Originally written July 27, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
Now before we gawk at the over ambitious title just hear me out. The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed free agent guard Royal Ivey.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed as of yet. The reason Ivey is so essential to this team isn't for his offensive skill set (you know since he has none as of yet) but it's mainly for his filling of the depth chart behind Jrue Holiday and his defensive presence.  With guard, Jrue Holiday, becoming a superstar in the making, he needs to be pushed in practice. Enter his practice buddy and defensively skilled partner Royal Ivey. After two seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ivey has playoff experience in big games and brings more a different variety of fortitude to the table. Ivey (6-4, 215), the former Texas Longhorn and Harlem, NY native, was originally the 37th overall pick by Atlanta in the 2004 NBA Draft. After venturing around the league to different teams this will be his second stint with the 76ers. In eight seasons, Ivey has appeared in 437 games with 109 starts, averaging 3.4 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 rebounds, and shooting 40% from the floor in 12.5 minutes per game.   Tyler R. Tynes is the Featured Columnist  for the Philadelphia 76ers with Rant Sports, Beat Writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Buzz On Broad and 76ers Analyst for Philly Sports Nut. Follow me on Twitter @RealTylerTynes for all Sixers and NBA sports updates. And also follow me on Instagram @TheRealTylerTynes. For any inquiries contact me via email TylerRickyTynes@Gmail.com  
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