Jul 122011
Sixers forward Andre Iguodala

Sixers forward Andre Iguodala (photo: Keith Allison)

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Iguodala says he wants to stay with 76ers

July 12 PhillyBurbs.com

Andre Iguodala insists his statement was “kind of taken out of context.”  Despite declining to tell the media he wanted to remain a 76er on April 28, the day after the Miami Heat eliminated the Sixers from the playoffs, and then skipping an exit interview with team officials, Iguodala now says he doesn’t want to be traded.  “I definitely enjoy being here,” Iguodala told csnphilly.com during a basketball camp in Philadelphia on Saturday. “Whatever happens is going to happen. That’s why I made the statement when the season was over that ‘I’m just happy to be playing in the NBA.’

Iguodala reaches new level of contentment in Philly

July 11 CSN Philly

Andre Iguodala looked happy, relaxed and content, and yes, he was in Philadelphia. It seems like it would be hard for him to be happy in Philly.  He said the contrary.  “I definitely enjoy being here,” Iguodala said at a local basketball camp on Saturday. “Evan [Turner] and I were speaking late last night. We had a really good conversation about how we can really play well together, how we can make each other better so we are looking forward to next year. We even talked about what we were going to do after practice next year. So I am definitely looking forward to improving myself and playing ball.”

Debate over revenue-sharing splits big, small-market NBA owners

July 11 SportingNews.com

David Stern has more than one disagreement to deal with as the NBA tries to sort out its economic model. In addition to owners and players needing to come to terms on salary restrictions, a division of revenue and a host of other issues, another debate pits large- and small-market owners against each other.  The New York Daily News reports that there is a “growing disparity” between the two groups of owners, who “remain divided on a new revenue-sharing plan.” And while eight owners sent Stern a letter in 2006 addressing what they believe is a need for more revenue sharing, small-market owners are now “demanding major changes.”

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