Carney: Second Time Around

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 credited with three years of experience. He became an unrestricted free agent after the Minnesota Timberwolves declined picking up his option, which would have been worth $2,539,936.

Carney spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sixers. He was the No. 16 pick in the 2006 draft, taken by the Chicago Bulls and traded to the Sixers for the rights to Thabo Sefololosha. He was traded, with Calvin Booth and a first-round pick, to the Wolves last summer as the Sixers scrambled to create salary cap space to sign Elton Brand.

In an unrelated development, Sixers president/general manager Ed Stefanski has extended a training camp invitation to Dionte Christmas, the former Temple star who was not selected in the draft.

Camp begins Sept. 29 at Saint Joseph's University.

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