Friday, September 19, 2014
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Lavoy Allen misses morning practice

Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he heard Lavoy Allen overslept. Rookie guard Khalif Wyatt heard he was sick.

Lavoy Allen misses morning practice

The Sixers´ Lavoy Allen. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
The Sixers' Lavoy Allen. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he heard Lavoy Allen overslept. Rookie guard Khalif Wyatt heard he was sick.

Either way, Allen missed Saturday morning's open practice at The Palestra and Brown said he will take care of it.

"It's all part of the culture, the culture we're trying to get right," said Brown. "We will deal with him, I will deal with him. What else can you say?"

On Friday, Twitter posts reported that Allen was at Temple basketball's Cherry and White night at The Liacouras Center. Wyatt, a former Owls guard, was also at The Liacouras Center.

A picture posted later on Instagram spotted Allen, a former Temple center, at Club Aura in Northern Liberties. The event, billed as a kickoff to Temple's homecoming weekend, was supposed to be hosted by Wyatt and model Yaris Sanchez. Sanchez was in the picture with Allen and rapper Pooda Dappa. Wyatt said he did not go and was not with Allen on Friday.

"Practice went on," said Wyatt. "Me and Lavoy are a big part of the team, big part of what we're trying to do. Missed him a little bit today."

Allen is in the last year of the two-year contract he signed after the team's 2012 playoff run. He is slated to make $3,060,000 this season. He is still nursing a left knee injury and said on Friday that he was not yet at 100 percent.

The Sixers will play Cleveland in Monday's preseason game in Columbus, Ohio.

- Matt Breen

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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