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  • Raul Neto
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Raul Neto could end up being Ben Simmons' backup to begin the 2019-20 season.

    Right now, the two candidates to be the backup to starter Ben Simmons are Neto and former two-way player Shake Milton, a second-year combo guard who earned a lot of minutes at the point in the NBA Summer League. Neto started 53 of the 81 games in which he appeared as a rookie in 2015-16, but only started once over the past three seasons. He has averages of 4.8 points, 1.9 assists and 37.7 percent shooting from 3-point range in 14.2 minutes and it’s highly unlikely that he gains fantasy value even if he earns the backup job.

    Source: Bucks County Courier Times

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 max contract extension with the Sixers.

    The Sixers reportedly offered up the deal a couple weeks ago and the sides have been ironing out the details since. It's not surprising that things resolved quickly, and Philly wasted no time in giving Simmons huge money. He's a jump shot away from being truly elite. For fantasy purposes, until we see Simmons either hit some threes or improve his free throw shooting, he remains a prime over-draft candidate. The stat set holes are simply too impactful to select the talented young guard before the third round.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons in unlikely to play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup.

    The news came from his agent Rich Paul, who said Simmons will instead focus on preparing for the upcoming season with the Sixers. It's no secret that Simmons needs to work on his jump shot, but he is also is expected to be the primary ball handler with Jimmy Butler now playing in Miami.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

  • Haywood Highsmith
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Haywood Highsmith scored 16 points in Friday's Summer League win, going 6-of-11 from the field with two blocks and two triples.

    Highsmith was waived by the Sixers back in June and will look to latch on with another team before camps start in September. He's an accomplished 3-point shooter and flashed a versatile stat set in college, so he should be able to get some looks.

  • PJ Dozier
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    P.J. Dozier put up 22 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in Friday's Summer League win.

    Dozier spent last season with the Celtics but only appeared in six games. He had a great game today, showing lots of tools from deep in the bag, and will look to latch on somewhere else before camp. The Sixers have already used up both of their two-way contracts, so it's unlikely that Dozier sticks with the organization unless he wants to accept a straight G-League assignment.

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have officially signed James Ennis and Raul Neto.

    Ennis returns on a two-year, $4.1 million deal but has a player option on the second season. He'll slot into the second unit, where he emerged as a quality role player for Philly last season. Neto should give the Sixers guard depth and can capably fill 10-15 mpg whenever the team needs him. Ennis is closer to fantasy value than Neto, but neither is more than a deep-league target.

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton (ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's Summer League game.

    Milton sustained the injury on Monday, shortly after signing a four-year contract with the Sixers. It's been a tough break but he has far more security than most players in Vegas, so we wouldn't expect this absence to affect his long-term outlook in any way.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Kyle O'Quinn
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have announced the signing of Kyle O'Quinn.

    O'Quinn agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. While we know that KOQ can deliver some fun fantasy numbers, he is unlikely to get the chance playing behind Joel Embiid and Al Horford up front. He's a luxury for the Sixers to have and can give the team some quality minutes on the nights where he's needed for 10-15 minutes, but fantasy owners can ignore O'Quinn outside of deep leagues next season.

    Source: Phliadelphia 76ers

  • Mike Scott
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have announced the re-signing of Mike Scott.

    Scott returns to Philly on a two-year deal worth $9.8 million. Hopefully Scott's Tots get their tuition checks now. The Threegional Manager gives Philly a scoring lift as a stretch four off the bench and is a nice piece that gives their second unit a different dynamic. There could be deep-league value depending on how the rotation shakes out, but it's unlikely to be anything too exciting.

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers

  • Matisse Thybulle
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle scored 12 points to go with two steals and two triples in Wednesday's Summer League loss.

    Thybulle continues to rack up the cash counters in Vegas, and while he might not play a big role for Philadelphia this season his long-term outlook remains bright. It was a balanced effort for the Sixers today, as no player scored more than 12 points.

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle (ankle) and Marial Shayok (left knee soreness) will play on Wednesday.

    Both players returned to practice yesterday after sustaining minor injuries through the course of Summer League. Pelle and Shayok have been two of Philly's best players in Vegas so far, and are the team's two two-way contract holders.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have announced the re-signing of Tobias Harris.

    Harris re-ups with Philly on a five-year, $180 million deal. He delivered top-40 value last season despite a huge shift in being traded from the Clippers to the Sixers, where he saw his usage dip a shade from 23.5 to 21.3. With Jimmy Butler gone and replaced by two players who won't need the ball as much in Al Horford and Josh Richardson, we could see Harris get a little closer to his Clippers numbers next season — not that there was really a huge difference after the trade.

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have announced the signing of Al Horford.

    Horford will be making $97 million guaranteed over the next four years, with the potential to earn another $12 million in bonuses. The Sixers have decided to really revamp things with a brand new look, and a frontcourt of Horford and Joel Embiid is one that few around the league can match. Spacing figures to be cramped once again but the Sixers are shaping up as an elite defensive outfit, and perhaps having someone as selfless and sharp as Horford can help keep things flowing on offense. Fantasy-wise, it seems safe to pencil Horford in for a step backwards considering how much usage Philly's young stars command, but it shouldn't be anything too drastic.

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers on Twitter

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle (ankle) and Marial Shayok (left knee soreness) both returned to practice on Tuesday and are listed as day-to-day.

    The Sixers Summer League team plays again on Wednesday and both will have a chance to suit up after returning to practice. Pelle and Shayok are both on two-way contracts for the Sixers.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton (ankle) will miss Wednesday's Summer League game against the Pistons after not practicing on Tuesday.

    Milton agreed to a four-year contract with the Sixers earlier this month, and the team is unlikely to push him for Summer League action. He may find a few reserve minutes this season but he is far off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter