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Archive: June, 2008

The list

Sunday, June 29, 2008, 2:37 PM
We're less than two days until the bank opens. When the clock strikes midnight on Tuesday, the Sixers have about $11 million to spend in one of the most important offseasons in recent years. Only Memphis has nearly as much money to spend as the Sixers. "We will be active on July 1," GM... Read more

Calathes is not drafted

Friday, June 27, 2008, 12:04 AM
NEW YORK -- Pat Calathes was not among the 60 players chosen in tonight's NBA draft. The St. Joe's forward/guard was hailed as a potential second-round pick, but that wasn't the case. Calathes joins Mark Tyndale, Frank Elegar, Mike Green and Kyle Hines as local guys who will be looking for free-agent... Read more

Singletary goes No. 42

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 11:35 PM
Former Penn Charter star Sean Singletary was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round with the 42d pick overall in the NBA draft, making him the second local player taken. Singletary was the third-leading scorer in the ACC with 19.8 points per game his senior season at Virginia. He is the... Read more

About Thompson

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 11:17 AM
Is it 2004 all over again? As reported in today's Inquirer, the Sixers are bringing in former Lenape High and Rider forward Jason Thompson for a last-minute interview at PCOM this morning. Does that remind anyone else of Andre Iguodala? Back in 2004, the 76ers snuck Iguodala in for a late workout... Read more

Now we wait

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 10:52 PM
NEW YORK -- The first round is over and the local watch begins. Pat Calathes from St. Joe's should be the next local player to go. He could be taken sometime in the middle of the second round. Former Penn Charter guard Sean Singletary is also a possible late selection. Temple's Mark Tyndale, Drexel's... Read more

Arthur goes, other slipping

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 10:14 PM
NEW YORK -- Darrell Arthur is the last one in the "green room" to go here at Madison Square Garden. He dropped to No. 27 because of health issues, and remember, this is a player the Sixers had thought about taking. Other notable players who are in danger of slipping out of the first round: --... Read more

A young draft

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 9:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Kosta Koufos was the ninth freshman taken in tonight's first round, a new NBA record. Koufos went No. 23 to Utah. A list of the freshmen: 1. Derrick Rose (Chicago), 2. Michael Beasley (Miami), 3. O.J. Mayo (Minnesota), 5. Kevin Love (Memphis), 7. Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers), 11... Read more

The Mayo Clinic

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 9:26 PM
NEW YORK -- One deadline down and now I'm going back through the notes. Here's the line of the night so far courtesy of O.J. Mayo (the question comes from CNBC's Darren Rovell): Q: Readers on my blog today said that if you go to Minnesota, they would call you The Mayo Clinic. What do you think about... Read more

It's Speights

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 9:07 PM
The Sixers selected Florida forward Marreese Speights with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft. Speights was the sixth forward taken in the draft. He worked out with the Sixers on June 19. "He can score around the basket with both hands," Sixers assistant GM Tony DiLeo... Read more

Thompson goes No. 12

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 8:43 PM
NEW YORK -- It's the upset story of the draft. Lenape High and Rider standout Jason Thompson goes No. 12 to the Sacramento Kings. He shot all the way up draft boards in the last two weeks, going from an early second-round pick to a lottery selection. Thompson is the first player picked that's not... Read more
About this blog

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.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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