Conditioning appears to be “the
main hurdle” in Arnett Moultrie’s return to the court, said 76ers coach Brett
The second-year forward has
yet to play this season due to a pre-training camp left ankle injury that
required surgery. Moultrie’s ankle “is almost perfect,” Brown said. Getting the
6-11, 249-pounder into basketball-ready shape is the next task, though Brown
added there is no timetable for Moultrie’s eventual season debut.
“He’s doing OK. He’s
continuing to get in shape. That’s the main hurdle,” Brown said after Tuesday’s
practice. “The ankle is almost perfect. It’s not the ankle. We’re helping him
achieve some fitness goals from a conditioning standpoint to a weight
standpoint, and he’s moving along. We hope to see him a heck of a lot sooner
rather than later.”
Moultrie has only been
practicing with his teammates for the last few weeks. His first 5-on-5 practice
was Dec. 31 in Denver.
The Mississippi State product
averaged 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 47 games in his rookie season.
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