Ankle injury to sideline Moultrie next week in Orlando

Sixers rookie Arnett Moultrie will still travel with the team to Orlando. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

The Sixers, who were hoping to get a look at rookie forward Arnett Moultrie on the floor against NBA talent, will have to wait a little longer than expected.

Moultrie, who the Sixers acquired in a trade from Miami at last week’s draft, will not play in the Orlando 2012 Pro Summer League next week due to a sprained left ankle. The injury occurred during a pre-draft workout in Sacramento on June 25.

While Moultrie won’t play with the team next week, he will make the trip to Orlando in order to continue to receive treatment on the ankle. He’s also going because the Sixers want to introduce him to the team’s defensive schemes.

The Sixers acquired the draft rights (27th overall pick) in exchange for the 45th pick in the draft (rights to Justin Hamilton) and a lottery protected future first-round pick.

The League will be hosted at the Amway Center from July 9-13. The Orlando Pro Summer League affords teams the opportunity to see draft picks, undrafted free agents and other NBA hopefuls compete in a full-court setting.