GETTING INSIDE

November 2nd, 2010 admin

While Thaddeus Young would prefer to work out a contract extension by Monday’s deadline, he insists he’s not thinking about it.

“I’m just going out there playing basketball,” Young said. “I’m just taking it day-by-day. I’m not even focused on that at all.”

Still, Young said he “would love to be extended. Who wouldn’t? I love the city. I love the fans. I want to be here. This is the place that drafted me. I want to continue my career here.”

Young’s fourth-year salary is $2.9 million. The Sixers, though unlikely to extend Young, probably would give him a $3.99 million qualifying offer, which would allow them to match another team’s offer for him next summer.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said it “doesn’t appear that we will (complete an extension) at this time.”

Young, the 12th pick in the 2007 draft, has started 138 of 218 games as a Sixer. The combination forward is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Philly. He had two strong seasons before his disappointing third campaign for Eddie Jordan.

PACERS 99, SIXERS 86: The Sixers fell behind by double digits for the third time in dropping to 0-3 heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington. They didn’t handle the ball well, as evidenced by their 13 assists and 19 turnovers, and had fewer free-throw attempts (16) than the Pacers had makes (18). Philly did block 11 shots, with Elton Brand (12 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) getting four. Lou Williams led five Sixers in double figures with 18, all of which came in the first half.




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76ers-Wizards Preview

November 2nd, 2010 admin

The Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers had the first
two picks in this year’s draft, and both rookies are being counted
on to help turn around their franchises, but only one has broken
into the starting lineup.


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ROSTER REPORT

November 2nd, 2010 admin

PLAYER NOTES:

–G Lou Williams is averaging 16.3 points on 14-for-28 shooting from the field, including 5-for-9 from 3-point range.

–F Jason Kapono, after starting the first two games, didn’t get off the bench against the Pacers. Kapono and F/C Darius Songaila were the only two Sixers not to play in the Indiana loss.

–C Spencer Hawes, a starter, has accumulated 10 points, eight fouls, eight rebounds and shot 7-for-19 in the first three games.

MEDICAL WATCH:

None.

ROTATION:

Starters:

–Point guard Jrue Holiday

–Shooting guard Andre Iguodala

–Small forward Andres Nocioni

–Power forward Elton Brand

–Center Spencer Hawes

Bench:

–Guard Lou Williams

–Guard Evan Turner

–Forward Thaddeus Young

–Forward/center Tony Battie

–Forward/center Marreese Speights




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Turner vs. Wall: Battle of NBA rookies

November 2nd, 2010 admin

Considering how empty the present looks for both teams, Tuesday
night’s game between the Washington Wizards and

76ers becomes a comparison of the
future.

More specifically, a matchup of the No. 1 selection in the 2010
NBA draft, Wizards point guard John Wall, vs. the No. 2 selection
in that same draft,

Sixers guard Evan Turner.

Neither team has won a game, combining for five losses, but both
rookies have demonstrated that there is some reason for hope.


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GETTING INSIDE

November 2nd, 2010 admin

While Thaddeus Young would prefer to work out a contract extension by Monday’s deadline, he insists he’s not thinking about it.

“I’m just going out there playing basketball,” Young said. “I’m just taking it day-by-day. I’m not even focused on that at all.”

Still, Young said he “would love to be extended. Who wouldn’t? I love the city. I love the fans. I want to be here. This is the place that drafted me. I want to continue my career here.”

Young’s fourth-year salary is $2.9 million. The Sixers, though unlikely to extend Young, probably would give him a $3.99 million qualifying offer, which would allow them to match another team’s offer for him next summer.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said it “doesn’t appear that we will (complete an extension) at this time.”

Young, the 12th pick in the 2007 draft, has started 138 of 218 games as a Sixer. The combination forward is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Philly. He had two strong seasons before his disappointing third campaign for Eddie Jordan.

PACERS 99, SIXERS 86: The Sixers fell behind by double digits for the third time in dropping to 0-3 heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington. They didn’t handle the ball well, as evidenced by their 13 assists and 19 turnovers, and had fewer free-throw attempts (16) than the Pacers had makes (18). Philly did block 11 shots, with Elton Brand (12 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) getting four. Lou Williams led five Sixers in double figures with 18, all of which came in the first half.




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NOTES, QUOTES

November 2nd, 2010 admin

–Sixers coach Doug Collins changed his starting lineup after two games by inserting Andres Nocioni at small forward in Jason Kapono’s spot. Nocioni had six points and seven rebounds in 32 minutes against Indiana.

“He has to start for us,” Collins said. “‘Noce’ is going to give us more of a physical presence out there. It’s nothing Kapono did or did not do. We just need more physicality.”

