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Archive: September, 2009

Sixers add forward

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 7:32 AM
The Sixers have signed free-agent forward Rashad Jones-Jennings, bringing the training camp roster to 18 players. Jones-Jennings (6-8, 230) went undrafted out of Arkansas-Little Rock in 2007 after leading the nation in rebounding. He competed for the Sixers in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in... Read more

Swift injured, Day 1 observations

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:26 PM
Stromile Swift, one of four to sign a free agent contract recently, suffered a strain to his left hamstring late in the morning practice and was not expected to participate in the night session. He is listed as day-to-day. Swift, a former first-round draft pick, played in a total of 19 games last... Read more

Sixers add Stromile Swift

Monday, September 28, 2009, 12:27 PM
The Sixers signed former No. 2 overall pick Stromile Swift to their roster in advance of tomorrow's start to training camp. The 6-10 Swift, the second overall pick by Vancouver in 2000, appeared in a total of 19 games last season for New Jersey and Phoenix. He played six games with the Nets last season... Read more

Brand: 'I'm excited to be healthy'

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4:43 PM
When Elton Brand signed with the Sixers last offseason, he was coming off a season in which he played only eight games due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. With the big contract (close to $80 million) came enormous expectations from Sixers’ fans. But Brand was far from himself during his... Read more

Singletary To Sixers

Thursday, September 17, 2009, 1:11 PM
Two sources have confirmed that Sean Singletary, a star guard from Virginia who attended Penn Charter, Haverford School and Perkiomen School, will be in training camp with the 76ers. The information first surfaced on CavalierDaily.com. The website said Singletary has ''a conditional contract'' with... Read more

Kurz Joins Cavs

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 3:30 PM
Rob Kurz, who played with the 76ers-New Jersey Nets entry in the Orlando summer league, has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on a make-good contract. Colleague Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests Kurz has ''a solid chance'' of making the team. Just after the conclusion of summer competition... Read more

Carney: Second Time Around

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 12:55 PM
Rodney Carney has circled back to the 76ers. "It's a little weird to be traded away and then to come back,'' the 6-7 guard-forward said after agreeing to the terms of a one-year contract earlier in the week. All indications suggest that he will sign for $855,189, the NBA minimum for a player... Read more

Pinckney At The Mike

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 6:02 PM
Ed Pinckney went to the NCAA Final Four in Detroit to watch Villanova, his alma mater. The last time the Wildcats had gotten that far, Pinckney had led them to a stunning championship victory over Georgetown in 1985. This time . . . "It was an amazing experience,'' Pinckney said on Comcast SportsNet's... Read more

The Case Against Iverson

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 1:23 PM
The messages filtered in for most of the summer, sometimes several a week. The basic premise was generally the same: If the 76ers were facing a transitional season, if they seemed to have a thin guard line, if they weren't going to win a whole lot of games, why not bring back Allen Iverson? That troubled... 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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