Sixers exercise options for Holiday, Speights

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday exercised the contract options on guard Jrue Holiday and forward/centre Marreese Speights.

For Holiday, his third-year option was picked up. The 20-year-old UCLA product registered 8.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 73 games during his rookie campaign a season ago.

Speights, out of the University of Florida, had his fourth-year option picked up. The 23-year-old finished his second NBA campaign with 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and shot 47.8% from the field.

The Sixers open up their 2010-11 regular season on Oct. 27 at home against the reconfigured Miami Heat.


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