Why Hasn’t Anyone Simply Written About Sixer Wroten Recently?

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Jan 13, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard

Tony Wroten

(8) leaps in an attempt to control a loose ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Why Hasn’t Anyone Simply Written About Sixer Wroten Recently?

The Sixers starting lineup is completely up in the air.  2014 NBA draft’s three pick, Center Joel Embiid, recently discovered that his one year foot rehab is now likely due for another year of significant medical attention. Translation: No Embiid this year.   Is surgery the best option?  Is there a medical consensus as to the best continuum of care for the young man?  With Joel Embiid’s status being, at best, confusing, it falls to reason that the roster should be reexamined for any other players with recent medical intervention.  Guard Tony Wroten stands atop that list.

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Third year veteran Wroten is the Philadelphia 76er default leader of sorts.  In this past season, he was the team’s leading scorer.  He covered when Michael Carter-Williams was out, having suffered a shoulder injury.  His season ended when a third injury to his right knee, thought to be a sprain, ended up placing him into ACL surgery, and off-the-radar in terms of routine and regular updates to a fanbase inundated with news of new faces and future picks.   Despite the absence of his own status, he’s continued to be right there to welcome and even embrace good news from his teammates. He was one of the first to congratulate Pierre Jackson when Pappy Jack was signed to a multi year deal.

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