NBA Roundtable

Ivey Returns To Phily

In Free Agency on August 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

The Phily Daily News reports

The 76ers are finalizing a deal to bring back combo guard Royal Ivey on a 1-year contract.

The two sides have agreed to terms, although a contract probably will not be executed until at least the end of the week.

Ivey, who joined the Sixers last season, opted out of the second leg of his 2-year contract. A source familiar with the situation indicated the deal is for slightly more than the league minimum.

A solid choice considering the limited options available in free agency for the Sixers.

The Sixers point guard rotation looks very poor — Louis Williams, Jrue Holiday and Royal Ivey — that’s going to hurt them significantly next season. They need an upgrade, and preferably in the near-future because they’re wasting Brand’s best remaining years.

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