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What might have been: Kobe Bryant says he wished Sixers drafted him No. 1 overall in 1996. (Jed Jacobsohn, getty Images)
What might have been: Kobe Bryant says he wished Sixers drafted him No. 1 overall in 1996. (Jed Jacobsohn, getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant: “I Was Really Upset the Sixers Didn’t Take Me No. 1″

See Kobe Bryant really did want to be a Sixer.

Philadelphia fans have given Lakers star Kobe Bryant a hard time for years - the perception has always been that he didn't want to play for the Sixers and would rather play in LA and be a Laker

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Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
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Sixers Mailbag: Joel Embiid’s Recovery, Potential Free Agency Targets

Welcome to Derek Bodner’s Sixers Mailbag. You can check out his previous installments at Libertyballers.com.

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Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
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Could Joel Embiid Play This Season for the Sixers?

Sixers coach Brett Brown hasn’t completely ruled out injured rookie Joel Embiid playing this season according to Sixers beat writer Tom Moore of Calkins Media.

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Several NBA teams have shown interest in trading for Robert Covington, but the 76ers view him as a key part of their future plans and fully intend on keeping him. (Getty Images, Alex Goodlett)
Several NBA teams have shown interest in trading for Robert Covington, but the 76ers view him as a key part of their future plans and fully intend on keeping him. (Getty Images, Alex Goodlett)
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Report: Several Teams Showing Interest in Sixers Forward Robert Covington

According to a report by Shams Charania of Real GM, a number of NBA teams have made trade inquiries regarding the SixersRobert Covington, but Philadelphia intends to hold onto the forward.

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Jason Richardson said he is hoping to return in late January. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Jason Richardson said he is hoping to return in late January. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Sixers Give Jason Richardson a Great 34th Birthday Present

Happy 34th birthday to Sixers swingman Jason Richardson!

You all remember J-Rich, acquired in the Andrew Bynum deal three seasons ago, he has been making steady progress, and he hopes to be practicing and scrimmaging by the end of January

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Robert Covington, the second year player out of Tennesse State the Sixers signed from the D-League in mid-November, has become a starter for a Sixers team desperate for floor spacing. A statistical look at the impact he has had on the Sixers offense. (Getty Images, Rob Carr)
Robert Covington, the second year player out of Tennesse State the Sixers signed from the D-League in mid-November, has become a starter for a Sixers team desperate for floor spacing. A statistical look at the impact he has had on the Sixers offense. (Getty Images, Rob Carr)
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The Sixers May Have Found a Keeper in Robert Covington

The Sixers offensive rating, which is an estimate of points scored per 100 possessions used, of 93.0 is bad. Not like kind of bad, but historically bad.

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Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization. (Getty Images)
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Are Sixers Concerned About Joel Embiid’s Work Ethic?

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article this morning about Joel Embiid. In the article, Pompey includes a couple of tidbits of information about why Embiid was sent home from the West Coast road trip that are a little bit concerning.

First, Pompey mentions Embii

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Sixers Mailbag: Wroten’s Value, Jerami Grant, Jordan McRae and More

Welcome to Derek Bodner’s Sixers Mailbag. You can check out his previous installments at Libertyballers.com

Each week Derek will answer reader questions and tweets and will appear on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill to answer your questions.

In this week’s edition of th

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ON DEMAND: Previewing Championship Weekend, Plus is MCW on the Move?

Mike Gill previewed Championship weekend with John McMullen and KC Joyner today on 97.3 ESPN FM. He also catches up with our Sixers insider Derek Bodner on some trade rumors surrounding MCW.

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Chad Ford of ESPN.com has "heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that [Michael] Carter-Williams is available." (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Chad Ford of ESPN.com has "heard a lot of rumblings from GMs that [Michael] Carter-Williams is available." (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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NBA GM’s: “Michael Carter-Williams is Available”

Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 29 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 12-of-25 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line in 41 minutes.

But do the Sixers view him as a long term piece of the puzzle?

The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year is

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