Friday, December 19, 2014

Wroten to get extended minutes at point guard

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 76ers goals for Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers: Play Rodney Williams and give Tony Wroten extended minutes at point guard.

Wroten to get extended minutes at point guard

Tony Wroten duels for the ball in front Bilbao Basket´s Antanas Kavaliauskas, centre right, during the NBA Global basketball game in Bilbao northern Spain on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2012. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP file photo)
Tony Wroten duels for the ball in front Bilbao Basket's Antanas Kavaliauskas, centre right, during the NBA Global basketball game in Bilbao northern Spain on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2012. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP file photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 76ers goals for Monday's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers: Play Rodney Williams and give Tony Wroten extended minutes at point guard.

Wroten has played “all over the place,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said following Monday morning’s shootaround. “I want to see him have more of a point-guard type of responsibility, and I think Rodney deserves a chance to be seen.”

The game at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center will mark Williams’ first game action.  The 6-foot-7 undrafted rookie swingman out of Minnesota injured his hamstring the second day of training camp.

“He’s a big athlete,” Brown said. “We haven’t seen a lot of him” during the preseason.

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The high-flyer averaged eight points and 1.2 rebounds in July for the Sixers' Orlando Pro Summer League team. Williams averaged 10.1 points and five rebounds as a power forward at Minnesota last season.

Wroten, a second-year combo guard, is averaging 12.2 points and 3.0 assists through five preseason games.  The 6-foot-5, 208-pounder was acquired in a trade with Memphis Girzzlies in August.



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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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