NEW YORK – The 76ers’ Arnett
Moultrie sounded off Monday about the delayed debut to his sophomore season.
Moultrie missed all of
training camp and the first two months of the regular season due to rehab
related to a surgically repaired right ankle, which he injured in offseason
workouts. He first practiced with the Sixers Dec. 31, and has been a
participant in on-court activities ever since.
Moultrie rebuffed the reason
that’s been given by Sixers coach Brett Brown, who has said the second-year
forward remains inactive while getting into basketball shape.
“It’s not my ankle. It’s not
my conditioning,” Moultrie said, before the Sixers played the Brooklyn
Nets at Barclays Center. “But at this point, I really don’t care. I’m just sick of all the
excuses. If it ain’t one thing, it’s another thing.”
When pressed for the specific
reason he’s been given for why he’s yet to play, Moultrie declined.
“I’d rather not say,” he said.
The 6-10, 240-pound Moultrie,
who was inactive against the Nets, has missed the season’s first 48 games,
after averaging 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 47 games as a rookie. The
Mississippi State product, who works out in pregame with assistant coach Lloyd
Pierce, returned to the locker room Monday with heavy sweat rings around his
“I’ve been good for the last
month,” Moultrie said.
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