Sixers president Ed Stefanski
says it was in the best interest of the team and Iverson to allow him time with his family to deal with a "very serious issue.”
League won’t stop reunion of Ilgauskas, Cavs
An official within the league told The Associated Press the NBA has not threatened to stop a potential reunion between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Zydrunas Ilgauskas
The Cavaliers traded their longtime center to Washington last week in the three-team deal that brought Antawn Jamison
The Wizards may decide to buy out Ilgauskas, allowing him to become a free agent.
The Los Angeles Times quoted an unnamed source Sunday saying the NBA had told other teams it wouldn’t let Ilgauskas go back to the Cavs.
However, the official told the AP the league would only step in if there was proof of an agreement before the trade was completed.
Butler salutes Wizards fans
, who was traded to Dallas on Feb. 13, thanked Wizards fans in a letter to the Washington Post.
"When you get traded, you don’t get time to say goodbye. More important, you don’t get the opportunity to say, ‘Thank you," Butler wrote.
"Thank you to some of the best fans in the world. Representing you and representing this city has been an honor I will always cherish.”
Butler played for the Wizards for 4 1/2 years.
From wire reports