Rodney Carney only participated in non-contact drills today during the 76ers practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In last night's last-second win over the Charlotte Bobcats, Carney sprained his right wrist. Sixers are calling him probable for tomorrow night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wachovia Center. After practice, Carney seemed like he thought he would play, but did say the injury is painful and makes it difficult for him to snap his wrist down when he shoots. Considering last night he played 31 minutes and had 10 points and 7 rebounds, the Sixers would probably like him to be able to snap his wrist when he shoots. Look for Carney to continue to play more minutes (if that wrist is OK).
*If you want immediate Sixers info/hits, follow Deep Sixer on Twitter, click here: Deep Sixer. That's where it's easiest and fastest to first post info. And having read the comments, sometimes I notice someone will post "Does Twitter pay your salary?" These comments make little sense (and other than the "zzzzzzzzz's" that always get posted, most Sixer comments tend to be insightful). Obviously Twitter does not, it's just a forum to release information quicker. So, feel free to follow.
*There's also three new videos in the Deep Sixer player below on the right. There's one of Sixers coach Eddie Jordan talking about how athletic the Sixers were last night. There's one of Carney talking about how he was injured and one of Carney talking about how productive he thought his minutes were last night.
So anyone who watches the Sixers knows that Wednesday night's win was nothing more than that, a win. The Sixers were not impressive, of course, but at this point, being 5-6, they're clinging to a pretty decent record for how they've played so far, but really you have to chalk that up to the teams they are playing: their wins are over the Nets (2), the Knicks, the Bucks, and the Bobcats.
The big thing coming out of last night's game was Elton Brand playing more effectively and with more energy: kinda makes you wonder if Jordan was trying to light a fire under him (and also makes you wonder where that type of energy was the first 10 games of the season). There are going to be a lot more minutes for Brand/Jason Smith/possibly Samuel Dalembert for the next 6-8 weeks with Speights out. It'll be interesting to see how Brand plays tomorrow night against the Memphis Grizzlies. He said after last night's game that "nah, that's nothing," when asked if that was how he can play. Clearly he still has the all-star mentality. And if that translates into all-star type playing, then that's great for the Sixers, but it seems Jordan is paving the way for Brand to be perhaps the third option, so let's hope these mentalities find some common ground.