Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sixers not counting on Hawes, Wroten vs. Magic

The 76ers are not counting on Spencer Hawes or Tony Wroten to play in Wednesday’s road game against the Orlando Magic.

Sixers not counting on Hawes, Wroten vs. Magic

Sixers center Spencer Hawes. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Sixers center Spencer Hawes. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The 76ers are not counting on Spencer Hawes or Tony Wroten to play in Wednesday’s road game against the Orlando Magic.

Hawes was a late scratch from Saturday’s 106-98 setback to the Indiana Pacers due to left knee soreness. Wroten also missed the game with a lower-back strain.

Hawes suffered his injury in Friday's 115-107 overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. Wroten  hurt his back earlier in the week. But he left Friday's game in the third quarter due to the injury.

"Im told that I should not expect anything,” coach Brett Brown said after Monday’s practice. “They may play in Orlando. But we are not sure.  Right now, Spencer did not practice. Tony did not practice.”

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Thaddeus Young remains away from the team while dealing with the death of a family member. It's unknown when Young will return.

 As a result, the Sixers (6-9) had nine players practice Monday.

Hawes, Wroten and Young are among the team’s top five scorers.

Hawes ranked third on the team in scoring behind Evan Turner and Michael Carter-Williams with an average of 16.8 points per games. The 7-foot-1 center/power forward also averages 10.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and is shooting a team-best 49.1 percent on three-pointers.

Young, a 6-8 power forward is, averaging 14.3 points and 6.50 rebounds, while the 6-6 Wroten is averaging 12.6 points and 3.4 assists as the backup point guard and sixth man.

- Keith Pompey

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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