Josh Smith deal would not interest 76ers, sources say

Websites have
speculated about a possible trade that would send Evan Turner and
Spencer Hawes to Atlanta for soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Josh
Smith, but such a deal would not interest the 76ers, according to two
league sources with knowledge of the situation. Continue reading “Josh Smith deal would not interest 76ers, sources say” »

Tyreke Evans wants in at Palestra exhibition

Evans, the Sacramento Kings’ guard from Chester, said today that he is
hoping to play for Team Philly when it takes on a team put together by
Carmelo Anthony on Sept. 25 at the Palestra.

"I would love to play in the game," Evans told the Daily News today at
an appearance in Chester. "Why not? What else is there to do." Continue reading “Tyreke Evans wants in at Palestra exhibition” »

Iguodala was at a doctor's appointment

76ers swingman Andre Iguodala said he did not "skip" his exit
interview today at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he
was attending a team doctor’s appointment. Iguodala was present for the
team meeting and media availability, at which point the individual
players were scheduled to meet with coach Doug Collins. Iguodala had a
previously scheduled doctor’s appointment, as do all players who battle
injuries throughout the year. Iguodala suffered both right knee and
Achilles tendinitis. Continue reading “Iguodala was at a doctor's appointment” »

Inside the Sixers: The time to deal Iguodala is now

If you watched Andre Iguodala in person, you’d see a very talented
player playing below his potential. Or if you walked into the locker
room after a game and saw a guy hunched over after yet another loss,
you’d be nearing the same conclusion: It’s time.

For proof, let’s read between the lines. Continue reading “Inside the Sixers: The time to deal Iguodala is now” »

76ers said to offer Iguodala in a deal for Anthony

The 76ers have contacted the Denver Nuggets about a potential trade for
star forward Carmelo Anthony, multiple NBA sources confirmed on Sunday.

The centerpiece of the Sixers’ offer is swingman Andre Iguodala,
although other players, including expiring contracts and young talent,
would be needed to convince the Nuggets to part with their franchise
player.

Anthony has only one season left on his contract and has Continue reading “76ers said to offer Iguodala in a deal for Anthony” »

Sixers not on course to be able to sign top player in 2011

Reports that the Sixers could have enough money to sign a max-level free
agent in 2011 are inaccurate.

While Samuel Dalembert ($12.2 million), Jason Kapono ($6.6 million) and
Willie Green ($4 million) would clear $22.8 million from the salary cap
next June, but that wouldn’t be enough to try to sign an elite player
unless they trade a long-term contract for a player whose deal expires
next summer or renounce the contracts of Thaddeus Young and Jason Smith.

Continue reading “Sixers not on course to be able to sign top player in 2011” »

76ers close to hiring Collins as coach

The 76ers are a few hours of negotiations away from hiring Doug Collins
as their next head coach.

According to multiple sources, Sixers president and general manager Ed
Stefanski began the negotiations with Collins’ agent, John Langel, on
Wednesday afternoon.

One source said it was unlikely the parties would complete a deal before
Thursday, but indicated there was "nothing" immediately holding up
negotiations. Continue reading “76ers close to hiring Collins as coach” »

76ers said to be favoring Collins

All signs point toward Doug Collins.

The 76ers’ coaching search, which is more than a month old and has
dwindled to only a handful of candidates, has a distinct front-runner:
Collins.

According to multiple sources, Collins is the leading candidate, ahead
of former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson and former Toronto
Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, although it’s possible that Ed Stefanski,
the Sixers’ president and general manager, will schedule a second round
of interviews. Continue reading “76ers said to be favoring Collins” »