Feb 19, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams (23) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the 76ers 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
UPDATE [10:38 AM]: According to Marc Spears, the Sixers are, or could be, interested in the following free agents: Ersan Ilyasova, Chauncey Billups, and Omer Asik.
- Free agency officially began last night and the first thing the Sixers did was speak with Lou Williams and Spencer Hawes. Before anyone climbs out their window, onto a ledge, these talks are primarily seen as "due diligence", as most teams prioritize their own free agents, before moving on to outsiders.
- According to John Mitchell, "four of five teams" are ready to make Lou an offer.
- According to Alex Kennedy, of Hoops World, the Sixers were one of the many teams who contacted Jamal Crawford Saturday night. Y'all know how I feel about Crawford joining the Sixers (hint: click here), as you probably feel the same.
- Mahinmi is the one free agent I wouldn't mind the Sixers casually pursuing. Apparently seven teams met with him, but it's unclear who they were.
- In case you missed it, the Sixers were also rumored to be a potential suitor for veteran big man, Jared Jeffries.