Battie signs with Sixers

Updated: July 21, 2010, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free-agent center Tony Battie.

Team president Ed Stafanski said Wednesday that the 76ers want Battie to provide frontcourt depth and a "veteran presence" for younger players.

Terms of his contract were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-11 Battie has averaged 6.4 points and 5.3 rebounds over 12 NBA seasons. He has also appeared in 51 playoff games and was a member of the Orlando Magic's Eastern Conference title team in 2008-09.

Battie was traded to New Jersey last summer and played in 15 games for the Nets last season.


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