Philadelphia Sixers WiretapDecember 2006 Philadelphia Sixers Wiretap

No Trades For 'Suspect Characters,' Magic Say

Dec 28, 2006 3:47 AM

Magic General Manager Otis Smith said he has essentially made it known throughout the league that he has no interest in acquiring troubled players or players with suspect character.

"I think I've pretty much gotten that out there," Smith said.

Smith was not interested in Allen Iverson, and he said the Sacramento Kings -- who are apparently looking to trade controversial forward Ron Artest -- did not contact the Magic.

Smith said he would not have had any interest in dealing Hedo Turkoglu for Artest. Their salaries come close to matching. Turkoglu played his first three NBA seasons with Kings.

Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Buyout For Webber?

Dec 25, 2006 11:28 AM

Chris Webber's days in Philadelphia, according to team sources, may soon be winding down.

He has become a big distraction in the locker room by reportedly lawyering younger players.

A buyout is not beyond the realm of possibility.

Chicago Tribune

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76ers Say Goodbye To A.I. And Losing Streak

Dec 23, 2006 1:19 PM

The 76ers said goodbye to Allen Iverson and their 12-game losing streak all on the same night.

Andre Iguodala scored a career-high 31 points and had nine assists to help Philadelphia beat Boston 98-83 on Friday night, just hours after the trade of their troubled superstar became official.

"It's a relief," said Samuel Dalembert, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sixers to their first victory since beating Chicago on Nov. 24. "It's like carrying a big bag of potatoes, man, for a long time. It was crazy."

Yahoo!

Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Iverson's First Appearance With Nuggets Still Up In Air

Dec 22, 2006 6:34 PM

Allen Iverson was on his way to Denver to join the Nuggets for his debut tonight, but a few obstacles stood in his way: airport trouble, snow-covered roads and conditions of the trade involving the four-time scoring champion.

"We really don't know," said Mark Warkentien, Denver's vice president of basketball operations. "There are still a lot of variables."

Iverson's plane was supposed to touch down in Denver three hours before tipoff in the game against the Sacramento Kings.

Iverson still has to undergo a physical and Andre Miller and Joe Smith have to report to Philadelphia and take physicals as well. Ivan McFarlin, who was also acquired by Denver in the trade Tuesday with the 76ers, doesn't factor into the equation since Denver has waived the physical requirements for him.

"Hypothetically, if A.I. and Andre pass their physicals and Joe doesn't, nobody can play," Warkentien said.

There's a time limit as well. Iverson has to report and clear his physical an hour before the game. That's when the active roster is due.

However, the game time may be pushed back since Sacramento is having trouble arriving into town. Denver International Airport has been closed the last two days due to a blizzard, and just recently reopened today.

Houston Chronicle

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Andre On The Move Again?

Dec 22, 2006 5:56 PM

Sixers president and GM Billy King will brainstorm with 'consigliore' Larry Brown to reroute Andre Miller to a playoff contender. The thinking is that it would be to move the point guard a half season early than a half season late.

The longer Miller remains with a loser, the less productive and motivated (as his one-year Clippers' tour attests, though it's not necessarily reflected in his stats) is bound to become.

New York Post

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Will Iverson Reach Denver On Friday?

Dec 21, 2006 9:50 PM

The Denver Nuggets have issued a press release on the status of their new superstar, Allen Iverson.

Iverson is expected to fly to Denver during the day tomorrow.  

Andre Miller has not been unable to get to Philadelphia from Denver but is expected to fly there tomorrow.

The trade and player availability for tomorrow night's games are still contigent all players reporting and passing physicals.

Press Release

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McFarlin Will Be Waived By Denver

Dec 21, 2006 2:40 PM

Rookie Ivan McFarlin was included in Tuesday's Allen Iverson trade.

McFarlin has a nonguaranteed contract, and his agent, Lance Young, told the Rocky Mountain News on Wednesday that he will be waived and will not report to Denver.

Rocky Mountain News

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With Iverson Gone, Brown May Rejoin Sixers

Dec 21, 2006 5:43 AM

Larry Brown may be back with the 76ers now that Allen Iverson is gone.

Already acting as an unofficial adviser to the Philadelphia 76ers and team president Billy King, Brown could formally return to the organization he led to the 2001 NBA Finals.

