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Sixers officially sign free agent Robert Covington
On Saturday the Sixers made official something that everyone already knew: the team has signed free agent forward Robert Covington to an NBA contract. Covington has spent that last year playing in the NBA D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There he averaged 23.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 42 games which led to him being the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft.
In related news, the Sixers cut Chris Johnson to make room on the roster for Covington. Though, with the Sixers still looking for their first win, you have to wonder if Covington is thinking he’d be better off in the D-League.
Sixers get embarrassed in Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel’s return
The Sixers didn’t just lose to the Dallas Mavericks last Thursday, they were humiliated. The word “rout” doesn’t even being to describe what went on during that game. Here are the numbers to prove it:
- The Sixers lost 123-70
- The score at halftime was 73-29 which means that yes, the Mavericks could have gone the rest of the night not scoring a single basket and still won the game
- The Sixers had 28 turnovers, which was more than the 23 shots the team made
The only plus? Fans finally got to see Noel and MCW play basketball together. Small consolation.
Sixers sign Drew Gordon, release Malcolm Thomas
In another of what is sure to be a merry-go-round of roster moves as the season progresses, the Sixers signed power forward Drew Gordon from their D-League affiliate the Delaware 87ers (who named that team anyway?) on Monday. They also waived Malcolm Thomas, who will be having surgery to repair his left knee and will be out more than a month.
MCW watches “Ellen” to help him deal with all the losing
Thursday The Players’ Tribune, a new website founded by Derek Jeter, published MCW’s first piece on the site and in it he talks about tanking, the 26-game losing streak and addresses those fans who don’t think he is giving 100% on a nightly basis.
We also found out he watches “Ellen” with his stepfather to help him cope with the frustration of losing so many games.
And now, as always, we leave you with a picture of the Sixers Dancers, recently the only thing worth watching at a 76ers game.
See you next week.