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April 14, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Derrick Thomas has orally committed to play basketball for Drexel next season, a source close to the player said. Scouting reports praise the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from St. John's College High School in Washington for his shot and his ability to drive to the basket. He averaged 15 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists this past season. Thomas joins Dartaye Ruffin, Darryl McCoy and Shannon Givens as new players for Drexel next season.
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October 2, 2009 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andre Iguodala spent the summer shooting jumpers, and it looks is if he will spend some of the winter playing shooting guard. Despite last season's failed experiment with Iguodala at the two-spot, 76ers new head coach Eddie Jordan has Iguodala, right now, starting in the backcourt with Lou Williams. Yesterday at St. Joseph's University, the Sixers finished their third day of training camp, holding both a morning and an evening session. Camp will end tomorrow. The Sixers will play their first preseason game Tuesday night in London, Ontario, against the Toronto Raptors.
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April 12, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Ramone Moore finished third in the Atlantic Ten Conference in scoring this season. The Temple guard was an all-Big Five and all-conference selection, and the fifth-year senior was one rebound shy of a double-double in the recent Reese's college all-star game. But for all his college success, one big question about his future remains: Can he become an NBA-caliber point guard if called upon? That answer might go a long way in determining if he'll find his way onto an NBA roster.
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May 21, 1988 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
The annual NBA draft lottery will be held in New York today, and the stakes are high. Just under 6 feet, 10 inches high. Danny Manning, who led the University of Kansas to the NCAA title this year, is considered by most experts to be the top prize available in the June 28 draft. The 76ers are among the six teams hoping to emerge from the lottery with the No. 1 choice. The Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns, the New Jersey Nets, the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers are the other teams involved in the lottery.
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June 9, 1995 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Was Isaiah Rider in Philadelphia yesterday? Was he visiting the 76ers? A source said that Rider, the Minnesota Timberwolves' shooting guard, was in town to meet with coach John Lucas and owner Harold Katz. It is believed that Rider's visit was preliminary to a hoped-for official meeting, perhaps in the next several days. Lucas would not comment, but the logic seems basic: The Sixers would like to add a starting-quality shooting guard, a need that would become greater if Jeff Malone struggles to come back from the bruised right heel that allowed him to appear in just two games after Dec. 9 of this season.
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January 16, 1998 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Gina Torrente can play just about any position in basketball, Neshaminy coach Angie Scarengelli says, but it has become apparent in the last five games that the Redskins junior is definitely most comfortable at guard. Forced to play forward most of the season while senior Kate Farrell recovered from a severe ankle sprain, Torrente contributed for the Redskins but was hardly dominant. With Farrell back in the lineup the last two weeks, Torrente has blossomed at shooting guard. Torrente, who stands 5-foot-10, has scored 18 points in each of the last two games, a 59-55 loss Tuesday to Central Bucks East (13-3)
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December 14, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova has been in with Malachi Richardson since the beginning, Team Final AAU coach Rob Brown said Thursday afternoon. "But at the end of the day he can only make one team happy," Brown said as Richardson prepares to announce his college commitment at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Trenton Catholic. The 6-foot-6 junior shooting guard is New Jersey's top player and is rated as a five-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals. He will make an oral commitment, choosing from among the Wildcats, Syracuse, Indiana, Rutgers, Arizona, and Connecticut.
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February 3, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The transition of Isaiah Canaan from point guard to shooting guard is becoming an increasingly effective move for the 76ers. Although he is undersized for the position, Canaan is thriving as a long-range threat in the Sixers' up-tempo, pick-and-roll offense. The 6-foot, 201-pound Canaan stays positioned at the three-point line as point guard Ish Smith maneuvers around defenders. Smith has three options - shoot the ball, find power forward/center Nerlens Noel for an alley-oop or dish to someone in the perimeter.
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March 28, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you allow them to, the 76ers will depress you. The losses, the wins, the postgame comments, the on-court debacles, even the rare on-court execution - all of it. The losses are pathetic, the wins are worse, the bad play is unwatchable, and the good play is pointless. Welcome to your Sixers, version 2009-2010, a team whose slogan might as well have been: We lose even when we win. Eddie Jordan's days as Sixers coach are flipping off the calendar, each practice and game bringing Jordan that much closer to the end. Jordan's woes have been written, blogged, discussed, and tweeted.
