Sixers Notes: 76ers must soon decide about Iverson

DENVER – By Wednesday, the 76ers must decide to either retain or waive Allen Iverson.

Last night, Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said he expected the 34-year-old
point guard to remain with the team for the rest of the season.

In the NBA, partially guaranteed contracts such as Iverson’s become guaranteed Jan. 10, with a 48-hour waiver period preceding it. Because Jan. 10 falls on a Sunday, the date has been moved to Jan. 8, with teams needing to waive a player by the start of the 48-hour period – this Wednesday.

"Nothing is etched in stone," Jordan said of retaining Iverson. "But I think it’s going to happen."

Including last night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Iverson has played nine games with the Sixers this season. He signed a prorated contract for just over $1 million in early December. Entering last night’s contest, Iverson was averaging 15.5 points per game and had started every game in which he played.

Iverson missed four games with arthritis in his left knee, a condition that is limiting him to 28 to 30 minutes per game.

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