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July 14, 2011 | By DICK JERARDI, jerardd@phillynews.com
In a perfect world, Lavoy Allen would be playing with a Sixers summer-league team, impressing management so much that it would be preparing to throw a guaranteed contract at its second-round draft choice. This is not a perfect world or anything close to it in the NBA these days. So, as the league's lockout continues, Allen has done the prudent thing. The Big 5 Player of the Year from Temple signed a contract with Strasbourg in France. "I got the offer not even a week ago," Allen said last night.
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October 21, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixers coach Brett Brown said he heard Lavoy Allen had overslept. Rookie guard Khalif Wyatt heard Allen was sick. Either way, Allen missed Saturday morning's open practice at the Palestra, and Brown said he will take care of it. "It's all part of the culture, the culture we're trying to get right," Brown said. "We will deal with him - I will deal with him. What else can you say?" On Friday, Twitter posts reported, Allen was at Temple basketball's Cherry and White night at the Liacouras Center.
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May 9, 2010 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple junior forward Lavoy Allen withdrew his name from consideration for next month's NBA draft on Saturday, the final day for non-seniors to declare their intentions per NCAA rules. Allen was unavailable for comment yesterday, but Owls coach Fran Dunphy spoke about his star player's decision. "I'm happy for him, and I'm happy for the program, because it was the right thing to do," Dunphy said. "We move on, and hopefully, this time next year, he will be in a much more advantageous position.
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February 11, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wiggle room the 76ers had last year heading into the all-star break is nonexistent this time around. A 20-9 start last season helped the Sixers survive a 15-22 finish that began with a momentum-killing five-game losing streak right before the break. They led the Atlantic Division at the all-star break last year. Before they reach the break this season, the fourth-place Sixers know the importance of games against the Los Angeles Clippers (36-17) and the Milwaukee Bucks (25-24)
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October 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lavoy Allen entered his rookie season with the 76ers without the highest of profiles. He had starred at Pennsbury High and Temple, but Allen, the 50th overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft, probably exceeded the expectations of Sixers fans simply by making the team. Even better, Allen contributed as a rookie and became a vital frontcourt performer in the postseason for the Sixers. This season, his profile, and likely his playing time, will rise. Even with the addition of Andrew Bynum, Allen was expected to see his share of time at power forward and possibly center.
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February 12, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
AS SPENCER HAWES said a few days ago, these are the dog days of the NBA season with two more games, including Monday hosting Brooklyn, before the Sixers start the All-Star break. While minds start to wonder and bodies yearn for much-needed rest, coaches try to bleed any sort of energy from their team. Coach Doug Collins is looking to tap into newly signed guard Jeremy Pargo and starting center Lavoy Allen. Pargo, who torched the Sixers earlier this season for 28 points as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, played 29 minutes in Saturday's 87-76 win over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats and contributed 12 points and six assists.
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April 12, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the primary challenges for the 76ers over the summer and into next season will be to push forward/center Lavoy Allen not to level off too soon. Allen was one of the team's biggest surprises last season as a rookie who was selected with the 50th pick in the 2011 draft. The Sixers rewarded him with a two-year, $6 million contract, but Allen has shown only marginal improvement this season. Allen averaged 4.1 points and 4.9 rebounds as a rookie; he was averaging 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds through 74 games.
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February 1, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE PRIDE of the Cherry and White was evident even in an empty hallway in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center. Sixers forward Lavoy Allen was asked if he had a rooting interest in Sunday's Super Bowl. "Ravens," he said. "Because of Bernard Pierce. " Allen and Pierce's Temple careers overlapped for two basketball seasons (2009-11) and though Allen said they may not have been daily phone buddies, they would have occasional conversations. "But I've been following him and know that he's been doing real well," Allen said of Pierce, who is Baltimore's second-string running back.
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July 12, 2012 | By Brendan Sonnone, FOR THE INQUIRER
ORLANDO - Second-year power forward Lavoy Allen officially re-signed with the 76ers on Wednesday. The Temple product got a two-year deal reportedly worth about $6 million. "I wasn't really sure how much I was going to get," Allen said. "I'm just thankful that they offered me to come back and I can be with the 76ers the next two years. " The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Allen averaged 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 41 games, including 15 starts, during the regular season. The rookie elevated his play in the postseason, averaging 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
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March 27, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
SACRAMENTO - All 76ers coach Doug Collins could do was point to his head. There were no words forthcoming, just a finger to his temple. The question posed to Collins following Sunday's 117-103 win over the Sacramento Kings, which snapped a 15-game road losing streak, was: "What got into Lavoy Allen, and how come he can't play like this more often?" Allen posted a career-high 20 points in the win, only the second time in 17 games he has hit double figures. His minutes had dwindled drastically of late as the dreaded "plays with little passion" tag has grown larger and larger throughout the season.
