Holiday, Watson And Other Stuff

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 to the rookie wage scale that is part of the collective bargaining agreement, the No. 17 pick is slotted at $1,261,900 and $1,356,600 in two guaranteed seasons with options for third and fourth seasons. Those figures, by the way, can be negotiated up a maximum of 20 percent.

2) According to a source familiar with the Sixers situation, the Sixers struck out on a one-year offer of $2.3 million to Golden State Warriors free agent guard C.J. Watson. Undrafted out of Tennessee, Watson appeared in 32 games with the Warriors in 2007-08 and averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists in 77 games (18 starts) last season. He seems bound for the Orlando Magic.

3) Temple's Dionte Christmas, who went undrafted in June, joined the Los Angeles Clippers entry in the Las Vegas Summer League after playing for the combined Sixers-New Jersey Nets team in the Orlando Summer Pro League. He appeared in 5 games with the Clippers, making 2 starts, but shot just 4-for-15 from the floor (1-for-5 from three-point distance) and averaged only 2.6 points.

4) On the other hand, Villanova's Dante Cunningham, the third pick in the second round in June (No. 33 overall), led the Portland Trail Blazers in scoring in Las Vegas, averaging 18.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 47.6 floor shooting in four games. He committed just 5 turnovers in 125 minutes.

5) Tyreke Evans, from Chester and American Christian Academy, was the No. 4 overall pick in June, going to Sacramento. He led the Kings summer entry in scoiring at 19.2 points.

6.) Episcopal Academy's Wayne Ellington, who went No. 28 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, was their No. 2 scorer in Las Vegas, at 14.4 points.

7) And for those of you who had been rooting for the Sixers to take Ty Lawson of North Carolina at No. 17, the North Carolina point guard led the Denver Nuggets summer group at 17.2 points.

8) Finally, Sixers president/GM Ed Stefanski and coach Eddie Jordan are scheduled to be on hand Saturday for the 10th annual Beach Bash at Jack's Place in Avalon, N.J. Admission to the bar area for fans 21 and over will be $10, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Sixers Charities. Author Jennifer Grocki will be signing copies of her children's book, ''From A To Zone D,'' which teaches te letters of the alphabet through basketball terms.

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