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Tony Wroten out for a week with a knee sprain
Since the Sixers don’t like to do anything the easy way, getting that first win of the season has just become that much more difficult with the loss of Tony Wroten for at least a week.
Wroten, who is averaging a team high 17.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game, sprained his right knee in Wednesday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets. He has been a frenzy of action this season and has earned the chance to start alongside Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel, keeping the Sixers in games and playing hard every night.
He will be replaced by Hollis Thompson, who unfortunately, is no Tony Wroten.
Jerami Grant makes his NBA debut
After missing the first 15 games of the season with an ankle injury, Jerami Grant was finally ready to make his debut in a Sixers uniform against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. The 6’8” forward, whom the Sixers selected in the second round in the 2014 NBA Draft with the No. 39 pick, didn’t make much of an impact in the team’s 16th straight loss, scoring zero points and only managing a single rebound, but having another of the Sixers young players on the court is never a bad thing.
Both Grant’s father and uncle played in the NBA and it seemed that the junior Grant was destined to play for the Sixers, as the picture he tweeted out of him as a child seems to indicate:
Furkan Aldemir may not join the Sixers after all
Early last week, it was reported that Turkish center Furkan Aldemir had agreed to a deal with the Sixers after he terminated his contract with Galatasaray, his team in Turkey (That’s the kind of thing that can happen when you don’t get paid for five months). The deal was for four years with the first two guaranteed.
But now it turns out that might not happen. Apparently if Galatasaray can come up with the money to pay Aldemir what he is owed by Monday, he will stay in Turkey and finish out his contract. He probably saw the way the Sixers were playing and decided to give his current team a chance to pay up so he could stay put.
Aldemir came to the Sixers via the Houston Rockets in the same deal that gave the team Royce White. Obviously this is their revenge for the 76ers luring away Sam Hinkie.
Are you kidding me?!? Tom McGinnis celebrates 20 years with the Sixers
One of the only constants to remain with the Sixers through all the changes of the last few years, Tom McGinnis is celebrating 20 years in the booth calling 76ers games on the radio. His unique style and expert knowledge of the game have been a huge part of the Sixers experience for two decades and here’s hoping McGinnis is around for at least 20 years more.
And that’s it for another week. Now that this Sixers team has officially gotten off to the worst start in franchise history, I can’t think of a better time for our weekly dose of the Sixers Dancers.
See you next Sunday.