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Archive: July, 2009

Warrick Chooses Milwaukee

Friday, July 31, 2009, 2:00 PM
The 76ers got the call a little before 2 p.m. They fell short in their attempt to add unrestricted free agent Hakim Warrick to their roster. A source familiar with the situation confirmed that the 6-9 Warrick, a onetime star at Friends Central, has agreed to the terms of a one-year contract with the... Read more

Miller doesn't care about the critics

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 4:39 PM
Former Sixers guard Andre Miller says he is out to prove the critics wrong — again. This time, his targets are the critics who are underwhelmed with Portland’s decision to sign Miller to a 3-year contract that could be worth as much as $21 million. “I don’t really care what... Read more

Young, Igoudala play well at Team USA camp

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 6:39 PM
Sixers forward Thaddeus Young scored 12 points in 19 minutes to help the Blue to a 100-81 victory over the White in a Team USA intrasquad exhibition game Saturday in Las Vegas. The game capped a U.S. National Team minicamp, which gave the players exposure to the international game and to the Team... Read more

Miller: Deal Is Done

Friday, July 24, 2009, 7:21 PM
Andre Miller, the 76ers' unrestricted free agent, officially signed with the Portland Trail Blazers just before 7 tonight. Miller had agreed to terms earlier in the day, but Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard waited until the deal was finalized before releasing the information. The Blazers did... Read more

Miller signs with Portland

Friday, July 24, 2009, 2:42 PM
Andre Miller has agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers, agent Andy Miller has confirmed to the Daily News. The deal is believed to be for two or three years with a starting salary higher than the mid-level exception of $5.8 million. Portland had $9 million in salary cap space meaning the... Read more

Ratliff Lands With The Spurs

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 1:57 PM
Theo Ratliff has gone from backing up Samuel Dalembert to backing up Tim Duncan. Ratliff, a 76ers' unrestricted free agent, has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs for a little more more than $1.3 million, the minimum salary for players with at least 10 years of service in the... Read more

Not Necessarily A Big Help

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 5:42 PM
What does it say when the 76ers need a couple of big men to help fill out their roster, and the best names could turn out to be Primoz Brezec and Chris Mihm? A source familiar with the Sixers' situation suggests a grouping the team could be considering internally includes Brezec, Mihm, Aaron Gray... Read more

Holiday, Watson And Other Stuff

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 4:39 PM
While waiting for a final resolution to the ongoing saga of Andre Miller and the 76ers, here is a handful of other stuff concerning the team and some local players with other NBA teams-- 1) The Sixers have signed first-round draft choice Jrue Holiday, the No. 17 overall pick in the first round. According... Read more

Sixers sign Holiday

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 2:40 PM
The Sixers have signed first-round draft pick Jrue Holiday, selected 17th overall last month. Contract terms were not announced, but first-rounders receive guaranteed 2-year contracts with an option for a third year and an option for a fourth. Holiday, 19, a guard from UCLA, started all five games... Read more

The Search For Backcourt Help

Monday, July 20, 2009, 8:08 PM
The 76ers have been contacting a variety of free agent guards to help fill out the roster for the coming season. That list, according to a source familiar with the situation, includes Juan Dixon, who has played before for new Sixers coach Eddie Jordan with the Washington Wizards. In no particular... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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