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Philly Burbs.com has an interesting article today centered around Ed Stefanski's short-term outlook for the Sixers, sort of. When asked if the Sixers would be looking to deal for another expiring contract, Stefanski said no.

"Right now, I think we have the space necessary to make a move in the summertime,” Stefanski said after Sunday's practice. “Acquiring more space — I'm not sure if that's the answer. If we made a move, it would be to acquire a player going forward."
The article goes on to say there's nothing imminent, but does this mean Ed is looking to make the team better now with a deal? Has he caught playoff fever like a certain Sixers' blogger has (me)? Doubtful.

I don't really see how the Sixers could swing a deal that would make them better in the short-term without sacrificing that cap flexibility they've created. Any deal for a legitimate player who would fit into the Sixers long-term plans would most-likely involve Andre Miller leaving the team, which would put a huge damper on any playoff aspirations for this season.

The article goes on to say the Cavs may be interested in Gordan Giricek, but unless an expiring contracts comes in return, I don't see that happening. In fact, it would have to be two expiring contracts, Ira Newble and Shannon or Devin Brown, to make the dollar amounts match up.

The Sixers are in Atlanta tonight to take on "All Star" Joe Johnson and the Hawks, check out the Atlanta Hawks Basket Blog for the enemies' P.O.V.
by Brian on Feb 4 2008
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