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Injuries not expected to keep Kazemi, Leslie out of summer league

ORLANDO -- 76ers guard Travis Leslie and power forward Arsalan Kazemi are expected to play in Sunday's Orlando Pro Summer League opener against the Houston Rockets despite dealing with injuries.

Injuries not expected to keep Kazemi, Leslie out of summer league

Arsalan Kazemi at the Philadelphia Sixers 2013 draft picks at press<br />conference at PCOM in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon June 28, 2013. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
Arsalan Kazemi at the Philadelphia Sixers 2013 draft picks at press conference at PCOM in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon June 28, 2013. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

ORLANDO -- 76ers guard Travis Leslie and power forward Arsalan Kazemi are expected to play in Sunday's Orlando Pro Summer League opener against the Houston Rockets despite dealing with injuries.

Leslie, who played this past season in the NBA Developmental League, has a groin injury. Kazemi, the Sixers second-round pick out of Oregon, has a soft-tissue issue in his ankle.

Leslie missed Friday’s practice. On Saturday, he shot the ball in the gym and participated in the early portion of practice.

“But for precautionary reasons we held him out [after that],” said assistant coach Michael Curry, who is running the Sixers summer-league team. “The same thing with A.K. We held him out as well after he did a ton of the early work just to make sure that they are able to go tomorrow.”

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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