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Philadelphia 76ers guard Xavier Silas needs surgery on several sinus fractures following a collision in a summer league game.
Silas was injured Friday in Orlando, Fla., when he took an inadvertent elbow to the head by teammate Solo Jones. Silas also suffered a concussion.
The Sixers say Silas needs surgery Saturday where doctors will fuse several frontal sinus fractures. There is no timetable for his return.
Silas did not appear in any regular-season games with the Sixers after signing with them in April.
Silas tried to block a shot against the Pistons on Friday when Jones made contact with the head. Sixers guard Evan Turner wrote on Twitter that he spoke with Silas and ''Thank god he's alright.''
He went undrafted after playing at collegiately at Colorado and Northern Illinois University.
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Xavier Silas enjoyed a strong Orlando Summer League, possibly earning himself a spot in the Philadelphia 76ers' training camp this fall. The Northern Illinois product experienced a frightening moment Friday, though, when he was inadvertently hit in the head on a drive to the hoop. The Sixers initially feared a skull fracture, according to Yahoo! Sports, but Silas apparently got...
The Sixers and Kwame Brown have agreed to a two-year deal $6 million dollar contract. Brown a former number one draft pick by Washington in 2001 averaged around 6 points and 6 rebounds last season with Golden State. Browns season ended early needing surgery on chest muscle after only nine games.
Another scratch your head move by the Sixers this off-season. Brown is another 20 minute...
Center Spencer Hawes officially re-signed with the 76ers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is reportedly worth $13 million over two years. Philadelphia also added veteran center Kwame Brown to its backcourt on Friday. In 118 games since being acquired from Sacramento in 2010, Hawes has averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.01 blocks in 22.4 minutes...
Piece-by-piece, the Mavs are trying to reload their roster toward an even more competitive level. The latest accomplishment: The amnesty-bid win on center/forward Elton Brand. 'It's going to be great playing with someone of Dirk's caliber,' Brand says. Some of the inside stuff on what Brand brings to the Mavs ... and what might be next:
The Mavericks added Elton Brand this afternoon, grabbing the 6’9″ F/C off of the amnesty wire for a mere $2.1 million dollars. Brand brings a toughness to the paint that the Mavericks sorely missed without Tyson Chandler last season, and he’ll also be able to crash the boards. Brand averaged 11 points and 7.2 rebounds [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with former No. 1 overall draft pick Kwame Brown.
Agent Mark Bartelstein announced the move Friday.
Brown will be reunited with Sixers coach Doug Collins. Collins was Brown's first coach in Washington in 2001. Brown has averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over an 11-year career.
The well-traveled Brown...
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It has been reported that the Sixers have acquired New Orleans 6-11 Center Darryl Watkins, in a three team deal. Watkins, who has played 14 total NBA games in five seasons, five of those games last season. Last season with New Orleans, he played 19 minutes a game scoring 4.6 points per game and had 5.4 rebounds.
Should we get excited yet? The idea of having...
The Mavericks will pay $2.1 million of Elton Brand's salary and Philadelphia will be left to pay the remaining $16.1 million.
Former number one overall pick Kwame Brown just keeps on getting deals, huh?
He will sign a 2 year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to CBS Sports. The contract is reportedly worth $6 million, with the second year being a player option.
This comes soon after Philadelphia used their amnesty clause on big man Elton Brand, thus erasing his salary from the cap and making him...
The Dallas Mavericks have won their bid for the services of veteran big man Elton Brand, per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnaworski: The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2012 Brand was waived by the Sixers Thursday [...]
I want to be positive about my Sixers, I really do. And then things like this last week happens, and I wonder what the point is, really...Item 1: Amnesty for Elton Brand. Now, in and of itself, getting out of EB's contract, and away from a 33-year-old 6'-9" F/C is something of a benefit. Brand's best offensive move is a mid-range jumper that doesn't go down often...
The Dallas Mavericks claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, the team announced. The Mavs submitted a winning bid $2.1 million, sources told ESPN.com. Brand had been released Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers. "Excited," Brand told ESPN.com. "I figured that I'd be claimed (off waivers) and that's definitely the destination I was hoping for. It's...