Jun 152011

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Markieff Morris to work out for Sixers Wednesday

June 15 CSN Philly:

The 76ers will hold another pre-draft workout on Wednesday, with touted big man Markieff Morris scheduled to participate.  Joining Morris will be Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA), Antonio Pena (Villanova), Eniel Polynice (Seton Hall) and Xavier Silas (Northern Illinois).  Markieff Morris (6-10, 245, Kansas)

Sixers to extend qualifying offers to Young, Hawes

June 15 CSN Philly:

The Sixers plan to extend qualifying offers to both forward Thaddeus Young and center Spencer Hawes, according to general manager Ed Stefanski.  The period in which teams can make such offers began Monday and ends June 30.  By making the qualifying offers, the Sixers will be able to match any deal either player gets from another team. Both just completed their fourth NBA season and are scheduled to become restricted free agents.

Why the Iguodala-for-Ellis deal has to happen

June 14 Bleacher Report:

Something has to give.  Despite his exceptional defense, freakish athleticism and jaw-dropping play-making ability, the writing on the wall is simply too large to ignore at this point.  His seven years of service should be greatly appreciated by 76ers fans, but the fact remains that Andre Iguodala can not—and should not—be a member of the Philadelphia 76ers next season.

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