Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jordan Noncommital On Iverson

Eddie Jordan says he hasn't talked with Allen Iverson and that the team isn't seriously looking at any free agents.

Jordan Noncommital On Iverson

Eddie Jordan is making it sound as if the 76ers' consideration of free agent guard Allen Iverson isn't as serious as it has been portrayed.

Speaking before this morning's shootaround in San Antonio, Jordan said he has not spoken with Iverson and that the Sixers are not seriously looking at any free agents.

''It's something that's probably more in the media than it actually is,'' the Sixers' coach told reporters. ''We're just going about our daily operation of practicing and trying to win a game. But certainly I have not talked to anybody about Allen Iverson.''

That may be, but the basketball operations department has clearly been considering, among others, Iverson, in the absence of Lou Williams, who is out for two months with a broken jaw bone. The Sixers go in to tonight's game--the start of a four-game trip--having lost five games in succession.

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''We have not talked about adding anybody to our team because we still have a good roster,'' Jordan said. ''We have depth, we have flexibility. Elton's coming back, and we have guards.''

That was a reference to power forward Elton Brand, who sat out Friday's loss to Atlanta with a strained hamstring; he was scheduled to also miss tonight's game and return tomorrow night in Dallas. Rookie Jrue Holiday has started the last two games at the point.

 

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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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