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  Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sixers Looking to Enter the Draft?
By Jonathan Givony

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

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


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

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

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

 
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