It has been a while since the Philadelphia 76ers have had some success in the NBA. In fact, they only managed to win 47 games from 2013 till 2016 before finally winning a decent number of games last season. Philadelphia finished at the 14th spot in the Eastern Conference last season, with a 28-54 record. It was the fifth straight season without the playoffs for the 76ers as their last postseason run came during the 2011/2012 campaign. They showed signs of progress last season, led by their biggest star and best player Joel Embiid. It was Embiid's first season in the NBA after being drafted in 2014.

He managed to play 31 games and ended the season averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 36 percent from the three-point line. Embiid might be getting more help in Philadelphia next season as Ben Simmons is projected to finally play his first season with the 76ers. Also, it was reported that Philadelphia acquired another young player that might be useful for them in the coming period.

McAdoo headed to Philadelphia

Michael Scotto of the Basketball Insiders reported yesterday (on Friday) that the Philadelphia 76ers and James Michael Mcadoo have agreed on a two-way contract. The two-way contract means that McAdoo will join the 76ers next season but will also play for their G-League affiliate.

Financial details of this deal were not revealed but the most money he can make with this two-way contract with the 76ers is $279,000. McAdoo is a 24-year-old small forward and he went undrafted out of North Carolina before joining the Golden State Warriors in 2014.

The 6-foot-9 McAdoo played 52 games for the Warriors last season and averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent from the field. He won two NBA championships during his time with the Warriors and Philadelphia will use his playoff experience and championship mentality as they look to finally make the playoffs next season.

Noel in Dallas for at least one more year

ESPN's Chris Haynes reported on Friday that Nerlens Noel and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on a one-year, $4.1 million deal for the next season. Sources say that Noel turned down Dallas' 4-year, $70 million offer earlier this summer as he looks to become an unrestricted free-agent next summer and obviously will look for a max-contract.

Noel was the sixth overall pick in 2013 and his best season was during the 2015/2016 campaign with the Philadelphia 76ers when he averaged 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-11 Noel played 22 games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and averaged 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the floor.