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Observations from three days of training camp

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:52 PM
After just three days and five practices of training camp at Saint Joseph's, there can be no difinitive conclusions as to who will do what for new 76ers coach Doug Collins. One thing is pretty certain - the Sixers aren't going to scare many teams with their interior offense. Collins even stated that... Read more

Sixers complete first two days of training camp

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 8:19 AM
Jrue Holiday drove the lane, found an open Jason Kapono standing alone behind the three-point line on the right wing and hit him with a perfect pass. Kapono, one of the surest three-point shooters in the league, hit nothing but net. Those two were the two best players on the court last night in a... Read more

Collins continues to tweak

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 4:29 PM
Today's morning practice was cut well short of it’s three-hour slotted time. “I thought we got a lot of work done,” Doug Collins said. “Our guys cooled off (listening to visitor Reggie Miller) and once they cool off, that’s it. We had a really good morning. "I didn’t... Read more

Eddie Jordan Surfaces

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 5:29 PM
Eddie Jordan, the deposed coach of the 76ers, surfaced today at the Charlotte Bobcats' training camp practice. This would appear to be Jordan's first public appearance since being fired by the Sixers at the end of last season, although he was interviewed for the then-open coaching job at Rutgers. The... Read more

Green's knee delays trade with Hornets

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 12:47 PM
Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins did not practice with the Sixers this morning in the first session of training camp because their trade from the New Orleans Hornets had not been officially completed. The two big men were acquired for Willie Green and Jason Smith. The holdup was Green's physical... Read more

5 things to watch at training camp

Monday, September 27, 2010, 7:16 PM
Five things to look for as Sixers training camp opens Tuesday: 1. The backcourt: Much praise is being laid on second-year point guard Jrue Holiday, who has a new backcourt running mate in second overall pick Evan Turner. Holiday will be a staple at the point. When he is not in the game, Turner could... Read more

Sixers in talks for Carmelo Anthony, Western exec says

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 1:32 PM
The Sixers and Denver are talking about a potential trade that would bring Carmelo Anthony to Philadelphia and send Andre Iguodala to Denver, a Western Conference executive has confirmed to the Daily News. The executive said Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri has spoken with Ed Stefanski. Other players would... Read more

Green: "Little Bit Of A Shocker''

Friday, September 24, 2010, 5:05 PM
This had been planned for quite a while. Willie Green was taking his family on a mini-vacation during the last weekend before training camp. He was ready to be virtually ''counted out'' again as he prepared for his eighth season with the 76ers. He never seemed to be pencilled in for the same role. Whatever... Read more

Sixers make deal with Hornets

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 11:36 AM
UPDATED: The Sixers have traded guard Willie Green and forward Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets for 6-9 Darius Songaila and 6-10 Craig Brackins, a league source said. (The Sixers have now confirmed the trade.) “We made the move for these two players to add additional depth to our front... Read more

Dalembert wants the ball with Kings

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 12:04 PM
Samuel Dalembert has the new NBA home he has been seeking and now he expects to see the ball more often. “In Philadelphia, I was asked to focus more on defense. But with the Kings, they expect me to play a more offensive role. I’ll be able to accomplish many more things with my new team... Read more
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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