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April 16, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The home schedule came to a merciful close for the 76ers on Monday night, and it ended, fittingly enough, against another team that has struggled through a season dedicated to the future rather than the present. Both teams have one game remaining, but the rest of the league has already stopped paying attention. The Miami Heat and the Washington Wizards, the final opponents for the Sixers and Celtics, respectively, didn't bother to send scouts to Monday's game. The entire scouts' table was empty at the Wells Fargo Center, mute testimony that whatever needs to be learned about these teams has already been learned or is no longer necessary.
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March 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NBA infamy is hovering over the 76ers like a buzzard eying a carcass. A loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center would mark their 27th straight loss. That would give them the record for consecutive losses by a U.S. professional team. Based on this season's previous matchups with Detroit (26-45), a loss appears unavoidable for the Sixers (15-57). Just don't tell that to Thaddeus Young. "I always felt like we can go into any game and beat anybody on any given night," the Sixers power forward said.
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March 27, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The 76ers are the laughingstock of professional sports. They have been for weeks and have crept within one game of the NBA record for most losses in a row. The league's new commissioner has taken notice. "You don't like to see any team go through a losing streak like they currently are, or flirt with the longest losing streak in the history of the league," Adam Silver told reporters Monday in Charlotte, N.C. "That's bad for everyone. It's potentially damaging to the players involved and the culture they're trying to create.
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March 17, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
EVAN TURNER didn't expect to get a warm welcome from Philadelphia fans last night as he made his return to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Indiana Pacers. Turner had only two points, along with four each of rebounds and assists in 21 minutes, during his team's 101-94 win. But while fans were disappointed in Turner's play during his 4 years here because he didn't live up to their expectations after getting taken with the second pick in 2010, Turner's time here was invaluable to him for his career.
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March 16, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The return of Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen was a little more competitive than expected. The struggling 76ers gave the Eastern Conference leading Pacers a contest before Indiana escaped with a 101-94 victory Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. This marked the 19th consecutive loss for the Sixers (15-50). A setback Saturday night at home will tie the franchise-record of 20 straight defeats rung up by infamous 1972-73 squad. The NBA record for consecutive losses is 26 by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.
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March 15, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evan Turner isn't afraid to stir things up. The outspoken Indiana Pacers reserve forward took an inadvertent shot at the 76ers' sparse crowds while commenting on Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "Frank is kind of a quiet guy," the former Sixer told the Indianapolis Star on Thursday. "Sometimes, I'm on the other side of the court and he doesn't have [a loud voice]. "In Philly, those gyms are empty so I can hear anybody talking. If somebody calls a play out, everybody hears it. But these games are packed, so sometimes it's hard to hear.
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March 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers' losing streak is intact. They suffered a 115-98 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, extending their skid to 18 games. The Kings (23-42) were supposed to a beatable opponent for the Sixers, still winless since Jan. 29 and losers of 28 of 31. Sacramento entered the contest with a three-game losing streak. This game also marked the Kings' fourth game in six days. Instead, the setback at the Wells Fargo Center moved the Sixers closer to the franchise-record 20 straight defeats rung up by the infamous 1972-73 squad.
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February 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
DANNY GRANGER, we hardly knew you. In a move that surprised no one, the 76ers announced yesterday that they had bought out the remaining contract of Granger, acquired from the Indiana Pacers at last Thursday's trade deadline. Granger and Indiana's second-round pick in 2015, via Golden State, came here in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. Hampered by knee injuries and with an expiring contract after this season, Granger appears to have strongly suggested to the Sixers that not playing here was in his best interest.
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February 28, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Granger got his wish. The 76ers negotiated a buyout of what's left of the forward's expiring contract on Wednesday, six days after he was acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie wouldn't disclose the buyout amount. Granger, however, was slated to receive around $4 million for the rest of the season. Assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. Friday, the 6-foot-9, 228-pounder can sign with a team of his choice. He is reportedly looking at championship contenders: the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, and San Antonio Spurs.
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