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Local produce Wayns signs with Sixers

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 4:57 PM
Many may have questioned the decision of Maalik Wayns when he decided to forgo his senior season as the Villanova point guard and enter the NBA draft. Wayns, however, never had any doubts his choice was the right one. Not immediately after he made it, not after he went undrafted in June’s draft... Read more

Sixers will begin their regular season on October 31 at home against Denver.

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8:06 PM
The NBA released its schedule for the upcoming season and the Sixers will open on October 31 at home against the Denver Nuggets. In fact, 10 of the teams first 15 games will be at the Wells Fargo Center. After the opener the Sixers will have a home-and-home series with the New York Knicks on November... Read more

76ers release 2012-13 schedule

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:43 PM
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Source says Sixers close to inking new general manager

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 2:41 PM
According to a source the 76ers are close to inking former Portland Trail Blazers executive Tom Penn as their new general manager. Penn would replace president Rod Thorn, who is set to move to an advisory role with the team. Thorn is in the last of his three-year contract that was agreed to with... Read more

Sixers agree to terms with Royal Ivey

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3:35 PM
Guard Royal Ivey has returned to the Sixers, coach Doug Collins told reporters today. The 6-4 Ivey played in 71 games with the Sixers in 2008-09, averaging 3 points per game in 12.1 minutes as a reserve. Ivey appeared in 26 games the following season before he was traded to Milwaukee in the deal that... Read more

Sixers waive newly acquired Darryl Watkins

Monday, July 16, 2012, 11:13 AM
The Sixers waived center Darryl Watkins, who was acquired in a three-team trade last Wednesday. The Sixers obtained Watkins from New Orleans and forward Dorell Wright from Golden State while sending the rights to Edin Bavcic to the Hornets, who also traded Jarrett Jack to the Warriors. In 14 career... Read more

Xavier Silas feeling better after surgery

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 3:59 PM
The Sixers’ Xavier Silas had successful facial surgery Saturday to fuse several sinus fractures after he was injured in Friday’s summer league finale in Orlando. Silas took an elbow to the head from teammate Solo Jones and also suffered a concussion. He went up to block a shot and was... Read more

Agent: Kwame Brown to sign with Sixers; Silas has concussion

Friday, July 13, 2012, 1:57 PM
Kwame Brown's agent said Friday that the center has agreed to sign with the Sixers. Brown, who played for Sixers coach Doug Collins in Washington, would fill the Sixers' big-man void. The agent, Mark Bartelstein, also told Yahoo Sports that the deal was for two years and $6 million. Brown, 30, averaged... Read more

As expected, Sixers amnesty Elton Brand

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 3:12 PM
It took a check of $18.2 million and the Sixers have parted ways with starting forward Elton Brand. The amount comes off the Sixers salary cap, which will be used in their signing of Nick Young ($6 million for one year), for newly acquired Dorell Wright ($4.1 million) and presumably another big body... Read more

Sixers win first Summer League game

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 5:55 PM
The Sixers roster for Wednesday’s game against Brooklyn was severely depleted due to injury as Maurice Harkless (hip), Nikola Vucevic (Achilles’), Arnett Moultrie (ankle) and Jacob Pullen (ankle) were all out. Still, the team picked up its first win, 79-71, over the Nets. Justin Holiday... 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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