"I think he handled this pretty well," Justin Holiday said. "He's been in the league for how many years? Four or five years. He understands this is a business. He's OK."
Justin Holiday's goal for the summer league, which runs Sunday through July 12, is to show he deserves a roster spot for the season.
The team called him up from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League on April 1. He averaged 4.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while appearing in nine games.
"Man, it's the same thing if I would have come in if my brother was here," Justin Holiday said. "I'm still going to do what I do - try to secure a spot here on the team.
"But nothing is going to change, except for the fact that I [would] have my brother with me."
Hinkie likes Asik
Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie wouldn't speak about a potential trade rumor. He did, however, give his opinion about the player he could reportedly obtain.
CBSSports.com reported earlier in the week that the Sixers could land Houston Rockets center Omer Asik in a trade if Houston signs Los Angeles Lakers free agent Dwight Howard.
"I don't think it is appropriate to speak about another team's player," Hinkie said after Thursday's practice. "He's a good player. I will tell you that."
Hinkie is very familiar with the 7-footer from Turkey. Hinkie was the Rockets' assistant general manager when they signed Asik to a three-year, $25.1 million deal last summer.
The 27-year-old averaged career highs in points (10.1 per game), rebounds (11.7), and blocks (1.1). Asik would be an analytics-friendly addition for the Sixers. He protects the basket, sets solid screens, and runs the floor.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation will honor Sixers managing owner Joshua Harris during the 11th annual Philadelphia PCF fund-raiser on Oct. 2. The team also announced that it will partner with the organization.
"Having lost my father to prostate cancer, this is a cause that is very personal to me," Harris said in a statement. It is "one that fuels my desire to support men's health initiatives and encourage healthy lifestyle, fitness, and nutritional choices. And I will certainly continue to provide the resources necessary in the fight for a cure."
Julius Erving, the former Sixers great and a strategic adviser to the team, will make a special appearance at the fund-raiser.
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