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Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shved is getting some opportunities at point guard during training camp, the The Intelligencer's Tom Moore reports.
Impact: The T-Wolves dabbled with Shved as a backup point guard at times, but he always appeared to be more of a scorer than a distributor. Michael Carter-Williams has a firm hold on the majority of the minutes at the one, but Shved could be used at both guard positions off the bench.
Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDaniels signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the 76ers on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: McDaniels is making a statement by signing just a one-year deal instead of the usual rookie contract for an early second-round pick can span up to four seasons. Despite his contract being non-guaranteed, McDaniels can now become a restricted free agent following this season, which could allow him to earn significantly more in his second year than a second-round pick normally would. The 32nd overall selection of this year's draft, McDaniels had been absent from Sixers' training camp thus far, but will now join his team on the court moving forward. At 6-6, 200 pounds and with an outstanding 6-11 wingspan, the ultra-athletic McDaniels has potential to be a fantastic perimeter defender and averaged 17.1 points at Clemson last season. The 21-year-old is expected to compete primarily with Alexey Shved for Philadelphia's starting shooting guard position leading up to this season.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDaniels was absent from the first day of training camp Tuesday because "his contract hasn't been executed," The Intelligencer's Tom Moore reports.
Impact: McDaniels was the No. 32 overall pick out of Clemson, but he apparently wants more than second-round money, as he expected to be taken in the first round. Hopefully this situation gets resolved promptly so that fantasy owners can begin to better gauge the Sixers' shooting guard situation.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDaniels' absence from the beginning of camp could put his role at the start of the season more in question than it already was.
Impact: McDaniels was drafted in the second round, which by NBA rules dictates that he doesn't have to be given a guaranteed contract. He's essentially holding out until the Sixers decide to give him a first-round type of contract. McDaniels is in the running to claim one of the Sixers' starting jobs on the wing, but the longer he sits it, the more likely it could become that the other players on the roster jump McDaniels in the rotation. Alexey Shved is the most likely player to jump McDaniels in the rotation to start camp.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts, Jr. will join the Sixers for training camp, The Intelligencer reports.
Impact: The undrafted free agent out of nearby St. Joseph's University impressed at the Orlando Summer League, averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds. As a senior last season, the big man put up 14.4 points and 7.4 boards.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Sixers have not decided if Keith Bogans will remain on the roster this season, The Intelligencer reports.
Impact: The Sixers are taking a wait-and-see approach with Bogans, who was acquired from the Cavaliers over the weekend. The veteran's $5.3 million deal is non-guaranteed this season, so he can be easily waived, but the Sixers are more than $20 million under the salary cap, so keeping him around is also a viable option. Bogans will head to camp with the team, and a decision may not be made for a few weeks.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams (shoulder) has not yet been cleared to scrimmage following surgery on his left shoulder back in May, The Intelligencer reports.
Impact: Carter-Williams also doesn't have a timetable for his return determined at the moment. While the reigning Rookie of the Year remains sidelined, teammate Tony Wroten will begin training camp and the preseason as the Sixers' starting point guard. Although Carter-Williams said Monday that he shouldn't be out too long, coach Brett Brown was unsure of his point guard's readiness for the beginning of the regular season. As a result of Carter-Williams' cloudy status, expect his situation to be updated throughout the coming weeks.
Tue. Sep 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Embiid (foot) seems unlikely to play this season, as he continues to recover from surgery in June to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, The Intelligencer reports.
Impact: Embiid obviously hopes to play, but like Sixers' first-rounder Nerlens Noel a season ago, he will likely spend his entire first NBA campaign rehabbing from surgery. Nonetheless, the promising seven-footer will still travel and attend all team functions, which should help him acclimate to NBA life outside of playing. According to doctors, Embiid's foot should not pose a problem once he returns to health, making him of most value in dynasty leagues at this point in his young career.
Sun. Sep 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Johnson has been waived by the Celts.
Impact: Johnson is a free agent.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson, who was waived by the Celtics earlier in the week, has been claimed by the Sixers, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Impact: Johnson played in 40 games for the Celtics last season and will stand to see some minutes off the bench in Philadelphia. The Sixers' lineup as a whole is pretty weak, so it's possible that the 24-year-old could carve out a nice role in the rotation as the season progresses. However at this point, he should largely go undrafted in almost every standard sized league.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | STATS
News: The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired guard Keith Bogans and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for their 2015 second-round pick. The Cavaliers will receive a trade exception of approximately $5.3 million. The 76ers' pick is protected.
Impact: Bogans, an 11-year veteran, has played in 671 career games with averages of 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists for Orlando, Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogans has been traded to Philadelphia along with a future second-round pick to create a $5.3 million trade exception, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Impact: The Cavs recently acquired Bogans, but by moving him to Philly, they ensure that they will stay below the luxury tax threshold, creating flexibility for trades later this season. The Sixers may have the worst roster in the NBA, but Bogans will still probably struggle to see much playing time, as K.J. McDaniels, Alexey Shved and Elliot Williams could all be ahead of him on the depth chart at shooting guard.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sims will open camp as one of the starters in the frontcourt, the Philly Inquirer reports.
Impact: Sims will join Nerlens Noel as one of the youngest duos in the post to open up training camp for the 2014-15 season. Sims finished last year playing well at center for the rebuilding Sixers, after he came over in a midseason trade from the Cavaliers. With the possibility of Joel Embiid returning at some point this season, there's a chance Sims may be demoted eventually, but for now he's locked in a spot in the starting lineup and will give Noel some experience playing with another big in anticipation of Embiid's return. It's going to be a long season for Sixers' fans, as there should be plenty of growing pains along the way for these young players.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Noel will open camp as a starter in the frontcourt, the Philly Inquirer reports.
Impact: Noel missed the entire 2013-14 season recovering from ACL surgery, but looked good this summer playing in both the Orlando and Las Vegas NBA Summer Leagues. He showed himself as an active rebounder and an athletic defensive presence, as his knee held up well and he didn't report any problems. With Joel Embiid out for the foreseeable future, Noel and Henry Sims will have rights to the starting jobs, although it remains to be seen what the Sixers plan on doing once Embiid returns. The young center will have all the opportunities he wants this season, as the Sixers are in "building for the future" mode and Noel is one of the key pieces of that future.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bogans will be traded to Cleveland for Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, and Malcolm Thomas, ESPN reports.
Impact: Bogans, who appeared in six games for Boston last year, has one more guaranteed year on his contract. With Brendan Haywood, the Cavaliers will have more than $16 million of unguaranteed money coming off the cap before 2015-16. The well-traveled guard is unlikely to see any meaningful playing time with Cleveland.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wroten will open the season as the Sixers' backup point guard, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.
Impact: Wroten will serve as the starter to open the preseason while Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) recovers from labrum surgery, but when the rookie of the year returns, Wroten will return to the bench. The Washington product started 16 games last season, averaging 24.5 minutes overall. He's not an efficient shooter (42.7% FG, 21.3% 3Pt), but on a bad Sixers team he figures to once again see his fair share of minutes.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams (shoulder) will not be a full participant when Sixers camp opens, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Carter-Williams continues to work back from labrum surgery in May and won't be a full participant when camp opens Sept. 30. The second-year guard is taking his time in recovering and has reportedly added 11 pounds to his slender frame. The Sixers hope that extra weight will allow him to absorb contact more easily and increase his shooting percentage out of the 40 percent range. Carter-Williams figures to miss some time in the preseason, and coach Brett Brown was not overly optimistic that he'll be ready when the regular season begins.