76ers sign free-agent guard Royal Ivey

July 28, 2008 8:43:21 PM PDT
Guard Royal Ivey has signed a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Ivey has averaged 4.0 points, 1.5 assists, 1.3 rebounds and 14.3 minutes in 263 games over four seasons in the NBA. He was a second-round pick, number 37 overall, by Atlanta in 2004 and played three seasons with the Hawks and one in Milwaukee.

The 6-foot-4 Ivey has started 109 games and shot 42.1 percent from the floor, including 33.1 percent from 3-point range.

Ivey played in 75 games with 20 starts last season, averaging career-highs of 5.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 19.2 minutes per game.

The 76ers signed two-time All-Star forward Elton Brand to a megadeal earlier this summer.