Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sixers officially bring back veteran C Battie

The Sixers re-signed center Tony Battie on Monday.

The 6-foot-11 Battie appeared in 38 games with the team last season and averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds.

"We are happy to have Tony back with us," Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said. "He will add depth to our frontcourt and his veteran savvy will be invaluable to our locker room."

For his career, the former first-round pick has averaged 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 810 games with Denver, Boston, Cleveland, Orlando, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

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