Here is a portion of the story from Thursday's paper:
The move, which had to be made by June 30, allows the players to become restricted free agents and gives the Sixers seven days to match an offer from another team once the free agency period begins. It’s normally July 1, but an impending lockout would push that date back indefinitely.
“We have an idea what we think the marketplace is,” team president Rod Thorn said Tuesday. “There’s always a negotiation. When the time comes, we certainly will do what we feel we should do in order to try to sign both of them.”