Season Recap: The 76ers won 51 games and went into the playoffs with a chance to reach the NBA Finals. They beat the Toronto Raptors in the opening round but lost to the Miami Heat 4 games to 2 in the conference semifinals. The season saw the team trade unhappy star Ben Simmons for superstar James Harden, but injuries to center Joel Embiid against the Raptors cost Philly a chance to go deeper into the playoffs. Heading into next season, the ’Sixers have a core of talented players, including Tyrese Maxey and Matisse Thybulle.
April 10, 2022: Joel Embiid edged Giannis Antetokounpo and LeBron James for the NBA scoring title. Embiid averaged 30.6 points per game to become the first foreign-born player to lead the league in scoring.
February 02, 2022: Joel Embiid was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the second month in a row. He averaged 34 points per game in January, including a 50-point game against the Orlando Magic.
November 6, 2021: The 76ers beat the Bulls to make head coach Doc Rivers only the 10th coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games.
Season Preview: Philadelphia’s rise to the top of the division was fueled by airtight defense and quality scorers around MVP runner-up Joel Embiid. Fans blamed their loss to the Hawks in the playoffs on bad decisions by Ben Simmons. Simmons may or may not make it through the whole year with the club, which is loaded with veteran talent and young players pushing their way into the lineup. Forwards Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Matisse Thybulle round out a lineup that also includes sharpshooter Seth Curry.
Season Recap: The 76ers finished first in the Eastern Conference with 49 victories. The team’s starting five—Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, and Danny Green—was healthy most of the year. Embiid led the ’Sixers with 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Simmons ranked among the league leaders in steals. Philly was expecting a showdown with the Nets for the conference championship, but neither team made it out of the second round of the playoffs. The 76ers lost their series with the Hawks in seven games.
Season Preview: Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid needed a little more help in 2020 to reach the next level. The 76ers went out and acquired veteran center Dwight Howard and playmaker Seth Curry. They also drafted guard Tyrese Maxey, a star at the University of Kentucky, who hopes to nail down a starting job before the playoffs. The ’Sixers will have to prove they can handle the Heat and Celtics in order to reach the NBA Finals.
Season Recap: Philadelphia fans watched Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid continue growing into excellent all-around players. However, they did not always seem to be in sync with each other. The 76ers won 43 games and made the playoffs, but Simmons was out with a knee injury and they lost 4–0 to the Celtics. Forward Tobias Harris was a rock for Philly all year, but his scoring and rebounding weren’t enough to get the team past the first round.
Season Preview: Philly fans have some new faces in the starting lineup, but the “Big 3” of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris return to give the 76ers a core of players that create matchup nightmares for their opponents. The team can score in bunches, but at crunch time, it’s the defense that will make the difference between winning and losing close games. Josh Richardson and Al Horford should do well as support players.
Season Recap: The 76ers got excellent years from Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and J.J. Redick and made bold trades for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris during the season. They won 51 games and many predicted they would reach the NBA Finals. Hopes for a championship disappeared, however, when Kawai Leonard of the Toronto Raptors won Game 7 of their playoff series with an off-balance buzzer-beater. The ’Sixers were one of the top-scoring clubs in the NBA, with 115.2 points per game. Embiid was an All-Star for the second season in a row and finished fourth in the league in scoring with 27.5 points per game.
February 17, 2019: Joel Embiid led all players with 12 rebounds during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.
January 3, 2019: Joel Embiid scored 30 points in the first half of a 132–127 win over the Suns. He finished with 42 points to match his season high.
Season Preview: The 76ers have one of basketball’s most powerful one-two punches in guard Ben Simmons and center Joel Embiid. Simmons has show he is a great scorer, but the ’Sixers are loaded with shooters, so his greatest value may be as a playmaker. Another key will be forward Dario Saric, who showed last season he could mix things up inside and also pull his man out to the perimeter for long jump shots. J.J. Redick and Markelle Fultz will also need to play their best for Philly to reach the NBA Finals.
Season Recap: After watching their best young players lose time to injuries season after season, the 76ers finally got healthy and surged to 50 victories. Center Joel Embiid was an All-Star and 6’10” point guard Ben Simmons was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times during the season. Many fans are saying he is the next Magic Johnson. Philly’s young players showed determination and hustle, leading the NBA in rebounds per game, but also making the most turnovers. That hurt them in the playoffs as they fell to the more experienced Boston Celtics after beating Miami in the first round, 4 games to 1.
April 11, 2018: Markelle Fultz had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. At 19 years old, he was the youngest player in NBA history to have a triple-double.
February 2, 2018: Ben Simmons was named Rookie of the Month for the second time during the 2017–18 season.
December 1, 2017: Ben Simmons was named Rookie of the Month for October/November. He became the first player in league history with 170 points, 100 rebounds and 80 assists in his first 10 games.
Season Preview: After many seasons of frustration, the 76ers finally look like a playoff team. Number-one draft pick Markelle Fultz will be part of a starting five with exciting talent. If they all stay healthy, a 50-win season is within reach.
Season Recap: Philly fans couldn’t believe it when their top draft pick, Ben Simmons, missed the entire season with a broken foot. It was the fourth year in a row that a promising rookie suffered a season-ending injury! The team played hard, but could only manage 28 wins. Seven-foot center Joel Embiid, from Cameroon, was sensational in limited action.
Season Preview: The 76ers are building up a stockpile of basketball talent. This year, they added Duke star Jahlil Okafor. He joins Nerlens Noel, T.J. McConnell and newcomer Nik Stauskas on the NBA’s youngest team. As soon as they add some experience to their talent, the 76ers could be a force in Atlantic Division.
Season Recap: The rebuilding 76ers were one of three NBA clubs to win fewer than 20 games. They lost their first 17 games to begin the year. The good news was that the team’s three top scorers—Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, and Robert Covington—were all 24 or younger, and leading rebounder Nerlens Noel was just 20, meaning the future looks bright.
Season Preview: The 76ers have nowhere to go but up in 2014–15, and the player who will help them rise is Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. Young guns Tony Wroten, Nerlen Noels, and Henry Sims should provide plenty of highlights as Philadelphia’s rebuilding program continues.
Season Recap: Rebuilding with young players is never an easy process. The 76ers found this out the hard way in 2014. From the end of January to the end of March, they tied an NBA record with 26 losses in a row. The team will depend heavily on young stars Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young as they play their way back into contention.