Friday, November 01, 2013

Sixers pick up options on Wroten, Moultrie

PHILADELPHIA – The 76ers have exercised the third-year team options on the rookie scale contracts for forward Arnett Moultrie and guard Tony Wroten.

Moultrie (6-foot-10, 240) was originally the 27th overall pick by Miami in the 2012 NBA Draft before his rights were traded to Philadelphia. 

As a rookie last season, Moultrie appeared in 47 games for the Sixers and had the second-highest field goal percentage (.582) of any rookie with more than 25 games played.  The 22-year-old was named First Team All-SEC as a junior at Mississippi State in 2011-12 and led the SEC in rebounding.

Moultrie is currently sidelined after ankle surgery and not expected back until January at the earliest.

Wroten (6-foot-6, 205) was selected by Memphis with the 25th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  He was acquired via trade by the Sixers back in August and is currently the team's sixth man, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the season-opening win over Miami.

The 20-year-old averaged 11 points for the Sixers this preseason after scoring 10-plus points once as a rookie for the Grizzlies in 2012-13. 

In his only season at the University of Washington, Wroten was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and became the first freshman in school history to earn First Team All-Conference honor

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