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Turner to get Friday off against Nets; Dan Gadzuric waived

In Friday’s preseason game at Brooklyn against the Nets, 76ers coach Doug Collins said that he will be giving Evan Turner the night off.

Turner to get Friday off against Nets; Dan Gadzuric waived

The Sixers´ Evan Turner will not play in Friday´s game against the Nets. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
The Sixers' Evan Turner will not play in Friday's game against the Nets. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

In Friday’s preseason game at Brooklyn against the Nets, 76ers coach Doug Collins said that he will be giving Evan Turner the night off.

Collins has been giving his regulars a game off and said it’s likely Jrue Holiday will get one of the last two preseason games off.

Kwame Brown, who missed Wednesday’s 113-99 preseason win over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers with a left calf strain, won’ t play Friday.

Collins did say he would like to play Brown Sunday in Boston and Monday in Syracuse against the New York Knicks if possible.

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“We have to be prepared if Andrew (Bynum) is not ready to go and we will need a bigger body,” Collins said about Brown.

In addition, Jason Richardson, who got the night off against Cleveland as he was battling some tendonitis, will play on Friday.


 

The 76ers waived center Dan Gadzuric early Friday evening. He did not appear in any preseason games. There are now 15 players on the team's roster.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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