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May 20 PhillyBurbs.com columnist Tom Moore:
“Aaron McKie knows that the offseason can make or break an NBA player. Hard work, much of it in the summer, helped McKie to a solid 13-year playing career and the 2000-01 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. As a Sixers assistant coach, McKie stresses the value of putting in plenty of on-court hours between seasons.
May 20 PhillyBurbs.com:
“Having appeared in only three games and scored a total of eight points, Craig Brackins referred to his rookie NBA season as “more of a redshirt year.” Brackins spent most of his time on the sometimes difficult adjustment from good college player (at Iowa State) to the more physical pro game.
May 20 CSN Philly:
“Three summers ago the Sixers went looking on the free agent market for a low-post presence to bring a different dimension to their young up-tempo style of play. That presence came in the package of Elton Brand, a career 20 points and 10 rebounds-a-night guy. A separated shoulder limited him to 29 games his first year with the team, followed by an uninspired second season, where his points and rebounds dropped to 13 and six.
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