Peep Show

Updated: November 19, 2003, 9:38 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Philadelphia 76ers: All of the Sixers making the road trip to Toronto to play the Raptors please take one step forward. Not so fast Derrick Coleman, Glenn Robinson and, yes, Allen Iverson. Coach Randy Ayers is officially down to nine players for tonight's game after Iverson's bruised right knee continued to trouble him. "I guess guys are kind of worn's just tough on us right now, knowing we're going into games without guys," Iverson said in the Philadelphia Daily News. "It's always going to be a problem when I'm the leader in rebounding, or second...It just doesn't sit well with me. That really lets me know we're shorthanded."

Seattle SuperSonics: Dec. 7 can't come fast enough for head coach Nate McMillan. That's when Ray Allen will supposedly return to the team after ankle surgery has kept him sidelined so far this season. "It has crossed my mind once," McMillan said in the Tacoma News Tribune, "but it is so far from now, I can't even really think about that. My main thing right now is to continue to figure a way for these guys to play, develop and get opportunities. It will only be a better team when Ray comes back. Then it will work itself out."

New York Knicks: The Knicks won't have Keith Van Horn to kick around anymore. At least not for the next game or so after the forward popped his ankle in Tuesday's practice. "I think he just came down on someone's foot, I'm not too sure," Kurt Thomas said in the N.Y. Post. "It looked bad and it sounded bad." He listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Clippers.