Monday, December 29, 2014

Iverson's SLAM cover

There are probably very few people who haven't, by now, seen or heard about Allen Iverson's cover of SLAM Magazine. You can check out the content and shot here: SLAM.

Iverson's SLAM cover

NBA Commissioner David Stern listens to a reporter´s question after Tuesday´s NBA owners meeting in Dallas. (LM Otero/AP)
NBA Commissioner David Stern listens to a reporter's question after Tuesday's NBA owners meeting in Dallas. (LM Otero/AP)

There are probably very few people who haven't, by now, seen or heard about Allen Iverson's cover of SLAM Magazine. You can check out the content and shot here: SLAM.

With the draft behind us, the focus this week is on the looming lockout. The NBA owners will meet and vote in Dallas later today about whether or not to extend the date of the lockout in order to allow for more bargaining. As of right now, the lockout begins midnight Thursday. There could be another bargaining session this week in New York, but right now both sides seem so far apart that even an additional week won't prevent a lockout.

The Sixers coaches are currently traveling around spending some time with players before the lockout goes into effect and they are no longer allowed to work with each of their guys. The coaching staff wants to make sure that each player understands what's needed of him this summer because -- if the lockout continues -- the staff won't have the opportunity to work with some of the younger guys in the rookie league, which is usually a great time to see where guys stand. The lockout will also include a moratorium on player movement, so once Thursday night rolls around, Andre Iguodala trade talk (and all player trade talk) will be on the backburner.

More soon.

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Which team are you more excited about for next season based on their moves last week?
Flyers. They traded Mike Richards and Jeff Carter and signed goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
76ers. They drafted center Nikola Vucevic and Temple's Lavoy Allen.

--Kate


Each week, Kate will check in from the road and answer fan questions about the Sixers. Click here to ask Kate a question or e-mail her at kfagan@phillynews.com.

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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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