Tony Wroten's Growing Role Within The Sixers
With the Sixers waiving Darius Morris before Wednesday night's game against Toronto, Sam Hinkie and Brett Brown have made it clear they firmly believe in Tony Wroten's potential for the future and right now.
Just about an hour before the Sixers hosted the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, a WojBomb infiltrated the Twittersphere that announced Sam Hinkie had waived Kwame Brown and Darius Morris in favor of Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown.
The reasoning behind letting Kwame go is pretty clear, as Chris Vito kindly pointed out in the wake of the news. Some may have been a little surprised by the team letting go of Morris, however.
The former Laker had just dropped 20 points on 9 shots against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday with Michael Carter-Williams sidelined. But, when you consider how well Tony Wroten has been playing as of late, especially at point guard in MCW’s absence, the swap of Morris for two lower profile guards makes sense.
We’ll never forget Wroten’s first-career triple-double in his first-career start against the Houston Rockets last week. The junkyard dog’s 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds will forever cling to the dust coated on the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center. Then after MCW went down with a bum foot for the team’s three-game road trip, Wroten proceeded to average 20.0 points, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals in 36.7 minutes per game, shooting 44.2 percent from the field.
Wroten also got to the line at a solid rate, as he averaged 7 free throw attempts per game during the trip.
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