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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 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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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 John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
WELL, THAT'S just great. Danny Granger didn't blink, and Sixers president/general manager Sam Hinkie acquiesced to a buyout with the wingman they acquired from the Indiana Pacers for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. Granger got what he wanted and presumably will sign with a team that has a shot at competing in the 2014 NBA Finals before hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent. This is a business. Doing Granger a favor is not what Hinkie was hired for. The Sixers had one minimal asset with Granger, his Larry Bird rights.
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February 26, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Granger's status with the 76ers could be resolved on Tuesday. That's when the franchise may announce whether or not the 6-foot-9 forward, who was acquired in Thursday's trade with the Indiana Pacers, will remain with the team. Granger wants to play for an NBA championship contender, according to sources. And there's a belief the Sixers will negotiate a buyout of what's left of his expiring contract (about $4 million) to accommodate the former all-star. He must be on a postseason-bound team's roster by Saturday in order play in the playoffs.
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