Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rookie Vucevic misses New Orleans game with bad back

Rookie Nikola Vucevic misses game in New Orleans with back strain suffered in warmups.

Rookie Vucevic misses New Orleans game with bad back

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On a day when the 76ers traded big man Marreese Speights, they lost another for Wednesday's game at the New Oleans Hornets.

Rookie Nikola Vucevic was a late scratch when he strained his back in warmups. Vucevic was out on the court doing his normal workout with teammates and assistant coaches about 2 and a half hours prior to the game and seemed fine. Later, though, about an hour before the game, he gingerly walked into the locker room behind head trainer Jesse Wright.

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