Sep 27, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT
Following up on a rookie season where he played pretty well in a very limited role, Arnett Moultrie was going to get his chance at the start of the year to prove he could be key to the rebuilding Sixers, getting big minutes at the four.
Now he is out until the new year following ankle surgery, something reported by the team and confirmed by CSNPhilly.com.
He had surgery on his left ankle. Moultrie had ankle problems a year ago, something that kept him out of Summer League after he was drafted near the end of the first round in 2012.
This summer Moultrie had showed promise at Summer League, averaging 12.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 46.2 percent for the Sixers.
Philly is pretty banged up at the center spot as well. Nerlens Noel will be out the first couple months of the season and Kwame Brown is getting a second opinion on a hamstring issue, so that leaves Spencer Hawes and not much else.
I’d say this means the Sixers will struggle but they were going to struggle anyway. By design.
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