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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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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 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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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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November 27, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a subtle prod at the end of a news conference that 76ers coach Doug Collins would like to deliver with the force of a jackhammer. Collins had just spent a moment Sunday after the Sixers' 104-101 win over the Phoenix Suns talking about wanting center Lavoy Allen to continue taking those 15- to 17-foot jump shots that Allen likes. "He's a very good shooter," Collins said when asked whether he was comfortable with Allen's taking that shot. "Our big guys - that's what they do. I'd like to say that we have guys who are going to pound it into the paint and stuff like that.
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March 1, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
IF YOU THINK being born on Christmas is a rip off, pity the poor kids who will be born today. It's Feb. 29, which like a Sixers winning streak, comes around once every four years. For 75 percent of their lives, people born on Feb. 29 don't get to celebrate their birthdays on their birthdays. What a rip off. To commemorate leap day, here is our quadrennial report on some of the significant and not so significant things that happened in the world of sports on Feb. 29 over the last 60 years.
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February 3, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Now that the calendar has flipped to February, aside from that little football game to be played Sunday in Santa Clara, the sports landscape is tilting, at least locally, toward Feb. 18 and the mystery about what, if anything, the 76ers will do with the upcoming NBA trade deadline. It has been a momentous pivot point for the franchise on each of the previous two deadlines during the tenure of general manager Sam Hinkie, and there's no reason to think the Sixers will sit this one out. The question is whether the trade deadline will remain a means of stockpiling assets for the future or whether it will be a way to speed the process toward a more immediate payoff.
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January 20, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The 76ers will listen to trade offers, but chances are they won't make any moves by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. "We will continue to look for opportunities if there are things that we can do to add players for now and the future," general manager Sam Hinkie said Monday. "We will look, but I'm not sure it will happen. " That would be a break from the norm for the Sixers under Hinkie, who attended the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Two seasons ago, the team parted ways with starters Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes and reserve Lavoy Allen while acquiring three expiring contracts and five second-round picks in a series of moves.
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November 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Someone else will have to be "that team. " The Indiana Pacers didn't come close Wednesday night to becoming the squad that let the turnover-plagued 76ers end their losing streak. The Pacers cruised to a 112-85 victory at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers have lost 22 games dating back to March 27 of last season. They are four defeats from tying the NBA record of 26 setbacks held by the 2013-14 Sixers and the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers also started this season with 12 straight losses, which are five away from the franchise record of 17 set last season.
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February 19, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
FRIDAY WILL start the final third of the season for the 76ers. Numerically it doesn't add up, but coach Brett Brown breaks the season down in thirds, and the final one comes after the All-Star break. So with 29 games left after his team posted a 12-41 record in the first 53, Brown views this time of the year for this team as the most important. "We want our third season to be our best," said Michael Carter-Williams, who missed the last three games before the break with a sprained right big toe. "I have seen a whole different team.
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October 31, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Luc Mbah a Moute didn't appear to be lacking excitement entering his seventh season opener, but he certainly had reason not to be super-hyped. The 76ers swingman spent 17 hours on Tuesday traveling back to Philadelphia from Africa, and with a 7-hour time difference, he literally lost a full day. He had traveled to his native Cameroon last week to be with teammate and prodigy Joel Embiid and his family. Embiid's brother, Arthur, was 13 when he was struck by a vehicle and killed on Oct. 16. The two families have known each other for a long time, so it was a no-brainer for Mbah a Moute to go back and be with his friends.
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August 13, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JAYLEN BOND (Plymouth Whitemarsh) and Devin Coleman (Friends Central) gave Temple serious consideration before choosing Texas and Clemson, respectively. Jesse Morgan (Olney) did not really look at the Owls before heading off to Massachusetts. The three Philly guys are all regulars in the Temple practice gym this summer, getting ready to be part of the solution to a very un-Temple-like 9-22. They came home for various reasons, but come home they did and, if the Owls are to get back where the Owls have traditionally been, the three transfers will be critical parts of that.
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July 30, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly want Thaddeus Young to become Kevin Love's replacement at power forward. Minnesota is exploring trade options to acquire the 76ers veteran if it parts ways with the disgruntled Love, according to ESPN.com. The Timberwolves standout has expressed his desire to be traded to the Cavaliers. Love also has been linked to potential trades with the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors. It is unknown if the Sixers are willing to trade Young.
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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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