
230
10/19/90
Delaware/USA
R
Rio Grande Valley (NBADL)
45
Melvin Ejim
F
6-6
220
3/4/91
Iowa State/Canada
R
Iowa State (NCAA)
55
Pierre Jackson
G
5-10
180
8/29/91
Baylor/USA
R
Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)

Below is the Sixers schedule for the Orlando Pro Summer League (Amway Center: 400 West Church Street, Orlando):

Date
Opponent
Time (ET)
Saturday, July 5
Orlando
1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 6
Oklahoma City
5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8
Houston
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9
Brooklyn
5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11*
TBD
TBD

*Championship Day (all teams will play a final fifth game regardless of record)