What we learned from Thunder GM heading into season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Training camp opens Tuesday for the Thunder. Thursday, general manager Sam Presti met with the media. Here are a few things we learned from Presti about the Thunder heading into the season: 1. Sam Presti has real feelings  While there wasn't a lot of newsworthy information given by Presti in his 30 or so minutes Thursday afternoon, but he did announce former...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey's 10-day contract with the Thunder expires; he will leave for China

Royal Ivey’s latest stint in the NBA came with an unblemished record. And it will end that way. During his recent 10-day contract with the Thunder, which expired on Sunday, Ivey received an offer to play in China. And because of that, the likable but sporadically used Thunder guard will hop overseas for the final month-and-a-half of the Chinese season, rather than signing another...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey Won't Re-Sign With Thunder, Will Sign In China

Royal Ivey will accept an offer to play with a Chinese team. Ivey received the offer during his first 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which expired on Sunday. Ivey appeared in two games in his stint with the Thunder, who went 7-0 in that span.
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports indicate OKC might bring back Royal Ivey

The Thunder could be on the verge of bringing back Royal Ivey, according to a report by Bleacher Report. Ivey, a 10-year veteran point guard, is expected to sign a 10-day contract, the report says. He reportedly is taking a mandatory physical with the Thunder on Thursday. Through a team spokesman, Thunder general manager Sam Presti declined to comment on the report, citing team...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder To Sign Royal Ivey To 10-Day Contract

The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign Royal Ivey to a 10-day contract. Ivey's agreement is pending a physical. Ivey was waived by the Atlanta Haws before the start of the season. Ivey was with the Thunder from 2010 until 2012.
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How to pick a second favorite team

I’ve spent the entire first month and a half of the season gauging potential reactions to this horrible start by the New York Knicks. I thought about writing another super vindictive piece about Carmelo Anthony in the vein of “Nobody’s Favorite Knick,” but I don’t really have anything new to say, except that I’m ready to start an official countdown towards the return...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks waive PG Royal Ivey

It’s been an interesting (and injury-riddled) preseason for the roster of the Atlanta Hawks, but on Friday, the team made a move toward shaping their opening night roster. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks have waived point guard Royal Ivey, which likely paves the way for another point guard, Shelvin Mack, to make the regular season roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey, Shelvin Mack Battling For Hawks' Third Point Guard Spot

Royal Ivey and Shelvin Mack are battling for the third-string point guard role on the Atlanta Hawks. Mike Budenholzer said the Hawks have a "hard" decision on which player to keep. “It’s a battle," Budenholzer added. "That’s the great part of this training camp and the group that we’ve brought in. There is a lot of competition. Both guys have done well...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Free Agent Signings and Trades : 2013 NBA Offseason

The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below.   Free Agent Signings -None Trades Traded away Jrue Holiday Added through NBA Draft/or Rookie Singings -Michael Carter Williams -Nerlens Noel -Pierre Jackson -Furkan Aldemir -Arsalan Kazemi   Free Agents Lost ...
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey Accepts Deal To Hawks Camp

Royal Ivey will be in the Atlanta Hawks' training camp. Ivey reportedly worked out for the Hawks recently. Ivey has spent nine seasons in the NBA, including his first three with the Hawks. Ivey, 31, has averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 assists in his career.
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fan Post: What's with the Spurs' offseason focus on guards?

There was a lot of talk last year about the San Antonio Spurs carrying seven guards into the season. This offseason already looks to be the same in that regard. The only real difference being Gary Neal was replaced by Marco Belinelli.   As the gloom that resulted from the Spurs' finals loss faded this summer, news started to emerge the Spurs were either working out or...
Via Project Spurs
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Avery breaks out the Yeezys for UT opener

Avery Bradley spent this past Saturday in Austin, Texas with a few of his fellow former Longhorns. TJ Ford, Royal Ivey & Myck Kabongo joined Bradley at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. AB brought out some serious heat, as he rocked a pair of solar red/black Air Yeezy II’s. Bradley and pals surely had a great afternoon, as the Longhorns destroyed New Mexico State 56-7.
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey To Work Out For Spurs, Hawks

