Thursday, September 22, 2005
Adding some depth!!!!
Looking to improve their depth, the 76ers agreed to a contract with veteran forward Lee Nailon.
Terms of the agreement were not released Thursday. As a five-year NBA veteran, Nailon is entitled to at least the league minimum of $835,810.
The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Nailon is coming off his finest season as a pro. The 30-year-old averaged 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds - both career highs - in 68 games last season for the New Orleans Hornets. He shot nearly 48 percent from the field and better than 80 percent from the free-throw line.
In five NBA seasons, Nailon has career averages of 8.9 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 78.4 percent from the line.
In his career, Nailon has played for the Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers as well as New Orleans.
The acquisition of Nailon, a free agent, is designed to help the Sixers' depth at both forward positions.