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Archive: December, 2011

A scout's take on Evan Turner

Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 10:57 PM
Not too long ago I talked to a scout from a Western Conference team who has had tremendous success in building one of the preeminent teams in the league for the better part of the last decade and a half. I asked him for his take on Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday a little over one week ago and he... Read more

Sixers Taking No Chances With Williams & Holiday

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 3:17 PM
The 76ers said it was a precautionary measure, but Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday both took place in only non-contract drills during Thursday’s practice. Williams is nursing a left hamstring strain and Holiday a left Achilles strain. Both players said that if there were a game that they could... Read more

The Sixers tip drill

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 9:11 PM
Perhaps the most important stat that you’re not going to see in the box score as far as Doug Collins is concerned is deflections. Collins has someone on his coaching staff keeping track of every single deflection and he appears to know the total at the end of each and every quarter. For example... Read more

Young Is One Happy Camper

Monday, December 19, 2011, 7:24 PM
Thaddeus Young has the look of contentment these days. Of course signing a five-year, $43 million would leave many people feeling content, but it’s more than the financial security. Young really liked being on the 76ers and never ascribed by the grass-is-always-greener on the other side theory... Read more

Speights has work to do

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 4:31 PM
Heard an interesting comment by one of the Washington writers concerning the Marreese Speights. Turns out the writer was in Las Vegas for the summer league a few years back when Speights and JaVale McGee, the Wizards ultra-athletic center, were vying for draft positions prior to the 2008 draft. His... Read more

Passing the baton

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12:15 PM
This will be one of the more difficult blog posts to write because I have nothing but great things to say about my three-plus seasons on the 76ers beat. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be my last day at the Inquirer and my last day covering the Sixers. As of tomorrow, this blog -- Deep Sixer -- will belong... Read more

Hawes expected to sign qualifying offer

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 3:52 PM
For all of this info instantly, please follow on Twitter: Deep Sixer. 76ers center Spencer Hawes has tentatively agreed to sign the Sixers' $4.1 million qualifying offer for the 2011-12 season. Hawes is expected to be in Philly tonight. Signing the qualifying offer means that Hawes, who was a restricted... Read more

76ers close to re-signing Young

Friday, December 9, 2011, 2:15 PM
The 76ers are in the process of negotiating a deal to bring back forward Thaddeus Young. Young is a restricted free agent, meaning he can sign an offer sheet with another team, which the Sixers would then have three days to match. But instead of waiting for another team's offer sheet, the two sides... Read more

76ers will re-sign center Tony Battie

Friday, December 9, 2011, 12:46 PM
The 76ers have re-signed center Tony Battie to a 1-year deal, an NBA source has confirmed. Battie played the 2010-11 season with the Sixers, getting backup minutes behind starting center Spencer Hawes. Battie, 35, played in 38 games last season for the Sixers, averaging 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds... Read more

76ers re-sign Thaddeus Young

Friday, December 9, 2011, 5:26 PM
The 76ers have said for days -- and even as far back as last year -- that bringing back forward Thaddeus Young was a priority for them. They proved that this evening by agreeing to terms with Young, a restricted free agent; the deal is worth approximately $43 million over five years, a source has... Read more
About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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