The Summer So Far

Though it’s not summer for another 2 weeks or so, I’ve always treated the NBA off-season as the summer – the hot months where NBA basketball doesn’t exist. For the Sixers, it’s been summer since early May, when they were ousted in the first round of the playoffs. The summer could be shorter or longer this year – shorter because the Sixers played into May, longer because the players might still be locked out.

However long this lasts, though, it can’t get more hectic than during this time for the 76ers franchise. The next week may shape their future dramatically, as the team looks to be sold to a group led by Joshua Harris*. The Sixers’ best player for the past 4 years, Andre Iguodala, looks to be on the way out the door. And during a stretch of the summer where I thought I could take off from writing for a little while, the Sixers happen to be the third team in the spotlight, aside from the two Finals teams.

*I’ll have more on the sale stuff either tomorrow or Saturday, talking about the current ownership and whether it’s been any good.

Here’s a little review of what has happened since the end of the season (after the jump):

So, eight (well, really seven) notable tidbits have emerged since the end of the season, about 5 more than I expected going into the summer. And, for good or bad, I don’t expect these situations to cool down anytime soon.

What we do know: the owners are looking to sell, Iguodala is on the block, and everybody seemingly wants him. After that, we’ll just have to wait and see. As for my writing break – eh, it was a nice few days. There’s too much going on to not be here. More news as it comes along. And I thought it would be an uneventful summer…

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