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Sixers will be more active in free agency

The 76ers have been quiet since the free-agency period began on July 1. Sam Hinkie, the Sixers general manager, said the team will be more active in August.

Sixers will be more active in free agency

New General Manager Sam Hinkie (right) answers questions with Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris in the background at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine gym on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
New General Manager Sam Hinkie (right) answers questions with Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris in the background at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine gym on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The 76ers have been quiet since the free-agency period began on July 1.

Sam Hinkie, the Sixers general manager, said the team will be more active in August.

“I have been telling agents around the league that we are more likely to [acquire] players then,” he said. “But we are active on a bunch of fronts.

“I don’t have anyone in particular in mind that I would announce now. If I did, someone might sign him before we did.”

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Hinkie added the Sixers have yet to invite undrafted rookie free agents to training camp.

 

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Rutgers was an NBA failure before becoming a star overseas.

Douby was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 19th overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft. He averaged 4.1 points, 1.1 rebounds  and just 10.7 minutes over a four-year career with the Kings and Toronto Raptors.

The Brooklyn native has played professionally overseas after being released by the Raptors on Nov. 12, 2009.  He averaged 31.6 points this past season for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. Douby scored  75 points on Jan. 2  to set CBA record.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/Are-Sixers-interested-in-Quincy-Douby.html#g5lWAcl3WhZLoKrw.99

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Rutgers was an NBA failure before becoming a star overseas.

Douby was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 19th overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft. He averaged 4.1 points, 1.1 rebounds  and just 10.7 minutes over a four-year career with the Kings and Toronto Raptors.

The Brooklyn native has played professionally overseas after being released by the Raptors on Nov. 12, 2009.  He averaged 31.6 points this past season for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. Douby scored  75 points on Jan. 2  to set CBA record.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/Are-Sixers-interested-in-Quincy-Douby.html#g5lWAcl3WhZLoKrw.99
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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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