Skinner agrees to 5-year, $25M deal

Updated: July 8, 2004, 7:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

After losing out on free agent center Mark Blount, who agreed to re-sign with the Celtics earlier Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers reached an agreement with forward Brian Skinner, ESPN's David Aldridge reports.

The deal is to be for five years, $25 million.

Skinner, a former first-round pick who played for the Sixers during the 2002-03 season, played in 56 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds.

The Sixers were in hot pursuit of Blount ...

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