Thoughts from training camps around the NBA

September 29th, 2008 admin

There are lots of old faces in new places, so Mike Kahn tells us what we should expect as NBA teams open camps this month.

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Big changes at the bottom of Pacific

September 27th, 2008 admin

The Clippers overhauled their roster in the offseason. Can they challenge the Suns and Lakers? Andrew Ungvari previews the Pacific.

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Brand new start: 76ers feel ready to contend

September 26th, 2008 admin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elton Brand’s face is plastered around Philadelphia, from print and Web ads to …

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Brand new start: 76ers feel ready to contend

September 26th, 2008 admin

Elton Brand’s face is plastered around Philadelphia, from print and Web ads to billboards to the side of busses where he smiles at drivers while they’re stuck in rush hour traffic.

It’s hard to travel around the city and not be struck by the welcoming image of the 76ers’ $80 million blockbuster free-agent acquisition.

Much like the ads, Brand and the Philadelphia 76ers won’t sneak up on the NBA this year.

“I think we did sneak up on some teams for a little stretch,” coach Maurice Cheeks said.

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Pistons, Cavs are class of Central division

September 26th, 2008 admin

The Pistons have enough power to win the Central, but it won’t be easy. Erick Blasco says every team in the division made changes.

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Big changes at the bottom of Pacific

September 26th, 2008 admin

The Clippers overhauled their roster in the offseason. Can they challenge the Suns and Lakers? Andrew Ungvari previews the Pacific.

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Shavlik Randolph likely to sign with Blazers

September 25th, 2008 admin

Former Duke center Shavlik Randolph is expected to sign with the Portland Trailblazers, the Raleigh …

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Philadelphia 76ers 2008-09 schedule

September 19th, 2008 admin

All Times Eastern

Oct. 29 Toronto, 7 p.m.

Oct. 31 New York, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1 at…

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76ers’ Jason Smith undergoes knee surgery

September 19th, 2008 admin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Jason Smith underwent reconstructive surgery on his l…

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Philadelphia 76ers Roster Report

September 15th, 2008 admin

DRAFT PICK:
Marreese Speights, F, 6-10, Florida. While the Sixers liked the way Speights played in the NBA Summer League, he needs to get stronger and improve his conditioning and is likely to be the 11th or 12th man.
PLAYER NOTES:
–C Theo Ratliff, who signed for the 10-year veterans’ minimum of $1.26 million, said he can still have an impact on the floor, even though he’s not the player he was in his first stint as a Sixer.

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