Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sixers add another to workout

The Sixers have invited Arkansas forward Delvon Johnson to Saturday's pre-draft workout as a replacement for Dayton's Chris Wright.

Sixers add another to workout

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Arkansas´ Delvon Johnson, left, will be one of six players at the Sixers´ pre-draft workout (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Arkansas' Delvon Johnson, left, will be one of six players at the Sixers' pre-draft workout (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

The group of six players coming to town Saturday to work out for the Sixers in advance of the NBA draft has changed.

Dayton's Chris Wright is no longer among the six players, and has been replaced by Arkansas' Delvon Johnson, a power forward who stands 6-7, 220.

Johnson averaged 9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks last season for the Razorbacks. He is considered more of a defensive force than an offensive player. Johnson played two seasons for the Hogs. He began at Western Illionis and then spent one year in junior college before transferring.

He will be joined by the players previously announced: Lavoy Allen (Temple), Rick Jackson (Syracuse), Vernon Macklin (Florida), Greg Smith (Fresno State) and Tomislav Zubcic (Croatia).

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Sixers begin evaluating draft prospects
Deep Sixer: First pre-draft workout set

The Sixers have the 16th pick in the first round and will select again at No. 50 overall in Round 2.


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