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Archive: June, 2009

Ohio State's Mullens to work out for Sixers

Friday, June 19, 2009, 12:58 PM
As alluded to in today's Daily News, the Sixers will be bringing in Ohio State 7-footer B.J. Mullens for a predraft workout on Saturday. Mullens started two of 33 games as a freshman, averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 20.3 minutes. By all accounts, any team drafting him will have to wait at... Read more

Training Camp On Hawk Hill

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 2:55 PM
After previous seasons at Duke and Penn State, the 76ers are moving their training camp to Saint Joseph's University. A source familiar with the situation said the move is not related to the struggling economy. ''Why travel if you don't have to?'' the source said. ''This makes it easier for the fans... Read more

Two For The National Team Show

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 2:07 PM
This isn't official, because USA Basketball has yet to make a formal annoncement, but sources say the 76ers' Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young are on a list of about 24 players to be invited to the U.S. National Team's mini-camp July 22-25 in Las Vegas. The camp will involve two full days of training... Read more

Ivey Declines Option

Monday, June 15, 2009, 6:00 PM
Royal Ivey, who appeared in 71 games as a backup guard for the 76ers, has declined his player option for the 2009-10 season. Keith Glass, Ivey's agent, informed Sixers president/general manager Ed Stefanski of Ivey's decision in a letter late last week. Ivey, who was listed as earning $854,957 this... Read more

Another Batch Of Shooters

Friday, June 12, 2009, 10:29 AM
The 76ers will be evaluating another group of NBA draft prospects Sunday morning, including Eric Maynor of Virginia Commonwealth, a two-time Player Of The Year in the Colonial Athletic Association. The others scheduled include: Jeff Teague, Wake Forest. Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin. Stefon Jackson... Read more

Still Hunting For A Guard

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 10:39 AM
Acquiring Jason Kapono from Toronto in Tuesday's trade for Reggie Evans addresses a need for the 76ers, but it doesn't affect their search for a guard with the No. 17 pick in the first round of the June 25 NBA draft. ''I think we're going to look for the best guard available, which is what we've been... Read more

Ellington, Christmas to work out for Sixers

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 10:21 AM
Temple's Dionte Christmas and North Carolina's Wayne Ellington, from Episcopal Academy, are among the next group of guard prospects that the 76ers will bring in for a pre-draft workout. UCLA's Darren Collison (6-2 point guard), Miami's Jack McClinton (6-1 shooting guard) and LSU's Marcus Thornton... Read more

Remembering Reggie

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 8:34 PM
Reggie Evans did exactly what he was asked to do: Block out around the basket. Go hard after rebounds. Provide a defensive presence in the post. He wasn't going to dazzle anyone with his limited offensive skills, but he could draw fouls and he could create mayhem. When Maurice Cheeks was coaching... Read more

Hello, Jason Kapono

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 2:29 PM
The 76ers have acquired shooting forward Jason Kapono from Toronto in return for power forward Reggie Evans. The deal was announced at 2:30 this afternoon, although it cannot be finalized until both players pass physical examinations with their new teams. That might not happen until sometime next... Read more

Sixers acquire Kapono from Raptors

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 2:27 PM
The Sixers have acquired Jason Kapono from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Reggie Evans, a league source told the Daily News. An announcement is expected later today. Kapono is one of the top three-point shooters in the NBA but struggled last season with the Raptors, shooting 42 percent from behind... 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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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