This past summer the Philadelphia 76ers drafted two players to help this team. One player, Moe Harkless was involved in the Andre Iguodala-Andrew Bynum blockbuster trade and the second player was Arnett Moultrie.
First off, let me introduce you to who Arnett Moultrie is for people that do not know him. Moultrie is a 6-10, 245 lbs forward out of Mississippi State University. Last season, at Mississippi State, Moultrie had 16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, and averaging almost 36 minutes per game.
Fast forward to the preseason, he played in five games and started in one. In the preseason, Arnett Moultrie averaged 2.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He did all of this in 14.4 minutes per game but look for this numbers to increase in the regular season if he can stand out!
Moultrie is with some tough competition in the Sixers’ frontcourt with the likes of Andrew Bynum, Lavoy Allen, Kwame Brown, Thaddeus Young, and Spencer Hawes. Moultrie has shown in college that he can play with the big boys, he played in the SEC. But this is a different league, the NBA.
I have big expectations for Moultrie because he can help the Sixers on the defensive side of the ball with his shot blocking ability. But if Moultrie cannot get no playing time with the Sixers because of the other big men are playing well, then I would not be opposed to seeing him in the NBA D-League.
If he goes to the NBA D-League, then he will get much more playing time to help him develop as a player. There have been former Sixers who have been placed in the NBA D-Leauge and they got better. Players such as Louis Williams and Xavier Silas but never the less, I think if not this season but next season Arnett Moultrie will be a budding star for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, a writer for Philly Sports Nut, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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