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Sixers Trade Ricaun Holmes To Suns

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The Philadelphia 76ers have traded forward Ricaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns  for cash considerations, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

Holmes, 24, averaged 6.5 ppg and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Sixers last season.

The trade marks the second trade of the day for the Suns, who also shipped Jared Dudley off to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Darrell Arthur who will be bought out.

 

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Pistons Interested in 76ers’ Markelle Fultz

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The Detroit Pistons may be in the market for a point guard and are apparently eyeing struggling Philadelpha 76ers’ point guard Markelle Fultz, according to The Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis.

Detroit is reportedly eyeing a young point guard in preparation for the potential departure of Reggie Jackson via free agency following next season.

The report pointed out that in order to take on Fultz, the Pistons would have to move money around to avoid the luxury tax.

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76ers’ Markelle Fultz Out of Action Until Shoulder Examined

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Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz will be out of game action and also out of practice until he is examined by a shoulder specialist early next week, according to The Athletic’s David Aldridge.

According to the report, Fultz, 20, will make this move at the direction of his attorney, Raymond Brothers, who advised that he to see the specialist in New York, following the team’s road game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Fultz has been struggling with his shot since his rookie season, and this year his form at the free throw line looks to be at an all time low.

 

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Sixers’ Jimmy Butler Says It’s Not All About the Money, Says He is a Good Teammate

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Despite a tumultuous end to his tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler is excited to show the Philadelphia 76ers what a good teammate he can be, saying this he is not chasing a big contract next offseason.

“It’s not. I already got enough money to have me and my family for the rest of my life. It’s not about the money,” Butler said during his 76ers introductory press conference,according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “I’ve got to be able to love where I’m at and have a great chance to win a championship.”

Butler also stated that despite the drama in Minnesota, he is a good teammate.

“I don’t think I’m a bad teammate, but people get whatever they want to say out,” Butler continued. “I think I’m an incredible human being, teammate, and I will show that to the guys here.

“You really wouldn’t know who I am unless you’re around me every day,” Butler added. “And for the most part, that’s why I don’t worry too much about what everybody says. If you know me and you’re around me, you know my heart. You know how I go about what I go about.

“I love my teammates,” Butler said. “I don’t think there are too many of them that will tell you I’m a bad teammate.”

Butler’s stay in Philly will be interesting to see unfold, and it will be interesting to see if Butler ends up inking a long term contract with the Sixers next summer.

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