Monday, July 14, 2014
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Sixers Taking No Chances With Williams & Holiday

The 76ers said it was a precautionary measure, but Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday both took place in only non-contract drills during Thursday’s practice.

Sixers Taking No Chances With Williams & Holiday

The 76ers said it was a precautionary measure, but Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday both took place in only non-contract drills during Thursday’s practice.

Williams is nursing a left hamstring strain and Holiday a left Achilles strain.

Both players said that if there were a game that they could have played.

“It’s nothing to be worried about now,” Williams said. “Right now we want to be prepared for the games and lot of these days are reviews and more thinking instead of getting up and down the court anyway”

Added Holiday: “It was a little sore and coach didn’t want to take the risk of anything.”

The Sixers will have a hard practice on Friday, take off on Saturday and then work out Sunday evening after landing in Portland in preparation for Monday’s opener with the Trail Blazers.

With a condensed schedule that includes 66 games in four months, don’t be surprised if a lot of preventive maintenance is used and players are given more days off than usual this season.

Click here for video of Jrue Holiday talking about his injury.

Below is video of Lou Williams.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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