Sixers activate McKie from injured list
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Aaron McKie was
activated from the injured list prior to Friday afternoon’s contest against
the Washington Wizards.
McKie had been sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered against the New
Jersey Nets on November 10. He strained his left rotator cuff while making a
pass during the third quarter of Philadelphia’s overtime win.
In five games this season, including three starts, McKie is averaging 1.0
points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds per outing. The Temple product was
drafted by Portland with the 17th overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft.
To make room on the roster for McKie, the 76ers placed guard Kevin Ollie on
the injured list with a lower back strain. Ollie, who was traded to the Sixers
along with Kedrick Brown by Cleveland for Eric Snow over the summer, has
averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds in three games this season.
Washington, meanwhile, is without head coach Eddie Jordan for Friday’s game
against the Sixers. Jordan was hospitalized Thursday with a blood clot in his
left leg and will also miss Sunday’s game in Toronto. He is expected to remain
in the hospital for several days.
Assistant Mike O’Koren will coach the team during Jordan’s absence.