Apr 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers power forward Arnett Moultrie (5) blocks the shot from Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) during the first half at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
This Sixers season has come to me becoming excited for the signing of DeWayne Dedmon, the 87ers grabbing Vander Blue and Arnett Moultrie returning to the lineup.
It appears that last one may not come as soon as we expected.
Per Marc Narducci of Philly.com, Arnett Moultrie is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Bobcats. Coach Brett Brown had the following to say:
“I thought he looked good today,” Sixers caoch Brett Brown said. “He is still a fair ways away.”
“It’s ready, aim, fire,” the coach said. “Just get in there and go and we will figure it out as we go along.”
Moultrie has been medically cleared for play and said the following about his rehab:
“It’s been extremely tough; I have been frustrated a lot,” he said. “Now I am fully healed and fully cleared to go, so my main focus is getting back.”
I know, it’s just Arnett Moultrie but the man has showed flashes of being a good player. Last season, he was one of the bright spots, even though Doug Collins REFUSED to play Moultrie in a lost season. He was one of the only players on the roster that actually rolled to the rim and crashed the boards. He was there for put backs most of the time and he gave the team some energy it was lacking. His return, whenever it is, should be welcomed.
Lavoy Allen Update
Per Philly.com, Brett Brown is not optimistic about Lavoy Allen returning to the court in the near future, after missing the past few games with a right calf strain. Coach Brett Brown on Lavoy:
“He is not ready to return,” Brown said. “I don’t know when he will be able to.”
“He is really important; he has a low center of gravity, he can move his feet, he can make an 18-foot shot,” Brown said. “When you don’t have him, you realize how thin we are and how small we are and not as physical.”