Latest Joel Embiid News

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...

What will the 76ers do with Simmons? Philly guard wants out

Sep. 23, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done — Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons. Team president Pat Croce had tried mending the relationship...

AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

Sep. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers' training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s...

Big Max: Embiid signs $196 million extension with 76ers

Aug. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid has deep into the decade to try and win his first NBA championship with Philadelphia. Another big-money deal locked up, the All-Star nicknamed “The Process” wants to end his career a Sixers lifer. The 76ers kept their trust in Embiid...

Pritchard, Mitchell among standouts at NBA Summer League

Aug. 16, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

Payton Pritchard arrived at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas looking to take advantage of the opportunity to show he deserves major minutes this upcoming season with the Boston Celtics. Mission accomplished. The second-year point guard was one of...

Twin towers in Philly; 76ers sign center Andre Drummond

Aug. 04, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have signed nine-year veteran center Andre Drummond. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. Drummond joins Philadelphia after splitting the 2020-21 season with Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

76ers take Tennessee guard Springer with 28th pick of draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trying to rebound after a crushing end to their season, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Tennessee freshman Jaden Springer with the 28th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night. The 6-foot-3 guard, who turns 19 in September, averaged 12.5 points in 25...

WWE leaves virtual reality behind in 1st tour since 2020

Jul. 16, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Triple H walked with his arms crossed like an X -- his signature Degeneration X symbol -- with his 7-foot tag-team partner Joel Embiid to ring a ceremonial bell last month before a Philadelphia 76ers playoff game. His theme music blared through the...

76ers, Devils CEO O'Neil resigns after 8 years leading HBSE

Jun. 30, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott O’Neil, the CEO of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, has resigned after an eight-year run in which he shepherded The Process and the Prudential Center. O’Neil announced Wednesday he was leaving...