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  • Tony Bradley
    C, Detroit Pistons

    The Jazz and Pistons have agreed to a deal that will send Tony Bradley and the No. 38 pick in the draft to Detroit for future considerations.

    The Pistons sent $250,000 in cash to the Jazz as part of the deal. Bradley has put up some interesting statlines whenever he gets the chance to play, so a move to Detroit is good news for his fantasy prospects. The Jazz just selected his heir apparent in Udoka Azubuike at pick No. 27, while the Pistons don't have any long-term answers at the center position. Detroit was also open about wanting to acquire a second-rounder tonight, and they've accomplished that goal here.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Tyrese Maxey
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers are selecting Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey at No. 21 overall, per Shams Charania.

    Maxey isn't much of a shooter but he's a player that goes hard and finds ways to make winning plays. He's a solid defender both on and off the ball, and he has also shown a knack for scoring in the pick-and-roll. Maxey doesn't have elite athleticism or quickness and doesn't really break guys down off the dribble. His length certainly fits in Philly and while he isn't really a playmaker, his ball-handling capability will help.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Sixers have agreed to trade Al Horford, a first-round pick and a second-round pick to the Thunder for Danny Green.

    Horford was a bad fit in Philly and the Sixers, led by Daryl Morey, dump his bloated contract in exchange for a 3-and-D wing. They gave up a pair of picks as the cost of doing business, but Morey's teams have never been all that eager to draft in round one anyway. This gives Horford a shot at a much larger role, though his place on a Thunder squad that's rebuilding could be temporary. Plus, Sam Presti just keeps piling up draft picks — in this deal OKC acquires a lightly protected 2025 first-rounder as well as the 34th selection in this year's draft. Green will give the Sixers some much needed shooting presence and versatility on the wings.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Patty Mills
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer is reporting that the Spurs are shopping Patty Mills, with the Sixers and Bucks showing interest.

    That makes sense as San Antonio is trying to get younger while both the Bucks and Sixers need to improve their backcourt depth and shooting. While Mills faded into the background a bit more than usual last season, a new environment could get him back on track. Even so, the veteran is likely a top-175 type at best, with modest output in assists and threes driving the bus.

    Source: The Ringer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    In his introductory press conference, the Sixers' newly minted President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey raved about the team's two stars and said he was "excited to go on this journey" with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

    Morey's hiring kicked off a new round of Embiid and Simmons trade speculation but the man seems to be going out of his way to quiet that chatter. That could change on a dime though and no one expected Morey to make anything other than complimentary statements on his first day. But he preached patience throughout the press conference and it seems more likely than not he'll try to build around his two young stars' idiosyncrasies before making any earth-shattering moves.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Elton Brand has signed a multi-year extension to remain GM of the Sixers, per Shams Charania.

    After an immensely disappointing season, there were questions about whether Brand would stick around, and the volume on those only increased after Daryl Morey was brought in. Charania reports that Morey's five-year deal will make him President of Basketball Operations (to be announced on Monday), and that Brand is safe for now. While this gives Brand some security, he still might be on the hot seat — teams rarely want lame-duck situations, so giving at least minimal assurance is commonplace in pro sports. We'll see how Philadelphia navigates their path forward after an offseason of huge upheaval in the top decision-making spots.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to David Aldridge, Doc Rivers and the Sixers will be hiring former head video coordinator of the Clippers, Pete Dominguez, as an associate coach.

    Dominguez had been in his role with the Clippers for the last two seasons and did enough with the Clippers to earn himself a coaching job in Philadelphia. Doc Rivers' staff now includes Dominguez, Dave Joerger, Dan Burke, and Sam Cassell.

    Source: David Aldridge on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to a report, the Sixers will hire Sam Cassell as an assistant coach.

    Cassell had interviewed for the Clippers' head coaching job before Ty Lue was hired. Cassell will join Doc Rivers on the Sixers after working with him during his tenure with the Clippers. He has also served as an assistant with the Wizards.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to a report, the Sixers will hire former Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke.

    It has been a busy offseason for the Sixers, who have already hired Doc Rivers as head coach and are in the process of adding Daryl Morey to basketball operations. Burke, who specializes in defense, will join Dave Joerger on Rivers' staff.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Shams Charania, former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is in talks with the Sixers on a five-year contract to run basketball operations.

    Morey could sign the deal as soon as this coming weekend. He had served as GM of the Rockets since 2007 before stepping down less than two weeks ago. Morey will join new head coach Doc Rivers in Philadelphia. He will also team up with current Sixers GM Elton Brand and will surely be looking to put his stamp on the organization with the draft as well as free agency looming.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Despite being interviewed for the Pacers' head coaching job, Dave Joerger will be joining Doc Rivers' staff in Philadelphia as an assistant.

    Doc has started building his own staff after being hired by the Sixers two weeks ago. Dave Joerger has had success as a head coach in this league but has struggled to get along with the front office, something that won't be as big of an issue in an assistant role. Continue to expect Rivers to build a worthy staff on the east coast as he looks to take the Sixers to the next level.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Glenn Robinson III
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Glenn Robinson III may return to the Warriors this offseason, per Connor Letourneau of the SF Chronicle.

    Robinson had the best stretch of his career playing for the Warriors this season. He was traded to the Sixers at the deadline, but Letourneau writes that Robinson is "highly respected" within the Warriors organization and may sign with the team once again. When Robinson was traded from the Warriors he was the 100th overall ranked player in 9-cat leagues, coming off the bench for the Sixers he fell outside the top-150. The Warriors are unlikely to have space in the starting lineup for Robinson next season, so while his return would improve the team's on-court product, he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in standard formats.

    Source: Connor Letourneau for the SF Chronicle

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Brett Brown has stepped down as head coach of the Australian national team.

    Brown was hired to coach the team for the Tokyo Olympics this past summer, but the Olympics were postponed until next summer because of COVID-19 and the Sixers fired him at the end of August. The next NBA season won’t start until January at the earliest and as a result, the season and next summer’s Olympics could overlap which could create a scheduling conflict for Brown. The veteran coach is looking to return to the NBA either as an assistant or as a head coach so this decision makes sense for both parties.

    Source: Phily Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Doc Rivers said that load management is "individual-based" when asked about how he'll handle things with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

    Simmons hasn't really been a load management guy but his recent bout of knee issues might encourage the Sixers to play it a little safer next season. Embiid, on the other hand, is always a risk of sitting out random games, and Rivers' comments didn't reveal anything specific about his plans. That said, it does sound like the Sixers plan to keep Embiid's minutes in check to some extent. "Every individual has a limit, right? We’ll figure that out. Ben [Simmons], when healthy, seems to play more games right now. Joel seems like he’s gradually upticking, which is a good thing. It’s not just that. It’s minutes. It’s practice time. It encompasses a lot of stuff. Every team has to deal with it, and we’ll have to deal with it here, and we’ll probably figure it out." Embiid is a first-round fantasy player whenever he's on the court, but the lack of volume makes him a risky proposition. Embiid's fantasy GMs should be used to constant news-checking, and that shouldn't be expected to change with Rivers in charge.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Joel Embiid
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Alvin Gentry has emerged as a serious possibility to join Doc Rivers on his coaching staff in Philadelphia.

    Alvin Gentry was just relieved of his role in New Orleans and it's looking like he won't be looking for a new role for long. If Gentry does get an assistant spot, we'll see if his offensive mindset injects some creativity into this offense.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter