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Chat Sixers with Bob Cooney

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 9:30 AM
Live chat: Bob Cooney will chat for the Hot Button about the Sixers on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Elton Brand has been playing with a small fracture in his hand

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 1:01 PM
Following the Sixers home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 9, coach Doug Collins said that forward Elton Brand had gotten "karate chopped" on the back of his left hand and that the hand was very sore. In subsequent games, Brand was wearing padding to protect the hand, which was noticeably... Read more

Lou Williams done for season, Antonio Daniels set to join team.

Monday, April 4, 2011, 5:09 PM
Point guard Antonio Daniels, who has played 12 years in the NBA and spent this season with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League, was getting ready to board a plane yesterday afternoon in Dallas on his way to Boston to join his the Sixers. He will sign a 10-day contract tonight and be at... Read more

Updates on Iguodala, Williams and Daniels

Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:23 PM
A few quick updates today from practice: * Andre Iguodala did not practice to give his injured knee some additional rest. * Lou Williams also did not take part and remains sidelined for the "foreseeable future," according to the Sixers. Williams strained his right hamstring in the third quarter Saturday... Read more

Sixers could be signing Antonio Daniels as insurance for injured Lou Williams

Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:19 AM
With the right hamstring strain that guard Lou Williams suffered in Saturday night's loss to Milwaukee likely to keep him out for a while, the Sixers appear to be moving towards signing veteran point guard Antonio Daniels to a 10-day contract. Daniels' coach with the Texas Legends, Nancy Lieberman... Read more

Lou Williams' return date unclear

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 7:41 PM
An MRI exam today confirmed that Lou Williams has a strained right hamstring, suffered in the loss Saturday night at Milwaukee. According to the Sixers, "the injury will be re-evaluated on a regular basis in order to determine return date," and Williams will be out for "the forseeable future." The... Read more

John Smallwood chats Sixers

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 6:35 PM
Daily News columnist John Smallwood chats Sixers for the Hot Button on Monday at 11 a.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Evan Turner has been missing in action and might be frustrated, but that's expected.

Friday, April 1, 2011, 6:32 PM
If you take away the 20 minutes he played against Sacramento on Sunday, rookie guard Evan Turner has played a total of 19 minutes in the past four games, including none against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. To his credit, Turner's outlook hasn't appeared to change. He is very upbeat in the... Read more

There is another game in town, and the Sixers will look to clinch a playoff spot tonight.

Friday, April 1, 2011, 2:50 PM
Much (all?) of the sports talk around town today centered on the Phillies opening their season against the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park. Quietly tonight, across the street at the Wells Fargo Center, the Sixers can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the visiting New Jersey Nets. Quiet is... Read more

Brand, Young expected to play tonight

Friday, April 1, 2011, 12:50 PM
Elton Brand has the flu but attended this morning's shootaround and is expected to play tonight against the Nets. Thaddeus Young, who suffered a right adductor strain against Chicago on Monday night, also is expected to play. Young told reporters he the injury feels "much better." Young scored 22... Read more
About this blog
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 and follow him on Twitter.

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