Story on rookie free agent Xavier Silas, who has an interesting background (Julius Erving is his godfather) and some skills:
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Silas doesn't get to see Erving that much — though his dad and Dr. J go on vacations together — but he talks to Erving on the phone and sometimes gets tips passed on via his dad.
"We have a pretty cool relationship," Silas said. "One time when I was at Colorado, he called me on the Kansas game day to say he was going to be watching and play hard. He just encouraged me a little bit."