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Philadelphia 76ers (0-0)


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From tank to title talk, 76ers primed for championship run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career - and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked.

Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers may never have drafted Sir Charles had Houston not tanked at the tail end of 1984 to increase the odds it could select Hakeem Olajuwon with the No. 1 pick. Sixers coach Brett Brown, trying to become the first coach to win the championship in Philadelphia since Cunningham in 1983, had some fun at Barkley's expense with the revelation.

"I can't believe (Houston) dumped games to get high draft picks," Brown said to laughter. "Can you believe that? Somebody trying to get high draft picks dumping games? I don't know what you're talking about."

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Leaders
Points: Joel Embiid27.5
Rebounds: Joel Embiid13.6
Assists: Ben Simmons7.7
FG%: Ben Simmons56.3%
Steals: Ben Simmons1.42
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.91
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.5 (19)
Rebounds: 43.5 (4)
Assists: 23.4 (6)
FG%: 45.5% (10)
FT%: 76.8% (17)
3P%: 34.2% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.2 (4)
Rebounds: 47.8 (4)
Assists: 26.9 (4)
FG%: 47.1% (8)
FT%: 77.1% (16)
3P%: 35.9% (8)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Boston 0 0 - --
Brooklyn 0 0 - --
New York 0 0 - --
Philadelphia 0 0 - --
Toronto 0 0 - --
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/30/2019 Trey Burke Signed as Free Agent
7/25/2019 Furkan Korkmaz Re-Signed
7/12/2019 Raul Neto Signed as Free Agent
7/12/2019 James Ennis III Re-Signed
7/11/2019 Mike Scott Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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