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4 Total Updates since September 25, 2012
7 months ago Article 6 comments
The Sixers have waived guard Xavier Silas and big man Mikki Moore, bringing their training camp roster down to 16.
8 months ago Article 2 comments
8 months ago Update 5 comments
While it seems they decided against bringing Josh Howard into the fold, a few other new names have come to the forefront as the Sixers announce they've added four guys to the training camp roster. Dan Gadzuric (who we heard came in for a workout a few days ago), former Sixer and friend of the blog Xavier Silas coming off a pretty serious-looking injury, Orlando Summer Leaguer and Queen Regent Devin Searcy, and journeyman Damien Wilkins will all be camping for the Sixers at St. Joe's come next Tuesday.
Of the four, Wilkins is the only one that raises a few eyebrows. He was, at one point, an average basketball player for the since defunct Seattle Supersonics, but advanced stats were never kind to him, as the nephew of Dominique wasn't a particularly good shooter and didn't get to the foul line. He fizzled out with the Hawks and Pistons the past two years, averaging just over 3 points per game between them. I don't particularly see the point in inviting him to camp when I'm pretty sure Justin Holiday is still on the market. But he *is* a veteran and we all know how Doug likes to fill his bench with washed up vets.
Speaking of! Hey Dan Gadzuric! He likely won't make the team, but he'll bang around with Bynum in the post and I suppose that's good enough for me. If he can get Bynum into the shape he needs to be in, I'll pitch in a few bucks to sent the Gadzurices a nice muffin basket.
Good to see X is healthy enough to get a camp invite. I've never had a skull fracture but it doesn't sound particularly pleasant and I can't imagine recovering from one was much fun either. I don't love his game, but he texts with Jordan sometimes and he seems like a great dude so I can't really complain about him making the team as the last guy.
Searcy is around strictly for comic relief, I'm sure of it. I will not rest until everyone knows him by his nickname, the Queen Regent.
8 months ago Update 11 comments
Man, if it was 2005, we'd be swimming in it. First Josh Howard comes in for a workout -- a former All-Star and current elderly malcontent -- and now the Sixers bring in former Milwaukee Bucks person and journeyman Dan Gadzuric for a workout and a potential training camp invite. Dan spent the better part of his age 33 season on his couch until the Knicks picked him up to play two scoreless games of basketball. They won both!
Dan is no longer a player that can be on the court for longer than 4-5 minutes at a time, but in short stints, he at least provides some semblance of defense and defensive rebounding ability. Here's what Posting and Toasting's Seth Rosenthal said about him last year when the Knicks signed the Dutchman.
Gadzuric is an okay player-- he's tall and makes some funny faces
The Sixers already have a ton of bigs, so I don't really see how he could get minutes. Andrew Bynum, Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown, Lavoy Allen, and Arnett Moultrie will all play at least a little at the 5. I have no idea where Gadzuric would fit into this plan.
Add him to the Dong/Primoz/Frozone Team of Large Oddballs.