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March 2, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The 76ers have a huge void at the shooting guard and small forward positions. Brett Brown was asked Monday if he wants to use to the extra roster spot to address that need. The Sixers have had 14 players on their roster since they waived shooting guard/small forward JaKarr Sampson on Feb. 18. The maximum number of players on an NBA roster is 15. "That's been discussed for a while," the coach said before the game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
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February 15, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The NBA may make changes to prevent the increasingly more practiced, and increasingly loathed, hack-a-Shaq tactic. Hack-a-Shaq is the strategy of fouling a poor free-throw shooter away from the basketball in an effort to limit an opponent's scoring. The tactic is best known for being implemented against, and named for, former center Shaquille O'Neal. "It's an issue that we have been studying for some time now," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday night at his all-star weekend news conference.
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February 6, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
As usual, Sam Hinkie was vague. Asked what the 76ers need to move forward in the rebuilding process, the general manager said the team is looking for talented players that can carry them deep in the playoffs. "That's critical," Hinkie said. "We have several on the roster. We'll need more. There's not any one position or any one type of player. We'll need talented players to take us to the next level. " Louisiana State freshman forward Ben Simmons is the leading candidate to do just that for Hinkie's squad, assuming he applies for June's NBA draft.
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February 3, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The transition of Isaiah Canaan from point guard to shooting guard is becoming an increasingly effective move for the 76ers. Although he is undersized for the position, Canaan is thriving as a long-range threat in the Sixers' up-tempo, pick-and-roll offense. The 6-foot, 201-pound Canaan stays positioned at the three-point line as point guard Ish Smith maneuvers around defenders. Smith has three options - shoot the ball, find power forward/center Nerlens Noel for an alley-oop or dish to someone in the perimeter.
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January 28, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The flu and injury bugs swirling around the 76ers weren't much of a problem. Two starters - center Jahlil Okafor and shooting guard JaKarr Sampson - missed the game Tuesday night with flu symptoms. Jerami Grant, who moved into the starting lineup in Okafor's absence, was also sick. Another Sixer - Isaiah Canaan - wasn't sick but played with wrist soreness. The reserve shooting guard left the game in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain. But it didn't matter as the Sixers took a 113-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns at the Wells Fargo Center.
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November 17, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO - Dion Waiters wants to play for the 76ers next season, says a source close to the Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard. "He wants to come home," said the source, noting that Waiters is from South Philly. "Plus, he knows that he could be the missing shooting guard they need. And he could possibly get a [very lucrative] contract with the Sixers. " The Sixers will have more cap space than most teams next summer. After Waiters learned of this report online, he issued a denial on Twitter, saying: "Dnt Believe everything y'all hear lol I guess this what the world coming to smh especially if it didn't come from me. " The source said that Waiters won't acknowledge publicly his desire to play for the Sixers because he's still under contract with the Thunder.
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October 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers say Nik Stauskas' status for the season opener against the Boston Celtics will be a game-time decision Wednesday night. But the shooting guard did not hide the fact that he is eager to play at TD Garden after practice Tuesday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Stauskas was asked if he expects to play, if the decision were up to him. "Oh, yeah," he said. "I hope so. I feel good. " The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder missed all seven Sixers preseason games after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg on Oct. 1. He returned to practice Sunday, but was allowed to work at only "50 percent intensity.
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October 26, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The norm for the 76ers, once again, is abnormality. That is nothing unusual for this organization since the rebuild started to take place a few years ago. Guard Isaiah Canaan is feeling the ever-changing ways the most right now. A certified scorer all his life, the 6-foot Canaan will be the starting point guard when the season begins Wednesday in Boston. Perhaps it's by default, until Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten are fully recovered from the torn ACLs both suffered last January.
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October 24, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MANCHESTER, N.H. - There won't be a final dress rehearsal for 76ers roster hopeful Scottie Wilbekin. The NBA deadline to trim rosters to 15 players is Monday. Friday's preseason finale against the Boston Celtics at the Verizon Wireless Arena was supposed to a game in which the point guard left one last impression of the coaching staff. Instead, the undrafted free agent missed practice Thursday with right ankle sprain and will be held out of the exhibition game. But the on-the-bubble prospect didn't sound concerned over the missed chance.
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September 25, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers added scoring options in rookie center Jahlil Okafor and second-year shooting guard Nik Stauskas to play alongside Nerlens Noel via the draft and a trade. Yet, the biggest question mark still has not been answered: Who will be the starting point guard for the 2015-16 season? Coach Brett Brown spoke about heading into next week's training camp at Stockton University seven point guards until he was corrected. "When you have seven point guards last year, it's just sticks in your head," Brown said.
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