Philadelphia Americans Press Releases

  • Philadelphia Deals Drumm for HoRob +

    In a somewhat surprising move, the Philadelphia Americans announced prior to the draft that the team had moved OBWL legend Joseph Drumm to the Los Angeles Chaos in return for 25-year-old point guard Horace Robinson. The move is a curious one for the Americans, who signed Drumm to a max deal just two seasons ago. “Words can't describe how grateful we are to Joey for his two years in Philadelphia,” general manager Jay Amado said. “Unfortunately, things did not turn out the way we had hoped they would, and we figured that it would be in the best interest of everyone if we made this move.” In two seasons in Philadelphia, Drumm did everything the team asked of him, including Read More
  • Meet Philadelphia's Los Asesinos +

    Dinero! *Swish* *Thud* Dinero! *Swish* *Thud* Dinero! *Swish* *Thud* It’s a pattern that has become very familiar in the empty confines of the CGK Garden on off nights in Philadelphia in the last month and a half. “Dinero” means money in Spanish--a language that Philadelphia's two leading scorers, Brian Montes and Matt Torres learned to speak before they knew English. Montes, the more outspoken of the two could very easily be talking about the money that the two of them will make in the coming years. He signed a five-year deal worth over 114 million dollars last offseason, while Torres inked his name next to a four-year, 58.24 million dollar deal this year. But, that's not what Montes means. With Read More
  • Americans Busy On Draft Day: A Draft Review +

    The Philadelphia Americans had perhaps the busiest draft day of any team, this year. They entered the day holding picks 14 and 21 in the first round, and 41 and 43 in the second round. It was already expected to be busy, but once things got underway, they got even more wild. The team ended up making five draft selections, two trades, and positioning themselves to be able to add more players in free agency. Let's take a look at all of the newest Americans, and how they found their way to Philadelphia. ===THE TRADES=== Americans trade #14 overall to the Boston Buzzards for #19 and #24 overallWhen Philadelphia came on the clock at #14, the team had every intention of Read More
  • Americans Busy On Draft Day: A Draft Review +

    The Philadelphia Americans had perhaps the busiest draft day of any team, this year. They entered the day holding picks 14 and 21 in the first round, and 41 and 43 in the second round. It was already expected to be busy, but once things got underway, they got even more wild. The team ended up making five draft selections, two trades, and positioning themselves to be able to add more players in free agency. Let's take a look at all of the newest Americans, and how they found their way to Philadelphia. ===THE TRADES=== Americans trade #14 overall to the Boston Buzzards for #19 and #24 overallWhen Philadelphia came on the clock at #14, the team had every intention of Read More
  • Americans Get Aggressive in Offseason; Prepare for New Era +

    After a disappointing season that saw the Philadelphia Americans finish with a bottom-10 record, it was inevitable that changes were to come, and big changes at that. General Manager Jay Amado had spent the previous year blowing up the team, trading Malik Campbell for a draft pick and expiring salary last offseason, then doing the unthinkable and trading Philadelphia staple Leif Buyer to the Invaders for more expiring deals and another first round pick. The moves came fast and furious once the offseason hit, in both the draft and free agency. ***The Draft*** With the pick received in the Campbell trade with Boston, the Americans literally hit the lottery. The pick ended up being #2 overall, and allowed the Americans Read More
  • Buyer Dealt in Six Player Deal +

    Philadelphia, PA (AP)-- In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the Philadelphia Americans, today, dealt fan favorite, future hall of famer, and former MVP Leif Buyer, at the trade deadline. In return for Buyer, Philadelphia received three players and the Indiana Invaders first round draft pick in 2023. Also going to Indiana were PG John Puryear and PF Jason Luker. The Americans, who earlier in the offseason dealt Malik Campbell to the Boston Buzzards now appear to be in "tank" mode, on the surface, but things may not be as bad as they seem. Buyer, who has been available since the beginning of the offseason leaves Philadelphia after spending his entire career with the franchise. In his prime, he was the Read More
  • Americans Offseason Review Part 2: The Draft +

    Philadelphia -- AP | With the the OBWL Draft and Free Agency in the past, the Philadelphia Americans have turned their attention toward training camp. Last week we took a look at the staff turnover that happened in Philadelphia this offseason, and this week we will turn our attention toward the OBWL Draft. The Americans had a very quiet draft day, on paper, but it was one in which Philadelphia was able to land one of their top targets, without having to move up or down the board. The Americans entered the day with two draft picks: #9 in both the first and second rounds. There were reportedly a few discussions involving possibly picking up another pick at the end of the Read More
  • Americans Offseason Review Part 1: Kurzyna Heads East +

    Americans Offseason Review Part 1: Staff Changes With free agency in full swing, and training camps quickly approaching, the Philadelphia Americans are in the midst of what has been one of the most exciting offseasons in the franchise's history. Sure, there were names--both big and small--that were added and subtracted from the team, but the offseason also began with a splash, as the team hired one of the OBWL's winningest coaches to come in and lead the franchise for the next five years. Head coach Kolby Kurzyna was added to the mix, to try to fix a team coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history. He did not come cheaply, but the Archers coach did agree to Read More
  • Buyer, Americans Agree on 4 Year/$72 Million Deal +

    Philadelphia (AP) -- At a press conference yesterday afternoon, the Philadelphia Americans formally announced what Americans beat writer Eddie Cornell reported earlier this week, saying that the team has agreed on a four year contract extension that will keep the former MVP and face of the franchise in Philadelphia through 2021. Buyer was actually the first to break the news, posting a social media picture of the bottom of the contract as soon as it was signed, with the caption #Home #FourMoreYears #AmericanForLife. Nevertheless, the deal was not finalized until a couple days later, and the team and Buyer were finally able to speak on it, after a 111-81 win over the short-handed Indiana Invaders in Philadelphia. "In my mind, the Read More
  • Americans Finalize Staff +

    Philadelphia, PA -- AP Late last night, the Philadelphia Americans put the finishing touches on their staff for the upcoming season, by locking up 3 assistant coaches and one scout to join head coach Marcos Danish for the upcoming season. The Americans stressed that they were looking for a very specific set of skills from their coaching staff, and were only looking at coaches who would fit the long-term plan of what general manager Jay Amado envisions the team looking like. Apparently, that will mean a team that gets up and down the court, and who shoots first and asks questions later. "It's a very exciting day for the Americans," Amado said. "We did our homework, and have put together a Read More
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