Royal Ivey will work out with the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks, according to a report from ESPN's Jared Zwerling. Ivey has spent nine seasons in the NBA. The Spurs already have a lot of depth at point guard.
Via RealGM
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Royal Ivey to work out with Rockets, Spurs

Teams are now in the “who should we get for roster spot 13/14/15” mode looking at names you know but will have little impact during the season. Names such as Royal Ivey who has been in the NBA for nine seasons and spent the last one in Philadelphia where he averaged 3.2 points a game in the 53 games where he stepped on the court. He shot 42 percent from three and has been over...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs to workout Royal Ivey

According to Jared Zwerling of, 31-year old free agent veteran point guard Royal Ivey will workout for the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks in the near future. Royal Ivey speaking to the kids. He has workouts with the Hawks and Spurs coming up soon. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) August 24, 2013 Ivey stands at 6'3...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The 20 Things I Still Remember Vividly About Syracuse’s 2003 NCAA Title Run

My favorite picture ever. Somehow, it’s been a solid 10 years since Syracuse went on its magical run and cut down the nets in New Orleans. And like every true fan, I find myself constantly reminiscing about the glory days. That 2002-2003 season was full of so many amazing moments. GMac’s game-winner against Notre Dame. The Pitt comeback. Warrick’s dunk on Royal Ivey. And of...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: 76ers guard Royal Ivey runs into fan, knocks wine everywhere

 The Philadelphia 76ers squeaked out a 100-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night.Philadelphia reserve Royal Ivey pitched in two points, two rebounds, and one assist for the winning cause. At some point during his 16 minutes on the floor, he also managed to ruin one fan's evening. Watch as Ivey's momentum carries him into the front row of the crowd, thus causing...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sixers guard Royal Ivey falls into crowd, fan seated courtside soaked in wine (video)

During the tilt between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday evening, one lucky fan seated courtside received an up-close and personal visit from Sixers guard Royal Ivey. Due to the hustle by Ivey (whose name evokes the notion that it also could be the nickname bestowed on a promiscuous gal who seduces employees of Renaissance Festivals...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Four-Pack of Wings: Daily Fantasy Basketball

Photo Credit: Keith Allison Overvalued Coming into the league as a physically prepared #2 pick in 2010, Evan Turner has failed to impress. Turner’s greatest value to fantasy owners lies in his abundant playing time; playing time he continues to receive solely because the Sixers options behind him are not NBA caliber — Damien Wilkins, Charles Jenkins and Royal Ivey. His daily...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nene to play against 76ers

Nene has recovered enough from a sore right shoulder and is set to play as the Washington Wizards host the Philadelphia 76ers. In 42 games this season, Nene has averaged 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds before missing the Wizards' last two games. A.J. Price (bruised right thigh) will also play Sunday night. Price, who averages 7.4 points and 4.1 assists in 22.7 minutes per game...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers halt skid, beat Warriors

Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jrue Holiday scored 27 and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Thad Young had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Royal Ivey chipped in with 17 points for the Sixers, who are 5 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers 104, Warriors 97

Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jrue Holiday scored 27, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Thad Young had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Royal Ivey chipped in with 17 points for the Sixers, who are 5 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucks head into All-Star break on uptick

MILWAUKEE -- A game-winning deflection is not something that's seen every day. With the way things have been going lately, the Milwaukee Bucks will take it. After Luc Richard Mbah a Moute lost a jump ball to Sixers guard Jrue Holiday with five seconds left, he sensed Philadelphia was going to try and set up Holiday for a final shot. Mbah a Moute jumped the pass from Royal Ivey...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sixers Sign Jeremy Pargo

Well they've done it again. The Sixers have signed Jeremy Pargo to a 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release. No corresponding move will be required, as the team had several open roster spots after deciding not to re-sign Shelvin Mack when his second 10-day deal expired. The backcourt problems of the 76ers are continuing to become a problem for the Wells...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

We Left Off: With the Sixers losing a game 7 to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2012 playoffs. A round which many thought they Sixers were fortunate to see due to the misfortunes of Chicago's Derrick Rose and his torn ACL. And those people would have a very legitimate case considering the Sixers 35-31 record and eight place conference finish.  But the Liberty boys...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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