Found October 31, 2012 on
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The Philadelphia 76ers tip-off their 50th season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00pm versus the Denver Nuggets. Tonight's game also marks the first regular season for former Sixer Andre Iguodala as a Nugget. Coincidentally, Iggy's first game is against the team that drafted him, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Iguodala was always viewed harshly in Philadelphia. Fans and the organization looked to him to be the star player on the team, but Andre's play style wasn't meant for that. The fans always got on Iguodala which led to his comments a week ago saying how hard it is to play in Philadelphia.
The Sixers organization will honor Iguodala with a short video some time during the first quarter. The video will be based around this, according to Adam Aron:
Through thick and thin, Andre Iguodala posted a letter to Philadelphia on his website, here is what the former Sixer had to say to us:
I would like to take the time to thank you and all your devoted sports fans for the passion, loyalty and spirit that you gave to me during my eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thanks as well to the 76ers organization, who gave me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and provided me with a great front office of dedicated people to work with. I would also like to thank all the coaches, trainers and teammates that I was blessed to compete along side and build lasting relationships with here.
Tonight I begin a new chapter in my career but I will always share my accomplishments with the city and the organization and I thank you both for all that you have done for me.
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PHILADELPHIA – Andre Iguodala had the oddest of nights in his first game against his former team Wednesday night. He was booed, and he was accorded a standing ovation. Most significant of all was the 84-75 loss the Philadelphia 76ers hung on Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets in both teams’ season opener. Spencer Hawes had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots off the...
Following a surprising second round playoff appearance and a near-shocking upset of the Boston Celtics, big changes came in the summer for the Philadelphia 76ers.
For one, in came all-star center Andrew Bynum and out went franchise stalwart swingman Andre Iguodala. With Bynum came veteran guard Jason Richardson, then the Sixers signed sharpshooters Nick Young and Dorell Wright while...
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers and guard Jrue Holiday have come to terms on a multi-year contract extension.
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The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Jrue Holiday reportedly beat the deadline for a contract extension by minutes and agreed on a deal.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum when they take on the Denver Nuggets to open their NBA regular season tonight, reports NBA.com.While Bynum remains indefinitely sidelined with a bone bruise in his right knee, the Sixers faithful would have traded Iguodala for some warm bodies to fill the training camp roster.Bynum continues to be hampered...
Andrew Bynum has begun low-impact conditioning and will likely need several weeks to reach game shape.
Early in fourth quarter the Sixers were up by 14, but Denver came roaring back with a 15-2 run to close to one point.
Jrue Holiday hit a three-point play and to open up the lead and the Sixers ended up winning, 84-75. Holiday had 14 points.
Spencer Hawes lead the Sixers with 16 points including 2-3 from three-point land and had five blocks.
He had a baseline jumper on...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be without center Andrew Bynum, their prize offseason acquisition, when they open the 2012-13 season Wednesday against a Denver Nuggets team featuring former 76ers' All-Star Andre Iguodala. Bynum, acquired in August from the Lakers in a four-team trade, is bothered by chronic knee soreness. The Sixers nonetheless appear...
The Denver Nuggets and point guard Ty Lawson are close to finalizing a contract extension that's been hanging over the team and its star point guard for weeks.
On Tuesday afternoon, Lawson tweeted, ''It Looks like im going to be a nugget for another 4 yrs..Thanks to the Kronke family, Masai, nuggets fans and everybody 4 believing In me''
The Denver Post reported...
Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a contract extension, Lawson said via Twitter. The 24-year-old announced to his followers that he'll remain with the team "for another four years" and thanked management for the extension. The deal is worth $48 million, and will begin next season, according to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. First-round picks...
Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to an 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Hawes had a crowd of nearly 20,000 fans chanting ''Spen-cer Hawes!'' in the fourth quarter after he turned back the Nuggets with a string of big baskets and blocked shots. Coming off the bench, Hawes had five blocked shots. Jrue Holiday...
The Philadelphia 76ers cruise to a 84-75 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, but the point of emphasis was on a storm tonight, no not Hurricane Sandy but a 7-foot storm by the name of Spencer Hawes.
Hawes played phenomenally Wednesday night as he poured in double-double numbers (16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks) while shooting 66 percent...
Well the 76ers finally give Jrue what he's been looking for since the off-season, a new contract and a home on South Broad Street.
Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed upon a four-year, $41 million extension that will take him through the 2017 NBA regular season.
With minor incentives added to the contract, Holiday's deal can potentially reach up to $46 million...
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Speedy point guard averaged career highs in points, assists in 2011-12.