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AP source: Simmons, 76ers settle his grievance over salary

Aug. 15, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have settled the grievance he filed to recoup a portion of last season's salary, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday. Simmons was seeking a portion of the nearly $20 million that was withheld after he refused...

AP source: NBA investigating 76ers for possible tampering

Jul. 29, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are being investigated by the NBA for possible tampering in offseason free-agency moves involving James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person,...

Harden, 76ers make it official on 2-year, $68 million deal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden decided to grow his beard and shear his annual salary in Philadelphia. Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season. Harden, though, will make...

Sudden arena idea angers, unnerves Philadelphia's Chinatown

Jul. 25, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia’s Chinatown to look through the community’s gateway arch and see the residents chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above or the vendors selling traditional Chinese food to families walking by, not a giant...

Philadelphia 76ers look to build new $1.3 billion arena

Jul. 21, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday announced plans to take the first steps toward building a privately funded $1.3 billion sports and entertainment arena. The team's managing partners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, unveiled the creation of a new development...

AP source: Harden, 76ers agree on 2-year, $68 million deal

Jul. 20, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

James Harden has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers and will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. Harden will sign a deal...

Healthy James Harden vows return to 'top of my game'

Jul. 18, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden is vowing a return to his high-scoring form after battling a lingering hamstring injury that created rare doubt for the three-time NBA scoring champion over the last two seasons. He expects similar big things from the Philadelphia 76ers after taking...

AP source: Harden declines $47M option with Philadelphia

Jun. 29, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

James Harden is taking less with hopes the Philadelphia 76ers can do more. A person familiar with the situation said Harden chose not to exercise his $47.4 million option for next season and will become a free agent — but with no designs on leaving Philadelphia. Harden made the...

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Guardians complete minority sale to billionaire Blitzer

Jun. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire sports businessman David Blitzer has officially joined the Cleveland Guardians as a minority owner and will eventually take control of the ballclub. The team announced its agreement with Blitzer and his investment group on Monday, the final step in him...