Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is known as the NBA’s biggest troll. But new Sixers coach Doc Rivers is committed to Embiid as the face of the franchise. And while the star’s stock remains volatile, it’s now trending up. Ramona Shelburne shares insights from her recent reporting and conversations with Embiid. Then, Jeff Passan takes us behind his reporting on New York Mets general manager Jared Porter’s harassment of a female journalist, and what the fallout says about baseball culture.
After sitting out Saturday with a sore right knee, Joel Embiid is expected to play against the Celtics on Wednesday, coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday.
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Sunday's Sixers-Thunder game was postponed after Philadelphia fell short of having the league-required eight players available.
Ja Morant returned from an ankle sprain that was supposed to keep him out for up to five weeks in just under three as he led the Grizzlies to a win on Saturday night.
— Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Ben Simmons, who did not end up getting moved for James Harden, said trade talks are part of life in the NBA and he's happy to still be in Philadelphia.
— Shake Milton scored 31 points and Ben Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 125-108 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
J&J: The guys breakdown the Nets trading for James Harden and if the Sixers made a mistake not making the trade
Time to give the people what they want… Jalen & Jacoby break down all the angles of the James Harden trade to Nets and how it impacts NBA. Plus, did Sixers make a mistake not trading for Harden and should LeBron James be worried about the league’s newest Big 3?
Katie, Domonique and Pablo question how James Harden fits in Brooklyn and how Ben Simmons should feel today after being involved in trade rumors.
Bomani, Israel and Sarah question how the James Harden situation should be handled and what is going on with Kyrie Irving.
Joel Embiid was able to drag the Sixers over the finish line in a 137-134 overtime victory versus the Heat on Tuesday, as Philly played short-handed for the third game in a row due to multiple players being in the health and safety protocols.
— Joel Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds, Dakota Mathias’ only basket of the game was a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26.1 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers hung on to beat the undermanned Miami Heat 137-134 in overtime on Tuesday night.
— Trae Young scored 26 points, including the first three baskets of Atlanta's dominant start to the second half, and the Hawks beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 112-94 on Monday night.
The NBA fined the Philadelphia 76ers $25,000 Monday afternoon for violating the league's injury reporting rules.