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  Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sixers Looking to Enter the Draft?
By Jonathan Givony

NBA href=/profile//> sources href=/profile//> connected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Philadelphia href=/profile//> 76ers href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> office href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> indicated href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> push href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> acquire href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 25-35 href=/profile//> range. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> value href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> area. href=/profile//>

They href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> fairly href=/profile//> confident href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> succeed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> doing href=/profile//> so, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> roster href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> suggests href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> real href=/profile//> tradeable href=/profile//> assets href=/profile//> (assuming href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Andre href=/profile//> Iguodala href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> untouchable href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> deal href=/profile//> involving href=/profile//> Iverson href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Webber href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> complicated). href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> John href=/profile//> Salmons, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Marc href=/profile//> Jackson, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 6-10 href=/profile//> PF/C href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> experience href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> year. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> Salmons href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Jackson href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> signed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> reasonable href=/profile//> contracts href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> age, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> length href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> deal href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> floor. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>


Another href=/profile//> option href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> GM href=/profile//> Billy href=/profile//> King href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> ownership href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> open href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> wallet href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> buy href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> 2nd href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> willing href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> ago href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> acquire href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rights href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Kyle href=/profile//> Korver. href=/profile//>

As href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> know, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> conduct href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> private href=/profile//> workouts href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospects. href=/profile//>

Something href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> mind href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sixers href=/profile//> owe href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Pistons href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> 2nd href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> manage href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> acquire href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lower href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> (in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 50's href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> example) href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> own href=/profile//> mid href=/profile//> 2nd href=/profile//> rounder href=/profile//> (#45) href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year.

 
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