The 76ers, 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, whom the Sixers acquired in a trade from Miami at last week’s draft, will not play in the Orlando 2012 Pro Summer League July 9 to 13 because of a sprained left ankle. The injury occurred during a predraft workout in Sacramento on June 25.
The Sixers acquired the draft rights to Moultrie – the 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 summer league allows teams to see draft picks, undrafted free agents, and other NBA hopefuls compete in a full-court setting.
As for free agency, the Sixers, with limited cap room, have expressed interest in re-signing free agents Spencer Hawes and Lou Williams. If they exercise the amnesty clause on Elton Brand, a provision that would allow his more than $18 million salary to come off the books, the Sixers could be more active in free agency.
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