Sixers Coach Downplays Iverson Rumors

29 11 2009

Philadelphia 76ers coach Eddie Jordan has told The Associated Press that he hasn’t talked Allen Iversonto the team’s former franchise player, Allen Iverson, about a return to the City of Brotherly Love.

Jordan claimed that he’s had no discussions whatsoever regarding Iverson and that the team is not currently considering any free agents. Team sources told ESPN.com on Saturday that “Iverson’s return is not a certainty and that no face-to-face meetings between Iverson and anyone from the franchise have been scheduled.”

PCPTAKE: Iverson will be in the starting lineup by this time next week. Don’t buy this smokescreen.





Report: Iverson To Return To Philadelphia

28 11 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Numerous reports have surfaced linking Allen Iverson to his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers.  A possible reunion has been a major talking point since Philadelphia starting point guard Lou Williams suffered a broken jaw.  The injury will sideline Williams for approximately eight weeks.  The move would make sense for the 76ers, who are ranked 29th in league in attendance, besting only the Memphis Grizzlies, the team Iverson started the season with but quickly became unhappy with his role on.  Iverson’s presence could certainly help boost fan interest, at least in the short term.

Just this Wednesday, Iverson, who is now 34 years of age, announced his plans to retire from the NBA on Steven A. Smith’s web site.  Now, just three days later, Smith is reporting that the Sixers are nearing a deal with Iverson which could be finalized early next week.





Phils + Brandon Lyon = Perfect Match?

26 11 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Brandon Lyon is seeking a multi year contract and though third base has been the hot topic for the Phils free agency plans, bullpen help might be priority number one.  Don’t be surprised to see the Phils strike quickly on this one. Lyon signed with the Detroit Tigers last year for $4.25 million and went 6-5 with a 2.86 ERA.  He also had 15 holds and 3 saves for Detroit.

Steve Kornacki article here





Sixers Lose PG

26 11 2009

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without starting point guard Lou Williams for approximately eight weeks.  Williams had surgery on his broken jaw Thursday morning, the injury occured during Tuesday’s loss to the Washington Wizards.





Eagles Cut CB

24 11 2009

When your team has three injured players at your position and are picking up leftovers from the Detroit Lions, then utilizing them in games, you can probably assume your job is safe.  Jack Ikeguonu would have assumed incorrectly.  Greg Rosenthal is reporting that Ikeguonu has been cut by the team, check out the full article here.





Four Year Contract Extension For Justice

24 11 2009

Just a short time ago, Winston Justice was considered a bust and had one of the poorest single outings in the history of the NFL for an offesnive linemen, surrendering six sacks to Giants’ defensive lineman Osi Umenyioura.  This season, Justice has redeemed himself, becoming a starter at right tackle due to Shawn Andrews inability to get on the field.  Today, Justice was rewarded by the team with a 4 year contract extenstion.

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Defending Olsen Key To Eagles Victory

22 11 2009

The Philadelphia Eagles biggest deficiency this year has been defending the oppositions TE. Tonight, the Eagles square off against the the Chicago Bears and the match up with Greg Olsen (who I openly campaigned for the Eagles to draft) may be the key to victory.

Click Here For Geoff Mosher Article