"We will certainly continue to talk, but at this point, we are not sure if anything official will come of it," King said in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Brown's agent, Joe Glass, indicated in a brief interview that Brown could return to Philadelphia.

Sports Illustrated

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Iverson Says He Didn't Demand Deal

Dec 20, 2006 7:39 PM

Allen Iverson spoke with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday in his first interview since being traded to Denver.

"It's a great feeling. I'm just glad the whole process is over. I think I'm just put in a situation where I can succeed."

Iverson later added that he did not request a trade out of Philadelphia.

"I went into a meeting with Billy and I had expressed my frustrations," Iverson said. "We had lost 12 of 14 games and something wasn't right. I told Billy King we couldn't win with this style. I didn't directly say, 'Trade me -- I'm ready to go.'"

Philadelphia will remain a place that was very special for Iverson.

"I love my fans in Philadelphia, but this is the hardest place in the world to play in," Iverson said. "And I think it's the hardest place to play in to be a superstar. Just to be the No. 1 guy. All eyes on you -- because everybody wants you to be perfect, but not themselves."

ESPN

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Philly Sends Iverson To Denver

Dec 19, 2006 5:46 PM

Allen Iverson and Ivan McFarlin were dealt to Denver for Joe Smith, Andre Miller and two 2007 1st round draft picks (Dallas and Denver's).

The Nuggets' own pick is believed to be number one protected, according to a source, while no protection will be on the Mavericks' pick.

He reportedly has a 50% chance of being ready to make his debut in a Nuggets' uniform on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center versus Phoenix.

DerMarr Johnson currently wears the #3 for Denver and there is no word yet on whether that number will be relinquished or what number Iverson will wear.

Philadelphia selected Iverson with the first overall pick in the 1996 draft and the All-Star guard led the franchise to the NBA Finals in 2001.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Sixers Call For Press Conference

RealGM

Report: Iverson Traded To Denver
According to NBA front-office sources, the Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement in principle with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire Allen Iverson.

ESPN

Dunleavy Pushing For Dunleavy?
The Clippers have offered Corey Maggette, Cuttino Mobley and Sam Cassell in exchange for Allen Iverson. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is reportedly trying to clear cap room to acquire his son.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Heat Say No To Iverson
Heat coach Pat Riley said Monday his team has ended its trade pursuit of 76ers guard Allen Iverson.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Foye And Trade Exception Favor Minnesota In Iverson Talks

Philadelphia Inquirer

Nuggets, Wolves Lead A.I. Chase
The Timberwolves are offering guards Mike James, Marko Jaric, Ricky Davis and Trenton Hassell for Allen Iverson

St Paul Pioneer Press

Korver Won't Be Involved In Iverson Deal?

Philadelphia Inquirer

Iverson To Remain A Sixer Until Around All-Star Weekend?
It's possible Iverson might not be moved until around the Feb. 18 All-Star Game, according to a recent report

Rocky Mountain News

Warriors Out Of Iverson Sweepstakes

Contra Costa Times

Maggette Wants Trade
It appears Corey Maggette and the Clippers are headed toward a breakup soon

L.A. Times

Webber Misses Mavs With Ankle Sprain; 76ers Lose 10th Straight

Yahoo!

Source: Iverson To Denver Deal Close
NBA league sources say that the Denver Nuggets are close to a deal that would land Allen Iverson.

Fox Colorado

Raptors Trying To Facilitate Multi-Team Iverson Deal
Since the Raptors have about $2 million in cap space, the club has been trying to involve themselves in the Allen Iverson trade talks.

Toronto Star

Boston Never Made Offer For Iverson?

Boston Herald

Iverson Staying 'In Good Spirits' Throughout Trade-Gate

Dallas Morning News

Larry Brown Advising Sixers On Iverson Deal

TNT Telecast

Early Returns For 2007 NBA All-Star Voting Are In
NBA fans from around the globe are responsible for voting in the starters for the NBA All-Star Game, to be played in Las Vegas on February 18.

Press Release

Pierce Wants Iverson

The News Journal

Nuggets Working On A Three-Way?
The proposed trade would send forward Nene to the Trail Blazers, who then would ship center Jamaal Magloire to the Sixers, with Denver getting Allen Iverson.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Warriors Appear Out Of The A.I. Market

Philadelphia Inquirer