Saturday, July 4, 2015

Meeks in the house

Jodie Meeks, acquired yesterday from the Milwaukee Bucks, will be in uniform tonight for the 76ers although coach Eddie Jordan insinuated it was unlikely Meeks would play. Meeks worked with assistant coach Aaron McKie for about 15-20 minutes before tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Meeks in the house

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Jodie Meeks, acquired yesterday from the Milwaukee Bucks, will be in uniform tonight for the 76ers although coach Eddie Jordan insinuated it was unlikely Meeks would play. Meeks worked with assistant coach Aaron McKie for about 15-20 minutes before tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Yesterday, the Sixers traded guard Royal Ivey, center Primoz Brezec and a 2010 second-round pick, for Meeks and center Francisco Elson. The trade became official today.

Elson isn't here and is on the inactive list for tonight's game -- hernia surgery. Also not playing tonight for the Sixers is guard Willie Green (shoulder) and Jason Smith (ankle). Jordan will start a backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Allen Iverson.

Asked if Meeks would get any run tonight, Jordan said: "I think if we’re up 30, he may get in, that’s probably what I’m looking at right now. I don’t think he’s going to be in the rotation, but you never know."

Asked if Meeks needed a few practices under his belt, Jordan said that would be nice, but the team likely won't practice again until Monday, in San Francisco. Immediately after tonight's game, the Sixers fly to Chicago, where they will play the first game of a 8-day, 4-game road trip.

Here's what Meeks said: "I think I fit in well. I get up and down the court well just like this team is known for. I think I’m a smart player who can make an open shot; I just have to knock them down."

--Kate

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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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