–Collins after the loss to the Pacers, in which Indiana went on a 13-2 run to start the second half: “It’s like the same old movie. Bad stretches. We had a 13-point lead, and we had a bad stretch. We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again.”

QUOTE TO NOTE: “We’re trying to build something here. We have to work hard.” — Coach Doug Collins.




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ROSTER REPORT

November 2nd, 2010 admin

PLAYER NOTES:

–G Lou Williams is averaging 16.3 points on 14-for-28 shooting from the field, including 5-for-9 from 3-point range.

–F Jason Kapono, after starting the first two games, didn’t get off the bench against the Pacers. Kapono and F/C Darius Songaila were the only two Sixers not to play in the Indiana loss.

–C Spencer Hawes, a starter, has accumulated 10 points, eight fouls, eight rebounds and shot 7-for-19 in the first three games.

MEDICAL WATCH:

None.

ROTATION:

Starters:

–Point guard Jrue Holiday

–Shooting guard Andre Iguodala

–Small forward Andres Nocioni

–Power forward Elton Brand

–Center Spencer Hawes

Bench:

–Guard Lou Williams

–Guard Evan Turner

–Forward Thaddeus Young

–Forward/center Tony Battie

–Forward/center Marreese Speights




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GETTING INSIDE

November 2nd, 2010 admin

While Thaddeus Young would prefer to work out a contract extension by Monday’s deadline, he insists he’s not thinking about it.

“I’m just going out there playing basketball,” Young said. “I’m just taking it day-by-day. I’m not even focused on that at all.”

Still, Young said he “would love to be extended. Who wouldn’t? I love the city. I love the fans. I want to be here. This is the place that drafted me. I want to continue my career here.”

Young’s fourth-year salary is $2.9 million. The Sixers, though unlikely to extend Young, probably would give him a $3.99 million qualifying offer, which would allow them to match another team’s offer for him next summer.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said it “doesn’t appear that we will (complete an extension) at this time.”

Young, the 12th pick in the 2007 draft, has started 138 of 218 games as a Sixer. The combination forward is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Philly. He had two strong seasons before his disappointing third campaign for Eddie Jordan.

PACERS 99, SIXERS 86: The Sixers fell behind by double digits for the third time in dropping to 0-3 heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington. They didn’t handle the ball well, as evidenced by their 13 assists and 19 turnovers, and had fewer free-throw attempts (16) than the Pacers had makes (18). Philly did block 11 shots, with Elton Brand (12 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) getting four. Lou Williams led five Sixers in double figures with 18, all of which came in the first half.




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NOTES, QUOTES

November 2nd, 2010 admin

–Sixers coach Doug Collins changed his starting lineup after two games by inserting Andres Nocioni at small forward in Jason Kapono’s spot. Nocioni had six points and seven rebounds in 32 minutes against Indiana.

“He has to start for us,” Collins said. “‘Noce’ is going to give us more of a physical presence out there. It’s nothing Kapono did or did not do. We just need more physicality.”

–Collins after the loss to the Pacers, in which Indiana went on a 13-2 run to start the second half: “It’s like the same old movie. Bad stretches. We had a 13-point lead, and we had a bad stretch. We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again.”

QUOTE TO NOTE: “We’re trying to build something here. We have to work hard.” — Coach Doug Collins.




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GETTING INSIDE

November 2nd, 2010 admin

While Thaddeus Young would prefer to work out a contract extension by Monday’s deadline, he insists he’s not thinking about it.

“I’m just going out there playing basketball,” Young said. “I’m just taking it day-by-day. I’m not even focused on that at all.”

Still, Young said he “would love to be extended. Who wouldn’t? I love the city. I love the fans. I want to be here. This is the place that drafted me. I want to continue my career here.”

Young’s fourth-year salary is $2.9 million. The Sixers, though unlikely to extend Young, probably would give him a $3.99 million qualifying offer, which would allow them to match another team’s offer for him next summer.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said it “doesn’t appear that we will (complete an extension) at this time.”

Young, the 12th pick in the 2007 draft, has started 138 of 218 games as a Sixer. The combination forward is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Philly. He had two strong seasons before his disappointing third campaign for Eddie Jordan.

PACERS 99, SIXERS 86: The Sixers fell behind by double digits for the third time in dropping to 0-3 heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington. They didn’t handle the ball well, as evidenced by their 13 assists and 19 turnovers, and had fewer free-throw attempts (16) than the Pacers had makes (18). Philly did block 11 shots, with Elton Brand (12 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) getting four. Lou Williams led five Sixers in double figures with 18, all of which came in the first half.




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