Sunday, February 14, 2016

More Iverson Conversation Today

Stefanski and Iverson's agent will be talking again today.

More Iverson Conversation Today

Allen Iverson´s agent, Leon Rose, will meet with Sixers president and GM Ed Stefanski today. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Allen Iverson's agent, Leon Rose, will meet with Sixers president and GM Ed Stefanski today. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Ed Stefanski, the 76ers' president/general manager, will speak again today with Leon Rose, Allen Iverson's agent, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The plan is for Stefanski and Rose to re-visit the various topics that were covered in a two-hour session Monday in Dallas. Both sides are trying to determine whether Iverson should re-join the Sixers, who have lost seven games in succession and are without the injured Lou Williams and Marreese Speights.

It also appears as if both sides want to resolve the situation as quickly as possible, rather than allow it to linger.

Meanwhile, is reporting, citing two sources, that if the Sixers reach a deal with Iverson that he would debut Monday night at home against Denver, the team the Sixers traded Iverson to in 2006. Sixers assistant coach Aaron McKie, a former Sixers teammate, is tentatively planning to return early from the Sixers' current road trip to work out Iverson in advance of his debut, said.

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The Sixers were also represenrted Monday by senior vice-president/assistant general manager Tony DiLeo, coach Eddie Jordan and McKie. Iverson was also joined by personal manager Gary Moore.

If Iverson were to join the Sixers, it is likely he would be given a contract for the remainder of the season at a pro-rated $1.3 million, the veterans' minimum for players with at least 10 seasons of experience; a portion of that money would be paid via an NBA pool.

Iverson has already cleared about $470,000 in a settlement with the Memphis Grizzlies, for whom he appeared in three games earlier this season.

Iverson spent the first 10 seasons-plus of his career with the Sixers and has since also logged time with the Denver Nuggets and the Detroit Pistons. 

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