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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson (knee) will be given an opportunity to make the final roster, but is more likely to be bought out of his contract, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The report comes following an interview with 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie.
Impact: Richardson missed all of the 2013-14 season after suffering a series of setbacks in his recovery from left knee surgery. In fact, Richardson last played an NBA game in January of 2013. The 76ers will need to cut several players to get down to a 15-man roster after they acquired four incoming rookies in June's draft, as well as Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute in the two-for-one Thaddeus Young trade. Fantasy owners should prefer that Richardson be bought out, because that would add some amount of clarity to the 76ers depth chart. If Richardson makes the final cut, it would add confusion to the valuations of Shved, KJ McDaniels, and Hollis Thompson.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moultrie will be given an opportunity to make the final roster, but is more likely to be bought out of his contract, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The report comes following an interview with 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie.
Impact: Moultrie missed a lot of time in 2013-14 while recovering from a left ankle injury, but even when he was healthy he played very rarely. Though the big men at the top of the 76ers' depth chart for 2014-15 may be less impressive than 2013-14's pairing, it's not the talent of the starters that impacts Moultrie. Moultrie is more affected by the addition a few reserve-caliber bigs. It's good that he will be given a chance to make the team, but it is a discouraging sign that his general manager thinks Moultrie is more likely to get bought out. Even if Moultrie does make the final roster, he is unlikely make an impact on any standard size leagues.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams (shoulder) is progressing in his recovery from surgery but is not yet ready for full five-on-five contact, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Things are coming along," GM Sam Hinkie said. "I haven't seen the full report of late and haven't seen the most recent checkup. He can shoot and is working hard. He is not ready for full five-on-five contact."
Impact: Carter-Williams underwent surgery in May to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. The Sixers have not established a firm return timetable, though the reigning Rookie of the Year is expected to ready for the start of training camp.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use the trade exception.
Impact: Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block per contest. His playing time was reduced last season when first-round pick Steven Adams emerged as the backup center.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thabeet has been traded to the Sixers in exchange for a $1.25 million trade exception and a highly protected second-round pick, The Oklahoman reports. He's expected to be waived in the near future.
Impact: If Thabeet is, indeed, waived, he'll become a free agent and should draw mild interest on the open market. The 7-3 center is still only 27 years old but is yet to make even the slightest impact in the NBA. He played 13.0 minutes per game as a rookie for the Grizzlies in 2009-10 but has not come close to topping that mark in any season since. In 23 games for the Thunder last season, Thabeet averaged 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 8.3 minutes.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | STATS
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.
Impact: The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and Mbah a Moute from Minnesota.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | STATS
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.
Impact: The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mbah a Moute was officially traded to the Sixers on Saturday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Mbah a Moute, along with teammate Alexey Shved and a future first-rounder, heads to Philadelphia to join the rebuilding Sixers, where he'll be asked to mentor fellow Cameroonian Joel Embiid. Mbah a Moute appeared in 64 total games last season, splitting time between the Wolves (55 games) and Kings (nine games). Still just 27 years old, Mbah a Moute remains an elite defender but offers little offensively.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shved was officially traded to the Sixers on Saturday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Shved is essentially a throw-in in the three-team blockbuster that sends Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota and Kevin Love to Cleveland. The Russia native endured a tough 2013-14 season, shooting an unsightly 32.1 percent from the floor in 63 games. However, the Sixers have little depth in the backcourt, so the trade could be a new start for the 25-year-old, who will likely be given a chance to be a regular rotation player.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mbah a Moute will be traded to the 76ers on Saturday as part of the Cavaliers-Wolves trade involving Kevin Love, the Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Mbah a Moute only played 15.7 minutes per game last season with Minnesota and stands to see an increased role with Philadelphia upon this trade. While still unofficial, the 27-year-old will be one of the more experienced players on a squad that's clearly rebuilding and lacking impact players. Even though Mbah a Moute will likely play a large role for the 76ers in 2014-15, he's proven that his fantasy potential is capped at single-digit point and rebound averages when given around 25 minutes per game prior in his career.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shved will be traded to the 76ers on Saturday as part of the Cavaliers-Wolves trade involving Kevin Love, the Star Tribune reports.
Impact: With this move, Shved may have a better opportunity to see time on the court than last season (10.5 minutes per game). He'll join a cast of young unproven players in Philadelphia and could quite possibly rise in the ranks and prove to be one of their better players. That isn't necessarily saying much, but time on the court translates to fantasy value, even if the 76ers are shaping up to be one of the worst teams yet again next season.